Boggs adds to his win total at PRP
PRP Press Release
Jackie Boggs, Adam Jordan, Robbie Lewis and Brett Carey all won feature events Saturday night at Portsmouth Raceway Park in their respective divisions.
Boggs earned his fourth Late Model A-Main victory of the season in five races. The Grayson, Ky., driver has already earned $11,000 in prize money at PRP in 2013 and has also locked up a provisional to this year’s Dirt Track World Championship, which is valued at $2,000.
While the former PRP track champ has been dominant winning every race he has started, this past Saturday’s win didn’t come without a fight. Fellow Grayson driver, Josh McGuire, set the fast time with the fastest lap so far this season. McGuire started on the pole with Boggs lining up on the outside of the front row and the two battled side-by-side for the better part of the first 11 laps.
McGuire led the first seven circuits. Boggs took the lead on lap 8. McGuire took it back on lap 9. Boggs regained command on lap 11. Then on lap 12, they got together in the middle of turns one and two. Both spun around and came to a stop.
The accident forced McGuire to be towed away. The 2009 River Days Rumble Champion was charged with rough driving, which put Boggs back at the point. Boggs, a 2012 winner of the River Days Rumble, led the final 14 laps and was never seriously challenged.
The racing behind Boggs was fierce. West Portsmouth’s Ben Adkins and Wheelersburg’s Rod Conley battled door to door during the second half of the race before Adkins gained the advantage to secure second position.
While those two battled for second and third, Chillicothe’s Mark Frazier had a hard race with Wheelersburg’s Nick Bocook for fourth. Frazier would hold on to claim the position, while Bocook rounded out the top five.
Adkins and Delmas Conley were the race’s big movers. They each advanced six positions. Adkins worked the high groove to climb from eighth starting position to second, while Delmas Conley charged from 12th to sixth.
In the Modified A-Main, South Webster’s Adam Jordan found the winner’s circle for the second time this season. The current PRP points leader led all 20 laps. Oak Hill’s Rick Hensley battled his way through the field climbing from 11th starting position to second. Last weekend’s feature winner, Todd Robinson of South Point, came from seventh to third. Lucasville’s Jeremy Rayburn placed fourth and Jimmy Lenex, Jr. rounded out the top five.
After a couple of disappointing weeks, Robbie Lewis of Tollesboro, Ky., revisited victory lane. Lewis led every lap of the Limited Late Model A-Main to win for the second time this season. Jamey Adams, Mike Steele, Matt Cook and Joe Whitt made up the rest of the top five.
In the Bomber, feature racer Brett Carey of Lesage, W.va., got by Stout’s Shane Pendleton on lap two and held on to win. For Carey, it was his second victory of the year at PRP. He held off a late charge from Conard Newman to secure the win. Finishing behind Carey and Newman in the top five were Stephens, Wayne Hughes and Zach Pendleton.
Portsmouth Raceway Park will be back in action this Saturday hosting Kids Night. All children ages 12 and under will receive free general admission. There will be inflatables for the kids to play on and door prizes as well. On the racing card will be Giovanni’s Pizza Late Models, R.W. Rental & Supply Modifieds, O’Reilly Auto Parts Limited Lates, as well as M & M Inflatables Bombers.
For more information, visit online at www.portsraceway.com.
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