By Mike Ray and Ms.Hotrod
New stars and cars from central Virginia and the tidewater region greeted a great group of fans Friday night at Wake County Speedway. Fan Appreciation Night at America’s favorite bullring was a huge success with multiple giveaways courtesy of Aviator Brewery,Red Robin Restaurant,Tripps Restaurant/Walls Roofing and R.E.I. Outdoors of Cary.Winners for the evening included; Maddy Ryan, Brandon Setzer, Dillon Spain, Robert Arch, Justin Fussell and Joe Heigl.
The Wilson Backhoe and Septic Bandoleros 15 lap feature event was won by Maddy Ryan for her 2nd win of the 2013 racing season. Ryan’s car was on the money as she streaked to victory. Bradley Wilson ran a strong race to nail a 2nd place finish followed by Hunter Hansen,Clayton is the Rockside Tires Bandolero. Point leader Kade Lambert and Ethan Johnson rounded out the top 5 finishers.
The Aviator Brewery Late Model Division winner of the 1st twin 30 lap feature was Hickory speedster Brandon Setzer. Setzer was in the groove during the race, turning wicked fast laps to hold off point leader Joe Heigl, Garner and his Performance Auto Body LMS. Garner’s Todd Langdon and his State Farm,Powertek Washing,Shear Shack ran a great race to roar under the checkered flag in 3rd place with Cory Walker,Apex and Ricky Jones rounding out the top 5 finishers.
6 wins on the season for Young Gun Dillon Spain and his team at the New Wake County Speedway this year. Spain held off Billy Hall and Fayetteville driver Billy Gomez,Jr.in winning the Dirt Cheap Sand and Gravel 25 lapper. Legends cars #3 and #98 roared under the stripe in fourth and fifth place.
Week in and week out the Walls Roofing U-Cars/ C Mini Mart 4 cylinder drivers put on an amazing show and tonight was a wild one. The “Outlaw” Robert Arch has had a season to write home about; 10 wins in 10 Walls Roofing U-Car events this year. Arch used a 3 wide pass coming out of turn 4 to grab the win .Justin Fussell roared under the flag in 2nd place followed by Alex Fleming and Scott Liles.
The nightcap race of the evening, the Aviator Brewing Late Model second 30 lap twin event winner of the evening was current point leader Garner’s Joe Heigl. Heigl won for the 6th time during the season holding off the winner of the 1st race, Brandon Setzer and Ricky Jones.Todd Langdon,Cory Walker and the Va. cars of #1 Va. and #02.Thank you guy’s for towing down and running with us.
Wake County Speedway will close out the 2013 racing season on September 6,2013. $3000.00 dollars to win 100 laps on the 1/4 mile bullring for the Aviator Brewery Late Models plus racing in all divisions.5 Feature events including 6 divisons of up close in your face racing excitement. Great concessions,fun filled family entertainment,the greatest fans,all await you at the New Wake County Speedway. Wake County is located off Highway 401 South,Raleigh,N.C. on Simpkins Road. Follow us on Facebook;Twitter @wcspeedway or www.wakecountyspeedway.com. By the grace of God and 600 horsepower,hope to see you at the races!