Dustin Storm Survives Last Lap Incident To Claim Second Win----. Dustin Storm picked up his second B/G Products NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series Late Model Stock Car feature win Saturday night at the Old Dominion Speedway in Manassas, Va. after ...
Dustin Storm Survives Last Lap Incident To Claim Second Win----.
Dustin Storm picked up his second B/G Products NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series Late Model Stock Car feature win Saturday night at the Old Dominion Speedway in Manassas, Va. after avoiding the last lap crash between Franklin Butler and Richard Boswell Jr. Storm, who had run in the second spot for most of the event, was passed late in the going by Boswell, and seemed destined to take home a solid third place run. But as fate would have it, Butler, who had led throughout the event, developed a handling problem with his Chevy as he took the two-to-go signal. Boswell was able to make up the 7-car lengths he was behind Butler, and attempted to make the pass as the two took the white flag. Butler attempted the block as Boswell went low, and the two drivers collided, sending them into a wild spin. Storm was able to avoid the melee, and come around to take the win.
Likewise was Jack Bailey, who early was involved in an incident with Boswell, who forced Bailey high into the turn two fence. Bailey cut a tire down in the incident, and was forced to pit. This put him in the back of the field. But Bailey came through the pack, and was running fourth when the last lap incident occurred. Bailey was also able to avoid the spinning cars, and brought he battered Ford home in second. However, a post-race protest centering around the cylinder heads on Bailey's machine has made the remaining rundown unofficial. Storm will retain the win, but the remaining order will be up in the air until further notice. Unofficially, following Bailey across the stripe was Mike Southard, Bruce Stachitas, and Lindsey Chevrolet Quick Qualifier Nathan Buttke.
Former Redman Service Grand Stock track champion Greg Compton took home his first feature win in 2005, as he dominated the field in the 100-lap event. Compton, who started on the pole, led flag to flag for the win. Michael Hardin, who had run second for most of the night and had a shot at the win late in the going, developed rear end problems and had to park his ride for the night. This gave Robert Bruce the runner-up spot, followed by Rusty Murphy, Mark Miller, and point leader Chris Donnelly.
Jeff Haase from Bristow Va. picked up his first ever feature win in the Mini Modified 30-lap event. Haase led flag to flag, holding off a fast closing Scott Roux for the win. Point leader Mike Carte finished third, while Billy Ingle and Keith Riley rounded out the top five.
Vince Langan led nearly the entire 25 laps, as he took home his second feature win in 2005 in the Winning Edge Performance and Graphics Speedway Sportsman event. The win pushes him to within four points behind leader Mike Watson in the chase for the championship. Watson finished second, while Dave Nobles finished a distant third.
The BDE Racing Series Mini Cups returned to the 3/8-mile oval, and Mike Boer claimed his third feature win in 2005 in the 20-lap event. Boer took over the lead from polesitter Ron Robbins, and beat him to the stripe by 2-car lengths. Rounding out the top five were point leader Steven Cox, followed by C.J.Faison, and Gene Jones.
John Butler took home his first ever feature win in the Convenience Car Care 15-lap UCAR feature. Butler held off the challenges of teammate Billy Ingle and Scott Lunceford for the win.
Next Saturday night, the Late Models are scheduled for twin 75 lap features. Also on the schedule is a 50-lap event for the Grand Stocks, 30 laps for the Mini Stocks, and 30 laps for the INEX Legends. In addition, the UCARS will compete in the first of a four race series sponsored by Victory Lane Graphix. The "Victory lane Graphix Mini Series" is open only to those drivers who have not competed in another other division prior to racing in the UCAR division. The event is scheduled for 15 laps.
Practice begins at 2PM, qualifying starts at 4PM, with racing action set to take the green with the Manassas Dodge Dash For The Cash at 7PM.