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Kimmel fourth at Pocono
Last Saturday, Clarksville native Frank Kimmel continued his streak of top-five finishes by placing fourth in the Pennsylvania ARCA 125 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa. It was the fourth consecutive top-five finish for the nine-time ARCA Racing Series champion.
Kimmel finished in the top five after battling a vibration on the 34th lap.
“We blistered the right-rear tire a little bit again, so that is probably what caused the vibration on the second run,” Kimmel said in a statement. “On sticker tires, the car was really free, and the whole second run we were really free. We ran as fast as we did all day the last few laps, and the car started to come around. We learned more this weekend and should be able to apply what we learned to this race car for the future. It’s always nice to have solid top-five runs and stay in the thick of the points battle.”
Kimmel now trails ARCA points leader Brennan Poole by 80 points.
Kimmel’s nephew, Will Kimmel, wound up ninth in the Clarksville-based Kimmel Racing Ford. It was the Sellersburg resident’s fifth top-five finish of the season. Henryville resident Darrell Basham ended up 28th.
Chad Hackenbracht won the race, followed by Poole and Alex Bowman. Chris Buescher was fifth.
ARCA’s next race will be this coming Saturday at Berlin Raceway in Marne, Mich.
Ohio River Greenway 5K Run/Walk
The sixth annual Ohio River Greenway 5K Run/Walk will be from 9-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22 with the start-finish line at RiverStage in downtown Jeffersonville.
Check-in will be from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the Terraced Lawn, 201 West Riverside Drive, Jeffersonville.
Early registration fees are $25 with a T-shirt and $15 without a T-shirt if runners sign up prior to Thursday, Sept. 13.
For more information, contact Shaunna Graf of the Friends of the Ohio River Greenway at 812-989-9262 or email@example.com.
>>HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Pirate Football Season Preview Show
Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting’s 2012 Charlestown Pirate Football Season Preview Show is currently on its website at the following link: www.CharlestownPiratePride.com/PreSeasonShows.htm.
The show was recorded after the Pirates’ Blue-White Scrimmage last Friday.
Jenkins places 13th in Stonehenge Open
Floyd Central High School senior Devin Jenkins finished 13th in the American Junior Golf Association Stonehenge Junior Open July 30 through Aug. 2 at Stonehenge Golf & Country Club in northern Indiana.
Jenkins shot a three-round score of 215 (2-over-par). He shot an even-par 71 in the first round and a 72 in each of the final two rounds.
Jenkins hit a hole-in-one on the par-3 third hole during the final round. He also hit a shot about 3 feet from the cup on another hole with an 8-iron from 174 yards.
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