posted May 20, 2001 12:51 AM
Fairbury American Legion Speedway
May 19, 2001
The 30 lap, $1500 to win each twin features were held Saturday night, with Billy Drake and Dennis Erb, Jr the big winners.
Local driver Joe Harlan had fast time at 13.400 seconds. Heat winners were Reece O'Connor, Jr. Shickel and Matt Taylor, with Richie Hedrick winning the semi-feature. In the first feature, Billy Drake took the early lead on the low side, only to battle through the entire race with the high running Bob Pohlman Jr. The duo would exchange the lead at least six times, with a very racy dry slick two groove race track.
First feature results:
9 Billy Drake
27 Bob Pohlman Jr.
117 Matt Taylor
45 Gary May
Z Joe Harlan
33 Jeff Riblet
S10 Jr. Shickel
17 Corey Turner
7 Jay Sparks
8 Reece O'Connor
4 Mike Mullvain
B12 Kevin Weaver
71F Bob Freeburg
28 Dennis Erb, Jr
0 Richie Hedrick
For the second feature, the lead lap cars were inverted, with the lapped cars behind, putting Hedrick and Erb Jr. on the front row. Hedrick led all the laps up to and including the white flag, but Erb Jr. did slide past a couple of times using lapped traffic. The final pass was made by Erb Jr. in turn one when he slid under Hedrick for the win. Reece O'Connor, Drake, Taylor and Jr. Shickel all made strong runs toward the front, but ran out of time.
Second feature results:
28 Erb Jr
The two night points with Kankakee Motor Speedway, both nights twin features, extra $1000 bonus went to Billy Drake.
Both 30 lap features were run with no yellow flags!!!
25 late models, 38 modifieds, and about 20 street stocks
All racing activity was complete at 10:20
The street stock feature was won by BJ Richardson
The modified feature was won by Joe Harlan, with Wes Steidinger, Aaron Ricketts, Lance Dehm and Dave Porth rounding out the top five.