Weaver gets home town win

Crossville, TN (July 7th) – Saturday brought somewhat cooler weather but the racing action was hot, hot, hot at the track.

In the Late Model division, 24 drivers signed in for an action packed night. In qualifying, it was #77 Perry Delaney setting fast time with a season low lap of 13.12 around the historical 1/3 mile clay oval. #10 Chris Wilson was second quick with a lap of 13.14. The third quick qualifier was #4X Joe Cline with a 12.24 lap, #16 Randy Weaver was fourth at 13.36, and #5J Jesse Lowe was the fifth fast qualifier with a lap of 13.47. After qualifying, Delaney rolled a 6, meaning the entire 6-car Hoosier Dash would be inverted. In the Hoosier Late Model Dash, it was #84 Buddy Knox taking the win, with Lowe finishing in second, and Weaver was third. The first Late Model heat race, #77 Robby Reagan took the win, followed by #5M Scott Shelton in second and #76 Lynn Selby was third. The second Late Model heat race, #00 Ruben Mayfield grabbed the win, followed by #31 Kenny Cobble in second and #12 Mark Hayden in third. In the Late Model Last Chance race, with the top two cars moving on to the feature, #R14 Rickey Lewis was the winner and #99 Dustin Golden finishing in second.

The 30-lap feature started with Knox moving into the lead, followed by Weaver, Wilson, Lowe, and Cline. On lap 4, Wilson got by Weaver for second. On lap 10, Weaver returned the favor by getting by Wilson for second. Lap 14 had Cline get by Lowe for fourth. Weaver would power by Knox for the lead on lap 18. Wilson scooted by Knox for second on lap 24. Cline got by Knox for third on lap 25. Business picked up in the front, as Wilson started putting pressure on Weaver. Weaver, running the high side of the track held off Wilson and took the win. Wilson was second, Cline was third, Knox fourth, and Lowe rounded out the top five. Finishing six through tenth was Reagan, Shelton, Delaney, Cobble, and #48 Andy Picklesimer.

In Street Stock action it was #48 Reagan Williams winning the heat race. The 20-lap feature started with Williams powering into the lead. Williams led until lap 3, when something on his ride broke and he turned right toward the turn two outside wall. Williams the turned left and come back down the track into traffic. Williams then clipped #9 John Ross resulting in Ross rolling over his car violently two to three times before finally coming to a stop on its top. After a few minutes, Ross emerged from his car unhurt. The race restarted with #84 Jason Savage at the point. Savage would lead the remaining 7 laps to win the time shortened race. This was Savage’s 6th win of the year at the track. #23 Clint Carter was second, #83 Jeff Savage finished third, #K37 Dwayne Hutcheson fourth, and #4 Shane Hancock rounded out the top five.

#46 Cody Rector and #92 Nick Adams won the heat races in the Front Runner class. Rector grabbed the lead at the start of the 20-lap feature, followed by Adams and #57 Stephen Conley. Adams put pressure on Rector from the beginning. On lap 4, #L92 Lucas Presley moved by Conley for third. Lap 13 saw Presley get by Adams for second. Immediately, Presley began putting a great amount of pressure on Rector. On lap 14 #A93 Nathan Adams slipped by Conley for fourth. Rector and Presley was putting on one heck of a race up front, as they were racing side by side around the whole track. Rector held off Presley, picking up his second win in a row. Presley finished a close second, Nick Adams was third, Nathan Adams finished fourth, and #7 Daniel Sizemore rounded out the top five.

The Mini Stock class saw #0 Paul Ramsey take the heat race win. Ramsey grabbed the lead at the start of the 20-lap feature, followed by #73 Dustin Halbrooks in second and #92 Jason Qualls was third. On lap 9, Halbrooks took over the lead from Ramsey. One lap later Qualls would get by Ramsey for second. Then on lap 11, Halbrooks spun while leading which brought out the caution and Halbrooks was sent to the rear of the field. This gave the lead to Qualls, who lead the remaining 9 laps for his 5th win of the year. Halbrook made his back to the front to finish second, Ramsey was third, #15 Tony Lewis to home fourth, and #34 Dustin Benton rounded out the top five.

In the Jr. Hornet Class, #A198 Kelly Morton picked up her fourth feature win of the year. #17 Carlie Mullinax was second, #K46 Kenzie Kirkland third, and #01 Kane Pelfrey finished in fourth. Morton also won the heat race.

#20 Mike Selby swept the nights events in the A-Hobby class, by winning the heat race and the 15-lap feature race. #04 Dean Travis was a distant second, #28 Jeff Cotterman was third, and #1 Joey Whittenburg wound up fourth.

Next week Crossville Raceway will have a full racing program along with the Powder Puff race. Check out the website at crossvilleraceway.net for more details.

Late Models: 1. #16 Randy Weaver 2. #10 Chris Wilson 3. #4X Joe Cline 4. #84 Buddy Knox 5. #5J Jesse Lowe 6. #77 Robby Reagan 7. #5M Scott Shelton 8. #77 Perry Delaney 9. #31 Kenny Cobble 10. #48 Andy Picklesimer 11. #45 Doug Smith 12. #76 Lynn Selby 13. #14 Weston Gantte 14. #34 Freddie Simpson 15. #99 Dustin Golden 16. #00 Ruben Mayfield 17. #5C Troy Davenport 18. #12 Mark Hayden 19. #14R Ricky Lewis 20. #1 Trent Mullinax (DNS) #17J Creed Jackson (DNS) #07 Russell Rogers (DNS) # 33 Stephen King (DNS) #1 Cody Brun

Street Stocks: 1. #84 Jason Savage 2. #23 Clint Carter 3. #83 Jeff Savage 4. #K37 Dwayne Hutcheson 5. #4 Shane Hancock 6. #9 John Ross 7. #12 Derrik Diden 8. #48 Reagan Williams

Front Runners: 1. #46 Cody Rector 2. #L92 Lucas Presley 3. #92 Nick Adams 4. #A93 Nathan Adams 5. #7 Daniel Sizemore 6. #57 Stephen Conley 7. # 7 Brian Larson 8. #3 Matthew Sullivan 9. #717 Amelia McClain

Mini Stocks: 1. #92 Jason Qualls 2. #73 Dustin Halbrooks 3. #0 Paul Ramsey 4. #15 Tony Lewis 5. #34 Dustin Benton 6. #3 Justin Farless 7. #29 Paul Ramsey Jr.

Junior Hornets: 1. #A198 Kelly Morton 2. #17 Carlie Mullinax 3. #K46 Kenzie Kirkland 4. #01 Kane Pelfrey

A Hobby: 1. #20 Mike Selby 2. #04 Dean Travis 3. #28 Jeff Cotterman 4. #1 Joey Whittenburg (DNS) #5X Joe Freels (DNS) #29 Joey Cotterman (DNS) #1 Chuck Freels