September 20, 2013 - Over the years, Newport's Josh Henry had watched his dad Skimp win at tracks all over the east Tennessee region. The twenty-two year young driver had found success on his own winning at some of the same tracks his father had won at yet was still looking to notch a win at the Bad Fast Taz after scoring numerous top-five finishes. That win finally came as Josh scored his first victory on a Friday night edition of racing at Tazewell Speedway. Josh would set fast time in qualifying with a lap of 12.144 seconds and start alongside Josh Collins on the front row of the thirty lap feature. Collins would take the early lead followed by Henry, Steve Smith, Travis Fultz and Greg Estes, who would bring out the first caution on lap seven with a flat tire. On the restart Collins would start pulling away from the field. Just as it seemed he was on his way to victory engine woes would end his night on lap sixteen. Henry would take over the lead as he busy holding off Steve Smith. The scariest moment of the season would come on lap twenty-five as Brad Dyer's car went over the wall in turn three and landing on it's top outside of the speedway. After a few tense moments Dyer came across the wall and walked to the pits under his own power. Henry would hold off another challenge from Smith on the restart to capture his first ever Tazewell Speedway win in the Henry Trucking sponsored, Pro-Built Racing Engine powered TNT Race Car.

Tazewell Late Models
1. B00 Josh Henry
2. 3 Steve Smith
3. T0 Travis Fultz
4. 90J Jason Trammell
5. 12 Craig Gregg
6. 11 Anthony Arnwine
7. 22 Matthew Holt
8. 18 Michael Rutherford
9. 15 Wade Howerton
10. 17 Brad Dyer
11. 17 Brian Shockley
12. 31 Greg Estes
13. 24 Allen Holt
14. 63 Josh Collins
15. 28 Jerry Williams Jr.

The special Friday night edition was billed to showcase the 4 Cylinder division in the Fab Four Fiesta as they raced in twin features. Points leader Chuck McMahan would draw the pole position for the first feature and share the front row with Jeromy Collins. McMahan would jump into the lead followed by Collins and Travis Dawson. Kurt Owens, who started on the last row, would move into the third spot by lap three and two laps later and would start challenging McMahan for the top spot. Just as Owens moved into the lead McMahan would drop off the pace. Owens would score the win in the 7Up Mustang.

First 4 Cylinder Feature
1. 7UP Kurt Owens
2. 99 Chuck McMahan
3. 14 Chad Manning
4. 44J Jeromy Collins
5. 72 Rufus Collett
6. 007 Chris Reichert
7. B7 Bubby Braden
8. 19 Travis Dawson
9. 111 Randy Dyke
10. 1 Jason Turner
DNS A00 Joey Allen

For the second feature the top five finishers from the first race were inverted. This would put Rufus Collett and Jeromy Collins on the front row. Collins, who was looking for his second win of the season, would take the point with Chad Manning, Collett and McMahan giving chase. On lap two McMahan and Bubby Braden would make contact coming out of turn four bringing out the caution. On the restart Manning would move into the lead with Owens closely behind. Owens would try several times to pass bringing the crowd to it's feet with a lap last attempt but Manning had victory on his mind as he scored his first Tazewell Speedway win in the Foust Screen Designs, Jerry Nolan sponsored Ford Mustang.

Second 4 Cylinder Feature

1. 14 Chad Manning
2. 7UP Kurt Owens
3. 99 Chuck McMahan
4. 111 Randy Dyke
5. 44J Jeromy Collins
6. B7 Bubby Braden
7. 007 Chris Reichert
8. 72 Rufus Collett
9. 1 Jason Turner
DNS 19 Travis Dawson

For yet another week a strong field of Sportsman cars were on hand with sixteen drivers from all over the region. Anthony Burchett would set fast time with a lap of 12.631 seconds. Outside pole sitter Jordon Horton of Sneedville would charge into the lead and go flag-to-flag for his third win of the season in the Hardees, River Place on The Clinch, Greasy Rock Auto Shop, Cosmetic Alternatives, Gibson Tax Services, Bobby's Used Honda, Competition Racing Equipment, Harrison's True Value Hardware, Debbie Fields-Realty Group sponsored GRT Race Car.

1. 56H Jordon Horton
2. 18 Anthony Burchett
3. 97 Keith Chapman
4. 25 Justin Beeler
5. 7 Heath Alvey
6. 35 Matt Tharp
7. 34 Phillip Shockley
8. 88 Billy Gordon
9. X Mike Kelley
10. 34V Jason Varner
11. 8 Larry Moore
12. 46 Derrick Shockley
13. 73 Richard Adkins
14. 24 Andy Wilder
15. G71 Dustin Hoover
DNS 77 Steve Carr

Last weekend the Modified Street drivers decided to end the points championship for the season and focus on the $2000 to win Fall Brawl coming up on October 5th. Robbie Buchanan would be declared the 2013 Points Champion. Warren McMahan would set quick time honors in qualifying and draw the pole for the feature alongside Buchanan. The duo would race door to door on the first two circuits trailed by Clyde Overholt, Tony Horton and Dakotah Knuckles. Horton would bring out the caution on lap three with a flat right front tire. Two laps later Gary Blanken would bring out the yellow as he tagged the outside wall in turn four. On the restart McMahan would start trying to put distance between him and the rest of the field but at the same time Greg Estes, who started last after failing to put in a qualifying lap, was putting on a clinic as he weaved his way through the field on his way to the front. Estes would chase down McMahan and pass for the lead on the last lap for his first Modified Street win of the season in the Estes Bros Construction, Powell Valley National Bank, Boone's BP, Curl Racing Engine powered race car.

Modified Street

1. 31 Greg Estes
2. 33 Warren McMahan
3. P21 Robbie Buchanan
4. 4 Clyde Overholt
5. 56 Tony Horton
6. 5 Gary Blanken
7. 54 Larry Burke
8. 21K Dakotah Knuckles
9. 3 Bret Banks
10. 15 Jason Long
11. 01 Jerry Hux

Matt Tharp would set quick time in Classic Car qualifying and start third in the feature after the invert draw. Joel Wolfenbarger would share the front row with Robbie Sands. As the field took the green and start heading down the back stretch Wolfenbarger made contact with Sands sending him into the inside wall, ending his night. On the restart last week's win Phillip Thompson would move to the front as Wolfenbarger and Jason Beeler battled for the second spot. By lap seven, Justin Overton, who started sixth would start hounding Wolfenbarger for second. On lap nine Wolfenbarger slipped up in turn two allowing Overton to pass on the bottom. In the closing laps Overton mounted a challenge for the lead yet it wasn't enough as Thompson scored his third win at Tazewell and eighth overall win of the season in the Skyline Transportation, Flynn Carpet Service, PTR Racing sedan

Classic Car
1. 24 Phillip Thompson
2. 74 Justin Overton
3. 8 Joe keck
4. 1 Shane Lockhart
5. 20 Matt Tharp
6. 44 Richie Overholser
7. 13J Joel Wolfenbarger
8. 18 Eli Keck
9. 3 Jason Beeler
10. 2 Chris Evans
11. 7 John Stevens
12. 17 Robbie Sands