Hull wins sprint feature at St. Francois County Raceway. FARMINGTON, Mo. -- (April 6, 2002) An obviously emotional and jubilant Jerrod Hull of Sikeston climbed out of his car Saturday night at the St. Francois County Raceway after winning the ...
Hull wins sprint feature at St. Francois County Raceway.
FARMINGTON, Mo. -- (April 6, 2002) An obviously emotional and jubilant Jerrod Hull of Sikeston climbed out of his car Saturday night at the St. Francois County Raceway after winning the 25-lap sprint car feature and was embraced by family, friends and pit crew members.
"That one was special," Hull said.
Hull was driving his black #12 at the St. Francois County Raceway for the first time and against some of the finest competition in the Midwest.
"We really needed this," Hull told the crowd. Hull was sensational in the sprint feature. He started on the outside of row four, but he quickly found his road to the front. Chris Urish started from the pole and looked to be the man to beat, but following a pair of cautions he started to fade. Hull made the pass of Urish and was never headed. Jim Moughan finished in second place with Tommy Worley Jr. third, Timmy Montgomery fourth and Joey Montgomery fifth. They were followed by Casey Barnhouse, Robbie Standridge, Urish, Bob Thoman and Eddie Lynch. There was also a nasty crash during the feature involving Keith Burch and Terry Babb. The two came together as they were starting to enter turn one. Burch's car then barrel-rolled four times and Babb's car ended up on it's top. Babb was able to continue despite the damage to his car (he finished 12th). Burch sustained back and knee injuries according to one of his relatives.
Worley Jr. won the first heat with Joey Montgomery second. Lynch won the second heat with Alex Shanks second. Moughan won the third heat with Thoman second. Steve Short won the fourth heat with Urish second. Babb was the winner of the "B" main. Urish won the dash.
Chuck Adams picked up where he left off at the end of the 2001 season by continuing his momentum and picking up a feature win in the Hobby Stock class. Charlie Savage finished in second place (driving the #66) while Jeremy Greenwalt captured third place, Kasey Nations was fourth and Karl Francis ended up in fifth. They were followed by Kenny Harris, Kevin Mosier, Brad Mashek, Mark Howell and Chris Boyd.
Greenwalt won the first heat with Savage second. Billy Ames won the second heat with Adams second.
In the Modified class, Kenny Kennedy popped out of his #16 car and climbed onto the roof for a celebratory dance after taking the checkered flag in the feature. Kennedy held off the challenge of Danny Resinger for the win. Billy Smith finished in third with Bob Waterhouse fourth and Randy Forster fifth. They were followed by Larry Hull, Leo Kiefer, Brent Thompson, Brian Worley and Dan Zander. One of the key moments of the feature was an accident involving Thompson and Hill who were running 1 and 2 respectively at the time. Hill was unable to continue.
Thompson won the first heat with Forster second. Kennedy won the second heat with Smith second. Tim Hill won the third heat with Hull second. Kent Buckley picked up the first feature win of the season in the 600cc Multi class. Curt Henderson captured second place with Tommy Boyd third, Ray Statler fourth and J.C. Bland fifth. They were followed by Junior Ferguson, Jeremy Boyer, Brian Keen and Dustin Barks.
Barks captured the first heat race with Matt Dotson second. Buckley won the second heat with Zach Schnuder second.
Racing action continues at the St. Francois County Raceway in Farmington Saturday night with all four classes taking part, plus the initial race of the Racing Association of Mini Stocks (RAMS) Point Series will be held. Gates open at 4 p.m. with racing at 7. For more information phone (573) 756-1734 or visit the St. Francois County Raceway website at: www.jeff.mills.tripod.com/sfcr.html