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April 23, 2006

Mike Wilson wins at Wabash Valley Dragway

Tribune-Star staff report

Mike Wilson was one of the winners Saturday in competition at Wabash Valley Dragway.

The Terre Haute driver bested Tim Walters of Indianapolis in the finals for pro class. Two other winners were Bill McCarty of Terre Haute and Zip Donnan of Marshall, Ill.

There is no racing this week because of the Shrine Circus at the fairgrounds. Regular evening action is slated May 6 with gates opening at noon.

Saturday’s results

Super pro — Zip Donnan of Marshall, Ill., 1962 Nova, def. Tony Sutfin of Marshall, Ill., 1989 S-10; semis: Jerry Lawson, Jeff Joslin.

Pro — Mike Wilson of Terre Haute, 1969 Nova, def. Tim Walters of Indianapolis, 1979 Monte Carlo; semis: Gary Hoggatt, Bob Brown.

Sportsman — Bill McCarty of Terre Haute, 1989 Dakota, def. Chad Eaton of Paris, Ill., 1985 Monte Carlo; semis: Dave Vaughn.

Motorcycle — Dave Beery of Hammond, Ill., 1988 Honda, def. Brad Miles of Terre Haute, 2002 Suzuki.

Junior dragster — Zach Gosnell of Terre Haute, 1999 Mike Bros., def. Dalton English of Metcalf, Ill., 1998 Strickland; consy — Chris Lee of Martinsville, Ill., 1995 Spitzer, def. Jordan Galloway of Paris, Ill., 2003 Hardens.

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In other racing:

--Stanbrough wins Clash — At Bloomington, Jon Stanbrough took the feature for sprint cars Friday night at Bloomington Speedway.

The veteran driver led all the way to win the 30-lap Elliottbrand Clash and take home $4,000 that went to the winner.

Bud Kaeding was second and Daron Clayton took third.

Mat Neely of Robinson, Ill., was fast qualifier in the 42-car field that attracted several U.S. Auto Club regulars; Neely took 11th in the main event.

Other feature winners were Jesse Cramer in modifieds and Steve Sutliff in super stocks.

Regular racing is set this week for sprints, modifieds and super stocks.

Friday’s results


Fast qualifier — Mat Neely.

Heat winners — Kent Christian, Cory Kruseman, Dave Darland, Dick Gaines II, Justin Marvel, Jay Drake (C-main), Daron Clayton (B-main).

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