Mike Schott, and Ron Hurt also scored victories at the Keller Auto Speedway
(Hanford, CA)- During the Duinkerken Farms King of Kings 360ci season finale event at the Keller Auto Speedway on Saturday night, Jason Meyers escaped as the victor during a thrilling 30-lap Feature event as Mitchell Faccinto was crowned the Battle of the Milk Can Champion, and Cory Eliason claimed the King of King’s 360 Season Championship. Mike Schott was able to best the RaceSaver 305 division in what was a wild race, and Ron Hurt was dominant during the IMCA Stock Car feature event.
Kyle Hirst and Mitchell Faccinto led the 22-car field to green, and after battling side-by-side for the first lap, Hirst was able to get the advantage and lead early on the immaculately prepared Keller Auto Speedway.
Following a lap two caution, Jonathan Allard moved into the third spot on lap five, and chased after the lead duo, of Hirst and Faccinto who were racing hard and approaching lapped traffic.
On the ninth lap, Faccinto was able to get around Hirst and assume the lead and break away, as Hirst, Allard, and Jason Meyers waged war on each other battling for track position.
Just past the halfway point, Hirst would close in on Faccinto as Meyers looked to make it a three-car battle for the lead. Lap 19 saw Hirst get back by Faccinto for the race lead, and a few laps later, Meyers would follow suit, as he had a head of steam and his sights set on the top spot.
Using the low side of the speedway, Meyers was able to grab the lead, as Hirst ran second, and Carson Macedo worked his way into the top three. Over the final laps, Hirst would pressure Meyers, but Meyers would not be denied on this night as he parked the Tarlton and Son Inc. No. 21 machine in victory lane over Hirst, Macedo, Faccinto, and DJ Netto.
With his fourth place run, Mitchell Faccinto earned the inaugural Battle For The Milk Can title, while Cory Eliason was able to claim the 2015 Duinkerken Farms King of Kings 360’s Championship.
The RaceSaver 305 division put on quite a memorable 20-lap A Main event. It was young Jared Faria jumping out to the early lead, but he would feel pressure from the division’s most recent winner, Monty Ferriera. As the duo battled hard up front, Ferriera would take over the race lead on lap eight, only to see Faria return the favor on the ninth circuit.
Following a lap 13 restart, Mike Schott would make a big move from the fifth spot to take over the third spot two laps before the leaders got together to bring out a caution on lap 15.
With Schott up front, he would pull away from Vaughn Schott and pick up his first RaceSaver 305 win. Vaughn Schott would hold off Monty Ferriera’s challenge for second on the last lap, while Chris Ennis would finish third, Ferriera fourth, and Faria would round out the top-five.
Ron Hurt turned in a strong performance to grab the IMCA Stock Car feature event win. Using a move out of turn two on the opening lap, Hurt jumped out front and quickly began distancing himself from the rest of the field.
With a mid-race caution erasing a sizeable lead, Hurt would feel pressure from Troy Patee during the race’s closing laps, but was able to fend off the challenge as he completed the Stock Car sweep on this night after winning the earlier heat race.
Patee would finish second, Cory McDonald finished third, Pat Biggs fourth, and Kris Mancebo would finish in the fifth spot.
ON TAP- The Keller Auto Speedway will take the upcoming weekend off before the King of the West Sprints return for The Cotton Classic on October 24th in what will be there second and final visit of the 2015 season.
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