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posted March 24, 2002 10:29 AM
Knight and Sheridan waged a 20 lap Ford/Chevy Battle for the Late Model Feature.
Sue DuRoy March 23, 2002 Pike County Speedway
100 race cars, 12 heats, 6 features and done by 10:00. Charles Womack and Bill Muat took the novice heat wins. Charles Womack started from the pole, took the lead on the green and led every lap to score the win. Harold Rogers took second, Joel Brown third, Bill Muat fourth, Lefty Cockran fifth.
Billy Collette and Davin Bates took the heat wins in UMP. Bates took the early lead followed by Collette. On a restart after two spinners, third place Randy Leonard wheel hopped on second place Billy Collette and tore Collette up enough to retire him to the pits. Leonard earned a trip to the rear for the restart. Bates led the field followed by Roy Schnebelin. Schnebelin tried lap after lap to get the lead form Bates, but had to settle for second behind the winner Bates. Third Greg Freeman, fourth Glendale Shoemake, and fifth went to Randy Leonard.
Pure stock on the drop of the green they ran three wide for the lead, Darren Dean, Justin Bowman, and Walter Perry. Perry got the lead and led every lap and took the win, but was Dqed for vacuum. That gave second place Darren dean the win followed by Leonard Barrilleaux, Robert Petit, and
Mark Hardwick. Bowman and Perry took heat wins.
Tyrone Taylor earned the pole when he won a heat in street stock. Todd Rogers the other heat winner took the lead from Taylor and led the rest of the race and took the win. Matthew Simeon moved into second, Carl Bourgeois finished third, Brad McKey finished fourth and fifth went to Tyrone Taylor.
Super Stock heat winners were Rusty Cooper and Jim Yelverton. Yelverton took the lead on the start followed by Michael Ladner. Cooper had to start 6th because he won last week. When they had 2 laps to go Jim Yelverton, Mike Ladner and Rusty Cooper the Gulfport/Saucer Mafia were the top three spots. On the last lap in four Cooper was under Ladner trying to take second when a lap car Tim Thornton spun infront of them ,Cooper hit him while at full throttle tearing both cars up. Yelverton also got caught in it and Ladner went by for the win. Jim Yelverton managed to finish second, Billy Joe Gordon third, Eddie Kerry fourth and Johnny Breeland fifth. When the cars were pumped Ladner and Jim Yelverton were legal.
David Knight and Rodney Sheridan started the Ford/ Chevy battle when they won the late model heats and sat side by side on the front row. Knight took the lead, but from that point on it was Sheridan and Knight wheel to wheel for the lead lap after lap. First Sheridan by and inch then Knight by an inch. Knight took the win followed by Sheridan. Kevin Watts took third form Curt Lipsey and finished third. Lipsey finished fourth and fifth Tony Lawson.