By admin | September 22, 2008
Mountain Salutes Champions
Maryville, TN- The 2008 class of champions has something most tracks do not see year to year. In the 2008 edition there were no repeat champions, showing exactly how hard the competition is at the Mountain Raceway year to year, just cause you had it last season does not promise a thing the next year. It was a season of young guns getting there first title, all the way to a seasoned veteran getting another championship after years of being on the road. Mark Vineyard returned to the Mountain this year with one thing in mind, just have fun racing this season and hopefully be there at the end of the season, we’ll he was with it coming down to the last race between him and Roger Best. Vineyard would charge hard in the feature event and capture the super late model title. Jacob White has watched his father Kendall race at the area tracks getting wins and championships. Well in ‘08 Jacob made it his year, after getting a late start while waiting on his car to be completed, he was able to battle hard through the whole season and over take his father at the last points race to win his first but won’t be last modified mini championship. Scott Webb would get his first ever championship after fighting hard and being constant all season in the ultra competitive pure mini class. Young gun Jake Teague man be very soft spoken but that does not carry over onto the track. Teague would capture multiple wins on the season and running away with the sportsman points championship. Look for him to be a force to reck’on with for many years to come at the Mountain Raceway. The street stock class has become the most competitive class at the Mountain Raceway with as many as 10 cars could win on any given weekend. But it could only be on man on top at the end of the season and that was the yellow #9 of Quinn Bender. This was Benders second season at the Mountain and he was consistent all year long being in the top 5 almost every race. All of that came down to the last race with a shootout between him and Larry Rudd it all came down to the last lap of the race with Bender gaining a couple of spots to hold a very slim points lead and get his first championship. Last not defiantly not least is the mini stock champion Alan Vanwhy. Vanwhy is mainly a newcomer to the Mountain and was just hoping to have a great season against the very fast Courtney team. Well he was able to do one better and be very conistant every week finishing in the top 5 every week and was able to get his first ever points championship in his young racing Career. The Mountain Raceway would like to congradulate all of the 2008 points champions but we also would like to thank every single driver who raced with us at the Mountain during the points season, with out all of you this would not be possible. The racing for 2008 is not over but now it just all out racing, not points on the line just wins.
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