Texas Thursday report 2001-07-12

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (July 12, 2001) - Ronnie Hall kept winning while Michael Umscheid started a new win streak at Lil' Texas Motor Speedway during the Thursday Night Stampede's Legends and Bandolero program. Hall's 20-lap triumph in the Legends...

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (July 12, 2001) - Ronnie Hall kept winning while Michael Umscheid started a new win streak at Lil' Texas Motor Speedway during the Thursday Night Stampede's Legends and Bandolero program.

Hall's 20-lap triumph in the Legends Masters feature was his 15th victory out of the last 16 races. Only a non-finish in the second Thursday Night Stampede race of the summer broke up the streak. Umscheid, who suffered his first Legends Pro Division loss since May at Houston last weekend, started another streak by taking his fourth straight Stampede win.

Andrew Lewis visited his first Stampede victory lane by topping the 20-lap Legends Semi Pro A main event while Steven Fleming garnered his second Stampede Legends Semi Pro B victory. Third Stampede victories were earned by Dean Abbey (Bandolero Bandits) and Brent Seeley (Bandolero Young Guns).

Hall passed Les Bunte on the third lap of the Masters headliner and beat Bunte to the checkered flag by three car lengths. Robert Merino claimed third.

Ryan Lawler took command from Umscheid on the second trip around the one-fifth mile asphalt oval in the Legends Pro feature. Lawler led a five-car battle for the lead until Umscheid got around in turn three on lap 17. Umscheid led to the finish and bested Kelly Vinson by five car lengths. Lawler finished third.

Lewis and Scott Evans battled side-by-side for the lead twice in the Legends Semi Pro A feature before Lewis took control on the tenth lap and won over Thomas Tucker and Gene Conley. Fleming took the Legends Semi Pro B lead on the third lap and defeated Billy Potts and Cory Jacobs.

Abbey led only the final lap of the Bandolero Bandits 15-lap run to beat Mark Webb who set the pace the opening 14 circuits. Jack Merino took third. Seeley led the Bandolero Young Guns 15-lap feature the entire distance to defeat Kevin Trammell and Mark Merino.

Charlie Calhoun from Memories won the evening's Legends Radio Race.

THURSDAY NIGHT STAMPEDE RESULTS

LIL' TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY, THURSDAY, July 12, 2001

LEGENDS CARS

PRO DIVISION

Feature (20 laps): 1. Michael Umscheid, 2. Kelly Vinson, 3. Ryan Lawler, 4. Jared Whitton, 5. Rod Slack, 6. Scott Anderson, 7. Al Seeley, 8. Hal Collins, 9. Robbie LaBard, 10. Blake Hansen, 11. J.C. Umscheid.

MASTERS DIVISION

Feature (20 laps): 1. Ronnie Hall, 2. Les Bunte, 3. Robert Merino, 4. James Landrum, 5. Steve Kidwell, 6. Larry Riggan, 7. Ron Trammell, 8. Alan Riley, 9. Rick Howle, 10. Jim Wilson, 11. Dick Hipple, 12. Cal Pearson, 13. Bob Farnham, 14. Bret Shisler, 15. Rick Billingsley, 16. Hippie Crane, 17. Les Jacobs.

SEMI PRO A DIVISION

Feature (20 laps): 1. Andrew Lewis, 2. Thomas Tucker, 3. Gene Conley, 4. Scott Evans, 5. Pat Pennington, 6. Buddy Goudy, 7. Ben Pigeon, 8. Brad Slack, 9. Rusty Vinson, 10. Scott Merino, 11. Nick Hinojosa, 12. Sabrina Kersey, 13. James Southerland, 14. Josh Whitton.

SEMI PRO B DIVISION

Feature (20 laps): 1. Steven Fleming, 2. Billy Potts, 3. Cory Jacobs, 4. Hardie Brown, 5. Jay Turner, 6. Scott Eyer, 7. Hunter Fleming, 8. Steve Maynor, 9. John Montgomery, 10. J. Alston, 11. Nur Ali, 12. Mark Smith, 13. Kelly Holt, 14. Mike Reid, 15. Robert Boudreaux.

BANDOLERO CARS

BANDITS DIVISION

Feature (15 laps): 1. Dean Abbey, 2. Mark Webb, 3. Jack Merino, 4. Alexander Montgomery, 5. Steven Abbey, 6. John Gottsacker, 7. Hoyt Rictor.

YOUNG GUNS DIVISION

Feature (15 laps): 1. Brent Seeley, 2. Kevin Trammell, 3. Mark Merino, 4. Blake Pigeon, 5. Travis Chapin, 6. Kayla Hontz.

-TMS

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Series Stock car
Drivers Andrew Lewis , Jim Wilson , Nur Ali , Ryan Lawler , Scott Anderson , Scott Evans