It was a muggy and hot North Carolina evening this Saturday, but as I have said time and time again it didn't stop the Madhouse faithful from showing up. Tim Brown won his third pole of the year, James Civali would line up beside him in second.
The first event of the evening would be a fifteen lap Stadium Stock race where Grayson Keaton would lead almost all of the race only to be spun around by AJ Sanders with a few laps to go. Luckily for Keaton he would recover quite well and almost get a top five. Sanders did take fault and apologized in his victory lane interview. Sanders "wanted to win this for his mother", who passed away a little over a week ago. Shane Southard and Billy Cameron would round out your top three.
The second event, a twenty lap Sportsman event was lead to the green by John Holleman and Dylan Ward. John Holleman leads about half the race only to be passed by a hard charging Derek Stoltz. John and Derek would swap the lead a few times but ultimately Derek would run away and steal his third win of the year.
The first twenty-five lap Modified event was lead and dominated by Tim Brown. Jason Myers slid into second, James Civali third and Burt Myers fourth. This was Tim's second win in a row, and second of the season.
The second twenty lap Sportsman event was lead by Tommy Neal as he held off John Holleman and Dylan Ward. This was Tommy's second win of the year.
Our final Modified race was led flag to flag by Michael Clifton as he parked it for his first win since 2013 and his twentieth win of his career.
Arguably the most exciting race of the night was up next. Brian Wall and Jeremy Warren led the field to the green. Contact between Nick Brill, Taylor Robbins and others led to an early caution. Once the green flag came back out Amber Lynn picked off a few drivers and moved into third. Wall and Warren were having a heck of a battle for the lead and contact in turns one and two led the #22 machine sitting stationary. Warren led Lynn to the green with six laps to go as he would try his best to hold her off but, making his car a mile wide, but to no avail as the last lap pass led to Amber's first win of her very short Bowman Gray career. Post race tech was interesting as officials deemed the cars of Warren and Creed illegal. All cars were weighed twice, and even one car was weighed at the modified scales to figure out this issue. With this win, Amber takes over the points lead, and Blake Shupe will slide into second.
My Top Gun pick Wesley Thompson once again showed Saturday night why he's no force to be reckoned with as he held off some very fast cars to win his second race of the year.