Lonesome Pine race notes 2003-08-16

Coeburn, VA-Possibly for the first time this season, Mother nature cooperated with Lonesome Pine Raceway. In spite of a rainy morning, Lonesome Pine Raceway was able to hold an action packed BB&T 265 race night. Chad Harris, of Stuarts Draft, VA,...

Coeburn, VA-Possibly for the first time this season, Mother nature cooperated with Lonesome Pine Raceway. In spite of a rainy morning, Lonesome Pine Raceway was able to hold an action packed BB&T 265 race night. Chad Harris, of Stuarts Draft, VA, came out on top as his claimed his eight Morgan-McClure Late Model Stock Car victory of the season.

Harris started on the outside row with pole sitter Michael Kidd, of Tazewell, VA. Kidd won the Double Kwik 2 Kwik Pole Award with a blistering lap of 16.275, only two one-hundreds off the LPIR track record. As the green flag waved Harris gained command of the 15 car field. Kidd battled with Harris for most of the race but was unable to take the position away from Harris.

Kidd maintains a six (6) point lead in the championship points race over Harris. There are four races remaining in what promises to be an exciting run to claim the division championship.

Rounding out the top five behind Harris and Kidd were Kres VanDyke (15), Steve Blackburn (22) and Eric Sartin (40).

The Honda of Prestonsburg Limited Sportsman division feel into the hands of Caleb Holman, of Abington, VA. Holman started the 50 lap race from the pole position and dominated each lap until he took the checkered flag and his second Limited win of the season. Brian Blevins (40), of Clintwood, came in second and was able to regain the points lead from his grandfather Paul Shull (48).

Finishing in the top five behind Holman were Blevins, Brad Housewright (0), Chris Tunnell (6) and Paul Shull (48).

Other events in the BB&T 265 included 35 laps of Pepsi Grand Stocks, 30 laps of Vic's Decorating Modified 4's, 25 laps of Pure Stock 4's and 25 laps of Pro Challenge cars. The seven (7) car of Alan Woodruff ruled the Grand Stock event as he never relinquished the front position. Rob Austin (25) followed behind Woodruff, making numerous attempts to take over the race. Woodruff held of Austin, followed by the 05 of Tony Dockery, 29 of Chris Tunnell and the 3 of Eric McClure.

David Brown took his #22 Modified 4 car to victory lane as he also lead every lap of the event. Kirby Gobble (88), Freddie Taylor (16), T.J. O'Quinn (37) and Hershell Robinette (9) finished out the top five.

Randall Davis (94) claimed his second win of the season as he had to come from the back of the field due to track inversion. Larry McKnight (7), Jake Broadwater (44), Jeff Bobo (9) and Coby Rasnick (5) round out the Community Trust Bank Pure Stock 4 top five.

Richard Blevins claimed victory in the Pro Challenge race.

Lonesome Pine Raceway returns to action for the Ramey Ford 260 on Saturday, August 30th. The Morgan-McClure Late Model Series will be running twin 50 races. The Legends series will also be returning to Lonesome Pine Raceway on the 30th. For more information and a discount coupon towards grandstand admission visit www.lpraceway.com.

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Series Stock car
Drivers Rob Austin , David Brown , Caleb Holman , Eric McClure , Steve Blackburn