Steve Drake Wins “The Copper on Dirt” Finale

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Tucson, AZ (February 19th) – Steve Drake utilized his front row starting position to his advantage as he ran a flawless race taking home the Saturday night finale of the 2011 Copper on Dirt at USA Raceway. "The car was perfect tonight, all I did was put my head back on the seat and drive it" commented Drake after the race. Nick Bartels completed a fine weekend finishing second to Drake. Nick had won the race the night before. RC Whitwell was the one to watch all night long if you were not watching the leaders however. Driving a back up car, as his #1 car was badly hurt the night before, RC was sure to be a handful for Drake out front. However as RC was coming to the front early in the race problems caused him to loop the car in turns one and two. This put RC in the back, but as far as RC was concerned it was game on. RC methodically picked his way through the field passing many fast cars along the way to an astonishing 3rd place finish. If there would have been a timely yellow it would have been quite a race between Steve and RC. Either way RC was impressive to watch and will certainly be a tough competitor in the Jeff Sires owned machine. Clay Daly and Lonnie Parker completed the top 5. Heat race winnwers were won by Anthony Madrid, Mike Kirby and RC Whitwell.



1   11X     Steve Drake     
2   27     Nick Bartels    
3   02     Rc Whitwell       
4   32B     Clay Daly    
5   8P     Lonnie Parker Jr       
6   36     Ricky Thorton Jr.    
7   5K     Mike Kirby       
8   14M     Dean Moore       
9   10     Mike Balcaen       
10   91P     Jason Papich       
11   37     Rob Mayea       
12   23     Brad Williams      
13   24     Paul Banghart    
14   26     Mark Carrell     
15   94     James Chavez Jr       
16   91T     Tony Toste       
17   5M     Anthony Madrid     
18   28     John Cornell       
19   35     Hall Wes       
20   81B     Bud Grossenbacher       



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