Third King of the Wing Victory to Helberg

Photo by David Sink

IRWINDALE, Calif. (November 22, 2014) – California's Jo Jo Helberg scored his ninth feature victory of the 2014 campaign on Saturday, November 22 after winning the King of the Wing Sprint Car Shoot Out event at Irwindale (CA) Speedway. The event is the fifth event of the series and third main event win for Helberg.

The 40-lap feature began with David Byrne taking the lead. The Wisconsin driver, who earned the USAC Silver Crown victory at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis this season, led the event for the opening 12 laps with Helberg then advancing to the first position.

Helberg led the final 28 laps to score the victory with Sierra Jackson finishing in the runner-up position for the second consecutive event. The Idaho Championship driver advanced from the sixth starting spot. Indiana's Aaron Pierce placed third with Matt Mansell and Bobby Santos rounding out the top-five finishers

In preliminary action, heat race victories were earned by Helberg, Pierce, Santos and Jackson. In Qualifying, Piece posted the best lap with an official clocking of 14.149 seconds.

The series will conclude on Sunday, November 23 at Kern County (CA) Raceway Park.

A MAIN RESULTS
POS # DRIVER LAPS
1 7 Jo Jo Helberg 40
2 25 Sierra Jackson 40
3 26 Aaron Pierce 40
4 14 Matt Mansell 40
5 22a Bobby Santos 40
6 40b David Byrne 40
7 11 Kyle Edwards 40
8 60s Tim Skoglund 40
9 3f Tim Barber 40
10 15 Eric Humphries 40
11 12 Ron Larson 40
12 33 Rick Brown 39
13 91 Bryan Warf 39
14 61 Kevin Feeney 39
15 7d Randy Dubois 39
16 65 T.J. Thorn 38
17 11x Tom Paterson 37
18 4 Alan Beck 36
19 22 Richie Larson 35
20 60 Davey Hamilton Jr. 29
21 3 Robert Beck 28
22 9 Connor Cantrell 23
23 1 Ken Hamilton 21
24 91h Davey Hamilton Sr. 13
25 07 Jacob Wilson 12