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posted April 27, 2002 08:35 PM UIN: 16262997
Ashley, Bevis and Watson Three Wide for the Lead
Sue DuRoy April 26, 2002 Baton Rouge Raceway
John Griffin took the heat and feature win for street stock. Griffin led every lap of the feature and took the checkered followed by Robert Ringo and Gene Brown.
First time ever in a race car J.D.Kirby shared a heat win with Bo Garig. Kirby was the early leader in the feature till Zane Barcelona move up from fourth and took over the lead. Tracy Talbert was running fourth when she looped it in turn two. Troy Dean and Melvin Buecker got together on the back straightaway. Beucker went on while Dean stayed in the infield. Last lap on the back straightaway Buecker go into Talbert and she broke an axel and lost a wheel. Zane Barcelona scored the win by 10 car lengths. Tim Moran, Bo Garig, JD Kirby and James Harold rounded out the top five.
Scotty Covington and Larry Clayton shared the mini stock heat wins. Black Beauty Covington on the pole for the start of the feature, but it was Larry Clayton from outside the front from that blasted into the lead and led every lap and took the win followed by Scotty Covington second, Jeremy Dubia third, Henry Schlindwein fourth, and Alan King fifth.
Jeff Martello and Darron Carroll shared heat wins for Modified. Carroll on the pole in turn two spun. On the complete restart 2x2 Jeff Martello from the pole set the pace coming off four for the restart but it was Jerry Cassano from outside the front row that moved into the lead. Martello with a wheel bearing going out and sparks flying got out of shape in four and Billy Collett sailed by for second spot. Roy Schnebelen and Bobby Semple got together in four causing a yellow. Martello with the bearing going out went in the pits. Collett chased Cassano the whole race then in four Collett got under Cassano and they touched and Collett spun collecting Mark Chamel. Cassano went on to take the win followed by Shane Hebert, Curtis Vicknair, Clay Schexnayder, and Mark Chamel.
Jerry Bevis and Randy Cook took the heat wins in late models. Jerry Bevis, Donald Watson and David Ashley ran three side for the lead. Bevis got the lead. Yellow flew when Jason Polite made contact with Butch Jenkins and Jenkins went into the front wall. On the restart Ashley blasted past Bevis. Bevis and Watson battled side by side for second lap after lap. Watson had his car working up high and Bevis down low. Second yellow flew when Polite spun in two. Ashley went on to score the win. Watson and Bevis came over the line side by side with Bevis getting second by inches. Watson third. Dwight Falcon fourth and Randy Blanchard fifth.

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