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Tyler Matthews Sets Fast Time for 75-Lap Feature at East Carolina

IMG_7889Robersonville, NC – Tyler Matthews set the fastest lap in qualifying with a 15.440 second lap at the 3/8th mile high banked East Carolina Motor Speedway. “I under drover the car that first lap. I knew there was a lot left in the car so I just went with it. Either first or last.” Matthews commented after qualifying was over. Tyler’s team won a pole in a similar way last season with a rain shower between practice and qualifying so they knew not to make any changes between sessions.

He also led green to checkered in that race. “We sat on the pole a couple times here last year and won a couple of them,” Matthews said. “I usually like to go out first and set the pace. The other drivers see the fast lap and it kind of messes with their head. Matthews crew didnt change much on the car between practice and qualifying after the rain washed away most of the rubber. Thomas Burbage was .023 off the pole sitter’s pace and last week’s winner Brenden “Butterbean” Queen will start in third with a 15.501 second lap.

There are 5 support divisions running tonight as well with the Grand Stocks from Langley Speedway making the trip and the regular ECMS divisions for UCARS, INEX Bandoleros, and the Street Stocks with the Bomber division combining and the bomber cars starting in the rear due to car count.

Make sure to keep an eye out on our Twitter feed (@theweeklyracer) for lap-by-lap coverage of tonights racing action

Late Model Qualifying
Tyler Matthews – 15.440
Thomas Burbage – 15.463
Brenden Queen – 15.501
Louis White – 15.510
Jeff Shifflett – 15.523
Ken Mercer – 15.626
Wesley Johnson – 15.636
Rusty Daniels – 15.714
Malik Koonce – 15.893
Tyler Horne – 15.921
Even Horne – 16.215

Cody Carlton Doubles Down to Win Care Advantage 200 – Camden Testerman Clinches Drivers Championship

Arena 4.22.16Richmond, VA – For the final time in 2016 the cars and the stars of Arena Racing USA piled into the Richmond Coliseum to crown a new champion. Attrition seemed to be the keyword of the night as drivers were fighting tooth and nail for all they had. Practice and qualifying took place earlier in the afternoon before gates opened for the fans. We picked up the nights action with the Top Dog qualifying races.

 

A-Main

Branden Sanders would find himself leading the field to the green flag for the A-Main with Connor Medeiros, who currently sits second in points, to his outside. Camden Testerman, who holds just a thirteen point lead entering tonight’s race, would roll of the grid way back in the seventh position.

Medeiros clears Sanders quickly after the drop of the green flag opening a 10 car advantage. Larry Murphy also around Samers early. Jordon Wood also makes quick work of Sanders to break into the top three with just ten laps in the books. Points leaders, Camden Testerman, and Carlton on a roll early picking off cars early. Testerman able to climb up to fourth position just fifteen laps into the fifty lap feature. Both Carlton and Garrett Manes – who started shotgun on the field – slowly picking cars off as the laps click off. Sanders, who took the green flag on the pole, had fallen all the way back to the end of the field after completing just twenty laps

First caution of the night surprisingly did not come till lap 24 after Medeiros, who at the time was leading the race, makes contact with the much slower car of Sanders trying to put him a lap down and ultimately spinning him out. Per the rules of Arena Racing, Medeiros would earn himself a one way ticket to the rear of the field – potentially ending his run for a championship

Murhpy stays low as officials display the cone – just like at the local short track level lead lap cars are able to chose which line they would like to restart in – while Jordan Wood elects to restart to his outside. As the two were battling for the lead out of turn four it appeared the Murphy put a little to much left side tires on the concrete which send the car up and over the right side and sliding down the front stretch on his lid, his night would be done.

The ensuing restart, coming just one lap before halfway, should have found Wood & Testerman on the front row but the #28 of Wood stalls coming out of turn two just prior to the cone. Officials looked in the rear section of the car but could not get him re-fired. This allowed Carlton to move up one spot and restart behind Testerman – Zupo and Medeiros only two to take the cone.

The high line not working to well for Zupo who falls back quickly. Leaving Testerman in control of this one with Carlton riding hot on his tails. Carlton starting to take a peak under Testerman as we work lap 30 and is able to make the pass coming out of turn four however the the field would be slowed yet again as Branden Sanders spins for a second time.

Restart coming up with just laps to go and Carlton not playing games, gets a great jump and clears Testerman off four who is left to fend off Maines. Top four, separated by just a car length a piece, able to extend their lead by a full straightaway until the caution is displayed yet again on lap 45 – DiSavino coming to a halt on the back stretch with what looked like a broken right front.

Carlton with another great jump to clear Testerman. Medeiros and Manes battling hard for the third spot. So hard in fact Manes makes pretty solid contact with the wall. Everyone able to keep things rolling and Cody Carlton will take home the A-Main trophy and lock himself into tonight’s Top Dog.

 

Results
P1. #94 Cody Carlton
P2. #17 Camden Testerman
P3. #11 Connor Medeiros
P4. #1 Garrett Manes
P5. #07 Shane Zuppo
P6. #18 Branden Sanders
P7. #55 Howie Sanders
P8. #28 Jordan Wood
P9 #04 Larry Murphy

 

B-Main

John & Savannah Nicken – the father daughter duo – lead the field to the green for their 50-lap feature. Either Savannah caught her old man sleeping or dad was slow to get to the gas to allow for Savannah to get to the bottom. She jumps out to an early lead over her father John Nickens who falls back to as far as fourth place.

First caution of the race comes early in this one on lap 11 from none other than who we were just talking about, John Nickens, who had an incredible save coming off turn four after the car gets crazy loose. However, he was not able to gather it back up and collides with Jim Grady in turn one and blocking the track.

Savannah electing to start on the bottom on the ensuing restart plays in her favor and jumps out to a 15 car lead. Leaves Matt Sanders, Davis, and Shonk to battle things out for the second and third postion. Some beating and banging – as is the norm here at Arena Racing – proves to be beneficial for Sanders who takes the second spot away and sets his eyes on S. Nickens.

Field pretty strung out as they reach half way with the expection of Alford and J. Nickens – who about wrecks himself again in turns one and two trying to snag the position away from Alford. Looking back up front Savannah, for the first time all race, had to navigate her way by the slower car of Ogden – this allowed for Sanders to catch up as well as Davis.

Whoa, scary moment for the leaders with just over 10 laps to go. Alford and J. Nickens make contact out of four and get way out of shape. The two are able to gather things up and we stay under green, but allows for Sanders and Brad Davis to catch up to the bumper of Savannah Nickens who, just a couple laps later would have a huge slip out of two, allowing Matte Sanders to attempt the pass on the outside. With the help of the slower machine of Ogden, Sanders successfully makes the pass for the lead in turn one.

Davis and Shonk restart on the front row, good battle for a couple laps till Shonk spins his self out coming out of turn two to put the field back under yellow. Alford will be your lucky dog and puts Savannag Nickens back into the second postion after going to the rear of the field along with Brad Davis – who mad contact with her bringing out the previous yellow flag after a dive bomb in turn three did not work.

Savannah Nickens, electing to take the cone and restart on the top side, which appeared to be the preferred line here tonight, took the lead from Matt Sanders. All of that however, would be for nothing as the caution flag waved yet again for a wreck here on the back stretch after Shonk made contact with her father and turning him around. This time Nickens chooses to start on the bottom, boy does she wish she could have that one back, as Sanders went top shelf getting the better restart and ultimately grabbing the win.

 

Results
P1. #54 Matt Sanders
P2. #71 Savannah Nickens
P3. #4 Brad Davis
P4. #911 John Alford
P5. #21 Johnny Shonk
P6. #17 John Nickens
P7. #88 Ian Ogden
P8. #74 Jim Grady
P9. #01 Chase Butler

 

Top Dog

The entire Top Dog starting grid set by random pill pulls. Shane Zupo came out on top of tonights draw, no seriously, he will lead the field to the green flag for the final 50-lap feature of the night. Followed by points leader Camden Testerman, Johnny Shonk, B-Main winner Matt Sanders, and John Alford to round out the starting five – have to note that Conner Medeiros will roll off the grid sixth.

Took only about three-quarters of a lap for things to get interesting in the nights final race. Pole sitter Shane Zupo goes for a spin into the inside blocks and comes to a rest in the infield with some left front damage, his night his done before we complete a single lap. This put the #911 machine of Alford on the point with the championship contenders starting to his outside.

Attrition was the name of the game for the Top Dog feature as five of the fourteen cars had dropped out and two cars have heavy front or rear end damage with just two laps of the fifty in the books. Points leader Camden Testerman ran into issues early as he was caught up in one of the wrecks causing him to lose his rear bumper cover. Connor Medeiros, also getting caught up in the action early would retire from the race with front suspension issues.

By the time we could actually run more than two consecutive laps the we found Garret Manes pacing the field over Carlton, Testerman, M. Sanders, and Alford. Top three drivers did a very good job of distancing themselves from the pack staying no more than a few car lengths from each other’s bumpers.

With the longest green flag run of the evening setting up some great racing in the top three. Manes scored your leader at halfway break with Carlton hot on his heels, however, the field would be slowed yet again with cars spinning all over the track. After officials got things cleaned up and cars lined back up we went back green flag racing where Carlton was a man possessed on the restart.

Carlton to the lead as we complete lap 34 just before the field would be slowed for yet another yellow flag from Branden Sanders, who was facing the wrong way out of four. Murphy and Alford appear to get a piece – Alfords night over.

On the ensuing restart both Carlton and Testerman catch Garrett Manes sleeping and jump out to a huge lead. Manes has to get up on the wheel and fight off Matt Sanders to stay in third. Luckily for Carlton the field was able to keep things together and we were able to finish this thing off under green with Carlton pulling off the sweep. Testerman, Manes, M. Sanders and Davis rounded out the top five.

“This is just a great way to end the season,” Carlton said in victory lane. “Specially after the season we had. I can’t thank my guys enough for the car and all the work and especially for all these fans that came out.” Testerman’s hard fought second place finish would be enough to wrap up the drivers championship for the 2015/16 season

 

Results
P1. #94 Cody Carlton
P2. #17 Camden Testerman
P3. #1 Garrett Manes
P4. #54 Matt Sanders
P5. #4 Brad Davis
P6. #18 Branden Sanders
P7. #21 Johnny Shonk
P8. #04 Larry Murphy
P9. #91 John Alford
P10. #11 Conner Medeiros
P11. #17 John Nickens
P12. #71 Savannah Nickens
P13. #55 Howie DiSavino
P14. #07 Shane Zuppo

 

Greg Fernandez Earns First Career Late Model Victory at Southside Speedway This Past Weekend

IMG_7237Every kid in the sports community grows up and wants to be a winner. You participate in your sport with all intentions of holding onto that trophy at the end of. Well, that dream finally came true this past weekend at Southside Speedway, located just south of Richmond. Greg Fernandez, who started his racing career back in 2004, was not only able to add ‘Race Winner’ to his resume, but can now call himself a Late Model Stock Car winner.

Fernandez, who qualified third earlier in the afternoon during time trials, started on the outside pole by the virtue of the redraw. A few late race cautions played in the benefit of Fernandez who was able to hold Dodson to the high side and steal a win from one of the most dominate drivers around Southside. We caught up with Fernandez in the week following to chat about his victory.

Greg Fernandez started his journey into Late Model Stock racing after getting bit by the racing bug so to speak back in 2005 after being awarded a chance to drive a back up car for Sonny Allen. “I was helping Sonny Allen on his car back in ’04,” Fernandez told us. “Helped him for two years rather and was awarded with a race in a back up car.” That’s all it took for Fernandez who later went out and bought himself his very own Late Model. He would compete in the 2006 season as a rookie at Southside Speedway and eventually earn Rookie of the Year honors.

Photo: Jennifer Allen/Sara Kay Speed Shots

Fernandez celebrates big in victory lane after first career win. (Photo: Jennifer Allen/Sara Kay Speed Shots)

“It was just really special,” Fernandez said. “Really hard to describe, all I ever wanted was to win a race for my mother. I lost my mom last year so it was very emotional. It felt great to see all my guys faces who have stuck with me for years with limited success. It was a big win for a lot of people, very popular win too, probably 100 people in victory lane photos, probable didnt know half of them. We have finished second numerous times but never won, it’s so hard to best Chris Dodson, we are a super low budget team but was able to get the job done leading every lap”

Any time you end up in victory lane in this sport it’s a special feeling but to beat the best and get your first win is something no driver will forget. “It kept going through my mind that nobody at this place believes we can win this thing now,” Fernandez said when we asked him what was going through his mind on those late resarts with Dodson to his outside. “I wanted to prove them wrong. Almost couldnt believe it myself when we got back out front and held him [Dodson] off, he is a super competitor who hates losing and I respect him for that. He is the best to do it in the last 10 years and it felt good to win.”

Fernandez, along with the rest of the Southside driver will be back in action NEXT Friday night. To help more moments like this happen for this young man and get yourself or your company involved in such a great sport, I encourage you reach out to Greg on Facebook and talk with him, you may be seeing your name in victory lane as well in the next article along with Imperial Plumbing, Griffith Heating & Cooling, Hometown Realty-Matt Cullather, Finer Homes, Jersey Mikes Sub’s, Alpha Forming, Imperial Auto Services, and Centerville Imports.

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NWAAS: Brenden Queen Grabs First Career Victory at East Carolina Season Opener

_Queen CelebrationRobersonville, NC – Mother Nature was a race fan this weekend for sure, providing racetracks all over the Mid-Atlantic with almost perfect race conditions. One track in particular was East Carolina Motor Speedway where The Weekly Racer was there for the third opening night in a row to bring you right to the action. A night packed with six different divisions and 200-laps worth of racing proved to be exciting and memorable to say the least for many.

 

Late Model

With racing all around the Mid-Atlantic a solid field of fourteen cars would take the green flag – should have been fifteen however the #6 of Evan Horne broke a rear end earlier in practice and was not able to make the repair. Side note, Ryan Haddock, another car having rear end issues during practice was able to barrow some parts and makes the green flag. Kenneth Mercer, who despite running an older style body paced both Late Model practices, posting times in the mid thirties.

Qualifying took place later on in the evening just as the sun started to set over the trees in turn two. Brenden Queen, 18 of Chesapeake, Virginia, stole the pole away from Thomas Burbage – long time East Carolina Motor Speedway veteran as the second to last car to take time. Queen able to lay down a lap of 15.302 (88.224 MPH), just .077 seconds faster that Thomas to lock down his first official career pole. Burbage, Matthews, Mercer, and White would round out the starting five for the 75-lap feature.

It was very clear from the jump that Queen had come down to East Carolina with business on his mind. Setting the pace early and to his advantage, Queen battled Burbage side by side for just one lap before clearing him on the exit of two. Burbage, knowing how to get around that tricky little place did not make things to easy on Queen, staying right with him just waiting for a mistake. Meanwhile things were really heating up for the for sixth as Mercer had to give the spot up to Johnson who immediately was under fire from two time defending track champion Jeff Shiflett.

Twenty laps ticked off the board as Queen set a pretty quick pace on the field. By lap 35 the top three had were on a straightaway of their own. Queen had already extended his lead to just about a quarter of a straightaway over Thomas Burbage. Third placeman Tyler Matthews had just started to turn up the wick and reel in the back bumper of Burbage – Matthews would eventually take over the second spot just past the halfway mark of the race. Meanwhile we had a few cars hit pit road and pull into their pit stalls, the #7K of Jim Kelly as well as the #29 of Melvin Langley – we were not able to get reports of what issues they had.

With the field strung out pretty good now Queen had just what was in front of him to worry about. Opening, hanging onto what looked to be a full straightaway lead over Matthews focused on putting some of the slower cars a lap down. Bit of a scary moment for the leaders as on the other side of lap 50. Both Queen and Matthews look to make contact with Robbie Allison as they put him a lap down – will be completely honest here folks I was partially looking down at the computer when this happened but as I looked up both Allison and Matthews were a bit out of shape. No major damage to either of three other than a piece of sheet metal off Allison’s car came to rest in the infield grass.

Did not see our first caution till just after that little incident as track officials found debris in turn three – but you know what happens when one caution comes out to play… he brings his friends. Clean up took care of the issue with extreme haste and it was no time till we were back under green… and it seemed like it took us even quicker to get back under yellow. Three caution flags in the span of what must have been ten laps for spinning cars in four – two of those cautions coming from Kenneth Mercer. Third time is a charm must be a real thing as a few cars got torn up and forced out of the race due to what appeared to be front-end damage. Was not able to see from our vantage point if Mercer had help going around that second time but we were able to see was a torn up Jeff Shiflett as well as Allison. Burbage appeared to get some light damage but was able to continue.

Final green flag for the night came with just over five laps to go. Queen, who had been good on the restarts all night long, hit yet another near perfect start and puts plenty of distance on White, in fact leaving him to deal with the likes of Burbage. Louis White, who had been mid pack all night, with the exception of his slip up in the middle of the race, really able to power through the closing laps and steal a fourth place finish from Wesley Johnson. Queen would be able to hang onto the lead and grab his first checkered flag of his late model career – winning in dominating fashion so to speak. Click the link to read what Queen had to say after the race –>Brenden Queen Leads Wire-to-Wire In Route to First Late Model Victory at East Carolina Motor Speedway.  Matthews, Burbage, White, and Johnson would round out your top five.

 

Results
P1 #03 Brenden Queen; 75
P2 #63 Tyler Matthews; 75
P3 #9 Thomas Burbage; 75
P4 #7 Louis White; 75
P5 #12 Wesley Johnson; 75
P6 #25 Kenneth Mercer; 75
P7 #99 Zach Henshaw; 75
P8 #19b Cameron Bowen; 75
P9 #01 Jeff Shiflett; 63
P10 #67 Robbie Allsion, Jr.; 63
P11 #33 Ryan Haddock
P12 #19 Chris Burns; 35
P13 #29 Melvin Langley; 27
P14 #K7 Jim Kelly; 23

 

Street Stock

It was a championship front row for the Street Stock division for their 30-lap opening night feature. 2014 ECMS Champ Jesse Council snagged the pole earlier in the evening over 2015 ECMS Champ Travis Roberson with the best time of 16.606. Kevin Benton, Drew Starling, and Brandon Manning were your Fast Five in a field of 11 cars.

Council and Roberson wasted no time hitting the go fast button when the green flag was displayed to the field. Sailing it off into turn one side by side trying to navigate the very tricky turn two. Council would gain the advantage early and stretch what looked to be a ten-car lead over Roberson just three laps into a thirty-lap feature. The two were no doubt the class of the field as it took no time for them to distance themselves from Benton, Manning, Starling and Lawrence all fighting for positions three through six.

Just seven laps was all Roberson needed to catch and pass Council – who looked to be on the tight side of things – for the lead, it was almost as if the two switched rolls. Took Roberson just about three and half to four laps to open up his own ten-car lead before all of the problems started to unroll. Twice was this race stopped by the red flag, both times were after some pretty hard contact with the outside retaining wall. Brandon Manning’s #48 was the first, coming to a halt out of two, and a very hard hit indeed. Was not given an official report from the tower but we assumed the driver was okay as safety did not need to leave the infield.

Second incident came shortly after we were back under the green after yet another big wreck on the front stretch involving Andy Ipock. Was truly glad to see him exit the car under his own power and head to the ambulance to get checked out after such a hard hit. The race would be halted for just over 17 minutes as crews worked to clean the track up.

Once we were back to green flag racing there was no challenge for Roberson as he would drive away with the victory. Benton, who got around council for second just before the red flag was scored second, Council and Starling would fight it out the final lap for third – Council getting the better end of the stick and the third spot followed by Starling and Scotty Lawrence to round out the top five.

 

Results
P1 #3 Travis Roberson
P2 #55 Kevin Benton
P3 #00 Jesse Council
P4 #44 Drew Starling
P5 #83 Scott Lawrence
P6 #22 Gary Rochelle, Jr.
P7 #73 Steven Wells
P8 #48 Brandon Manning
P9 #51 Andy Ipock
P10 #99 Kenneth Willis

 

Super Street

Yes, you are reading that right, this is the Super Street division that is normally run at Langley Speedway. However, with that Hampton, VA track closed for business for the foreseeable future, John Vick and East Carolina Motor Speedway owner Wayne Perry offered these drivers a place to come play on Saturday nights. Seven cars made the trip to try out the high-banked speedway.

Bill Eaker would grab the pole over Sean Calway, Sammy Gaita, Michael Perkins and Craig Warren with a 17.729 (76.146 MPH). Putting on a show must be in the blood of these drivers because the racing was exciting from the get go. The 30-lap feature saw three different leaders along with some bumper to bumper racing.

Eaker was able to hold onto the top spot till a mistake off four coming to lap six allowed for Gaita to get by in turns one and two all the while holding onto about a fifteen car lead over Calway riding back in third.

Not so much a scary moment for the leaders but a rather unfortunate turn of events as we have now completed almost ten laps, Calway has caught and passed Eaker for second, and with the help of Jim Bennett was able to catch the back bumper of the twenty-four machine. Did not see what all happened in turn two but when we looked up Bennett just about spun off tow causing Gaita to check up extremely hard.

Calway then used another lap car as a pick to make the pass for the lead. Have to give Gaita credit for hanging in their the way he did as we learned he was fighting a break problem pretty much the entire feature. Calway would hang on to win his first race at East Carolina Motor Speedway in just his second trip to the track. Gaita, Eaker, Perkins, Warren your top five.

 

Results
P1 #12 Sean Calway
P2 #24 Sammy Gaita
P3 #22 Bill Eaker
P4 #57 Michael Perkins
P5 #47 Craig Warren
P6 #05 Don Massimo
P7 #50 Jim Bennett

 

LEGENDS

Dillon Spain was your man to beat in the INEX Legends division starting from the pole position. With a couple new faces to the speedway along with a few start and parks, seven cars took the green flag for their 25-lap feature. Eric Courtney & Blaise Brinkley would finish 6th & 7th respectively. Rookie, Chris Hayes of Newport News, Virginia, made the trip down to help shake the car down for the 2016 season. He to was forced to retire early citing a bad vibration in the rear end. Better to call it quits early than to completely tear your stuff up. Hayes felt confident it wasn’t to major and will make the repairs needed.

Spain would lead flag to flag practically uncontested over Will Bristle, Zach Brown, and Sparky West – the last car running on the speedway. Chris Hayes would come home with a top five finish.

 

Results
P1 #7 Dillon Spain
P2 #91 Will Bristle
P3 #88 Zach Brown
P4 #99 Sparky West
P5 #4 Chris Hayes
P6 #12 Eric Courtney
P7 #91b Blaise Brinkley

Dominion Raceway Opening Night Largely a Success

Opening Night 4.16.16Thornburg, VA – After the original opening night of racing was canceled at the newest track in the Mid-Atlantic, Dominion Raceway opened its gates to a big crowd and a full pit area. The .4 mile high banked oval was originally slated to open April 9th but the possibility of rain and colder than normal temperatures led to the start to be pushed back a week.

Almost 30 late models would battle for the first win at the new facility in what was supposed to be a 100 lap feature race.  Tyler Hughes from Maryland would end up starting on the pole with a 14.9 (96.664 MPH) second lap, but would start sixth because some tracks still do inverts on headlining races. After a caution about half way through the race Nick Smith would battle him for the lead until the power went out for the entire track. No one knows what lap it happened on for sure because the transponders were not working and there is no info on MyLaps.com.

The delay led to the race being shortened to 75 laps because of a local curfew. Nick Smith would cross the line first when the checkered flag was waved as he and Hughes were door to door for what they thought was the lead. For whatever reason though, much like the K&N East race during Speedweeks, went over by one lap creating some confusion. After arriving in victory lane he was told Hughes won the race and he would be able to protest it through NASCAR. In a statement released earlier this afternoon from the track there was an error between the flagman, scorers, and race directors after the lap 72 restart that caused the race to go an extra lap.

“The #12 of Nick Smith crossed the finish line with the checkered flag waving and proceeded to victory lane,” Steffi said in the statement. “After discovering our error and going back over scoring, the #8 of Hughes was in first place when they crossed the line on lap 75. I sent word down to the announcer so that fans and competitors would know there was an error and I had declared Hughes the winner.” Officials would also confer with NASCAR on the matter and confirmed per the rule book that they were right in declaring Hughes the winner. Citing that when the required distance has been complete by the lead car, the race distance will be declared “officially complete” regardless of the flag being displayed.

On the matter of the power outage, Dominion Speedway GM, Edwin Pardue, told Fredericksburg.com that a disgruntled contract worker familiar with the facility had simply flipped a switch. “We are pretty sure that the lights were turned off by a contract worker here at the track that was disgruntled,” Pardue said Monday morning. “We did some research on that. It was somebody who had access to the electrical panel within and flipped the switch.This is not a space that the general public could get to, but it had to be somebody who was a contractor and that type of thing. We are in the process now of identifying the person and we’ll go from there.” Pardue did mention if there is evidence of tampering they would follow up with the proper authorities.

In the modifieds division Chris Humblet would take the victory with 2015 South Boston champion Mike Rudy finishing in second and 2015 Southside Speedway champion Chris Johnson taking third. The legends cars had a big field take the green and Mason Diaz would knock out two birds with one stone getting his first career victory in the INEX sanctioned event. Top 10 for each division will be posted below. All the winners for the first races, including the Dominion Stocks and Bandoleros racing next weekend, will have their names put on a hood and displayed in the bar that is part of the facility.

 

Top 10 Results

Late Model
1. 8 Tyler Hughes
2. 12 Nick Smith
3. 88 Doug Barnes Jr.
4. 22 Adam Brenner
5. 7 Michael Hardin
6. 33 David Polenz
7. 21 Mike Darne
8. 61 JJ Pack
9. 45 Tyler Daniels
10. Eddie Johnson

Legends
1. 24 Mason Diaz
2. 18 Alex Pacheco
3. 5 Timmy Phipps
4. 88 Cody Scott
5. 3 Ryan Polenz
6. 22 Brian May
7. 6 Chris Hammett
8. 18 DJ Valente
9. 11 Michael Diaz
10. 44 Barry Kramer

Modified
1. 20 Chris Humblet
2. 8 Mike Rudy
3. 36 Chris Johnson
4. 4 Thomas Stinson
5. 10 David Winslow
6. 5 Tony Fowler
7. 5x Andrew Fortin
8. 37 Wayne Hartley
9. 66 Tanner Aman
10. 33 Mark Slye

UCAR
1. 22 Ryan Pritt
2. 5 Jesse Jones
3. 04 Steve Brady
4. 8 Steve Phipps
5. 06 Mike Sims
6. 64 Mickey Payne
7. 55 EJ Kenny
8. 21 Reid Murphy
9. 15 Blaine Schumann
10. 54 Trey Williams

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