Beard rallies from 20th for Beebe victory
From correspondent and series reports
BEEBE, Ark. (May 9) — Rallying from his 20th starting spot, Kyle Beard of Trumann, Ark., used the inside groove and later the outsidegroove at Beebe Speedway to race to his series-leading fourth career Arkansas Motorsports Professional Series victory. Beard, earned $1,500 for the victory, overtook polesitter Ronny Adams of Greenwood, La., on the 17th lap.
"When I came into the feature race, I didn't think I had a chance at all with us starting in the back," Beard said, "but I kept working my way around to the top, and was finally able to get up a little bit higher than everyone else, and it made coming on around pretty easy."
Allen Tippen of Minden, La., finished second ahead of reigning AMP champion and third-starting Jon Mitchell of Texarkana, Texas. Adams was fourth and Dewaine Hottinger of Russellville, Ark., who started outside the front row, rounded out the top five.
AMP @ Beebe: (1) Kyle Beard, (2) Allen Tippen, (3) Jon Mitchell, (4) Ronny Adams, (5) Dewaine Hottinger, (6) Mike Bowers, (7) Terry Henson, (8) Billy Moyer Jr., (9) Charlie Cole, (10) Johnny Waters, (11) Gary Scott Christian, (12) Allen Murray, (13) Gary Beard, (14) Shane Diamant, (15) Rachel York, (16) Larry Potter, (17) Tommy Surrett, (18) Andy Hockenhull, (19) Jeff Wells, (20) Justin Asplin, (21) David Munns. Heat race winners: Adams, Hottinger, Bowers, Mitchell.