GILBERTSVILLE – Tanner English and Kevin Cole waged a furious side-by-side battle for nine laps before Cole’s car faded and English went on to victory in the UMP Late Model feature Saturday night at Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway.
It was the second win of the season at his hometown track for English, of Benton. Charles LaPlant of East Prairie, Missouri, was second, Randy Sellars of Mayfield third and Terry English of Benton fourth.
Only the top four cars were running at the finish, out of a slender starting field of six. Cole, of Benton, Illinois, was fifth.
In the Modified feature, Rod Reed of Mayfield survived a race-long battle for the lead and a crossover attempt by Steve Ladd that carried Ladd halfway past the leader at the finish line. Dustin Isom of Hopkinsville was third.
Trent Young of Hopkinsville, who had won all three previous Modified features since the track re-opened on April 12, did not compete.
In the Pro (Crate) Late Model main, Jeff Walston who his third race in a row. Walston finished in front of Jeff Glisson. The two Paducah drivers finished 1-2 in the Aug. 26 Bluegrass Nationals feature.
J.R. Baize of Central City made his first appearance at KLMS and won the Stock Car main event over Robert Phillips of Clarksville, Tennessee. Mike Lentz of Herrin, Illinois, was third.
THIS WEEK: On Friday night, Paducah International Raceway will offer a Food Pantry Night promotion. Fans who bring five canned good items will receive $2 off grandstand admission.
The track is located in southern McCracken County on Shemwell Lane.
This Saturday at KLMS, Armed Forces Day will be celebrated. All military, including active duty, reserved, retired or prior service, will receive a $5 discount off the $15 grandstand admission with any form of identification.
Late Model competitors will race for $1,000 to win in a 20-lap main event. The Modified feature will be 15 laps, with $700 to the winner; Crate Late Models will run 15 laps for a $600 first-place payoff; and Stock Cars will run 15 laps with $500 going to the winner.
The pit gate will open at 3 p.m. and grandstands at 4. Practice will get under way at 5, qualifying at 6:30 and heat races are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
Grandstand admission is $15. Seniors 60 and older and military (active, reserve or retired, with ID card) will be charged $12. Children 10 and under are admitted free.
Pit admission is $25, with a $35 charge for driver and car.
KLMS is located at the intersection of Interstate 24 and the Purchase Parkway in northern Marshall County, at I-24 Exit 27.
Also on Saturday, Beacon Dragway in Paducah will present the Beacon Birthday Bash with Nitro Funny Cars, Dixie Doorslammers, Super Pro and No Box classes competing on the 1/8-mile strip.
On Sunday, a Street Cars Only meet is scheduled. All cars must be street-legal, with current registration and insurance. The day will feature bracket and heads-up racing and a car show.
The track is adjacent to Paducah International Raceway.