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Daily Dirt 07/14/2024 21:02:45

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August 11
Thayer County Speedway,
Deshler, NE
Sanction: Malvern Bank Series - $3,000
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated August 12, 11:30 am)
McKenna charges to $3,000 victory at Thayer
  1. Charlie McKenna
  2. Josh Leonard
  3. Justin Zeitner
  4. Darrel DeFrance
  5. Tad Pospisil
  6. Andrew Kosiski
  7. Jesse Sobbing
  8. Bill Leighton Jr.
  9. Derrick Stewart
  10. Kyle Berck
  11. J.C. Wyman
  12. Dylan Sillman
  13. Zach Zeitner
  14. Corey Zeitner
  15. Jaxon Saathoff
  16. Brian Kosiski
  17. Curt Schroeder
  18. Tracy Harr
  19. Jay Burdic
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What won the race: Second-starter Charlie McKenna of Ames, Iowa, scored a flag-to-flag victory worth $3,000 in Friday's 25-lap Malvern Bank Series stop at Thayer County Speedway. McKenna notched his second career series victory and his second overall win of the season following his $3,000 triumph in June's Hoker Trucking Series visit to West Liberty (Iowa) Raceway.
Quotable: “You know you’re leading (these) things and you’re out front and you just think, Don’t mess this thing up," McKenna said. “I kept thinking (Justin Zeitner) is gonna be coming on the top any second. Man, I just (had) to stay on the bottom and keep my nose clean and take care of business.”
Key notes: Pole-starting Josh Leonard remained within striking distance of McKenna for the entire distance but settled for second, 1.748 seconds back. ... Sixth-starting Justin Zeitner moved into third on the opening lap and completed the podium. ... Series points leader Tad Pospisil started and finished fifth. ... Jesse Sobbing advanced three positions and finished seventh. ... Defending race winner Kyle Berck lost three spots and finished 10th. ... Run in conjunction with the Thayer County Fair, Friday's green-to-checkered feature lasted seven minutes and saw 16 competitors complete 25 laps with 17 running at the finish.
On the move: Bill Leighton Jr. of Omaha, Neb., started 12th and finished eighth.
Winner's sponsors: McKenna’s MB Customs Race Car is sponsored by My Yield Seed Treaters, Can-Am Auto Salvage, Precision Planting by JNJ Farms, Shore Motor Company, 712 Media, Always Race Day, Motorsports Marketing Innovations, CMD Shocks, Jig E Signs and Dirt Track Bank.
Points chase: After Thayer County: 1. Tad Pospisil (3,082); 2. Justin Zeitner (3,026); 3. Jesse Sobbing (2,994); 4. Bill Leighton Jr. (2,926); 5. Andrew Kosiski (2,907).
Current weather: Clear, 88°F
Car count: 19
Fast qualifier: Josh Leonard
Time: 16.838 seconds
Polesitter: Josh Leonard
Heat race winners: Tad Pospisil, Dylan Sillman, Jesse Sobbing
Next series race: August 12, Junction Motor Speedway (McCool Junction, NE) $3,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Leonard, McKenna
Row 2: DeFrance, A. Kosiski
Row 3: Pospisil, J. Zeitner
Row 4: Berck, Stewart
Row 5: Sillman, Sobbing
Row 6: Wyman, Leighton Jr.
Row 7: Z. Zeitner, Saathoff
Row 8: Burdic, C. Zeitner
Row 9: Schroeder, B. Kosiski
Row 10: Harr

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