Martin makes it 2 out of 3

Crossville, TN (August 11th) – In Late Model action it was #90 Mark Martin setting fast time with a lap of 13.10. Second quick was #10 Chris Wilson with a 13.16 lap. Heat race #1 saw Martin take the win, with #4X Joe Cline finishing in second and #77 Perry Delaney rounding out the top three. In the second heat race, Wilson came out on top with #5M Scott Shelton finishing in second and #84 Buddy Knox rounding out the top three.

The exciting 30-lap Late Model feature saw Martin jump into the lead with Wilson in his tire tracks. Cline was running in third, Shelton was in fourth, and Knox was rounding out the top five. On lap 2, Knox moved into fourth. Lap 3 saw Delaney get into fifth past Shelton. On lap 4, #77 Robby Reagan got by #58 Kenny Cobble for sixth. Knox slowed on the track on lap 14, allowing Delaney to get by for fourth, and Reagan for fifth. Lap 16 saw #8 Trent Mullinax drive around Cobble for sixth. Mullinax moved into fifth on lap 20. Up front, Wilson dogged Martin for the lead, as he could get up to Martin’s door but just couldn’t get around him. Martin changed his lines several times, trying to find the best way around the track. Wilson stayed on the bottom on the track. Martin stuck with the topside of the track, as the two leaders continue to battle for the lead. There was some tense moments towards the end of the race as the leaders found themselves in lap traffic. The leaders got by without a scratch and carried on the fight. On lap 28, Trent Mullinax moved up a couple of spots into third. Martin would lead the race flag-to-flag for his second win of the year. Wilson finished a very close second, Mullinax was third, Delaney fourth, and Cline rounded out the top five. Rounding out the top ten was Reagan, Cobble, #76 Fred Flatt, #17 Andy Miller, and #17J Creed Jackson.

In Street Stock action, it was #10B Bradley Lewelling winning heat race #1 and #11 Raymond Shepherd taking the win in heat race #2. The 20-lap feature was an exciting one, as Shepherd grabbed the lead at the start. Lewelling was running in second and #84 Jason Savage was in third. On lap 3, #9 John Ross made his way into the top five. Lap 6 saw #28 Brian Vaughn get by Ross for fifth. On lap 8, Vaughn slipped by #2 Dennis Grable for fourth, and then moved to third a lap later. Lewelling really started putting pressure on Shepherd for the lead on lap 11. Lewelling took the point on lap 13, as Shepherd found himself in second. On lap 15, Vaughn got by Shepherd for second. Two laps later Shepherd moved back into second. But nobody could catch Lewelling, as he cruised to his second win of the year at the track. Shepherd finished in second, Savage was third, Vaughn fourth, and #18 Chris Nix rounded out the top five.

The Front Runner class also had two heat races, and in the first one it was #92 Nick Adams taking home the win, with #L92 Lucas Presley winning heat race #2. Adams took the lead at the start of the 20-lap feature, with Presley putting pressure on him. #A93 Nathan Adams was running hard in third and #57 Stephen Conley was in fourth. The race up front was what the people were watching, as the two team mates were going at it. On lap 18, it was Adams slowing on the track allowing Presley to get by for the win. Nathan Adams finished in second, Conley was third, #25JR George Willis fourth, and Nick Adams rounded out the top five.

The Jr. Hornets saw one of the better turnouts of the year for this class, and in the heat race it was #17 Carlie Mullinax powering to the win. The ten lap feature started with Mullinax moving into the lead. #117 Jacob White was running second and #01 Kane Pelfrey was in third. On lap 6 #K46 Kenzie Kirkland got by Pelfrey for third. Two laps later Pelfrey powered back into third. Lap 9 saw White get by Mullinax and hold on for the win. Mullinax finished second, Pelfrey was third, Kirkland fourth, and #25JR rounded out the top five.

Next week at Crossville Raceway we will have and regular racing program, and the Dwarf Cars will be making an appearance at the track. Come on out and support all of the stars and cars at the track. Check out our website at crossvilleraceway.net for the information about the track.

Late Models: 1. #90 Mark Martin 2. #10 Chris Wilson 3. #8 Trent Mullinax 4. #77 Perry Delaney 5. #4X Joe Cline 6. #77 Robby Reagan 7. #58 Kenny Cobble 8. #76 Fred Flatt 9. #17 Andy Miller 10. #17J Creed Jackson 11. #7 Scotty Evans 12. #84 Buddy Knox 13. #20 Mike Selby 14. #5M Scott Shelton

Street Stocks: 1. #10B Bradley Lewelling 2. #11 Raymond Sheppard 3. #84 Jason Savage 4. #28 Brian Vaughn 5. #7T Terry Jarson 6. #18 Chris Nix 7. #2 Dennis Grabble 8. #9 John Ross 9. #21 Daniel Young

Front Runners: 1. #L92 Lucas Presley 2. #93 Nathan Adams 3. #57 Stephen Conley 4. #25JR George Willis 5. #92 Nick Adams 6. #3 Michael Conley 7. #C4 Mike Brown

Junior Hornets: 1. #117 Jacob White 2. #17 Carlie Mullinax 3. #01 Kane Pelfrey 4. #K46 Kenzie Kirkland 5. #25JR Colten Akins (DNS) #A198 Kelly Morton (DNS) #K7 Kaylee Godsey