Auto Tire and Parts Racepark report 2002-05-11

Calder and Redden, Clayton, Myers Jr. all return to victory lane. Clayton makes it two, just call Myers Jr. "trey", Calder and Redden also a deuce factor and Jeremy Conner takes home career win number one in the Saturday Night racing action at...

Calder and Redden, Clayton, Myers Jr. all return to victory lane.

Clayton makes it two, just call Myers Jr. "trey", Calder and Redden also a deuce factor and Jeremy Conner takes home career win number one in the Saturday Night racing action at the Auto Tire and Parts Racepark.

Looking to repeat his dominating performance of one week ago Daron "Superman" Clayton marveled his way through the field to take another impressive win in the KFVS 12 Winged Sprint car feature.

360 racer Ernie Ashworth and Paul Hart made up the front row starting position for the KFVS 12 Sprint feature.

At the start Ashworth jumped out to the lead with Hart behind, Shawn King, Clayton and Todd Rowland trailed.

As the lead grew to over a straightaway advantage Clayton began to make his charge. Fierce battling for the second through sixth spots had all eyes on the racers behind the leader.

On the 14th lap the 8 car of Ashworth started to smoke just as Clayton began to pull closer after trailing the leader for seven laps after passing Hart and King to take second.

Clayton reeled in the leader on the 18th circuit and moved out to a commanding lead. Ashworth continued to slow because of a mechanical problem but continued to race.

Robbie Standridge moved from seventh into second on the 19th laps and stayed in that position for the remainder of the event. Ashworth finished third, Todd Rowland fourth and AG Raines moved from eighth to fifth. Clayton slid into victory lane for the High Schoolers second straight win.

The Miller Lite Modified feature saw another new face in victory lane as Jeremey Conner ousted TJ Williams and Leo Kiefer for the race win.

Shawn Haynes looked to be the driver to beat early off as the track glistened with dryness after the Winged Sprint feature ran.

Haynes jumped out to the early advantage at he start with Conner, Williams and Danny Sissom closely behind.

As the Malden racer held the lead the 45 car of Conner moved to the position to pass. When the two drivers headed out of turn two Haynes lost traction and Conner rushed ahead.

After falling back several spots, Haynes started to charge forward only to have a left rear tire go down, costing him a potential victory.

Conner kept charge and moved into victory lane after putting on a dominating performance leading 12 laps. Williams came home second, Kiefer moved from sixth to third, Pat Davidson came from the back to finish fourth and Danny Sissom slid backwards to fifth.

Patience turned out to be the key for Cline Myers Jr. as he crawled through the field of Pure Street competitors to take his third straight feature win. Pat Naeger finished just behind "the mailman" in second.

After a brilliant run in the heat race Naeger started on the pole position alongside Chuck Tilley. At the start Naeger hurled out to the front quickly with Tilley, Myers Jr., and Jeff Beeson in tow.

The first caution flew on the fifth lap bunching the field up and removing the healthy lead Naeger established. When the green dropped again Myers Jr. made a defiant charge, deposing of Tilley and setting his eyes on Naeger.

The leader got loose on the eighth lap lending a helping hand to Myers Jr. whom slowly drifted farther and farther away from the field.

At the checkers it was Myers Jr. with Naeger, Tilley, Mike Burnett and Matt Naeger rounding down the top-five.

Lowell Calder and Justin Redden have proven themselves to be the team to beat in the Motorsports Unlimited Cruiser cars. Calder and Redden continued perfect season by winning their heat race and feature event for the second week in a row.

As the green flag flew for the start of the feature event Calder and Redden jumped out to the lead being challenged by Terry and Tracey Redden. At the same time Garrett Moll and Wesley Short was making their progression to the front.

After eight green flag laps the forward movement of Terry and Tracey failed 100 yards from the finish handing the second place position to Bob Marler and Russ Busby. Moll and Short finished third, Sam Perry and Mark Johnson finished fourth and mechanical problems pushed Terry and Tracey back to fifth.

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Series Sprint , Stock car
Teams Williams