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posted August 04, 2002 08:33 AM UIN: 16262997
Donald Collins Took Super Stock Win by a Straightaway
Sue DuRoy August 3, 2002 Pike County Speedway
After one try at a start with a pile up bringing out the yellow Donald Collins ran a Ford Chevy drag race with Eddie Kerry till coming off turn two where Collins moved into the lead and never looked back just kept putting more and more distance between him and Kerry. Collins put his Ford in the winners circle by a straightaway over Eddie Kerry who had his hands full with Ted Pearce who was battling for second spot. Kerry was able to hold off Pearce and took second. Pearce third, Joey Humphrey fourth and Johnny Breeland fifth. Only one yellow for Debra. Kerry and Breeland took the heats.
Zane Barcelona took the heat win for pure stock then led every lap of the feature and took the win only by a foot. Ryan Whitehead worked his way up to third then took second from Barrileou. After moving into second Whitehead closed up the gap between him and Barcelona and as they came out of four was under Barcelona, they ran down the front straightaway almost wheel to wheel. Whitehead finished second. Mark Hardwick third, Leonard Barrileou fourth and Chad Bush fifth.
Jimmy Stephens first time out in his new Street stock car took the heat win Todd Rogers took the other heat win. Rogers blasted into the lead followed by Jimmy Stephens and Jason Holland wheel to wheel for second and behind then Robert Ringo and Patrick Cotton wheel to wheel. The front 5 cars are in a tight formation. Yellow flew when Brad McKey died on the front straightaway. On the restart it was Rogers all the way to the checkered for the win. Jason Holland second, Jimmy Stephens third, Patrick Cotton fourth and rounding out the top five was Jamie Hamilton.
Jason Truax took the lead in Novice and went on to score the win. Roger Watson took second, Robert Crotwell third, David Petit fourth and Ronnie Case fifth. Traux and Roger Watson took the heat wins.
Jerry Cassano, Roy Schnebelen and Scott Holt shared heat wins for UMP. On the start Schnebelen jumped into the lead of the 22 car field, with a three way battle behind him for second between Jerry Cassano, Brent Ainsworth and Scott Holt in the middle. Cassano got second and Holt third. Holt got under Cassano and they ran Wheel to wheel, then Collett moved up and he ran wheel to wheel with Holt. Again Holt got under Cassano and they ran wheel to wheel down the front straightaway for second, but Cassano hung on. Schnebelen took the win, Cassano second, Holt third, Collett fourth and Ainsworth fifth.
Wayne Martin and Tony Lawson took the heat wins for late models. Tony Lawson took the early lead in the feature till he drifted high in four and Kevin Watts sailed by for the lead. Tony Lawson tried lap after lap to fight off Ricky Hankins and hang on to second, but finally lost second to Hankins. A spin by Verlon lee brought out the yellow. That closed the large gap between Watts and Hankins. Watts hung on to the lead and took the win followed by Ricky Hankins, Donald Watson took third from Bill Gordon on the last lap. Gordon finished fourth and Tony Lawson fifth.

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