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Willis Wows ‘em in Modified March

With the record field of Modifieds pared down to the nights 28 fastest, Houston area hotshoe, Howard Willis and touring driver, Randy Timms led the field to green for the 20 A-qualifier. Willis was first into turn 1 to snag the lead, while Timms squeezed down in between George White and Chris Brown. Sean Jones, blasting around the high side, quickly picked up five spot taking fifth. Meanwhile back in the pack, there was a free-for-all going on but everyone managed to stay pointed in the right direction and continued on.

 

Brown and Timms would run wheel to wheel for two laps in a fight for third, which Brown won on lap 3. John Allen then moved in on Timms for the fifth spot, while Duke Whiseant, Dennie Gieber and Jamie Burford tried to sort out sixth. By lap 5, Willis had built nearly a half straightaway lead over White. Allen took fourth from Jones on lap 6, while Burford got around Whiseant for seventh. Ryan Reuter, was on a charge to the front as he battled with and took tenth from Gieber on lap 9.

 

At the crossed flags it was Willis, White, Brown, Allen and Jones rounding out the top five spots. Willis held a good lead over the trio behind him as the field became strung out around virtually the entire track. Willis then caught the back of the field on lap 12, but continued to hold on to a good lead. The battle then turned to the fight for the final transfer with Scott Drake and Gieber battling for 12th, and William Gould a little ways back.

 

White was able to sneak in on Willis as he continued to dice through lap cars, but White never was close enough to challenge. Burford caught Casey Jordan on lap 17 in a fight for seventh, while Allen reeled in Brown for third. As the white flag waved, former USAC Silver Crown Champion, Paul While was outside looking in as he trailed Gieber by three car lengths.

 

Coming to the checkers it was Willis in the T&T Motors, Flynn Racing, Dunn Motorsports, Smileys Racing Products, Dee Fox Racing Engines, Tri-Lectric A/C & Heating, TNT Mirror & Glass, Showtime Signs, Dirt Works Chassis taking the victory. White was able to sneak by Gieber at the line to snare the transfer spot.

 

A-qualifier---top 12 to inside row of Saturdays A-main

1. 1w Howard Willis, Dayton, Tx. (1)

2. 110 George White, Ft. Worth, Tx. (3)

3. 21c Chris Brown, Cleveland, Tx. (7)

4. 198 John Allen, Chanute, Kan., (8)

5. 5R Sean Jones, Mansfield, Tx., (10)

6. 5t Randy Timms, Oklahoma, City, Okla., (2)

7. 19 Jamie Burford, Keatchie, La., (16)

8. 1* Casey Jordan, Grand Saline, Tx., (12)

9. 5 Keith Green, Waco, Tx., (9)

10. 555 Ryan Reuter, Forest City, Iowa, (24)

11. 12D Scott Drake, Webb City, Mo., (22)

12. 7R Paul White, Temple, Tx., (18)

13. 124 Dennie Gieber, Flint, Tx., (4)

14. 88 Chad Wheeler, Muskogee, Okla., (23)

15. 33x William Gould, Broken Bow, Okla., (5)

16. 4 Bobby Malchus, Red Oak, Tx., (21)

17. A1 Duke Whiseant, Texarkana, Ark., (14)

18. 18 144 Scotty Brown, Dallas, Tx., (17)

19. 16 Chris Henigan, Marshall, Tx., (19)

20. 168 Alan Dix, Stockton, Kan., (6)

21. 4R Kevin Rowland, Cedar Hill, Tx., (25)

22. 89 Glenn Leuschner, Irving, Tx., (19)

23. 56 Troy Taylor, Dallas, Tx., (13)

24. 135 Richard Griffin, Anna, Tx., (20)

25. 01 Billy Robinson, Shrevport, La., (27)

26. 24B Chris Bragg, Springtown, Tx., (11)

27. 118 Tim Clonch, Quinlan, Tx., (28)

28. 17 Jeremy Tibben, Stanton, Iowa, (26)

 

 

 

Durrett Outduels SUPR Field

After suffering through two rain out the SUPR Late Model Series finally got it’s first race of the season in. Garrett Durrett and Ricky Ingalls paced the 21 field to green for the start of the 25 lap A-main. Durrett got the jump on R. Ingalls going into turn 1. R. Ingalls then was swarmed over by David Ashley on the high side and Charles Randolph on the low side as they raced three wide coming out of turn 2. Randolph would get sideways and get tagged, in turn 4, while R. Ingalls began to backslide in the field.

 

Durrett had built a good lead by lap 5 as the lead quintet sorted itself out, with Randolph, Jeff Chandler and Mike Brown scrapping it out for sixth. Durrett continued to inch away, while former SUPR Champion, Kenny Merchant worked his way into the top ten. Durret ran up on lap traffic giving Daniels the opportunity to reel him in by lap 12. The two were side by side on the back stretch with Daniels getting the advantage on lap 13 as the crossed flags were shown. Following Daniels and Durrett were Ashley, Ronny Adams and Rob Litton at the mid point.

 

Durrett wasted little time getting back inside Daniels and was able to wrestle the lead back on lap 15 with top four now running nose to tail in traffic. The lead group got stacked up in the slower cars, while Adams pulled to the infield from fourth. Daniels and Durrett were again door to door for the top spot on lap 17, but Durrett held the point. Durrett was then forced to move up top and go three wide around two slower cars on lap 19 as he began to put some distance on Daniels.

 

Moving to the top proved to be a good thing as Durrett was visibly faster on the high side. With five laps to go Durrett had inch again began to creep away from Daniels. As the white flag waved, Durrett had built a comfortable margin and would take the checkers without challenge.

 

Late Model A- main

1. 58 Garrett Durrett

2. 75 Patrick Daniel

3. 14 David Ashley

4. 6x Rob Litton

5. 9R Charles Randolph

6. 11c Jeff Chandler

7. 427 Mike Brown

8. 99 Ken Schrader

9. 14B Kyle Berck

10. 8c Keith Craft

11. c28 Kenny Merchant

12. 5c Michael Coleman

13. 2 Jack Amburn

14. 12 Jason Ingalls

15. 71A Allen Tippen

16. 93 Ray Moore

17. 18 Justin Ingalls

18. 4x Brock Williams

19. 81 Ricky Ingalls

20. 21 Lee Davis

21. 1A Ronny Adams

22. 6r Robbie Stuart---DNS

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