Ron Fariss wins DRP Performance Products Run CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA - Ron Fariss of Lynchburg, Virginia, overcame a two-race jinx to win the DRP Performance Products Run at Lowes Motor Speedway on Sunday, September 8. Fariss, in the Marines ...
Ron Fariss wins DRP Performance Products Run
CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA - Ron Fariss of Lynchburg, Virginia, overcame a two-race jinx to win the DRP Performance Products Run at Lowes Motor Speedway on Sunday, September 8. Fariss, in the Marines Chevrolet Monte Carlo, set fastest time in Saturday's Stock Car Championship Series (SCCS) qualifying session and led flag-to-flag in the Sunday Late Model Stock Car road racing feature.
"I didn't sleep much last night wonder what would keep us from winning this race," Fariss said after winning his third race of the inaugural SCCS season. "We knew going in that we were hurting a little bit on horsepower."
The hour-long race on the 2.25-mile track had two cautions and one red flag. All three incidents took place in the transition area where the cars turn left from the tri-oval to the infield course. The final caution led to a green-white-checkered flag finish with Jeff Werth chasing Fariss under the white flag.
"The last five minutes seemed to be an eternity," Fariss said. "I was really concerned on that last restart. I figured Jeff and I were equal on the infield. The one place I was really vulnerable was turn one into the infield. He got better on each restart and I had to drive somewhat defensively. Whoever got through one was going to win it."
Fariss led into turn one on the final lap and Werth spun to the pitwall trying to out-brake the leader. Chris Mitchum finish second. Followed by John Goodson, Jeff Werth and Mark Gobble in third through fifth.
Finish, Start, Car #, Driver, Hometown, Laps, Status
1, 1, 22, Ron Fariss, Lynchburg VA, Chevrolet, 25, Running
2, 6, 6, Chris Mitchum, Herndon VA, Chevrolet, 25, Running
3, 7, 96, John Goodson, Tallahassee FL, Dodge, 25, Running
4, 2, 46, Jeff Werth, Silver Spring MD, Pontiac, 25, Running
5, 8, 7, Mark Gobble, Salem VA, Chevrolet, 25, Running
6, 10, 82, Michael Brown, Blue Ridge VA, Pontiac, 25, Running
7, 9, 17, Marshall McLeod, Raleigh NC, Pontiac, 25, Running
8, 11, 33, Andy Tunnell, Martinsville VA, Pontiac, 24, Running
9, 12, 16, Al Rowland, Mebane NC, Pontiac, 24, Running
10, 4, 99, John Martin III, Cornelius NC, Chevrolet, 13, Mechanical
11, 5, 10, Bill Bratton, Clifton Forge VA, Chevrolet, 8, Wreck
12, 3, 11, J P Morgan, Ether NC, Chevrolet, 2, Mechanical
13, 13, 2, Eric Bishop, Salem VA, Chevrolet, 1, Mechanical
Time of Race: 51:14
Winner's Average Speed: 85.78
Margin of Victory: 9.3 seconds
Fastest Lap of the Race: Ron Fariss lap 23 at 1:17.298
Caution Flags: 2 Cautions For 5 Laps
Red Flag: 1
Lap Leaders: Ron Fariss laps 1-25