Brian Smith Bags ASCS Southern Tour Closer at Lowe's Motor Speedway CHARLOTTE, NC (October 29, 2005) -- North Carolina's Brian Smith brought the curtain down on the 2005 Heintz Performance American Sprint Car Series Southern Tour season by...
Brian Smith Bags ASCS Southern Tour Closer at Lowe's Motor Speedway
CHARLOTTE, NC (October 29, 2005) -- North
Carolina's Brian Smith brought the curtain down on the 2005 Heintz
Performance American Sprint Car Series Southern Tour season by topping
the World Short Track Championship 25-lap feature event at The Dirt Track
Lowe's Motor Speedway on Saturday night.
Smith outlasted a host of invaders from the north to claim the win while twelfth-place finisher Scott Young secured the series championship.
Smith started the feature from the pole position, but it was New Yorker Jeff Van Dusen gunning into the early lead. Van Dusen paced the opening nine rounds before Smith surged into the lead aboard the HG Associates/Smith Fabrication No. 4s Eagle.
Smith held off New York's Bryan Howland over the final laps to secure the victory, with Maryland's Brooke Bowman taking the show position. Van Dusen crossed the stripe fourth, with Shane Morgan rounding out the top five.
Completing the top ten were Dave Betts, Jr., Butch Pendergrass, Bruce Cline, Doug Gold and C.J. Miller.
Geoff Quackenbush and Dustin Apple both escaped injury in separate "A" Main tumbles.
DNQ: Ben Bunk, Doug Auld, Lonnie Fishback, Pedro Bandito, Bama Williamson, Burt Nurney.
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. Brian Williams, 2. Bryan Howland, 3. Brooke Bowman, 4. Jeff Van Dusen, 5. Shane Morgan, 6. Dave Betts, Jr., 7. Butch Pendergrass, 8. Bruce Cline, 9. Doug Gold, 10. C.J. Miller, 11. Brandon McLain, 12. Scott Young, 13. Mary Anne Williams, 14. Dick Spadaro, 15. Danny Mercy, 16. Don Smith, 17. Nick Mulheim, 18. Kris Brooks, 19. Kevin Welsh, 20. Koby Adams, 21. Tim Perry, 22. Dustin Apple, 23. Jeff Young, 24. Geoff Quackenbush.
Heintz Performance ASCS Southern Tour Points (Top Ten): 1. Scott Young 854, 2. Coby Adams 818, 3. Doug Gold 804, 4. Mary Anne Williams 800, 5. Butch Pendergrass 753, 6. Danny Mercy 705, 7. Dustin Apple 636, 8. Tim Perry 565, 9. Philip Hearp 522, 10. Kris Brooks 503.