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DayMotorsports.com Race Recap: Randall, Webb, Kiphen notch big wins at HOT

ELM MOTT, Texas (April 8, 2022) — Rising star Chase Randall, Oklahoma-based promoter/racer John Webb and veteran racer Sid Kiphen all earned feature wins in their respective divisions, as officials hosted the Gordon Wooley Memorial for Bandit Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) cars on Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway.

Randall powered to victory in the BOSS A Main; Webb dominated the IMCA Modified feature, while Kiphen earned his win in a hotly-contested tilt for IMCA Southern SportMods. 

Lance Hanson Jr. (Factory Stock); Benji Kirkpatrick (Outlaw Street Stock); and David Goode Sr. (IMCA Stock Cars) were also feature winners on a cool, breezy night for racing in central Texas. 

Randall, 17, of Waco, led all 25 laps and had to survive six restarts before earning top honors. Casey Burkham worked his way past multi-time feature winner Michael Day to secure second, while Day settled for third. 

Rodney Henderson and Corby Scherb finished fourth and fifth, respectively.

“It was a clean race overall,” Randall told veteran announcer Joe Spillman in Victory Lane. “The track kind of threw me a curve ball during mid-race. Michael Day showed me his nose, and luckily the caution allowed me to move down there in an attempt to hold him off. 

“Once I got down there, I just made too many driver errors. I missed the bottom a couple of times; I hit the infield tractor tire on the restart, that kind of thing. Luckily, it didn't hurt the car too badly. Overall, it was a good night, and I want to thank my Mom and Dad for letting me do this.” 

Finishing sixth through 10th in the Gordon Wooley Memorial for BOSS Sprints were John Carney II, Junior Jenkins, Scott Evans, Blaine Baxter and Shane Redline. Six cautions slowed the pace, all for minor incidents with the exception of Cody Price's hard wreck on the front stretch. 

Randall's margin of victory over Burkham was 1.847 seconds, a huge margin in Sprint car competition. 

Webb, of Paul's Valley, Oklahoma, the promoter at Southern Oklahoma Speedway, led all 20 laps of the fast-paced Modified feature. Jon White got by Casey Brunson in the closing laps to secure second, while Brunson filled out the podium. Chris Morris and Eric Tomlinson rounded out the top five. 

“I want to thank my wife, my family at home and the Good Lord,” a humble Webb said in Victory Lane. “We changed the car a lot between our qualifying heat and the feature. I told the guys I almost wanted to start at the rear, because I figured it was going to be tight. It was actually pretty good.”

Finishing sixth through 10th in the IMCA Modified A Main were William Gould, Kevin Green, David Goode Jr., Matthew Day and Arizona-based driver Austin Kuehl. Only one caution slowed the pace at lap 10 when Josh McGaha's car fell off the pace in Turn 2. 

Webb's margin of victory over White was a whopping 3.118 seconds, meaning he had them covered. 

Kiphen, of Gatesville, Texas, led all 15 laps of his feature like the true veteran he is on the ovals. Taylor Florio gave chase throughout yet set settled for second, while multi-time winner Brandon Geurin filled out the podium in third. 

Michael Dabney and red-hot rookie Trevor Cogburn completed the top five. 

“I need to thank Pat McGuire for letting me drive his car last week,” Kiphen said in Victory Lane. “I broke my glasses when I did that; I had to send my wife to Waco to get me a new pair because I can't hardly see a thing without them. 

“I'll also thank Ricky Robbins and Roy, Ty at Bud's BBQ, and McGuire's Trucking for their support. I'm just glad I can still wheel a car. This sure feels good tonight.”

Finishing sixth through 10th in the IMCA Southern SportMod feature were Damon Hammond, Pat McGuire, Corbin Willett, John Rodriguez and Jack Lewis. Only one caution slowed the pace when James Keilly put his No. 51 machine into the spin cycle. Kiphen's margin of victory was 1.347 seconds.

Once again Selby Holder and his staff did a great job to keep the program moving, despite having nearly 100 (99, actually) cars in the pits spread across six divisions. They knocked out 13 heats and a B Main for the BOSS sprints, took a brief in the action for track prep, then cranked out the A Mains. 

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By Phil Whipple, RaceOnTexas.com Staff Writer

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