Western Midget Racing Opener Goes To Prickett

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David Prickett won Saturday's Western Midget Racing event at Adobe Mountain Speedway.
David Prickett won Saturday’s Western Midget Racing event at Adobe Mountain Speedway.

GLENDALE, Ariz. – David Prickett scored his 11th Western Midget Racing presented by Masters Design and Construction victory by conquering Saturday’s season opener at Adobe Mountain Speedway.

The victory marks the fourth different venue where Prickett has prevailed in WMR competition and gives him the debut win for the series in the Copper State.

Nine stock production-powered midgets were on hand for the non-points opener. Prickett won the opening heat race from the outside pole before Cory Brown duplicated the feat in the second heat race.

A three-car inversion for the 20-lap feature placed Greg Jewett on the pole on the fifth-mile dirt oval. Prickett took the win from the third starting position, holding off Brown by a scant .625 seconds. Jewett’s debut was a strong one, finishing third ahead of fellow debutant Aasa Flores and Gary Dunn.

The finish:

1. 0FG David Prickett [3]; 2. 29 Cory Brown [2]; 3. 74 Greg Jewett [1]; 4. 6 Aasa Flores [5]; 5. 12h Gary Dunn [6]; 6. 17 Megan Moorhead [9]; 7. 5 CJ Bunch [8]; 8. 50 Kala Keliinoi [7]; 9. 99 Darren Brent [4]

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