Orange County Speedway News
Chambers Grabs First Late Model Win at OCS
Jul 30, 2014 - updated Jul 30th, 2014 9:28pm
Web posted by Robert Staley
Roughmont, NC. --
On a night when the visiting Pro Cup racing series was scheduled to be the big story, Mike Chambers stole the headlines by winning his very first late model race at Orange County Speedway.
In front of the biggest crowd of the year the local driver charged from his sixth place starting position to garner the popular win. "It's been a long time coming. We've been knocking on the door all year long." the Timberlake pilot stated in victory lane. The triumph in the 50 lapper unofficially vaulted Chambers into the division's point lead . Grayson Massey and Mason Hudson chased Chambers to the checkered flag.
Caleb Holman outdueled Coleman Pressley to win the 200 lap Pro Cup feature. Holman, Pressley, Benny Gordon and Brian Kesolowski who all took turns at the front of the pack in the ultra competitive affair. It was the second series victory of the year for Holman.
Chuck Lawson won for the third straight race in the track's limited sportsman race. Lawson took the lead from Daniel Schadt near the end of the 35 lap battle to keep his winning streak alive.
Jerry Wilkerson led flag to flag to gain his first ever win in a 25 lap street stock race and Layne Riggs took his third straight in a 25 lap pure stock battle after starting in the sixth position.
OCS DIVISIONS UNOFFICIAL RESULTS Saturday July 26, 2014
Late model- Mike Chambers, Grayson Massey, Mason Hudson, Clint Fields, Chris Denny, Chuck Lawson, Justin Newlin
Limited sportsman- Chuck Lawson, Daniel Schadt, Jerry Hinesley, Tracey Chambers, Chris Gray, Dennis Sargent Jr.
Pure stock- Layne Riggs,Stuart Crews, Greg Autry, Chase Sanderfur, Augie Saccoccio, Dennis Sargent III, Justin Chandler, Jared Gillis, James Peery, Harrison Walker, Mike Milam, Brandon Watson
Street stock-Jerry Wilkerson, Gary Ledbetter Jr., Richard Hayden, Cory Purnell, Scoot Hayden, Austin Purnell, Scott Cross, Dave Vinesett, Michael Smith
Mike Chambers (27) wins his first career Late Model Stock victory in front of the largest crowd of the season.
OCS Late Model Victory Lane
(From Left to right) Sister Tracey Chambers, Miss OCS Buffy Roberts, Mike Chambers,his two daughters Daughters Wife Rita Chambers, Grandmother and Mother
Early in the race eventual race winner Mike Chambers (27) dives to the inside of last weeks victor Justin Newlin (18). Newlin would call it an early night after a part failure on lap 25.
Caleb Holman (75) and Miss OCS Buffy Roberts stand in Edelbrock Victory Lane at OCS after Holman wins the XR-1 Pro Cup Summer Slam 200 saturday night.
Caleb Holman (75) and Coleman Pressley (59) battle hard in the closing laps of the XR-1 Pro Cup Series Summer Slam 200.