posted March 12, 2001 07:24 PM
Peoples Burns Them Up at TST!
Talladega, AL-There are a lot of things that have changed at TST in the past 6 months but one thing remains the same...you come to TST, you got to outrun The Dominator. It didn't happen tonight as Danny Peoples claimed a strong win over a fine field of Super Late Models in the 2001 season opener.
Action got underway with AmMotorsports.com Pole Qualifying for the Kilpatrick Chevrolet Super Late Models. Stacy Holmes took the pole with a surprisingly quick lap on an unusual (smooth as can be and no cushion) TST surface with a 13.986 on the 3/10's mile high-banked clay oval. Rome, Georgia's Jody Summerville was second quick with a 14.119. Rounding out the top five qualifiers were Peoples, Ted Lackey, and Jon Miller.
The feature event got underway with Peoples jumping to the bottom, in the mud, and moving quickly to the front as Holmes and Summerville played bumper tag on the topside of the track.
Peoples, sporting a black TNT race cars with flames blazing on his Vinson powered Monte Carlo would simply miss one **** of a race behind him once he assumed the lead.
Patrick Duggan would lay an all out assault on the field and charge from eighth place to second place late in the event and come up only a couple of car lengths short of catching his former SAS Bandit Series nemesis of Peoples.
Duggan, Jody Summerville, Illinois' Darren Miller, and Duayne Hommel simply "got it on" for the fans. Battles were waged from top to bottom in typical TST fashion. Top ten finishing order is as follows: 1-Danny Peoples, 2-Patrick Duggan, 3-Jody Summerville, 4-Darren Miller, 5-Duayne Hommell, 6-Ross Martin, 7-Tim Roszell, 8-Stacy Holmes, 9-Jerry Goodwin, 10-Ronnie Norton
A full field of Gateway Sportsman were on hand and Odenville's Johnny Peoples claimed the win in his black TNT Monte Carlo. Peoples took the lead late in the event from Dennis Collins who finished second, followed by a super strong run by Warrior, AL's Sammy Lowe, Rookie Randall Walker, and Heath Farmer rounding out the top five.
Eddie Brannon topped a full field of IMCA Modifieds for the first win of the 2001 season followed by David Newton, Jamie Gowers, Gene Mince, and Gary Stepp. The IMCA Modified class has fully matured at TST with a strong local contingent now in place providing a fantastic show.
The always competitive IMCA Stock Car event was claimed by Steven Forsythe followed by Eric Layfield, Jeremy Hurst, Charlie Chapman, and James Layfield. The Pony Stock Main event was won by Alan Glaze followed by Dean Martin, Brian Butram, Marshal Sexton and Tim Thornton. The Thunder Truck feature saw Robby Goodman in Victory Lane and the team of Meherg and King won the Cruiser race.
TST will host a full racing program this Saturday night with action at 7:30pm.
For more information please visit www.talladegashorttrack.com. World of Outlaw reserved tickets are now on sale by calling Call 1-515-987-1220.
Green Valley Speedway Local Division Bama Bash Results
Leeds, AL's Richard Ogle continues to show he is the baddest Sportsman pilot in Alabama by virtue of claiming the $2,000 to win main event. Ogle who drives a GRT and is the defending TST track champion topped a 64 car field at Green Valley Speedway by taking a strong victory over the finest Sportsman field ever assembled in Alabama. Ogle was chased all afternoon by second place finisher Kevin Tallant, Georgiaís Cliff Brannon, Brian Burke, and Ft Payne, ALís Don Templton.
23-Billy Glen Kennedy
Oxford, AL's Eddie Brannon made it a clean sweep by winning at TST Saturday night and Green Valley Sunday afternoon with some assistance from Mike Walker and crew and took home his biggest payday ever with the $1,500 NKF Tour event victory in the IMCA Modified class. Brannon won a fine victory over Todd Neiheiser of Florida, IMCA National Rookie of the Year Kevin Waddell, Joey Kates of Kansas, and Florida's Greg Hopkins.
Jeff Chumley claimed the $800 to win Bama Bash Championship for the Bombers in a fine driving exhibition on the 3/8ís mile Green Valley oval. Following Chumley across the stripe were Walt Williams, Jodie Free, Robert Hamilton, and Doug Cross completing the top five.
GVS season opener is Friday night March 23rd. For more info visit www.greenvalleyspeedway.com