Love Leads George Snider Classic Winners

Jesse Love in victory lane. (David Sink photo)
Jesse Love in victory lane. (David Sink photo)

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Jesse Love, Grant Duinkerken and Kalib Montgomery won their respective feature events at the George Snider Classic at the Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway on Saturday night.

Love bested 12 other POWRi-BCRA midgets in a 25-lap grind around the third-mile track. He started in the third spot in the Morris Racing No. 47m and passed early leader Robert Dalby. Love would finish ahead of Shannon McQueen and Terry Nichols.

Duinkerken led all 20 laps from the pole in the IMCA Western RaceSaver 305 feature. He would finish ahead of Grant Champlin and Monty Ferreria and would lap up to the sixth-place finisher Michael Pombo.

Montgomery would take the 30-lap wingless feature and finish in front of T.J. Smith and Ricky Kerkbride. Thirteen cars would take the green with added starters Pombo and Duinkerken who removed their wings from the preceding race and tagged the rear of the field.

Pombo would finish fifth while Duinkerken would take a seventh-place finish in cars which were prepared to run without their normal wings.

A standing-room-only crowd watched the event having come over at the conclusion of King of the Wing event at the adjoining half-mile paved track.