As I always start off these articles explaining to my audience how hot it was this past Saturday, just know, I mean it. Of course, this weekend was no exception. Times were slower than usual and tempers were higher than usual. Lee Jeffreys took the pole in our Modified division with a 13.38, Jonathan Brown was a close second at a 13.39. None of this mattered as the top six would redraw anyway. Randy Butner would redraw the pole and Burt Myers redrew second.
Grayson Keaton smoked the field in the first Stadium Stock race taking home his third win of the year. With this win, he padded his points lead even more. His title contender, Chuck Wall finished second, which is exactly where is in the points standings.
The first Modified race was absolute chaos. Burt Myers cleared Butner on lap one and led most of this race. Contact between John Smith and Chris Fleming (surprise) caused one of the many, many wrecks in this first 50-lapper. No matter who pulled up alongside him, Burt was able to fend them off. That is, until, Jonathan Brown in his white #22 machine pulled alongside. Jonathan was able to clear Burt Myers going into turn three on a late restart to take the lead and win his fourth race of the year. He redraw 10th for the second race putting Darin Redmon on the pole for the second event.
The first Sportsman race was dominated by Dylan Ward as he led from start-to-finish. Michael Adams finished second and Amber Lynn third.
Although the first Modified race was chaotic, the second race was just as bad, if not worse. Lee Jeffreys led (I believe) every lap of this event. Jonathan Brown had finally made his way up all the way to second place and had contact with John Smith ending his chance at a sweep for the night. Lee did go on to win this event, his second of the year and second in a row.
Zack Ore won the second Sportsman race of the night. Both races were relatively uneventful and had great, hard, and clean racing. Kudos to the Sportsman guys, as usual.
Unfortunately for fans, the Street Stock race was a complete disaster. I believe I counted all of two cars that didn’t go to pit road during this race. Gerald Robinson Jr. and Brian Wall played crash em’ up on the front stretch after Brian wasn’t happy with the way Gerald had raced him earlier in this event. Both cars had to be pushed off the track ending both drivers night. Blake Shupe led the entirety of this event to win his first race of the year.
Jason Keaton won the second Stadium Stock race of the night making it Keaton family sweep for the night.