Chris Windom Takes Kokomo Klassic Win On July 8, 2018

Chris Windom explains how he nipped Robert Ballou at the flagstand for the win. Photos by Jim DenHamer.

Last year’s USAC National Sprint Car Champion showed that he is still on top when it comes to Indiana dirt, winning the Kokomo Klassic on July 8, 2018, at Kokomo Speedway. Winning the first heat race, Windom started on the inside of the second row for the feature.

Battling for every inch of ground, Windom chased Robert Ballou making a last lap pass at the flag stand to win the prestigious event.  Kevin Thomas Jr., C.J. Leary, and Justin Grant rounded out the top five. Justin Clark won his heat race and the feature event in the winged 305 sprint car supporting class.

7/8/2018 at Kokomo Speedway Recap:

Non Wing 410 Sprints

Qualifying 1: 1. 30-C.J. Leary, [5]; 2. 17G-Scott Weir, [7]; 3. 3C-Kyle Cummins, [2]; 4. 5-Chris Windom, [6]; 5. 99-Jay Waugh, [1]; 6. 63-Josh Cunningham, [3]; 7. 58-Jamie Frederickson, [8]; 8. 21S-Bryar Schroeter, [4].

Qualifying 2: 1. 6-Mario Clouser, [1]; 2. 12-Robert Ballou, [6]; 3. 50-Tony DiMattia, [4]; 4. 21H-Travis Hery, [3]; 5. 89BW-Braydan Willmington, [8]; 6. 52-Isaac Chapple, [5]; 7. 777-Kayleb Bolton, [2]; 8. 78B-Adam Byrkett, [7].

Qualifying 3: 1. 3-Dakota Jackson, [6]; 2. 63T-Kevin Thomas Jr, [3]; 3. 71P-Shane Cottle, [1]; 4. 4-Justin Grant, [5]; 5. 57-Clinton Boyles, [8]; 6. 97X-Tyler Hewitt, [2]; 7. 18-Jarett Andretti, [4]; 8. 37-Dave Gross, [7].

#4 Justin Grant and #63 Kevin Thomas Jr.

#57 Clinton Boyles and #50 Tony DiMattia.

Heat 1: 1. 5-Chris Windom, [1]; 2. 30-C.J. Leary, [4]; 3. 17G-Scott Weir, [3]; 4. 3C-Kyle Cummins, [2]; 5. 99-Jay Waugh, [5]; 6. 63-Josh Cunningham, [6]; 7. 58-Jamie Frederickson, [7]; 8. 21S-Bryar Schroeter, [8].

Heat 2: 1. 12-Robert Ballou, [3]; 2. 52-Isaac Chapple, [6]; 3. 21H-Travis Hery, [1]; 4. 50-Tony DiMattia, [2]; 5. 6-Mario Clouser, [4]; 6. 89BW-Braydan Willmington, [5]; 7. 78B-Adam Byrkett, [8]; 8. 777-Kayleb Bolton, [7]

Heat 3: 1. 4-Justin Grant, [1]; 2. 71P-Shane Cottle, [2]; 3. 63T-Kevin Thomas Jr, [3]; 4. 18-Jarett Andretti, [7]; 5. 57-Clinton Boyles, [5]; 6. 97X-Tyler Hewitt, [6]; 7. 37-Dave Gross, [8]; 8. 3-Dakota Jackson, [4]

#78 Adam Byrkett and #777 Kayleb Bolten.

#5 Chris Windom, #71 Shane Cottle, #30 CJ O’Leary.

B Feature 1: 1. 89BW-Braydan Willmington, [2]; 2. 63-Josh Cunningham, [1]; 3. 78B-Adam Byrkett, [5]; 4. 58-Jamie Frederickson, [4]; 5. 777-Kayleb Bolton, [8]; 6. 21S-Bryar Schroeter, [7]; 7. 37-Dave Gross, [6]; 8. 97X-Tyler Hewitt, [3]; (DNS) 3-Dakota Jackson.

Chris Windom.

A Feature 1: 1. 5-Chris Windom, [3]; 2. 12-Robert Ballou, [1]; 3. 63T-Kevin Thomas Jr, [9]; 4. 30-C.J. Leary, [4]; 5. 4-Justin Grant, [2]; 6. 71P-Shane Cottle, [5]; 7. 3C-Kyle Cummins, [10]; 8. 52-Isaac Chapple, [6]; 9. 17G-Scott Weir, [7]; 10. 18-Jarett Andretti, [12]; 11. 21H-Travis Hery, [8]; 12. 57-Clinton Boyles, [15]; 13. 50-Tony DiMattia, [11]; 14. 99-Jay Waugh, [13]; 15. 6-Mario Clouser, [14]; 16. 89BW-Braydan Willmington, [16]; 17. 78B-Adam Byrkett, [18]; 18. 63-Josh Cunningham, [17]; 19. 58-Jamie Frederickson, [19]; 20. 777-Kayleb Bolton, [20].

For the lead #5 Chris Windom passes #12 Robert Ballou.

Justin Clark.

305 Sprints – Winged

Qualifying 1: 1. 30-Anton Hernandez, [5]; 2. 02-Brandon Long, [3]; 3. 75-Andy Bradley, [1]; 4. 23-Luke Bland, [6]; 5. 19-Alfred Galedrige Jr, [2]; 6. 11-Scott Bradley, [4]; 7. 4-Colin Parker, [8]; 8. 18-AJ Carlson, [7].

Qualifying 2: 1. 14-Ethan Barron, [5]; 2. 28K-Patrick Kren, [3]; 3. 14C-Danny Clark, [4]; 4. 78-Justin Clark, [6]; 5. 16-Jackson Slone, [1]; 6. 22H-Rod Henning, [7]; 7. 39-Damon Fortune, [8]; 8. 3G-John Gurley, [2].

Qualifying 3: 1. 15J-Jeff Wimmenauer, [3]; 2. 17-Kendall Ruble, [8]; 3. 23P-John Paynter Jr, [4]; 4. 57-Tyler Fitzpatrick, [6]; 5. 50K-Kevin Champoux, [7]; 6. 42-Brayden Clark, [2]; 7. 48-Nick Hall, [1]; 8. 77-Jeff Devault, [5].

#11 Scott Bradley and #14 Danny Clark.

#23 John Paynter and #17 Kendall Ruble.

Heat 1: 1. 30-Anton Hernandez, [4]; 2. 23-Luke Bland, [1]; 3. 75-Andy Bradley, [2]; 4. 19-Alfred Galedrige Jr, [5]; 5. 4-Colin Parker, [7]; 6. 11-Scott Bradley, [6]; 7. 18-AJ Carlson, [8]; 8. 02-Brandon Long, [3].

Heat 2: 1. 78-Justin Clark, [1]; 2. 14-Ethan Barron, [4]; 3. 22H-Rod Henning, [6]; 4. 14C-Danny Clark, [2]; 5. 39-Damon Fortune, [7]; 6. 16-Jackson Slone, [5]; 7. 28K-Patrick Kren, [3]; 8. 3G-John Gurley, [8].

Heat 3: 1. 23P-John Paynter Jr, [2]; 2. 15J-Jeff Wimmenauer, [4]; 3. 17-Kendall Ruble, [3]; 4. 57-Tyler Fitzpatrick, [1]; 5. 50K-Kevin Champoux, [5]; 6. 42-Brayden Clark, [6]; 7. 77-Jeff Devault, [8]; 8. 48-Nick Hall, [7].

B Feature 1: 1. 11-Scott Bradley, [1]; 2. 02-Brandon Long, [7]; 3. 16-Jackson Slone, [2]; 4. 42-Brayden Clark, [3]; 5. 3G-John Gurley, [8]; 6. 48-Nick Hall, [9]; 7. 18-AJ Carlson, [4]; 8. 28K-Patrick Kren, [5]; 9. 77-Jeff Devault, [6].

#39 Damon Fortune and #22 Rod Henning.

#78 Justin Clark and #23 Luke Bland.

A Feature 1: 1. 78-Justin Clark, [2]; 2. 75-Andy Bradley, [7]; 3. 14-Ethan Barron, [6]; 4. 23-Luke Bland, [1]; 5. 19-Alfred Galedrige Jr, [10]; 6. 15J-Jeff Wimmenauer, [3]; 7. 02-Brandon Long, [17]; 8. 11-Scott Bradley, [16]; 9. 23P-John Paynter Jr, [5]; 10. 14C-Danny Clark, [11]; 11. 30-Anton Hernandez, [4]; 12. 22H-Rod Henning, [8]; 13. 39-Damon Fortune, [14]; 14. 4-Colin Parker, [13]; 15. 16-Jackson Slone, [18]; 16. 57-Tyler Fitzpatrick, [12]; 17. 50K-Kevin Champoux, [15]; 18. 3G-John Gurley, [20]; 19. 42-Brayden Clark, [19]; 20. 17-Kendall Ruble, [9].

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Bobby Kimbrough

Bobby grew up in the heart of Illinois, becoming an avid dirt track race fan which has developed into a life long passion. Taking a break from the Midwest dirt tracks to fight evil doers in the world, he completed a full 21 year career in the Marine Corps.
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