Press Release – Royal Oak Pediatrics Feature Winners
Royal Oak Pediatrics presented a night of excitement Saturday night. Dumping over 10,000 coins on the front stretch of Wythe Raceway for children of all ages to gather. The KCAR class had excitement even before the race with Samantha Atwell and Walker Boyer, both from Rural Retreat getting into each other in the middle of turn one and two. On the green flag Donnie Jones, Marion took the lead over another Marion driver Tanner Tate. Tate’s front bumper was never far from Jones’s rear bumper until lap 7, when Tate takes it to high coming out of turn 2 and had to back off. Taking the Checkered in order was Jones, Tate, Braxton Surber, Sugar Grove Blake Hedrick Wytheville and Amber Huffman from Marion.
With the anticipation it only took the Wythe Eye Modifieds two laps to make things interesting. Will Ferguson driver of the number 4 car from Wytheville had second place locked in until he got into the outside wall in turn 3. Bouncing back into the middle of the track collecting Mark Caudill, Atkins and R.K. Dix, Rural Retreat. On the second restart Morgan Widener from Marion took the front running position followed by J.R. Davis a Crockett driver. Lap 7 left Davis with carburetor trouble and fell back a couple of positions. Widener was able to put another feature winner sticker on his car at the end of the race. Second went to Cody Umberger, Rural Retreat third went to Jason Powers from Marion both drivers making their first appearance to the track this year. Richard Shupe, Bluefield WV took fourth for his best finish of the season.
The FASTRACK Late Models had the most exciting race of the season. Randy Kinder from Radford pulled in front on the green flag but behind him was the show. Kenny Peeples, Rural Retreat Terry Cregger and Trevor Cregger both from Crockett Brent Hilton, Rural Retreat and Jason Johnson from Woodlawn battled hard for position. All switching from the high to low line and changing positions constantly for the first eight laps. By lap 10 the field had spread out and Kinder only had one person to seriously worry about, Peeples. With two laps to go Hilton catches up to the front two cars but doesn’t have enough time to make the pass. Kinder claims his first win of the season followed by Peeples, Hilton, Terry Cregger and Johnson.
The fan favorite class and guaranteed to always have an thrilling race, the R&C Super Streets never let us down. After the starting flag dropped it was nothing but side by side sideways racing all the way through the field. On lap six Michael Deskins, Tazewell and Keith Griffitts, Sugar Grove got together going into turn one and couldn’t keep it straight bringing out a caution. Randy Taylor a Chilhowie driver and Tony Parks of Stuart were involved in a accident going into turn 3. Parks going up into the outside wall and Taylor coming down in front of the field, getting hit in the door making a hard hit to the inside retaining wall. Garth Clark, Honaker and Dustin Dowell, Sugar Grove were also collected. The restart had Dale Hancock, Atkins Jerry Dillow, Bluefield WV Mike Keith, Rural Retreat and Keith Griffitts Pulling away from the rest of the field. They also finished in that order. A rough night for most as eight out of seventeen cars finished the race.
Side by side racing carried over to the NRV Furniture UCARS. On the first lap Ricky Ward, Marion and Caroline King Wytheville come together coming out of turn four ending both of there nights early. The rest of the race was about the front three running cars. Daniel Wright, Wytheville Travis Quesenberry, Rural Retreat and Britt Johnson, Chilhowie. None of these men were about to give an inch to another. Travis Quesenberry got the wave the winners flag at the end of the race. Wright came in second followed by a close Johnson. Fourth went to Kayla Surber a Sugar Grove driver and rounding out the top five Brian Tate from Wytheville.
Kevin Atwell claimed yet another win in the pro mini competive class adding to his already pleasant collection from the year so far. Atwell brought his number 95 machine from eighth position throughout the 15-lap feature. While running in second Tanner Cook, Max Meadows spins in turn four on lap four. After a rough start to the year, Cook has finally contained a handle on his new car. Cook brought it from the back to finish second. Shane King, Wytheville drove his machine into the third position for the last race of the night. Gary Rudolph, Fries and Travis Harden from Marion finished the top five.
Next Week join the Wythe Racetrack family for sideways race on the half mile. R&C Super Streets $500 to win. Excitement Guaranteed. Kids always free.