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posted June 17, 2001 10:07 AM
Gordon Takes the 25 lap Super Stock Special
Sue DuRoy June 16, 2001 Pike County Speedway
Novice B main Fred Hastings blasted in to the lead followed by Jason
Truax. Truax pulled out of the race with mechanical problems. Hastings lead
half the race then fell off the pace back into an army of cars. Stephen Polk
took over after that and went on to win. Jerry Arnold moved into second and
tried to chase Polk down but had to settle for second. Third is 00, fourth
Ottes, and fifth was 22 Zach.
Novice A main Butch Jenkins got into the lead. Mike Carter moved to
second and the rest of the race these two battled for the lead. Three times
Carter passed Jenkins for the lead, but a caution would send Jenkins back to
the lead and Carter to second. On the final lap the two ran whell to wheel
down the front straightaway as they came around for the checkered Carter had
pulled beside Jenkins again, but Jenkins got the win by a whisker followed by
Carter, Heath C, Austin Butler and Terry Lee. Heat winners were Robert Petit,
Heath Chamblin, and Butch Jenkins.
Ryan Whitehead and Rusty Cooper took top honors in the pure stock heats.
On the start of the pure stock feature Jamie Blades took the lead followed by
Rusty Cooper till Cooper lost a drive shaft sending him to the pits. Three
wide battle for second between Ryan Whitehead, Kevin Case, Shawn Barber.
Whitehead moved to second. Blades led every lap and scored the win followed
by Whitehead, Zane Barcelona, Shawn Barber and Billy McDaniels.
Kerry Vicknair and Scotty Case took the streets stock heat wins.
Vicknair led every lap to score the win. On the start Scotty Case and
Vicknair ran wheel to wheel an entire lap before Case took the lead then
bobbled in two and lost the lead to Vicknair. Richard Guidry ran third Reuben
Allred fourth till he suffered mechanical trouble and went in. Brad McKey
lost a wheel just like he did in the heat race. Matthew Simeon was a man on
a mission working his way all the way up to third and then had mechanical
problem that put him out of the race. Vicknair went on to take the win , Case
second, Don Bolton moved up to take third, Louie Moral the third took fourth
and Richard Guidry fifth.
Jerry Cassano and Dale Aucoin shared the UMP heat wins. Cassano blasted
right into the lead and never looked back. Cassano went on to score the win
followed by Ron Grandel, Dow Hillhouse and Davin Bates.
Donald Collins and David Knight took the heat wins for the 25 lap super
stock special. On the start Donald Collins got the lead followed by David
Knight and Billy Gordon. Gordon moved by Knight and took second. First yellow
flew when Wayne Parent spun in two. On the restart Robert Morel moved into
third dropping Knight to fourth. After leading over half the race Collins car
jerked coming off four, he coasted to the pits. Gordon took over as leader
and led the rest of the way to take the win. Robert Morel took second, Davin
Bates took third, Joey Humphreys fourth and Bryan Anthony fifth.
Sam Patrick, Kennith Crowe and David Knight all shared heat wins for
late models. Sam Patrick on the pole for the late model feature. On the first
lap Chris Wall got loose and started to get out of shape and Rodney Sheridan,
Marlon Wild, Raymond Taylor, and Lonnie Covington all tangled with Wal on the
back straightaway. On the restart Sam Patrick and Kennith Crowe ran wheel to
wheel to turn two where they made contact and had a 6 car pile up. Chick
Boyd, Herberger, Patrick, Ricky May, David Knight, and Bryan DeRouche. On the
restart it was Knight on the pole. Knight took the lead, but not for long
till Crowe took it over. Knights car died in four after yellow it refired and
he tagged the rear. Marlon Wild moved into second then took over the lead
from Crowe at halfway. Wild led till they were down to a couple laps to go
when he lost a motor handing Crowe the lead. Crowe took the win followed by
Ricky May, Raymond Taylor and Sam Patrick that had worked his way all the way
from last up to fourth. Lonnie Covington rounded out the top five.