Eddie King Jr. takes late model win

Picture perfect weather and a packed grandstand played host to 7 classes of racing action as Tennessee’s Action Track was back.
Wayne Rader put his #01 machine on pole during qualifying for the 20 lap Modified Street feature along side Brad Davis who picked up the win the previous night at Volunteer Speedway. With the green in the air, Davis used the high line off turn two to take the lead ahead of Rader, Chris Rickett, Michael Woods and Scott Atkins. Willie Busler was on the go early as he moved past Atkins and into the top five in his #31. Rickett and rader had a great battle for the runner up spot with Rickett making the pass. Davis seemed to have the best car as he looked to sweep the weekend but slowed with mechanical issues and had to retire for the night. With Davis off track that put the battle for the lead between Rader and Rickett and what a great battle it was. Rickett seemed to have found something on the low line but the momentum from the top kept the former Sportsman track champion in the lead. Door to door racing but never once touching put on a great show for the packed stands. Rickett would keep the pressure on but lost out in a photo finish at the line.
1: #01 Wayne Rader
2: #36 Chris Rickett
3: #66 Michael Woods
4: #31b Willie Busler
5: #20 Scott Atkins
6: #88 Brad Davis
7: #17 Tony Reed
DNS: #14 Austin Atkins
DNS #44 McKenlee Hall
Next up was the 20 lap Sportsman feature. Zach Sise set fast time in qualifying putting his #9 on top of the charts. The green waved and Andy Ogle took the top spot ahead of Sise, Brad Seagle, Clyde Stanton and Terry Poore who rounded out the top five. Trouble early for Nicholas Shelton who slowed with some fluid coming from the back of his machine. After a lengthy cleanup it was back to racing with the 2016 Sportsman Champion Clyde Stanton moving past Sise on the restart and into the third spot. Seagle was on go as he was all over the back of Ogle for the top spot. The caution would wave for Ryan Carrey who went for a spin off the exit of turn four. Carrey would have a tough night as he went for another spin later on and had to call it a night early. The battle between Sise and Stanton for the third spot was still intense as they fought each other hard the entire race. Eventually Sise would prevail and take the position away. After picking up his first win of the season a couple weeks ago, Josh Sneed found trouble as he and Floyd Self tangled with both drivers calling it a night. Up front Seagle would keep the heat on but Andy Ogle would hold him off to pick up the win. 
1: #68 Andy Ogle
2: #31 Brad Seagle
3: #9 Zach Sise
4: #C11 Clyde Stanton
5: #50 Adam Mitchell
6: #29 Terry Poore
7: #32 Cody Gloyne
8: #55 Brandon Taylor
9: #10 Bubba Long
10: #49 Grant Corum
11: #3 Floyd Self
12: #79 Josh Sneed
13: #57 Joron Horton
14: #9 Derrick Meadors
15: #41 Richard Bailey
16: #18 Kyle Cole
17: #555 Ryan Carrey
18: #9 Nicholas Shelton
DNS: #1 Brandon Starnes
Joe Keck and John Stevens would earn the front row for the 20 lap Classic Car feature via winning their heat races earlier in the day. Keck would take the lead on the start with Stevens, Will Carey, Richie Overholser and Scott Lacy. Carey and Stevens had a tight battle for the runner up spot as the early laps ticked off. Stevens would get loose on the exit allowing Carey to move past and take the runner up spot away behind Keck. It wouldn’t last long as Stevens chased him back down and took the second spot back. Stevens was on a rail as he took the lead away from Keck on lap 6. Trouble for Tony Trent who would bring out the caution as he went for a spin in turn one slowing the pace. Back under green and Carey had his hands full with Overholser as they battled for the third spot. After running up inside the top five early on the night would come to an early end for Scott Lacy who pulled off track with heavy smoke coming from his machine. Keck had found the right line as he closed back in on Stevens for the lead in the final laps. However Stevens would hit his marks and pick up the win in a great race. 
1: #7 John Stevens
2: #78 Joe Keck
3: #9 Lee Merritt
4: #16 Will Carey
5: #18 Ritchie Overholser
6: #501 Tony Trent
7: #2 Bradley Hutchinson
8: #44 Chris Nix
9: #17 Luke Ellis
10: #8 Eli Keck
11: #24 Scott Lacy
DNS: #11 Tim Stevens
John Byers won his heat race for the Mini Stock earlier in the day but because he’d won consecutive races he had to start in the sixth position. It’d be Tommy Newton who took the lead on the start ahead of Thomas Clark, Steve Owens Jr, John Byers and David Darden. The top five drivers put some distance between themselves and Samuel Fox who had the sixth spot. The caution would wave for Steve Miller and Alex Holbert who got together on the exit of turn four. Miller would retire early with damage. Back under green and Darden and Owens JR had a great battle for the fourth position. Byers had worked his way up through the pack and into the second spot just past halfway. Newton had lead every lap but found himself getting caught up in slower traffic allowing Byers to eat into his lead. Byers has been the most successful Mini Stock driver at 411 the past couple season and was looking to continue his dominance but Newton wasn’t gonna give it up without a fight. Byers worked the low line with Newton keeping the speed up on the outside line. NEwton would hold on to pick up his first win of the season. 
1: #T2 Tommy Newton
2: #83 John Byers
3: #41 Thomas Clark
4: #31 David Darden
5: #17 Steve Owens Jr
6: #5 Samuel Fox
7: #7 Alex Holbert
8: #00 Steve Miller
Up next was the 30 lap Steelhead Late Model feature. Austin Neely earned the pole in qualifying along side former track champion Jason Cardwell. Neely took control of the field on the start with Cardwell, Eddie King Jr. Chase King and Ross White in his tire tracks. Josh Henry made his move early getting past white and into the top five in the opening laps. Cardwell began to eat into the lead Neely had with Chase King closing in on Eddie King JR for the third spot. Neely opened the door on the exit of turn two and Cardwell took advantage to try and take the lead away. Neely got loose and clipped the left rear of Cardwell sending him hard into the outside wall on the backstretch. Both drivers would call it a night with Cardwell having to take the long slow ride on the hook back to his hauler. With the top two being off track that handed the lead over to Eddie King Jr. Josh Henry didn’t have a great qualifying lap but had worked his way up to the second spot as he reeled in King Jr for the lead. Trouble for Ross White who slowed and came to a stop in turn two ending his night early. Rusty Ballenger started last but put on a driving clinic as he moved all the way up into the third spot. Josh Henry had ran down Eddie King Jr but over drove turn four and tagged the wall hard resulting in an early night for the leader of the Boo Crew. Up front Chase King had taken over the second spot trying to run down the leader. King Jr would hold on to pick up his first win of the year. 
1: #157 Eddie King Jr
2: #44 Chase King
3: #29 Rusty Ballenger
4: #144 Chris Barton
5: #18 Gary Crittenden
6: #4 Michael Smith
7 #4 Clyde Overholt
8: #G2 Jerry Green
9: #B00 Josh Henry
10: #1 David Clark
11: #0 Ross White
12: #3 Austin Neely
13: #07 Jason Cardwell
14: #87 Robert Horsley
Jeff Hamby won his third straight pole for the Open Wheel modifieds. In previous weeks he had lead early but gave up the lead late. This time he took the lead on the start but a quick caution for Darren Slone who spun on the opening lap. Back under green and Hamby the lead lead with point leader Jody Puckett, Amos Bunch and Jason Hill in chase. Puckett made a move early on to put himself into the second spot but Amos bunch would take the spot away the next lap. Logan Hickey started in the rear after not turning in a qualifying lap but began moving his way up through the field up into the sixth position but had mechanical problems on lap 7 ending his race early. The top two began to pull away from the rest of the field with Hamby still showing the way. Bunch had closed in on the back of Hamby who seemed to be having trouble getting off turn four in the second half of the race. A late caution for Tyler James who spun on the front slowed the pace putting everyone back in the mix. Hamby would inch away a little on the restart with Jody Puckett and Amos Bunch fighting it out for the second spot. Hamby would hold on to pick up his first win of the year. 
1: #15 Jeff Hamby
2: #50 Amos Bunch
3: #J3 Jody Puckett
4: #7 Jason Hall
5: #4 Wayne James
6: #T92 Billy Palmer
7: #4 Tyler James
8: #16 Logan Hickey
9: #5 James Cole
10: #18 Darren Slone
Tim Kilby won the first ever 602 Street Stock race. 
1: #99 Tim Kilby
2: #c5 Shawn Henry
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