Wild finishes highlight holiday race weekend

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 6, 2005

Shelby County Speedway’s holiday race weekend ended Sunday night with a few surprising finishes. Fans were thrilled to see Ronnie Revis take the Thunder and Lightning win after a smart move coming out of turn four on the last lap.

The Hobby division was the first class featured of the night with Billy Smith (No. 88) on the pole. The race featured several cautions including an incident in the third lap when Don Thompson (No. 29) went off the backstretch. Bob Sapp (No. 18) proved he knew his way around the track after starting 11th and making his way to fifth midway through the race. The race ended with cars scrambling across the finish line coming out of turn four. Smith managed to keep the lead with Gary Ingram (No. 17) and Michael Edwards (No. 57) behind him.

Mark Price (No. 02) started first in the Pure Stock division with David Davis (No. 00) outside of him. Davis ran close behind Price but couldn’t get around him for the win. Price went on to win the race with Davis in second and Larry Hatchett (No. 01) in third. Price is currently fourth in point standings.

Jeremy Wells (No. 81) led the Pure Pony division to the starting line but wouldn’t stay there long. Only a few laps into the race, Wells got loose coming out of turn four and was shuffled to third place. Frank Johnson (No. 70) took the lead on lap four and kept his position for the finish. Bobby Kendrick (No. 7) finished second behind Johnson, and Steven Foster (No. 1) finished third.

Thunder and Lightning was the next class featured with Donald Ingram (No. 16) starting on the pole. Shortly after the green flag dropped, Ingram began having problems with his car. Johnny Dawson (No. 42) took the lead and Sandy Dawson (No. 88) moved to second. The Dawson brothers ran side by side battling for the lead. Ronnie Revis (No. 4) kept his car in the top three and was in for a surprise on the last lap. Coming out of turn four, the Dawson brothers tied up leaving Revis an open path for the win. Revis celebrated his first win in the No. 4 car.

William Adams (No. 12) was the only driver in the Hogg class to keep a stable position throughout the race. Adams led the entire event while Gary Woods (No. 77) and Terry Fowler (No. 02) managed to stay out of trouble and advance into second and third by the end of the race. Due to post-race inspection problems, Adams and Woods were disqualified, leaving Fowler with the points and pay for first.

The Modified Pony division wrapped up the feature events for the night. Don Moncrief (No. 88) started on the pole with Eddie Pickett (No. 44) outside of him.

Moncrief started losing speed in the first laps of the race, and Pickett moved into first. Benny Pickett (No. 4) was running second behind Eddie Pickett until Jerry Lopez (No. 28) stole the position on lap seven. Eddie Pickett went on to win the race with Lopez in second and Benny Pickett in third.

Racing continues next Saturday, July 9 at Shelby County Speedway with the results of the mid-season points championship.

For more information about Shelby County Speedway check out www.shelbycountyspeedway.net or contact Ed Davis at 966-3906 or Lisa Brasher at 966-0266