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posted September 16, 2001 12:49 PM
Michael Herrington Took the Win in Cajun Sprinters
Sue DuRoy September 15, 2001 Pike County Speedway
After spending a week infront of the Tv Praying for the victims in New York and the Pentagon. One hundred and thirty some cars including Cajun Sprinters. The stands were full of people wearing red white and blue and burning candles. At half time as the national anthem, God Bless the USA and America the beautiful played tons of red white and blue balloons went up in the infield and fireworks went off for 30 minutes. When Lee Greenwood sang God bless the USA the cheers were so loud I know Osama Ben Laden could hear them half way around the world.
Lane Whittington, Harold Henderson and Michael Herrington all shared heat wins for the sprints. Whittington started on the pole and took the early lead, but Herrington soon ran him down and led every lap after that and took the win. Whittington took second, Harold Henderson third, Sandford moved up to fourth and had his hands full of 95 who finished fifth,Herman Carrier sixth and Glynn LaBlanc seventh.
Larry Riter, Alan Kirkfield, and Chris Hoyt all shared heat wins for late models. Larry Riter brought the 19 car field off four for the start side4 by side with Alan Kirkfield till turn one where Riter took the lead. Riter led every lap and took the win. Eric Courville slipped up and took over second from Kirkfield. In the final laps Sam Patrick moved into third. Alan Kirkfield took fourth and Donald Watson rounded out the top five.
Novice B main Claude Thigpen took the lead off turn two and led every lap to score the win. Joe Carboni moved up into second and was unable to run Thigpen down and had to settle for second. Paul Weber finished third, Womack fourth and Jamie McCaffery fifth.
Novice A main Bill Lee had the lead on the green, but Mike Carter ran him down and took over the lead and went on to get the win followed by Lee, Stephen Polk took third, Ernie Kinkaid fourth, and Tudy Jackson fifth. Heat winners were Bill Lee, Dean Queve, and Mike Carter.
Jimmy Stephens and Shawn Barber took the heat wins for pure stock. Barber took the lead followed by Stephens. Chad Bush and Rusty Cooper got hooked together and went into the guard rail on the back straightaway. On the restart Barber with the lead followed by Billy McDaniel and Jimmy Stephens. Coming off turn two second place McDaniel spun and St3eephens got caught up in it retiring him to the pits. On the restart Barber and Rusty Cooper battled for the lead and behind them Zane Barcelona and Chad Bush battled wheel to wheel. Down the front straightaway Justin Bowman made fireworks on the wall. Shawn Barber took the win after leading every lap. Rusty Cooper took second, Zane Barcelona third, Ryan Whitehead fourth and Chad Bush fifth.
Tommy Cannon and David Simeon shared heat wins fo4r street stock. On the start David Simeon and Tommy Cannon battled for the lead lap after lap til Simeon got it. On the last lap coming for the checkered Simeon got a little crossed up in four and everyone behind him rushed him and they went over the line under the checkered four wide bouncing off each other. Tommy Cannon got the win, Brad McKey second, Jamie Hamilton third, David Simeon fourth and Ricky Price fifth.
Robert Morel and Billy Gordon took the heat wins for Super Stock. Joey Humphreys started from the pole for the feature. Within a few feet after the start he found himself in a three wide battle with Charles Sibley and Billy Gordon. Gordon and Sibley ran lug nut to lug nut for the lead. Robert Morel slipped into second. And then took over the lead. Brain Moran started in last spot and worked his way to second by picking off his competition one by one. Billy Gordon battled lap after lap with Moran side by side first Gordon would take second then Moran would get it back. Morel took the win in his Chevy Camero with his Dennis Knight Power house under the hood. Gordon second. And the man who started last finished third Bryan Moran. Joey Humphreys fourth and fifth Donald Collins.
24 Ump ran three heats , winners were Mark Herbert, JasonTaylor, and Bobby Helmer. On the start Herbert on the pole moved over almost putting Taylor into the wall. Taylor got into the lead and then in turn three got a thump in the back from Herbert but he saved it till four when another thump from Herbert did him in and he spun. Both drivers were placed back in there positions on the restart. On the start Hollingsworth worked on Herbert till he finally took second from him. Jason Taylor in the only Ford out of 24 UMP's led from green to checkered to score the win. Gregg Hollingsworth took second, Mark Herbert third, Greg Freeman fourth and Chad Williams made a charge back to the front after going to the rear and finished fifth.