Dustin Storm Notches First Win In 2005 Dustin Storm, the 2001 Old Dominion Speedway Late Model track champion, was on his game Saturday night, dominating the 100-lap feature for the B/G Products NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series Late Model Stock Cars.
Dustin Storm Notches First Win In 2005
Dustin Storm, the 2001 Old Dominion Speedway Late Model track champion, was on his game Saturday night, dominating the 100-lap feature for the B/G Products NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series Late Model Stock Cars. Storm led all but a few of the opening laps, and held off point leader Jack Bailey over the final 50 circuits, taking home his first win in 2005. The emotional win was his first since June 14, 2003.
Storm also led Lindsey Cadillac Quick Qualifying, circling the 3/8-mile oval in a near record lap of 15.377 (track record 15.222).
The night started out with the Manassas Dodge Dash For The Cash, a 10-lap sprint to determine the top 6 starters for the evening's feature. Mike Colabucci from Waldorf Md. Picked up the win, putting him on the front row next to Franklin Butler. Storm would battle Bailey and finish third.
The green waved over the 19-car field, and Storm showed his strength early, taking over the top spot before the ¼ mark. From there on it was a caution-filled evening, which was the only reason the race ended as close as it did for Bailey. Each time the green waved, Bailey took one shot at Storm. But once there were several green flag laps, Storm would slowly stretch his lead over the Stafford driver. Crossing the stripe, Storm had over a 4- car length advantage. Bailey held on for second, followed by Nathan Buttke, Butler, and John Gunter. Bailey still retains the point lead, with Gunter, Richard Boswell Jr., and Storm rounding out the top four.
Chris Donnelly continued his dominance in the Redman Fleet Service Grand Stock division, making it 3-for-3 by taking home the win in the 50-lap event. Donnelly passed early leader Bryan Short just past the halfway mark, and breezed to win number three. Short held on for second, followed by Robert Bruce, Rob Jardine, and Michael Hardin.
Other racing action included a 30-lap feature for the Mini-Modifieds, which was won by the 2003 track champ Mike Carte. Carte battled eventual second place finisher Bill Briggs for several side-by-side laps before taking over the lead with less than ten laps remaining. Mike Watson picked up his first ever feature win in the Winning Edge Performance and Graphics Speedway Sportsman division 25-lap feature, holding off defending track champ Jamie DeMattio. And former track champ Kyle Hendershott led flag-to-flag from the pole position to take home the win in the INEX Legends 30-lap feature. Hendershott was pressured hard by Ryan Ellis throughout most of the event, but was able to hold him off, finishing less than a car length in front at the stripe.
Next weekend, the Legends cars return to the Old Dominion Speedway, along with the world famous Grave Digger and a host of Monster Trucks for an action packed event. Both Saturday night and Sunday will be filled with oval track racing, and bone-crushing excitement, along with a motorcycle stunt show. Reserved seats are available by contacting the speedway at 703.361.RACE. Tickets can also be purchased the night of the event.