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Southern Nationals by C&J Promotions @ Heart o Texas Speedway, 9/7-9/2017

By JM Hallas


Elm Mott, TX.,(Sept. 7Th, 2017) What do you get when two of Texas' racecar builders put an idea together? Only one of the biggest paying Limited Modified shows in the state of Texas, paying $10,000 to win. Chase Allen(CAM Chassis) and Jason Ingalls(Ingalls Racing Products) picked Waco's Heart o' Texas Speedway to hold the prestigious event.


This idea was all about giving racers their money's worth.” said Allen. “We wanted to make it more than just a race, but a show for racers and fans. It's all about everyone having fun, the parties, the free beer and all. We wanted to give the racers a good paying purse. With $1,000 just to start I think they've done just that.”


Over 220 drivers from across Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana filled the pits to capacity trying to make the show. Also included in the action were the Factory Stocks running separate shows each night on the ¼ mile. high-banked, dirt oval just north of Waco. Saturdays Factory Stock payout is a $1,000 to win/$100 to start.


While the Waco area was spared the ravages of Hurricane Harvey a couple weeks ago, several south Texas drivers were unable to make their scheduled trip while busy taking care of personal responsibilities at home. Most notably, Steve Whiteaker jr., winner of two Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track cowboy hats, who is always a threat to win when he rolls through the gates.


Still not enough racing for ya? Ok, how about two All-Star races for the top drivers voted in by their piers. Need more? Well, there's also a Limited Modified non-qualifiers race paying $1,000 to win/$200 to start.


Limited drivers would qualify in through 16 heats taking the top 16 in passing to one, of two, A-qualifiers. Two B-qualifiers will fill the remainder of the A-qualifiers. The A-qualifiers lock 4 drivers each into Saturdays finale. Factory Stocks would run a complete show of heats, B-mains and the nights A-main.


The biggest winner of the weekend, so far, has to be Justin Whitehead. In his first trip to HOT Speedway Whitehead has won every feature, except the one he wasn't entered in. The only blemish on his record so far is a second place finish in the Limited Modified heat race.


The nights biggest loser was Greg Frazer. Frazer took a wild ride, barrel-rolling down the back stretch, getting tagged by several cars while in flight and after landing. Frazer was able to get out uninjured, but the car in pretty much totaled unless the Bonham Racing crew can perform an overnight miracle.


In the first Limited Modified qualifier Robert Scrivner, driving a car out of the Abbey Racing stables, got the lead after early leader Josh Short spun off the turn 4 hill. On the ensuing restart Frazer took his hair raising tumble. On a late restart Josh McGaha and Kevin Sustaire made contact battling while holding transfer spots. Both spun off turn 1 collecting Sid Kiphen along the way.


This left Scrivner and Jeffrey Abbey out front as the Abbey Racing duo went on the one-two finish. Former USAC champion, and HOT Speedway favorite, Paul White picked up third while young Taylor Florio was in position to put her car in the final transfer spot.


Limited Modified A-qualifier #1 (top 4 locked in to Saturday night)

537 Robert Scrivner, 37 Jeffrey Abbey, 65 Paul White, 21t Taylor Florio, 21b Brandon Kenny, 8x Kevin Manning, 115 Jack Barfield, 58 Tyler Honeywell, 25c Jason Gore, 17k Greg Noran, 71k Kevin Sustaire, 58k Sid Kiphen, 13j James McCreary, 911 Josh McGaha, 31s Cody Smith, 12 Adam Roy—bf, 41d Darrin Blake, 123 Justin White, j2 Josh Short, 66x Greg Frazer, 66 Nick Clinkenbeard, 420 Eric Ciegelski, 18 David Phillips



The second Limited Modified qualifier was all Whitehead, all the time, as he went wire to wire for the win. Behind him, Justin Shaw and Jacob Pirkle ran a steady second and third throughout the 25-lapper. The last transfer spot was hotly contested between Gabe Tucker and multi-time IMCA Southern Sportmod champion, Keith White. Tucker was finally able to secure that spot on a restart with five to go.


Limited Modified A-qualifier #2 (top 4 locked in to Saturday night)

36j Justin Whitehead, sg1 Justin Shaw, 141 Jacob Pirkle, 951 Gabe Tucker, 71g Keith White, 121 Bobby Ruffin, 32 Rodger Pierce, 33 Blaine Shives, 121* Bailey Dosser, 90k Dustin Butcher, 171 Jeff Sheppard, 24 Jake Upchurch, 23n Steve Nabors, 33r Mike Roach, 148 Garrett Gregory, 12w Gary Fox, b75 Brandon Ball, 30j Chad Jones, x2 Nathan Arms, 75 Danner Shipman, 63 Shane Hoefling, 9w Shelby Williams, 23x Jimmy Day, 21x Mitchell Clement, 5g TJ Green



Limited Modified B-main #1(top 8 to A-qualifier)

182 Danny Hebert, 66 Nick Clinkenbeard, 13j James McCreary, 123 Justin White, 58 Tyler Honeywell, 8x Kevin Manning, 420 Eric Cegielski, 17k Greg Moran, 18m Wayne Melton, 11 Eric Luttrell, 20d Rowdy Day, 55r Rusty Head, 95 Ronnie Bell, 3 Matt Doescher, 232 Joel Garcia, 37h Garrett Higgins, 9L David Lege jr., 601 Chris Cogburn, 58r Don Reid, 26g JJ Jennings, 318 Fred Wojtek, 78 Billy Jack Brutchin, 39m Dale Melton, 56 Broc Bowen, 8c Will Carter, 16 Rob Bland


Limited Modified B-main #2(top 8 to A-qualifier)

24 Jake Upchurch, 171 Jeff Sheppard, 90k Dustin Butcher, 148 Garrett Gregory, 30j Chad Jones, b75 Brandon Ball, 23n Justin Nabors, 5 TJ Green, 10d Don Painter, 14g Garrett Rawls, 42k Chase Breese, 6w DL Wilson, 445 Thomas Blackwell, 23 Coty Tupper, 21 Chris Florio, 89 Chad Cox, 007 Acey Light, 9x Cleo Adams, 311 Brian Heard, 41 Chad Hughes, 199 Junior Dosher, 63x Frank Groves, 30m Albert McCall, 1t Jason Tiner, 11g Eddie Grmala, 63 Shane Hoefling**


Limited Modified heat(heats 1-8, top 16 in passing to A-qualifier, 17-42 to B-qualifier)

Heat 1; 115 Jack Barfield jr., 58 Tyler Honeywell, 8x Kevin Manning, 16 Rob Bland, 17k Greg Moran, 191 Craig Oakes, k6 Joe Adams, 7k Kyle Bridges, 26 Devin Chambers, 124 Wesley Bode


Heat 2; 58x Sid Kiphen, 66x Greg Frazer, 41d Darrin Blake, 182 Danny Herbert, 18m Wayne Melton, 7x Ted Thomas, 3x Quentin Noel, 115x Albert Gregware, 22mag Dylan Spear, 69 Derick Grigsby


Heat 3; 21b Brandon Kenny, 21t Taylor Florio, 3 Matt Doescher, 232 Joel Garcia, 58r Don Reid, 766 Shane Priddy, 4g Kenneth Graves, 28j Justin Nabors, 7 Nate Gaines, 68 James Guyton


Heat 4; 021 Jason Gore, 31s Cody Smith, 55r Rusty Head, 123 Justin White, 95 Ronnie Bell, 601 Chris Cogburn, 6 Chase Vinyard, 2 Brian Short, 4x Wally Beaty, 103 JC Howell


Heat 5; 537 Robert Scrivner, j2 Josh Short, 11 Eric Luttrell, 420 Eric Cegielski, 39m Dale Melton, 4f Trevor Foley, 47 Justin Hossler, 42w Jr Watts, 186 Brian Flowers, 21s Rookie Smith


Heat 6; 911 Josh McGaha, 66 Nick Clinkenbeard, 56 Broc Bowen, 9L David Lege jr., 37h Garrett Higgins, 42 Chase Gillie, 511 Cory Williams, 6x Jarrett Roberts, 751 Rusty Trevathan jr.


Heat 7; 37 Jeffrey Abbey, 71k Kevin Sustaire, 18 David Phillips, 318 Fred Wojtek, 8c Will Carter, 14h Shane Hebert, 00x Rusty Trevathan sr., 26 Aaron Roy, 17 Michael Maraschick--bf


Heat 8; 12 Adam Roy, 65 Paul White, 13j James McCreary, 20d Rowdy Day, 26g JJ Jennings, 16d Dustin Donley, 78 Billy Jack Brutchin, 14 Kelly Lockey, 184 Brian Rye


(Heats 9-16, top 16 in passing to A-qualifier, 17-42 to B-qualifier)

Heat 9; 33r Mike Roach, 9w Shelby Williams, 6w DL Wilson, 11g Eddie Grmala, 42k Chase Breese, 9j Daniel Jeoffroy, 91 Kyle Wisdom, g2g Kody McDowell, 173 Tory Yant


Heat 10; 12 Gary Fox, 36j Justin Whitehead, 21t Mitchell Clement, 148 Garrett Gregory, 89 Chad Cox, 23 Coty Tupper, 01 Dan Webre jr, 1x Chad Cox, p74 Ricky Sessions


Heat 11; 71g Keith White, 63 Shane Hoefling, 1t Jason Tiner, 30m Albert McCall, 21 Chris Florio, 41 Chad Hughes, 8 Brantley Beatty, 23j Mason Jordan, 68x Brandon Watson


Heat 12; sg1 Justin Shaw, 121 Bobby Ruffin, 30jj Chad Jones, 199 Junior Dosher, 5 TJ Green, 10 Dustin Robinson, 777 James Hanusch, b4 Jared Baired, 57 Cliff Jones


Heat 13; 32 Rodger Pierce, 75 Danner Shipman, 171 Jeff Sheppard, 63x Frank Groves, 23n Steve Nabors, 11t Tim Hamilton, 1 Tim Linares, 73 Jeff Sonntag, 29j Justin Powers


Heat 14; 951 Gabe Tucker, 12* Bailey Dosser, b75 Brandon Ball, 445 Thomas Blackwell, 007 Acey Light, 94 Rodney White, 4r Kevin Rowland, 0x Josh Landers, 10h Caleb Hudgeons


Heat 15; 33 Blaine Shives, 2x Nathan Arms, 90k Dustin Butcher, 14g Garrett Rawls, 19d Don Painter, 4 Bo Day, 13b Bryce Reed, 22 Gregory Muirhead


Heat 16; 131c Jacob Pirkle, 24 Jake Upchurch, 23m Jimmy Day, 9x Cleo Adams, 311 Brian Heard, 8j Jon White jr., 367 Bobby Beatty, 03 Marcus Mikulencak


Whitehead Wires Factory Stock Field

In the Factory Stock A-main it was another flag to flag win for Whitehead(Hooks). Whitehead got the early jump on Royce Jones, Walter Hamilton, Anthony Simcik and Sean Hill. Simcik and Hamilton got together on lap 2 with Hill getting a piece of the action. Simcik retired for night. Hamilton slid off turn 3 on the restart ending his top run. On the next restart they tried 3 wide off turn 4 causing a big stack up.


Finally after a couple more tries, they went single file with Whitehead edging away as Shane Priddy and Bo Day got past Justin Holt for third and fourth. At halfway it was Whitehead, Jeffrey Abbey, Priddy, Holt and Brandon Taylor after B. Day spun to the infield in turn 4. The only thing to slow Whitehead, in the Thompson Motorsports, Spencer & Son Timber, Bordelon Septic Systems, Hardway Towing, Phone Pros, DRS Racing Shocks, Henrys Motorsports, raceontexas, Best Engines, Outlaw Race Cars, was a slower car on the final lap as he cruised to the win.


Luck goes a long way,” said Whitehead. “I couldn't explain my nerves before the start of the Limited Modified qualifier. Winning that was a weight off my shoulders. We shoot to win every race we enter. We're just very fortunate.”


I can't imagine already being in the show tonight,” added Whitehead about his Limited Modified win. “I still have one more race to go. Hopefully I can park it here too. We want to win them all, every race, every hot lap session, so we're going try the best we can.”


The track is little different from the hot lap session Wednesday night. Starting position had a lot to do with it. Luck, that's most of what gets you here.”


Factory Stocks

36j Justin Whitehead, 84 Jeffrey Abbey, 77x Shane Priddy, 31 Justin Holt, 88 Brandon Taylor, 504 Sean Hill, 5h Lance Hanson jr., 8L Kell Lockey, 26 Leroy Barnard, 73 Jeff Sonntag, 8 Tim Homeyer, 416 Chase Neill, 4 Bo Day, 68 Brandon Hood, 189 Justin McNeil, 07 Royce Jones, 1w Walter Hamilton, 44 Anthony Simcik, 818 Dennis Bissonette, 021 Jason Gore, r12 Ryan Powers


Whitehead Wins Again

It was another virtual walk in the park for Whitehead, although he did fail to lead every lap. Chad Cox got the early lead on the start of the 16-car Factory Stock All-Star Race. Kelly Lockey got along side Cox on lap 1 as they ran door to door at the line. Whithead, using the high line, powered by both going into turn 3 leading at the line on lap 3


Lockey was able to get second from Cox, but Whitehead was already setting sail. Shawn Graham followed to third, stopped on track a couple laps later erasing Whithead's lead. Once back green Whitehead eased away from the pack and at halfway had a good margin over Cox, Lockey, Sean Hill and Brandon Hood. Whitehead continued to march away the last half to grab the victory


Factory Stock All-Star Race

36j Justin Whitehead, 8L Kelly Lockey, 504 Sean Hill, 68 Brandon Hood, 151k Tommy Williams jr., 11 Travis Bowden, 70 Kenneth Chamberlain, 416 Chase Neill, 25 Michael Gaunet, 23m Jimmy Day, 4 Bo Day, 189 Justin McNeil, 021 Jason Gore, 4h Ryan Hopkins, xxx Shawn Graham, r12 Ryan Powers, c45 Ricky Burk---dns, 23m Jimmy Day---dns, 1x Chad Cox---dq(tech)


Factory Stock B-mains(top 3 to A-main)

B-main 1; 8 Tim Homeyer, 77x Shane Priddy, 416 Chase Neill, 136 Alan Lindow, 504x Jason Cook, 151kj Tommy Williams jr., 04c Cameron Cook, 4h Ryan Hopkins, 20 Makenzie Vandiver, 21 James Holder, 52 John Gober, c3 Frank Conzaro, xxx Shawn Graham, 45 Ray Kemp jr., 99x Scotty Nichols, 488 Jeffrey Blackwood, 25 Michael Gaunet


B-main 2; 73 Jeff Sonntag, 8L Kelly Lockey, r12 Ryan Powers, 15Trey Votaw, 215 TJ Evans, 70 Kenneth Chamberlain, 10 Duane Wolff', 55d Terry Dumas, 22 Jeff Cowart, 01 Jonathan Grobe, 15* Aaron Allen, 85 James Thompson, 88m Rick Morosky---dq(light)


B-main 3; 5h Lance Hanson jr., 88 Brandon Taylor, 189 Justin McNeil, 93 Tracey Cundieff, x2x Ron Palmer, 24 Bo Perry, 21t Tracy Peters, 144 Joe O'Bryan, c1 Chris Shaw, ccc Chris Coon, 54 Melvin Kemp, 7 Ricky Sessions, 89 Chad Cox


Factory Stock heats(top 12 in passing points to A-main)

Heat 1; 36j Justin Whitehead, 68 Brandon Hood, 504 Sean Hill, 10 Duane Wolff, 144 Joe O'Bryan, 70 Kenneth Chamberlain, 4h Ryan Hopkins, 20 Makenzie Vandiver, 52 John Gober, c3 Frank Conzaro, 11 Travis Bowden


Heat 2; 07 Royce Jones, 136 Alan Lindow, 416 Chase Neill, ccc Chris Coon, 88 Brandon Taylor, 54 Melvin Kemp jr, h93 Michael Hail, 15* Aaron Allen, 222 Jerad Herring, 215 TJ Evans


Heat 3; 021 Jason Gore, 818 Dennis Bissonette, 84 Jeffery Abbey, 77x Shane Priddy, 504x Jason Cook, 12* Bailey Dosser, c1 Chris Shaw, 1x Chad Cox, 24 Bo Perry, 21t Tracy Peters


Heat 4; 44 Anthony Simcik, 31 Justin Holt, 26 Leroy Barnard, 85 James Thompson, 55d Terry Dumas, 99x Scotty Nichols, xxx Shawn Graham, 04c Cameron Cook, 21 James Holder, 488 Jeffrey Blackwood


Heat 5, 1w Walter Hamilton, 8j Kelly Lockey, 8 Tim Homeyer, 88m Rick Morosky, 15k Trey Votaw, x2x Rom Palmer, 22 Jerry Cowart, r12 Ryan Powers, c45 Ricky Burk


Heat 6; 4 Bo Day, 5h Lance Hanson jr., 73 Jeff Sonntag, 93 Tracey Cundieff, 151k Tommy Williams jr., 45k Ray Kemp, 189 Justin McNeil, 33d Dylan Moss, 7 Ricky Sessions, 1 Jonathan Grobe

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