By Mike Ray and Ms.Hotrod
Goldsboro’s Clay Jones wheeled his Pro Coat Ford Fusion into victory lane twice Friday night at America’s Favorite Bullring. The action packed evening featured 7 divisions and 7 races on R.A.Jeffrey’s Budweiser Night At The Races.
The Bandolero Division kicked off the evening’s card and after 15 exciting laps, multi-time winner Kade Lambert, Burlington held off Fuquay speedster Ethan Johnson, Virginia’s Bradley Wilson and Austin Janocha, Clayton for the victory. Kade thanked his fans, family and friends from victory lane.
A great night of action in the Legends Division saw Billy Hall in victory lane after 25 hard fought laps. Dwayne Holder, Dillon Spain, Clayton, William Tripp, Jr., Raleigh and Jason Austin rounded out the top 5 finishers.
The Pepsi/ Mountain Dew UCAR/ 4 Cylinder Mini- Mayhem winner Michael Rouse was just one of the down east invaders getting ready for the mini-mayhem race later in the season. Sanford speedster, Justin Fussell roared under the stripe in 2nd place with Adam Murray driving the Louis Clement Special in 3rd place in the 4 Cylinder segment of the combo event. Raleigh’s Darrell Haynie was victorious in UCAR class Haynie thanked God, his fans and family and stated from victory lane that his McDonalds Honda continues to improve. Chris Gault,Raleigh held off Jonathan Kornegay to grab a fine 2nd place finish.
Roxboro’s Brandon Baker picked up another victory in the 25 lap Pro 4 Modified feature event.The driver of the Summey Electric Hotrod held off Raleigh wheelman Keith Oliver and Dennis “The Dominator” Capps to make a trip to victory lane. The Cleveland Draft House Capps Team of drivers rounded out the top 5 with Raleigh’s Matthew Denton and Clayton’s Aaron Champion.
The twin 30 lap features for the Metal Depot Late Models had fans on their feet during the action packed evening. The Bounty Hunters were locked and loaded but “Wheelman” Clay Jones had a better idea with his Ford. Jones started P2 for the first 30 lap feature and was victorious over Joe Heigl, Angier and his Performance Auto Body mount. “Racing” Randy Renfrow, Willow Spring crossed under the checkered flag in 3rd with Ricky Jones and Thomas Chapell rounding out the top 5 finishers. The second 30 lap feature awaited Jones and his quest to double down in victory lane. The Bounty was still up for grabs and Garner’s Alex Fleming held off Jones for the victory only to be DQ’ed in the room of doom;the tech shed. Jones held off Joe Heigl, Randy Renfrow, Ricky Jones and Virginia driver Lin O’Neil to score the win.
Wake County Speedway is located at 2109 Simpkins Road in Raleigh,N.C.. The finest stars and cars from the region will roar into the bullring on August 22, 2014 for another fun-filled evening of up close,in your face,racing entertainment.The “Race to Richies” Contest continues to win $500.000! Drivers/Car Owners register before the August deadline for the $20,000 to win Mid-Atlantic Late Model Championship Shootout. USAC Honda Eastern Midgets plus Bombers plus a full card are on tap. Track Rental, Sunoco Fuel and Hoosier Tires for sale,call Michael Cooper 919-906-1256. Like Wake County Speedway on FB, follow on Twitter @wcspeedway and the web,www.wakecountyspeedway.com.By the Grace of GOD and 600 horsepower,hope to see you at the races