Kaleb Montgomery Wins on Eve of 21st Birthday

Kaleb Montgomery Wins on Eve of 21st Birthday


(March 20, 2021)                                                    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Kaleb Montgomery Wins on Eve of His 21st Birthday

On the eve of his 21st birthday, Kaleb Montgomery earned his first career sprint car win at Marysville Raceway by leading all 25 laps.  Montgomery was the class of the field and held off a charging Andy Forsberg at the end of the race.  Forsberg started eighth but at the half way point he moved into the second spot.  Give Montgomery all the credit as he was patient with slower traffic, ran consistent laps and survived three late restarts.  Caden Sarale was up front all night.  Sarale continues to be a force and will end up in victory lane soon.  The highlight of the evening was Jodie Robinson.  She relentlessly pounded the top of the race track lap after lap.  Watching her was the most exciting part of the night.  Shane Hopkins rounded out the top five.  Hopkins was solid as usual.

Howard Law won the 20-lap Hobby Stock feature.  Keith Ross had charged up to the front and passed Law for the lead.  The two battled off turn two and into turn three.  As they charged into three Ross and Law had contact ultimately sending Ross around.  While Ross stopped, Law continued as the leader and went on to win the show.  Jacob Johnson also charged through the field.  The Beast finished second.  Hollis Thackery was a driver on the move.  Thackery finished in the third spot.  Talk about a driver who excelled.  Jerry Bartlett was the show tonight as he maneuvered his way into a fourth-place finish.  In fact, it was like Bartlett was late to a dinner date with his co-pilot Stacey at a Home Town Buffett.  Another oldie but goodie is David Cooper.  Cooper started deep in the field and raced his way into a fifth-place finish.

Phillip Shelby dominated the 20-lap IMCA Sport Mod main event.  At one point he held over a straightaway lead.  Jimmy Ford held the second spot for a long time but near the end he was passed by Les Friend.  Friend was solid all night and will be a force to reckon with going forward.  Ford came across the line in third.  Tyler Rodgers started eighth and worked his way to a fourth-place finish.  A solid car count and good racing defined the IMCA Spot Modifieds tonight.  Looking forward to a competitive season.