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Thumper and Brutus are Winning Open Wheel Modified Cars for Kentucky Racer

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Despain Motorsports continued its winning ways with a third consecutive victory at Clinton County Speedway in Alpha, Kentucky.

Third time is the charm for three-peat winner Elliot Despain at Clinton County Speedway in Alpha, Kentucky
Third time is the charm for three-peat winner Elliot Despain at Clinton County Speedway in Alpha, Kentucky

Thumper and Brutus are both Open Wheel Modified cars owned by Despain Motorsports, and both made the Winner's Circle
Thumper and Brutus are both Open Wheel Modified cars owned by Despain Motorsports, and both made the Winner's Circle
Elliott Despain started the Open Wheel Modified race with the third quickest lap during the qualifying session and started outside the front row in his heat race. Despain went on to win the heat race and was able to claim the coveted pole position.
Despain Motorsports uses K&N on all of its vehicles on and off the track
Despain Motorsports uses K&N on all of its vehicles on and off the track

Despain will try for its fourth consecutive win at Clinton County Speedway in the Open Wheel Modified Class
Despain will try for its fourth consecutive win at Clinton County Speedway in the Open Wheel Modified Class

Despain took first place from the start and set his sights on the win. Driver Michael England was in second place and tried to get around Despain. “I was able to use the lapped traffic to keep him behind me and eventually won,” said Despain. “This is the first time that we have won a feature race with our secondary car, which we have named Thumper. We won our first two races with our car named Brutus, which is our primary car. Now we know we can win in both cars, and that is special.”

Despain Motorsports uses K&N products on Thumper, Brutus and all of its vehicles. “We use K&N because it gives us the extra power we need and keeps the dirt out of our engines,” said Despain. “K&N is a big part of Despain Motorsports.”

Racing continued for Despain Motorsports at its second race of the weekend at the Bluegrass Speedway (BOB) in Bardstown, Kentucky. There, the hunt was on for victory in Race No. 6 of the Battle of the Bluegrass Open Wheel Modified Series.

“We drew an 88 out of a 100 and by the time we hit the track for our qualifying laps, the grooves were used up,” said Billy Despain, Elliott’s father. “It was a long uphill struggle after that.” Despain started seventeenth in the 30 lap Modified Main event. He finished in thirteenth place which put him eight overall in the BOB Open Wheel Modified Series.

Team Despain will return to racing action this weekend. “We’re going to try and get our fourth consecutive win at Clinton County Speedway,” said Despain.

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