posted June 25, 2001 01:07 AM
Auto Tire and Parts Racepark
Saturday June 23, 2001
Standridge hauls in another victory, Wagster takes home Pure Street loot
Last week Robbye Standridge had his worst finish on the year at Auto Tire and Parts Racepark with a third place run.
It was definitely apparent that Standridge was out for some redemption this Saturday night.
After winning the first heat Standridge started on the pole, on the start the 12x pilot jumped out to the lead with Alex Shanks in tow. The first start was called back after the 1c sprinter of Shanks seemed to be a little anxious.
On the restart the green flag waved for a good start and Standridge began his to control the feature right off the bat.
As the drivers pulled across the line for the third lap Lee Dunn and Steve Zelch Jr. got together in turn one and two, sending Dunn for a loop in the air. Zelch Jr. suffered steering problems, the crew made repairs to the z34 car and Zelch Jr. was able to rejoin the field. Dunn was out for the evening.
The red flag flew once again when Todd Rowland was introduced to the wall coming out of turn two. The car was heavily damaged. Rowland walked away from the mishap uninjured.
When the red flag was lifted and the race resumed Standridge bounced out to a heavy lead over Shanks. Jeff Davis, Darrell Martin and Andy Holden were behind the leaders fighting it out for the top-five positions.
Standridge would stretch out his lead up to seven seconds during the remainder of the event. Shanks controlled second for the remainder of the event and were never a threat to pass Standridge.
For the Springfield, Ill driver it was his third feature win on the year. Shanks finished a season best second while Davis, Holden and Shawn King rounded out the top-five.
In pure street competition it was Jared Wagster who couldn’t be denied his second consecutive victory at the track. Billy Hopkins put pressure on the leader throughout the caution plagued event taking the lead once on lap seven for that lap only. Tony Summers stayed behind the front two leaders the entire event finishing a respectable third. Dietrich Bollinger finished fourth and Johnny Houart rounded out the top-five.
The Open-Wheel Modified found Larry Hull battling with John Barnett throughout the event for the top-spot with Hull coming out on top. Joseph Geisler finished third while Danny Sissom and Terry Johnson finished out the top-five.
Allan Shaw and Bradley Phelps took top honors in the cruiser main event. Scott Austin and Darrell Hamm finished second. Kyle Snider and Adam Brown crossed the finish line in third.
Limited Late Models did not race Saturday night and will be scheduled to appear next Saturday.
Racing resumes this weekend with the first appearance of the Dwarf cars.
Allan Shaw/Bradley Phelps
Scott Austin/Darrell Hamm
Kyle Snider/Adam Brown
Tim Borgfield/Al Besher
Paul Vanpool/Brian Hahs
Meliss Williams/Jill Davis
Chris Williams/Tracey Redden
Allen Smith/Tim Adams
Tom Wright/Bruce Meyers
Melissa Cooper/Tammy Owens