May 12, OneMain Financial ~ Press Release and Feature Winners
OneMain Financial greeted fans Saturday night as they filled the stands.
The That’s My Dress KCAR started the night of exciting racing. Amber Huffman, Chilhowie showed her woman power and led the whole race to bring home her second win of the season. Second place wasn’t as easy to accomplish as Tanner Tate, Marion and Donnie Jones, Wytheville both wanted the position and it showed. Jones eventually ended up with a second-place finish followed by Tate. Jacob Harmon, Abingdon brought home fourth Lindsey McMahan, Chilhowie completed the top 5.
A Rural Retreat driver, Kenny Peeples dominated the FASTRACK late model caution free main event. Pulling away from the field early and taking only 15 laps to catch the back of the field. Peeples was there to stay and he took home his first checkered flag of the season. Terry Cregger, Crockett and Tyler Arrington from Honaker battled it out for second most of the night. On lap 20 take second from Cregger. Coming across the white line that way also behind Cregger was Randy Kinder from Radford in forth and Brent Hilton, also a Rural Retreat driver in fifth.
An exciting show was put on by the Wythe Eye Modifieds on Saturday night. As Tam Topham, Wytheville left the rest of the 11-car field behind. Morgan Widener a driver from Chilhowie and Justin Blevins, Marion were the people to watch until Widener ended up with a flat tire and had to restart in the back of the field. J.R. Davis, Crockett filled Wideners spot in third trying to take away Blevins second place position. Blevins was victorious to all of Davis’s attempts. Widener not able to catch the top 3 and came home in a fourth-place finish. From Rural Retreat R.K. Dix finished fifth.
The Pro Mini class was nothing short of exciting. Eddie Bentley a man who hadn’t been in the driver seat of a race car in many years made his presence known. He started outside pole and was arguing for the lead in the first couple of laps until he got turned around in turn 1. Kevin Atwell, Rural Retreat was able to take the front running position and ultimately take the win. Travis Harden, Marion saw the flag stand behind Atwell. Shane King hit the timing line only .063 seconds behind of Harden for a close third. Bentley finished his night in forth and Chuck Kinzer after numerous flats brought home fifth.
As always, the fan favorite R&C Super Street was one of the best shows of the night. Mike Keith a driver from Rural Retreat lead the first 7 laps easily with the battle for second behind him. Dale Hancock, Marion Randy Taylor, Chilhowie and Keith Griffitts, Sugar Grove were pushing hard for Keith’s bumper and that second-place spot. After a caution for Taylor, the restart didn’t play well in Mike Keith’s favor as Griffitts took over the lead. The “West Virginia Rocket” Jerry Dillow, Bluefield and Keith match up for second behind Griffitts. On the last 3 laps Hancock joins Keith and Dillow in the fight for the double points night. Griffitts taking the checkered followed by Keith, Dillow, and Hancock fifth went to Tony Parks from Stuart.
For the first time this season Travis Quesenberry a talented driver form Rural Retreat got to wave the checkered flag in victory lane. The UCAR race saw many less cautions causing the field to be able to spread out around the track. The UCAR drivers seemed to be at a calm after a week off. James Graybeal, Rural Retreat drove across the scoring line second followed by your points leader Ricky Ward from Marion. Ethan Atwell, Wytheville brought home fourth Austin Hedrick of Wytheville finished fifth and sixth place went to a man who became a father this past week Dakota Wilson also from Rural Retreat.
This Saturday Night May 19, Grayson Restaurant brings an always exciting race weekend, on the ½ mile Clay Super Speedway. Join us for an exciting night of racing. Kids always free.