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KINROSS – Local racers will head east in pursuit of the Upper Michigan Triple Crown Series, with the third and final event scheduled for Friday night at Kinross Speedpark.

The UP racing series consists of a combined points total from three regional racetracks, including Sands Speedway in Marquette, Norway Speedway and Kinross.

Two rounds of the series – in Marquette and in Norway – are already in the books.

Heading into Game 3, Joey Pontbriand leads the Super Stock Division by four points over Marquette’s Todd Maki before heading into action on Friday night. Destiny Bullard of Marquette, who is a regular at Norway Speedway, is fourth in points.

Pontbriand won the main event at Kinross in the Late Model division in 2017 and knows the track well, while Maki is the current weekly point leader at Kinross.

In the Triple Crown Stock Car division, Brian Massicotte of Kingsford leads with 102 points over Gary Thom of Aurora, Wis., who has 101 points.

Norway Speedway’s 2022 Stock Car Track Champion Joe Ostermann is currently third with 53 points. Ostermann is a two-time Triple Crown champion as he won back-to-back victories in 2017 and 2018.

In the Late Model division, Bob Goodwin and Darryl Britton, both of Marquette, are both tied with 90 points. Charlie Bell is third with 86 points, while other area runners in the hunt include Reece Gavin of Marquette with 84 points, Norway’s John Ostermann with 77 points, Derek Gagne of Seymour, Wis., with 76 points and Jay Brady of Marquette with 75 points.

In the Stock 4 division, Devin Farragh will also compete at Kinross.

Racing at Kinross begins at 7:30 p.m. EDT Friday for the final round of the Triple Crown series.



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