Opening night results from Farmington, Missouri

FARMINGTON, Mo. -- (April 7) The 2001 racing season at the St. Francois County Raceway (SFCR) in Farmington, Mo. could not have occurred on a more beautiful spring night as a large crowd packed the facility to watch Timmy Montgomery of ...

FARMINGTON, Mo. -- (April 7) The 2001 racing season at the St. Francois County Raceway (SFCR) in Farmington, Mo. could not have occurred on a more beautiful spring night as a large crowd packed the facility to watch Timmy Montgomery of Fredericktown, Mo. pick up his first checkered flag of the season.

The veteran sprint car driver and defending SFCR track champion had to be in mid-season form early as he was challenged strongly by Mike Ward, Jimmy Moughan Jr. and his younger brother Joey Montgomery in the feature. Despite several caution flags that constantly brought the pack back to Montgomery, in the end it was the "Fredericktown Flash" sealing his first feature win of the season.

Ward captured second with Moughan Jr. third, Joey Montgomery fourth and Steve Zelch Jr. fifth. The night also featured several first-time drivers with Bryan Mathews of Park Hills winning a heat race in his first night ever in the seat of a sprint car. Steve Short of Farmington and Montgomery were the other two heat race winners.

In the Hobby Stock class the night was owned by Farmington's Randy Forster. How hot was Forster on the night? He blew a radiator hose just as he finished the race just in time to accept the checkered flag to complete his triple crown night. Earlier in the evening he had captured wins in his heat race and the trophy dash. Brad Mashek finished second in the feature with Doug Savage third, Karl Francis fourth and Billy Mayberry fifth. Kenny Harris and Donnie Mosier were also heat race winners on the night.

In the Modified class, Brent Thompson of Farmington also posted a triple crown night as he held off the charge of Bob Waterhouse to take the win in the feature. Mike Crader brought home third place with Matt Zimmerly fourth and defending track champion Jeff Parmer fifth. Crader was the winner of the first heat with Thompson winning the second and the trophy dash.

Racing action resumes at the St. Francois County Raceway next Saturday night. Gates open at 4 p.m. with racing at 7:30. For more information on the raceway visit its official website at: http://jeff.mills.tripod.com/sfcr.html or phone (573) 756-1734.

-SFCR-

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