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2013 Weekly Race Reports

WILD finish at Seymour Opener

Seymour, May 5- N.E.W. DIRT opened their 30th Anniversary season Sunday night at the Seymour Speedway with a stout field of 121 cars checking in to do battle on the 1/3 mile banked clay oval.

The Street Stocks opened the feature portion of the program with Jon Ashcraft of Oshkosh settling into the top spot  on the first lap.   Following a lap 7 caution, Jerry Kope and Mert Summers joined the leader and the trio pulled away from the field in a tight battle for the lead.   Kope dove to the inside and there was a three wide battle for most of the nest lap, with Kope emerging as the leader on lap 16.


Photos courtesy of Dan Lewis Photography


Kope was able to hold off the challenge and took the feature win for the first win of the season and first at Seymour since May 28, 2006.   Summers held off Ashcraft for the runner up spot with Dan Davister taking fourth and Jeff Jungwirth rounding out the top 5.

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