John Martin III wins SCCS feature at Lowe's Motor Speedway. CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA - John Martin III from Cornelius, NC, came back from a mid-race spin to win his first career Stock Car Championship Series (SCCS) feature in the "Lowe's Under...
John Martin III wins SCCS feature at Lowe's Motor Speedway.
CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA - John Martin III from Cornelius, NC, came back from a mid-race spin to win his first career Stock Car Championship Series (SCCS) feature in the "Lowe's Under the Lights" on Friday night, July 19. Martin, in a Townsend Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo, slid through the grass entering the road course section at Lowe's Motor Speedway while leading the SCCS Late Model Stock Car race.
"This was my race," Martin said in Victory Lane. "I thought I blew it when I spun out. But I had a strong car tonight."
Second place went to fastest qualifier Jeff Werth from Silver Spring, MD, in the Hi Mom Pontiac Grand Prix. Werth was another leader that slid through the infield grass while at the front of the field.
"I had problems with the clutch engaging and disengaging," Werth said. "The first time we spun down in turn one, it jumped out of gear and I lost my concentration. But, I came back."
Two-time SCCS winner, Ron Farris from Lynchburg, VA, in the Marines Chevrolet Monte Carlo was another driver that encountered problems while leading. The mechanical fuel pickup failed after Farris had led twice for four laps.
The next race on the Stock Car Championship Series is August 3-4 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, GA. The Atlanta event will be the fourth race for the first-year Late Model Stock Car road racing series based in Rocky Mount, VA.
<pre> Concord, NC. (July 19 2002) - AP - Race results for the Stock Car Championship Series, Under The Lights at Lowe's Motor Speedway with finishing position, starting position, car number, driver, hometown, type of car, laps completed, and reason out (if any):
1 8 99 John Martin III Cornelius NC Chevrolet 22 running 2 1 46 Jeff Werth Silver Spring MD Pontiac 22 running 3 5 82 Michael Brown Blue Ridge VA Pontiac 20 running 4 9 10 Bill Bratton Clifton Forge VA Chevrolet 20 spin 5 2 22 Ron Fariss Lynchburg VA Chevrolet 12 mechancial 6 6 7 Mark Gobble Salem VA Chevrolet 10 mechancial 7 3 11 J.P. Morgan Ether NC Chevrolet 8 spin 8 7 33 Andy Tunnell Martinsville VA Pontiac 7 mechancial 9 4 6 Chris Mitchum Herndon VA Chevrolet 1 mechancial 10 DNS 2 Clay Campbell Martinsville VA Chevrolet 0 DNS
Time of Race: 32 minutes 58 seconds Winner's Average Speed: 88.500 mph Margin of Victory: 12.300 seconds Fastest Lap of the Race: Bill Bratton,1:19.819 seconds Caution Flags: 3 Cautions For 5 Laps Lead Changes: 6 Lead Changes Among 5 Drivers Lap Leaders: Jeff Werth, 1-4; Ron Fariss, 5-7; John Martin III, 8-10; Ron Fariss, 11; Bill Bratton, 12-16, John Martin III, 17-22