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posted May 04, 2002 10:21 AM
Suma, SUPR sprinters, and Late Models
May 3, 2002 Sue DuRoy Baton Rouge Raceway
Robert Ringo and Gene Brown took the heat wins for street stock. Ringo led every lap of the feature and scored the win. John Griffin tried several times to get a nose under Ringo for the lead, but Ringo held him off and Griffin had to settle for second. Jarred Fremin took third and Fourth went to Justin Bowman who had been running second till he did a 360 on the front straightaway and got back underway without a yellow.
Jerry Cassano, Chad Williams and Roy Schneblen shared the SUMA heat wins. Darron Carroll took the last chance race. Jerry Cassano front outside the front row blasted into the lead. First yellow flew with a 5 car pile up in turn two. Roy Schnebelen worked his way to second but just couldn't catch Jerry Cassano. Cassano scored the SUMA win followed by Schnebelen, Shane Hebert took third, Joel Couvillion fourth, rounding out the top five was Chris Cassano.
Tracy Talbert took her heat win by running a flawless race. Zane Barcelona took the other heat win. On the start it was Talbert followed by Barcelona, but on the back straightaway Barcelona got under Talbert and they ran wheel to wheel till Barcelona took the lead. In turn two while running second Talbert spun. Bo Garig moved to second then got under the leader and beat Barcelona by about 6 inches. Barcelona second, Tim Moran third 7 fourth and fifth Melvin Beucker.
Harold Henderson and Butch David took the SUPR Sprinters heat wins. David led every lap and took the win. David Kuntz caught the edge of the back wall and flipped end over end. Two laps later in turn four Terry Virden lost it and Michael Herrington went over the top of Virden. Glynn LaBlanc worked through the field and finished second behind David. Darrell Hyde took third, Harold Henderson fourth and Cary Farmer fifth.
Mini Stock heats went to Scotty Covington and Larry Clayton. Clayton led every lap and took the win over Covington, and Tom Dancy finished a strong third.
Dwight Falcon and David Ashley took the heat wins for late models. On the start it was a three wide battle between Jerry Bevis, David Ashley and Dwight Falcon , Bevis won the drag race to turn two and moved in the lead and went on to score the win in the family owned sponsored by Ray and Wanda Bevis, Marlie's Embroidery, Amsoil, Kuntz Powered Chevy. David Ashley took second, Dwight Falcon third, Sam Patrick fourth,and Phil Cooper fifth.