Florida driver Brad May in the ...
Florida driver Brad May in the #33 MRD Motorsports ride took the lead on lap one from polesitter Chad McCumbee in the Shamrock 150 at Hardeeville Speedway in South Carolina on St. Patricks Day. May held on to the lead in the early laps holding off several charges from McCumbee, National Points Leader Danny Keaton and young David Ragan in the #30 car. Keaton took the lead on lap #52 and led for 10 laps until McCumbee in the S.G. Ward Construction #20 car gained the lead for 32 laps. Newcomer Jerame Donley, 15 years old from Winston-Salem, North Carolina in the #5 Lacy J.Miller mount took over the lead in his first Legacy Series National race on lap #97. Brad May coming from the rear of the field from a spin on lap #53 made his way back into the top five at lap #90. Battles between May, Keaton and McCumbee filled the rear view mirror of rookie driver Donley until lap #148 when May took the lead. May held off Donley in the final two laps for his first ever National Victory in the Allison Legacy Race Series.
Rounding out the top 10 were #11 Keaton, #20 McCumbee, #38 Rene West-Pensacola, FL, #66 Royce Peters-Kingsport, TN, #30 David Ragan-Stockbridge, GA, #28 Dustin Powell-Meadeville, PA, #78 Anthony Giugliano-Columbia, SC and #18 Fred England-New Tazwell, TN. Lady drivers #88 Emily Harkins, Largo, Florida finished 12th and #9 Katie Leonard, N.Augusta, S. C. finished 21st. A mandatory fuel only pit stop for all 24 cars in the race was made at the half way mark on lap #75. Twenty one cars finished the race, fourteen on the lead lap.
The next National Event for the Touring Series is at Coastal Plains Speedway on April 28th in conjunction with the Hooter's Pro-Cup race. A National Race, Hardeeville was the first on the Carolina Region schedule also and action continues with a double-header weekend slated at Tri-County Speedway and Hickory Motor Speedway the weekend of April 13th & 14th. For more schedules and information on the Allison Legacy Race Series go to www.allisonlegacy.com.
-Allison Brothers Race Cars, Inc