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Swindell Claims Third Straight Front Row Challenge

Posted: Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 at 6:02 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports..Jamie Brockman

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Sammy Swindell claimed his third straight Front Row Challenge title in front of a full house at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa Monday night.

Swindell was strong all night qualifying second in time trials behind quick timer Brad Sweet, he came from sixth to win his heat, won the king of the hill beating Fred Rahmer, Cody Darrah and Brad Sweet to claim the pole, then refused the offer to start from the rear and led all 25 laps to claim the $10,000 prize. Brad Sweet who was set to start outside row one also refused the chance to go to the back and finished second. Last week’s 360 Nationals champion Shane Stewart charged from 10th to finish third, Sam Hafertepe Jr was fourht and Donny Schatz came from 13th to finish fifth after blowing a motor in his heat and finishing third in the B Main. Dale Blaney finished sixth followed by Jonathan Allard, Mark Dobmeier, Kraig Kinser and Fred Rahmer completed the top ten. [simage=6004,200,y,right]

Brad Sweet set quick time at 15.084, heat winners were Dobmeier, Swindell, Lance Deweese and David Gravel, and Paul Mcmahan claimed the B Main.

Action resumes tonight in Oskaloosa as the wings come off for the USAC Non Wing Ultimate Challenge race. The infield party area gates open at 3pm with the grandstand gates opening at 5pm. Hot laps are scheduled to start around 6:45pm. Bud Kaeding is the defensding champion and will be in the field tonight.