Greenville-Pickens race summary 2002-05-11

Bishop wins fourth race of season at GPS. The last time Donnie Bishop won a race at Greenville-Pickens Speedway, he freely admitted that he did not have the fastest car on the track. Saturday night, after he repeated his checkered flag feat, he...

Bishop wins fourth race of season at GPS.

The last time Donnie Bishop won a race at Greenville-Pickens Speedway, he freely admitted that he did not have the fastest car on the track. Saturday night, after he repeated his checkered flag feat, he left no doubt as to who was the class of the field.

Just like Gene Morgan showed which car was second-quickest.

"In the last race we saw that maybe we had gotten a little slack in our race preparation," Bishop said. "Marty Ward pushed me all race and he put us back to work. We worked hard for several weeks to get our car just right, and it's a good thing we did, too.

"Nobody out here works any harder than Gene Morgan, and he showed he has worked on his car just as well. He ran second, and he will be continuing to work very hard until he gets his Ford up front."

Although it was double points night at GPS, very few drivers will admit that they are already racing for points.

It's the checkered flag that everybody is chasing this early in the season, and Bishop seems to have the inside track on the winner's circle. This was his fourth win this season.

Morgan settled into second place when the race started, and the biggest pass of the night was when Marty Ward edged Gary Greenwood, Jr., at the finish line for third place.

The top three finishers were all previous points champions at the speedway.

Kenneth Headen was fifth, behind Greenwood, and Brian Conner, Jay White, Tyler Bob Mangum and R.A. Brown round out the top 10.

Ken Guthrie was the winner in the Super Stock main eveny, coming up from his eighth-place start, and C.M. Knight finished second. Robby Robbins, who led much of the race, was third, with Greg Dodgens fourth.

In other races, Tim Sams survived a door banging flag to flag 15 lap Street Stock feature, picking up his first win of the 2002 season. Robert Jackson of Iva held off a hard charging Shane Gentry to pick up his second consecutive Charger victory. In the second Charger feature, Roger Knight came to the front to best Charger points leader John Weathers. Polesitter Michael Pittman fell to third.

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