Absolutely one of the best Late Model Stock races of the season turned bizarre on lap 70. Pole sitter Chris Denny led through lap 17 until former OCS track champion Barry Beggarly got by. Caution on lap 40 bunched the field with Beggarly in front, followed by Chuck Lawson, Layne Riggs, Chris Denny, Terry Dease and R.D. Smith in that order. On the restart, bumper to bumper contact, on the backstretch, between the top six cars led to Dease and Denny spinning, Beggarly getting loose but staying in front with Lawson right behind him. On the next restart Beggarly set sail with Lawson and Riggs in tow, and Smith hot on their heels.
Then on lap 70 Beggarly's motor exploded, drowning the track between turns three and four in oil. Almost the entire field spun in the fluid, resulting in extensive damage to the cars of Riggs and Daniel Moss. Somehow J.D. Smith slipped through unscathed, taking the lead under caution. Denny inherited second, followed by Dease third and Lawson fourth.
After an extensive track clean up, the restart didn't go any better. Lawson made a bold move for the lead that resulted in a crash coming out of turn four that caused Denny to spin into the side of Dease, leaving heavy damage to Denny's front end. Finally after 75 laps, the checkered waved with Lawson in first, Smith in second and Dease, despite crash damage, in third. Results are unofficial pending review by officials. That race definitely had the WOW factor!
Street Stock started with Jared Gillis on the pole and Jerry Wilkerson on the outside front row. By a lap 14 caution, with Gillis still in the lead, Austin Purnell had moved to third just behind Jeffery Martin. Wilkerson fell back to fourth. The race concluded with Gillis taking the win, Purnell right on his bumper in second, Jeffery Martin in third and Wilkerson fourth.
Limited Sportsman ran 35 exciting laps with Gary Young, Jr using his pole position to stay out of trouble and get his first win of the year. Boo Boo Dalton squeezed through a lap 20 crash between Chris Elliott and Daniel Moss, coming from a fifth place start to finish second. Jerry Hinesley finished third and Daniel Moss took fourth.
Pure Stock 25 lap competition, though missing four cars as a result of problems incurred in the last race, was none the worse for wear. Bobby Clayton Jr led from the pole, his first of the season, and blew the field away until a lap 13 caution. On the restart Chase Sandefur pulled along side for the next three laps when Clayton Jr lost the handle, grazing the front stretch wall and giving Sandefur the lead. Sandefur took the win, Johnnie Vaughan finished second and Quincy Adkins took third with Steven Watson in fourth. Now turn that dial to WKRX 96.7 and follow us the rest of the night.
Kicking off the night Dennis Capps took the win in the Smokey Dave's BBQ Mod4s 20 lap race. Super Mini Trucks put on a great 20 lap show with Brook Beckham leading from the pole for most of the race. But a hard charging Scott Martin used a slow car pick and passed Beckham five laps from the end, eventually taking the win followed by Beckham in second, Dalton Martin in third and John Comstock in fourth.
Virginia Mini Cup cars ran for the first time this year. The tiny NASCAR Sprint Cup car look-a-likes ran their replica Mustangs, Camaros and the like for 20 laps with Jim Grady Jr taking the win. Kenneth Smith took the Vintage Sportsman win.
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