Hardeeville race report 2002-04-13

Reardon wins the Late Model feature at Hardeeville. HARDEEVILLE, S.C. (March 23, 2002) - In the first Hardeeville Motor Speedway points race of the seson, Walter Reardon of Savannah, Ga. won the O.C. Welch Ford-Lincoln-Mercury Late Models...

Reardon wins the Late Model feature at Hardeeville.

HARDEEVILLE, S.C. (March 23, 2002) - In the first Hardeeville Motor Speedway points race of the seson, Walter Reardon of Savannah, Ga. won the O.C. Welch Ford-Lincoln-Mercury Late Models feature. The Legend Cars feature race provided some great racing action as Garrett Shurling of Ellabell, Ga. won overwhelmingly over runner-up Jonathan Haidon of Hilton Head, S.C. Finishing a strong third was Kevin O'Brien, of Burton, S.C. Don Dean of Sheldon, S.C. picked up the Xtreme Stock Car victory. Stephen Moore of Harleysville, S.C. topped the Mini Stock field. Race fans were also treated to the Lightning Lawnmower Races on both the 1/5-mile flat track and the 1/3-mile high- banked oval. The lawnmowers reached speeds in excess of 70 m.p.h.

The feature event showcasing the O.C. Welch Ford-Lincoln-Mercury Late Models saw several lead changes and multiple bumps as cars were relegated to the rear after many mishaps. The race started with Shane Jenkins of Statesboro, Ga. and Leland Prewitt from Savannah, Ga. starting on the front row quickly getting into some bumping sending Jenkins to the rear of the field at the restart. When the checkered flag was dropped, young Walter Reardon, driving in his first Late Model Series race came across first, followed by Prewitt in second and Tom Haidon of Hilton Head, S.C. finishing third. After the race, the young Reardon said he "appreciated everyone that has helped him and the other drivers for running such a good race." Reardon is a graduate of the Legends Cars Series that is producing young talent all over the United States.

Next weekend, there will be no racing at the Hardeeville Motor Speedway, however racing will return on Saturday night, April 27th when the Southern All Star Pro Truck Series makes its first visit ever to the speedway. Truck racers from Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina will be on hand for the 100 lap main events. Along with the Trucks will be the Legends Cars, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks and Xtreme Stock Cars. Gates open at 4:00 p.m., qualifying begins at 6:00 p.m. followed by the National Anthem at 7:00 p.m. General admission ticket prices are $10.00 for adults; $6.00 for Juniors (ages 13-16), Seniors (55 and older) and Military (with proper I.D.); $2.00 for children (ages 6-12); and children under 5 are free.

The Hardeeville Motor Speedway is located three miles south of I-95 (exit 5 in SC) on Highway 17 or just ten miles north of Savannah on Highway 17. For more information, contact (843) 784 RACE (7223) or visit online at www.hardeevillespeedway.com.

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