Baker cooks up another Sportsman win

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By Claude Lewis

Blown engnes can quickly ruin a race car driver's night.

Ask Matt Blum or Shelton Bowers, who saw their Sportsman efforts left for dead last Saturday night on the high banks at Bronson Motor Speedway.

Blum was pressing Mike Baker for the lead in the 30-lap feature until lap 19, when the No. 1 car blew. Blum was tryiing for his second feature win in a row.

Instead, it was all Baker, who took the checkered in the 02 car.

Baker had won three straight before Blum?s win May 10.

Bowers had bad luck right from the get-go, as he blew the engine in his 29 car in warm-ups. He drove back to Trenton to fetch another Sportsman owned by LeRoy Davidson. Bowers was back in time to run the feature.

He tangled early with Dot Kelly's 38 car. Bowers had the backup car up to fifth place, but he went to the pits for good after Blum?s engine blew.

William Edwards ended up second in the 08 car, while Jim Higgenbotham was third in the 76 car.

Bronson's Robbie Cooper was fourth in Shane Bastow's 04 ride.

Robbie's brother -Brent -hit the winner's circle in Super Stocks, as he won by a country mile in the 97 car.

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