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May 5, 2018
Robert Baker Wins a Thriller in Eighth Annual Pelican 50
Arkansas Racer Surges from 12th-Starting Spot for $4,000 Payday
Vivian, Louisiana (05/05/18) – Robert Baker only led one lap on Saturday night during the eighth annual Pelican 50, but it was the most important one. The Arkansas-racer – who started 12th – snared the lead from Jack Sullivan on the final lap to score the $4,000 COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) victory at Louisiana’s Ark-La-Tex Speedway.
During the race’s early stages New Vision Graphics Pole Sitter, Jon Mitchell along with Gavin Landers took turns at the front of the field before Jack Sullivan took the lead.
The current point’s leader and Midwest Sheet Metal Marked Man looked to be on his way to his third series’ win of the season, but Baker had other ideas. The pilot of the #71 Black Diamond Race Car surged to the lead on the final lap to take the $4,000 victory.
The win was the second series triumph of the year for the Bryant, Arkansas competitor and the fifth of his career.
Sullivan, Billy Moyer, Cade Dillard, and Tanner Kellick completed the Top-5 finishers.
Baker received the Larry Shaw Race Cars Hard Charger Award after winning the feature from the 12th-starting spot.
Gavin Landers received the Henryetta Ford Hard Luck Award after seeing his night come to an end on lap 8 after a tangle with a lapped car, while battling for the lead.
The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series heads to Mississippi next weekend – May 11-12 – for a doubleheader. Action opens on Friday night with a $2,000-to-win event at Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi) and a $2,500-to-win program on Saturday night at Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi).
For more details on the races please visit www.GreenvilleSpeedway.net and www.MagnoliaDirt.com .
The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series presented by Lucas Oil is sponsored by and would like to thank all of their sponsors including- COMP Cams, Lucas Oil, Hoosier Racing Tires, Larry Shaw Race Cars, New Vision Graphics, Black Diamond Chassis, Midwest Sheet Metal, Beene Oil Co., Quarter Master, Allen Manufacturing, Mid State Golf Cars, ROCKHARD Powder Coating, Mark Martin Automotive Group, Mark Martin Powersports, Henryetta Ford, Central Arkansas Pest Services, Beach Veterinary Services, Racing Head Service, Kellick Farms, Midwest Automation, P&W Sales, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.
For the latest information on the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series presented by Lucas Oil, please visit www.COMPDirt.com .
COMP Cams Super Dirt Series – May 5, 2018
Ark-La-Tex Speedway (Vivian, Louisiana)
1)Robert Baker 2)Jack Sullivan 3)Billy Moyer 4)Cade Dillard 5)Tanner Kellick 6)Jon Mitchell 7)Scott Crigler 8)Chandler Petty 9)Austin Theiss 10)B.J. Robinson 11)Robby Moore 12)Hunter Rasdon 13)Zach McMillan 14)Robbie Stuart 15)Chad Mallet 16)David Payne 17)Gavin Landers 18)Travis Ashley 19)Chris Clark 20)Clay Fisher
MSR Mafia Fast Qualifier: Jon Mitchell (12.715 seconds)
Black Diamond Chassis Heat Race #1 Winner: Jon Mitchell
Allen Manufacturing Heat Race #2 Winner: Chandler Petty
KARR Transportation Heat Race #3 Winner: Gavin Landers
New Vision Graphics Pole Sitter: Jon Mitchell
Henryetta Ford Hard Luck Award: Gavin Landers
Larry Shaw Race Cars Hard Charger:
COMP Cams Top Performer: Robert Baker
Lap Leaders: Jon Mitchell, Gavin Landers, Jack Sullivan, Robert Baker