Fleming nabs Late Model win
XENIA — Fans of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series saw a great night of speed Friday, at Kil-Kare Raceway.
When the powerful Late Models lined up for their feature, leader Ryan Fleming went to the rear of the field after running laps quicker than his qualifying time. Arlis Williams took the lead when racing resumed, but Shawn Stroble grabbed the lead on lap 17. Stroble led thru lap 24 when Fleming marched back to the front and took the lead. Fleming took the win in his Lee Raymond-prepared car. Cody Robinson, who won the dash, was second followed by Stroble, Williams and Virgil Powell.
In Modified action, Mike Carroll survived a first-lap melee to post the feature win. Carroll’s McDonald’s-backed ride was followed by Zach Stacy, Bob Sibila, Derek Barnette and fast qualifier John Donovan. Ryan Fleming was the dash winner.
Tipp City’s Jamie Sites claimed the 40-lap Sport Stock feature in his Commercial Roofing Camaro. It was largely a two-car race with Sites holding off fast qualifier Jim Lewis, Jr. for the win, followed by David Stump, Josh Longstreth and Josh Poore. Poore picked up the dash win, with Longstreth claiming the heat win.
Nick Barrett was the winner of the Compacts feature followed by Tony Cottrill, Bobby Klein, Paul Holley and Nick Bertke. The fast qualifier was Holley, with Klein taking heat honors.
A full program of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing is scheduled for tonight at Kil-Kare. Spectator gates open at 6 p.m. with racing set to start soon after. Tickets are $10 per person, with seniors (age 65 and up), and active military, police and fire personnel getting in for $5. Kids 12 and under, accompanied by an adult, get in free.
Super Quick Series heads to Kil-Kare Dragway
XENIA — The sixth race of the Jeg’s Super Quick Series will take place Saturday at Kil-Kare Dragway. Many of the North Central Region’s top NHRA bracket racers will be on hand to earn points for the season ending Jeg’s Super Quick Finals.
Anthony Pranger, of Ft. Wayne, Ind., leads the series through five events with 292 points, followed by Mitchell Carter of Mayfield, Ky. Mike Bagley, an Indianapolis driver who won last week’s event in Louisville, Ky., sits third in the points standings, just one point behind Carter.
Marysville’s Mike King leads Ohio drivers in the series points standings in fourth place overall. Jacob Bach, of Eaton, is eighth in the points, Glenn Yancey, of Waynesville, is 12th and Eaton’s Ashley Bach is sitting 13th. Xenia driver Timothy Thatcher has run a limited Jeg’s Super Quick schedule, and is currently ranked no. 52 in the overall standings.
Spectator gates open at 10 a.m., eliminator division qualifying starts at 11 a.m., Jeg’s qualifying runs at 12:30 and 2 p.m., with first eliminations set to go off at 3 p.m.
General admission tickets are $15 for adults. Kids 12 and under can get in free with a paying adult.
The JEGS Super Quick Series is back in action Aug. 16 at Coles County Dragway in Charleston, Ill. The series then winds up Sept. 6 at Beacon Dragway in Paducah, Ky. before the season finals, Oct. 18-19 at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.
WGC Junior Golf League ends season
XENIA — The sixth and final week of the WGC Junior Golf League featured a scramble with two teams in a tie for first with one under par 34. Meredith Goecke, Tyler Goecke, Jalen Leak and Alex Hoff were the first group in at 34 while the team of Zach Halder, Travis Newell, Joseph Ruffner and Ethan Perkins was the last group to come in, and Travis Newell chipped in on the final hole to tie for first place.
Brandon Reese won the longest putt contest on hole 9, while Tyler Goecke won closest-to-the-pin on hole 7. Jayden Hickey had the closest-to-the-pin-2nd shot on hole 2. Meredith Goecke won the longest drive for girls on Hole 6. Kyle Higgins had the winning long drive for the senior boys, while Ethan Perkins won the long drive contest for the Junior Boys.
Tyler Goecke won top season honors with a 38 average in the Senior Division, and Dillon Potts had the best average in the Junior Division with a 47. Olivia Wagner carried a 49 average, which was the top average for the Girls Division. Zach Halder was recognized for playing in all six events this summer. PGA Pro Garay Goecke and Junior Golf Camp Director Jim Beaver congratulated all the junior golfers for their fine etiquette and outstanding sportsmanship.
Fairborn soccer tryouts begin today!
FAIRBORN — The Fairborn boys and girls high school soccer teams will be holding tryouts at 7 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11, and tonight from 6-8 p.m. at the Fairborn High School soccer stadium. Tryouts are open to students at Fairborn High School in grades 9-12.