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Motor Racing

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Baer Field back racing with HOSS outlaws

Racing will resume at Baer Field Speedway on Saturday with the HOSS outlaw winged sprints.

Stock-car action had been postponed at the track Sept. 1 because of inclement weather.

The 150 mph HOSS sprints will be making their final appearance of the season with two drivers – Joe Swanson and Chris Neuenschwander – in the thick of a tight points battle.

Swanson, the 2011 points runner-up, holds a 46-point lead over Neuenschwander. They are expected to be challenged by Troy DeCair, a winner of Baer Field’s “Bill Lipkey Memorial” trophy, as well as Ryan Litt, Tanner Swanson, Jason Cox, Hank Lower, Geoff Kaiser and Kyle Henry.

Along with the HOSS Sprints, there will be a five-division “Super Show” of NAPA late models and modifieds at the half-mile superspeedway, plus street stocks, mini stocks and front-wheel drives on the three-eighths-mile short track.

With two races left, Derek Hoffman has about clinched the NAPA late model championship.

Rookie Mark Mason has moved to second in the points over Baer Field Hall of Fame member Scott Stovall, with 2010 champ Steve Minich Jr. in fourth.

In the modifieds, Minich leads John Gatton Jr. by 195 points. Picking up his fourth win of the season last week, Mike Mayes is in third.

In the street stocks, a win last week allowed defending-champion Larry Vandall to increase his lead to 139 over Shawn Bonar.

Kevin Dibble is on pace for his first championship in Afdent mini stocks.

He holds a 399-point lead over Brad McBride.

Dave Fisher is 300 points ahead in the front-wheel-drive field, followed by Lee Gillingham and Shawn Poffenberger.

Gates open at 2 p.m. Qualifying is at 5 p.m. And racing starts at 7:30 p.m.

Admission for adults is $18; ages 8 to 12 get in for $5, and 7 and younger get in free.

The season will conclude Sept. 22 with the Sunoco Season Championships.

For information, call 478-7223 or go to www.baerfieldspeedway.net.

jcohn@jg.net

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