Greenville Pickens results 2005-03-19

Porter thrills GPS crowd GREENVILLE, SC (March 19, 2005)- Randy Porter, the GPS track champion in 1993, returned to local racing after a three-year absence, stood the near-capacity crowd on it's ear when he broke the track record on his second...

Porter thrills GPS crowd

GREENVILLE, SC (March 19, 2005)- Randy Porter, the GPS track champion in 1993, returned to local racing after a three-year absence, stood the near-capacity crowd on it's ear when he broke the track record on his second lap of qualifying. Porter turned the historic half-mile in 20.056 seconds, which translates to 89.749 miles an hour.

Then in the main event, Porter took an improbable route to victory.

The elite division had a terrible time getting started. Porter had started sixth due to the top fix cars being in an inverted start. The first accident left much of the field with damaged steering, and Porter was relegated to the middle of the pack for the restart.

After four caution flags flew in the first four laps. Kenneth Headen and Brad Jeter were out front in the early going. Headen managed to stay out front used the first restart to take command.

Headen kept the point until the 22nd lap, when he and Anthony Anders were involved in a racing accident and both cars slid into the first-turn wall.

That put Porter back in front, and he said he had some minor damage in the first wreck but could go strong until his tires got too hot.

"I managed to stay out of trouble all night, and it was a good, clean race," Porter said.

Roger Powell was second to Porter, with David Roberts taking third. Brad Jeter was fourth, and Brandon McCarson fifth.

Blair Addis, Darrell Durham, Jr., Mitchell Mote, Dan Vanseun, and Headen completed the top 10.

In the brand new Sportsman division, Greg Dodgens established his dominance early, and Robbie Jackson finished second. Tim Sams was third, followed by Stanley Pressley and Randy Ballew.

Chris Meinders was sixth, with Jason Morrow, Jackie Foster, Joe Satterfield and Robin Darnell rounded out the top 10.

In the Charger One main event, David Rocklein held on for the win, after having to battle early against several fast cars. Zane Jannelli finished second, with Mike Motes, Terry Thurston and John Brunz rounding out the top five.

Tony Raines was sixth, with Anthony Cordell seventh and Jamie Altop eighth. Steve Brown and Lyle Sauvola completed the top 10.

Ben McCall grabbed his first career victory in the Charger Two main, with Gary Stokes in second. Joel Cox was third and Jeff Key, Jr., fourth. Chris Black was fifth. James Johnson, Mike Hughes, Tim Crowe, Jamie Passmore, and Jimmy Henson rounded out the top 10.

Alex Guthrie started in eleventh-place, but forged ahead to win the Renegade One main event, the opening race on GPS's 2005 season. Mark Sullivan was second, with Ken Bagwell third, Jody McDonald fourth, and Shaun Keith fifth.

Charlie Trammell was sixth, with Clay McGill; Freddie Hale, Jr.; Eric Lee and Jeff Breazele completed the top 10.

Larry Scott battled a full field on Renegades in the second main event, as 22 racers took the green flag. Sammi Burgess was second, and Matt Anders was third. Matt Hall and Jonathan Guthrie were fourth and fifth, respectively.

Harold Watson was sixth, with Mike Church and Tony Alexander in seventh and eighth. Francis Owens and Brad Turner rounded out the top 10.

Results for Greenville Pickens Speedway March 19, 2005

Late Model Stock
Lap Time Avg. Lap Speed
Pole Position: Randy Porter 20.056 89.749

Driver Name Hometown
1. Randy Porter Greenville, SC
2. Roger Powell Waynesville, NC
3. David Roberts Simpsonville, SC
4. Brad Jeter Greenville, SC
5. Brandon McCarson Greenville, SC
6. Blair Addis Greenville, SC
7. Darrell Durham, Jr. Easley, SC
8. Mitchell Mote
9. Dan Vanseun
10. Kenneth Headen Piedmont, SC
11. Anthony Anders Greenville, SC
12. Josh Watkins Travelers Rest, SC
13. Richie Croley Greenville, SC
14. Ted Somero Greer, SC
15. Fred Phillips Greenville, SC
16. Dennis Southerlin Taylors, SC

Sportsman Division Results

Driver Name Hometown
1. Greg Dodgens Easley, SC
2. Robbie Jackson Iva, SC
3. Tim Sams Greenville, SC
4. Stanley Pressley Travelers Rest, SC
5. Randy Ballew Easley, SC
6. Chris Meinders Liberty, SC
7. Jason Morrow Hendersonville, NC
8. Jackie Foster Easley, SC
9. Joe Satterfield
10. Robin Darnell
11. Stephen "Bubba" Horton
12. Jimmy Moffitt Travelers Rest, SC

Renegade Race # 1

Driver Name Hometown
1. Alex Guthrie
2. Mark Sullivan
3. Ken Bagwell
4. Jody McDonald
5. Shaun Keith
6. Charlie Trammell
7. Clay McGill
8. Freddie Hale, Jr.
9. Eric Lee
10. Jeff Breazale
11. Mike Parker
12. Jared Stokes
13. P. D. Herron
14. Josh Kinne
15. Stephen Johnson
16. Jay Carr
17. Dane Janelli
18. Jerry Myers
19. Jim Reynolds Greenville, SC

Renegade Race # 2

Driver Name Hometown
1. Larry Scott
2. Sammie Burgess
3. Matt Anders Easley, SC
4. Matt Hale
5. Jonathan Guthrie
6. Harold Watson
7. Mike Church
8. Tony Alexander Marietta, SC
9. Francis Owens
10. Brad Turner Fountain Inn, SC
11. Brad Miller
12. Tim Cato
13. T. J. Townsend
14. Buster Scott
15. James Madden
16. Charles Polly
17. Calvin Yawn
18. Michael Reeves
19. Carson Smith
20. Dusty Simmons
21. Kellie Mann
22. Trae Padgett Dacusville, SC

Charger Race # 1
1. David Rocklein Piedmont, SC
2. Zane Jannelli Greenville, SC
3. Mike Mote Easley, SC
4. Terry Thurston
5. John Brose
6. Tony Raines Greenville, SC
7. Anthony Cordell Waterloo, SC
8. Jamie Altop Clemson, SC
9. Steve Brown Pendleton, SC
10. Lyle Sauvola
11. Bryan Davis Greenville, SC
12. Tyrone Anglin

Charger Race # 2
1. Ben McCall Easley, SC
2. Gary Stokes Greenville, SC
3. Joel Cox Greenville, SC
4. Jeff Key Taylors, SC
5. Chris Black Fountain Inn, SC
6. James Johnson Greenville, SC
7. Mike Hughes Greenville, SC
8. Tim Crowe Greenville, SC
9. Jamie Passmore Greenville, SC
10. Andy Norris
11. Jimmy Henson Liberty, SC
12. John Garrett
13. Walt Anders Easley, SC

Points as of March 19, 2005

Late Model Stock Division

Driver Name Hometown Points 1st place
1 Randy Porter Greenville, SC 50
2 Roger Powell Waynesville, NC 48 -2
3 David Roberts Simpsonville, SC 46 -4
4 Brad Jeter Greenville, SC 44 -6
5 Brandon McCarson Greenville, SC 42 -8
6 Blair Addis Greenville, SC 40 -10
7 Darrell Durham, Jr. Easley, SC 38 -12
8 Mitchell Mote 36 -14
9 Dan Vansaun 34 -16
10 Kenneth Headen Piedmont, SC 32 -18
11 Anthony Anders Greenville, SC 30 -20
12 Josh Watkins Travelers Rest, SC 28 -22
13 Richie Croley Greenville, SC 26 -24
14 Ted Somero 24 -26
15 Fred Phillips Greenville, SC 22 -28
16 Dennis Southerlin Taylors, SC 20 -30

Sportsman Points Points out of

Driver Name Hometown Total 1st place
1 Greg Dodgens Easley, SC 50
2 Robbie Jackson Iva, SC 48 -2
3 Tim Sams Greenville, SC 46 -4
4 Stanley Pressley Travelers Rest, SC 44 -6
5 Randy Ballew Easley, SC 42 -8
6 Chris Meinders Liberty, SC 40 -10
7 Jason Morrow Hendersonville, NC 38 -12
8 Jackie Foster Easley, SC 36 -14
9 Joe Satterfield 34 -16
10 Robin Darnell 32 -18
11 Stephen "Bubba" Horton 30 -20
12 Jimmy Moffitt Travelers Rest, SC 28 -22

Renegade Standings Points out of

Driver Name Hometown Total 1st place
1 Alex Guthrie 50
Larry Scott 50 0
3 Mark Sullivan 48 -2
Sammie Burgess 48 -2
5 Ken Bagwell 46 -4
Matt Anders Easley, SC 46 -4
7 Jody McDonald 44 -6
Matt Hale 44 -6
9 Shaun Keith 42 -8
Jonathan Guthrie 42 -8
11 Charlie Trammell 40 -10
Harold Watson 40 -10
13 Clay McGill 38 -12
Mike Church 38 -12
15 Freddie Hale, Jr. 36 -14
Tony Alexander Marietta, SC 36 -14
17 Eric Lee 34 -16
Francis Owens 34 -16
19 Jeff Breazale 32 -18
Brad Turner Fountain Inn, SC 32 -18

Charger Division Points

Driver Name Hometown Total 1st place
1 David Rocklein Piedmont, SC 50
Ben McCall Easley, SC 50 0
3 Zane Jannelli Greenville, SC 48 -2
Gary Stokes Greenville, SC 48 -2
5 Mike Mote Easley, SC 46 -4
Joel Cox Greenville, SC 46 -4
7 Terry Thurston 44 -6
Jeff Key Taylors, SC 44 -6
9 John Brose 42 -8
Chris Black Fountain Inn, SC 42 -8
11 Tony Raines Greenville, SC 40 -10
James Johnson Greenville, SC 40 -10
13 Anthony Cordell Waterloo, SC 38 -12
Mike Hughes Greenville, SC 38 -12
15 Jamie Altop Clemson, SC 36 -14
Tim Crowe Greenville, SC 36 -14
17 Steve Brown Pendleton, SC 34 -16
Jamie Passmore Greenville, SC 34 -16
19 Lyle Sauvola 32 -18
Andy Norris 32 -18

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Series Stock car
Drivers Brad Jeter , Tony Raines , Randy Po , Matt Hall , John James , David Roberts , Anthony Anders