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posted June 23, 2002 09:08 AM
David Knight and Donald Collins put their Fords in Victory Lane
Sue DuRoy June 22, 2002 Pike County Speedway
Jamie Hamilton and Matthew Simeon shared the heat wins for Street Stock. As the green flag waved for the start of the street stock feature Robert Ringo took the lead followed by a side by side battle with Don Bolton and Matthew Simeon. Yellow flew when Randy Jamison spun in two. On the restart Simeon got under Ringo and took over the lead. Second yellow flew when Michael Barfield spun in two. On the restart they piled up on the back straightaway, Jamie Hamilton in the guard rail with fuel pouring onto the track,.Don Bolton and Brad McKey were also involved. McKey had a broke axel and Bolton was able to continue racing. On the restart Todd Rogers slowed way down and fell back through the field of cars. Don Bolton passed Ringo for second then Simeon for the lead. Bolton took the win followed by Simeon, Ringo, Michael Barfield, and Tommy Cannon.
On the start of the pure stock feature Randy Brownell had the lead till Jimmy Stephens got under him and took the lead over. Second place Brownell lost it infront of a whole army of cars. Jeff Glass broke and axel and lost a wheel. Terry Cooper got tore up also. On the restart it was Stephens followed by a three wide battle for second between Justin Bowman, Fred Hastings and Leonard Barrileou. Bowman moved into second then as they where coming for the checkered Bowman pulled beside the leader Stephens and was 12 inches from taking the lead away. Stephens took the win, Bowman second, Randy Brownell third, Leonard Barrilleaux fourth and Tudy Jackson fifth. Ryan Whitehead and Jimmy Stephens took the heat wins.
Davin Bates and Billy Collett took the UMP heat wins. On the start of the feature it was Davin Bates followed by Robbie Starnes. After 2 bad start the third start was single file, Collett, Bates Bobby Helmer and Robbie Starnes. Bates got loose in turn four and Helmer moved into second. Jason Taylor pulled into the infield with a broken drive shaft.
Collett went on to score another win at Pike County. Bobby Helmer took second, Jeff Martello took over third form Starnes on the last lap. Starnes fourth and Daniel Boyd fifth.
On the start of the novice Joe Carboni took the lead followed by the heat winner Jacob Brumsfield. Coming off turn four Carboni started to loose it and Brumdfield hit him as he was going. Carboni went in the air and flipped. On the restart Brumsfield had the lead till Ernie Kinkaid took the lead from him. The one that was flying was Tracy Talbert, she started in the rear and picked off her competition one by one till she reached second. Then she took the lead from Kinkaid infront of an audience on their feet and scream for her. As they crossed the line Kinkaid had got under her and beat her under the flag stand by inches,Tracy finished second, Brumsfield third, and Claude Thigpen fourth.
Donald Collins and Billy Gordon took the super stock heat wins. On the start of the feature Collins had the lead. Joey Chaissen took over the lead, but nor for long and Collins got that Ford Power plant working and took over the lead then put some distance between him and the rest of the field. Collins went on to score the win. Chaissen took second, Billy Jo Gordon third, Danny Oberwortman fourth and Tim Thornton fifth.
Chris Hoyt and David Knight shared the Late Model heat wins. Hoyt took the lead but lost it in turn four. On the restart David Knight's Ford powered Late Model blasted into the lead and never looked back. Tony Lawson moved into second and tried high and low to get Knight but couldn't. Knight took the win, Lawson second, Verlon lee third, Seavy Clemons fourth and rounding out the top five was Jerry Simpson.