Hall returns to victory lane

21 cars were on the entry list for the Street Stock feature so you knew it would be something to see. Shannon Emery set fast time in qualifying turning in a 15.614 lap time. However when the green waved it would be Chris Rickett who put his #36 machine into the lead ahead of Emery, Horton and Dave Smith. Tracy Wolfe would have a big push coming off turn two and lose several spots as the 2015 Street Stock champion slipped back to the 8th spot. Up front Emery was quickly closing the gap on his fellow Morristown native as the two inched away from Horton who held down third. First caution of the night waved on lap 7 with Dale Jackson looping his #99 machine in four slowing the pace. The filed bunched up coming to the restart and chaos showed it’s ugly face as several of the front cars tangled on the restart. Among those involved were Horton, Neely and Watson who would take the slow ride back to his hauler on the hook. Neely would continue on and try and take the 3rd spot away from Dave smith as the halfway mark approached. Up front Emery was all over the back of the leader, looking low off every turn. More trouble for Wolfe who tangled with Michael Woods bringing out the caution again on lap 16. Rickett showed the way coming across to complete lap 19 but pushed up the track in two opening the door for Emery. The two leaned on one another all the way down the back with Emery beating him back to the line in a thrilling finish.
1: #m2 Shannon Emery
2: #36 Chris Rickett
3: #27 Dwayne Fox
4: #3 Austin Neely
5: #66 Michael Woods
6: #10 Dave Smith
7: #2 Steve Hillard
8: #11 Tracy Wolfe
9: #119 Mike Williams
10: #9 Rocky Ogle
11: #35 Josh West
12: #99 Dave Jackson
13: #55 Dave Myers
14: #69 Nick Presley
15: #56 Tony Horton
16: #11 Dale Watson
17: #j3 Jeff McLemore
18: #31 Brady Lee
19: #33 Rocky Nichols
DNS: #T11 Tim Kilby
DNS: #44 Dakota Trent
After winning the heat race earlier in the day, Tommy Metler earned the pole for the 20 lap Mini Stock feature. John Byers who already had 13 wins on the season had been kept out of victory lane the past two weeks and he clearly was hungry to get back. As soon as the green waved he immediately jumped out to the lead ahead of Metler and Griffin. After starting on the pole Metler would slip back to 4th in the opening laps. Fireball Roberts picked up his first career win a couple weeks ago and he showed strength again moving past Metler. Up front Byers was slowly inching away from the pack like he’s done so many times this season. Shannon Raley was all over Chris Griffin for the runner up spot as the laps ticked off. On lap 8 Roberts continued his charge and moved into the third spot with his sights set on the runner up position. At the half way mark Byers was a full straight ahead of the battle for second and never looked back.
1: #J7 John Byers
2: #c8 Chris Griffin
3: #322 Fireball Roberts JR
4: #44 Tommy Metler
5: #32 Fireball Roberts Sr
6: #31 David Darden
7: #88 Shannon Raley
8: #5 Mitchell Fox
9: #316 Randy Martin
10: #77 Stephen Russell
11: #5 Aaron Philips
John Stevens took the top spot when the green waved of the Classic Car feature ahead of Adam Pressley and Joel Wolfenbarger who held the third spot. Trouble would find Eli Keck who spun bringing out the caution just three laps into the race. Ritchie Overholser who came close to picking up his first win of the season last week looked stout again as he worked the outside of point lead Justin Overton early on. Up front Pressley was drawing a bulls-eye on the back of Stevens. Lap after lap he looked inside for the lead but had to fall back in line. As they battled for the lead, Overton showing why he’s the point leader started eating away at their lead. On lap 13 he made his move past Pressley and into the second position behind Stevens. The top three had a comfortable lead over Wolfenbarger who had lost pace with the leaders. The caution waved on lap 18 putting everyone back in contention. Overton made a furious charge at Stevens in the last couple laps but it wasn’t enough to get the top spot.
1: #7 John Stevens
2: #98 Justin Overton
3: #07 Adam Pressley
4: #13J Joel Wolfenbarger
5: #78 Joe Keck
6: #8 Eli Keck
7: #18 Rusty Welch
8: #88 Ritchie Overholser
9: #46 James Hurst
10: #65 Michael Maiden
Up next was the 30 lap Late Model feature. In qualifying it was Trevor Sise who set fast time with a 13.729 lap being one of only two cars to break the 14 second mark. A false start resulted in row two being moved to the front. This would put Scott Shelton and Brad hall on the front row for the restart. Sise clearly wasn’t happy and it didn’t take him very long as he moved his way back into second in the opening laps. Just five laps in and the #73 was growing larger and larger in the rear view of Shelton who showed the way. With 7 laps on the board the top 3 were pulling away from the pack with Hall inching closer to the leaders. A caution on lap 9 for Raymond Shepard slowed the pace and erasing the lead the top three had built up. The field stormed into turn two on the restart and Shelton looped his machine around giving up the lead and bringing out the caution again. With the lead back in his hands Sise began to run away from the field and had a full straight lead by lap 15. It looked like he had things well in control but going into turn two he tangled with a slower car and spun ending his hopes of another win. After a bad qualifying lap Cardwell had worked his way up into second with just 10 laps left. The battle of the race was between he and Eddie King Jr who traded paint several times in the closing laps in their battle for second. Brad hall would pull away in the final laps to pick up the win.
1: #47 Brad Hall
2: #07 Jason Cardwell
3: #39 Eddie King Jr
4: #44 Chris Marcum
5: #73 Trevor Sise
6: #18 Michael Rutherford
7: #5 Scott Shelton
8: #11 Raymond Shepard
The final event of the night was the 20 lap Sportsman feature. Terry Poore earned top spot in qualifying with a 14.576 lap. Poore would rocket out to the lead ahead of Clyde Stanton and Bradley Lewelling who held onto third. Zach Sise started outside pole but quickly slipped back and was in the fourth spot when he got crossed up in two collecting Brad Seagle, Freddy Hillard and newcomer Caleb Marcum. Hillard and Marcum would both be done for the night with heavy damge. Seagle would continue on but would pull off the track shortly after. The top three quickly began to run away from everyone else as the field was thinned quickly with only a handful of cars left on track. Lewelling put the heat on Stanton for the runner up spot behind poore who was pulling away. On lap 13 he got the spot and moved past Stanton. Up front it was all Poore who cruised to another win and stretching his points lead out.
1 #2 Terry Poore
2: #07 Bradley Lewelling
3: #c11 Clyde Stanton
4: #46 Stephen Martin
5: #9 Zach Sise
6: #18 Corey Summers
7: #31 Brad Seagle
8: #44 Caleb Marcum
9: #74 Freddy Hillard
DNS #15 Rex McKinney

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