Kyle Logue led again from flag to flag, his eighth Late Model feature win of the season. But the most impressive run was by 15 year old Brandon Sheppard, son of Late Model star Steve Sheppard Jr.. Brandon’s racked up two consecutive second place finishes at Macon Speedway. Even Logue was impressed, “Every time I though I could relax, here comes Brandon. I had to get back up on the wheel. He’s a good racer. He’s going to be tough in a couple of years.” Logue has won eight of the 12 late model races at Macon Speedway this year and now holds a commanding points lead.
Macon Speedway legend Jim Leka inherited the lead early in the race and held off a challenge from Mark Tullis to the win BARBECK Communications Modified feature. Leader and pole-sitter Dave Crawley had to pull his car off the track when he left his drive shaft lying in turn two. Tullis had best run of his 2008 season in winning his heat race and finishing second in the feature. Best Fan in the Stands driver Allen Burcham picked Rose Bud as his best fan, earning them both $100.
When Mike Pickering starts up front in the Hogan Grain/KUBOTA Sportsman feature, it’s tough to get by him. The smooth-driving Pickering had his line dialed in, no one in the field could catch him. With one more lap, Scott Landers might’ve been able to take advantage of some pesky lapped traffic to pass the leader, but Pickering held on to win his fifth Sportsman feature this year.
Al Crawley gave it everything he could, but Steve Ewing’s street stock was just too fast. The defending street stock champion Ewing has his car running similar to last year when he dominated the class. Jeff Dodd won the pro hornet feature by nearly half a lap over Bruce Dulgar. Dodd has captured two checkered flags this year.