Counties Own Takes First Late Model Win of Career
Hudson, North Carolina (July
11, 2008) - 10 Late Models, 19 Pepsi Limited Late Models,
14 Baton Tire Street Stocks, 7 Red Baron Race Parts Hobby
Stocks, 4 Carolina Vintage and 7 Road Rage equals One Great
Race Night. After the qualification runs of the Late Models,
Pepsi Limited Late Models, and Baton Tire Street Stocks, the
pole sitters from each division came to the front stretch to
roll the infamous dice to see how far back they will invert.
Josh Wright rolled a five in the Pepsi Limited Late Models,
Jesse LeFevers rolls a one in the Late Models and Jeff Sparks
rolled a five in the Baton Tire Street Stocks.
The show began with the largest
field of Pepsi Limited Late Models of the year at Tri-County
Motor Speedway. Scott
Franklin was inverted to inside pole for the start of the
Pepsi Limited Late Models. Jason Crouse sat outside of
Franklin to take the Green Flag and wasted little time making
his way around Franklin to lead the race.
It took 7 laps for Wright to fall in place behind
Crouse to watch his every move and see if he could find a way
around to take first place.
On lap 27 of 35, Wright made his move around Crouse and
then started to pull away from the rest of the field. Wright
went on to win his fourth Pepsi Limited Late Model race in a
row. Wright, Crouse, Jason Grant, Franklin and David Currier
Jr took the top five positions.
NASCAR’s past history of
racing cars, the Carolina Vintage club, came to join the show
with four V8 classics racing in present time to show what the
racing was back forty plus years ago. Kenny Webb putt his
’65 Chevelle in the Chris’ Home Builders Outlet Winners
The NASCAR Whelen Late Model
race showed only 10 cars but had one of the best races of the
Loden sat on inside pole with Jesse LeFevers on the outside.
LeFevers got the better jump at the Green Flag and went
out in front to start the race.
Lucas Ransone took advantage of following LeFevers
around Loden on Loden’s favorite outside line and made
several attempts at trying to get around LeFevers.
Ransone tried the bottom, tried the top and even stayed
right on LeFevers rear end trying to see which groove the
LeFevers was going to choose.
Andy Loden, Kevin Leicht and RA Brown were close behind
battling for third, fourth and fifth position for much of the
first 40 laps in the 50 lap feature.
Ransone spun out on the back stretch on lap 41 allowing
the leaders to bunch together for a 9 lap dash to the finish.
LeFevers car got a good jump on the restart and never
looked back as he took the victory. It was local Jesse
LeFevers getting the win with Loden, Leicht, Brown and Lee
Tissot rounding out the top five.
The Red Baron Race Parts Hobby
Stock class made it to turn 4 on the first lap before the
first caution was brought up by Jimmy Whisnant getting turned
and four cars getting tangled in the mess. During the red
flag, the cars were parked on the backstretch where Whisnant
got out of his car and fixed his car on the track.
Whisnant then came from the back of the field to take
the Checkered Flag. Mickey Canipe, David Hasson, Carroll
McKinney and Scott Bumgarner rounded out the top five.
The Baton Tire Street Stock
class had a caution free race that showed some talented
driving by Waylon Flynn. If there was a hard charger award, he
would have won it as well. Waylon Flynn did not get to qualify
due to his car breaking before qualifying.
Fellow racer, Jonathon Smith had an extra car that
Flynn went and picked up to allow Flynn to be able to race.
Flynn started dead last and worked his way up to third
by lap 10, taking second on lap 20 and taking first away from
race leader Marshall Sutton on lap 28 of 30.
On the final lap of the race, points leader, Kevin Eby
and Adam Hatton got into each other causing Hatton to go up in
the wall. Flynn, Sutton and Chris Townsend got to see the big
wreck as they were all about to begin lapping Eby and Hatton.
Terrence Tucker and Jonathon Smith rounded out the top
five in the caution free race.
Carroll McKinney won the Road
week will be having “Christmas in July” at the races.
Santa Claus will be on site from 7:30-8:15. We will have the
Whelen Late Models, Pepsi Limited Late Models, Baton Tire
Street Stocks and Red Baron Race Parts Hobby Stocks. Gates
open at 6pm, Qualifying at 7pm and Features beginning at 8pm.
Tune in to our website for more
or call us at (828)726-6600 with any questions or ideas.
Friday, July 11, 2008
Jesse LeFevers #43
Andy Loden #29
Kevin Leicht #2
RA Brown #60
Lee Tissot #55
Grant Wimbish #57
Lucas Ransone #00
Monty Cox #21
Nick Waycaster #32
Chrissy Wallace #25
Limited Late Model Stock
Josh Wright #94
Jason Crouse #28
Jason Grant #17
Scott Franklin #7
David Currier Jr #04
Tyler Church #07
Kevin Townsend #9
Kris Martin #5
Mike Eplee #86
Brad Berg #4
Randy McAnulty #13
Bill Cassavaugh #21
Cory Joyce #33
Chris Phipps #37
Dana Lunsford #55
David Earnhardt Jr #43e
Shawn Day #43
Brandon Day #31
Tire Street Stock
Waylon Flynn #55
Marshall Sutton #64
Chris Townsend #21
Terrence Tucker #42
Jonathon Smith #99
Josh Burchette #88
Mike Hatton #12
Kody Townsend #10
Kevin Eby #03
David Smith #40
Adam Hatton #24
Chris Kidd #7
Gary Deitz #33
Jeff Sparks #71
Baron Race Parts Hobby Stock
Jimmy Whisnant #11
Micky Canipe #5
David Hasson #83
Carroll McKinney #55
Scott Bumgarner #9
Paul Wyatt #01
Jackie Stone #10