Bryan Storer in Limited Late Model Sportsman at Auburndale. By Larry Vergon In the 25 lap Modified Mini Stock feature, 28 cars took the green, and Mike Rudder came from 27th starting position to take the win in the No. 0. Wayne Weaver passed 12...
Bryan Storer in Limited Late Model Sportsman at Auburndale. By Larry Vergon
In the 25 lap Modified Mini Stock feature, 28 cars took the green, and Mike Rudder came from 27th starting position to take the win in the No. 0. Wayne Weaver passed 12 cars early and took the lead on lap 6 in the No. 58,. Rudder stormed through the pack, and got by Weaver on lap 14 for the lead, which he never relinquished. Shawn Williams relegated Weaver to third with a late race pass in his No. 73. Jason Rendell brought the No. 57 home in fourth, after an 11th place start, followed by Tony Davidson in the No. 53. Kevin Boykin in the No. 24 and Dusty Robinson in the No. 38 won their heats.
The Street Stock 25 lap feature was another wire to wire win, as Jeff McCaw started on the outside of the front row in the No. 34 and took the checkered flag first. Brian Donohue, in only his second week in this class, after moving up from the V-8 Pure Stock, started the feature in 6th and brought the No. 8 home in second. Richard Hight was third in the No. 23, after starting 7th. Ron Lofquist passed 16 cars in the feature in his No. 49 "lonely Ford" to take fourth, while Jason Bennett rounded out the top five in the No. 5, after a 16th place start at the green, Heats were won by McCaw and Height.
27 cars took the green in the V-8 Pure Stock feature, with Daniel Clough driving through the pack for the win in his No. 08. Clough started the event 17th and took the lead on lap 7. Troy Lacey was second in the No. 92 and Lee Hawkins third in the No. 36, after starting 10th. Willie Lacey drove the No. 15 to fourth, from 15th at the green, while Roy Wilshire took fifth in the No. 61, after starting 19th. Heat race wins went to Troy Lacey and Clough.
The Pure Stock 4 Cylinder 15 lap feature was won by Scott Taylor in a temporary replacement for his No. 6, which suffered major damage the previous week. After winning his heat and feature races, he may want to keep this car! Greg 'Vinnie' Case was second in the No. 54, and Joe Thomas brought the No. 25 home in third. Randy King took the green 14th and finished fourth in the No. 75, while Chris Narramore was fifth in the No. 16, up from 10th at the start. Heats went to King and Taylor.
The Classic Cars touring series visited Auburndale and had another first time winner in their feature event. 'Grandpa' Mo Davenport took the checkered flag first, for his first win ever. Eddie Thornton was second, Danny Shearer third, Rodney Eary fourth, and Robert Spencer fifth in the 20 lap feature race.
Regular attendees at Auburndale, Dawn and Mitchell Helms, lost their home to fire last week. The have a 1 month old son and lost everything in the blaze. The helmets were passed at intermission, and the great fans at the speedway donated $565 to help them recover from this tragedy. An additional $330 was collected in the pits from the drivers and car owners. Donations will continue to be accepted at the Speedway Office.
This coming Saturday, May 8th, is the Mothers Day Special and will feature the Citgo Racing Fuels 100 for the Limited Late Model Sportsman, sponsored by Highlands Oil Co. Modified Mini Stocks, Street Stocks, Four Cylinder Pure Stocks, Pure Stock V-8's will also be on hand, and one lucky fan will take home a 1 carat diamond fashion ring, donated by Midas Jewelers.