St. Francois Country Raceway race report 2001-06-16

FARMINGTON, Mo. -- (June 16, 2001) It was an emotional night for everyone at the St. Francois County Raceway Saturday night following the death of Hobby Stock driver Darrell Boyd of Desloge the previous week. The racers, track officials and fans...

FARMINGTON, Mo. -- (June 16, 2001) It was an emotional night for everyone at the St. Francois County Raceway Saturday night following the death of Hobby Stock driver Darrell Boyd of Desloge the previous week. The racers, track officials and fans all rallied around one another and produced a memory book day.

After holding a huge barbecue (hosted by the racers and their families), special drawings, the drivers coming through the huge crowd passing their helmets for donations for the family and a few other fund-raising events, a total of over $5,000 was raised. The attention then swung to the track for even more emotional moments and the Hobby Stock feature delivered.

Chris Boyd, the son of fallen driver, stepped into the seat of his father's #52 hobby stock and nearly pulled out the biggest win of his life as he pushed defending track champion Kenny Harris to the limit. Harris had been instrumental in the fund-raising efforts for Boyd's father was able to hold on for the win. He celebrated with a series of doughnuts on the front straight as did the younger Boyd. The two then jumped from their vehicles and embraced to the delight of the crowd. Family members of both drivers then raced to the track to celebrate the two's accomplishment both on and off the track.

Earlier in the evening one of the other heart-warming events that occurred followed Boyd's parade lap with the American flag before the cheering crowd and the playing of the national anthem. Drivers from all of the classes formed a line and shook hands or embraced Boyd as he sat in his father's car while on the track.

In the Sprint class, the night belonged to Rod Crabdree of Desloge as he triple crowned (won his heat, the trophy dash and the feature). In the feature, Crabdree led from start to finish to capture his second feature of the season at SFCR. He was followed by Tommy Worley Jr. of Bismarck and Timmy Montgomery of Fredericktown. Ronnie Standridge finished in fourth place with Keith Burch fifth, Larry Dudley sixth, Josh Revelle seventh, Bobby Hawks eighth, Steve Zelch Jr. ninth and Jason Keith 10th. Crabdree won the first heat race with Standridge second. Worley won the second heat with Tubby Black second. Joey Montgomery won the third heat with Hawks second. Crabdree won the trophy dash with Hawks second.

Like Crabdree, Brent Thompson of Farmington was a triple crown winner as he pulled off the feat in the Modified class. (Complete details of all the final results from the Modified class are forthcoming).

The 600 cc Multis also paid another visit to SFCR and Casey Barnhouse of Farmington was the feature winner with Joey Montgomery finishing second, Todd Mecey third, Steve Harris fourth and Daniel Adler finished fifth. They were followed by Kent Buckley, Lance McKinney, Rob Simpson, Todd Crabdree, and Tom Harris.

Barnhouse won the first heat with Montgomery second. Buckley won the second heat with Mecey second. Montgomery won the trophy dash with Barnhouse second.

Racing action at SFCR will continue next Saturday night with Haynes Asphalt Night. Gates open at 4 p.m. with racing at 7:30. For more information on SFCR visit it's website at: http://jeff.mills.tripod.com/sfcr.html or phone (573) 756-1734.

-SFCR-

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Series Stock car
Drivers Daniel Adler