Richards Is The Captain Of The Creek

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Kenny Richards went from starting 13th to being on cloud nine after his $5,000 Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod Captain of the Creek feature win at 141 Speedway. (Dan Lewis Photography)
Kenny Richards went from starting 13th to being on cloud nine after his $5,000 Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod Captain of the Creek feature win at 141 Speedway. (Dan Lewis Photography)

MARIBEL, Wis. – Kenny Richards is the Captain of the Creek and $5,000 richer following his victory Thursday night at 141 Speedway.

IMCA sport mods ran five B mains, moving the top-two into the main event field while the next three finishers ran in the last chance race, where four more were added.

IMCA stock cars brought 25 cars along with 27 street stocks, which filled out the evening’s schedule.

Stock cars ran the first main, a 20-lap nonstop run, and Aaron Karcz led three laps before Trent Nolan used the bottom of turn four to take the lead.

Between no yellows to bunch the field and a flawless bottom groove drive, Nolan had no problem taking the win.

Street stocks also ran 20 laps, with Dave DeGrave taking over on lap seven exiting turn four with the lead. Using the popular bottom line, DeGrave was unchallenged over the final 14 laps.

A 24-car field of sport mods faced a 50-lap challenge with the big payoff awaiting the first to complete the final lap.

Colby Fett led 21 laps running the top before Jayden Schmidt and Fett traded the lead several consecutive laps.  Schmidt got the top on a restart and used turns one and two to lead through lap 26.

That was when 13th starting Richards ran 24 perfect laps on the bottom while leading yo win the $5,000 in what he called, “The biggest win of my life.”

Richards noted he was surprised he could compete given the quality on the track. Also committed to the bottom was second-place finisher Doug Smith, followed across the line by Jonathon Logue, Schmidt and Elijah Koenig.