GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. — Taking the lead from Ryan Kitchen on lap seven, Casey Shuman rolled to his third win of the season with the Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps WAR Series Friday at Valley Speedway.
Polesitter Kitchen got a good start as he moved in front of Chris Parkinson once the green flag waved. The duo would run this way over the first four laps as Shuman and Chad Goff had a heated battle for third.
On lap five, Shuman worked his way past Parkinson and into second as he quickly moved in on Kitchen. In lapped traffic, Shuman passed Kitchen and quickly extended his lead.
By lap nine, Goff had moved past both Parkinson and Kitchen into the runner-up spot. With ten laps in the books, the red would come out for a flip involving Kevin Risley.
The next few laps would see an abundance of yellow flags as Shuman was up to the challenge and stayed in the top spot. Behind Shuman, Goff and Parkinson were wheel to wheel battling for the second spot. Parkinson would take over the spot on lap 16 for good.
With 19 laps complete, three cars spun over the bank in between turns three and four. With a huge concern of how much fuel drivers might have left due to the excessive yellow flags and with curfew looming, the decision was made to throw the checkered flag.
Shuman picked up his third win in the Hockett Racing/Korte Transportation No. 75. Parkinson, Goff, Cody Baker and Rik Forbes rounded out the top five.
Casey Shuman, Chris Parkinson, Chad Goff, Cody Baker, Rik Forbes, Riley Kreisel, Craig Carroll, John Helm, Kenny Potter, Casey Baker, Josh Stephens, Jeff Wingate, Ryan Kitchen, Chad Tye, Bradlee Ryun, Nathan Ryun, Jim Cameron, Ryan Rector, T.J. Muths, Warren Johnson, Doug Fry, Brandon Dunham, Kevin Risley, Mike Moore, Clyde Knipp.