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posted January 07, 2002 01:00 PM UIN: 16262997
Witt, Turner, Martin top Point Chasers features at Abilene
ABILENE, Texas (Jan. 6) - The drivers leading the point standings in the first annual Point Chasers' Challenge at Abilene Speedway are Henry Witt Jr., Jeff Turner and Paul Martin.
Witt won Sunday's I.M.C.A. Sunoco Modified feature, while Turner took top honors in the I.M.C.A. Sunoco Stock Car main and Martin topped the I.M.C.A. Hobby Stock field with a late-race pass.
The four-time defending Dirt Works South Central Region champion, Witt started on the outside of row one and led the series, and Abilene season opener, from start to finish.
Bob Sikes was second and 2001 track champ Vince Ogle was third. Rounding out the top five were Tim Clonch and David Elliott.
The victory was his second of the weekend and the 113th of Witt's career. He's now 11th on the all-time wins list for the division.
Among the casualties of a last-lap tangle was David Trauernicht, who had worked his way into the top five after starting in the middle of the pack.
Turner won the Stock Car main ahead of pole starter Duain Pritchett, Mike Greer, Robert Ferron and Sam Hodges.
Martin took the lead on the final circuit to score his first career I.M.C.A. Hobby Stock victory. Mitch Calvert was sec-ond, with Jeffrey Cox, Everett Keel and John L. Jackson completing the top five.
Delayed a week by cold weather, the four-date Point Chasers' Challenge continues next Sunday, Jan. 13.
Feature Results
Modifieds - 1. Henry Witt Jr.; 2. Bob Sikes; 3. Vince Ogle; 4. Tim Clonch; 5. David Elliott; 6. David McKay; 7. Dan Day; 8. Casey McAllister; 9. Doug Hibbard; 10. Mark Patterson; 11. Todd Pullen; 12. Dan Johnson; 13. Ken Couch; 14. Jim Fletcher; 15. Mike Hathcock; 16. Brian Canady; 17. Robert Byrom; 18. Bo Newton; 19. David Trauernicht; 20. Shane Priddy; 21. Dulane Colcleasure; 22. Larry Davis.
Stock Cars - 1. Jeff Turner; 2. Duain Pritchett; 3. Mike Greer; 4. Robert Ferron; 5. Sam Hodges; 6. Tom Earl III; 7. Earl Pippin; 8. Daniel S. Davis; 9. Gary Miller; 10. Mark Gray; 11. Charles Brewer; 12. John Armstrong; 13. Levi Ely; 14. Truman Davis; 15. J.W. Johnson; 16. Charlie Wilson.
Hobby Stocks - 1. Paul Martin; 2. Mitch Calvert; 3. Jeffrey Cox; 4. Everett Keel; 5. John L. Jackson; 6. Rusty Sug-ardew; 7. Mary Hogue; 8. Todd Bartlett.

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