Feature Win (#158), Dayton 100 Lap, Kil-Kare Speedway, Jun 10, 1988
MAARN:June 17,1988-Pg.3-DAYTON "100" GOES TO JOHN VALLO AT KIL-KARE - XENIA, OH - June 10 - The fourth annual Dayton "100" for Super Late Models at the Kil-Kare Speedway went to Miamisburg's John Vallo in the Joe King owned, Stenger's Truck Center sponsored Ford Thunderbird. A fine field of 33 cars were on hand for the event with all but one, Tony Wilkins, who hit the turn one concrete wall in hot laps recorded qualifying times for the event. Jack Sims and Rick Lewis set the pace the start of the century grind. Sims got the early lead as he kept his #17 in front the first 21 circuits around the third-mile asphalt track with Lewis running second. By lap 19, Vallo, who had recorded four feature wins so far at Kil-Kare, had moved up to second spot. In his smooth, Vallo-driving-style, he put the sleek #21 on the inside of Sims on lap 21 to take the lead. Vallo, who has the fastest car on the tracks in the area this year, proved that he is superior as he lapped all but the second and third place finishers. Young 22-year-old Bussie Blackford, was not to be denied his performance, as he was surely a challenge to Vallo as the youngster was within striking distance of Vallo all the way. Blackford collected $2000 for his second place finish. Vallo collected $4000 first place money. Placing third was fast timer Dick Dunlevy, Jr., (13.561) followed by Tim Ice and Robbie Dean. Dean captured the fast car dash with heats going to Wes Wilson, Larry Harris and Rick Lewis. With the top 14 qualifiers making the 100 lap event, the balance of the 24 car field had to earn their positions through the last chance event. former Sportsman driver, Ken Stookey led all the way to win the event.