Gemmill Snaps Dodge City Bad Luck
Working his way past reigning track champion Jeff Kaup for second by the time the race’s last caution flew after 13 laps, Money went to work on J. Appel before making the race-winning pass on the 16th round.
Money raced to the line ahead of Kaup with J. Appel, M. Appel and Brendon Damon rounding out the top five.
Scott Drake raced forward from the 13th position to take command on the 12th lap then held off Jax teammate Perry Misner for the win in the 20-lapper.
With Drake racing from 13th and Misner coming from 15th after heat race problems, Brett Copeland paced the initial four laps before clipping a tire and flipping in turn four to hand the lead off to Justin Lewis.
Lewis was out front for just one lap before Marlin Hogie took command, with a multi-car battle for the point soon ensuing. The trio of Hogie, Drake and Misner crossed the stripe to complete lap 11 in three-wide formation with Drake battling ahead for the lead the next time around.
Drake held off Misner over the closing circuits to deny the track points leader his fourth DCRP win of the year. Tyler Tipton made a late move into third with Hogie and Michael Pepper rounding out the top five.
In the Thunder Car feature, Cody Davis assumed the lead seven laps into the 15-lapper then survived a late skirmish for his second score of the season.
With Davis starting ninth, Norman Carr led the opening round before Tom Reed battled into the lead for a pair of laps. Sonny O’Hair raced past Reed for the lead on lap four only to spin in turn four three laps later.
Davis took command when O’Hair spun and led the way as O’Hair raced back through the field. Back up to second with two laps to go, O’Hair got into Davis entering turn three with both spinning and ultimately collecting the top four runners.
Back in the lead on the restart, Davis led the final pair of circuits to take the win ahead of Michael Penrod, Bryan Habiger, Will Bauer and Dustin Walker.
Jarett Lunow remained perfect in Hornet action, battling past Brandon Bogner for the lead on the third lap then fought off Kohl Ricke the rest of the way in the 12-lapper for his fifth win in as many tries this season.