posted April 30, 2001 05:36 PM
Don Farmer Takes TST Checkers!
Talladega, AL-Another new winner in the Kilpatrick Chevrolet Super Late
Models for the 2001 season visited Victory Lane at The Hornet's Nest in
front if good crowd. They call Odenville, Alabama's Don Farmer "Mr.
Consistent" but during the 30 lap main event they were calling him "Too
Fast" Farmer. Don Farmer driving his "It Is Finished" sponsored Russell
Baker powered GRT Grand Prix inherited the lead from Quick Six Dash for Cash
winner Ross Martin on lap one as Martin would have to duck into the pits for
handling related repairs. Farmer would fend off numerous charges from three
different challengers including Tim "Race Man" Roszell, then Jimmy "The Jet"
Hiett," and finally just nipping "The Radical One" Ronnie Norton at the line
in an action packed feature. Needless to say Farmer missed a great race
until the race caught up with him with three laps to go. It was a good night
of racing as the drivers were using unique lines on a somewhat "new" TST,
given the extra 10 feet of racing room now allocated on the bottom of the
speedway along with chasing a fat 12 inch cushion two thirds up the track in
turns one and two.
Action began with Ronnie Norton setting quick time during AmMotorsports.com
Pole Qualifying with a 14.037-second lap on the 3/10's mile high banked clay
oval. The Quick Six Dash For Cash would have Ross Martin blister the field
with Don Farmer claiming the outside pole. Don Farmer would nip Norton at
the line, as Norton came from sixth starting position for an ever so close
runner up finish. James Cline would muscle his way up for a podium finish to
take third after starting mid pack, with a cushion jumping Jimmy Hiett in
fourth and Tim Roszell claiming another top five finish. Rounding out the
top ten were Stacy Holmes, veteran Earl Smith, Ben Howell, Ross Martin, and
The Sportsman class saw "The Iceman" Richard Ogle continue to show the way
by winning another victory in his Fairway Auto Sales sponsored GRT Monte
Carlo. The "Boaz Bullet" Tim Busha was a guest driver for Greg Noah and had
a strong second place run and sixteen year old Josh Atkins continues to
improve at warp speed with a great third place finish. Competing the top
five were Doodle Lowe and Oxford's Jeff Johns.
The Gulf Coast Region IMCA Modifieds put on the best show of the evening
with Piedmont, Alabama's "Mean" Gene Mince putting on a high side driving
display to top a 21 car field. Mince would win by a nose as he and Scottie
Gowers crossed the line side by side. Danny Cosby was a strong third
followed by Shelby, Alabama's Jeff Harry, and Southside's Kevin Waddell.
The Southern region IMCA Stock Car win was claimed by Margaret's "Charging"
Charlie Chapman , Steven Forysythe, and Mac Crain. The Pony Stock victory
went to Odenville's Alan Glaze, followed by John Bearden, and Leslie Ford
completing the podium. The Thunder Truck win went to Dwayne Quick with Brad
William in tow and Cam Stevens in third. The team of King and King won the
Cruiser Main event.
TST will host a Full Racing Program this Saturday night. For event
information please call the TST event hotline at 256-831-1413.