Jason Walls returned to victory lane in the wallsracingteam.com. sponsored number 85 with a dominant performance in the mid-season championship at Eldora Speedway. The Drake Motor Company 100 was postponed from February 19 to honor the memory of...
Jason Walls returned to victory lane in the wallsracingteam.com. sponsored number 85 with a dominant performance in the mid-season championship at Eldora Speedway.
The Drake Motor Company 100 was postponed from February 19 to honor the memory of Dale Earnhardt. Everyone was anxious to get back to the track and the conditions were near perfect at the high-banked mile clay oval. The grueling 100-lap event saw several incidents as drivers jockeyed for position around the ultra-fast Eldora track.
Walls was lucky to draw the 3rd starting position and watched as Orville Combs blasted into the lead from the pole position. The two battled back and forth for several laps before Jason took the lead for good. From there he was able to stretch out his lead and collect the winner's plaque from showroomphotography.com. More importantly, the double points win moves Walls back to the top of the standings as Rob Templeton encountered trouble.
RC Roper had started 5th and vaulted into 3rd on the first lap...He battled with Jason Walls and Orville Combs for about 10 laps until they came into lap traffic and he got tangled with a lapped car which sent him back to 6th He then worked his way back up to 3rd when Anthony Caudill and Matt Olsen were caught up in a hard fought battle with Eric Trask. This battle resulted in a spin between AC and Matt. Roper then set sail for Orville Combs who was cruising in second. Roper caught Combs right before halfway to go in the 99 lap war. It seemed as some contact was made in which both drivers later agreed that their wheels got slightly tangled. Both motored home in fine fashion with Roper taking 2nd and Combs coming home 3rd.
Matt Olsen brought home a hard fought fourth place finish as he and Anthony Caudill were fighting it out most of the race. AC garnered 5th.
Eric Trask brought home his best finish ever in KWOS a great 6th place finish and was very pleased as he had finally made the A Main.
Paul Preston continues to improve every week as well and brought his Florida based Sprinter home for another A-Main finish of seventh place.
Charlie Holley was involved in an early incident while battling with Anthony Caudill for 3rd. His steering broke and that sent him to the pits after the contact was made. That was one of those Online Racing deals with "Mr." Warp" again. He sometimes rears his ugly head in the most inopportunistic times.
Rob Templeton, Donnie Warden and Collin Williams had problems and were not permitted to start the race. Even though the KWOS officials discussed the final decision as it was unwillingly handed down to them. These racers were consummate professionals and understood completely. They handled themselves as the Pros that they are. Online Racing is about skill and luck. We will all have our night of technical difficulties so take your number because it come up sooner or later. Thanks gentleman you are true Simulation Racing Pros and the best that the world has to offer. We value and thank you all for racing with KWOS.
<pre> Heat winners were:
B-main was won by Colin Williams
C-main was won by Charlie Holley Sr.