Brad Bowden is in the Green with ASCS Rebel Region Score GLENCOE, Ala. (September 1, 2007) -- Brad Bowden captured his first career American Sprint Car Series feature win in style by sweeping Saturday night's ASCS Rebel Region card...
Brad Bowden is in the Green with ASCS Rebel Region Score
GLENCOE, Ala. (September 1, 2007) -- Brad Bowden captured his first career American Sprint Car Series feature win in style by sweeping Saturday night's ASCS Rebel Region card at Green Valley Speedway.
After winning both his heat race and the Pole Dash, Bowden fought off early charges from series points leader T.J. Winegardner and then late bids from Shane Morgan to complete the sweep in the night's 25-lap feature event aboard the Reed Motorsports No. 15 mount.
Leading the way from the pole position, Bowden soon found himself ensnarled in a wild battle for the lead with Winegardner. Winegardner edged into the lead on laps ten and eleven with Bowden retaking the lead on the 12th round, just one lap before the race's only caution flew when Todd Fayard came to a stop with a cut tire.
Under the ensuing caution period, Winegardner had a tire go down as well and was forced to the work area for a quick change.
Back under way, Bowden had Morgan nipping at his heels the rest of the way. While Morgan made several strong bids, the 20-year-old Bowden from Hernando, MS, was up to all challenges and took the checkered flag in front of Morgan with Dewayne Prince, Brian Thomas and Tyler Godwin rounding out the top five as Winegardner rebounded to finish sixth.
American Sprint Car Series Rebel Region Results from Green Valley Speedway:
Heat One: 1. 11T-T.J. Winegardner, 2. 16-Dewayne Prince, 3. 1x-Matt Linder, 4. 4x-Jan Howard, 5. 88z-Shane Nelson, 6. 58-Wade Oliver, 7. 2-Todd Fayard.
Heat Two: 1. 15-Brad Bowden, 2. 01-Shane Morgan, 3. 4m-Chris Hill, 4. 09-Timmy Thrash, 5. 67-Brian Thomas, 6. 4c-Tyler Godwin, 7. 45-Dean Carpenter.
Thomas Enterprise Trucking Pole Dash: 1. 15-Brad Bowden, 2. 11T-T.J. Winegardner, 3. 4x-Jan Howard, 4. 16-Dewayne Prince, 5. 01-Shane Morgan, 6. 4m-Chris Hill.
"A" Feature (25 Laps): 1. 15-Brad Bowden, 2. 01-Shane Morgan, 3. 16-Dewayne Prince, 4. 67-Brian Thomas, 5. 4c-Tyler Godwin, 6. 11T-T.J. Winegardner, 7. 58-Wade Oliver, 8. 09-Timmy Thrash, 9. 88z-Shane Nelson, 10. 4x-Jan Howard, 11. 4m-Chris Hill, 12. 2-Todd Fayard, 13. 45-Dean Carpenter. DNS: 1x-Matt Linder.
ASCS Rebel Region Points (Top Ten): 1. T.J. Winegardner 1,078, 2. Brian Thomas 1,068, 3. Matt Linder 922, 4. Tyler Godwin 916, 5. Kenny Adams 670, 6. Bryn Gohn 660, 7. Chris Hill 624, 8. Darryl Smith 540, 9. Shane Morgan 530, 10. Todd Fayard 443.