Opening-Lap Surge Propels Richards To ‘Gopher 50’ Triumph At Deer Creek Speedway
By Kevin Kovac, WoO LMS P.R. Director
SPRING VALLEY, MN – July 13, 2011 – Josh Richards of Shinnston, W.Va., made a spectacular surge to the front on the opening lap and never looked back en route to capturing Wednesday night’s 32nd annual NAPA Auto Parts ‘Gopher 50’ Charity Late Model Race at Deer Creek Speedway.
The 23-year-old superstar vaulted from the fourth starting to the lead at the initial green flag, capping the explosion by splitting front-row starters Clint Smith of Senoia, Ga., and Rick Eckert of York, Pa., rounding turns three and four. He turned back a late challenge from Brian Birkhofer of Muscatine, Iowa, to register his third victory of the 2011 World of Outlaws Late Model Series season and first-ever at the Queensland family’s three-eighths-mile in southern Minnesota.
Read more• Richards Is Grand In Gopher 50