May 8th- After the speedway set idle for two weekends, Mother
Nature decided to let the race action get underway but She tried
to play spoiler by letting a cold, hard wind blow. Still, loyal
race fans witnessed a great night of racing with the ultra-exciting
super late models returning for 30 laps of action along with
the Tazewell Late models. Both classes would each battle for
a $ 1,500 first place check and the Modified Street winner would
pocket $ 500 adding to the anticipation. Joining the action
for the first time in 2010 was the Classic Cars which will now
be running on a weekly basis as the speedway's newest support
class. After the cars packed the track and hot lapped the action
Tazewell Late Models qualified first with
Superman" Scott Sexton grabbing the pole with a blistering
lap of 12.281 seconds.
chest-pounding Super Late Models qualified next with Billy Ogle
Jr. throwing down fast time with a 11.979 second trip around
the Taz. The Classics qualified third with Jay Eubanks securing
the pole with a lap of 15.007 seconds. The fan favorite Modified
Street class qualified next with
Morgan getting pole honors at 13.77 seconds.
Classics raced first with Eubanks and Robbie Sands on row one
and as the race began Eubanks went to the point and stayed there
most of the race despite Sands best efforts to pass until the
final turn where Sands cleared and got the dramatic win. Sands
worked the low side until the final lap where he went high in
turn two and got along side Eubanks and as they rounded turn
four Eubanks slipped and thats all Sands needed.
(17) Robbie Sands 2. (34) Phillip Shockley 3. (8) Joe Keck 4.
(4) Tom Conaway 5. (3) Jay Eubanks 6. (23) Wayne Holbert 7.
(88) Ed Merriman 8. (22) Michael Holbert 9. (5) Chuck McMahan
10. (555) Ryan Carey 11. (9) Logan Dukes 12. (6) Wayne Dukes
Tazewell Late models were next with Scott Sexton and Travis
Fultz leading the pack to the green. Sexton grabbed the lead
with Fultz in tow while Ross White and Jason Trammell battled
for third. On lap 6 Steve Smith retired from the race and the
field was restarted. On lap 13 White slipped in turn two and
Trammell got third. Jody Horton and Steve Carr battled hard
for the fifth spot as the race neared its mid-point. On lap
26 Steve Carr got sideways and Ryan King had nowhere to go.
Carr and King would retire after the contact and the field was
soon restarted. Up front Fultz could get up to Sexton but was
unable to get around the "Superman." The top five
was Sexton, Fultz, Trammell, White and Horton.
pulled his DWB racecar into victory lane.
Late Model Results:
(52) Scott Sexton 2. (T0) Travis Fultz 3. (90J) Jason Trammell
4. (0) Ross White 5. (56J) Jody Horton 6. (111) Jay Allen 7.
(77) Jimmy Calloway 8. (15) Michael Rutherford 9. (8) Randy
Davis 10. (1) Matt Melton 11. (30) Ryan King 12. (77) Steve
Carr 13. (97) Keith Chapman 14. (2) James England 15. (24) Andy
Wilder 16. (10) James Parrot 17. (86) Matt Shockley 18. (3)
Steve Smith 19. (XXX) Josh Chesney 20. (31) Greg Estes 21. (G7)
Billy Gordon 22. (11) Josh Fields 23 (11) Anthony Arnwine
the track next was the Modified Street class with Anthony Morgan
and Allen Holt leading the way. Robbie Buchanon came storming
up the field until he reached Morgan. Something broke on the
Morgan machine bringing out a caution on lap 2. On the restart
it was Holt, Buchanon and Warren McMahan the top 3. As the race
continued the top three looked to be tied together with bungee
cords as they would close up fast then seperate. Holt finished
first with Buchanon second and McMahan third.
(24) Allen Holt 2. (P21) Robbie Buchanon 3. (33) Warren McMahan
4. (56) Tony Horton 5. (54) Larry Burke 6. (XXX) Josh Chesney
7. (M7) Mike Simpson 8. (20) Scottie Adkins 9. (21) Richie Carey
10. (4) Jonathan Miracle 11. (26) Anthony Morgan 12. (77) Chris
Supers took to the high banks next for their 30 lap feature,
the second of the twin 30's, with Billy Ogle Jr and Mike Smith
up front. Ogle led the charge into turn one and grabbed the
point followed by Smith and Vic Hill. Jason Trammmell and Steve
Smith battled for fourth as Ogle pulled farther away. The action
was slowed on lap 7 when Hill hit fluids and got loose in turn
four resulting in a caution and the resulting restart. At the
mid-point Ogle was nearly a straight away ahead but on lap 17
Anthony Arnwine blew a motor creating another caution.
also encountered problems on lap 19 yielding the lead over to
Mike Smith with Hill and Steve Smith looking for an opening.
Hill looked on the low side for several laps but just could
not complete the pass. Mike Smith held off Hill and Steve Smith
to take a hard earned victory. Smith races a GRT chassis with
Vic Hill Racing engines supplying the power and American Racer
rubber puts it on the ground. He is sponsored by Pizza Plus
and Techni-Glass Inc. along with other sponsors.
Late Model Results:
(4) Mike Smith 2. (1) Vic Hill 3. (3) Steve Smith 4. (14) Terry
Wolfenbarger 5. (5) Bryan Hendrix 6. (90J) Jason Trammell 7.
(201) Billy Ogle Jr. 8. (00) Anthony Arnwine 9. (7) Marty Calloway
10. (86) Jeff Neubert
the start of the pure street race front row contenders Justin
James and Charlie Davidson tangled in turns one and two with
James making hard impact on the backstretch inside wall. The
race was completely restarted with Will Carey moving up into
row one alongside Davidson. By lap two Jason Long had taken
the point away from Carey and Davidson. In the end Long held
off a hard charging Daniels for the win.
(15) Jason Long 2. (12) Mike Daniels 3. (16) Will Carey 4. (11)
Toby Turner 5. (17) Tim Stevens 6. (77) John Stevens 7. (22)
Charlie Davidson 8. (28) Justin James
4 cylinder action it was another Joey Allen night as he dominated
the race over Chuck McMahan and Brad Pressley. McMahan drove
up to challenge Allen but could not complete the pass.
(A00) Joey Allen 2. (99) Chuck McMahan 3. (19) Brad Pressley
4. (72) Barrett Loe 5. (97) Stevie Lee 6. (B7) Bubby Braden
7. (1)Allen Holloway 8. (28) Justin James
May 15th the Taz will hold another regular weekly racing program.
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