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Morton defeats Kelley to win 2022 NPK Alabama

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Street Outlaws No Prep Kings star Kayla Morton has won the second-to-last race of the season. Morton defeated Kye Kelley on Saturday night at Alabama International Dragway in Steele, Alabama.

This race was a substitute event for the non-points/non-filming event at Tulsa Raceway Park in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Before filming was scheduled to begin following a six-week break, Street Outlaws producer Mike Helmann passed away.

Kayla Morton preparing to make a pass (Photo by Courtney Paulshock Photography)

Kelley was able to gain on points leader Ryan Martin, who was knocked out in the semifinals. Martin was knocked out by Morton.

The Mississippi native was able to gain 15 points on Martin. He will go into the final race of the season just 80 points behind at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas.

The points will be double in Texas. Kelley will need Martin to go out early to have a chance to win the championship.

With the win, Morton now has 345 points. She is now in sixth place with a chance to conclude the season in the Top 5.

Morton has won two of the last five races. She also won the No Prep Kings filming event at Tucson Dragway in Tucson, Arizona.

She defeated John Odom in the final round in Arizona.

This was Kelley’s third straight loss in the final round. He has dropped five final rounds on the season.

Kelley lost to Jim Howe at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. He was also defeated by Jeff Lutz last weekend at Rockingham Dragway in Rockingham, North Carolina.

Earlier in the season, Kelley was defeated twice by Martin in the finals.

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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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