Saturday night at Magic Valley Speedway McKean started near the rear of the 11-car field for the main event race. Casey Pehrson wrestled away the lead from Spencer Meyer at lap seven but the position was lost to Daniel Shirley three laps later. At lap 14, Hannah Newhouse and McKean battled with Shirley and Pehrson for the front position with Newhouse getting the spot at lap 17.
Daniel Shirley made a stop to the pits at lap 20 with mechanical issues leaving Newhouse, McKean and Pehrson as the top three contenders in the race. At lap 27 Newhouse spun between turns three and four, losing her lead while bringing out the first caution of the 40-lap event.
“It’s that ‘self to blame’ kind of thing,” Newhouse later admitted. “I was told there was transmission fluid out there but I couldn’t tell. I went to go pass a lap car and I placed it just high enough where I flattened myself out. It’s horrible to say but I just spun myself out.”
After the restart McKean moved quickly out front of the pack. Surviving two more restarts he held on to the front-runner position as Pehrson didn’t have quite enough to catch the No. 7 car.
“I was trying to get away (from the field) as far as I could,” McKean said. “We were struggling with the car all day, but we got it good enough. We just ran into enough luck to get the win.”
Newhouse managed to work herself back through the field to finish a respectable third behind Pehrson.
Paul Browne worked his way through the field to get to the lead at lap nine of the Brennan’s Carpet Street Stocks main. Ernie Hall, who was lined up right beside Browne for the start of the race, gave him a run for the glory for most of the 30-lap event but Browne was able to stay out front as the race ran caution-free. It was Browne’s third win of the season.
In Quale’s Electronics Jr. Stinger action, Hailey Douglas knocked leader Branden Radabaugh out of the way during the final lap for the main event win.
For the evening finale, the visiting Pro 4’s started 20 cars for the main event but contact on the track and mechanical issues had shaved the field down to 12 by the halfway point.
William Rumsey, who began the race from the front row, ended the race out front as well. Ed Secord was Rumsey’s closest rival toward the end of the 100-lap main but had to settle for the runner-up position as Rumsey could not be caught.
The race winner had to fight off his competitors through six cautions but never gave up the lead.
“I wanted to stay on the bottom for the restarts, that was the spot to be,” Rumsey said.
Magic Valley Speedway
Commercial Tire Super Stocks: 1.Kris McKean, 2. Casey Pehrson, 3. Hannah Newhouse, 4. Kendel Woll, 5. Spencer Meyer.
Brennan’s Carpet Street Stocks: 1. Paul Browne, 2. Ernie Hall, 3. Jason Todd, 4. Mitch Pehrson, 5. Russell Dalton.
Quale’s Electronics Jr. Stingers: 1. Hailey Douglas, 2. Branden Radabaugh, 3. Justice Coates, 4. Trenton Thomas, 5. Reiley Browne.
Project Filter Pro 4’s: 1. William Rumsey, 2. Ed Secord, 3. Craig Forney, 3. Joe Barton, 5. Ken Chandler