Keeping Pace

SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2009, 3:27 P.M.

Thompson Wins INSSA Season Opener

Shelby Thompson's dominating performance at Stateline Speedway's INSSA event may make him the early favorite for the championship. (Photo courtesy Stateline Speedway) (The Spokesman-Review)
Shelby Thompson's dominating performance at Stateline Speedway's INSSA event may make him the early favorite for the championship. (Photo courtesy Stateline Speedway) (The Spokesman-Review)

Shelby Thompson showed his Bill Thompson's Auto Sales Chevrolet will be strong throughout the Inland Northwest Super Stock Association 2009 season en route to the series season opening victory at Stateline Speedway.

Thompson Dominate at INSSA Opener

Courtesy: Seth Sands, Stateline Speedway

POST FALLS, IDAHO - April 26, 2009 - Shelby Thompson dominated the Inland Northwest Super Stock Series season opener at Stateline Speedway Saturday night. The fast time driver combated cold and ever changing track conditions to take the win in the 100-lap race.

Thompson took the lead from Montana's Bodie Morton, winner of a dash race, on lap 13 for the victory. Thompson nearly lapped the entire field halfway in the race before a caution saved second place driver Jeff Fenton from going down a lap.

Fenton battled to a solid second followed by Kameron McKeehan of Lewiston, Idaho, dash winner Jeff Little, and Kit VanBuskirk rounding out the top five. Twelve cars started the event slowed five times for cautions.

Dan Robinson piloted his vintage Sprint Car to fast time and won the 10-lap main event for the Golden Wheels, West Coast Vintage Racer's event. Butch Duren won a dash race in a restored Roadster. Chuck Harring took his Midget to a win in the dash.

Don Kudrna and Frank Volz Sr took the top three. The team of Lenora McMurtry and Marvin Price finished seventh.

Aaron Nevers dueled fast time and dash winner Kip Elliott for the 25-lap Street Stock main event. Nevers also won the battle in the heat race when Elliott avoided a slower car ending up in the outfield with damage.

Defending Street Stock champion Ned Pennington finished third followed by Keith Williams and Will Whitlow.

Next Saturday the late models of the ICAR Racing Series take to the track along with Outlaw Compacts and Hobby cars. Events start a new start time of 6pm. General admission is $10 for adults; kids under six are free.

The wild, wacky, unpredictable action of Wednesday Night Fever continues every Wednesday at 6pm with the cars and superstars of the Road Runners,
Fever 4's, plus the wild and crazy Bump to Pass division. Adults are just $5.75; kids under the age of nine accompanied by adults are free.

For more information about Stateline Stadium Speedway including upcoming events, promotions and participant updates log onto or contact the event hotline at 208-773-5019.

Stateline Stadium/Speedway
4/25/09 Results

Fast Time - Shelby Thompson, 13.408. Trophy Dash -- A) Jeff Little; B) Bodie Morton. Heat - A) Shelby Thompson; B) Andrew Zimmer.  Main - 1) Thompson; 2) Jeff Fenton; 3) Kameron McKeehan; 4) Little; 5) Kit VanBuskirk; 6) Greg McKinley; 7) Ross Cooper; 8) Morton; 9) Zimmer; 10) Rusty Webb.

Fast Time - Dan Robinson, 14.917. Trophy Dash -- A) Butch Duren; B) Chuck Harring.  Main - 1) Robinson; 2) Don Kudrna; 3) Frank Volz Sr.; 4) Butch Duren; 5) Dick Nelson; 6) Alan Frame; 7) Lenora McMurtry/Marvin Price; 8) Brian McMurtry.

Fast Time - Kip Elliott, 14.917. Trophy Dash -- 1) Elliott. Heat - 1) Aaron Nevers.  Main - 1) Nevers; 2) Elliott; 3) Ned Pennington; 4) Keith Williams; 5) Will Whitlow; 6) Dean Hegel Jr.; 7) Tim Brown.

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