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Ben Shelton
TEXARKANA, Ark. (May 8) - Bill Frye survived a late race challenge as well as a rapidly deflating right rear tire to claim his second straight COMP Cams MSRA Super Late Model win on Saturday night at 67 Speedway in Texarkana, Arkansas.

Jeff Floyd accumulated more passing points than any other driver in heat race action to earn the JFR Graphics Pole Qualifier Award for the 40 lap feature event. He was joined on the front row for the feature by hometown favorite, Jon Mitchell.

Floyd took possession of the top spot as the feature got underway with Bill Frye and Jon Mitchell in close pursuit. Floyd would lead the first three circuits before Greenbrier native, Frye, slipped by on the 4th circuit to take over the top spot as Floyd and Mitchell hosted a spirited battle for the second position.

Two and three wide racing was the rule throughout the field as drivers were making moves throughout the field with 13th starting Kyle Beard up to the seventh position by the race's midway point. The first twenty-two laps would go caution free before Fort Worth, Texas driver, Bryan Sugg, rolled to a stop with mechanical woes.

With the caution bunching the field, the ensuing restart would see the field flare three wide with Bill Frye once again motoring away from the field with Floyd and Mitchell racing side-by-side for the second spot as Brandon Smith began to work the extreme high-side of the track to close in on the battle for second.

By lap 34, Beard moved past Brandon Smith for the fourth spot as he set his sights on the battle for the second position. The final caution of the event waved on lap 36 when Shane Harris rolled to a stop. Under the caution flag it began to become noticeable that Bill Frye's right rear tire was starting to lose air. On the race's final restart, Frye would find his hands full with a now ill-handling car due to the expiring tire. Floyd and Mitchell moved in on the leader, and the crowd would come to their feet as the trio waged war to the finish with Frye surviving to win by half a car length over Jon Mitchell, Jeff Floyd, Kyle Beard, and Brandon Smith.

Heat races for the twenty-three car field were won by Bill Frye, Jeff Floyd, Jon Mitchell, and Dewaine Hottinger. Terry Henson won the b-main.

Kyle Beard was the Larry Shaw Race Cars Hard Charger after advancing from his 13th starting spot to a 4th place finish.

The Quartermaster Hard Luck Award went to Stormy Derryberry. Derryberry's night got off to a bad start as a caliper broke on his car, which in turn did extensive damage to his car, bringing his night to a disappointing, early end.

The COMP Cams Top Performer was Bill Frye.

The COMP Cams MSRA Super Late Model tour will now take a break before returning to action on Friday, June 11th at Malden Speedway in Malden, Missouri with a $2,000 to win/$300 to start event. On Saturday, June 12th the action will shift to Northeast Arkansas Speedway in Harrisburg, Arkansas for a $2,000 to win/$400 to start program. For more information, please visit www.NEASpeedway.com, www.MaldenSpeedway.com, and www.MSRADirt.com .

For the latest information on the COMP Cams MSRA Super Late Model Series, please visit www.MSRADirt.com .

COMP Cams MSRA Super Late Models - May 8th, 2010
67 Speedway (Texarkana, AR)
Feature Results
1. Bill Frye (Greenbriar, AR)
2. Jon Mitchell (Texarkana, TX)
3. Jeff Floyd (Walnut Ridge, AR)
4. Kyle Beard (Trumann, AR)
5. Brandon Smith (Flora, AR)
6. Billy Moyer Jr. (Batesville, AR)
7. Joey Mack (Benton, MO)
8. Cory Daugherty (Blue Mound, IL)
9. Jon Kirby (Russellville, AR)
10. Terry Henson (North Little Rock, AR)
11. Jamie Dacus (Lakeland, TN)
12. Shane Stephens (Arlington, TN)
13. Jeff Sloan (East Prairie, MO)
14. Shane Harris (Sheridan, AR)
15. Joseph Long (Bryant, AR)
16. Eddie Provence (East End, AR)
17. Wesley Crutchfield (Prattsville, AR)
18. Dewaine Hottinger (Russellville, AR)
19. Bryan Sugg (Fort Worth, TX)
20. Lee Davis (Greenwood, LA)

DNS: Stormy Derryberry, Thomas Dacus, Nate Jantz
Entries: 23 (Representing Five States)
Heat Winners:
B-Main Winner: Terry Henson
JFR Graphics Pole Sitter: Jeff Floyd
Quarter Master Hard Luck Award: Stormy Derryberry
Provisional: Wesley Crutchfield
Larry Shaw Race Cars Hard Charger: Kyle Beard (13th-4th)
COMP Cams Top Performer: Bill Frye
Cautions: 2
Red Flag: 0
Leaders: Jeff Floyd (1-3), Bill Frye (4-40)

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