This one’s gonna be fun.
Kil-Kare Speedway’s track champions will be decided tonight on the 3/8th-mile track, featuring a late model points battle between Germantown’s Justin Alsip and Dayton’s Donnie Mahaffey Jr. The drivers have gone door to door all season in the standings and enter tied with 1,046 points each. Alsip has six wins in 16 starts and Mahaffey has four wins in as many starts.
In the other divisions, Jack Jones has an insurmountable lead in the modifieds with 10 wins in 16 starts. Jamie Sites holds a 39-point lead in the sport stocks built on seven wins in 18 starts. In the compacts, Paul Holley leads Dewayne Snyder Jr. — both with four wins — by 41 points.
On Sunday at Kil-Kare, the track hosts the ARCA/CRA Super Series late models for its inaugural visit. Former track champion Travis Braden of West Virginia enters as the series leader. He pilots the car owned by Miamisburg’s Gary Estes, who is also entered to drive Sunday. Beavercreek’s Brandon Oakley runs second in the rookie standings, 46 points behind Ali Kerns.
Other area drivers expected to compete are Mike Stacy, Kyle Jones, Chad Pendleton, Josh Cahill, Bobby Justice and Cody Robinson.
Practice for the D&D Harley Davidson/Oakley Blacktop 125 starts at 1 p.m., qualifying is at 3 p.m. and racing at 4 p.m. Kil-Kare’s sport stocks and compacts are also in action.
Shadybowl closes out points: The Champaign County track has three more race nights scheduled, but Saturday’s event is the final one for points. Nathan Herron leads Matthew Parsons in the late models by 26 points. Brad Helton holds a nine-point lead over Brad Williams in the modifieds. James Harding leads Rodney Roush by six points in sport stocks. David Gerstner leads by 26 points over Steve Clarkson in the Pro 4s. Gary Eaton Jr. holds a sizeable lead in the Tuners.
Track champs at Waynesfield: Waynesfield Raceway Park closed its points season but has one race remaining with the Harvest of Sprints on Sept. 29. Non-wing, 360 and mini sprints will all be in action. As for the points, Dallas Hewitt (sprints), Bill Keeler (modifieds), Tyler Moore (mini sprints), Jerry Sawmiller (trucks) and Harvey Yoder (compacts) claimed track titles.
Kil-Kare Dragway: The Xtreme Outlaw Series, featuring the XOS Pro Mods, visits Kil-Kare Dragway on Saturday. The show starts at 11 a.m. with timed runs. Qualifying starts at 2 p.m. and eliminations at 6 p.m. Check out kil-kare.com for more info.