August 23, 2014
By Mike Ray
Sanford Speedster Justin Fussell turned back all challenger’s on fight ALS night at Wake County Speedway in the 25 lap feature for the Pepsi/Mt.Dew UCAR/ 4 Cylinder Mini Mayhem event. Clay Jones,Goldsboro continued his winning ways in the 50 lap Metal Depot Late Model feature. Billy Hall grabbed another victory in the Legends feature while Austin Janocha won the 15 lap Bandolero feature. The traveling series Eastern Midgets made their 1st ever appearance at the speedway and Chris Lamb won the 30 lap feature event. The Bomber class was won by Clark Griswold aka Hitman.
The Friday night festivities were highlighted by the 50/50 drawing with Adam Resnick matching the pot and collecting $500.00 for the ALS Foundation. Young Gun Austin Janocha held off hard charging Ethan Johnson to make a victory lane trip in the 15 lap Bandolero feature event.
Billy Hall made a return trip to victory lane in the 25 lap Legend feature. Hall won a great battle over Dillon Spain to secure the victory. Jason Austin roared under the checkered flag in 3rd place with Kenneth Tripp,Jr. Raleigh and Stephen Ford,Willow Spring coming home in 4th and 5th place.
The Eastern State Midget Touring Series victory winner was Chris Lamb. Blaine Leydig was the runner up in the 30 lap feature with Nolan Allison, Tyler Corriher and New Jersey’s Nikki Carroll your top 5 finishers.
Justin Fussell, Sanford ran a great race to visit victory lane in the 25 lap Pepsi/Mt.Dew UCAR/4 Cylinder Mini-Mayhem feature. Adam Murray had a great run to come under the waving checkered flag in 2nd place followed by Raleigh’s Darrell Haynie, Jessie Richardson,Jr.,Knightdale and Kristen Gault, Raleigh.
The 50 lap Metal Depot Late Model feature winner was Goldsboro’s Clay Jones. Jones continued his magic to make another trip to victory lane holding off Garner wheelman Alex Fleming. Jones and his Pro Coat Chevy have got America’s Favorite Bullring figured out this 2014 racing season. Garner’s Todd Langdon. Raleigh’s Bobby Gower and Fuquay-Varina driver Steve Smith rounded out the top 5 positions.
The hot August nights celebration continues next weekend August 29th and 30th as the Super Late Model Shootout, the Allison Legacy Touring Series, the Chargers and the 4 Cylinder Mini- Mayhem come to town for a 2 day speedfest. The Allison brothers, Bobby and Donnie from the Alabama Gang plus Pocono winner, Justin Allison and Davey’s son Robbie will all be in the county next Saturday for the $3000.00 to win 100 laps SLM Shootout.the $1000.00 to win Charger event, the Allison Legacy Cars feature event and the 50 lap Mini-Mayhem event. Friday night practice will run from 6 pm til 10 pm with the Big Show on Saturday. The pits open early Saturday at 12 pm with the Grandstands opening at 2 pm.
The Wake County Speedway website; FB and twitter @wcspeedway are great ways to follow everything happening at Wake County Speedway. Wake County Speedway is located at 2109 Simpkins Road. Bring your camera’s and sharpies and get ready for the return of the Super Late Models to the county. Great racing entertainment,concessions and a fun filled evening await. By the grace of GOD and 600 horsepower,hope to see you at the races.