Hogge makes it three straight at Bakersfield
From series and correspondent reports
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (May 24) — Bobby Hogge IV of Salinas, Calif., led every lap at Bakersfield Speedway for his third consecutive $3,000 Western Allstars Super Late Model Series victory at the third-mile oval. Hogge raced to a victory over Chris Shannon of Merced, Calif., and Steve Drake of San Luis Obispo, Calif., the previous weekend's Western Allstars winner at Santa Maria Speedway. Mike Johnson of Lompoc, Calif., and hometown driver Brad Pounds, who was piloting Dick Shepherd's No. 22, rounded out the top five. | Slideshow
Notes: Hogge's Victory Circle Chassis is sponsored Midstate Fleet Repair. ... Hogge's seventh career series victory breaks a tie with Mike Johnson and Steve Drake for the most career victories on the tour. ... Chet Buckley lost a driveshaft in the feature and ended up 20th. ... Jason Selvidge was the race's hard charger. ... Fast qualifier A.J. Kirkpatrick scuffled with Ron Meyer in the feature. ... Larry Childress scratched from the feature lineup. ... Up next for the Western Allstars is the first visit to American Valley Speedway in Quincy, Calif., for a May 31 event. The originally scheduled May 30 race at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico has been pushed back to Aug. 9.
Western Allstars @ Bakersfield: (1) Bobby Hogge IV, (2) Chris Shannon, (3) Steve Drake, (4) Mike Johnson, (5) Brad Pounds, (6) Andy Obertello, (7) Ron Bartels, (8) David Childress, (9) Dino Napier, (10) Johnny Malcolm, (11) Jason Selvidge, (12) Anthony Barkett, (13) Nick Bartels, (14) Ron Meyer, (15) A.J. Kirkpatrick, (16) Donnie McGowan, (17) John Piker, (18) Devin Crockett, (19) Robert Sanders, (20) Chet Buckley, (21) Johnny Cardoza, (22) Zack Forster. Fast qualifier (among 23 cars): Kirkpatrick, 12.747 seconds. Dash winner: Johnson. Heat race winners: Johnson, Pounds, Shannon.
Correction: Updates with schedule change of Silver Dollar postponement.