Well, it was yet again another cool and dreary North Carolina day on Saturday. But like I've said time and time again, this didn't stop the 17,000 faithful from showing up to the Madhouse. The Q104.1 Street Stock series qualified for their fifty lapper and Jac Creed put it on the top of the board, but upon further inspection, his lap was disallowed and rookie Amber Lynn was awarded the Pole with a time of 15.55. The field would redraw putting Brian Wall on the pole. Tim Brown would snag his second pole of the season in the Modifieds.
Our first event of the evening was a fifteen lap Mini Stock race. Junior Smith sat on the pole, but some heavy hitters were behind him. Chris Allison eventually grabbed the lead, AJ Sanders and Stephen Sanders would follow and heckle Allison all race long. Allison would get tag teamed by the Sanders on a late restart but somehow recover on the last lap to pass Stephen going into three and win the race.
The first Sportsman race was led to the green by Michael Adams and Zack Clifton. After a few failed attempts at a restart, Adams would pull Clifton down the front stretch and overtake him within the next lap. Adams would hold off Zack for the remaining twenty laps to lead it flag to flag from that point on winning his first race of the year. He would redraw eight, which would put Robbie Brewer on pole for the next twenty lap event.
Tim Brown and Lee Jeffreys rolled their cars out to the grid for our first twenty-five lap race of the night. Brown made it look easy as he also led flag to flag and Bobby Measmer would come home second.
The Sportsman cars rolled back out for their last event. Robbie Brewer at the point this time. Unfortunately, I was in the pits for most of this race so I didn't get to see ALL of what happened between Zack Clifton and Tommy Neal. Zack got into Tommy and Tommy felt as if he was done wrong and expressed that under yellow. Eventually, the race was called on time and Derek Stoltz was your winner, John Holleman once again right behind him in second.
Our Last modified race had some interesting names up front. Jonathan Brown and Brody Jones. Two very hungry, and very talented drivers. An early pile up going into three left Jason Myers and Tim Brown's cars in pieces. As they went back green Brown held off Jones for the full twenty-five laps to bring home his first win in quite some time.
The main event of the night, the Whelen Fifty Lap Street Stock race was next. For some reason, this race was pushed all the way back to almost last, but that didn't seem to phase the fans as it was still packed as the green flew. Brian Wall would lead the field to the green alongside him, Taylor Robbins. Early contact between Robbins and Amber Lynn would end Robbins night on lap three. A long green flag run ensued this caution and cars were slipping, sliding, and fading every which way except for a couple. Spencer Martin and Amber Lynn's cars never seemed to fade as they picked off a few cars on this green run. A phantom caution was thrown around ten to go and Jac Creed would pull alongside Wall. Going into one Wall lost all traction and collected a few cars, Creed slipping away undamaged. Sykes would come away with second and Lynn third. The next restart Amber took the cone and pulled up to second beside Jac as they started the field a little early and Amber slipped into second, Sykes to follow. Big contact between Derrick Rice and Fletcher Whaley left the #52 mangled. The last restart would be single file with the line up going Creed, Lynn, Sykes, Warren. Creed and Lynn pulled to a sizable lead and Lynn got to the bumper of Creed but just missed out on an opportunity to give him a bump in turn three. Jac Creed would bring home the checkers, Amber Lynn second, Jeremy Warren third and Bryan Sykes fourth.
Rookie Grayson Keaton would win his first race of the year in the second fifteen lap Mini Stock event.