Sullivan, Shryock & Gieber On TMS Dirt
FORT WORTH, Texas — Two former Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track winners earned their second victory during the Port-A-Cool Texas World Dirt Track Championship Saturday night with Dennie Gieber in the limited modified class and Jack Sullivan in O’Reilly Auto Parts SUPR Late Models.
Gieber, the 2003 Texas World Dirt Track champion, dominated the 30-lap Limited Modified feature as he finished .494 seconds ahead of Randy Timms.
“This win has been a long time coming,” Gieber said. “We ran second one time to a friend of mine and had a pretty decent car there and had a good shot, but we’ve been trying for a while and felt like we were owed one so we really stepped it up and had a really good car tonight.”
Chris Brown crossed the finish line first in the Modified division, but Iowa native Kelly Shryock inherited the win after Brown was disqualified in post-race tech inspection. Shryock led the majority of the 40-lap feature, but was passed by Brown just before the white flag dropped. The win marks Shryock’s first victory at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.
“This is the third time running here, so the third time is a charm I guess,” Shryock said. “I didn’t make the show the first two times. I had bad luck. I blew and engine and got crashed. Coming here and running good in this facility – it’s unbelievable. I told my wife we would come back here one more time and try our luck.”
Sullivan, from Greenbrier, Ark., was the 2010 Texas World Dirt Track champion and added another prominent win to his lengthy list of late model accomplishments. Sullivan took the lead on Lap 14 and maintained the first-place position for the remaining 36 laps.
“All wins are special,” Sullivan said. “Racers talk about wins but it’s funny how somebody will remember a win a little more than you. But you never forget them, you always remember it. I’ve been lucky enough to win two of them here.”BREAKING NEWS: SPEED SPORT is back in print with a new monthly format! Subscribe for just $24.95. Special offer for former subscribers.