By Mike Ray and Ms.Hotrod
Jeremy Ottaway, Raleigh was victorious Friday evening on Fan Appreciation Night at America’s Favorite Bullring.The winner of the Pepsi/ Mt.Dew UCAR/4 Cylinder Mini Mayhem held off Sanford speedster Justin Fussell to make a 2014 trip to victory lane. Raleigh’s Chris Gault won the 4 Cylinder race within a race. Clay Jones, Goldsboro roared back through the field to win the 50 lap feature event in his Pro Coat Ford Fusion in the Metal Depot Late Model race. Austin Janocha, Clayton was your winner in the 15 lap Bandolero feature with William Trip, Jr. winning the 25 lap feature for the Legends. The Bomber division continues to grow and the winner, the Griswold Family Truckster had fans on their feet,cheering with excitement.
Goldsboro native Clay Jones continued his quest for the 2014 track championship for the Metal Depot Late Model division with family,friends and crew from victory lane.The speedster came back through the field to grab the win. Ricky Jones,McGee’s Crossroad had a great run to finish in the runner up position. Virginia’s Lin O’Neil had a strong run crossing the stripe in 3rd place followed by Thomas Chapell, Stem and Garner’s Alex Fleming in 4th and 5th place.
The 15 lap Bandoleros feature winner, Austin Janocha had another great run holding off Kade Lambert, Burlington and Ethan Johnson,Fuquay to visit victory lane.The Broadbent brothers, Henry and Zandyr rounded out the top 5 finishers.
Tripp,Jr., roared to victory in the 25 lap Legends event,the popular competitor held off a hunger pack to win in his call #911 hotrod.Tripp had to hold off the fast and furious Justin Mitchell, Jason Austin, Zack Brown and Chris Stancil to score the victory.
The Pepsi/ Mt.Dew Kickstart stars and cars of the 4 Cylinder Mini Mayhem combo event Ottaway held off Fussell, Joey Morgan,Louisburg, Les Fenton, Willow Spring and Michael Woodard, Raleigh to grab the “W”. Wake County Speedway is all about families and fun and the Gault family celebrated in victory lane with 2 podium finishes.Chris Gault, Raleigh won the 25 lap feature event over Jonathan Kornegay, Goldsboro and Kristen Gault, Raleigh. The cars of Dwayne Godwin and Patrick Arch grabbed top 5 finishes.
The Bomber division continues to grow and if you have an interest to race this could be your division. The Griswold Family Truckster complete with a cooler, picnic basket and Carolina Blue Luggage roared to victory over Neon Vernon, the Streaker, 13X and “Dan The Man”.
A huge Wake County Speedway Thank you to all the fans, drivers and crews, the staff and all who helped the track have such a fun filled night of excitement as the 52nd anniversary continues on August 8th. R.A. Jeffreys Budweiser Night at the races comes to the 1/4 mile bullring.Metal Depot Late Models,Pepsi/Mt.Dew Kickstart UCAR/ 4 Cylinder 4′s Mini Mayhem, Modified 4 Cylinders, Legends and Bando’s plus the return of the Touring Series, the Southern
Ground Pounder Vintage Racing Series featuring coupes, coaches,Chevelle’s and Nova’s as it was in the 60′s,70′s and 1980′s. Track rental,Hoosier Tires and Sunoco Gas available for sell call Coop,(919)906-1256 for more details.The “Race To Richies” contest rules plus the $20,000 to win Mid Atlantic Late Model Championship entry forms are on the website.Get them today in and save money on your entry for the November 7th and 8th allstar event!
Follow @ecspeedway on twitter, Like us on FB and on the web wakecountyspeedway.com. By the Grace of God and 600 horsepower,hope to see you August 8,2109 Simpkins Road, Raleigh,N.C.