Baker rules I-30, claims first SUPR victory
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (June 15) — Robert Baker of Bryant, Ark., raced to his first victory on the P&W Sales Southern United Professional Racing tour Saturday night after overtaking Jim Bryant of Natchitoches, La., late in the tour’s race at I-30 Speedway. | Slideshow
Baker earned $2,500 in the claiming the second leg of the SUPR tour’s doubleheader weekend at I-30’s quarter-mile oval. He was followed at the finish by Ronny Adams of Greenwood, La., in second, with Friday night’s winner Rob Litton of Alexandria, La., third.
Odie Green of Fouke, Ark., charged from the 17th starting spot to finish third with Tyler Erb of Magnolia, Texas, rounding out the race’s top five finishers. Bryant fell to sixth at the finish.
Notes: Baker’s MasterSBilt Race Car has a Kuntz & Co. powerplant with sponsorship from McNew Fabrication. ... Baker earned his second special event victory of the season; the first came in COMP Cams Super Dirt Series action May 3 at Timberline Speedway in Corley, Texas. ... Shane Hebert ran as high as second, but pulled off during the final caution with six laps remaining. ... Greg Bishop rolled his No. 67 machine in hot laps; he was not injured. ... Litton, the three-time and reigning series champion, entered Saturday's action with a staggering 279-point lead atop the series standings. ... Up next for the SUPR series is a June 22 event at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas.
SUPR @ I-30: (1) Robert Baker, (2) Ronny Adams, (3) Rob Litton, (4) Odie Green, (5) Tyler Erb, (6) Jim Bryant, (7) Jon Mitchell, (8) Wayne Patton, (9) Robbie Starnes, (10) Jeff Chanler, (11) Rick Duke Jr., (12) Zach McMillan, (13) Mikey Kile, (14) Brett Frazier, (15) Shane Hebert, (16) Kevin Sitton, (17) Kyle Beard, (18) Jay Brunson, (19) Chandler Petty, (20) Brandon Hightower, (21) Tommy Surrett, (22) Keith Craft. Heat winners (among 27 cars): Bryant, Baker, Petty. Consolation winner: Green.