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posted March 31, 2002 08:21 PM
SUPR and SUMMA Invades Baton Rouge Raceway
March 29, 2002 Sue DuRoy
SUPR late models first heat David Ashley blasted into the lead and led every lap to score the first heat win. Ronnie Adams led every lap of the second heat and scored the win. Kenny Merchant from outside the front row of heat three got the lead in turn one and took it to the checkered. Fourth heat winner was Bill Avant who led every lap. Fifth heat K. I. Davis led from green to checkered to take the win. Marlon Wild took the sixth and final heat win.
First of two last chance races for SUPR late models. Dwight Falcon on the pole. Kennith Crowe into the lead followed by Falcon. Yellow flew when Randy Cook and Chris Herberger piled up in turn four. Second yellow was when Eric Conner spun. On the restart it was Crowe followed by Falcon till Falcon drifted high. Butch Jenkins spun in four and yet another yellow. On the restart it was Crowe, Scott Slay and Falcon till Falcon spun earning a trip to the rear . Slay battled wheel to wheel with Crowe till he took the lead and the win. Keith Craft led the second last chance race, but had his hands full with Tony Surrett in second, but Craft held off Surrett for the win.
First lap of the feature Kevin Watts and Dennis Duncan got together and Duncan spun in the middle of the back straightaway. On the restart Curt Lipsey took the lead. Yellow flew when Tony Surrett and Eric Courville tied up in four. David Ashley took the lead followed by Ronnie Adams and Curt Lipsey. Coming out of four Scott Slay got sideway and turned Keith Craft around and Eric Courville got into them also. Rodney Wing moved into second. Yellow flew when Keith Craft spun. Marlon Wild found the high grove and moved into third. Yellow flew when Rob Litton broke in four. David Ashley and Kenny Merchant battled wheel to wheel for fourth, Ashley took over the position. Merchant fell off the pace and fell back into a whole army of cars and comes to a stop at the end of turn four and brought out the yellow. Fourth place Ashley was smoking. Avant spin brought out another yellow. Yellow flew right after halfway when Kennith Crowe tagged the front wall. While under yellow David Ashley came in the infield with an oil fire under the hood. With five laps to go Rodney Wing moved into second and had a nose under Adams the leader. On the final lap Wing took over the lead and the win followed by Ronnie Adams, Ryan Plaisance, Marlon Wild, Chris Wall, Curt Lipsey, James Ward, John Mitchel, and Scott Slay.
Kent Hollingworth, Garrett Durett, and Danny Hebert took the heat wins for the SUMA modified heat wins.20 car field for the feature with Jerry Cassano on the pole. Cassano pulled into the lead on the start followed by Kent Hollingworth. Joey Laprarie brought out the first yellow with a spin. On the restart it was Cassano with Hollingworth and Garrett Durett side by side for second. Jerry Cassano took the lead and led every lap and took the win followed by Kent Hollingworth, Garrett Duret, John Parker , Shane Hebert, Donnie Hebert, Joel Couvilion, and Scott Holt finished eighth and started dead last in 20th spot and earned the Timberwolf hard charger award. Jim Byrant ninth followed by Davin Bates, Ron Dousay, Joey Laprarie, Bobby Helmer, Todd LaPrairie, Clay Schexnayder, Jeremy Dillard, and Roy Schnebelin.
Don Bolton and Randy Jamison took the heat wins for street stock. Randy Jamison on the pole for the feature he didn't keep the lead long when Gene Brown took over the lead and put several car lengths on the rest of the field. In the final laps the rest of the field closed the 7 car length gap Brown had on them. Brown scored the win followed by Gary Talbert, Robert Ringo came from the rear of the field and battled side by side with Jason Wilks for third. Ringo finished third, Wilks fourth, and fifth Randy Jamison.
Mini stock Scotty Covington on the pole in Black Beauty jumped into the lead and held it till the checkered to score the win. Calvin Tyler took second, Dwayne Everett third followed by Mom Donna Everett fourth , and Larry Clayton fifth. Heat wins were Covington and Tyler.
Pure stock heat winners were Darrell Guy and Bo Garig. Darren Dean took the lead followed by Darrell Guy. Guy took over the lead dropping Dean to second. A tap from Garig sent Dean spinning in four. Garig was black flagged and Dean sent to rear. On the restart Dean made a charge toward the front passing 5 cars on the first lap. Zane Barcelona and Tim Moran battled wheel to wheel for second. Guy got into lap traffic and went on to take the win. Second went to Zane Barcelona, third Jimmy Stephens, fourth Tim Moran and ending fifth after being sent to the rear was Darren Dean.