MANY, LA – A hard-fought victory.
Koty Adams nursed an ailing engine to the checkered flag first in Friday night’s Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Ollie’s Cajun Region stop at Sabine Speedway in Many, La.
Adams, of Doyline, La., narrowly fought off Tommy Rascoe as his car erupted in smoke and lost power on the race’s final lap.
Adams, utilizing the extreme outside lane of the Sabine bullring, led from the drop of the green flag before swapping the lead with Rascoe during the race’s second half.
Rascoe briefly slipped by Adams on the 16th lap. Rascoe’s time out front, however, was short-lived.
Adams regained control on the 20th circuit – and despite plumes of smoke and leaking fluid on the final circuit – thwarted Rascoe’s last-lap bid to earn the $1,000 victory, his second of the season in Round No. 8 of the Day Motor Sports point series.
“The engine blew coming to the white flag. It started smoking and losing power. I just figured it wouldn’t really help to shut it down. Had that race gone another half-lap, I wouldn’t be standing here.”
Adams credited Rascoe after the back-and-forth battle.
“My hat’s off to Tommy Rascoe,” Adams said. “He drove a clean, hard race.”
Rascoe, of Converse, La., settled for second ahead of Cody Robbins of Mansfield, La., Alan Myers of Sibley, La., and Caleb Dillard of Robeline, La., who started last in a borrowed ride after fuel pump issues with his primary No. 18.
The visit to Sabine was the first of two Ollie’s ‘Cajun Region’ events over the weekend. The series headed to Super Bee Speedway in Chatham, La., on Saturday.
To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Ollie’s Cajun Region, visit www.shorttracksuperseriescajun.com, call Tim Bates at 318.773.7704 or e-mail TCBMotorsports@aol.com. Like “Short Track Super Series Cajun Region” on Facebook or follow @shorttrackss_cajun_region on Instagram.
The Short Track Super Series ‘Cajun Region’ is presented by Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, Day Motor Sports, American Racer, Sunoco Race Fuels, Tim Bates Painting, Shed Road Auto Parts and Bob Hilbert Sportswear.
SHORT TRACK SUPER SERIES OLLIE’S CAJUN REGION RESULTS SUMMARY – SABINE SPEEDWAY AUGUST 5, 2022
Short Track Super Series Ollie’s Cajun Region Modified Event No. 8 Feature Finish (25 laps): KOTY ADAMS, Tommy Rascoe, Cody Robbins, Alan Myers, Alan Myers, Caleb Dillard, Corey Oltz, David Forbis, Thomas Holt, Danny Baglio, Joe Boswell, Mike Krompegal, Keith Badiali, Richard Holt, Anthony Meek
Day Motorsports American Racer Bonus (FREE Tire Certificate): Keith Badiali (13th)
Shed Road Auto Parts Hard Charger ($50): Caleb Dillard (15th to fifth)