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Repeat Winners Highlight Atchison County Raceway

June 17th, 2012

Atchison, KS – Forty one cars checked in to do battle at ACR, better known as the “Ultimate Cage Match!”

If fans looked at the B Modified Feature winner’s, Brian Rigsby, car they would know why ACR has earned that moniker. Every quarter panel and piece of sheet metal on Rigsby’s car had a dent or imperfection on it. The 1/5 mile high banked track continued Friday night to provide both fans and racers close, exciting racing action, like no other track can.

Two time winner, Truman Asher, wrestled the lead away from Doug Keller early, but suffered trouble as he would break and lose the lead to Rigsby.

Rigsby, the opening night winner from this season, gave the fans something to cheer about. Rigsby started 7th in the feature, was involved in a yellow and went backward before coming to the front for his 2nd win of the season. It could have been his third win if he hadn’t spun while leading a few weeks back.

Doug Keller came out of retirement to wheel a B Mod this week and finished with a respectable runner-up finish, 3rd went to Chris Dishong, who battled with Rigsby earlier in the main event, driving from 8th to 4th in the main event was Chris Whalen and young Tyson Lanfermann was a hard charger after starting 11th and finishing 5th.

In the Hobby Stock feature it was Lee Farmer taking the top honors for the 4th straight race.

Can anyone stop Farmer in this division? It looked as if Adam Fleagle had the ‘magic cure’ for Farmer, but a late race mistake would cost him the win. Farmer, in the meantime, was rolling past driver after driver. Using his knowledge of racing at ACR all season long, Farmer was able to take advantage of the new drivers that showed up to race at ACR. In the end Farmer was too tough to tame as he easily won his 4th of the season.

In the most exciting night of the feature, it was fan favorite, Gerald Wahwahsuck, getting his 2nd straight win in a close Factory Stock main event.

Brad Deery made the trek to Atchison from Bedford, IA on Friday night. The long tow looked to be a good thing as he jumped out to the early lead. He would hold on to the lead until former feature winner, Josh Steele made his way up to the front and passed for the lead.

From there it was anywhere from a 3 to 5 car shootout. Steele maintained the lead and Wahwahsuck and Jeff Miller were making their way to the front. On the final lap, Wahwahsuck was able to shake free from Miller, and not to be content, he overhauled Steele for the lead and the win. The ACR crowd as on it’s feet with that fine feature finish.

Getting the night started Chris Cristofferson won his 2nd straight Sport Compact feature at ACR. Chris was just one of the Cristoffersons in the top 3 on Friday night. John Cristofferson finished in the runner-up spot and Sheldon rounded out the “ALL Cristofferson” podium finish in the feature.

Atchison County Raceway continues with their 2nd show this weekend on Sunday. The American Midget Series will headline the Micro Sprints, Quads, Jr. Sprints and Mod Lites. The gates open up at 3 p.m. and the races get started at 5 p.m. What a great way to celebrate Father’s Day!

Double Dose Of Racing Action This Weekend At ACR

June 15th, 2012

Atchison, Ks – The “Ultimate Cage Match” goes into full swing this Friday night, June 15, and Sunday night, June 17! That’s right! Fans can get a double dose of this close racing action that has come to be known as one of the wildest shows on dirt. The high banked 1/5 mile race track has been a hit since opening back on May 25.

Friday night’s show will feature the regular weekly classes that run at ACR. The Sport Compacts, Hobby Stocks, Street Stocks & B Mods will slug it on out for bragging rights. Fans and drivers, alike, are finding out they enjoy the door to door excitement that is produced on a smaller race track. Even though ACR is a smaller track it doesn’t lack in amenities. This small town track in Atchison is a state of the art race track.

Last week, Lee Farmer continued his winning streak at ACR with his 3rd straight Hobby Stock win, Truman Asher went 2 for 2 in the B Mod division after winning the main event, crowd favorite, Gerald Wahwahsuck drove to his first win in the Street Stock class and Chris Christofferson wheeled his way to a win in the sport compact division. Excitement for the Friday night show grew to a fever pitch last week as track owner, Phil Birkinsha, announced that A Mods would be added to the June 22 show.

Sunday the racing continues at ACR with their “Open Wheel Extravaganza!” Two classes of Micro Sprints (wing and non winged), Jr. Sprints, Quads and Mod Lites will be in a no-holds barred event at the “Ultimate Cage Match.” Sunday’s bonus for everyone comes in the form of the American Midget Series. ACR will add them Sunday as a 6th class to race on the 1/5 mile track. Speculation of just how great the show will be has climbed enormously.

It was just two weeks ago that the “Open Wheel Extravaganza” opened up at ACR and the fans enjoyed a quick night of quality racing. The amount of variety that fans get during the Sunday show is well worth the price of admission. In adding the American Midget Series, it only strengthens the impressive lineup.

Friday nights races will see the spectator gates open up at 6 p.m. with the racing action going green at 8 p.m. On Sunday the spectator gates open at 3 p.m. and the first race goes on at 5 p.m. Ticket for both nights are $12 for Adults, kids 6 thru 12 are $6 and children 5 and under are always FREE at ACR. Come out on both nights and lets get ready to rumble!

Atchison County Raceway is located at 10548 Sedgwick Rd in Atchison, KS. For more information log on to their website at www.acraceway.com.