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posted April 22, 2001 09:44 AM
Kerry (Big Bird) Vicknair Flew to Victory in the Street Stock special
Sue DuRoy April 21, 2001 Pike County Speedway
Columbus, Ms. Driver Stephen Poke led every lap in the B novice main and
took the win. Behind him they battled three wide on the start. Richard Thomas
moved into second and chased Poke but couldn't get him and had to settle for
second. Several car lengths back was third place Toxie Jackson, fourth Larry
Disotell and fifth Henry Carroll.
Austin Butler jumped into the lead of the A Main , but was followed
closely by Shawn Barber and Mark Hardwick. Then a whole straightaway back was
a three wide battle for fourth. Butler slipped a little and Barber moved in
and took the lead.
And went on to take the win followed by Mark Hardwick, Austin Butler. Jason
Traux and Claude Thigpen. Both Novice mains were caution free. Austin Butler,
Michael Dailey and Mark Hardwick shared the heat wins.
Jerry Cassano brought the 21 car field of UMP's off turn four for the
start. Cassano led every lap and scored the win for the Cassano builder's,
Jessie's Plumbing, and All Star Cabinets car in the winners circle. Ron Tubbs
tried to run Cassano down, but was unable to reel him in and took second.
Doyle Bratton ran third, followed by Scott Holt fourth and fifth Glendale
Shoemake. Cassano, Tubbs and Davin Bates shared heat wins.
Jimmy Stephens jumped into the lead in the Pure Stock feature from the
pole. Ryan Whitehead moved into second and chased Stephens lap after lap.
Coming off four for the white flag Whitehead got beside Stephens and took
over the lead and went on to score the win followed by Stephens, Justin
Bowen, Rusty Cooper and Kevin Case. Stephens took the heat win.
Robert Moral and Billy Gordon shared the heat wins for super stock.
Moral blasted into the lead with a three wide battle for second behind him.
Billy Gordon came up to second and tried to run Moral down but was unable to
Moral was flying like a rocket. Moral scored the win for the Doc's Dozer,
Ringo's Restraunt, and Dennis Knight Engines car. Billy Gordon took second,
Jimmy Adams third, Charles Sibley fourth and Joey Humphrey's fifth.
Davin Bates and Raymond Taylor were the heat winners for Late models.
Bates and Taylor ran wheel to wheel till Bates pulled into the lead. Jerry
Bevis moved into second. Rodney Sheridan tried lap after lap to get under
Bevis but was unable, David Knight worked his way to second. Off of turn four
Knight blew past Bates then pulled away with his Dennis Knight Engine's,
Amite Ford, Hodges Motor sports Ford to score the win. Bates took second,
Bevis third, Raymond Taylor fourth and rounding out the top five was Michael
Michael Wohlgamuth and Kerry Vicknair shared the heat wins for the $500
to win street stock special. Kerry Vicknair jumped into the lead. Michael
Wohlgamuth and Ricky Price swapped second place a couple times and while
Price was in second he slowed thinking he broke a transmission, but it turned
out to be his muffler he lost on the track, He stepped on the gas and passed
the 2 cars that had passed him when he slowed. He moved back to second place
and tried to get Vicknair but was unable to. Vicknair in the Bayou Road Steel
Building, Vicknair Trucking, Womack Engines and Next Day sign's car took the
win and the big payoff. Ricky Price took second, Michael Wohlgamuth third,
Tyrone Taylor fourth and Louie Morals Jr fifth.