Pounds repeats at Bakersfield's Bud Nationals
By Stephanie Odomcaliforniaondirt.com
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (Oct. 13) — Hometown driver Brad Pounds captured Bakersfield Speedway’s lucrative Late Model finale for the second year in a row, earning $3,000 Saturday in the conclusion of the 27th annual Budweiser Nationals. | Slideshow | Friday's results
The fourth-starting Pounds, who topped 36 entrants in qualifying, raced to victory in the caution-free 40-lapper for the second year in a row at the third-mile oval.
Jeremy Shank of Salem, Ore., finished second with Andy Obertello of Hollister, Calif., in third. Ricky Thornton Jr. of Chandler, Ariz., and Jason Papich of Nipomo, Calif., rounded out the top five finishers.
Notes: Pounds, son of former West Coast standout Scott Pounds, drives the No. 1P sponsored by Mid-Cal Fabrication, Richie McGowan, Polinos Racing and Black Jack Power Swivel. ... Only Pounds and John Lowrey were under 14 seconds in time trials. ... Missouri invader Jesse Stovall won $2,000 in Friday's Bud Nationals event. Stovall piloted a No. 36 car owned by Larry Brown and wrenched by Chris Sivesind this weekend at Bakersfield. ... The event brought the track's season to a close.
Budweiser Nationals: (1) Brad Pounds, (2) Jeremy Shank, (3) Andy Obertello, (4) Ricky Thornton Jr., (5) Jason Papich, (6) Mike Johnson, (7) Clay Daly, (8) Nick Bartels, (9) Tommy Malcolm, (10) Bobby Hogge, (11) John Lowrey, (12) Tony Toste, (13) Richard Papenhausen, (14) Trevor Glaser, (15) Greg Walters, (16) Ron Bartels, (17) Chris Barnett, (18) Larry Childress, (19) Steve Drake, (20) Dino Napier, (21) Devin Crockett, (22) Mike Kirby. Fast qualifier (among 36 cars): Pounds, 13.592 seconds. Heat race winners: Obertello, N. Bartels, Papenhausen, Glaser. Consolation winners: Hogge, Walters. Dash winner: Johnson.