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Successful Inaugural SFP Grand Prix Weekend At Kansas Speedway
Posted by: newsla on Aug 18, 2013 - 07:16 AM
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Successful Inaugural SFP Grand Prix Weekend At Kansas Speedway

Crack open the record books for Jordan Taylor and Max Angelelli as the winners of the inaugural SFP Grand Prix at Kansas Speedway.


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Typically, Taylor starts the races for Wayne Taylor Racing and Angelelli is the “closer.” But tonight at a new track, the team decided to make a change and it proved to be the right move as Taylor held off Scott Pruett during the final 30 minutes of the race for the victory by .568 of a second, which also put the team back atop the Daytona Prototype (DP) point standings with two races remaining in the series. Alessandro Balzan and Leh Keen won the Grand Touring (GT) race, while Joel Miller and Tristan Nunez won the GX race.

The Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race provided plenty of action throughout the course of the two and a half hour race that saw John Edwards and Matt Bell capture the first checkered flag in the series at Kansas Speedway running in the Grand Sport (GS) class. Bell and Edwards beat the team of Nick Longhi and Matt Plumb by less than a half of a second. Shelby Blackstock, the son of country superstar and actress Reba McEntire, and his teammate Joey Atterbury finished third. In the Street Tuner (ST) class, Taylor Hacquard and Derek Jones took home the checkered flag.

In the first race of the day, the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series provided lots of action that wasn’t sorted out until the final lap. Al Carter, who finished second in yesterday’s race, stood atop the podium when the checkered flag flew today. Yesterday’s race winner Kevin Conway finished second. Jenner Racing, with father-son duo Bruce and Burt Jenner, had a top-four finish today, after finishing eighth in yesterday’s race.

Tickets for Kansas Speedway’s October races are on sale now by calling 866.460.RACE (7223) or logging onto www.kansasspeedway.com. The Hollywood Casino 400 (the fourth race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup) is Oct. 6 and tickets start at $64. The Kansas Lottery 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race is Oct. 5 and the Kansas Lottery 98.9 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards race is Oct. 4.

Parking is always free at Kansas Speedway and fans can bring in one 14x14x14-inch soft-sided cooler with their favorite food and beverages.

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