Ownby grabs late model win with last lap pass

With nearly 100 cars in the pits and cool temperatures in the air, 411 Motor Speedway was packed to the rim with cars and fans.
Six classes of racing was on the schedule with the Sportsman late models being up first. A huge field of over 25 Sportsman were on hand to do battle. Rex Coffey set fast time in Sportsman qualifying turning in a 14.735 second lap. This one was filled with chaos as the yellow flag was a common theme. Coffey would put his #222 on point ahead of Zach Sise, Jed Emert and Clyde Stanton in the opening laps. The battle between Emert and Stanton was on from the green with Emert working the high line off turn two trying to get the position. Brad Seagle came into the final point race of the season with the lead but qualified back in the 10th spot. He was on go as he quickly moved up into the top seven. The caution waved for #32 of Cody Gloyne who made hard contact with the outside wall. The driver was okay but his car was heavily damaged and done for the night. Travis Fultz was making his 2016 debut at 411 and found himself in a battle with Scott Gardner. Coffey would hold on to pick up the win.
1: #222 Rex Coffey
2: #9 Zach Sise
3: #98 Jed Emert
4: #C11 Clyde Stanton
5: #t0 Travis Fultz
6: #35 Matt Tharp
7: #77 Jimmy Calloway
8: #26 Scott Gardner
9: #50 Adam Mitchell
10: #15 Bryan Cooper
11: #22 Rocky McNabb
12: #34 Philip Shockley
13: #41 Richard Bailey 
14: #1 Jr Whitener
15: #79 Josh Sneed
16: #32 John Adams
17: #25k Kyle Manis
18: #3 Foyd Self
19: #34 Terry Stone
20: #12 Drew Deaver
21: #32 Brad Seagle
22: #01 Wayne Rader
23: #68 Brandon Starnes
24: #18 Kyle Cole
25: #32 Cody Gloyne
DNS: #11 Cody Smith
DNS: #00 Chuck McMurray
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Next up was the 20 lap Classic Car feature. John Stevens has had a great 2016 season winning the track championship at Tazewell speedway. He picked up where he left off by winning the heat race earlier in the day putting his #7 machine on pole for the A main. Trouble would find Lulke Ellis who had to pull off track before the first lap was complete. Stevens took control of the race on the start ahead of last weeks winner Lee Merritt. Merritt was all over Stevens for the lead from the start. The top three didn’t waste any time putting distance on fourth place as the the early laps ticked off. Richie Overholser made his move to slip past Eli Keck and into the third spot. The top two put a full straight away ahead of third in the second half of the race. Merritt would continue to work the low line but Stevens who hold on to win in a photo finish at the line. 
1: #7 John Stevens
2: #9 Lee Merritt
3: #88 Richie Overholser
4: #8 Eli Keck
5: #xxx Josh Chesney
6: #18 Rusty Welch
7: #00 Billy Woods
8: #17 Luke Ellis

Trevor Sise once again set fast time in Steelhead Late Model qualifying with a 14.291 second lap time. A stout field was on hand with the first 9 cars in qualifying all being under 15 seconds. Sise got the pole but had to start in the second row because he’d won back to back races. The green waved and Ross White took control of the huge field with Greg Estes, John Ownbey and Trevor Sise in chase. White didn’t have any breathing room as Estes was working him over hard on the start trying to get the top spot. John Owenby qualified in the 4th position but was on the move working over Estes for the second position. Jason Welshan coming off back to back runner up finishes had his work cut out for him as he had to start from the 13th position. The top three were setting a blistering pace and quickly found themselves in lap traffic. After working him over for several laps Owenby was finally able to move past Estes and into the second spot. The pace would be slowed on lap 16 for Johnny Ridings who came to a stop on the front stretch. Back under green and Owenby was all over White for the top spot using the low line off turn two. The white flag waved and Owenby got a great bite off turn two and slipped past Ross White to pick up the win in an incredible race. 
1: #J0 John Ownbey
2: #0 Ross White
3: #31 Greg Estes
4: #73 Trevor Sise
5: #34 Ellery Leake
6: #25 Bobby Mays
7: #12 Dan Tipton
8: #32 Jason Manley
9: #20 Devin Stuart
10: #15 Bryson Dennis
11: #144 Chris Barton
12: #66 Jordan Rodabaugh
13: #1 Trig Parris
14: #2 Terry Poore
15: #7 Marty Calloway
16: #33x Cameron Skinner
17: #3 Jeremy Hicks
18: #22 Tarin Hurst
19: #7 William Overby
20: #2 Jason Welshan
21: #39 Eddie King Jr
22: #B00 Josh Henry
23: #31 Johnny Ridings
24: #46 Stephen Martin
DNS: #R12 Rodney Weeks
DNS: #98 Kelby McAlister
DNS: #22 Jamison Early

Up next was the 20 lap Mini Stock feature. John Byers earned the pole via winning the heat race earlier in the day. Green was in the air and Byers took command with Thomas Clark and Dustin Holt in chase. The top five raced hard for position with Bryant Idles trying to get second from Holt. Trouble for Travis Fox who pulled off track early and retired for the night. The top two put distance on Holt who held down the third spot. Clark would close the gap on the lead as the field crossed the halfway mark until a debris caution slowed the pace. Clark would keep the pressure on but would never be able to find a way around Byers who went on to pick up the win. 
1: #83 John Byers
2: #41 Thomas Clark
3: 32 Bryant Idles
4: #17 Dustin Holt
5: #5 No name listed
6: #49 Chris Lewis
7: #5 Mitchell Fox
8: #1 Wesley Galloway
9: #29 Clifford Sands
10: #5 No name listed
11: #F5 Travis Fox
Don Adams set fast time in Open Wheel qualifying with a 15.759 second lap time. The night would not go very well for Randy Dike who crashed hard into the turn one wall on the very first lap. Driver was okay but he had to take the long slow ride on the hook. Under green and Adams put his #90 on top of the leadboard. Last weeks winner Jody Puckett was looking for back to back as he moved himself into the runner up spot. A caution for Keith Tincher would slow the pace putting everyone else back in contention. Mikah Reams also had his hands full trying to get the third spot away from Jamie Mosley. Don Adams would pull away in the closing laps to pick up the win. 
1: #90 Don Adams
2: #J3 Jody Puckett
3: #11 Jamie Mosley
4: #19 Mikah Reams
5: #36 Billy Palmer
6: #T23 Keith Tincher
7: #11D Randy Dike
The final race of the night was the 20 lap Street Stock feature. After missing last weeks race, Skimp Henry took the pole for the A main with a 15.599 second lap time. Henry would take control of the race with Austin Neeley hot on his heels off turn two. The caution would wave shortly after when Jerry Hux, Robbie Buchanan got got tangled up and spun on the backstretch. Buchanan would continue on after some attention from his crew as would Hux. Back under green and Henry once again rocketed off turn four to the stripe in his #25. Chris Rickett moved past Jerry Hux to take over the third spot just a lap later. Vic Chandler seemed to have some handling issues on his #88 as he spun twice which meant he had to retire for the night. The track was slick which meant drivers had to be at their very best. After getting caught up in the accident earlier, Robby Buchanan had his #p21 going in the right direction as he moved past Tim Kilby. The top two had put a lot of distance between them and Chris Rickett who held down third. Henry would pull away in the final laps to pick up yet another win in his Championship season. 
1: #25 Skimp Henry
2: #3 Austin Neeley
3: #36 Chris Rickett
4: #01 Jerry Hux
5: #P21 Robbie Buchanan
6: #74 Freddy Hillard
7: #51 Dalton King
8: #T11 Tim Kilby
9: #34 Tracy McPeak
10: #J10 No Name Listed
11: #88 Vic Chandler
12: #69 Nick Pressley
13: #3 Caleb Trent
14: #13 MJ Collier
DNS: #7 Jeffrey Fox

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