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Beckley Motorsports Park

Meadows tops Compton to win Miners Memorial

August 4, 2012, 8:42 am
From track reports
Chris Meadows (33) moves by Kennie Compton Jr. en route to victory. (peepingdragonphotography.com)
Chris Meadows (33) moves by Kennie Compton Jr. en route to victory. (peepingdragonphotography.com)

BECKLEY, W.Va. (Aug. 3) — Chris Meadows of Crab Orchard, W.Va., continued his solid season in the Crate Late Model ranks Friday night at Beckley Motorsports Park, claiming a $2,900 victory in the second annual Upper Big Branch Miners Memorial for non-touring Fastrak Crate Late Models.

The second-starting Meadows, who already this season scored a pair of victories on the Fastrak City Chevrolet Tour, topped polesitter Kenny Compton Jr. of Bland, Va., and eighth-starting T.J. Salango of Glen Daniel, W.Va. Hometown driver Jeff Maxwell advanced from 10th to fourth while 11th-starting Zack Mitchell of Henry, S.C., rounded out the top five finishers.

Upper Big Branch Memorial: (1) Chris Meadows, (2) Kennie Compton Jr., (3) T.J. Salango, (4) Jeff Maxwell, (5) Zack Mitchell, (6) Shawn Jett, (7) Tyler Cox, (8) Brandon Umberger, (9) Steve Adkins, (10) Brandon Riffe, (11) Joel Prosser, (12) Eddie Hambrick, (13) Jeff Burdette, (14) Caleb Lester, (15) Aaron Barley, (16) Shane Greco, (17) Tate Hughes, (18) Ted Johnson, (19) Mike Faykus, (20) Chad Justice. Fast qualifier (among 31 cars): Compton. Dash winner: Compton. Heat race winners: Barley, Salango, Jett. Consolation winner: Riffe.

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