August 20, 2017 (Vernon, NY) – Over 100 drivers entered the pit area at Utica Rome Speedway to compete in King Of Dirt Racing events during Legends Night. A very large crowd of fans was not disappointed, as Matt Sheppard, Rocky Warner, Chuck Dumblewski, and Rob Yetman found their way to DKM Fabrication victory lane presented by R3 Graphics.
In the second KOD Pro Stock Feature event Dan Older and Gus Hollner led the field to the green flag. Luke Horning hustled into the lead by lap two, while Krazy Kenny Martin was charging into the top five as well.
Things would get rather interesting by the mid way point as Jason Casey would suffer a flat tire. On the ensuing restart Stone, Yetman, and Horning were racing hard for the win and on lap 19 they went into turn one hot and heavy. Yetman made contact with the back of leader Nick Stone turning him around, which resulted in a trip to the tail of the field.
That left Cousin Luke Horning to assume the top spot, but he found pressure from a surprise source. The 2016 Fall Madness Most Popular Driver Chuck Dumblewski was hooked up and on lap 20 he’d assume the lead and ‘park it’ for his first career KOD Pro Stock tour win. Luke Horning, Mike Welch, Jon Routhier, and Byron Wescott rounded out the top five.
- Rob Yetman earned his 1st career KOD Pro Stock tour win at Utica Rome.
- Chuck Dumblewski parked it for his 1st career KOD Pro Stock tour win also.
- Jason Casey and Jon Routhier both had solid runs finishing top five in different feature events.
- Perhaps the most intriquing story of the night in the Pro Stock division was cousin Luke Horning and Byron Wescott were the only full fender drivers to finish top five in both feature events.
AUGUST 20, 2017 LAZZARO’S AUTO BODY KING OF DIRT RACING PRO STOCK SERIES PRESENTED BY A1 INSTALLERS FEATURE RESULTS AT UTICA ROME SPEEDWAY (30 LAPS) – 1) Chuck Dumblewski, 2) Luke Horning, 3) Mike Welch, 4) Jon Routhier, 5) Byron Wescott, 6) Kenny Martin, 7) Nick Arnold, 8) Nick Stone, 9) Rob Yetman, 10) Shane Henderson, 11) Dan Older, 12) Rich Crane, 13) Jay Casey, 14) AJ Walters, 15) Devon Camenga, 16) Jason Casey, 17) Mike White, 18) Matt Roberts, 19) Kim Duell, 20) Gus Hollner, 21) Ernie Staelens, 22) Jim Normoyle, 23) Aaron page, 24) Jason Meltz.
Heat Race Winners – Nick Stone, Kim Duell, & Luke Horning
J-Tees Fast Timer – Nick Stone (22.638)
Dirt Dog Lap Leaders – Gus Hollner (1-2), Luke Horning (3-12), Nick Stone (13-19), Chuck Dumblewski (20-30)
Hoosier Tire Hard Charger – Byron Wescott (+10)
Newcomer Of The Race – Nick Arnold (7th)
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