Delaney closes out season with win

Crossville, TN (September 29th) The last night of racing action at Crossville Raceway brought the best car count of the year, also there was a great crowd on hand to watch the excitement.

A good field of 21 Late Models signed in to race on this night, and in qualifying it was #10 Chris Wilson setting fast time for the 5th time this year with a lap of 13.37. Wilson rolled a six on the dice meaning the top six qualifiers would be inverted in the Fast Car Dash. In the Fast Car Dash it was #77 Perry Delaney taking the win, #5M Scott Shelton finished in second, and #17 Matt Henderson rounded out the top three. The first heat race saw #0 Brandon Williams take the win, with #00 Ruben Mayfield finishing in second, and #4X Joe Cline rounding out the top three. In heat race #2 it was #23 Layne Clifton taking the win. #5C Troy Davenport finished in the runner up spot, and #8 Trent Mullinax rounded out the top three.

The 30-lap Late Model feature started out slow, as the caution flag flew freely in the early going. Delaney took the lead as the race finally got going, with Henderson in second, Shelton in third, Wilson fourth, and Williams in fifth. Lap four saw Wilson get by Shelton for third. Lap nine saw Williams get by Shelton for fourth. On lap fourteen #76 Jeff Walker moved into fifth. Walker and Cline moved into fourth and fifth after getting by Shelton. Late in the race Wilson made the pass around Henderson for second. Up front it was all Delaney as he cruised to his sixth win of the year. Wilson finished second, Henderson was third, Walker fourth, and Cline rounded out the top five. #8 Trent Mullinax was sixth, Shelton seventh, #75 Shannon Elrod finished eighth, #23 Layne Clifton ninth, and #5 Curtis Thomas rounded out the top ten.

The A Hobby class saw #20 Mike Selby capture his eighth win of the year. #124 Brianna Kyle finished in second. Selby also won the heat race.

In Street Stock action it was #84 Jason Savage winning heat race #1 and #48 Reagan Williams taking heat race #2. In the feature Williams took the lead at the start, with Jason Savage running in second, and #83 Jeff Savage in third. On lap four #28 Brian Vaughn moved into the top five. On lap five Vaughn moved into fourth as he got by #9 John Ross. Jason Savage took the lead from Williams on lap eight. Williams would return the favor on lap sixteen, and lead the final four laps for the apparent win. HOWEVER Williams refused to tear down after the race and the result was him being disqualified. This gave the win to Vaughn, with Jason Savage finishing in second, Jeff Savage in third, #06 Westley Lester fourth, and #155 Eric Griffith rounding out the top five.

#A93 Nathan Adams and #L92 Lukas Presley took the heat races in the Front Runner Class. Nathan Adams continued his strong run as he picked up the win going flag to flag. Presley was second, #N90 Nick Adams was third, #C4 Eddie Brown finished fourth, and #57 Stephen Conley rounded out the top five. Finishing sixth through tenth was #7 Brian Larson, #3 Matthew Sullivan, #151 Michael Conley, #25JR George Willis, and #7 Daniel Sizemore.

The Mini Stocks made an appearance for the first time in awhile, and in heat race action it was #8 Ronnie Choate taking the win. Choate dominated the feature as well, #4 Wade Adkins was second, #16 Brian Allen was third, #34 Dustin Benton fourth, and #92D John Dicken finished fifth.

The Jr. Hornet class saw #5K Kealey Lowe take the heat race win. In the feature Lowe took the lead at the start and pulled away for her third win of the year. #17 Carlie Mullinax made a pass late in the race to finish second, #77 Makenzi Delaney was third, and #25JR Colten Atkins was fourth.

The Mod Lite class was in action for the first time this year at the track. In heat race action it was#979 Jeremy Holtzclaw taking the win. Holtzclaw grabbed the early lead in the feature. On lap nine #62 Freddie Prosser Jr. took the lead from Holtzclaw. On lap eighteen #15 Eric Maples took the lead from Prosser Jr. and lead the remaining laps to pick up the win. Prosser Jr. finished second, Holtzclaw was third, #13 John Stout fourth, and #24J Brent Jones finished fifth.

In Dwarf car excitement, it was #1 Tim Cobble taking the heat race win. In the feature Cobble took the lead from #7 Shawn Thomas on lap three. Lap five saw #07 Joseph Underwood take the lead from Cobble. On lap twelve Thomas would get by Cobble for second. #22 Dwayne Allen scooted by Cobble for third on lap eighteen. Meanwhile up front Underwood pulled away from the field for the win. Thomas finished in second, Allen was third, Cobble fourth, and #47 Dave Jurist rounded out the top five.

#32 Tommy Fitzgerald Sr. took home the heat race victory in the Legend cars. The feature saw #95 Tommy Fitzgerald Jr. take the lead on lap eight and lead the remaining laps to pick up the win. #61 Josh Fitzgerald was second, Fitzgerald Sr. third, and #4 Chris Sharpley was fourth.

In the Grandpa Jr. Hornets it was #25JR George Willis taking home both the heat race and feature race wins, with #17 Bud Mullinax finishing in second in the feature.

Saturday night, Crossville Raceway was happy to do a special request from a young race fan in Zurich, Illinois. Ricky Mock is a 5 year old little boy who recently had his leg amputated because of cancer. Turns out he is a big race fan and collects autographed pictures of racecars. So on Saturday Crossville Raceway had a track t shirt signed by drivers, a DVD from the good people at Speedway Videos, pictures signed by drivers, and a matchbox dirt late model signed by Troy Davenport that would be sent to this brave youngster.

Late Models: 1. #77 Perry Delaney 2. #10 Chris Wilson 3. #17 Matt Henderson 4. #76 Jeff Walker 5. #4X Joe Cline 6. #8 Trent Mullinax 7. #5M Scott Shelton 8. #75 Shannon Elrod 9. #23 Layne Clifton 10. #5 Curtis Thomas 11. #0 Brandon Williams 12. #17J Creed Jackson 13. #58 Kenny Cobble 14. #1 Cody Brun 15. #00 Ruben Mayfield 16. #22 Jaylon Shannon 17. #5C Troy Davenport 18. #34 Freddie Simpson 19. #90 Mark Martin (DNS) #40 John Cobb (DNS) #16 Mike Weeks

A-Hobbys: 1. #20 Mike Selby 2. #124 Brianna Kyle

Street Stocks: 1. #28 Brian Vaughn 2. #84 Jason Savage 3. #83 Jeff Savage 4. #06 Westley Lester 5. #155 Eric Griffith 6. #9 John Ross 7. #4 Kenneth Williams (DQ) #48 Regan Williams (DNS) #18 Gregory Abston

Front Runners: 1. #93 Nathan Adams 2. #L92 Lukas Presley 3. #N90 Nick Adams 4. #C4 Eddie Brown 5. #57 Stephen Conley 6. #7 Brian Larson 7. #3 Matthew Sullivan 8. #151 Michael Conley 9. #25JR George Willis 10. #7 Daniel Sizemore (DNS) #01 Marvin Pelfrey (DNS) #44 Ronnie Hargis Sr.

Mini Stocks: 1. #8 Ronnie Choate 2. #4 Wade Adkins 3. #16 Brian Allen 4. #34 Dustin Benton 5. #92D John Dicken (DNS) #92 Jason Qualls

Junior Hornets: 1. #5K Kealey Lowe 2. #17 Carlie Mullinax 3. #77 Makenzi Delaney 4. #25JR Colten Atkins (DNS) #01 Kane Pelfrey (DNS) #44 Ronnie Hargis Jr.

Mod-Lite: 1. #15 Eric Maples 2. #62 Freddie Prosser Jr. 3. #979 Jeremy Holtzclaw 4. #13 John Stout 5. #24J Brent Jones

Dwarfs: 1. #07 Joseph Underwood 2. #7 Shawn Thomas 3. #22 Dwayne Allen 4. #1 Tim Cobble 5. #47 Dave Jurist 6. #13 Jim Meadows 7. #0 Jamie Jones 8. #28 Paul Garrett

Legends: 1. #95 Tommy Fitzgerald Jr. 2. #61 Josh Fitzgerald 3. #32 Tommy Fitzgerald Sr. 4. #4 Chris Sharpley

Grandpa Jr. Hornets: 1. #25JR George Willis 2. #17 Bud Mullinax (DNS) #01 Marvin Pelfrey