Doyle Picks Up Win at TCMS
By Pat Simmons
Hudson, NC (July 22, 2005) - Jimmy Doyle’s hard
work paid off Friday night after he took the checkered flag in
Late Model Stock event at Tri-County Motor Speedway.
Doyle started fourth on the field after Rock Harris set
a blistering pace in qualifying and reverted back to fifth
after the roll of the dice.
As the cars came to the green, Doyle was able to get past
pole sitter Josh Goble to take the point. Doyle’s
team mate, Lee Tissot, gave Doyle a run for his money and the
pair battled throughout the event, while Goble rode in third
waiting for one or both drivers to make a mistake.
Doyle and Tissot wee at the top of their game, though,
and that mistake didn’t come. Goble
wasn’t bored while he was back there, as he had to fend off
the advances of Junior Franks. Franks was
fighting hard to get by Goble, but that wasn’t in the cards.
With Doyle taking the trophy and Tissot second, Goble third
and Franks fourth Rock Harris was fifth. Daniel
Pope was sixth and Scooter Hillis seventh in their first visit
to the speedway.
Nick Waycaster was eighth, John Reynolds ninth and Eric Greene
In the Pepsi Super Stock Challenge, Scott Franklin took his
second win of the season. Franklin made an
emotional dedication of the win to his mom, who has been
As the field came to the green Steve Parris was on the pole
and grabbed the lead early, while Chuck Suddreth was in
pursuit and was able to make the pass for the lead on the
second lap. Franklin then made the move on
Suddreth on lap
seven, but then on lap 11 Suddreth was able to get back out
front, but that only lasted three laps before Franklin made
another move to take the lead.
On the 14th circuit Suddreth spun, which moved
Mark Livingston up to finish second. Russell
Goforth was third, Marshall Sutton fourth and Suddreth came
back to take fifth.
The Hudson Superette Street Stocks put on a thrilling show
as Kevin Hensley was trying to earn his first win of the
season while attempting to hold off Bill Lett. Lett
was able to get past Hensley on lap 11 and it appeared Hensley
had lost the handle on his racer. Kevin Eby
and Ernie Harris
followed suit and Hensley dropped several positions, while
fighting to hold on to his racer.
With Lett capturing his first win of the season in his
Sutton Racing owned machine, Eby took second with Harris third
and last week’s winner, Gary Deitz coming home fifth.
George Anen, Jr. stepped into the Mini Stock of Horace
Griffin and picked up his first trophy of the season.
Jason Bustle was second, A.J. Sanders third, Randy Canipe
fourth and Doug Setzer was fifth.
Wayne Harrington came to Tri-County to give the Fast and
Furious another shot and this time it paid
off. Harrington took the win with Jody
Church second, David Hasson third, Jeff Poston fourth and
Stephen Clippard fifth.
Jeff Banks was first at the checkers in the Tri-County
Minis with Tony Taylor second, Tim McRae third, Greg Parsons
fourth and Matt Sizemore, Jr. fifth.
A field of 20 drivers came to the speedway to take a chance
on grabbing the $500 winner-takes-all Road Rage purse, while
venting their frustrations on other drivers. Wesley
Sain, of Hickory, was first to cross the line in the race that
kept the fans on their feet and cheering. Jerry
Steins, of Hickory, won the raffle to drive a car in the
event, but Steins luck ran out early.
Road Rage will return to the speedway in two weeks and
continue to be a bi-weekly event.
Tri-County Motor Speedway - July