David Clark Continues to Dominate at WCS

June 7, 2010

The Dunn-Benson Ford Super Late Model Division ran their third race of 2010 at the historic .23 mile bullring in Raleigh, NC, and for the third time this season David Clark completed the 50 laps as the victor. Clark took his second straight pole of the season, bettering Joe Heigl’s time by a tenth of a second. Clark, who led every lap, was continually pursued by Heigl throughout the race. Despite a late run from Heigl while Clark worked through lapped traffic, Clark came home the victor. The second place finish is Heigl’s second. Charlie Stephenson came home third, the first car one lap down.

For the first time in 2010 the NC Iron Works Pro Modified had a new winner. Point-leader Justin Jones took the pole and led early. Alex Fleming, driving “Rocket” Bob Carter’s machine, trailed in second early. Slower traffic would give Fleming the upper hand, as Jones would have to check up and Fleming sailed by on lap 18. Five laps later, Fleming drifted up the track and Justin Jones passed back.

Justin Jones led the subsequent five laps, until a rear end housing let go, causing an early end to Jones’ night. With Jones out of the picture, Alex Fleming took home his first Pro Modified win. Dennis Capps would come home second, the first car a lap down. Mark Hovis finished third.

In Limited Late Models, Frankie Dominick Jr. made it a perfect five for five on the season. Cory Walker continued his streak of second place finishes, unable to keep pace with the five-time winner and point leader. Tony Cooper took third place in his first start of 2010.

Jesse Duke took his fourth win in five tries in Citgo Mini-Mart Four Cylinders, but the big story was the race for second place. Wilbur Duke and Tommy Turner raced neck and neck throughout the second half of the race, with Tommy Turner scoring his best career finish. Wilbur Duke finished third.

Matt Grimes continued his dominance in Dirt Cheap Sand, Rock & Mulch UCARs, beating Kyle Bell and Robert Arch. Bell would take second late, taking advantage of a turn 4 mistake by Arch. In Mini Cups, Lawson Flood held off a hard-charging Blake Raynor for the win, with Will Bristol coming across third.

Racing returns to the Wake County Speedway bull ring on June 11 with a full night of racing. In action will be The NC Iron Works Pro Modifieds, Limited Late Models, Citgo Mini-Mart 4 Cylinders, Dirt Cheap Sand Rock & Mulch UCARs, as well as US Legends International. Tickets for all regular racing at Wake County Speedway race nights is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, military personnel and teens 12-19. Kids from 6-11 are just $5, with kids 5 and under free.

Ken Childs
Wake County Speedway
(919) 641-6122

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