McGaha, Abbey, Davis, Anderson, Kristenek, Pritchett pace Saturday’s Icebreaker action at Abilene Speedway
February 27, 2012
Night two of Abilene Speedway’s annual Icebreaker on the ¼ mile, high-banked, red clay, oval saw several new cars sign in for the evening including former IMCA Modified Champion, PJ Egbert in his recently finished new ride. As part of the Icebreaker, tonight’s show was also the first race of IMCA’s Lone Star Series, for all four classes - Modified, Sportmod, Stock Car and Hobby.
Along with the IMCA Classes, the Street Stocks, Jr. Mini Stock and Pure Stocks were also on hand for a second night of track points racing.
Sunday concludes the weekend with racing starting at 1:00pm for the IMCA Modifieds, Southern Sportmods, Stock Cars and Hobby Stocks as they do battle for round 2 of the Lone Star Series.
McGaha Out Muscles Sustaire in Mod Main
Abilene’s Josh McGaha was able to hold off last night’s winner Kevin Sustaire in the 20-lap IMCA Modified main, but the win came at a price. McGaha had his motor blow up on the final lap as he and Sustaire swapped the lead on the final circuit. Andy Gage got out front early before giving up the top to McGaha at halfway. Sustaire, who battled to get past Gage in the waning laps, quickly caught McGaha as his motor began to sour. Sustaire got a sniff at the lead in turns 1-2, but McGaha fought back in the final corner to eke out the victory.
On the initial start of the IMCA Modified main, Gage got out front with Tristan Sikes, McGaha and John Gober on his tail, but Ben Ketteman, Bo Newton and Danny Hogue tangled in turn 2 for a complete restart. On the second try Sikes hung on top beside Gage through turns 1-2, but Gage got the advantage off turn 4 for the lead. Sikes fell in line second with Gober, McGaha and Monte Bolton in pursuit.
Sustaire got by Bolton for fifth While McGaha looked outside Gober for third, taking the spot on lap 2. Sustaire was next to put Gober back a spot, while Keith White worked past Bolton for sixth. Tyler Iverson and Bolton made contact fighting for a spot with Iverson going around for a lap 6 caution. On the restart McGaha continued to pressure Sikes for second and took the spot.
Just as McGaha jumped outside Gage, and White took fifth from Gober an infield tire on the track brought out yellow on lap 9. Once back to green McGaha looked high again, with Sikes, Sustaire and White almost three wide for third. At the crossed flags it was McGaha out front, Gage, Sikes, Sustaire and White in the top five.
Sustaire finally took third from Sikes as Jimmy Gustin made his way up to sixth. White put Sikes back to fifth on lap 11. As the top six ran single file, there was still side by side racing from seventh on back. Sustaire began to put the heat on Gage for second and got the spot with three to go.
With two to go Sustaire had closed on McGaha to within two car lengths. On the final lap Sustaire got the nose out front off turn 2 as the leaders ran wheel to wheel down the back stretch and into turn 3. McGaha got the edge back coming off (turn) 4 beating Sustaire back to the checkers in the Texas Roadhouse, A City Speed, Showtime Signs & Designs, Extreme Bodies, L&M Farms, Fletchers Custom Engines, Dirt Works Chassis.
“The car was perfect the whole time,” commented McGaha. “I couldn’t ask for a better car. I put a hole in the radiator at some time and noticed the water temperature was going up. I saw it was up to 230, but it wasn’t slowing down, so I didn’t either. On the last lap it nosed over and it was all it had to make the last lap. I couldn’t be happier with Russ Fletcher’s motor, anyone else’s wouldn’t have taken the abuse I give this one.”
Kevin (Sustaire) got by me on one end on the last lap in turn 1. He slipped a little bit in turn 3 and I was able to get back by him and nose him out at the line. I just got lucky I guess. I cost me a motor to do it though. Kevin and I race a lot, but I didn’t know that he was there till the last couple laps. Every time we race with Kevin, it’s clean.”
“I think in the heat we may be to do some passing today, but the feature is going to be tough. Hopefully we have some luck on the draw and get a good starting. If not, we’ll try something, even if it’s the high side.”
911 Josh McGaha, Abilene
71 Kevin Sustaire, Emory
021 Andy Gage, Whiting, Ia.
1 Keith White, Academy
99 Tristan Sikes, Eunice, NM
19 Jimmy Gustin, Marshalltown, Ia.
23 Chris Elliott, Eastland
72 Charles Brewer, Abilene
52 John Gober, Poolville
7 Vince Ogle, Lubbock
12 Brandon Stewart, Forney
29 Jamie Campbell, Adkins
371 Ben Ketteman, Pflugerville
02 David Davis, Sweetwater
707 PJ Egbert, Copperas Cove
98 Tyler Iverson, Albion, Nebr.
444 Joe Spillman, Marble Falls
69 Danny Hogue, Abilene
89 Bo Newton, Bangs
41 Monte Bolton, Lubbock
IMCA Modified B-mains(Top 4 to A-main)
B-main #1 19 Jimmy Gustin, Marshalltown, Ia., 69 Danny Hogue, Abilene, 29 Jamie Campbell, Adkins, 371 Ben Ketteman, Pflugerville
B-main #2 23 Chris Elliott, Eastland, 12 Brandon Stewart, Forney, 444 Joe Spillman, Marble Falls. 89 Bo Newton, Bangs
IMCA Modified heats(Top 2 to A-main)
Heat 1 7 Vince Ogle, Lubbock, 1 Keith White, Academy
Heat 2 98 Tyler Iverson, Albion, Nebr., 02 David Davis, Sweetwater
Heat 3 72 Charles Brewer, Abilene, 911 Josh McGaha, Abilene
Heat 4 021 Andy Gage, Whiting, Ia., 707 PJ Egbert, Copperas Cove
Heat 5 41 Monte Bolton, Lubbock, 52 John Gober, Poolville
Heat 6 71 Kevin Sustaire, Emory, 99 Tristan Sikes, Eunice, NM
Abbey goes Flag to Flag in Sportmod Scramble
Defending IMCA Southern Sportmod champion, Dean Abbey (Haslet) took a step towards repeating at the head of the class scoring the first of the Lone Star Series events for 2012. Abbey got the point in turn 1, then never looked back as he ran wire to wire to the checkers. Kevin Green kept Abbey honest challenging Abbey early and keeping the pressure on during the final stages of the 20-lapper, but was unable to mount a serious challenge at the end.
It was nearly three wide for the lead as the 23-car IMCA Southern Sportmod main took the green between Abbey, Green and Mike Easterwood. As lap 1 sorted the field it was Green, Johnny Torres, Easterwood and Kevin Rutherford trailing Abbey. Sid Kiphen made quick work of Rutherford for fifth as Torres closed the gap on Green.
As Abbey began to creep away, Green, Torres and Kiphen were nose to tail for second. Easterwood spun from a five car for sixth after contact with Ronnie Welborn, who was sent to the tail. Once back under green, Abbey and Green broke away from Torres and Kiphen while James Blaylock again worked his way up from starting in the back, to seventh.
At the crossed flags it was Abbey, Green, Torres, Kiphen and Rutherford in the top five with Blaylock and Cody Leonard wheel to wheel for sixth. Cory Williams spun on lap 10 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Abbey got a good jump, while Blaylock got by Leonard for sixth and along side Rutherford.
Abbey was just about to stretch his legs when Robby Crabtree and Williams tangled for a lap 18 caution, rebunching the field. On green, Abbey broke away, while Blaylock slowed from fifth and Justin Shaw had trouble running seventh. Both were able to limp off track leaving Abbey in the Abbey Racing, Braka Operating, Pro Fit, E&E Kustom Paint & Body, JL Racing, Tumbleweed BBQ, Abilene Powder Coating, TM Racing, Centex Motorsports, Chase Me Race Engines, Express Race Car to snag the victory.
“It was a mixture of things to get the win tonight,” stated Abbey. “This new Express will come off the corner like nothing I’ve ever driven before. I couldn’t do this without the help and support of family and crew. The way they had the car set was amazingly good. Everything has just come together and it’s been a good weekend.”
“When I got this new I just was hoping to be consistent. We weren’t able to practice any until Thursday night. We spent the night trying to get used to the car and learn what the car liked. We wanted to have a strong start in the new and hopefully pick up some wins.”
“The best of the best are here for the Icebreaker, and the competition is really tough. I’m just glad to be able to run up front like we have this weekend. This car is really good on the dry slick and I hope will be good today too. We’ll see how the draw goes, starting position is important on Sunday’s track.”
IMCA Southern Sportmods
26 Dean Abbey, Haslet
15 Kevin Green, Robinson
166 Johnny Torres, San Antonio
58 Sid Kiphen, Gatesville
88 Doug Easterling, Rule
9 Kevin Rutherford, Flower Mound
37 Cody Leonard, Sinton
77 Tyler Fain, Tuscola
48 Bradley Poor, Abilene
59 Chad Hertel, Abilene
223 Nick Roberts, Des Moines, Ia.
5 Tad Reutzel, Burt. Ia.
690 Todd Bartlett, Abilene
97 Julie Boettler, Farmington, NM
387 Allen Montgomery, Ft. Worth
30 Josh Modde, Des Moines, Ia.
80 Mike Easterwood, Sundown
511 Cory Williams, Slaton
20 Ronnie Welborn, Princeton
12 James Blaylock, Altus, Okla
55 Justin Shaw, Sweetwater
118 Robby Crabtree, Abilene
38 Matt Mueller, Abilene
IMCA Southern Sportmod B-mains(Top 4 to A-main)
B-main #1 30 Josh Modde, Des Moines, Ia., 387 Allen Montgomery, Ft. Worth, 223 Nick Roberts, Des Moines, Ia., 88 Doug Easterling, Rule
B-main #2 48 Bradley Poor, Abilene, 59 Chad Hertel, Abilene, 12 James Blaylock, Altus, Okla., 77 Tyler Fain, Tuscola
IMCA Southern Sportmod heats(Top 2 to A-main)
Heat 1 118 Robby Crabtree, Clyde, 5 Tad Reutzel, Burt, Ia.
Heat 2 58 Sid Kiphen, Gatesville, 9 Kevin Rutherford, Flower Mound
Heat 3 55 Justin Shaw, Sweetwater, 80 Mike Easterwood, Sundown
Heat 4 690 Todd Bartlett, Abilene, 166 Johnny Torres, San Antonio
Heat 5 15 Kevin Green, Robinson, 20 Ronnie Welborn, Princeton
Heat 6 26 Dean Abbey, Haslet, 37 Cody Leonard, Sinton
Davis Does It in I-Stock
Eunice, New Mexico’s Cory Davis didn’t lead much of the 20-car, 20-lap IMCA Stock Car feature, but he led the most important part, the last lap. Shane Priddy grabbed the lead early and looked like he might use his home track advantage for the win. Davis battled with Jason Batt before taking over second and closing up on Priddy under caution. Davis tried the top side several times and got the bumper ahead at one point only to be spoiled by a late caution. Davis again jumped outside of Priddy, while Keith White lurked in third. It was door to door the final lap for the lead with White looking to go three wide coming off turn 4 it was Davis edging out Priddy and White at the line.
As green flew on the IMCA Stock Car feature it was Priddy getting a good jump out front trailed by Killen, Damon Murty, Jason Batt and Angel Munoz. Killen slipped high in the corner allowing Batt and Murty to get past. Davis was making his charge to the front getting fifth from Munoz on lap 2. Killen went around in turn 4 and stopped on the front straight for a lap 3 caution.
Back under green Batt, Davis and Murty were three wide for second with Davis getting the position on lap 6. Jeff Turner caught Munoz for sixth and after a brief side by side battle took the spot. Munoz tried to come back as he, Murty and Turner went three abreast for fourth. Munoz and Turner were still side by side on lap 8 while White made his way up to sixth.
Batt and Davis were battling for second coming to halfway when yellow waved for a spin by JC Howell in turn 4. Priddy got a four car length advantage on the restart, while Davis retook second from Batt. At halfway it was Priddy, Davis, Batt, Munoz and Murty in the top five. Davis began looking outside on Priddy for the lead on lap 12, but fell back in line. Davis took the high road again on lap 14, while White and Murty ran door to door for fifth.
Lap 15 saw White, Murty and Munoz three wide for fourth with White getting the spot. Davis, on the top, got along side Priddy on lap 16 with a dead heat at the line on lap 17. As the leaders scrapped it out, White got under Batt for third. Davis got the nose out front on lap 18, but caution for spins by Murty and David Phillips negated the pass.
When green waved again Davis was back up top, and running side by side with Priddy, with White waiting to pounce on any mistake. Coming to take the white flag it was anyone’s call on who was leading as the two continue to run together. Behind them Howell was charging back, with positions changing nearly every turn. Coming to the checkers it was Davis in the Davis Repair Service, Mendoza Motorsports, 5 Star Inn, Cardinal Hardware, Valentine Auto, Victory Services, Centex Motorsports, Medieval Chassis edging out Priddy for the win.
“It was a lot of hard work to get that win,” explained Davis. “We committed to running the top before the race and try to run them down. That’s what I did all night long, was stay up there and passed him(Priddy) at the end.”
“After having that first pass negated because of the caution I was even more determined to get back by him. We knew we had a real fast car and I knew if I did before, that I could do it again. You just have the tires heated up again, I made the move, it stuck and I was able to win the race.”
“The Modifieds and Sportmods were running a half lane and it was working them. In turns 1-2 the top was real good I had the kept the left rear as close to the middle as I could where it was rubbering up. The shock package we had on last night was awesome.”
IMCA Stock Cars
28 Cory Davis, Eunice, NM
77 Shane Priddy, Abilene
10 Keith White, Academy
103 JC Howell, Mabank
91 Jason Batt, Harker Heights
19 Angel Munoz, Lamar, Colo
44 Jeff Turner, Seagoville
182 Adam Schwarz, Waco
501 Matt Guillaume, Tomball
38 Richard Vogt, Fairfield, Ia.
07 Dennis Bissonnette, Stephenville
311 Kyle Clough, Wallace, Nebr
100 Doug Kennemer, Boyd
18 David Phillips, Abilene
20 Brandon Clough, Wallace, Nebr.
22 Billy Wade, San Angelo
221 Duain Pritchett, Combine
99 Damon Murty, Chelsea, Ia
81 Don Killen, Des Moines, Ia.
55 Mart Wampler, Snyder
IMCA Stock Car B-mains(Top 4 to A-main)
B-main #1 10 Keith White, Academy, 103 Jason Adcock, San Angelo, 18 David Phillips, Abilene, 311 Kyle Clough, Wallace, Nebr.
B-main #2 07 Dennis Bissonnette, Stephenville, 22 Billy Wade, San Angelo, 100 Doug Kennemer, Boyd, Brandon Clough, Wallace, Nebr.
IMCA Stock Car heats(Top 2 to A-main)
Heat 1 77 Shane Priddy, Abilene, 99 Damon Murty, Chelsea, Ia.
Heat 2 44 Jeff Turner, Seagoville, 38 Richard Vogt, Fairfield, Ia.
Heat 3 182 Adam Schwarz, Waco, 28 Cory Davis, Eunice, NM.
Heat 4 81 Don Killen, Des Moines, Ia., Angel Munoz, Lamar, Colo.
Heat 5 221 Duain Pritchett, Combine, 55 Mart Wampler, Snyder
Heat 6 501 Matt Guillaume, Tomball, 91 Jason Batt, Harker Heights
Anderson on the Attack for Hobby Stock Honors
Multi-time IMCA Hobby Stock champion, Shannon Anderson (Des Moines, Ia.) showed why he’s a champion. Anderson again had to work his way through the pack to catch last night’s runner up John Watson. Using the high line, Anderson drove around Watson for the lead on lap 15, but Watson wasn’t ready to give. Watson kept digging on the bottom getting along side Anderson on lap 17 and 18. Adam Armstrong, who edged Watson last night, joined the battle on the last lap. Anderson eked out the win over Watson who he shares a shop with.
Watson led the pack into turn 1 at the start of the 20-car, 20-lap IMCA Hobby Stock feature. It was three wide for second behind him and after some beatin’ and bangin’ Jeremy Carter, Bryan Sewell, Chase Neill and Anderson sorted themselves out. Anderson then picked off Neill for fourth followed by Armstrong to fifth. As Anderson and Sewell battled, Armstrong was able sneak past both on lap 5.
Anderson was able to get by Sewell and retake the spot from Armstrong and started looking high on Carter for second. As Anderson and Carter slugged it for second, Watson was able to distance himself. Carter got crossed up and lost several spots, but caught a break when Brian Stich hit a tire and took a trip through the infield for a lap 9 yellow.
On the restart coming to halfway it was Watson, Carter, Anderson, Armstrong and Sewell in the top five. Jon Grindstaff brought out the yellow after contact and spin with David Bissonnette. The ensuing restart saw Anderson get along side and by Carter for second, again trailed by Armstrong to third a lap later. Anderson got to the bumper of Watson on lap 12 and was looking outside on lap 14.
Anderson grabbed the top spot on lap 15 with Watson trying to dive back under. The two were side by side on laps 17 and 18, with Armstrong now waiting for a mistake on the last lap. The two fought it out to the line with Anderson in the Johns Tree Service, Supreme Lawn & Landscaping, Outlaw Racing, Supreme Quarter Horses, Immel Farms, Sanborn Auto, Nutz Graphics & Vinyl, JR Motorsports, Grandma & Grandpa Anderson, Quick Performance, Victory Chassis.
“I came through on the bottom early to get to fourth then for into third passing (Bryan)Sewell.” replied Anderson. “I caught (Jermey)Carter and worked on trying to find a way by him. I got above him and we got together a little in three but luckily the yellow came out and restacked us. Lining up in third I made the decision that I wasn’t going to stay on the bottom like I did last night. I moved to the top and got by Carter and went back to bottom to catch Watson. I knew the top wasn’t there in 3 and 4 so i waited to make the pass in(turns) 1 and 2. Watson and I have our cats in the same shop together in Des Moines and I wasn’t sure if I would be able to get the win tonight with him starting on the pole and Adam Armstrong starting in the second row . Everything just went right during the feature tonight to make up for my (bad) draw .”
“I have had some bad luck drawing this weekend with 12th starting spot last night and 10th tonight. With the competition down here it’s hard to get through the field. Friday night I felt like I could have won if I would of moved to the top quicker. It was a good learning experience that helped me get the win tonight. One of the biggest changes for me this year was switching to a Victory Chassis. I drove a Terminator my first three years in a hobby and had a lot of success. Then the last two years I’ve been in a Big Daddy. I switched to a Victory Chassis this winter. I was highly impressed in my hot lap sessions Thursday practice and then last night coming through the feature. It feels like the car is getting faster every lap I’m getting more comfortable in the car. These cars are amazing and I can drive it anywhere, on any track conditions . Randy Havlik and Mark Elliott have designed a really good car. Victory Chassis and JR Motorsports have a good thing going up there and I think they’re going have a lot of success this year with all of their cars.”
“I would like to thank my wonderful girlfriend, Ashley, for letting me come down here. She puts up with a lot of this racing stuff and thanks to my mom and dad, Ed Sorensen, Mike Kim and Ally Anderson”
IMCA Hobby Stocks
78 Shannon Anderson, Des Moines, Ia.
4 John Watson, Des Moines, Ia.
6 Adam Armstrong, Beatrice, Nebr.
25 Jeremy Carter, Joshua
144 Bryan Sewell, Seagoville
1 Chase Neill, Ft. Worth
0 Rodney Sparks, Hawley
27 Chase Parson, Abilene
56 Justin Cass, Abilene
18 Jim Hall, Jackson, Nebr
94 Todd Gereau, Sioux City, Ia.
10 Taylor Bellomy, Brighton, Colo.
34 Tracy Haynes, Willow Park
85 David Bissonnette, Stephenville
15 Terry Comer III, Hawley
21 Aaron Elliott, Hawley
121 Brian Stich, Topeka, Kan.
17 Jon Grindstaff, Venus
46 Billy Taylor, Gatesville
IMCA Hobby Stock B-main(Top 8 to A-main)
21 Aaron Elliott, Hawley, 18 Jim Hall, Jackson, Nebr., 10 Taylor Bellomy, Brighton, Colo., 46 Billy Taylor, Gatesville, 34 Tracy Haynes, Willow Park, 15 Terry Comer III, Hawley, 56 Justin Cass, Abilene, 62 Johnathon Davis, Sweetwater
IMCA Hobby Stock heats(Top 3 to A-main)
Heat 1 Adam Armstrong, Beatrice, Nebr, 121 Brian Stitch, Topeka, Kan., 0 Rodney Sparks, Hawley
Heat 2 4 John Watson, Des Moines, 85 David Bissonnette, Stephenville, 25 Jeremy Carter, Joshua
Heat 3 144 Bryan Sewell. Seagoville. 1 Chase Neill, Fort Worth, 94 Todd Gereau, Sioux City, Ia.
Heat 4 78 Shannon Anderson, Des Moines,Ia., 96 Jamie Songer, Ankeny, Ia., 17 Jon Grindstaff, Venus
Kristenek Captures Street Stocks
In a race that it might appear no one wanted to win, Littlefield’s Scott Kristenek decided he wanted it. Early leader Justin Lewis had trouble and pulled off while leading under caution. Ken Boatman, who took a birthday win last night was unable to hold the point spinning himself out from the lead. Dustin McGaha looked to be the winner in the later stages but gave way to Kristenek on the last lap.
44 Scott Kristenek, Littlefield
111 Dustin McGaha, Hawley
67 Tony Marcum, San Angelo
77 Jason Parker, Hamlin
124 Ryan Wilkerson, Midland
75 Ken Boatman, Bullard
8 Billy Lindsey, Merkel
66 Michael Bowen
500 William McNeely, Hamlin
27 Brandy Hamlin,
82 Richard Wells, Pleasanton
28 Jayson Garner, Hamlin
15 William Malloy, San Angelo
83 Chris Brock, Elmendorf
183 Justin Lewis, Whiteface
444 Luke Lindsey, Granbury
21 Jaxon Elliott, Hawley
1 John Rister, Anson
223 Clint Pelzel, Miles—DNS
Street Stock heat winners; 44 Scott Kristenek, Littlefield, 75 Ken Boatman, Bullard, 111 Dustin McGaha
Calton Pritchett again swept the Jr, Mini Stocks easily winning the heat and feature races. Pritchett’s only hiccup was a lazy spin while to pass a lapped car, but with a half-track lead, he was able to recover and cruise to his second weekend win..
Jr Mini Stocks
12 Calton Pritchett, Combine
00 Jesney Reagan, Abilene
31 Kody Priddy, Abilene
01 Shelly Lusk, Merkel
26 Tylan Davis, Sweetwater
13 Madison Pillow, Cisco—DNS
Jr Mini Stock heat winner; Calton Pritchett, Combine
Charles Stevens took the Pure Stock win by default after both Taylor Johnson and Eddie Rose broke and were unable to finish.
57 Charles Stevens
33 Eddie Rose, Cross Plains
44 Taylor Johnson, Cross Plains
By J M Hallas
July 18, 2011
Kerrville’s Greg Dinsmore found what he needed to get back in the Winners Circle taking the 20-lap IMCA Modified main. Dinsmore, who started in row 4, quickly worked his way up behind early leader, Rob Sanderson. Ducking low off the corner, Dinsmore swept past Sanderson for the lead on lap 4. From there Dinsmore held off charges from Jamie Campbell and Mike McCarthy on restarts to grab another victory.
The initial start was waved off after Campbell got a bit over anxious coming to green. The second try saw Sanderson go around and clip Bill Pittaway, peeling sheet metal off the side of his car. Even the third time wasn’t the charm as Joe O’Bryan spun, scattering the field. A single file fourth attempt saw Sanderson get out front on lap 1 followed by Robert Liese jr., Joe Spillman, Dinsmore and McCarthy.
Liese slipped off the corner giving up spots to Spillman, Dinsmore, McCarthy and Campbell. Dinsmore got under Spillman for second on lap 2 and closed on Sanderson. Using the bottom, Dinsmore got the lead from Sanderson on lap 4 while Campbell got by McCarthy and Spillman. Matt Fox looped it on the front stretch bringing out a yellow on lap 5.
Back under green, Dinsmore got a good jump, while Campbell worked around Sanderson for second. Spillman and McCarthy were side by side on lap 6 with last weeks winner, William Gould, closing. Sanderson, McCarthy and Spillman went three wide for third coming to halfway. At the crossed flags it was Dinsmore, Campbell, McCarthy, Spillman and Gould now in the top five.
Liese spun on lap 10 for a yellow with Spillman and Sanderson getting tangled under caution. Dinsmore got away clean as McCarthy and Campbell ran wheel to wheel for second and Gould worked his way by Spillman. McCarthy and Campbell continued their battle for five laps giving Dinsmore some breathing room. Caution on lap 16 for debris erased that margin.
Once back to green McCarthy and Campbell renewed their fight, this time it was Campbell looking to retake second. Campbell got the spot back on lap 18, but slipped in turn 2 giving it up to McCarthy. As they battled it out, Dinsmore in the racetechinfo.com, Sundowner RV Repair, JBHotshots, Ryan Bard Safety Foundation, Guadalupe Electric, Wells Designs, CenTex Motorsports, Harris Chassis was capturing another win.
“I could hear Jamie(Campbell) and Mike(McCarthy) back there.” said Dinsmore. “I just decided I was going to hold the bottom once I got there. The car wasn’t really quite right, but I didn’t see anyones tires or nose. The way the car was getting looser an looser, I thought was going to lose it.”
“Turns 1-2 were really good for me on the bottom. Coming off down the back straightaway was bad. The car would get tight in (turns) 3-4 then snap loose. There’s something weird that I’m still hunting. The car was better than it was last week. Ride heights are giving me fits since that wreck. Only a couple degrees on the bars make a big difference.”
“Between the heat and feature we moved the pull bar and ground the tires since there was such a big difference in the track. We probably should have made a couple more(changes). The car was fast, but on the ragged edge.”
“(Davey) Plato went through our cars looking at frame location, tires, pull bars and showed our tech guy what to look for to catch someone doing something illegal. It was good to see him down here after all these years.”
“I’m going to be driving Jamie Fuller’s car in the Street Stock Shootout next weekend in Goliad. I really think Aaron(Leddy) can do a good job in it, but we’re going to work on it some more and they want me in it.”
8g Greg Dinsmore, 20 Mike McCarthy, 29 Jamie Campbell, 60 William Gould, 44 Joe Spillman, 37 Bill Pittaway, 67 Robert Liese jr, 53x Matt Fox, 141 Rob Sanderson, 99 Billy Meyer, 117 Jimmy Tidwell, 82 Rick Green, 14 Joe O’Bryan, 26 Darin Leonard
IMCA Modified heats
14 Joe O’Bryan, 44 Joe Spillman, 29 Jamie Campbell, 20 Mike McCarthy, 99 Billy Meyer, 60 William Gould—DNS
8g Greg Dinsmore, 26 Darin Leonard, 117 Jimmy Tidwell, 67 Robert Liese jr, 141 Rob Sanderson, 53x Matt Fox, 82 Rick Green
I-37 Raceway at Newsome Motor Park cranked up the action on the 1/4 mile, semi-banked dirt track just south of San Antonio. It was a full moon racing night, which normally means action and the unusual. Tonight would be no exception with two drivers winding up looking at the track from the wrong view, one last corner pass and two first time winners.
With many points battles still on the line, the IMCA Southern Sportmods are the only class with one driver holding a substantial margin. Johnny Torres carries a comfortable lead into the event, while Greg Dinsmore and Jame Campbell( IMCA Modifieds)continue to duke it out.
The Street Stock points battle swaps between defending champ, Wade Jones and AJ Dancer. Frank Okruhlik and former champ Janel Hilla head the list in Pure Stocks. Limited Late Models have Trey Votion on top with defending champ Richard Bartosh in pursuit. The Front Runners come in with Jimmy Carroll leading over Cody Earnhardt.
Torres Torrent Continues in Sportmods
Looking to back up his 2010 title, San Antonio’s Johnny Torres keeps wracking up the wins. Near halfway Torres found himself in the top five, but some distance behind the leader, Anthony Gordon. A mid-race red flag changed that allowing Torres to be in contact with the lead group. Torres capitalized picking off Moe VanKirk then Gordon for the lead with two to go and running to the checkers.
Robby Minten led off turn 2 at the start of the 20-lap IMCA Southern Sport feature, but it was Gordon off turn 4 to lead lap 1. VanKirk got by Minten for second and along side Gordon for the lead. Gordon and VanKirk raced side by side for two laps, with Jason Kelly and Patrick Kelly wheel to wheel for fourth. Gordon held off VanKirk as Torres made his way to the top five by P. Kelly.
Torres then picked off fourth from J. Kelly on lap 6. A three wide scrap in the middle of the pack ended bad for Randy Bennett after he jumped a wheel and ended up hitting the tire barrier at pit out and rolling over onto his top. Bennett walked away uninjured. Once back to green, Torres slipped past Minten for third as the race came to halfway showing Gordon, VanKirk, Torres, Minten an Flint Brown in the top five.
VanKirk kept the pressure on the young Gordon with Torres closing on both. Torres and VanKirk were side by side on lap 13 with Torres getting the spot on lap 14. Torres then reeled in Gordon and dove low off turn 4 to get the top spot on lap 18. Torres was able to go unchallenged the final two laps in the 24/7 Towing, Tator Plumbing, Rising Star Race Car Bodies, Screen Pro Graphics, Spreen Racing Engines, Driveline Chassis, for the win.
“The track was pretty slick tonight, but it wasn’t dusty,” said Torres. “It was tacky in the heat race so we had a tacky set up on it. I figured I wouldn’t have to change much, but it got dry real quick. We threw some things at it and it worked. We changed a spring, moved some lead and adjusted the tire pressure.”
“I’m not sure we could have caught them if it wasn’t for that red flag. The tires were getting hot and that’s when I normally go faster. That red kind of broke it up into two 10 lap heat races. I like the long runs better and my car seems to work better. It came down to the wire and I didn’t think I was going to get him(Gordon).”
“Our Regional Director Davey Plato was down here and checked over everyone’s car. I’m glad he did, the more tech the better.”
IMCA Southern Sportmod
66 Johnny Torres, 118 Anthony Gordon, 58 Moe VanKirk, D9(4) Robby Minten, 75 Flint Brown, 115 Chuck Perry, 57 Jason Kelly, 10 Travis Penny, 94 Allen Torres, 66y Randy Yount, 84k Patrick Kelly, 22 Randy Bennett, 99x Michael Hernandez—DNS
IMCA SSM heats
66 Johnny Torres, 66y Randy Yount, 118 Anthony Gordon, 75 Flint Brown, 57 Jason Kelly, 94 Allen Torres, 10 Travis Penny
58 Moe VanKirk, 84k Patrick Kelly, D9(4) Robby Minten, 22 Randy Bennett, 115 Chuck Perry, 99x Michael Hernandez
Crawley Cashes for First Limited Late Model Checkers
It wasn’t the first win for Craig Crawley at I-37 Raceway after picking up a few Street Stock wins several years back, but it was his first ever Limited Late Model tally. Crawley, who had to totally rebuild the back half of his car due to a crash, went wire to wire for the win holing off multi-time track champion Gary Hunter throughout the 20-lap event.
Crawley beat the 12-car field into turn 1 for the lead trailed by Hunter, Matt Hodge, Andrew Hesler and Robert Danielson. Lap 1 saw Leland Waddell, Richard Bartosh and Trey Votion get by Danielson. Hesler was pressuring Hodge for third, while Waddell slipped high giving up a spot to Votion. Chris Jones brought out yellow on lap 4 when he spun and Kevin Hayden slid to a stop to avoid contact.
Crawley got a good jump on Hunter as green flew again and Hesler got along side Hodge, with Votion and Bartosh side by side behind them. Jones looped it again on lap 6 ending is night. Once back to green, Crawley and Hunter eased away from Hodge, Hesler, Bartosh and Votion. Hesler used a slide job on lap 8 to get third from Hodge, with Bartosh trying to follow.
Bartosh finally got by Hodge on lap 9 who gave up fifth to Votion on lap 10. Hesler, Bartosh and Votion were three wide in turns 1-2 with Bartosh grabbing the spot off turn 4. Votion got by Hesler a lap later as Hesler began to fade. With five to go Crawley was inching away from Hunter, who had a gap back to Bartosh and Votion.
Yellow waved on lap 17 when Waddell and Hodge went around in turn 2. Crawley got two car lengths on Hunter as green flew again with Bartosh and Votion side by side. Hodge and Larry Lewis went around on lap with Hayden going off the turn 2 hill for yellow on lap 18, setting up a green, white, checkered finish.
On the restart Hunter gave Crawley his best challenge looking high into turn 3, but Crawley held the point off turn 4. On the final lap Votion went around off turn 2 collecting Hodge, Waddell and Andy Anderson, who were innocent victims. The checkers and yellow waved for Crawley in the Odie Automotive, Garfield Shanklin, Martin Body Shop, CNC Graphics, Duffin Engine Service, Oval Components/Ervin Breiten Chassis.
“It was a big win to finally get the monkey off our back,” replied Crawley. “We’ve finished second a couple times and I’ve let Trey(Votion) get one on me. Winning at the old San Antonio Speedway was hard with all the tough cars that were there. Racing here, with the caliber of these guys, is getting to be the same way.”
“I think about those fast guys coming behind me. They’re all good drivers and I know they’re not to going to rough me up to get by me. They’re good competitors and if they’re faster than me they”ll find a way to get by me clean.”
“We made some tire pressure adjustments, and some little things between the heat and feature because the track was so much different. We didn’t get it set in the heat, but the feature was good. It was real slick and we were searching for forward bite.”
“After the crash a month ago we had to change everything from the seat on back, except the rear clip. All the mounts, braces, fuel cell, it even broke the 9” rear end in half. We’ve got about 80 hours of labor to get it back on the track.”
Limited Late Models
6 Craig Crawley, 14 Gary Hunter, 7 Richard Bartosh, 49 Robert Danielson, 95 Larry Lewis, 86 Andy Anderson, 28 Leland Waddell, 58 Matt Hodge, 99 Trey Votion, 08 Kevin Hayden, 1x Andrew Hesler, 69 Chris Jones
Limited Late Model heat winners; 1x Andrew Hesler, 58 Matt Hodge
Keeping up with the Jones’
This has been pretty much the case again this season as Wade Jones looks to defend his championships in Street Stocks. AJ Dancer has given Jones a run for his money and tonight it was Aaron Leddy’s chance. Leddy and Jones ran door to door for five laps until Leddy suffered ignition woes. Dancer took up the charge, but fell short as Jones eased away in the latter stages for the victory.
As the 20-lap Street Stock feature took the green, AJ Wernette led the way off turn 2, but Leddy got by coming high off turn 4 to lead. Dennis Hilla and Jones got by AJ Wernette, with Mike Lyon and Dancer following. Jones got under Hilla for second on lap 2 and was challenging Leddy on lap 3. The two stayed tied at the door posts, while Dancer moved his way up to third.
Jones finally secured the lead on lap 8 after Leddy had his car start popping and begin to fall back. By halfway the top four had separated out with a gap back to AJ Wernette, Rick Schroat and Anthony Gordon. Gordon brought out the races only yellow when he spun on lap 11 coming off turn 2, giving the top four a chance to regroup.
On the restart Dancer and Jones got away clean to settle things among themselves. With five to go, Jones began easing away from Dancer, while Hilla, Lyon and AJ Wernette ran nose to tail. Dancer never could mount a challenge in the final laps giving Jones a Saturday night cruise to the win in the
Opiela Mechanical, Horelka Racing, Mission Auto Parts, SABFI, Mobil 1, Jeff’s Auto Rebuilders, 74 Ranch & Resort, Camaro.
“The track was real different tonight.” commented Jones. “It was wet in the heat race and pretty tacky in the feature. The car felt pretty good even though our heat wasn’t that good. I just have to adjust my driving style for the different track. We’ve run the same set almost all year long. We change a few little things.”
“I knew AJ(Dancer) was coming. I felt him once behind me on a restart. He’s a helluva driver and I always know hes going to be coming. I just stick to my line. If I do that and get beat, then I just get beat.”
“We’ll be back next year, but we’re undecided if it’s in Street Stock or Late Model. My uncle Donnie(Horelka) has a Late Model, but we just have to get the time to work on it.”
41 Wade Jones, 52 AJ Dancer, 2x Dennis Hilla, 40 Mike Lyon, 37 AJ Wernette, 5 Rick Schroat, 37w Wayne Wernette, 118 Anthony Gordon, 7 Danny Schroat, 15 Tommy Casey, 93 Aaron Leddy
Street Stock heat winners; 2x Dennis Hilla, 93 Aaron Leddy
Okruhlik Outruns Torres for Pure Stock Payday
After his wedding and a string of bad luck, not related, Frank Okruhlik made his way back into I-37 Raceway Winners Circle. Okruhlik got the lead early from Karoline Campbell and was chased by Hunter Flanagan, then last weeks winner, Adam Torres. After a late caution, Okruhlik got away from Torres and Flanagan who battled for second, as he eased his way to the checkers.
The 16-car, 20-lap Pure Stock feature got off to a rocky start with Cameron Smith jumping out front. In the pack Eric Watson and Brandy Ramzinski made contact with E. Watson ending up rolling onto his side. He was able to climb out and tried to return later in the race. As green finally flew, Campbell got the point chased by Okruhlik, Cody Leonard, Flanagan and Torres.
Campbell spun from the lead on lap 1, with William Cavender going around in the pack as they scattered. Okruhlik led the field back to green with Flanagan and Leonard side by side for second and Jarrett Payton blowing a right front tire while running fifth. Flanagan got around Leonard for third with Torres filling in the hole for third and Talon Minten getting fourth.
Torres got past Flanagan for second on lap 4, as Leonard slowed and pulled off. Ramzinski went for a spin on lap 6 to bring out a yellow. Okruhlik got away by five car lengths on the green and held that advantage until James Watson spun on lap 10 to bring out a yellow. The top three pulled away on green, while Minten slowed giving up spots to Janel Hilla and Jerry Jones.
Campbell spun again on lap 15 to bring out a yellow and st up a five lap trophy dash to the finish. Okruhlik got a good jump and began puling away, as Flanagan put the heat on Torres for second. As the white waved Okruhlik had a slight margin, over the second place fight, while Hilla and Jones ran side by side. At the checkers it was Okruhlik in the Odie Racing, Mo’s Racing Chassis, Chevy with the win.
“I hope my bad luck wasn’t related to my marriage,” joked Okruhlik. “I think the track worked in my favor tonight. I just took it easy and came out on top. We’ve had some plug wires burn up, bearing go out in the rear end and lost an axle the past three races. I was slipping on the maintenance and now I’ve got some time again and things are going together better.”
“I thought someone was there all the time, I didn’t know who it was and they really weren’t that close. But I was racing like they were. I found a groove that worked. It was kind of catfish the bottom in the corners and run down the straights. I made a few changes, there’s not much you can do on a Pure Stock.”
99 Frank Okruhlik, 24 Adam Torres, 581 Hunter Flanagan, 95 Jerry Jones, 7x Janel Hilla, 15 William Cavender, 10c Karoline Campbell, 13 Cameron Smith, 14 Trey Heald, 89 Talon Minten, 44 James Watson, 88 Brandy Ramzinski, 26c Cody Leonard, 9s Jarrett Payton, 71 Mike Harrison, 43 Eric Watson, 58 Randy Frautschi—DNS
Pure Stock heat winners; 13 Cameron Smith, 7x Janel Hilla, 99 Frank Okruhlik
Gaither Gathers First Ever Win
In only is fourth race of the season on dirt, Dillon Gaither grabbed his first ever Front Runner trophy, but it wasn’t easy. Looking to redeem himself after giving up a win due to a jump start penalty, Gaither jumped into lead only to spin a few laps later. Gaither worked his way back up and got a huge break when leader Cody Earnhardt had his car give up on the last lap. Gaither snuck past Co. Earnhardt at the line to pick up the victory.
On the initial start, Hailee Marcx led the way, but Kirsten Blevins went for an off track excursion in turn 2. The second start saw Gaither get off turn 2 with lead with Co. Earnhardt, Jimmy Carroll, Marcx and Charles Earnhardt III in pursuit. Gaither gave up the lead to Co. Earnhardt on lap 3 when looped it in turn 2.
With Co. Earnhardt now out front, Ch. Earnhardt got by Marcx on the restart for third. As Co. Earnhardt eased away, Brandon Sowder got by Marcx for third after Carroll was forced to pit from a top three spot with a flat right front. Gaither was steadily on the move, getting past Marcx on lap 9 and Sowder on lap 10. Trevor Bettis went off the back stretch for a lap 12 caution.
Ch. Earnhardt was put back two position for his earlier jump putting Gaither on Co. Earnhardt’s bumper for the restart. Co. Earnhardt got a good lead on Gaither and looked to be a runaway winner. But wait…In the last corners of the last lap, Co. Earnhardt had his car give up and it was Gaither nipping him at the line in the Rohmer Racing, Honda Tiburon for his inaugural win.
“I thought I was going to have to settle for second,” replied the young Gaither. “I knew I could make it back up front after I spun and he(Cody Earnhardt) broke and I got the chance and took the win. His car died and just waved me past. I really appreciate Greg Rohmer giving me the opportunity to drive this car.”
“My dad has raced on dirt before and I’ve been around it. I’ve picked it up pretty easy. My main concern was coming back and winning after giving that one away last weekend. We have a Pure Stock at the house that we’re building for next season so I’m moving up.”
9 Dillon Gaither, 33c Cody Earnhardt, 08 Brandon Sowder, 33 Charles Earnhardt III, 113 Hailee Marcx, 98E Marie Gonzalez, 57 Trevor Bettis, 67 Jimmy Carroll, 66c Cindy Snider, 17 Kirsten Blevins, 98 Will Holder—DNS
Front Runner heat winners; 33 Charles Earnhardt III, 33c Cody Earnhardt
1 Evan Lambert
11 Caitlyn Leddy
53 Chandler Fox
93 Cavan Leddy
07 Deull Arnold
82 Andrew Garcia
12 Chentel Dancer
37 Aaron Trevino
9 Caitlin Leonard
137 Adam Trevino
17 Vincent Dancer
By JM Hallas
Photo by JBHotshots
July 16, 2011
Goliad, Texas is the place to be on Saturday night, July 23, as the 2011 Street Stock Shootout of South Texas rolls into town. Stock car drivers from across central and south Texas will compete for valuable points in their quest for the series championship and multiple nightly awards.
According to series coordinator Stephan Danielsen “This will be a show no one in central or south Texas will want to miss. We’ve got drivers from all over coming in to compete for cash prizes and various other prizes as well as the bragging rights that go along with winning the series. Some have never raced at Shady Oaks Speedway, so it will be good to see how the local masters of the track match up against the visitors. We feel pretty solid on having somewhere between 25 to 30 competitors at this event and possible even more”.
As the series rolls into Goliad, it will be the first stop on a three track tour from now though September. After visiting Shady Oaks Speedway, the series will make a stop in Edna at Texana Raceway Park in August and then the final stop in September at I-37 Raceway in Pleasanton. By the time the night ends in Pleasanton, a champion will be determined.
“This series is unique to other racing series because it was created by people who are not typically promoters, other than just being blessed with the gift of gab. We put this thing together just because we love the sport and like seeing good competition. As the sponsorships and interest from competitors started increasing, we were reminded of the old adage, ‘there is strength in numbers’” said Monty Chamberlain who has assisted Danielsen.
Danielsen is not only spearheading the series, but he is also competing. “I love it when we can bring people together from different tracks in the state and compete on some pretty equal footing. As regulars from different race tracks, we have somewhat different rules at each track, but with trade offs here and there, we are pretty equal overall. We’ve got a bunch of guys that could win this series and even a teenage girl competing in the series. The fans attending at Shady Oaks Speedway, as well as the other stops along the way, will definitely get their moneys worth when the series is there”.
At the kick-off event at Shady Oaks Speedway, current track points leader Tony Blankenship of Victoria will be on hand to compete against many of his regular opponents and the visiting cars. In discussion with Blankenship, he indicates this will be an opportunity for him to test his skills against folks he doesn’t typically race with and a good opportunity to make new racing friends.
“One thing we are focused on when we bring this show into Shady Oaks Speedway is that we will be there to put a show on for race fans that they’ll remember” said Dainelsen. “We have talent across the board in the series and when it comes to dirt track racing, it just doesn’t get much better than this group that will be on hand”.
The green flag drops at 7pm on September 23rd at Shady Oaks Speedway in Goliad. Also on hand for the night’s events will be several other classes including Classic Dwarf cars, Mini-Stocks, Limited Modifieds and others. It is no doubt that the action scheduled for the 23rd is not for the faint of heart.
by Monty Chamberlain
Logo by JBHotshots
March 8, 2009
It didn’t take long for Gary Wright to find the winning combination in his new ride, as he made a lap 23 pass of race long leader Tony Bruce, Jr., to top Friday night’s season-opening 25-lap American Sprint Car Series Gulf South Region feature event at Golden Triangle Raceway Park.
In just his third night aboard Scott Brown’s ASI-powered Lubbock Wrecker Service/Richwood Construction No. 9x Maxim, “The Texan” worked the top side of the ¼-mile gumbo clay oval to deny Liberal, KS, shoe Bruce the $3,000 winner’s share in the Prelude to the Gulf Coast Nationals.
“That was a good race,” Wright commented as he climbed from his winning mount, understating the sentiments of the standing room only crowd.
After winning his heat race from the pole position, Wright started the main event from the second row and was up to third behind Bruce and Travis Rilat after just two laps. Wright eventually took second from Rilat on the 18th lap before making the winning move.
Bruce started the race to Wright’s inside, but, after the initial start was waved off for Sean McClelland’s turn two spin, needed only a half lap to dispose of front row starters Brandon Berryman and Rilat for the lead. Bruce and Rilat took off in short order, reaching lapped traffic after just seven laps as Wright closed in to make it a three car duel for the point.
After dicing in frantic fashion for several laps in heavy traffic, Rilat raced into the lead on the 14th lap only to have the move negated when Channin Tankersley jumped the turn four cushion and spun to a stop.
Tankersley’s night got worse two laps later when he got upside down on the frontstretch after banging wheels with Aaron Reutzel. Done for the night, Tankersley walked away unscathed.
Under the ensuing caution, Rilat’s victory hopes deflated along with his left rear tire. While the nearly flat tire built pressure back up to some extent when green flag conditions resumed, the resulting lack of forward bite left Rilat defenseless to Wright’s oncoming charge.
Wright blasted past Rilat for second on the 18th lap and began reeling in Bruce, who was working the low side of the track in his Rider-powered No. 18 Maxim.
With the leaders reaching the tail of the field in the final circuits, Wright briefly surged ahead of Bruce on the 22nd lap in the struggle for the win. Bruce fought back to retain command briefly, but the next time around it was Wright snaring the lead for keeps.
“He’s still the man to beat, no question about it,” Bruce commented of Wright, who will vie for a fifth Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Series championship in 2009.
Bruce settled for runner-up honors, with Rilat holding on for the show position in the Shark-powered F&J Construction No. 29 Triple X.
Defending ASCS National champion Jason Johnson gained a pair of positions to bring Marvin Pearson’s Wesmar-powered No. 11 Eagle home fourth, giving Lucas Oil ASCS championship contenders a sweep of the top four positions.
Making his first start aboard the MSG Motorsports No. 30, Scottie McDonald was the top finisher among the ASCS Gulf South championship contenders by rounding out the top five.
Kevin Ramey crossed the stripe sixth, while Tommy Bryant earned Hard Charger honors by racing from 18th to seventh. Two-time and defending ASCS Gulf South champion Brandon Berryman slipped to eighth at the finish, with ASCS Lone Star hopeful John Ricketts and Gulf South shoe Kent Lewis, Jr., completing the top ten.
Kathryne Minter crossed the stripe ninth but was docked two positions for jumping the race’s final restart, resulting in an eleventh-place finish in the final rundown.
Rilat, Bruce, Ramey, McDonald and Wright topped heat race action for the 36-car field, with Reutzel and Brandon Corn winning the twin 12-lap “B” Mains.
The weekend’s action continues with Saturday night’s Second Annual Gulf Coast Nationals at 105 Speedway in Cleveland, TX, with another $3,000 winner’s cut up for grabs.
American Sprint Car Series Gulf South Region Results from Golden Triangle Raceway Park:
Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 29-Travis Rilat, 2. 13-Kathryne Minter, 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 4. 15T-Travis Elliott, 5. 35-Greg Rilat, 6. 3-Gary Watson, 7. 69-Larry Howery, 8. 2L-Logan Forler.
Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 18-Tony Bruce, Jr., 2. 76-John Ricketts, 3. 74-Brandon Corn, 4. 80-James McNeil, 5. 87x-Billy Melton, 6. 21T-Tommy Bryant, 7. 17c-Greg Coleman.
Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 7m-Kevin Ramey, 2. 12-Trey Schmidt, 3. 4-Eric Baldaccini, 4. 17-Bruce Griffith, Jr., 5. d20-David Noker, 6. 5m-Glenn Martin, 7. 30x-Bean Elliott.
Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 30-Scottie McDonald, 2. 31-Brandon Berryman, 3. 1b-Kent Lewis, Jr., 4. 1-Sean McClelland, 5. 19-Klint Angelette, 6. 1x-Robby Wolfgang, 7. 12s-Steve Hubbard.
Heat Five (8 Laps): 1. 9x-Gary Wright, 2. 11-Jason Johnson, 3. 51-Jimmy Brooks, 4. 71-Channin Tankersley, 5. 93-Chris Sweeney, 6. 5*-Ray Allen Kulhanek. DNS: 10-Larry Hartwell.
First “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 2. 51-Jimmy Brooks, 3. 3-Gary Watson, 4. 5*-Ray Allen Kulhanek, 5. 93-Chris Sweeney, 6. 35-Greg Rilat, 7. 80-James McNeil, 8. 2L-Logan Forler, 9. 12s-Steve Hubbard, 10. d20-David Noker. DNS: 30x-Bean Elliott.
Second “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 74-Brandon Corn, 2. 21T-Tommy Bryant, 3. 71-Channin Tankersley, 4. 87x-Billy Melton, 5. 19-Klint Angelette, 6. 69-Larry Howery, 7. 17c-Greg Coleman, 8. 1x-Robby Wolfgang, 9. 15T-Travis Elliott. DNS: 5m-Glenn Martin, 10-Larry Hartwell.
“A” Feature (25 Laps): 1. 9x-Gary Wright, 2. 18-Tony Bruce, Jr., 3. 29-Travis Rilat, 4. 11-Jason Johnson, 5. 30-Scottie McDonald, 6. 7m-Kevin Ramey, 7. 21T-Tommy Bryant, 8. 31-Brandon Berryman, 9. 76-John Ricketts, 10. 1b-Kent Lewis, Jr., 11. 13-Kathryne Minter, 12. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13. 74-Brandon Corn, 14. 3-Gary Watson, 15. 17-Bruce Griffith, Jr., 16. 51-Jimmy Brooks, 17. 4-Eric Baldaccini, 18. 71-Channin Tankersley, 19. 1-Sean McClelland, 20. 12-Trey Schmidt.
ASCS Gulf South Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Gary Wright 150, 2. Tony Bruce, Jr. 146, 3. Travis Rilat 144, 4. Jason Johnson 142, 5. Scottie McDonald 140, 6. Kevin Ramey 138, 7. Tommy Bryant 136, 8. Brandon Berryman 134, 9. John Ricketts 132, 10. Kent Lewis, Jr. 130.
by Lonnie Wheatley