By Cody Heacox
Week 14 has come and gone, as drivers, fans, and crews all paid tribute to KJ Stimpson who sadly passed away. We got to see some great action, along with several drivers picking up their first win of the season, an emotional win for a son who paid tribute to his late father and last but not least they got to witness a legend going out in style.
Let’s start things off with the Street Stock, as Bryan Sykes and Amber Lynn would start on the front row but an early spin for Amber Lynn would add to the string of bad luck that she has had here lately, as Brian Wall would get collected and put an end to his chances. Bryan Sykes would lead from flag to flag to go on and pick up his first career Street Stock win! Spencer Martin would come home Second, Donnie Martin Third, Jac Creed Fourth and Fifth Jeremy Warren.
Time for some Modified action, As Lee Jeffreys would start on the pole with Burt Myers starting second. While these last few months have been rough for everyone in Jeffreys family and on the team, they were looking to find some luck. As Lee would pull away from Burt and go on to win his first race of the season and put the iconic 75 car driven by his father Robert Jeffreys back in victory lane. Burt Myers second, Jason Myers third, John Smith fourth, and Brandon Ward fifth.
Next up would be the Color’s Edge 100 for Sportsman as John Holleman would be your pole sitter, as Tommy Neal would start second. Holleman would dominate this race by leading over 90 plus laps until a late caution would come out and bunch the field back up. While Michael Adams would make an aggressive move to get the lead and go on to pick up his fourth win of the season. Derek Stoltz Second, John Holleman would bring it home third, Kyle Southern fourth and fifth Tommy Neal.
As it’s time for your second Modified race, after the Madhouse Scramble Mike Norman would start on the pole and Junior Miller would start second, while Miller would grab the lead from Norman after playing mind games with Norman for a little bit, he would go on to pick up his 74th career win and what could be his last career win as he would mention the “R” word in his victory speech “I thank the good lord for blessing me with another win. Thank him for good health over here for 43 years. My career’s ending. Anybody wants to buy a good race car, here it is.” If this really was his last race, it was definitely a great way to put an end to a legendary career. Joe Ryan Osborne would finish second, Brody Jones third, James Civali fourth and Bobby Measmer Jr fifth.
Chuck Wall and K.C. Myers would go on to win the Stadium Stock races.