July 14 Feature Winners and Press Release
When the pits are full of cars from all over the United States, Canada and even Australia, the grand stands packed with race fans, that’s how you know it’s going to be a night of excitement. Schaeffer’s Oil Southern National Super Late Models joined our Wythe Raceway family in running a fifty-three lap race on the clay super speedway. With the largest starting class ever thirty drivers took the first green flag. Having thirty cars on the track it didn’t take long for the leader Dale McDowell a driver from Chickamauga GA to catch the rear of the field. Only four yellow flags were displayed the last one coming on lap fifty-one giving us a green white checkered fight to the finish. McDowell led the whole race not being able to be touched, even pulling away from the huge field on the restarts. He was more than happy to hold that 10,000 dollar check at the end of the night. Second place went to Vic Hill from Mosheim TN. Third Eric Wells Hazard KY and fourth Ross Bailes Clover SC.
NRV Furniture UCAR class had a comparably small class as to normal nights starting only thirteen cars. On the start Travis Quesenberry from Atkins took an early lead pulling away from the field with the battles behind him. Daniel Wright, Wytheville Brian Tate, Wytheville Dakota Wilson and Boomer Wilson from Rural Retreat Brandon Hale, Tazewell and Kayla Surber from Sugar Grove was tooth and nail with each other in a big pack trading bumps pushes and dings even making it three wide racing at some points. On lap four Caroline King, Wytheville Ricky Ward, Marion and Andrew Hudgins, Bluewell WV were involved in a minor accident to bring out the first caution of the night. Lap 9 gave us our second caution for Bommer Wilson and Hale in turn four. Hale’s car was too damaged to continue. The last six laps were no different than the first nine, with everyone wanting better positions. Quesenberry took home the win followed by Wright, Tate, and Dakota Wilson who was only 0.067 away from being third. Fifth went to Surber followed by three cars who had been pushing hard for the sixth-place position, King, Hudgins and Will Hostetler from Rural Retreat.
The Wythe Eye Modifieds had an interesting night with racing on what looked like an asphalt track after the super late models had finished their race gave a new perspective on slick dirt. Five cautions were thrown during the twenty-lap feature. Morgan Widener, Chilhowie Justin Blevins, Marion and Patrick Wheeler, Rural Retreat tried to chase down Tam Topham a dominant driver from Wytheville. With battles all through out the field a bunch up happened on lap eleven in turn two involving Richard Shupe, Bluefield WV Cole Hedrick Wytheville Cody Tate, Rural Retreat Zack Mathena, Chilhowie and Heath Martin Wytheville with all cars making it out damaged but able to continue. Topham took home another victory followed by Widener, Wheeler, Blevins who lost third to Wheeler on lap 18 and Cody Umberger for fifth.
Fan Favorite R&C Super Street started with nothing less than side by side racing. Keith Griffitts claims another win for the season after a few weeks of being off key. Griffitts Pulled away from the field in a hurry leaving the rest to dispute rank. Dale Hancock, Atkins and Duke Bare Meadowview drove door to door for second. Jerry Dillow and Mike Keith also had a contest of who could come across the finish line in fifth. On a restart coming out of turn two ended with Tony Parks, Stuart Bobby Hilton, Glade Springs and Brian Peeples, Wytheville involved in a small accident thankfully all were able to continue. Finishing order was Griffitts, Bare, Hancock, Kevin Cox, Ceres and Dillow who started dead last for issues in hot laps to finish fifth.
One of the best races of the night came from the last class to take on the high banks. Drivers of the pro minis had a slick track on their hands but handled the steering wheel well. Tanner Cook, Max Meadows Shane King Wytheville Travis Harden, Marion Kevin Atwell, Rural Retreat, Terry Sharp and Chuck Kinzer both from Woodlawn were pushing their cars to limits for ever inch they could achieve, making moves that had fans holding their breath. Harden took home another trophy at the end of the night followed by Atwell, Kinzer, King, Sharp and Cook for the top six.
Join us July 21 for Wythe Eye Modifieds $500 to win and July 28 for the FASTRAK Triple Crown