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August 20, 2013

Justin Grant outlasts the rest at Klash

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While Heydenreich lost the race, he did win the points title for the week, Joey Greening was third, Gage Walker finished fourth while Aaron Schuck ended up fifth.

In the UMP modified race, Wheatfield, Ind.’s Nick Allen was able to overtake the lead from Nick Westfall thanks to a caution with a few laps left to get the win.

“That caution was the key, but I had to hold on for the last lap,” Allen said. “I tried to outrun him as fast as I can but it was tough to get him.”

Allen gets his 16th win of the season and is currently third in the UMP national standings after winning a race on Friday at Shady Hill Raceway in Indiana.

After Westfall, Josh Ferguson was third, Dave Baldwin was fourth and Chad Evans was fifth. Also, Baldwin, Nate Zimmer, Chad Kinder, Donovan Lodge and Roger Cary ended up with bonuses for being the top five finishers of cars who raced without the usual tops on their cars.

The Pro Late Models made their first appearance at VCS with Mt. Vernon’s Aaron Heck getting the win in his first appearance at the track, holding off Tyler Allen.

“I have actually been here many times because my dad worked with Rodney Melvin,” Heck said. “So I have seen many races here, but it was the first time I have every raced a car here.”

Heck is the UMP national points leader and he is very close to clinching the title.

“I just need three wins to clinch the title,” Heck said. “Zach Lyons, who shares a car with me, is second and we both race at our home track at Granite City. He wants to win the final race of the season in October there so I want to wrap things up quickly so I can relax and have fun for that final race.”

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