Racers compete to be crowned King of the Bullring

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March 26, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Racing: Humboldt Raceway

HUMBOLDT — The 2018 NASCAR Whelen All-American race season got underway at Humboldt Speedway on Friday evening with five classes in competition, including Mod Lites which are racing to be crowned King of the Bullring. Racing saw past champions pick up where they left off from last season while new winners emerged in other classes.

2017 NASCAR Division II National Champion Cody Jolly, from Jasper, Missouri, jumped out to an early lead in Ray’s Metal Depot B Mod action, holding off Riley Whit-worth in a series of late race restarts that saw Jolly’s lead shrink to a few car lengths. Jolly’s victory, his second of the season, capped off an A feature that saw Jolly capitalize on his outside pole starting positions to dominate the race. Whitworth secured second while Matt Rose of Liberal, Missouri advanced ten spots to finish third. Heat race wins went to Jolly, Whit-worth and Tim Van Gotten.

NASCAR Street Stocks saw longtime competitor Jason Thurman pick up the win. Thurman, in picking up the win, shook off years of close finishes to visit McCarthy Autogroup / Humboldt Speedway Victory Lane for the first time in 2018. Missouri racers Devin Irvin and Shawn Hendren rounded out the top three. Hendren picked the lone Heat race win.

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