Dacus tops Hottinger for MSRA victory at Malden
MALDEN, Mo. (June 10) — Fourth-starting Dane Dacus of Lakeland, Tenn., topped polesitter Dewaine Hottinger of Russellville, Ark., at Malden Speedway on Friday for his first Comp Cams Mid-South Racing Association victory of the season. Dacus, who took the lead from Hottinger on the 29th lap, earned $2,000 for the victory in the caution-free 40-lapper.
Hottinger, driving a car he field for rising NASCAR star Justin Allgaier in Wednesday’s Gillette Prelude to the Dream at Ohio’s Eldoray Speedway, finished second with Kyle Beard of Trumann, Ark., in third. Outside front-row starter Stacy Taylor of Jacksonville, Ark., and eighth-starting Wendell Wallace of Batesville, Ark., rounded out the top five at the track in the Missouri Bootheel.
Notes: Winner Dane Dacus drives a GRT Race Car sponsored by O.H. Hendricks and Fair Oaks Ranch. ... Among drivers failing to make the feature: Austin Rettig, Todd Hall, Ed Dixon and Eddie Provence. ... Northeast Arkansas Speedway in Harrisburg hosts MSRA competitors Saturday.
Comp Cams MSRA @ Malden: (1) Dane Dacus, (2) Dewaine Hottinger, (3) Kyle Beard, (4) Stacy Taylor, (5) Wendell Wallace, (6) Jamie Dacus, (7) Jeff Floyd, (8) Joey Mack, (9) Shane Stephens, (10) Jon Mitchell, (11) Bill Frye, (12) Tony Jackson Jr., (13) Jon Kirby, (14) Eric Turner, (15) Matt Johnson, (16) Terry Henson, (17) Jeff Wells Jr., (18) Brandon Smith, (19) Kyle Berry, (20) Jeff Sloan. Heat race winners (among 33 cars): J. Dacus, Hottinger, Stephens, D. Dacus. Consolation winners: Frye, Turner. Provisional starters: Sloan, Henson.