Bailey, Buttke Split Twin 50 Lap Feature Wins On a night where the full moon was hidden behind the dark, stormy clouds, no one was prepared for the night that was about to happen at the Old Dominion Speedway. Caution after caution, red flag...
Bailey, Buttke Split Twin 50 Lap Feature Wins
On a night where the full moon was hidden behind the dark, stormy clouds, no one was prepared for the night that was about to happen at the Old Dominion Speedway. Caution after caution, red flag after red flag, was the order of the night as the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series began the fourth night of racing in the 2005 season. Once the smoke had cleared, and the light drizzle had stopped, Jack Bailey and Nathan Buttke were the victors in the twin 50-lap features. Bailey breezed to his 3rd win in four tries in the first of the 50-lap sprints, easily beating Franklin Butler to the stripe. Buttke, who was the night's quickest in Lindsay Cadillac qualifying with a blistering 15.390 lap in his Buttke's Dairy / Catfish Louie's Chevy wound up finishing a strong third, while Richard Boswell Jr. continued his consistent season finishing fourth. Rounding out the top five was Bruce Stachitas. In the second feature, Buttke started on the outside of row one and charged to the front early to take his first win in 2005. Once out front, he was never challenged, and breezed to the win. Finishing second, for his best ever finish, was Bruce Stachitas, followed by Ryan Hackett, his best ever finish at ODS as well, Richard Boswell Jr., and Mike Colabucci. Pre-race favorite and point leader Jack Bailey was involved in a late race incident with Franklin Butler, and finished a distant eleventh. John Gunter, who was the second place driver in the points standings, had a dismal night, finishing sixteenth in the first race and nineteenth in the second race.
Mark Miller broke the Chris Donnelly's stranglehold on the Redman Fleet Service Grand Stock division, picking up his first win in 2005 after Donnelly and early leader Michael Hardin tangled while battling for the lead. Miller dodged the wreck, and held off Scott Quesenberry for the win. Rounding out the top five were Amanda McDermott, Johnny Lowery, and Steve Hamilton.
Other racing action for the night included the Mini Modifieds, won by Bobby Able with Scott Roux finishing second for his best ever finish. Vince Langan picked up the win in the 25-lap Winning Edge Performance & Graphics Speedway Sportsman event, and Eric George won the 15-lap Convenience Care Care UCAR feature.
Next Saturday night the B/G Products Late Models compete in a 200-lap event, along with a 100-lap feature for the Grand Stocks. Also on the schedule is a 30-lap event for the Mini Modifieds, and a 20-lap feature for the BDE Racing Series Mini Cups and Pro Trucks. Qualifying begins at 4 PM, the BDE Series events begin at 6:30 PM, with the Manassas Dodge Dash For The Cash set to take the green at 7:00 PM.
-Old Dominion Speedway