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Elliott Despain Gets Open Wheel Modified Win at Ponderosa Speedway Fall Classic

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Despain said winning the race in front of his entire crew, his parents and girlfriend, made it that much sweeter.
Despain said winning the race in front of his entire crew, his parents and girlfriend, made it that much sweeter.
Here's an inside scoop on impressing your significant other, take them to Ponderosa Speedway, Kentucky's "Baddest Bullring" to experience their first ever dirt race, then while they're having a grand time watching the action - win the race. That beats dinner and a movie anytime. And it's exactly what K&N sponsored Elliott Despain did.

Ponderosa Speedway and the United Super Dirt Car Series (USDCS) combined efforts for the Fall Classic at Ponderosa Speedway, with a record number of cars showing up for the 2011 event.
Elliott Despain won Open Wheel Modified Class at the Ponderosa Speedway Fall Classic and he set the fast time as well.
Elliott Despain won Open Wheel Modified Class at the Ponderosa Speedway Fall Classic and he set the fast time as well.
The Friday Night Rumble was jam packed with 33 Super Late Models, 25 Open Wheel Modifieds, nine Street Stocks, and three four-wheel drive, four-cylinder cars. Despain, driving in his No. 75 car took the checkered in the Open Wheel Modified Class, setting the fast time in the process.

"There were a lot of cars there due to most other racetracks already having ended their seasons, and we had pretty decent weather for the end of September as well. So with both those things combined it produced a great night of racing," Despain told K&N Race News. "It was very special to get the win. My entire crew was there, and I had my parents there as well supporting me. It was also a special night because this was the first dirt race my girlfriend, Delana, had ever been a part of, and getting to watch me win really topped it off."
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The Despain Motorsports crew used the Ponderosa race as a practice run to test their new engine before heading to the Fall Nationals at Eldora.


Despain started the evening off on a positive note by qualifying fourth overall out of the 25 car field. "After qualifying, I then won the heat and started on the pole of the feature," continued Despain. "We led every lap of the race and brought home a great win! It was such a great race for us because we had just gotten our motor back after losing it earlier in the year. We used Ponderosa as a practice run testing out the new car prior to going to Eldora."

The Despain Motorsports crew and their No. 75 Lucas Oil Products sponsored race car featuring K&N products ended the 2011 season fifth overall in the super competitive American Modified Series. "We had three wins, several top-fives and top-ten finishes," added Despain. "We are going to the Fall Nationals at Eldora in Rossburg, Ohio this weekend, and we have another weekend scheduled the 20th and 21st of October."

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