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Anderson, IN (July 31, 2016) Indianapolis driver Jimmy Kirby III scored his first career CRA Street Stock Powered by JEGS, feature taking the lead from Andrew Teepe with seven laps remaining.
Teepe led the first 17 laps before turning over the point to Mason Keller for one lap. Teepe remained out front until Keller again went to the front on lap 23.
Kirby took the point for the first time on lap 39 with an inside pass of Keller, who slowed with a mechanical problem.
Teepe stayed glued on Kirby’s rear bumper looking several times to make an inside pass. He did get inside of Kirby on lap 66 entering turn three, but two laps late Kirby made the deciding pass in turn one.
Kirby went on to win by three-tenths of a second over Teepe, Knightstown’s Colby Lane finished third followed by Anderson driver Andrew Cook and Greenfield’s Phil Jenkins, current series points leader.
“I just drove clean and consistently,” Kirby said of the victory. “I was just focusing on my car.”
Kirby said he drifted high in turn three which allowed Teepe to take the lead on lap 66 and then their roles were reversed two laps later.
Early in the race Keller and Poore got inside of Lane, who was battling a loose race car in the corners all night.
When Anderson’s Josh Poore attempted to get inside of Keller coming off the second corner, the two made contact on lap 12 and the end result was Poore’s night was finished with a flat right front tire.
There was only one caution flag during the 75-lap race and six lead changes among three different drivers.
By: Ken de la Bastide
Photo: Sheli Marshall