Cardwell dominates in late model victory

After finishing second last week, Dale Watson set fast time in Street Stock qualifying with a 16.630 second lap. When the green flag waved Watson put his machine on point ahead of Pete Wright and Austin Atkins. Atkins had his hands full with Jeff McLemore who immediately put pressure on him for the third spot in the opening laps. With the top two inching away from the field the action was hot all through the pack from third on back. The 2015 Street Stock Champion Tracy Wolfe had to deal with Eric Griffth who tried working the inside line in an attempt to take away the 6th spot. Up front Wright had closed in on the back of the Ford Mustang of Watson. Wright worked the inside line coming off turn two but couldn’t get enough bite of the turn to take the lead away. The pace was slowed on lap 11 with Jason West coming to a stop in turn four. Wright kept himself tight on the back bumper but couldn’t get past Watson.
1: #11 Dale Watson
2: #51 Pete Wright
3: #14 Austin Atkins
4: ‪#‎J3‬ Jeff McLemore
5: #01 Jerry Hux
6: #11 Tracy Wolfe
7: #14 Lee Merritt
8: ‪#‎M2‬ Shannon Emery
9: #155 Eric Griffith
10: #06 Wesley Lester
11: #10 Josh Brock
12: #94 Randy Frasvre
13: #69 Nick Pressley
14: #35 Jason West
15: #119 Mike Williams
16: #411 Travis Reno
17: #6 Scotty Atkins
18: #2 Steve Hillard
John Byers took the lead on the start of the Mini Stock feature ahead of Sam Burgess, Steve Owens Jr and Chris Griffin who held down fourth. The night ended early for Brandon Johnson who made hard contact with the outside wall coming off turn four. Fluid poured from the front end of his machine as he took the slow ride on the back of the tractor. Back under green it was Chris Griffin who was working over Steve Owens Jr for the third spot just behind Byers and Burgess. The top four had pulled away from the pack and were looking to settle it among themselves. Byers had drove off to a huge lead but slowed dramatically on the last lap allowed Burgess to get past for the lead. 
1: #23 Sam Burgess
2: ‪#‎J7 John Byers
3: ‪#‎c8 Chris Griffin
4: #17 Steve Owens Jr
5: #77 Danny Tullock
6: #5 Mitchell Fox
7: #4 Freddy Breeden
8: #22 Tim Kilby
9: #88 Shannon Raley
10: ‪#‎Bo2 Brandon Johnson
DNS: ‪#‎T6 Cindy Poore
Last week Adam Pressley picked up his first Classic Car win of 2015 but this week it was points Champion Justin Overton who took the lead at the start of the feature. Joel Wolfenbarger quickly began trying to work his way up through the field using the low line under Michael Maiden. With the top two inching away up front Charlie Tharp and Pressley duked it out for the third spot swapping the position several times throughout the event. Maiden had his strongest run of the year going in the top five but bad luck found him on lap 10 as he went up in smoke. The green wasn’t out very long on the restart as Adam Pressley crashed coming off turn four ending his night early. Overton would hold off Ritchie Overholser in the final laps to pick up another win. 
1: #98 Justin Overton
2: #88 Ritchie Overholser
3: #7 John Stevens
4: #8 Eli Keck
5: #2 Chris Evans
6: ‪#‎13J Joel Wolfenbarger
7: #7 Charlie Tharp
8: #18 Rusty Welch
9: #07 Bobby Pressley
10: #07 Adam Pressley
11: #65 Michael Maiden
The dwarf cars made their first appearance of 2015 with a strong 12 car field for their debut at Tennessee’s action track. Trouble showed itself early with Albert Godsey and Cade Crutchfield tangling on the front stretch slowing the pace early. After the quick caution, Jeffrey Bohannon took the lead ahead of Jack Jenkins. Nick Davis also showed his muscle early on with a move into the runner up spot. The second caution of the night waved just three laps in with Jacob Sharp spinning off the exit of turn two.You could throw a blanket over the top four as they swapped position several times. Scott Martin started at the back of the pack but picked his way through the pack and into the third spot before the caution on lap six for Skeeter Wright. Martin put on a clinic working his way all the way up the lead on lap 8 and on to the victory. 
1: #29 Scott Martin
2: #21 Tommy Bohannon
3: #11 Mike Brown
4: #88 Jeffrey Bohannon
5: ‪#‎11x Cade Crutchfield
6: #17 Nick Davis
7: #52 Albert Godsey
8: #24 Jack Jenkins
9: #16 Walter Walsh Jr
10: #53 Skeeter Wright
11: #39 Walter Walsh III
12: #69 Jacob Sharp
Chase King set fast time in Late Model qualifying with a 13.746 second lap being one of only two cars under the 14 second mark. However that’s where the good news would end for King as he had a scary accident on the very first lap of the race. Coming off turn four, he and Cardwell were fighting for the top spot when Kings car suddenly took a violent left turn straight into the infield making hard contact with the tires in the infield. The damage was huge and would end the night for King before it even really began. The green waved and points champion Cardwell set sail ahead of Drew Kennedy. Jason Welshan started back in 7th but was working his way into the top five after just two laps. Gary Crittenden had a strong run going as he tried to wrestle the second position away from Kennedy. After just a handful of laps Cardwell had already ran away to a full straight lead until a caution on lap 8 slowed the pace. Dale Ball made his season debut and had a strong third place run going until he looped his machine in turn four sending him to the rear. Up front Cardwell dominated the rest of the way cruising to the win. 
1: #07 Jason Cardwell
2: ‪#‎k37 Drew Kennedy
3: #97 Bobby Giffin
4: #18 Gary Crittenden
5: #29 Jason Welshan
6: #1 Adam Beeler
7: ‪#‎5M Scott Shelton
8: #51 Mack McCarter
9: #101 Forrest Trent
10: #2 Dale Ball
11: ‪#‎2t Tim Maupin
12: #2 Mitchell Childress
13: #16 Scotty Gardner
14: #44 Chase King

The Mod Lites also made their debut with a 12 car field taking the green for the 15 lap feature with Ross White taking control with Alex Pits in chase. With just a couple laps on the scoreboard, Jamie Crutchfield wasn’t working by the hour as he was inside the top 5 already. Trouble found Cody Sisson as he spun coming off turn two slowing the field and erasing the lead White had built up. With the green back out Crutchfield continued his drive through the pack and into the runner up position. White held on the second half of the race and picked up the win. 
1: ‪#‎2x Ross White
2: #51 Jamie Crutchfield
3: #20 John Pitts
4: #49 Cody Sisson
5: #44 Alex Pits
6: #34 Dustin Benton
7: ‪#‎5K Shane Smith
8: ‪#‎4k‬ Michael Kelly
9: ‪#‎3k‬ Tony Kelly
10: #01 Eddie Brown
11: #23 Randy Flu
12: #31 Robbie Chancellor
Up next was the Open Wheel Modifieds who were making their third appearance on the season. Ben Petrey set sail with the green in the air with Don Adams and Jeff Cotterman in his tire tracks. Mikah Reams already had one win this season but was looking for another as he turned up the heat on John Smith for third. Up front Adams had found his line as he drew closer and closer on the back of the leader as the laps ticked off. Adams dove to the inside going into turn one but got loose off two and lost ground on the leader. Another driver on the move was Jeff Hamby who had moved himself into the 4th spot. The caution on lap 16 allowed Reams to close in on the battle for the lead. The final few laps saw the top three all over each other but never touching putting on a thrilling show for the fans in attendance. Petrey would go on to pick up the win in what might have been the race of the night. 
1: #43 Ben Petrey
2: #90 Don Adams
3: #19 Mikah Reams
4: #15 Jeff Hamby
5: ‪#‎b1 Delane Browning
6: #28 Jeff Cotterman
7: #23 John Smith
8: #4 Wayne James
9: #3 Jared Reams
10: #82 Wade Rookard
11: #7 Kenneth Reams
DNS: #36 Billy Palmer
DNS: #99 Corey Cochran
A 14.967 lap time in qualifying earned Michael Courtney the top spot for the Sportsman feature. Things got intense as soon as the race began with Courtney and outside pole sitter Wesley Ball make contact. Ball would pull off the track and retire shortly after. After showing up late Jesse Helton started at the back of the pack but quickly made his way up into the 7th spot moving past Jimmy Calloway. Just five laps in and Courtney was driving off with the lead. Kip Sawyer also looked stout as he tried to take a spot away from Wayne Rader but got sideways off turn two and pulled off track. Courtney found himself in some lap traffic in the closing laps but perfectly worked his way through them and picked up his second win in a row.
1: ‪#‎c11 Michael Courtney
2: #31 Brad Seagle
3: #c11 Clyde Stanton
4: #2 Terry Poore
5: #71 Kyle Courtney
6: #01 Wayne Rader
7: #57 Jesse Helton
8: #77 Jimmy Calloway
9: #18 Corey Summers
10: #74 Dalton King
11: #99 Bryan Cooper
12: #17 Kip Sawyer
13: #3 Wesley Ball
Brook Neil lead every lap of the Powder Puff feature ahead of Crystal Stevens and Gina Allen. 
1: #17 Brook Neil
2: #7 Crystal Stevens
3: #14 Gina Allen
4: #18 Jessica Delaver
5: #8 Sonya Keck
6: #77 Angela Valles
7: #32 Mackenzie Moore
8: #98 Michelle Overton
9: #2 Serena Ramsey

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