Baldaccini Bags ASCS Lone Star Win at Boyd BOYD, Texas (June 26, 2009) -- Eric Baldaccini became the sixth different winner in as many American Sprint Car Series Lone Star Region events by topping Friday night's 25-lap feature ...
Baldaccini Bags ASCS Lone Star Win at Boyd
BOYD, Texas (June 26, 2009) -- Eric Baldaccini became the sixth different winner in as many American Sprint Car Series Lone Star Region events by topping Friday night's 25-lap feature at Boyd Raceway.
The 21-year-old overtook early pace setter Robert Sellers en route to capturing his second triumph of the year aboard Harry Baldaccini's Smiley's Racing Products No. 4 Maxim after posting his first career ASCS victory in Gulf South action just six weeks earlier.
Taking the point before a lap 18 red flag for Kolt Walker's tip over, Baldaccini took the checkered flag in front of current ASCS Lone Star point leader Kevin Ramey, who took the runner-up slot away from Sellers in the final handful of circuits.
Sellers settled for the show position, with Matt Clevenger and Tennessee's Don Young rounding out the top five. Billy Melton was sixth, with J.P. Bailey in seventh. Brian McClelland picked up Hard Charger honors by racing from 17th to eighth, with Michael Lang and Scott Reneau completing the top ten.
Two-time ASCS Gulf South champion Brandon Berryman, Melton, Brad Welborn and Sellers topped heat race action for the 28-car field, with McClelland winning the "B" Main.
ASCS Lone Star Region Results from Boyd Raceway:
Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 31-Brandon Berryman, 2. 4-Eric Baldaccini, 3. 14-Michael Lang, 4. 20-Chad Wilson, 5. 40-Junior Jenkins, 6. 26-Dalton Steed, 7. 5m-Glenn Martin.
Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 87x-Billy Melton, 2. 74e-Claud Estes, 3. 7m-Kevin Ramey, 4. 11-Justin Melton, 5. 87-Brian McClelland, 6. 33-Kris Miller, 7. 17-Bruce Griffith, Jr.
Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 17w-Brad Welborn, 2. 65-Skip Wilson, 3. 45k-Kolt Walker, 4. 1r-Scott Reneau, 5. 76-John Ricketts, 6. 45x-Martin Edwards, 7. 10-George White.
Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 25-Robert Sellers, 2. 31m-Matt Clevenger, 3. 75-Don Young, 4. 45-J.P. Bailey, 5. 14b-Robert Byrom, 6. 9-Brian Parker, 7. 69-Larry Howery.
"B" Feature (12 Laps): 1. 87-Brian McClelland, 2. 1r-Scott Reneau, 3. 11-Justin Melton, 4. 45x-Martin Edwards, 5. 10-George White, 6. 33-Kris Miller, 7. 76-John Ricketts, 8. 26-Dalton Steed, 9. 5m-Glenn Martin, 10. 69-Larry Howery, 11. 9-Brian Parker, 12. 17-Bruce Griffith, Jr.
"A" Feature (25 Laps): 1. 4-Eric Baldaccini, 2. 7m-Kevin Ramey, 3. 25-Robert Sellers, 4. 31m-Matt Clevenger, 5. 75-Don Young, 6. 87x-Billy Melton, 7. 45-J.P. Bailey, 8. 87-Brian McClelland, 9. 14-Michael Lang, 10. 1r-Scott Reneau, 11. 11-Justin Melton, 12. 45k-Kolt Walker, 13. 20-Chad Wilson, 14. 31-Brandon Berryman, 15. 17w-Brad Welborn, 16. 65-Skip Wilson, 17. 45x-Martin Edwards, 18. 40-Junior Jenkins, 19. 74e-Claud Estes, 20. 14b-Robert Byrom.
ASCS Lone Star Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Kevin Ramey 844, 2. Brad Welborn 788, 3. Brian McClelland 786, 4. Matt Clevenger 762, 5. Kolt Walker 750, 6. Justin Melton 720, 7. Michael Lang 719, 8. J.P. Bailey 711, 9. Eric Baldaccini 698, 10. Claud Estes 697.
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