XENIA — After eight races this season in the E-Modified racing division over at Kil-Kare Raceway, drivers Zach Stacy and Bob Sibila II are separated by just eight points in the points standings.
Stacy, of Springfield, leads 478 total points to Sibila’s 471.
In his eight starts, Stacy has one feature win, five top-5 finishes, and 6 runs in the top-10. Sibila, who lists his hometown as “Ohio,” also has one feature win in eight starts, with seven top-5s and eight top-10s. Current third place racer Mike Carroll, of Kettering, could bunch up the racing division even more if he continues his winning ways.
Before Friday’s race, Carroll had amassed four e-modified feature wins in just six starts, and he has one other top-10 finish. Carroll finds himself 122 points behind Stacy, due to the fewer races he’s raced.
Both Stacy and Sibila were busy trying to keep their cars off the Kil-Kare walls during hot laps on Friday. A light rain had slickened the track surface at one point, and Sibila nearly spun out as he accelerated across the Kil-Kare backstretch. The veteran racer saved it and continued, however.
Friday night was “Race Car Rides for Kids Night.” With threatening weather, the feature races were still running as of presstime. Kil-Kare results from Friday’s action will be available next week.
In Kil-Kare’s other racing divisions, Cody Robinson leads the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model points standings over Bill Burba by 15 points, 562-547. Robinson has two feature wins, to Burba’s four. But Burba has more top-10 finishes, nine to Robinson’s eight.
In the Sports Stock division, Jamie Sites continues to lead the pack. He has six feature wins in nine starts, and he leads runner-up David Stump by 49 points (586-537).
The second closest points race is in the Compacts class. That’s where Bill Honious leads Tony Cottrill by a 580-570 count. Honious has six wins in nine races, and has yet to finish out of the top 5. Cottrill has just as many top-10 finishes as Honious (9), but he has two feature wins and eight top-5 finishes thus far.