By admin | July 21, 2008
‘Mountain see’s a Green, White and checkered night’
By: Michael Nuchols (Mountain Raceway)
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Maryville,TN (July 19,2008)- If anything was good for a title it was the winners of the night Andrew Green and Kendall White made is repeat winners for the weekend, but they weren’t the only people adding tot eh action packed night of racing at the Mountain Raceway on saturday night. To kick off the night it would be our Flannigan & Sons street stock class with a every exciting, door slamming race. Last weeks $1,000 to win winner Jonathan Sims would lead the very hunger pack of drivers to the green followed closely by last year champion David Price. Those to would get out on there own, while the real racing was just getting heated up on the middle of the pack. At any point in time there was three wide racing through the pack. But the one to break away would be feature winner Regan Williams. Williams would work his way up tot eh lead pack and try to get by them but had not luck. Also not having any luck would be David Price trying hard for the whole race to get by the very fast Sims but would have no luck as Sims would capture the win for the second time this season in as many starts. Price second and with Reagan Williams third.
The newly formed crate late model class has seen bleak car counts but the cars that are showing up during this building stage of the calls are putting on a show. Weston Gantte would get the jump over Buddy Knox but know would not stay there very long. He got by Gantte quickly and attempted to run away and hide form the field. That left last weeks winner Hunter Best and Weston Gantte to put on a side by side race for the whole event. The two was swapping positions every lap with finally Best getting by Gannte with a few laps remaining and was on his way to the front. But it was to little to late cause Knox was checked out on the field and would get his first ever Mountain Raceway victory. Hunter Best would get a close second and Weston Gantte third.
With all the super late model racing going on in the region the Mountain’s owner decided to highlight our sportsman class with a $1,200 to win feature event, including locking in the top 2 qualifiers and the rest heat racing for there feature starting position. That landed itself to some great heat racing action and also a great feature race till half way. Greg Huskey took fast time and a fast jump into the lead over Mark Rosner. The race pace would be slowed several times with cautions with heavy contact, putting several cars out of the race. But when it finally got moving along Huskey would stretch he lead out over Rosner and youngster Jake Teague. Teague would get by Rosner with a few laps remaining but ad nothing for the fast driving Huskey. Huskey would take the win but decline the protest put up by the team of Jake Teague. Handing Teague the $1,200 dollar win and placing Rosner second and Danny Gibson his first top three of the year. Notable mentions of the race goes to ‘Scooby Dooo’ James Kelso for repairing a badly damaged car from a wreck earlier in the evening, starting from the rear and missing all the pile ups the bring it home fifth.
Mini Stock is getting back to ‘normal’ i guess you could call it with Brian Courtney returning to acton again this week getting his second win of the year. He was never challenged for the win but his brother Jackie Courtney was fighting hard for this second place finish with Tom Vann who would get third. Alex Green like he Mountain Raceway so much after his first win last week he came back for more. He was on a rail getting the lead fast and never looking back. The race was for second with Alex Squires, Daniel Lawson and Scott Webb swapping spots all through out the race. Squires would take second with 2007 champ Daniel Lawson third.
Kendall White just can’t stay away from victory lane very long. Rusty Knox was able to hold him off last week but this week it was the other way around. Knox was looking at White tail while trying to defend is second place from another White. Jacob White had charged hard through the field with Steve Ritchey in his tow. Those to would put presure on Knox for second but sucess was not there’s. Knox would hold them off for second and Jacob White with another top 3 finish. This class is shaping up to be a points battle late in the season if those top 3 cars keep runing like they have been. So keep your eye on the Dragon Pit modified mini class.
Drivers don’t forget next saturday July 26th is going to be double points night. So if your looking to catch that points leader, it would be a great week to have your equipment in top notch condition. Then in two week August 2nd is the Atomic Memoroial Race now sactioned by the Advance Auto Parts Thunder Series. This is our second year for the now $4,000 to win event. And im sure last years winner Billy Ogle Jr. will be back to defend his title. Also that night we will be annoucing the Hall Of Fame Inductees, so be sure you don’t miss this night was action packed racing.
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