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posted August 03, 2002 08:48 AM UIN: 16262997
Robert Ringo back in the Winners Circle Again
Sue DuRoy August 2, 2002 Baton Rouge Raceway
Jamie McClendon and Don Bolton took the heat wins for streets stock.
McClendon took the lead on the start of the feature. McClendon drifted high allowing Robert Ringo and Don Bolton to slip by side by side for the lead. Turn two Ringo got the lead, but in turn four second place Bolton got a nose under Ringo and tapped his quarter panel but spun himself collecting Eric McCallister, Shannon Graham and John Griffin.
Ringo held off McClendon and went on to score the win. McClendon second, John Griffin third, Brougham fourth and Shannon Graham fifth.
Darron Carroll, Jerry Cassano and Conrad Cupit all took UMP heat wins. Carroll took the lead on the start. Cassano fell back to fifth. Carroll spun in turn four. Roy Schenebelen took over the lead and went on to score the win. Scott Holt worked his way from 15th to second and won the Timberwolf hard charger award, Doyle Bratton took third, Cassano fifth, and Conrad Cupit finished fifth.
It was Mark Hardwicks night, he won the pure stock heat and feature. Hardwick led every lap of the feature with Zane Barcelona trying high and low to pass for the lead. But was not successful. Hardwick held Barcelona off and then found himself with Bo Garig beside him under the white flag . On the last lap Hardwick took the win while Garig sat on the back straightaway. Barcelona took second, Tim Moran third, and Troy Dean fourth.
Mini Stock feature the heat winner Dwayne Everett had the early lead then spun on his own in turn two . Larry Clayton took over as leader. Clayton led the rest of the race and scored the win followed by Dwayne Everett, Daniel Jessup, Scott Adams and Donna Everett.
Kevin Watts and Bill Gordon took the late model heat wins. After three attempts at a start in the feature and a lot of town up sheet metal they finally got under way with Kevin Watts in the lead. Watts led every lap and took the win. Jimmy Nolan finished second, Jerry Bevis third, Randy Blanchard fourth and Donald Watson rounded out the top five.
Cruiser car feature winners were Stephen Farrihill and Allen Johnson.

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