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Midway Speedway

Last-lap pass lift Shane Essary at Midway

May 31, 2008, 11:43 am
From series and track reports
Shane Essary (115) denied Conner Ward (56). (Ron Mitchell)
Shane Essary (115) denied Conner Ward (56). (Ron Mitchell)

LEBANON, Mo. (May 30) — Carrying momentum in the high groove, Shane Essary of Aurora, Mo., swept around Conner Ward of Wichita, Kan.,in the final corner at Midway Speedway for a victory on the Show-Me Racin' Series. Ward finished second followed by Leslie Essary of Crane, Mo., Ken Essary of Galena, Mo., and Chuck Comer of Joplin, Mo. Roger Wilson led early but didn't last up front long, and Jeremy Kelley was moving into contention when a turn-one spin stalled his charge. Ward stayed in control in the low groove, but Shane Essary ran side-by-side in the high groove in battling for the lead. Essary dropped low through traffic in the late stages of the race, but returned to his high line with two laps remaining en route to victory. | Slideshow

Show-Me @ Midway: (1) Shane Essary, (2) Conner Ward, (3) Leslie Essary, (4) Ken Essary, (5) Chuck Comer, (6) Burl Woods, (7) Kevin Henson, (8) Jordan Holloway, (9) Jimmy Bellamy, (10) Randy Galloway, (11) Rick Lebow, (12) Jeremy Kelley, (13) Don Cloyd, (14) Darrin Barton, (15) Rick Wallis, (16) Kevin Patrick, (17) Todd McIntyre, (18) Chris Morelock, (19) Dairan Hendrix, (20) Jim Fulp, (21) Roger Wilson, (22) Jeff Johnson. Heat race winners (among 29 cars): Fulp, Kelley, Ward, Morelock. Consolation winner: Woods.

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