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jammin
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posted July 02, 2001 01:04 PM UIN: 16262997
Hall and Jones Capture First Wins at Devilís Bowl

Mesquite, TX (June 30, 2001) - The action was close all the way to the
finish line as Chuck Hall captured his first street stock victory and Jeff
Jones topped the late models for the first time Saturday night at Devilís
Bowl Speedway. Bobby Ruffin swept the USA modifieds. Skip Wilson claimed
his
second USA sprint feature win of the season.

Hallís road to victory started on the outside of the second row as the green
flag fell to start the street stock 12-lapper. The cars were three and four
wide into the first turn, with Mark Reedy pulling into the lead as they
charged down the back straight. Hall was second in the Speed Pro Signs Nr.
7
when the caution flew after the end of the first lap. Hall closed on Reedy
and took the lead on the third lap. Frank Shafer took second on the next
lap
and began to challenge Hall. Shafer raced hard, pulling even with Hall a
couple times, but could not make the pass. Points leader Tim McManus took
over the second position on the ninth lap. He ran alongside Hall several
times, but coming to the finish line it was Hall out front for his first
win. Third was Reedy in his best finish at Devilís Bowl, followed by Trandel
White and Richard Miller. Shafer suffered a flat late in the race and fell
to seventh. Still he took over second in the points race after Thomas Weeks
fell out after contact on the first lap of the feature. Weeks and Shafer
won
the heat races.

Jones has been fast since taking over the First State Bank of Mesquite /
Performance Auto Supply Nr. 5J a month ago. When the late model feature
started, Jeff McGibboney was the early leader, even though the race stopped
almost immediately after three cars piled up in turn one. Back under green,
McGibboney had his hands full holding off heat winner Keith Darrow and Jones
in a three way battle for the lead. The yellow waved again when Brad
Zimmerman lost his left front wheel. On the fifth lap restart, Jones flew
around the outside of turns one and two to take the lead. He pulled away
slightly but another caution on the ninth lap put everyone on his back
bumper. Darrow got past McGibboney on the restart and stayed even with
Jones. The pair raced hard around the half-mile oval, with Jones out front
to win his first feature. Points leader Ronnie Long got past McGibboney
for
third on the last lap with Jimmy Quick, Jr. finishing fifth. Skip OíNeal
won
the other heat race.

Ruffin has been getting his Nr. 121 USA modified in shape for racing. He
still did not have the right side of the car painted Saturday night. After
winning his heat race and the dash, he stood to claim the Parks Auto Sales
Sweep bonus if he could win the feature. Starting inside the fifth row,
he
got a break when Steve Sickels pulled over right before the green flag.
That
moved the inside row up as the green flag fell. Jay Miller, who also won
his
heat, pulled into the lead and left the battle behind him. Miller pulled
away for a ten car length lead as Ruffin worked up to third. He took second
on a ninth lap restart after the first caution of the race. Two other quick
cautions let Ruffin study Millerís line, and after the second caution, he
dove hard into the first turn to take the lead by sliding up infront of
Miller. Mike Goodson, who won the other heat race, moved past Miller on
the
eleventh lap, but surrendered the position to Tom Lorenz a lap later. Lorenz
lost his chance to pass Ruffin when he slid over the cushion in turn two
on
the 12th lap. Ruffin took the win and the bonus by ten car lengths. Lorenz
was second and Goodson third. Rick McCommas took fourth from Miller on the
last lap. Bobby Malchus won the B main. Lorenz claimed his fourth TimberWolf
hard charger award.

Wilson has led the USA sprint car points race for most of the year, and
Saturdayís victory added to that margin. Bill Harvill took the lead at the
start and pulled away on a clear track. The red flag flew when Justin
Zimmerman flipped in the fourth turn. Second running Ricky Summers and third
place Steven Davis were unable to restart, moving Wilson up to second in
the
Texas Rebuilders / Bubbaís Plumbing Nr. 65. Harvill was fast, giving Wilson
no opportunity to pass as they raced around the track. Wilson made his move
as the 20-lap feature wound down. Pulling even with Harvill a couple times,
Wilson took the lead as the white flag flew. Glenn Stubblefield, Jr. took
second, followed by Bobby Huddleston, Greg Young and Brian Harvill after
Bill Harvill slipped in turn four on the final lap. Bill Harvill and
Zimmerman won the heats. RACE RESULTS - Devilís Bowl Speedway - Saturday,
June 30, 2001 Page 1 of 2

USA SPRINT CARS - First Heat Race: 1. #37, Bill Harvill, Flower Mound,
TX;
2. #25, Steven Davis, Randlett, OK; 3. #39, Bobby Huddleston, Grand Prairie,
TX; 4. #44, Glen Stubblefield, Jr., Seagoville, TX; 5. #5, Jerry Pinckard,
Coppell, TX; 6. #72, Charlie Brown, Greenville, TX; 7. #9, Greg Young,
Wichita Falls, TX; 8. #8H, Rawdy Hull, Kennedale, TX; 9. #2L, Jimmy Goodwin,
Garland, TX

Second Heat Race: 1. #7J, Justin Zimmerman, Rockwall, TX; 2. #31B, Brian
Harvill, Irving, TX; 3. #99, Rick Summers, Mesquite, TX; 4. #65, Skip
Wilson, Garland, TX; 5. #31, Matt Clevenger, Flower Mound, TX; 6. #19, Bob
Ewell, Forney, TX; 7. #R23, Rodney Brown, Wichita Falls, TX; Did not start
-
#9C, Chad Cavett, Rockwall, TX

A FEATURE: 1. #65, Skip Wilson, Garland, TX; 2. #44, Glen Stubblefield,
Jr.,
Seagoville, TX; 3. #39, Bobby Huddleston, Grand Prairie, TX; 4. #9, Greg
Young, Wichita Falls, TX; 5. #31B, Brian Harvill, Irving, TX; 6. #31, Matt
Clevenger, Flower Mound, TX; 7. #37, Bill Harvill, Flower Mound, TX; 8.
#2L,
Jimmy Goodwin, Garland, TX; 9. #72, Charlie Brown, Greenville, TX; 10. #19,
Bob Ewell, Forney, TX; 11. #9C, Chad Cavett, Rockwall, TX; 12. #8H, Rawdy
Hull, Kennedale, TX; 13. #R23, Rodney Brown, Wichita Falls, TX; 14. #99,
Rick Summers, Mesquite, TX; 15. #25, Steven Davis, Randlett, OK; 16. #7J,
Justin Zimmerman, Rockwall, TX; 17. #5, Jerry Pinckard, Coppell, TX

LATE MODELS - First Heat Race: 1. #8, Skip O'Neal, Midlothian, TX; 2. #19,
Jeff McGibboney, Dallas, TX; 3. #12, Mike Jones, Dallas, TX; 4. #77, Stephen
Manning, Rowlett, TX; 5. #55, Ron Lane, Bedford, TX; 6. #28, Ronnie Long,
Dallas, TX; 7. #51, Britt Ables, Wylie, TX

Second Heat Race: 1. #88, Keith Darrow, Mesquite, TX; 2. #11X, Brad
Zimmerman, Mesquite, TX; 3. #21, Steve Trevathan, Forney, TX; 4. #5J, Jeff
Jones, Sachse, TX; 5. #92, Harry Hronas, Sunnyvale, TX; 6. #121, Jimmy
Quick, Jr., Royse City, TX; 7. #2, Darren Ellis, Royse City, TX

A FEATURE: 1. #5J, Jeff Jones, Sachse, TX; 2. #88, Keith Darrow, Mesquite,
TX; 3. #28, Ronnie Long, Dallas, TX; 4. #19, Jeff McGibboney, Dallas, TX;
5.
#121, Jimmy Quick, Jr., Royse City, TX; 6. #2, Darren Ellis, Royse City,
TX;
7. #55, Ron Lane, Bedford, TX; 8. #12, Mike Jones, Dallas, TX; 9. #51, Britt
Ables, Wylie, TX; 10. #8, Skip O'Neal, Midlothian, TX; 11. #11X, Brad
Zimmerman, Mesquite, TX; 12. #92, Harry Hronas, Sunnyvale, TX; 13. #77,
Stephen Manning, Rowlett, TX; 14. #21, Steve Trevathan, Forney, TX

USA MODIFIEDS - First Heat Race: 1. #121, Bobby Ruffin, Crandall, TX; 2.
#79R, Darrell Hathcock, Dallas, TX; 3. #84, Tom Lorenz, Balch Springs, TX;
4. #77, Randy Kirkland, Mesquite, TX; 5. #19J, Jeff Welborn, Princeton,
TX;
6. #00, Dink McCullough, Balch Springs, TX; 7. #5B, Billy Fronterhouse,
Wylie, TX; 8. #88, Clyde Dunn, Jr., Sunnyvale, TX

Second Heat Race: 1. #66, Mike Goodson, Ardmore, OK; 2. #50, Steve Sickles,
Rowlett, TX; 3. #39, Rick McCommas, Balch Springs, TX; 4. #41, Kevin
Rowland, Midlothian, TX; 5. #6L, Jody Mayne, Grand Saline, TX; 6. #86,
Curtis Bankston, Kaufman, TX; 7. #22B, David Booze, Mesquite, TX; 8. #17,
Charles Lasater, Garland, TX

Third Heat Race: 1. #34, Jay Miller, Terrell, TX; 2. #98, Marc Madison,
The
Colony, TX; 3. #20, Ronnie Welborn, Princeton, TX; 4. #50X, Rowdy Starnes,
McKinney, TX; 5. #6P, Jerry Cowart, Mesquite, TX; 6. #19, Richard
McGibboney, Dallas, TX; 7. #18, Frank Rose, Mesquite, TX; 8. #4, Bobby
Malchus, Glenn Heights, TX; 9. #135, Richard Griffin, Anna, TX

Trophy Dash: 1. #121, Bobby Ruffin, Crandall, TX; 2. #34, Jay Miller,
Terrell, TX; 3. #79R, Darrell Hathcock, Dallas, TX; 4. #98, Marc Madison,
The Colony, TX; Did not start - #66, Mike Goodson, Ardmore, OK; Did not
start - #50, Steve Sickles, Rowlett, TX

B Main: 1. #4, Bobby Malchus, Glenn Heights, TX; 2. #19, Richard McGibboney,
Dallas, TX; 3. #88, Clyde Dunn, Jr., Sunnyvale, TX; 4. #5B, Billy
Fronterhouse, Wylie, TX; 5. #22B, David Booze, Mesquite, TX; 6. #18, Frank
Rose, Mesquite, TX; 7. #17, Charles Lasater, Garland, TX; 8. #86, Curtis
Bankston, Kaufman, TX; 9. #00, Dink McCullough, Balch Springs, TX; Did not
start - #135, Richard Griffin, Anna, TX

A FEATURE: 1. #121, Bobby Ruffin, Crandall, TX; 2. #84, Tom Lorenz, Balch
Springs, TX; 3. #66, Mike Goodson, Ardmore, OK; 4. #39, Rick McCommas, Balch
Springs, TX; 5. #34, Jay Miller, Terrell, TX; 6. #50X, Rowdy Starnes,
McKinney, TX; 7. #77, Randy Kirkland, Mesquite, TX; 8. #6L, Jody Mayne,
Grand Saline, TX; 9. #20, Ronnie Welborn, Princeton, TX; 10. #19, Richard
McGibboney, Dallas, TX; 11. #22B, David Booze, Mesquite, TX; 12. #4, Bobby
Malchus, Glenn Heights, TX; 13. #98, Marc Madison, The Colony, TX; 14. #79R,
Darrell Hathcock, Dallas, TX; 15. #88, Clyde Dunn, Jr., Sunnyvale, TX; 16.
#19J, Jeff Welborn, Princeton, TX; 17. #6P, Jerry Cowart, Mesquite, TX;
18.
#5B, Billy Fronterhouse, Wylie, TX; 19. #50, Steve Sickles, Rowlett, TX;
20.
#41, Kevin Rowland, Midlothian, TX

STREET STOCKS - First Heat Race: 1. #84, Frank Shafer, Balch Springs, TX;
2.
#37, Mike Meeks, Jr., Mesquite, TX; 3. #10, Trandel White, Balch Springs,
TX; 4. #7, Chuck Hall, Mesquite, TX; 5. #5, Mark Reedy, Mesquite, TX; 6.
#25, Steve Porter, Mesquite, TX; 7. #29, Tim McManus, Dallas, TX; 8. #159,
Bubba Tawwater, Sachse, TX; 9. #22, Butch Rymers, Mesquite, TX

Second Heat Race: 1. #5X, Thomas Weeks, Quinlan, TX; 2. #34X, Richard
Miller, Terrell, TX; 3. #48, Ricky Wycough, Richardson, TX; 4. #9, Andy
Jones, Mesquite, TX; 5. #00X, Michael Grubbs, Sachse, TX; 6. #39, Pat Walls,
Frisco, TX; 7. #77, Jimmy Luker, Terrell, TX; 8. #38, Mike Walls, Flower
Mound, TX

A FEATURE: 1. #7, Chuck Hall, Mesquite, TX; 2. #29, Tim McManus, Dallas,
TX;
3. #5, Mark Reedy, Mesquite, TX; 4. #10, Trandel White, Balch Springs, TX;
5. #34X, Richard Miller, Terrell, TX; 6. #39, Pat Walls, Frisco, TX; 7.
#84,
Frank Shafer, Balch Springs, TX; 8. #25, Steve Porter, Mesquite, TX; 9.
#00X, Michael Grubbs, Sachse, TX; 10. #48, Ricky Wycough, Richardson, TX;
11. #37, Mike Meeks, Jr., Mesquite, TX; 12. #22, Butch Rymers, Mesquite,
TX;
13. #9, Andy Jones, Mesquite, TX; 14. #38, Mike Walls, Flower Mound, TX;
15.
#77, Jimmy Luker, Terrell, TX; 16. #159, Bubba Tawwater, Sachse, TX; 17.
#5X, Thomas Weeks, Quinlan, TX


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