Pensacola, FL……..Bobby Santos of Franklin, Mass. wheeled his DJ Racing/Simpson Hurricane/VDS Chevy to victory in Friday night’s USAC King of the Wing/Auto Value Bumper-to-Bumper Sprint Car series opener at Five Flags Speedway. He led the last 12 laps after a competitive first 28 laps saw three different lap leaders. Santos led the opening 10 laps and Troy Decaire led the next 10. Aaron Pierce led a couple, Santos regained it for one and Pierce then led three more before finally yielding to the winner on lap 29. Kyle Edwards took second ahead of Mickey Kempgens, Ron Larson and Jacob Wilson.

 

USAC KING OF THE WING & AUTO VALUE SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: April 17, 2015 – Pensacola, Florida – Five Flags Speedway

 

QUALIFYING: 1. Aaron Pierce, 26, Pierce-13.352; 2. Kyle Edwards, 11, Wilshe-13.487; 3. Troy Decaire, 91, Puglio-13.608; 4. Sierra Jackson, 25, Jackson-13.638; 5. Dave Baumgartner, 38, Baumgartner-13.736; 6. Bobby Santos, 22A, DJ Racing-13.782; 7. Jacob Wilson, 07, WBR-13.810; 8. Shane Butler, 15, Thompson-14.036; 9. Ron Larson, 12, Larson-14.106; 10. Mickey Kempgens, 5k, Kenny-14.114; 11. Davey Hamilton Jr., 5, HGR-14.180; 12. Robert Beck, 38B, Beck-14.479; 13. Robert Stout, 23, HGR-14.718; 14. Tommy Nichols, 55, Nichols-14.771; 15. Richie Larson, 22, Larson-15.286; 16. J.J. Dutton, 86, Dutton-15.952; 17. Troy Thompson, 115, Thompson-16.159; 18. Tom Paterson, 100, Paterson-27.999 19. Blake Rose, 56, Rose-NT; 20. Dave Steele, 33, Steele-NT.

 

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Kempgens, 2. Baumgartner, 3. Pierce, 4. Jackson, 5. Dutton, 6. Stout. NT

 

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Santos, 2. Butler, 3. Nichols, 4. Edwards, 5. Hamilton, 6. Thompson. NT

 

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Steele, 2. Decaire, 3. Beck, 4. Wilson, 5. Ron Larson, 6. Richie Larson, 7. Paterson. NT

 

FEATURE: (40 laps) 1. Bobby Santos, 2. Kyle Edwards, 3. Mickey Kempgens, 4. Ron Larson, 5. Jacob Wilson, 6. Troy Decaire, 7. Aaron Pierce, 8. Tommy Nichols, 9. Richie Larson, 10. Dave Steele, 11. Dave Baumgartner, 12. Sierra Jackson, 13. J.J. Dutton, 14. Shane Butler, 15. Robert Beck, 16. Davey Hamilton Jr., 17. Troy Thompson, 18. Blake Rose, 19. Tom Paterson, 20. Robert Stout. NT

 

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-10 Santos, Laps 11-20 Decaire, Laps 21-22 Pierce, Lap 23 Santos, Laps 24-28 Pierce, Laps 29-40 Santos.

 

NEW USAC KING OF THE WING SPRINT POINTS: 1-Santos-61, 2-Edwards-60, 3-Decaire-54, 4-Pierce-54, 5-Kempgens-53, 6-Wilson-49, 7-Ron Larson-47, 8-Baumgartner-47, 9-Jackson-45, 10-Nichols-44.

 

NEW USAC AUTO VALUE SPRINT POINTS: 1-Santos-61, 2-Edwards-60, 3-Decaire-54, 4-Pierce-54, 5-Kempgens-53, 6-Wilson-49, 7-Ron Larson-47, 8-Baumgartner-47, 9-Jackson-45, 10-Nichols-44.

 

NEXT USAC KING OF THE WING & AUTO VALUE SPRINT RACE: – June 26 – Toledo (OH) Speedway

 

-USAC Press Release.  Photo Credit: Speed51.com photo

Bobby Santos Is King of the Wings At Five Flags