rebelracewriter Posted March 6, 2011 Report Share Posted March 6, 2011 Texas World Dirt Track Championships @ Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track, 3/4-5/2011 By J M Hallas Fort Worth, Tx,(March 5th, 2011) Texas Motor Speedway's Dirt Track capped off this years Texas World Dirt Track Championship, with the SUPR Late Models highlighting the show that included final events for the Modifieds and Limited Modifieds. Drivers competing in the Late Model portion of the show from Colorado, Alabama and Iowa raised the state total to ten for the weekend. The Late Models would run a complete program for the $3000 to win payday, while the Modifieds an Limited Modified finished qualifying with Last Chance Qualifiers, and two Lucky Dog draws from pre-registered drivers to fill their fields for the $3000 and $2000 to win features, respectively. Vaught Victorious in SUPR Late Model Main They call Missouri the “Show Me” state and that's exactly what the Crane, Mo. native, Will Vaught, did to the Late Model field. After surrendering the early lead to Chris Brown, Vaught retook the top spot and proceeded to run away from the competition. A late caution was as close as anyone got as Vaught easily rebuilt his margin in the remaining laps. After the four-wide, flag bearing salute to the crowd, Vaught beat the pack into turn 1 as green waved on the 40-lap, 22-car main event. Doug Begnaud and Brown trailed, but not for long as Brown swept by both for the point on lap 2. Last years champion, Jack Sullivan brought out the yellow on lap 3 when rolled to a stop in turn 3. Brown got a big jump on green with Morgan Bagley making a charge on the top side to crack the top five. Jeff Chandler looped it in turn 4 to bring out another caution on lap 4. On the restart, Brown again got away while Bagley began pressuring Bill Moyer jr. for third. A past two-time winner, Kelly Boen got by Begnaud on lap 7 for fifth. Vaught then put the heat on Brown getting along side on the back stretch. Vaught beat Brown back to the line to lead lap 10. Moyer ducked inside Brown for second then got beside Vaught, but Vaught was able to fend off the challenge. Boen got third from Bagley on lap 14. By lap 15 Vaught had begun to inch away from Moyer. At the crossed flags Vaught had a full straightaway on Moyer, with Brown, Boen and Bagley rounding out the top five. With the leader easily dicing through traffic, Brown, Boen and Bagley were scrapping it out as they cut in and out of slower cars. Bagley got by Boen in that fight, while Ronny Hollingsworth closed on that trio. Hollingsworth grabbed fifth from Boen on lap 30. Gary Christian stopped in turn 3 with a flat right front to bring out the final caution on lap 32 and erase Vaught's big lead. Vaught had an 8-car buffer on second place Moyer as green waved again, easily gapping the field. Brown got under Moyer for second on lap 34 with Moyer fading to Bagley and Hollingsworth who took third and fourth. With two to go, Vaught had rebuilt his margin to a full straight and ran unchallenged to the checkers in the Mark Martin Chevrolet, Circle M Auto Sales, Big Dog Motorsports, DW Performance, Port City Racing, Clements Race Engine, Warrior Chassis. “It was a lot of patience,” said the young Vaught. “Chris Brown got past me and I didn't know the outside was the place to be. When you're leading it hard to tell without radios where the track is working. I finally moved on the outside and the car felt good. I kept the tires underneath me and got back around him.” “We were actually going to Tennessee to race this weekend. I've always wanted to come down here and race and we got the chance. I've had friends win the cowboy hat before, so I wanted to give it a try.” “This track drives a lot like our local tracks, so the guys from Missouri can come down here and feel comfortable. This is a new car that we ran in Volusia then took home and changed some stuff. We've got a good baseline set up we go everywhere with. If you choose the right tire and spring combination you're usually pretty good.” “I grew up around the MARS series and local Late Model at Monett and Lebanon. The last couple years we've branched out and run some World of Outlaws and Lucas Oil Series Late Model shows. We run all the big shows.” SUPR Late Models 1 Will Vaught, Crane, Mo 21 Chris Brown, Cleveland 14M Morgan Bagley, Longview 18 Ronny Hollingsworth, North Port, Ala 33x Kelly Boen, Henderson, Colo 21jr Billy Moyer jr., Batesville, Ark 20 Kevin Sitton, Baytown 1B Doug Begnaud, Cypress 1S Jack Sullivan, Greenbriar, Ark 88T Wendall Wallace, Batesville, Ark 11c Jeff Chandler, Minden, La 28 Chris Holley, Martin C8 Timothy Culp, West Monroe, La 77E Robbie Starnes, Magnolia 93 Ray Moore, Haughton, La 8 Skip Oneal, Midlothian 5J Matt Johnson, Arbie, Mo 2 Allen Murray, San Antonio 28B Wendall Bolden, Greenville 71A Allen Tippen, Minden, La 58x Gary Christian, Broken Bow, Okla F5 Josh Danzy, Heflin, La SUPR LCQ's(Top 2 to A-main) LCQ 1 8 Skip Oneal 28B Wendall Bolden 18 Bryan Sugg 17 Howard Willis F5 Josh Danzy 69 Todd Hormel 174 John Sliney 98 Trom Tindall 99 Jeff Crane 88 Bobby Malchus 05 Cameron Wilson 10 Mike Balcaen---DNS LCQ 2 C8 Timothy Culp 71A Allen Tippen 77E Robbie Starnes R5 BJ Robinson 84 Tom Lorenz 17M Phil Miller 97 Eric Neal 84B Nicholas Brown 49 Scott Baxter 77B Marcus Baxter---DNS SUPR heats(Top 16 in passing points to A-main) Heat 1 1 Will Vaught 1B Doug Begnaud 2 Allen Murray 8 Skip Oneal 28 Chris Holly 17m Phil Miller 17 Howard Willis 69 Todd Hormel 98 Trom Tindall 10 Mike Balcaen Heat 2 18 Ronny Hollingsworth 93 Ray Moore 21jr Billy Moyer jr 14m Morgan Bagley 88t Wendall Wallace F5 Josh Danzy 71A Allen Tippen 49 Scott Brewer 84B Nicholas Brown Heat 3 21 Chris Brown 33x Kelly Boen 1s Jack Sullivan C8 Timothy Culp 84 Tom Lorenz 28B Wendall Bolden 88 Bobby Malchus 99 Jeff Crane 174 John Sliney 05 Cameron Wilson Heat 4 11c Jeff Chandler 20 Kevin Sitton 58x Gary Christian 5J Matt Johnson 18 Bryan Sugg 97 Eric Neal 75 Patrik Daniel 77E Robbie Starnes 77B Marcus Baxter R5 BJ Robinson Phillips Flies to Another Big Payday and TWDTC Win A second Missouri driver took his second TWDTC title as Terry Phillips(Springfield) led all but the first couple laps. Phillips, coming off a huge payday at the Winter Meltdown in Las Cruces, got by early leader and USMTS Southern Series points leader, John Whittington. From there it was Phillips flying through the field lapping up to ninth place on his way to backing up his 2010 win and pocketing a cool $3000. The front row of Whittington and Clyde Dunn jr. stayed side by side into turn 1, with Whittington coming off turn 2 with the lead. Dunn, Phillips, Cody Smith and Chase Allen fell in line behind the leader. Phillips went to the top on lap 1 to get around Dunn for second and close on Whittington. Phillips and Whittington had a brief wheel to wheel battle as Phillips grabbed the point on lap 3. Allen followed Phillips tracks on the high side getting by Smith on lap 3 for fourth, then Dunn on lap 4 for third. Smith used the low grove to get fourth from Dunn on lap 6. Behind the top five, Jason Teague and Brad Doherty were running side by side for sixth. Phillips caught lapped traffic on lap 12 with a big lead and was easily making his way when Ryan Whitworth spun on lap 17 to bring out the races only caution. Phillips got away clean or the restart, while Allen got by Whittington for second. At the halfway mark it was Phillips edging ahead, Allen, Whittington, Dunn and Chris Henigan getting by Smith for fifth. Whittington got second back from Allen as Phillips checked out. Dunn put a slide job on Allen to take over third on lap 22. Allen continued to fall back giving up spots to Henigan, Dunn and Rodney Sanders. Phillips was back into traffic and lapping his way through the field. In the meantime, Dunn, Smith, Sanders and Allen continued to slug it out. With five to go Phillips had nearly a half track advantage on Whittington who had a gap back to Henigan. Phillips easily ran to the victory in the Andys Frozen Custard, Don Babb Motorsports, Port City Racing, Integra Shocks, Hatfield Racing Engines, GRT Chassis. “We got the bugs worked out of this new car,” commented Phillips. “It turned out to be pretty fast. It was a good car with a good motor. We haven't made any big changes to our cars in several years. We just do little stuff. Once we found a good combination we haven't messed with it much.” “We come down to race while it's cold up north, it just worked out that we've picked up two big wins on back to back weekends. I'm ready for it to warm up so we can stick around home a little bit. We've got big Late Model and Modified races coming up. Now we're ready to rock and roll.” “I'm mainly going to run Late Model stuff. We'll be getting geared up for our MARS Series and run the Modified when we can. The ones that pay more we'll make time for. Our Modified program is real good, we'll get the Late Model program going and have a good year.” Modifieds 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo 5w John Whittington, Vidor 16 Chris Henigan, Marshall 88xxx Clyde Dunn jr., Sunnyville 18s Cody Smith, Kaufman 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy 30 Chase Allen, Midlothian 117 Jason Teague, Tahlequah, Okla 410 Brad Doherty, Ennis 12x Corey Babbitt, Channelview 707 PJ Egbert, Copperas Cove 121x Bobby Ruffin, Crandall 88xx Bobby Malchus, Red Oak 89 Steve Whiteaker jr., Corpus Christi 32 Shane Clement, Bonham 98 John Allen, Chanute, Kan 25 Craig Moss, Kennedale 1 Dee Gossett, Amarillo 8 Dennie Gieber, Jacksonville 14T Tristan Dycus, Alvarado 15j Jared Webb, McKinney 2G Kenny Gaddis, Hallsville 63 Ryan Whitworth, Humbolt, Kan 9H Shane Hebert, Lafayette, La Modified Pole Dash 5w John Whittington 88xxx Clyde Dunn jr 75 Terry Phillips 30 Chase Allen 18s Cody Smith 117 Jason Teague 8 Dennie Gieber Modified LCQ's(Top 3 to A-main) LCQ 1 2G Kenny Gaddis 2x Corey Babbitt 9H Shane Hebert 87M Justin McCoy 71 Robert Baker 86j Travis Johnson 151 Tommy Williams 781 Trevor Egbert 41 Jacob Pirkle 45t Eric Tomlinson 60 Jason Ilich 15b Tomas Blackwell 77x Shawn Greenlee 13x Brandon Byars 74 Jeremy Payne 75 Patrik Daniel LCQ 2 121x Bobby Ruffin 410 Brad Doherty 89 Steve Whiteaker jr 23 Howard Willis 5T Randy Timms 10P Brian Parker 7 Rick Lovelady 18j Chase Junghans 12 Jim Armstrong 12p Jeff Herbers 33x Brad Pannell 22s Scott Hilburn 88H James Harper 78 Billy Jack Brutchin 15x Ryan Humphreys 12g Jeremy Green LCQ 3 88xx Bobby Malchus 20 Rodney Sanders 98 John Allen 05 Rod Slack 14T Tristan Dycus 87K Jimmy Littlejohn 81b Cody Simpson 34N CH Nix 4R Derek Ramirez 25D Donnie Shipp 186 Jeremy Gossett 190 Shawn Stephenson 21 Jason Borlace 60B Mike Bowers 68 Brandon Watson LCQ 4 32 Kevin Clement 63 Ryan Whotworth 1 Dee Gossett 955 Robert Metz 8j Dustin Hyde 77 GW Egbert IV 1S Ronnie Sigman 1A Allen Oliva 00x Chance Bishop 51 Micah Thompson 198 Zach Gossett 74j Jasen Hammond 36T Trent Dorman 160 William Gould 10 Kyle Schmidt 34 Mickey Lassiter LCQ 5 16 Chris Henigan 15j Jared Webb 707 PJ Egbert 12T Tyler Townsend 66 Greg Burt 85 Thomas Tillison jr 82 Brandon Houk 18 Tim Clonch 121 David Winslett 56b Troy Taylor 25 Craig Moss D11 David Hennan 79 Shane Campbell 311 Neal Debord 19T Tony Osborn Jones Jousts with Whiteaker for Limited Modified title Local driver Sean Jones(Mansfield) found himself relegated to one of the last chance qualifiers and didn't figure on challenging for the win. But patience and persistence paid off as he caught race long leader Steve Whiteaker jr. after a caution. Jones and Whiteaker, who won the US Dirt Track Championship title in his Modified last fall, battled it out until Jones took the top spot and motored away for the win and $2000 payday. Whiteaker beat the pack into turn 1 as the 24-car, 30-lap feature took the green. Last night's qualifier winner Paul White fell in behind Whiteaker with Derick Grigsby and Danny Hebert in pursuit. Behind the lead quartet it was three and four wide in the pack. A two-time champ, Troy Taylor got by Jake Upchurch for fifth leaving him three wide with Rodney Sanders and Jones for sixth. Jones emerged from that fight with the spot and then took fifth from Taylor. Jones, running up top, continued his march to the front getting beside D. Hebert on lap 7. It took several laps but Jones finally got fourth from D. Hebert on lap 12. At the midway point it was Whiteaker, White, Grigsby, Jones and D. Hebert holding the top five spots. Jones snagged third from Grigsby on lap 17 and got to close on the leader when Michael Walker expired a motor from a yellow on lap 18. Whiteaker had a lapped car as a buffer as the green flew and Jones got along side White. Jones finally completed the pass on lap 20 with Sanders getting fifth from D. Hebert. Jones caught Whiteaker for the lead, and the fight was on. Jones went back up top and got beside Whiteaker on lap 21. The two ran side by side as both lines were working for each driver. Jones finally eked out an advantage on lap 24, while D. Hebert, Sanders and Shane Hebert battled for fifth. Once clear Jones quickly began to stretch out his lead over Whiteaker as the Hebert brothers continued the scrap for fifth, and family bragging rights. At the checkers it was Jones in the Ameritech Automotive, Ameritech Pest Control, Craig Martin Racing, Kim Barr powered, HOT Chassis taking the big win. I really didn't think I had a chance,” replied Jones. “Starting that far back, with the competition that's out there. We've got all these guys that run Modifieds and get in a Limited ride that are so fast. We hit the right set up and choose the right groove at the right time. This is the biggest win prestige-wise, but we won $10,000 at Cowtown before.” “I just tried to stay smooth and go where no one else was running to pass. I was just keeping myself calmed own and my car underneath me. It was a matter of keeping the right rear in the moisture on the top to get around those guys.” “The was a little cushion up there in (turns) 1-2 that allowed me to get along side those guys. There wasn't really anything on top in (turns 3-4). It as just too far around and with these cars so equal on power I had to run the bottom with them.” Limited Modifieds 94 Sean Jones, Mansfield 89 Steve Whiteaker jr., Corpus Christi 2w Paul White, Temple 69 Derick Grigsby, Marshall 9H Shane Hebert, Lafayette, La 9D Danny Hebert, Duson, La 56 Troy Taylor, Fort Worth 71K Kevin Sustaire, Emory 18 Tim Clonch, Quinlan 02x Rodney Sanders, Happy 103 JC Howell, Mabank 12m Howard Willis, Dayton B75 Waylon Ball, El Dorado, Ark 124 Jake Upchurch, n. Richland Hills 09 Robert Elliot, Clinton, Okla 188x Doug Easterling, Rule 86j Travis Johnson, Enid, Okla 9 Kinzer Edwards, South, Okla 24 Scott Modl, Reno 241 Dennie Gieber, Jacksonville 18M Wayne Melton, Caddo Mills 34 Michael Walker, Pearland 021 Jason Gore, Seagoville 17 Tommy Davis jr., Seagoville Limited Modified Pole Dash 89 Steve Whiteaker jr 2w Paul White 69 Derick Grigsby 124 Jake Upchurch 9D Danny Hebert 17 Tommy Davis Jr 02x Rodney Sanders Modified LCQ's(Top 3 to A-main) LCQ 1 18m Wayne Melton 241 Dennie Gieber 34 Michael Walker 90 Dustin Butcher 3 Paul Vines 188 Derek Rashall 46 David Gailey 5 Steve Robinson 57 Carl Conley II 37 Daylan Reeves D3 Logan Macy 06 Tommy Bohnstedt 114 Barry Hornbeck 95 Smiley Welborn 1H Cullen Hill 22N Nick Shenberger 10 Billy Melton--DNTG LCQ 2 188x Doug Easterling B75 Waylon Ball 18 Tim Clonch 7M Danny Morris 30 Joel Couvillion 21B Josh Brock 31 Michael Martin 10g Mike Goodson 83 Mike Shenberger 5c Chris Cogburn 21w Chris Wilhite 175 Anthony Boatman 02 Dillon Burks 72 Bill Burt 211 Chad Fitzgerald 84 Jay Jenkins 38 Matt Mueller---DNS LCQ 3 09 Robert Elliot 71k Kevin Sustaire 9 Kinzer Edwards 39 Jimmy Staats 19 Kyle Slader BK8 Brandon Kent 73 Shawn Jorski 38F Ed Fowler 21c Barry Codling 15 Craig Ridgeway 76 AJ McCollum 88 RJ Strohman 18T Terry Osburn 08 Sean Glennon 71M Terry Pritchett K6 Joe Adams LCQ 4 56 Troy Taylor 9H Shane Hebert 103 JC Howell 5A Joshua Beckham 1* Jason Troutman 25x Tony Staats 5 Casey Penn 22 Gene Bryce 22T Darrell Thompson 5xx Nate Gaines 561 Darin Busch 24 Scott Modl 23m Jimmy Day 75 Kyle Nelson 21x Johnie Rauschenberg 62 Randy Bohnstedt LCQ 5 94 Sean Jones 86j Travis Johnson 12m Howard Willis 49 Chris Cleveland 711 Michael Daniels 91 Dennis Slader 85D Greg Deterding 8g Devin Gerrior 05 Ryan Bohnstedt 99 Kristi Byrd 260 Erik Thorne 77 John Jarrell jr. 561 Jimmy Criswell 23G Glen Gordy 1x Brent York Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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