Knox picks up first Crossville win

Crossville, TN (June 2nd) Ė The racing action was fast and furious again on Saturday night. With cooler temperatures out, it made ideal weather for sling-em sideways dirt track action.

In Late Model qualifying it was #34 Ruben Mayfield setting fast time, with a lap of 14.03. Heat race #1 was won by #25 Lynn Selby, followed by #4X Joe Cline in second, and #49 Jeff Walker rounded out the top three. The second heat race saw #77 Perry Delaney take the win, followed by #58 Kenny Cobble in second, and #75 Shannon Elrod rounding out the top three. The Hoosier Fast Car Dash had #5M Scott Shelton take the win, followed by #84 Buddy Knox in second, and #8 Trent Mulliax rounding out the top three.

The 30-lap feature started with Knox taking the lead, with Shelton, and #122 Mike Weeks in third. On lap 12 #5J Jesse Lowe got by Mullinax for fourth. Weeks began pressuring Shelton for second on lap 15. Lap 24, Walker went up in smoke while running in fifth. Weeks got by Shelton for second on lap 25. On the same lap, Lowe got by Shelton for third. Knox drove an excellent race to pick up his first career feature win at Crossville Raceway. Weeks would finish second, Lowe was third, Shelton fourth, and Elrod rounded out the top five.

In Street Stock action, it was #11 Raymond Sheppard winning the heat race. In the feature Sheppard jumped out to lead with #28 Adam Engle in second. On lap 5, Sheppard began experiencing problems. He slowed on the track, handing the lead over to Engle. On the restart Sheppard got by #94 Kevin Burchfield for second. Engle led the remaining laps to pick up his first feature at Crossville. Sheppard was second and Burchfield finished third.

Excitement and the unexpected is the norm for the Front Runner class and this week didnít disappoint. The heat races were won by #16R Robert Stone and #J27 JD Rector. Stone powered into the lead at the start, followed by #N90 Nick Adams and Rector in third. On lap 3, #A93 Nathan Adams moved into fifth. On lap 5, Nathan Adams took over fourth ahead of #57 Stephen Conley. Lap 8 saw Nathan Adams get by Nick Adams for third. Stephen Conley would get by Nick Adams for fourth on lap 12. On lap 14, Stone began losing fluid on the track, sending him into the pits. This gave Rector the lead with Nathan Adams in second. On the same lap, Stephen Conley got by Nathan Adams for second. Nathan Adams got back by Stephen Conley for second on lap 16. On the same lap, Nick Adams and #3 Matthew Sullivan got by Stephen Conley for third and fourth. Nathan Adams passed Rector for the lead on lap 17. Adams would hold onto the top spot, as he took the checkered flag for the apparent win. BUT, Rector protested Nathan Adams immediately following the race. Nathan Adams refused to be tore down, thus turning over the race win to Rector. Nick Adams finished second, Sullivan was third, Stephen Conley finished in fourth, and Stone rounded out the top five.

The Mini Stock class saw a decent amount of cars, and in the heat races it was #25 Todd Spivey and #34 Dustin Benton taking the wins. Spivey took the lead at the start of the 20-lap feature. Benton was running in second and #0 Paul Ramsey in third. On lap 10, Paul Ramsey began pressuring Benton for second. Lap 16 saw Paul Ramsey get by Benton for second. Spivey went on to lead the remaining laps, with Paul Ramsey finishing in second, Benton was third, #15 Tony Lewis fourth, and #01 Ricky Ramsey rounding out the top five.

#4 Kane Pelfrey won his 5th feature of the year in the Jr. Hornet class. #K46 Kenzie Kirkland was second, #17 Carlie Mullinax third, and #A198 Kelly Morton finished in fourth.

Crossville Raceway will be in action on Tuesday night, June 5th. The Late Models and the Front Runners will be in action, along with a special appearance by the Open Wheel Modifieds class. For more information check on the website at www.crossvilleraceway.net

Schools Out For Summer Results

Late Models: 1. #84 Buddy Knox 2. #122 Mike Weeks 3. #5J Jesse Lowe 4. #5M Scott Shelton 5. #75 Shannon Elrod 6. #77 Perry Delaney 7. #7 Scott Evans 8. #49 Jeff Walker 9. #8 Trent Mullinax 10. #4X Joe Cline 11. #34 Ruben Mayfield 12. #6X Bruce Davenport 13.#25 Lynn Selby 14.#58 Kenny Cobble 15. #34 Nick Davis (DNS) #J1 Johnny Phillips (DNS) #G7 Marty Goodman

Street Stocks: 1. #28 Adam Engle 2. #11 Raymond Sheppard 3. #94 Kevin Burchfield (DNS) #55 Duke Lowe

Front Runners: 1. #J27 JD Rector 2. #N90 Nick Adams 3. #3 Matthew Sullivan 4. #57 Stephen Conley 5. #16R Robert Stone 6. #157 Michael Conley 7. #L92 Lucas Presley (DQ) #A93 Nathan Adams

Mini Stock: 1. #25 Todd Spivey 2. #0 Paul Ramsey 3. #34 Dustin Benton 4. #15 Tony Lewis 5. #01 Ricky Ramsey 6. #2 Jeffery York 7. #41 Justin Strong 8. #1 Chopper Rite

Junior Hornets: 1. #4 Kane Pelfrey 2. #K46 Kenzie Kirkland 3. #17 Carlie Mullinax 4. #A198 Kelly Morton