By Mike Spieker
ARDMORE, Okla. (March 8) – Kevin Sustaire of Emory, Texas won round three of the Dirt Dominator Thursday night at Southern Oklahoma Speedway and took home the $1,000 payday.
Sustaire matched up against Nick Roberts of Des Moines, Iowa, in the final round of the head-to-head, two and a half lap dash bracket race. Roberts won the coin toss and was awarded lane choice.
Roberts elected the preferred bottom lane but Sustaire powered around him on the outside through the first set of corners. From there Roberts had to play catch up.
Sustaire opened his advantage to three car lengths coming to the white flag. As the duo headed into the final set of turns, Roberts drove his car deep into turns three and four, pulling right up to the rear bumper of Sustaire.
However, Sustaire powered off the low side of turn four to take the checkers and lock himself into the $10,000 Dirt Dominator finale on Oct. 25 at Heart O’ Texas Speedway.
Racing continues at Southern Oklahoma Speedway with the Southern Stampede on Friday and Saturday night. IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods, and IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars will be in action both nights.
Saturday’s Modified feature is a $1,200 to win Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier.
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Round 1: Nick Roberts def. Tommy Fain; Chris Bragg def. Scott Edwards; Mike Hansen def. Jeffrey Abbey; Justin McCoy def. Curtis Allen; William Gould def. Brendon Gemmill; Shane Clement def. Russell Dickerson; Riley Simmons def. Tony Hofbauer; Kevin Sustaire def. Randy Havlik.
Round 2: Roberts def. Bragg; Hansen def. McCoy; Clement def. Gould; Sustaire def. Simmons.
Round 3: Roberts def. Hansen; Sustaire def. Clement.
Round 4: Sustaire def. Roberts.