After last weeks rain out, race fans finally got to see cars on the track as the 71st season of racing at the Madhouse began. I’m certain that many of the drivers woke up with a good old “Bowman Gray Hangover” as assistant flag man Jeff Bunton would say as last night was action packed. From Primetime making a late race pass for the lead and holding off a former champion, to a upset winner who was able to hold on to win his first Hayes Jewelers 200, to two former winners winning in their own divisions and a driver was in the right place at the right time in a race shortened event.
Tiger Tommy Neal would kick off the season drawing the pole with Zack Ore alongside of him, and lead for several laps until Boo Boo Dalton would try to take the lead but would get turned around causing a big pile up. John Holleman IV would grab the lead from Michael Adams on the restart. While Holleman would lead for a handful of laps until Derek Stoltz would take the lead and go on to lead the last 15 laps. Tommy Neal second, Justin Taylor third, Kevin Neal fourth and fifth Kyle Southern.
Next up was the Hayes Jewelers 200 as Tim Brown and Burt Myers would start on the front row. While Brown and Myers would battle for the lead a handful of laps until both drivers would get tangled up with James Civali in two separate occasions causing both Myers and Brown to go to the back in hopes of making their way back up front. Civali and Jonathan Brown would run up front until they would go three wide with Brian Loftin and make contact, ending both Civali and Brown’s chances to win putting Loftin up front and going on to win his first Hayes Jewelers 200. Tim Brown would come back to finish running up, Chris Fleming third, Lee Jeffreys fourth and fifth Randy Butner.
Jeremy Warren and Bryan Sykes would start on the front row for the Street Stock race. As Bryan Sykes would lead majority of the race until he would get passed by Jeremy Warren. Warren would get spun as teammate Bryan Sykes would make contact and collecting Donnie Martin ending the night as the race was called due to an 11:30 curfew. Gerald Robinson Jr would be in the right place at the right time and pick up the win! Billy Gregg second, David Creed third, Jac Creed fourth and Jeremy Warren fifth.
Grayson Keaton and Stephen Sanders would win in both Stadium Stock races.
COME OUT NEXT WEEKEND AND FIND OUT WHY THEY CALL IT THE MADHOUSE! As it will be the Kevin Powell Motorsports 100, plus racing from the other three divisions including the first Chain race of the season sponsored by 109 U Pull It.
RACE RESULTS: APRIL 27
BRAD’S GOLF CARS MODIFIED SERIES:
Hayes Jewelers 200
MCDOWELL HEATING & AIR SPORTSMAN SERIES
LAW OFFICES OF JOHN BARROW STREET STOCK SERIES
|1||69||Gerald Robinson Jr|
Q104.1 STADIUM STOCK SERIES
|8||76||Billy Cameron Jr|
Q104.1 STADIUM STOCK SERIES
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