April 17th - Another beautiful, cloudless sky awaited race fans as they entered the speedway's gates looking for another exciting night of racing. Last week saw Billy Ogle Jr. take home a three-thousand dollar paycheck and there was several first time Tazewell Speedway winners. Only time would tell what was in store for the race fans on this night. Just before sundown the drivers attended the mandatory driver's meeting and then took to their cars. After they helped prepare the racing surface hot laps began. While the hot laps were being completed the last bit of sun fell behind the trees and the temperatures fell also. The modified street class took to the track for qualifications first with Robbie Buchanon getting the pole with a 13.461 second lap. The Tazewell Late Models qualified next and Brad Hall in the Nichols # 33 machine circled the track in 11.840 seconds on his second lap earning the pole for the feature race. Third on the track for qualifying was the pure street class with the fast time going to Jonathan Miracle with a time of 14.527 seconds. The first race of the night was the 4-cylinder class with Joey Allen and Scottie Frazier on the front row. Allen took the early lead but Chuck McMahan put on a charge to the front but fell short as Allen got his first 2010 win. Frazier finished second and McMahan third.

Four Cylinder Results: 1. (A00) Joey Allen 2. (13) Scottie Frazier 3. (99) Chuck McMahan. 4. (97) Steve Lee 5. (B7) Bubby Braden 6. (1) Wayne Woodward 7. (19) Brad Pressley

The modified street class was next with Buchanon and Tony Horton starting up front. Buchanon jumped to the front and led the first five laps but his car went dead coming out of turn two and as the others tried to avoid the slowing car they touched and sent Chris Collinsworth into the outside wall. Even though he was involved somewhat Anthony Morgan took the point on the restart followed by Tony Horton and Larry Burke. All cars returned to the race. On lap nine Jordon Horton put fluids down in turn three and created another bottleneck with Horton having to retire as well as Clyde Overholt. Buchanon and Collinsworth were now once again in the top five at lap eleven. Morgan took the win over Horton and Burke. In victory lane Morgan said, " Man it feels good to be back here, I hate that Robbie had a bad night but sometimes that's just how it goes."

Modified Street Results: 1. (26) Anthony Morgan 2. (56) Tony Horton 3. (54) Larry Burke 4. (P21) Robbie Buchanon 5. (77) Chris Collinsworth 6. (21) Josh Chesney 7. (56H) Jordon Horton 8. (4) Clyde Overholt

The Tazewell Late Model feature race was up next. Brad Hall and Travis Fultz led the pack to the green flag with Hall taking the lead coming out of turn one. He led the race over Fultz and Greg Estes until lap seven. Hall was driving through lap traffic when he was sent into the turn one wall ending his night after the contact. Hall went down the track on foot and had an on track discussion with Phil Helton. On the restart it was now Fultz, Greg Estes and Jason Trammell the top three. On lap eight Trammel took Estes on the low side for second and set his sights on Fultz. The restart was what Trammell needed to begin attacking Fultz again on the low side. The two up front raced side by side with Trammell nearly grabbing the point at times but Fultz had just enough forward bite to stay in the lead at lap eleven. Trammell searched all over the track looking for the line he needed but didn't find what he needed to clear Fultz for the spot. It was side by side at the front until a caution slowed the pace. Fultz, Trammell and Estes were the top three as the race resumed with Fultz taking the win. In victory lane Fultz talked of his win and said, "I would like to thank all these fans and the good Lord. Trammell is one of the best there is on this kind of track and I knew he would be there but this DJ Performance Mopar makes some horsepower." He is sponsored by Citizens Bank, Reece Monument, DJ's Performance, Cowboys Auto Sales and Harrogate Collision. Fultz currently races a C.J. Rayburn chassis.

Tazewell Late Model Results: 1. (T0) Travis Fultz 2. (90J) Jason Trammell 3. (31) Greg Estes 4. (97) Keith Chapman 5. (2) James England 6. (11) Josh Fields 7. (24H) Phil Helton 8. (8) Randy Davis 9. (24) Andy Wilder 10. (7) Marty Calloway 11. (G7) Billy Gordon 12. (XXX) Josh Chesney 13. (33) Brad Hall 14. (56J) Jody Horton 15. (14) Scott Grubb 16. (00) Jay Allan

Pure street was the night's final race and had Michael Boyd and Jonathan Miracle on row one. On the first lap a bad incident occured. Boyd's car got turned sideways on the backstretch and rolled several times. He got out of the car thankfully unhurt. Boyd was running second at the time to Miracle. Track officials lined up the field for a complete restart that saw Miracle then drift high into the outside wall. He rode the wall until the car fell off coming out of turn two making hard impact with the outside pit entrance wall. He too walked away unhurt. Once again they lined up for a restart with Jason Long and Michael Daniels leading the way. Justin James spun coming off four and yet another caution flag was displayed. When the race finally got underway Long led it to the end with Daniels and Will Carey chasing him in second and third. It was Long's second win in a row.

Pure Street Results: 1. (15) Jason Long 2. (12) Michael Daniels 3. (16) Will Carey 4. (01) Luke Sharp 5. (11) Toby Turner 6. (28) Justin James 7. (41) Jonathan Miracle 8. (3) Michael Boyd 9. (10) Daniel Carpenter 10. (2) Steve Smith 11. (77) John Stevens

The crowd braved the cold wind and was treated to a great night of racing that was fan friendly as the program finished around 10:30. In addition to the racing the Tazewell Speedway fans voted for the best looking cars with Jason Trammell winning for the Tazewell Late Model class. Robbie Buchanon won in the modified street class. Michael Boyd won in the pure street class and Steve Lee got best looking in the four-cylinder class. For photos and more log on to www.tazewellspeedway.net.