COMP Cams Super Dirt Series
Riverside International Speedway
April 26, 2014
_______________________________________Tommy Weder Jr. Races to Wild Victory at Riverside International Speedway
by Ben Shelton
WEST MEMPHIS, Arkansas (April 26) – Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas) played host to the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) presented by Lucas Oil for their lone appearance of the 2014 season at the facility on Saturday night, and the competitors made the most of the opportunity by contesting a wild event. When the gumbo settled on the 40 lap event at the 1/4 mile oval it was Woodward, Oklahoma's Tommy Weder Jr., who stood in victory lane.
Weder Jr. won a weekly event at Monett Speedway (Monett, Missouri) on Friday night, and then made the most of a rare start with the CCSDS competitors on Saturday night by scoring the $2,000 victory at the historic Riverside International Speedway.
Tommy Surrett earned the Pole Award and paced the field early in the event, but it was far from a comfortable lead. At times Surrett battled four wide with Kody Mea, Brandon Smith, and Keith Craft during the race's early stages. While Surrett held his challengers at bay ninth starting Tommy Weder Jr. was on the move.
Weder Jr. took advantage of a lap 29 restart to catapult past Surrett into the lead. Over the final eleven laps of the event Surrett began to battle mechanical issues as he faded to an 11th place finish. Early top five runners, Kody Mea, Brandon Smith, and Keith Craft were collected by a spinning lap car during the race's mid-stages. Craft and Smith rebounded through the field to score top five finishes, while Mea was sidelined by mechanical issues.
Tommy Weder Jr. went on to claim his first career win with the series, while Craft, Fisher, Smith, and Shannon Scott rounded out the top five finishers.
Tommy Surrett won Heat Race #1 with Keith Craft winning Heat Race #2. Shannon Scott raced to victory in Heat Race #3.
The Hard Charger Award went to David Payne, who drove past ten cars from his sixteenth starting spot to finish sixth. Kyle Beard was presented with the Hard Luck Award after seeing mechanical woes plague his primary entry in heat race action and then also strike his back-up car in the feature.
On Saturday, May 3rd the CCSDS presented by Lucas Oil makes its first appearance of 2014 at Tracey Clay’s I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Arkansas). The program will include heat races, b-mains, and a 40 lap, $2,000-to-win/$400-to-start finale. For more information on the event please visit www.I-30Speedway.com
For the latest information on the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series presented by Lucas Oil, please visit www.COMPDirt.com
COMP Cams Super Dirt Series – April 26th, 2014
Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas)
1) Tommy Weder Jr. (Woodward, OK)
2) Keith Craft (Arkadelphia, AR)
3) Clay Fisher (Dewitt, AR)
4) Brandon Smith (Floral, AR)
5) Shannon Scott (Henryetta, OK)
6) David Payne (Cabot, AR)
7) Jack Sullivan (Greenbrier, AR)
8) Rick Hearnsberger (Arkadelphia, AR)
9) Dillon Knight (Burlison, TN)
10) Lynn Beach (Hensley, AR)
11) Tommy Surrett (North Little Rock, AR)
12) Lynn Irwin (Southaven, MS)
13) Larry Potter (Alexander, AR)
14) Kody Mea (Southaven, MS)
15) Joseph Long (Bryant, AR)
16) Kevin Christiansen (Memphis, TN)
17) Kyle Beard (Jonesboro, AR)
18) Kyle Beard (Trumann, AR)
19) Brandon Poppenheimer (Nesbit, MS)
20) Derrick Richter (Bartlett, TN)