It was a beautiful day for racing at Caraway Speedway this past Saturday. The Southern Modified Racing Series once again invaded this weekend with twin fifties on tap for them. Tim Brown would bring the field to the green flag in our first fifty lap event. But first, we had would have Caraway’s Charger division forty lap event.
Ryan Roberston sat on the pole for this race but everyone had to redraw which put Austin Harris on the pole. He would lead a good portion of the race until he was passed by Coy Beard and Cale Gale. Cale would work over Coy for a number of laps, finally clearing him late in the race. This would be Cale’s second win in as many tries in the Charger division. Ryan Robertson finished second, and Coy Beard third.
The first fifty lap event was a typical modified race, lots of fast cars riding around nose to tail without much passing. Tim Brown would gap himself from the field a bit and take home his second win of the season. Jeremy Gerstner came home second and Brandon Ward third. The invert for the second fifty lapper would be eight, putting Jason Myers on the pole.
The next event was a forty lap race for the Bowman Gray Sportsman. Cale Gale grabbed the pole but once again an invert was in place so he started back in the pack a bit. Michael Adams led the majority of the race after passing BooBoo Dalton; hot on his tracks was Gale, though. The #83 machine kept Adams within a couple car lengths the entire race but could never quite get a nose under him. Michael Adams went on to win, Gale would finish second and BooBoo third.
Our second fifty lap event was a much better overall race than the first having slower cars mixed in with fast ones. Jason Myers led the early portion of the race only to be passed by brother Burt around halfway. Trey Hutchens would try to hold off the field for fourth place but to no avail as Tim Brown finally got by him in the closing laps. Burt would go on to win his fourth event of the year, Jason Myers would come home second and Brown would claw his way back to third after starting eighth in this event. I do believe Gerstner would maintain a slim points lead as the series turns their attention to Concord Speedway this weekend.
AJ Sanders to no surprise won his umpteenth Mini-Stock event at Caraway Speedway this year. Ross Dalton would win the Limited Late Model feature after passing Tony Black late in the going.