HALL GIVES WOOD BROTHERS CAROLINA/VIRGINIA FOCUS WIN; NASCAR BUSCH VETERAN HMIEL 10TH INDIANAPOLIS -- Wood Brothers Racing, one of NASCAR's all-time winningest teams, celebrated its first ever USAC victory Saturday at South Boston...
HALL GIVES WOOD BROTHERS CAROLINA/VIRGINIA FOCUS WIN; NASCAR BUSCH VETERAN HMIEL 10TH
INDIANAPOLIS -- Wood Brothers Racing, one of NASCAR's all-time winningest teams, celebrated its first ever USAC victory Saturday at South Boston (Va.) Speedway with Terry Hall taking his first career Carolina/Virginia Ford Focus triumph.
Hall, of nearby Stuart, Va., drove the No. 8 Heintz Bros. Automotive Beast/Ford Focus to a wire-to-wire 25-lap victory. Hall beat Robbie Ray, Aron Oakley, points leader Chase Scott and Brit Andersen to the stripe on the 4/10-mile paved oval. Hall is the husband of Kim Wood Hall, one of the owners of Ricky Rudd's No. 21 Ford, which competes regularly in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series.
Shane Hmiel of Pleasant Garden, N.C., who has made several appearances in NASCAR's Busch Series, made his USAC Ford Focus debut and finished 10th. Hmiel is the son of Steve Hmiel, Technical Director at Dale Earnhardt, Inc.
In addition to Hall's victory, the Wood Brothers have been successful in USAC before, having assembled the pit crew for Jim Clark's winning effort in the 1965 Indianapolis 500.
Ray, who in addition to his second-place finish snatched the fastest time in qualifications, climbed to within 46 points of Scott heading into the Sept. 10 race at Shenandoah, Va. It will be the first time the series travels to Shenandoah. <pre> CAROLINA/VIRGINIA FORD FOCUS MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS 1. Chase Scott 580 2. Robbie Ray 534 3. Aron Oakley 426 4. Gary Winters 377 5. Terry Hall 339 6. Brit Andersen 335 7. Mike Ward 297 8. Sam Beam 297 9. Michael Sboro 282 10. Lindsey Trausch 265