April 21 Press Release and Feature Winners
If you were not at Wythe Raceway for That’s My Dress Prom Night Excitement on Saturday night, you definitely missed all the excitement. For the second week in a row Daniel Wright, Wytheville crossed the flag stand first in the 20-lap feature. Although the race was not easy as Wright had major competition from Daniel Tate, Marion who came in second with Travis Quesenberry, Rural Retreat who pushed into third. With multiply cautions only 10 out of the starting 22 cars crossed the finish line with 15 laps under their belt. Ethan Atwell, Wytheville, Will Hostetler, Rural Retreat, Ricky Ward, Marion and father, son duo, Dakota and Boomer Wilson, Rural Retreat took home the rest of the top eight spots.
In the That’s My Dress KCAR Donnie Jones, Wytheville and Tanner Tate, Marion battled for position in the early laps of the race. On lap seven Jones and Tate got together in turn 4. Tate was able to continue and come back to win the race after a couple restarts. Samantha Atwell, Rural Retreat, Braxton Surber, Sugar Grove and Lindsay McMahan, Chilhowie were the top five.
The FASTRAK Late models offered up another exciting sideways show on dirt. Brent Hilton of Rural Retreat brought home his second Feature win in a row. Terry Cregger of Rural Retreat followed Randy Kinder of Radford rounded up the the top three.
The Wythe Eye Modifieds had another amazing race with Tam Topham, Wytheville pulling away from the field in the first couple of laps. If he had a rearview mirror he would have been able to see Morgan Widener, Marion and J R Davis, Crockett battling hard for second behind him. Widener was able to catch up to Topham but was never able to make the bottom work for the pass. After quite a few cautions, angry drivers and torn up race cars Topham was able to take the checkered flag. Widener in tow for second followed by Davis. R.K Dix, Rural Retreat and Duke Bare, Meadowview to round out the top five.
The best race of the night came from the most competitive class at Wythe Raceway. The R&C Supper Street family knows how to put on a show for their fans. For the whole 20 lap race Jerry Dillow, Bluefield WV and Keith Griffitts, Sugar Grove raced side by side trading paint and dings but neither of them gave an inch away to the other. Every time at the line a different red bumper would be in front. At the end the bottom grove never came through and Dillow’s nose crossed the line first on the lap that really mattered, taking home his first feature win of the season. Griffitts came in a very close second with a 0.476 gap between the two. Mike Keith, Rural Retreat and MIchael Deskins, Tazewell brought home third and fourth after having their own battle behind the leaders.
Drivers in the Pro Mini class had an interesting night to say the least. A wreck on lap six involving five of the top six cars was the cause of more than half of the field having issues for the rest of the race or not being able to return to the slick ½ mile clay oval for the night. After the shortened race because of time Kevin Atwell, Rural Retreat waved the winners flag. Behind him came Chuck Kinzer, Woodlawn for second and Travis Harden, Marion for third. Shawn King, Wytheville made his way in forth after being involved in the wreck on lap six.
Saturday night’s racing action presented by B&B Gun & Pawn will be another exciting night of thrills. As battles heat up, everyone will be fighting for position on this night of double points racing, Racing starts at 7:30 and kids are always free. For more information: WytheRaceWay.com