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Kelley defeats Lutz to win NPK Minnesota

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Street Outlaws No Prep Kings star Kye Kelley is now tied with Ryan Martin in the points lead. The Mississippi native won the Invitational on Saturday at Brainerd International Raceway in Brainerd, Minnesota.

Kelley defeated Jeff Lutz in the final round. With the win, Kelley won the $40,000 purse.

Kye Kelley preparing to make a pass (Photo by Street Outlaws LIVE/Facebook)

Show Stopper was out front early in the race. Kelley maintained the lead for a large lead at the end of the race.

Discovery Channel will air this show at a later date.

Lutz had an issue with his car after the finish line. According to live feeds, his car caught on fire.

Track personnel rushed to his aid. One man was seen putting a hose inside the hood of Lutz’s GTO.

This is Kelley’s second win on the season. He also won the first points race of the season at Virginia Motorsports Park in North Dinwiddie, Virginia.

Kelley was able to take advantage of Ryan Martin being eliminated in the first round. The Oklahoma native lost to Scott Taylor.

Now, Kelley and Martin have 300 points. These two drivers, along with the other teams, will make the trek south to Houston Raceway Park in Baytown, Texas for next weekend’s event.

This is their final race of the first half. Some of the teams will be off for July, as the OG 405 show and Fastest in America are filmed by Pilgrim Studios.

If the drivers are not able to compete in July in those two shows, they will have several weeks off to regroup for the second half of the NPK season in August.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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