By Mike Ray and Ms.Hotrod
Hot August night, up close,in your face racing action and the finest stars and cars of the southeast greeted fans last night at Wake County Speedway. Justin Fussell stopped “Outlaw” Robert Arch’s year long winning steak in the Walls Roofing/ C-Mini Mart 4 cylinder event Joe Heigl swept the Aviator Brewery Twin Late Model Stock events,Dillon Spain won the Dirt Cheap Sand and Gravel Legends event,Kade Lambert took the Bandolero feature and “Showtime” Sammy Pacitti nailed the Mountain Dew Kick Start Mod 4 feature.
Thank you fans for the spending an evening at the New Wake County Speedway and your support of the Cornucopia Cancer Support Center night.Last night was a huge success and a long time fan won the 50/50.
Kade Lambert increased his point lead with a victory in the Don’s Backhoe and Septic Tank Bandolero feature. Lambert thanked his family,friends and fans from victory lane.Hunter Hansen,Clayton had a great run in his Rockside Tire special roaring under the checkered flag in second place. Ethan Johnson had a strong run and held off Maddy Ryan and car #81 to come home with a 3rd place finish! The Bandolero division continues to grow; great job by all competitors.
The Aviator Brewery Late Model 30 lap Double Vision Twins were sweep by Joe Heigl but that only tells half the story. A great field of cars and 2 drivers making their first appearances at the 1/4 bullring with Tim
Allensworth in his first visit starting from P1 after a great qualifying run. The action was fast and furious through the field with battles and lead changes until contact between the leaders bunched the warriors back up! Point leader Heigl and his Performance Auto Body Chevy turned back Brandon Setzer,Hickory and Ricky Jones to secure the victory. Young Gun Bradley McCaskill driving his Atlantic Resources Chevy held off Garner’s Todd Langdon and his State Farm, Powertek, Shear Shack Ford to round out your top 5 finishers. The nightcap saw Heigl in victory lane again with McCaskill, Setzer, Fuquay-Varina’s Steve Smith and newcomer Dusty Williams rounding out the top 5.
Former track champion ,”Showtime” Sammy Pacitti had engine woes that forced the Mountain Dew Kick Start Modified feature winner to start at the rear of the field after missing practice and qualifying earlier in the evening. Early race leader Kevin Flores had a great run going before being sidelined with gremlins. Pacitti from Angier held off Raleigh’s Randy Ayers to grab the “W”.Ayers had a season best 2nd place finish as he continues to get stronger as the season continues. Dennis “The Dominator” Capps, Garner in his Cleveland Draft House Ford ran 3rd followed by Fayetteville driver Mark Hovis and Tommy Turner,Raleigh rounding out the top 5.
The Dirt Cheap Sand and Gravel Legend feature winner Dillon Spain made his 5th trip of the year to victory lane. Dillon worked his way through the field and held off Billy Hall for the victory in 25 lap feature. Fayetteville speedster and muti-time track champ Billy Gomez,Jr. ran third followed by car #39 and Kenneth Tripp.
Wake County Speedway roars back into action on August 23 with another evening of fun filled excitement. Fan Appreciation Night is going to be one Hot August night! Wake County Speedway is located off N.C. highway 401 S. of Raleigh,N.C. on Simpkins Road,Bring your family and friends out,by the Grace of GOD and 600 horsepower,hope to see you at the races!Follow us on FB,on Twitter @wcspeedway or www.wakecountyspeedway.com. Thank you.