Week 10 Continues Action At Tri-County Motor Speedway
Carolina (June 27, 2008) - Weather struck first after
practice was about to be completed.
Race teams and fans waited out the weather for a couple
hours. As soon as the track was dried up the show got started.
A two hour delay forced race officials to shuffle the field of
cars based on points and inverted the top 6 in each class.
Joining the race
was the East Coast Flat Head Fords, with treaded tires, the
Flat Head Fords paved the way for racing.
Hard racing throughout the field showed the NC4 car
come across the finish line first.
The Red Baron Race
Parts Hobby Stock class showed only four cars but made up for
it by racing side by side for first place for nearly two
thirds of the race. Brad
Ballard jumped out front to start the race, but with problems
in the car was forced to pull into the pits.
Jimmy Whisnant and Scott Bumgarner had been battling
behind Ballard for second but when Ballard pulled off,
Whisnant and Bumgarner went side by side passing each other on
inside and out. Whisnant finished first, Bumgarner second,
Carroll McKinney third and Ballard fourth.
NASCAR Whelen Late Models was one of the best this year.
With a six car invert in points put Josh Goble on the
inside pole. An
early mistake on lap 10 had Lee Tissot, RA Brown, Andy Loden
and Kevin Leicht tangled up, all four drivers are top four in
Loden had the least damage, after a short pit to fix any
damage by each of the cars, they all started rear of the
field. On the restart, Lucas Ransone took away first position
and began his trek on pulling away from the field.
Tissot then got tangled with teammate Stan Robinson on
lap 13 throwing a second caution. Ransone ran away again on
the second restart while Loden, Brown and Leicht continued to
make their way through the pack.
Jesse LeFevers and Grant Wimbish battled hard for
second place for a majority of the race. Loden and Brown
showed how well that their cars handled moving swiftly around
everyone joining the front of the pack when Grant Wimbish blew
a right rear tire on the backstretch.
On the restart, Loden cleared the field and pressured
Ransone for the lead eventually taking it on lap 43. Brown was
right behind him, but Ransone held on for second place. Brown,
Leicht and LeFevers rounded out the top 5.
the Baton Tire Street Stock class, two early cautions by Jack
Kessler kept the field intact early.
As one of the cautions was called, four drivers were
side by side coming out of turn four and down the front
stretch. A caution late in the race by Mike Hatton let the
field pile back together for a 5 lap dash.
Terrence Tucker, Marshall Sutton and Jeff Sparks
battled the final five laps. Jeff Sparks would have won a Hard
Charger award tonight by starting 13th and moving
all the way to 3rd by the end of the race. Tucker,
Sutton, Sparks, Jonathon Smith and Chris Townsend rounded out
the top 5.
The Pepsi Limited
Late Models had action from front to back.
An early caution involving Chris Phipps and Scott
Franklin put both drivers to the rear and made room for
Franklin, last weeks winner, to make his way back to the top.
Jason Crouse chased Josh Wright up front for nearly the whole
race as Wright made his way to the finish line first, Crouse
and Kevin Townsend were close behind. Tyler Church and Mike
Eplee made late passes on laps 28 and 29 to both get around
Bill Cassavaugh for fourth and fifth positions in the 30 lap
Road Rage group put on a show.
Cars spinning, beating and banging for 10 laps of
action. A restart with 3 to go had 3 cars left standing.
The cars stayed together for the 3 laps and Mark Baute
went spinning across the finish line into the wall for first.
Larry Johnson second, Jim Weatherford third.
Next week come on
out to Tri-County Motor Speedway. We will be having the
Mountain Dew 200 Lap Late Model Feature. Joining them will be
the Pepsi Limited Late Models, Baton Tire Street Stocks, Red
Baron Race Parts Hobby Stocks.
Tune in to our
website for more information www.tricountymotorspeedway.com
or call us at (828)726-6600 with any questions or ideas.
Friday, June 27, 2008
Late Model Stock
Andy Loden #29
Lucas Ransone #00
RA Brown #60
Kevin Leicht #2
Jesse LeFevers #43
Josh Goble #7
Grant Wimbish #57
Lee Tissot #55
Tyler Green #20
Monty Cox #21
Nick Waycaster #32
Stan Robinson #53
Tyler Church #29c
Jimmy Simmons #48
Pepsi Limited Late
Josh Wright #94
Jason Crouse #28
Kevin Townsend #9
Tyler Church #07
Mike Eplee #86
Bill Cassavaugh #21
Scott Franklin #7
David Currier Jr #04
Brandon Cox #14
Justin Sorrow #32
Brad Berg #4
Chris Phipps #37
Cory Joyce #33
Bryant Wallace #98
Baton Tire Street
Terrence Tucker #42
Marshall Sutton #64
Jeff Sparks #71
Jonathon Smith #99
Chris Townsend #21
Josh Burchette #88
Waylon Flynn #55
David Smith #40
Kevin Eby #03
Kody Townsend #10
Gary Deitz #33
Mike Hatton #12
Chris Kidd #7
Adam Hatton #24
Greg Grindstaff #3
Jack Kessler #54
Red Baron Race
Parts Hobby Stock
Jimmy Whisnant #11
Scott Bumgarner #3
Carroll McKinney #55
Brad Ballard #4
Mark Baute #BR549
Larry Johnson #69
Coast Flat Head Fords