Xtreme Stock Car Championship & Kids Night at the Races at Hardeeville. HARDEEVILLE, S.C. (August 10, 2002) - Celebrating "Kids Night", race fans saw the Xtreme Stock Car Championship 150 Lap Race where Tim Dasher of Bluffton, SC was able to...
Xtreme Stock Car Championship & Kids Night at the Races at Hardeeville.
HARDEEVILLE, S.C. (August 10, 2002) - Celebrating "Kids Night", race fans saw the Xtreme Stock Car Championship 150 Lap Race where Tim Dasher of Bluffton, SC was able to hold off a hard charging Don Dean of Sheldon, SC to capture the win and the big check as Xtreme Stock Car Champion. The Coastal Medical Associate Street Stocks showcased a 30 Lap feature with Hubert Into of Bloomingdale, GA taking the checkered flag ahead of Glenn Mappus of Ridgeville, SC. Mappus had caught the leader Into with two laps to go but lost control of his car in turn two and wasn't to catch back up before the race ended. The ever-popular Road Warriors were back in action for two events with Peter Frank of Bluffton, SC winning the first race and Chelsea Carr of Martinez, GA winning the final feature. Stephen Moore of St. George, SC came into tonight's Mini Stock 20 lap feature with the points series lead narrowly over David Carr, Jr. of Martinez, GA and it appeared that he might not leave the track with the car in one piece as he was involved in two separate crashes before 1 full lap was completed. Moore was able to regain control and work himself back up through the field to take the victory over Johnny Brown of Bluffton, SC.
As anticipated, the 30 lap Legend Car feature race was filled with excitement from flag to flag as several cars saw their night come to an early end. Kevin O'Brien of Burton, SC and Jonathan Haidon of Hilton Head, SC mixed it up towards the end of the race as O'Brien got in to the side and rear of Haidon sending them both off towards the turn four wall out of control. Earlier in the night, Jimmy Lang of Bluffton, SC got into the rear bumper of Hardeeville, SC native Billy Tysinger, forcing him into O'Brien as he could not check up on the track. After the checkered flag fell, Lang came across victorious for the second time at HMS this year ahead of Kevin Eves of Guyton, GA. Finishing third was the "Hard Charger " of the race, Heath Springs, SC native Tommy Wrape. Wrape took a $100 challenge and started at the rear of field in an attempt to claim the money prize. Wrape ended up two spots short of the money but had his best race of the year so far. Lang was publicly noted as the National Semi- Pro Asphalt Series points leader during post race interviews.
A couple of race fans found themselves as lucky winners and took rides around the 1/3 mile high banked oval in the Hardeeville Motor Speedway Winston Cup Car, after his ride around the track with Cup Car driver Steve Perry, one winner said "--.This was just fun--. awesome!!"
Racing action returns next Saturday night, August 17th as the Big Kahuna Street Car Showdown II returns to the Speedway. Also, the Auto Intensive Car Care 100 will be run for the O.C. Welch Ford Lincoln Mercury Late Models, along with the Xtreme Stocks, Mini Stocks, Road Warriors and Legends Cars. Tickets are $10.00 for adults, $6.00 for Juniors (13-16); Seniors (55+ and Military); $2.00 for children (6-12). Contact the Speedway offices at 784-7223 (RACE) for more information to enter your car in the Big Kahuna Street Car Showdown II and your chance to walk away with $200.00 to the winner!
The Hardeeville Motor Speedway is located three miles south of I-95 (exit 5 in SC) on Speedway Blvd./Highway 17 or just ten miles north of Savannah on Speedway Blvd./Highway 17. For more information, contact (843) 784 RACE (7223) or visit online at www.hareevillespeedway.com.