TEXARKANA, Ark. — Two-time and defending COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) champion Logan Martin raced to the $5,555 victory on Friday night in the second annual Kenneth Mitchell Memorial at Texarkana 67 Speedway.
The win marked his first of the season and the ninth of his career.
“Man it feels great to get that first win, get that monkey off your back and just make the rest of the season go that much smoother,” Martin said in victory lane. “The first part of the year we were kinda struggling there and we hit the road. We ran the first two weeks of Summer Nationals and World of Outlaws, Lucas Oil stuff and it just makes you that much better when you come back here to run regional stuff.”
When asked what it means to win the Kenneth Mitchell Memorial race, Martin said, “Man, it’s awesome. The money is always nice, but Jon Mitchell is a buddy of mine and to win the memorial race for his dad means a lot.
“I know the Mitchell family is big around this area, so to win this race in honor of Mr. Mitchell means a lot to us and we won’t take it lightly.”
Mark Martin Automotive Fast Qualifier Tyler Stevens brought the field to the green flag for the 40-lap feature with Martin running alongside him. Martin assumed control of the lead at the drop of the green flag and not even three cautions could keep him from picking up the win.
Kyle Beard, Jamie Burford, Morgan Bagley and Stevens completed the top-five finishers.
On Saturday night at I-30 Speedway, a $5,000 CCSDS winner’s check is on the line during the track’s Autism Awareness Night at the Races.
The Lucas Oil ASCS and Cadillac Chassis IMCA Stock Cars will share the night’s spotlight.
Feature (40 Laps): 1) Logan Martin, 2) Kyle Beard, 3) Jamie Burford, 4) Morgan Bagley, 5) Tyler Stevens, 6) Timothy Culp, 7) Mason Oberkramer, 8) B.J. Robinson, 9) Brian Rickman, 10) Scott Crigler, 11) Clayton Stuckey, 12) Jon Kirby, 13) Hunter Rasdon, 14) J.C. Waller, 15) David Payne, 16) Dean Carpenter, 17) Dewaine Hottinger, 18) Jarret Stuckey, 19) Joseph Long, 20) Preston Farmer, 21) Joey Smith, 22) Brandon Carpenter, 23) Brad Couch