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posted April 02, 2001 10:01 AM UIN: 16262997
North Alabama Speedway
Results from Sunday, April 1

Friday night's "Bass Master 25" for Late Models was rained out and
rescheduled for Sunday afternoon. With the weatherman calling for
scattered showers all weekend and cooler temperatures on Sunday, the
rescheduled event seemed iffy at best. Sunday however was April Fools
day and those forecasting gloomy weather were fooled as the day dawned
sunny and mild, a nice setting for an afternoon of racing.
Twenty one Late Models took time trials with Margerette, Alabama's
Danny Peoples setting the mark for the day at 16.171 second around the
3/8 mile oval. The "Quick Six" qualifiers made a blind draw and ran a
six Lap Dash which was taken by Richard Ogle over Mark Sartain, Danny
Peoples, Jerry Jackson, Dwayne Oakley and Johnny Peoples. The dash
finishing position would dictate the main event starting order.
When the green flag was unfurled Ogle jumped out front with last week's
feature winner, Mark Sartain in second. Unfortunately Ogle had jumped
the start and officials put Ogle back a row and restarted the feature
event. On the second attempt, Danny Peoples broke on top with Sartain in
tow again. Ogle was third and pushing the leaders until lap 3 when the
Talladega Short Track Sportsman hotshoe spun bringing out first caution
of the event. The lap 4 restart had Peoples in front with Sartain,
Johnny Peoples, Jerry Jackson and Mike Holloway the Top 5. Opening
night winner, Chris Ragan began to move and the Mississippi racer, who
started on row five, was seventh by lap four then sixth by lap six and
broke into the Top 5 on lap seven. Ragan was the only racer going
forward and by lap nine was fourth. With ten laps to go, the order was
Danny Peoples, Mark Sartain, Chris Ragan, Johnny Peoples and Mike
Holloway in fifth. The running order would remain the same to the
finish, with Sartain and Ragan pushing Peoples but unable to make a
pass. With only two laps remaining, Nashville's Tony Morris cracked the
Top 10 after starting dead last on the grid.
Late Models
1) Danny Peoples
2) Mark Sartain
3) Chris Ragan
4) Johnny Peoples
5) Mike Holloway
6) Nolan Smith
7) Doodle Lowe
8) Dwayne Oakley
9) Richard Ogle
10) Tony Morris

The Open Wheel modified race was a real tussle with nobody giving any
quarter to their competition. As the green flag unfurled, Chris
Hickerson bolted in the lead with Tim Parker, Eric Hickerson, Scottie
Gowers and Mark Haddon in tight formation. With the groove on the very
bottom everyone was running tight around the inner perimeter of NAS.
This cased several altercations and disagreement amongst the
competitors. On lap three, Parker, Eric Hickerson and Haddon made
contact and were able to continue. Lap three saw Parker finally get
around Eric Hickerson only to see Hickerson return the favor on lap
five. On lap seven Parker looked inside Hickerson again with contact
being made and Parker being sent to the rear. Well almost being sent to
the rear! Parker took exception to his new restart position and when the
Northport, Alabama competitor refused this invitation he would spend the
remainder of the show in the pit area. The restart with 8 laps to go,
Eric Hickerson slipped by Chris Hickerson for the lead with Nick Hart
edging by Haddon for third with six to go. Haddon pitted with five to go
and Scottie Gowers picked up the fourth spot while sixteenth starting,
Brandon Poppenhiemer broke the top 5 with only four laps remaining.
Meanwhile the Hickerson duo along with Hart were waging a real battle
and Buck Trull was working hard to improve his tenth position with only
six laps remaining. Trull would pick up five spots in the final six
circuits to break the top five at the checkered flag. Eric Hickerson,
Chris Hickerson and Nick Hart would run one-two-three the final seven
laps to finish in that order. C. Hickerson and Tim Parker were the heat
race winners.
Open Wheel
1) Eric Hickerson
2) Chris Hickerson
3) Nick Hart
4) Scottie Gowers
5) Buck Trull
6) Shane White
7) Danny Cosby
8) Greg Wilhite
9) Steve Reed
10) Brandon Poopenheimer

The Renegade feature event saw an early battle between heat winners
Sharky Barnes and Dwayne Parsons with Parsons slipping by Barnes on lap
four. Tim Nash followed Parson s through and settled into the runner-up
spot where last weeks winner would keep the pressure on his Mississippi
foe, but ultimately would settle for second ahead of Danny Butts who
came from last to third in a fine charge towards the front.
1) Dwayne Parsons
2) Tim Nash
3) Danny Butts
4) Sharky Barnes
5) Keith Steele
6) Dexter Rogers
7) Jeff Wilson
8) Marty Owens
9) Michael Horton
10) Doug Cross

Street Stock main even saw heat winner Bobby Joe Robinson lead the
first six circuits then fall to third on lap eleven. Robinson redoubled
his efforts and retook the lead with two circuits remaining. The up and
down run for Robinson would end on the final circuit as he spun coming
out of turn four and would settle for tenth in the final rundown. Len
****s and Jody Maples were in the battle for the win all evening with
****s leading lap twelve and the final two circuits to garner the win
over Maples and Bobby Smith. Robinson and ****s were the heat race
Street Stock
1) Len ****s
2) Jody Maples
3) Bobby Smith
4) Lynn Wallace
5) Chris Sims
6) Aaron Brumbaloe
7) Joey Harrison
8) Tony Chaney
9) Robert Scott
10) Bobby Joe Robinson

In Mini Stock action, heat winners Dean Martin and Jerry Louis 'er I
mean Allen Glaze battled early for the point with Glaze finally securing
the top spot and the win. Shane Parker made a banzai charge to the front
and pushed the Mini stock winner across the line for second in front of
Mini Stocks
1) Allen Glaze
2) Shane Parker
3) Dean Martin
4) Jay Shiller
5) Jay Dunaway
6) Jason Wilson
7) Rodney Weaver
8) Logan Mize
9) #25 Green Pinto (sorry, no name registered)
10) Randall Mize

Racing continues at NAS this Friday evening at 8:00 PM. NAS will also
hold an open practice session on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 PM until
10:00 PM.
Dennis Bowling

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