What a successful night we had on Saturday fans! If you didn’t make it out to the track, you missed a real nice one! Over 110 drivers signed in at the ticket booth, including 20 ladies for our Powder Puff races! Now we’ll take a minute to celebrate our victors! They include, Philip Thompson (Classic), Jason Gregory (Mini Stock), Jerry Hux (Street Stock), Mike Lewis (Modified), Chase King (Thunder & Lightning), Trevor Sise (Limited Late Model), Ammie Atkins (Powder Puff 1), and Angie Alvey (Powder Puff 2)!
Join us this Saturday as we close out the 2013 championship points season! Congratulations to our champions who have clinched prior to the final race: Marvin Ray (2013 Classic Division Champion), Rusty Ballenger (2013 Limited Late Model Division Champion), David Price (2013 Street Stock Division Champion) and Johnny Ridings (2013 Modified Division Champion). There’s still 2 classes left to crown champions. Rocky McNabb only needs to make a lap in the feature on Saturday to be crowned the 2013 Mini Stock Division Champion. In Thunder & Lightning, only 15 points separate the top 2, with Robbie Comer leading Rocky Ogle. Comer needs to finish no worse than 3 positions behind Ogle in order to clinch the championship. If Ogle wins, Comer would need to finish no worse than 2nd position to clinch the championship. Comer has the most wins, so he would win the tie-breaker. Ogle will need to finish 4 positions better than Comer, or win and he would need Comer to finish 3rd or worse.
We’ll get everything started with the gates opening at 3:00p ET, with the drivers meeting set for 5:00p ET and hotlaps immediately after. Adult Grandstand admission is only $10, with kids 6-11 being only $5 and kids 5 & under free. Tier Parking is $15 per person, regardless of age. Pit Passes are $25 for Adults, and $15 for kids 11 & under (minor release must be filled out). See you on Saturday as we close out the points season!
Philip Thompson and Bart Baxter your front row, ready to go, green flag! Thompson with the jump off 2, Baxter in 2nd, now several cars are together in a chain-reaction incident in 3. Caution with no laps, so it’ll be complete restart.
Green flag back in the air, Thompson back out front, Baxter in 2nd, Ritchie Overholser in 3rd with Chris Evans in 4th. Cameron Skinner in the 5th spot. Dogfight now for the 3rd spot as Marvin Ray, Evans, Logan Dukes, Joe Keck, and Skinner all within reach. Overholser gets loose, now Evans bounces off the wall, collects Overholser in 2. Caution here on lap 8.
Green flag back in the air, Thompson picks up where he left off, now Dukes powers into 2nd, and in turn 4, Ray goes around off the front bumper of Matt Tharp in turn 4, caution here on lap 11.
Green flag back in the air, Baxter wants to challenge for the 2nd spot, he’s inside Dukes, now Ray drops to the bottom in 2, he’ll lose a couple spots as Keck and Skinner make it around. Thompson checking out over Dukes and Baxter with 14 laps complete. Caution here on lap 17 as Overholser is around in 2.
Green flag back in the air, time has expired so it’ll be a green/white/checker finish. Checkers on this one, it’s Thompson with the win over Dukes and Baxter.
Cautions: 4 (Laps: 0, 8, 11, 17)
Leaders: 24-Thompson (1-18)
Time of Race: 15 minutes 45 seconds
Marty Phillips and Jason Gregory your front row, ready to go, green flag. Gregory with the jump off 2, Phillips in 2nd, Rocky McNabb in 3rd. Tommy Metler and Bryant Idles side by side in 3, now Metler inside on David Singleton, now Singleton has something break on his machine, he takes a really hard hit into turn 1. He’s shaken up but is ok. The engine was reportedly nearly knocked out of that car he hit so hard.
Green flag back in the air, Gregory with the jump off 2, Phillips in 2nd, McNabb and Metler the next 2. Now caution flies as debris is in turn 4 but not before Phillips cuts a tire after running it over.
Green flag back in the air, Gregory off 2 with the lead, McNabb in 2nd with Metler in 3rd, but now Randy Helton is around in 2. Still lap 2.
Green flag back in the air, Gregory off 4 showing the way over McNabb and Metler. Mike Townsend in 4th with Brandon Johnson in 5th. John Byers in 6th with Phillips hounding him, making his way back up from the rear. Phillips inside on Byers, can’t make it happen yet. Both drivers catching up with Johnson, they’re nose to tail off 2. Gregory has checked out, McNabb in 2nd, Metler in 3rd with Townsend about a half car length back. Phillips looks inside on Byers, can’t make it happen, now Johnson slows into 3, he’ll crawl to the frontstretch where caution flies here on lap 9.
Green flag back in the air, McNabb gives a bump to Gregory, but now off 2 Gregory opens it up a car length over McNabb. Checkers on this shortened feature due to time, Gregory takes the win over McNabb and Metler.
Cautions: 3 (Laps 1, 3, 9)
Leaders: 21-Gregory (1-12)
Time of Race: 18 minutes 20 seconds
Brady Lee and Shannon Smith your front row, ready to go, green flag, but into turn 1, Shorty Ledford goes around.
Green flag back in the air, now David Clark in 2 gives a bump to Lee, now into 3 he’ll bump Smith, Clark looks inside for the lead, into 1 he’ll lean on Smith, into 3 he’ll go around and collects Smith. Caution flies.
Green flag back in the air, Shannon Emery now the leader, Lee in 2nd, Jerry Hux in 3rd, now Lee with a slide, Hux takes 2nd but now Ledford is around in 4, collects Clark and Austin Byrd.
Green flag back in the air, but now there’s an altercation around victory lane and caution must be thrown.
Green flag back in the air, Hux your leader, Jon Cook in 2nd, now caution flies as Isaac Boring is around in 4.
Green flag back in the air, Hux showing the way, Cook trying to stay in touch but they’ll make a lap and caution flies as Ledford is around in 3.
Green flag back in the air, Hux opens the gap off 2, and off 4 he’ll pull away even more. Lee outside on David Price for the 3rd spot, but Ledford is around in 2, caution here on lap 5.
Green flag back in the air, Lee looks inside on Cook, falls back in line. Boring goes around in turn 2 here on lap 6.
Time has expired so it’ll be a green/white/checker finish. Green flag in the air, Cook tries inside on Hux, falls back in line off 2. Now Scott Atkins is around in 4, caution here on lap 7.
Green flag back in the air, we’ll try green white/checker. Green flag in the air, and they’ll make it a lap with Hux taking the win over Cook and Price.
Cautions: 9 (Laps 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
Leaders: 1-Clark (1), M2-Emery (2), 01-Hux (3-8)
Time of Race: 20 minutes 30 seconds
Mike Lewis and Josh Beal your front row, ready to go, green flag. Mike Lewis shows the way off 2, Steve Owens Jr in 2nd, Kevin Lewis powers inside him, now Tony Spoon spins in 3, caution with no laps complete. Spoon also collects Tony Lindsey. All cars should be able to continue.
Green flag back in the air, Mike Lewis with the jump into 1, Owens in 2nd, Beal in 3rd. Now Spoon is around again in turn 3, caution still on lap 0.
Green flag back in the air, Mike Lewis powers off 4 and into 1, opening about 4 car lengths off 2. Owens Jr up high in 3, he’s in 2nd, 3rd is Freddy Romines. Beal and Spoon the next 2. Johnny Ridings completes a lap so he has officially clinched the 2013 Modified Division Championship. He’s inside 3-wide with William Hux and Shane Taylor. Up front, Mike Lewis simply driving away, as Romines closes in on Owens Jr. Ridings now inside Beal for the 4th spot, now Romines powers around Owens Jr, now Owens Jr into 3 pulls back inside but can’t make anything happen. Mike Lewis now with a straightaway lead, Ridings has pulled into the 3rd spot as he chases Romines. Ridings powers down low into 3, inside off 4, side by side into 1 and Ridings with a slide so Ridings will slow up. Now Beal slowing into 3, caution here on lap 8.
Green flag back in the air, Ridings inside on Romines into 1, now Kevin follows Romines up high, Ridings hangs tough down low into 3. Mike Lewis now out to about a 20 car length lead over Romines, but caution in 4 as Spoon is around. That’s strike 3 so his night will be done.
Green flag back in the air, Romines wants the lead, side by side with Kevin Lewis off 2, they’ll run out of room as they touch, but both drivers keep it clean, now next lap off 2 Kevin Lewis pulls inside, he’ll power around Romines off 4. Lindsey now around Ridings to claim the 4th spot. Mike Lewis, Kevin Lewis, and Romines the top 3, Ridings pulls back inside on Lindsey, the bottom groove just isn’t productive tonight, at least yet. Ridings slips pas Lindsey, now side by side with Romines. Checkers on this one, Mike Lewis takes the win over Kevin Lewis and Romines.
Cautions: 4 (Laps 0, 0, 8, 10)
Leaders: 15-Mike Lewis (1-17)
Time of Race: 15 minutes 39 seconds
Thunder & Lightning
David Kerr and Chase King your front row, ready to go, green flag. King jumps off 2 with the lead, David Miley sneaks into 2nd, put Kerr back to 3rd, now Robbie Comer inside on Rocky Ogle as he tries to gain points on Ogle. Only 10 points separate the top 2 right now with 2 points races left in the season. King showing the way over Miley. Ogle in 3rd, Comer inside with a slide as Kerr drops back to 5th. 5 laps complete and so far it’s been clean and green, but now caution spins in 4 here on lap 6, Josh Davis is around.
Green flag back in the air, now Miley goes high in 2, he’ll bounce off the wall, caution flies as Miley slows.
Green flag back in the air, Comer inside King for the race lead into 1, Comer not going away quietly as he stays within a couple car lengths. Ogle now in the 3rd spot as Bradly Lewelling slides up into 4th as the rest of the field closes up on them. Mack McCarter now with a nudge to Tom Larcher, now McCarter around Kerr for the 5th spot. Kerr challenges back inside, falls back in line. Now McCarter inside on Lewelling for the 4th, give McCarter sole possession of 4th. King and Comer your top 2, Comer still a couple car lengths off the lead, but now Davis is around in 4, caution here on lap 12.
Green flag back in the air, Ogle powers inside on Comer, falls in line off 2. King showing the way, now McCarter challenges Ogle for the 3rd spot, now Comer pulls inside on King, falls back in line off 4. Comer still trying to get the win to get 10 or more extra points on Ogle. Comer inside for the lead once again but off 4 falls back in line. Caution here on lap 17 as Davis is around in 2.
Time has expired, so it’ll be green/white/checker. Green flag in the air, they’ll make it around a couple more times with King taking the win over Comer and Ogle.
Cautions: 4 (Laps 6, 6, 1,2 17)
Leaders: 44-King (1-19)
Limited Late Model
Adam Beeler and Trevor Sise your front row, ready to go, green flag. Sise with the jump off 2, Beeler back to 2nd, Jason Welshan outside for the 3rd spot over Josh Collins. Jason Manley powers inside and around Josh Henry. Behind him, Jason Cardwell chases Henry, into 3 he’ll power inside. Sise pulling away as Collins tries to sneak past Welshan, but caution flies here as Shane Roberts slows off 2. 4 laps are complete.
Green flag back in the air, Sise powers off 4, but Welshan is to his inside, and now that’ll cause a pileup in 1 with at least 6 cars receiving damage. Welshan would be put to the rear for causing the caution, where he would then pull off the speedway to save his equipment.
Green flag back in the air, Sise shows the way into 1, Collins in 2nd, he’ll get jacked up by Beeler, and Collins will pull away. Beeler in 3rd, Greg Martin and Rusty Ballenger the next 2. Cardwell knocking on the door for the top 5 as he’s inside Henry, he’ll have a slide into 3 and almost wash up into Henry, but both drivers keep it straight. Sise in command as Collins brushes the wall in 2, he’s trying to reel in Sise with 10 laps complete. Now Sawyer is around in 2, caution here on lap 11.
Green flag is back in the air, Sise is in the lead. Collins is in second as Martin is about two car lengths behind. Caution as Josh Evans spins in turn four with 15 laps in.
Green flag is back out as Sise is in the lead, and Collins in 2nd and Martin in 3rd. Collins is a car length away from Sise. Collins catching Sise in the turns. Collins is staying right with Sise, Martin is about four car lengths away from Collins. Five laps to go and Collins almost passes Sise in turn four. Checkered flag comes out with Sise winning, Collins in 2nd and Martin in 3rd.
Cautions: 4 (Laps 4, 4, 11, 15)
Leaders: 73-Sise (1-30)
Time of Race: 24 minutes 43 seconds
Powder Puff 1
In the first Powder Puff race, this race was open to all cars except Late Models. This one was a tough fought finish as Ammie Atkins would take the checkers, earning herself her first-career victory!
Powder Puff 2
This Powder Puff race was open to Late Models only. Angie Alvey and Amber Henderson would duke this one out. Alvey would slip by with just a few laps remaining as Henderson struggled with lap traffic. Henderson, off turn 4 would make one-last effort to take the victory, but it was Alvey picking up her first-career victory!