By David Smith, Jr., OKTidbits
CALHAN, Colo. (June 8) – Todd Plemons took the lead at the start and held off Zach Blurton to claim his first-career Lucas Oil POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing 305-ci sprint car feature Saturday at El Paso County Raceway.
Tracey Hill and Plemons started on the front row for the 20-lap IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature finale with Hill taking the lead as the initial green flag fell. The race quickly went caution when two cars got together entering turns one and two.
On the complete restart, Plemons took the lead while Zach Blurton charged from his fourth starting position to take the runner-up position as Hill fell back to third.
Plemons kept up the pace the rest of the distance and picked up his first career series victory and a $1,100 paycheck while two-time and defending tour champion Blurton came home second.
Scott Cochran finished third while Jeremy Huish picked up the Keizer Wheels Hard Charger award coming home fourth from his ninth starting position. Dalton Webb rounded out the top five.
Feature results – 1. Todd Plemons; 2. Zach Blurton; 3. Scott Cochran; 4. Jeremy Huish; 5. Dalton Webb; 6. Mark Walinder; 7. Darren Robertson; 8. Frank Martinez; 9. Kevin Schramek; 10. Kyler Johnson; 11. Tracey Hill; 12. Monte Hein; 13. Aaron Ploussard; 14. Coby Pearce.