Bissette Takes Win Number 2 for 2014

With impending weather in the area, everyone was anxious and the track staff took control as we went into hurry up mode. Fitting 5 divisions of racing in would be a challenge, but County Line Raceway staff would do their best to move the show along, and the drivers would put on a great show.

Our first feature of the night, the Super Stock 4 cylinders, would see Bill Winstead & Nevin Twiddy on the front row. (Hunter Bailey should have started on the pole, but due to some type of mechanical issue possibly, he came out to start at the rear of the field after the other cars had rolled from the grid.) Bill Winstead took the point quickly followed by Nevin Twiddy, John Proctor, Austin Holcombe and James Manning. Twiddy would lose a few spots allowing Proctor, Holcombe, Manning & James Bailey to move up. Hunter Bailey charged through the field up to 4th spot, relegating James Bailey to 5th. Lap 16 would see Hunter get loose in turn 3 while trying to keep off another car, sending him up the little hill in 4 through the grass and back down the other side. No caution as Hunter kept control and although that dropped him back to the rear, it was some awesome driving on his part. Up front, Bill Winstead continued to lead John Proctor, Austin Holcombe, James Bailey & James Manning. Bill Winstead would go on to bring home his second win of the year. He was followed by John Proctor, Austin Holcombe, James Bailey & James Manning.

Next out, the PL Woodard Pure Stock 4 with Wade Ferrell & Amanda Liles leading the field to green. Ferrell would jump out to the lead putting about 6 car lengths between him & Amanda Liles. Paul Peele would make his way around Liles, moving up to 2nd place, bringing Carly Fulghum with him to take over 3rd. Liles fell back to 4th with Kevin Beard rounding out the top 5. Caution lap 10 when two cars got around over in turn 1. Under this caution 3rd place Fulghum and 5th place Beard would head to the pits. Fulghum would be done for the night after dropping a lot of fluid on the track & Beard would come back out to finish the feature. Back green with Ferrell leading Peele, Liles, Anthony Silveri & Willie Schwann. Beard would get around Schwann and Silveri just as Liles slowed on the backstretch. Quick caution but right back green with Ferrell still out front. Wade Ferrell would bring home his 9th win of the year. He was followed by Paul Peele, Anthony Silveri, Kevin Beard & Willie Schwann.

Our third feature event, the Open Wheel Modifieds, lined up on the backstretch with Taylor Cook & Ryan Toole on the front row. Taylor broke the track record earlier tonight with 15.372! Green flag and Taylor Cook jumps out to about a car length lead over Ryan Toole. Matt Quade, Brett Hamilton & Gary Long rounded out the top 5. A couple of cautions would slow this 25 lap event, but nothing it seemed could slow Taylor Cook! He sailed around the track at a blistering pace, eventually bringing home his 2nd win of the year at County Line Raceway. He was followed by Ryan Toole, Matt Quade, Brett Hamilton & Gary Long.

Up next, the Pure Stock 4 cylinders, with Gary Dillon and Cody Keith on the front row. Gary Dillon would take the lead at the drop of the green followed by Cody Keith, Robby Causby, JP Brantley & Bobby Crawford. The caution would fly early as a car would go around over in turn 4. Back green with Dillon leading Keith, Causby, Brantley & Joey Morgan. Robby Causby worked his way around Cody Keith to take over 2nd place as Jeremy Benson took over 5th from Joey Morgan. Caution again on lap 5 for 2 cars out of shape on the backstretch. Back green with no change in the top 5. Lap 14 would see a pretty big wreck over in turn 4 with one car almost turning over. All were able to continue except Jeremy Benson. After a few minutes to get things cleaned up, we were back green with 3 to go. Gary Dillon would lead the remaining laps bringing home his 11th win of the year. He was followed by Robby Causby, JP Brantley, Cody Keith & Bobby Crawford.

Our final feature event of the night, the ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning division, lined up on the backstretch waiting for their cue to roll off. Kent Wright would lead this field to the green flag for 20 door banging laps. A stack up on the start with Skeeter Liles putting his car in a very tight spot to take over 2nd place from Matthew Bissette and everyone behind them stacked up. Lane Proctor would bring the yellow out when he suffered a left rear flat during the bunch up on the start. Back green and 3 wide down the front straightaway! Kent Wright would take the lead out of turn 1 followed by Skeeter Liles, Matthew Bissette, Mark Boykin and Chris Radford. Cy Nelms, Jr. was challenging for 5th when the leader spun solo in turn 4. Skeeter Liles would inherit the lead wile Cy Nelms, Jr. moved up to 5th. Challenge for the lead on the backstretch on lap 7 with Matthew Bissette getting up beside Liles. Beating and banging through 3 and 4, Bissette would come out of turn 4 with the lead. Cy Nelms, Jr. moved up to 3rd, Mark Boykin held onto 4th and Chris Radford rounded out the top 5. Caution again lap 11 for a spin in turn 4. Back green pretty quick, but back under caution for Britches Liles on the backstretch. Back green with Bissette leading Liles, Nelms, Jr., Boykin & Radford. Cy Nelms Jr. would challenge Liles for 2nd spot as Matthew Bissette rolled to his 2nd victory of the year. Skeeter Liles would come home 2nd followed by Cy Nelms, Jr., Mark Boykin & Chris Radford.

Please be sure to join us next week as we host the Steel Block Nationals – I-95 Late Model Challenge Night 2 Late Model race for $4,000 to Win! Also on the schedule, the Thunder & Lightning, Super Stock Four Cylinder, Pure Stock V-8 & Pure Stock Four Cylinder divisions. As always, if you have any questions, please contact the track at 252-985-1949 or visit our website at www.countylineracewaync.com, www.localracechat.com, our Facebook or our Twitter. Thanks for your support & we’ll see you next week at the Line!

August 9th Cancelled

Due to the amount of rain received at the track and the impending forecast, track officials have made the decision to cancel tonight’s racing activities.  The next scheduled event for CLR is Saturday night, August 16.  This will be Kid’s Night.  Kids will have the opportunity to race their bicycles on the same track as their favorite drivers.  Five divisions of racing action are on the card including the Late Models, ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning, Super Stock Four Cylinders, Pure Stock Four Cylinders, and PL Woodard Pure Stock V-8.  Pit gates open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00 and practice is slated for 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $15 for adults, $5 for kids 11-15, and Free for kids 10 & under.  Pit admission is $25.  We hope to see you next Saturday night at THE LINE!

ARCO Restoration Summer Slam Night of Racing

A beautiful sun greeted spectators, drivers, crews & staff today for the ARCO Restoration Summer Slam sponsored by ARCO Restoration. With 5 full classes of racing ready to go, everyone was excited to get cars on the track.

Our first event of the night, the Super Stock 4 Cylinders, lined up outside turn 4 with Hunter Bailey & Bill Winstead on the front row. Bill WInstead would take the point out of turn 2 with a powerful drive off the top of the track. Hunter Bailey fell into 2nd followed by Jason Horne, James Manning & Eric Hill. The yellow would come out on lap 2 for a spin over in turn 4 but we were quickly back green. Winstead leads H. Bailey, Horne, Manning & Hill. Back in 7th and 8th spot, Jamie Bailey & John Proctor would battle over that spot with Bailey holding it and Proctor wanting it. Up front, Bailey pulled alongside Winstead to challenge for the lead and slight contact was made resulting in a flat tire for Bailey. Back green with Winstead leading a very hard charging Horne, Hill, Manning & John Proctor. Side by side all the way out of turn 4 into turn 1 & 2, and down the backstretch as we came to the half-way mark. Austin Holcombe would have some contact from Jamie Bailey over in turn 4 on lap 13 which would result in Holcombe going down the hot pit. After getting Holcombe’s car towed to the pits, we were back green with Winstead leading Horne, but Winstead wouldn’t hold that lead for long as Horne made his way around to take the point. Horne would lead the final laps as this race as he took the checkers. Bill Winstead came home 2nd followed by John Proctor, Hunter Bailey who recovered from an earlier flat tire, and James Manning.

Next up, the PL Woodard Pure Stock V8 division with Wade Ferrell & Willie Schwann on the front row. Wade Ferrell would take the lead followed by ROy Hall, Gary WHitley, Phillip Lamm. Caution out early for 2 cars spinning over in turn 3, but we were back green with Ferrell leading the way. Ferrell held off a hard charge from Hall, but Hall slipped just a bit allowing Whitley to take over 2nd spot. Whitley tried to get around Ferrell, to no avail. Caution again for Mike Wall & Anthony Silveri, but again, we were back green. Ferrell held off Whitley to bring home his 8th win of the season. He was followed by Gary Whitely, Roy Hall, Phillip Lamm & Willie Schwann.

The always exciting Pure Stock 4 cylinder division with Gary Dillon and Cooper Edwards on the front row. Dillon jumped out to the lead followed by Edwards, Michael Webb, Joey Morgan & Robby Causby. Caution out lap 2 for a spin and almost pile up of several cars in turn 4. Luckily, only 1 car went around & several made evasive maneuvers to avoid the possible pile up. Back green with Dillon leading Webb, Causby, Edwards and Timmy Mills. Lap 7 would see another caution for some debris over in turn 2, and once track staff removed it, we were back green with Dillon leading Webb, Causby, Edwards & Mills. Lap 13 would see 5th place Mills exit the track giving the 5th spot to JP Brantley. Gary Dillon would bring home his 9th win of the year followed by Michael Webb, Robby Causby, Cooper Edwards & JP Brantley.

After a pace lap led by our primary sponsor, ARCO Restoration, Skeeter Liles would lead this 14 car field to the green flag. Skeeter Liles took the lead followed by Lane Proctor, Matthew Bissette, Mark Boykin & Scott Baines. Lap 2 would see a caution for a spin over in turn 4 and after clearing the track we were back green with Skeeter Liles leading. Lap 4 would see another caution over in turn 4 for a spin, and after a push by track staff we were back green with Liles leading Lane Proctor, Matthew Bissette, Mark Boykin & Scott Baines. Back green with Skeeter Liles leading Proctor, Bissette, Boykin & Spud Liles. By lap 15, the leader was lapping traffic. Lap 17 would see the caution out again for Jeff Stott who spun over in turn 3. Back green with 3 to go, Skeeter Liles still leading. Skeeter Liles would bring the win followed by Lane Proctor, Matthew Bissette, Mark Boykin & Spud Liles.

Our final event of the night, the Late Models, would line up with thundering motors over in turn 4 with Michael Batten on the pole. Batten qualified earlier with a 14.661. On his outside, the Kamikaze Kid, Dustin Mitchell. Mitchell would get the lead out of turn 2 on the high side followed by Michael Batten, Christian Joyner, Roger Lucas & Christian Thomas. Just as the leader crossed the stripe to complete lap 1, Carlton Toney would go around in turn 4 bringing out the caution. After he was situated, we were back green with Mitchell leading. Lap 10 would see the caution as Spencer Liggon hit the wall hard right out of turn 2. Back green with Mitchell leading Batten, Joyner, Lucas & Thomas. Dustin Mitchell would simply dominate this 30 lap feature, lapping cars with ease as the laps wound down. Bringing home his 3rd win of the season, Dustin Mitchell takes the checkers. He was followed by Michael Batten, Christian Joyner, Roger Lucas & Christian Thomas.

Just a reminder, County Line will be closed next Saturday, but will return to a regular schedule on July 26th for the PL Woodard & Company Pure Stock V-8 Special. We’ll also have the Late Models, Thunder & Lightning, Super Stock Four Cylinders & Pure Stock Four Cylinders. As always, if you have any questions, please call the track at 252-985-1949, check our website at www.countylineracewaync.com, www.localracechat.com, our twitter or Facebook. Thanks for your continued support & we’ll see you July 26th at the Line.

Erwin Takes Round 3 Of the I-95 Late Model Challenge

One could not have asked for better weather as everyone rolled into County Line Raceway for the I 95 Late Model Challenge. With $2500 on the line, it was anyone’s race to win tonight. Also on the schedule, the Super Stock 4 Cylinders, Pure Stock 4 Cylinders, Pure Stock V8′s & the Open Wheel Modifieds.

After a wonderful 4 wide salute to the fans by all the drivers of County Line Raceway, we were ready to go green for our first feature!

Our first event, the Super Stock 4 cylinders would line up with John Carroll & Damien Bryant on the front row. Coming out of turn 2, Austin Holcombe would take over the 2nd spot and make a pass on Damien Bryant for the lead, taking the top spot out of turn 3. James Bailey would take over 2nd spot followed by Damien Bryant, John Carroll & John Proctor. Proctor would slow over in turn 4 with a right rear flat, bringing out the caution, and as he was coming down the hot pit, Damien Bryant would also pit, as he also suffered a flat. Back green with Holcombe leading J. Bailey, Glenn Bottoms, John Carroll & Jesse Duke. Caution again for the 2 of Lee Hicks who got out of shape out of turn 4 and ended up on the berm at the hot pit. With 3 laps complete, we were back green with Holcombe leading J. Bailey, Bottoms, Carroll & Duke. John Proctor moved his way into the top 5 taking over the 5th spot from Duke and started challenging John Carroll for 4th spot. He would complete the pass in turn 3. Proctor would move around Glenn Bottoms on the high side to take over 3rd and set his sights on 2nd place James Bailey. Michael Hill would bring out the caution when he slowed in front of the field over in turn 3. Back green with 10 laps complete, Austin Holcombe leads James Bailey, John Proctor, Hunter Bailey & Glenn Bottoms. Austin Holcombe continued to pace the field while behind him it was a 3 car battle for 2nd spot. James Bailey had it, but Hunter Bailey & John Proctor wanted it. Proctor went high, but couldn’t complete the pass and slipped back to 4th behind Hunter Bailey. Austin Holcombe would bring home the win followed by James Bailey, Hunter Bailey, John Proctor & Glenn Bottoms.

Up next, the PL Woodard Pure Stock V8 division with Wade Ferrell & Gary Whitley leading the field to green. Gary Whitley would take the point out of turn 2 followed by Wade Ferrell, Roy Hall, Anthony Silveri & Willie Schwann. Kyle Howard would bring out the first caution of the night with a spin over in turn 4 on lap 2. Back green with Whitley leading Ferrell, Hall, Silveri & Carly Fulghum. Working lap 6 and Wade Ferrell is trying to close in on Whitley for the lead. Roy Hall still held on to 3rd spot followed by Carly Fulghum & Anthony Silveri. As the laps wound down, it appeared that Gary Whitley would run away with until coming to the white flag, he suffered a mechanical failure that would slow him drastically in turn 4 allowing Wade Ferrell to get around him for the win. Roy Hall came home 2nd followed by Carly Fulghum, Willie Schwann & Anthony Silveri.

The return of the Open Wheel Modifieds would see Ryan Toole & Matt Quade on the front row. Ryan Toole would take the lead quickly out of turn 2 followed by Matt Quade, Eric Bentley, Brian Anderson & Greg Brown. Caution would come out for Lance Grady as he slowed on the backstretch, but we were quickly back green. Ryan Toole continued to lead Matt Quade, Eric Bentley, Brian Anderson & Greg Brown. Lap 10 would see the caution again for a couple of cars spinning over in turn 4. Back green with Ryan Toole leading Matt Quade, Eric Bentley, Brian Anderson & Greg Brown. Ryan Toole would go on to bring home his 2nd win in a row followed by Matt Quade, Eric Bentley, Brian Anderson & Greg Brown.

Our 4th feature of the night, the Pure Stock 4 cylinders would line up with Michael Webb & Jeremy Benson on the front row. Webb & Benson would race door to door down the backstretch battling for the lead with Webb coming out in front of Benson. Cooper Edwards, Robby Causby & JP Brantley would round out the top 5. Lap 6 would see the first caution when 5th place JP Brantley spun over in turn 4. Back green with Webb leading Benson, Edwards, Causby & Gary Dillon. Michael Webb would continue to pace the field, closing in on the tail of the field as Gary Dillon worked his up to 2nd spot. Michael Webb would take the white flag a straightaway ahead of Gary Dillon, and as Dillon went into turn 2, he would spin, losing his 2nd place position! Michael Webb would go on to bring home the win followed by Jeremy Benson, Cooper Edwards, David Haggins & Brent Atkinson.

Our final feature, Race #3 in the I95 Challenge, would line up outside of turn 4 with Russell Erwin & Dustin Mitchell on the front row. Russell Erwin would edge out in front of Dustin Mitchell just barely to take the lead. Door to door these 2 would run all the way through turn 3 going into 4, drag racing down the front stretch. As the field came through turn 2, one car would get completely sideways causing a 7 melee. From what race control could see, Daniel Tucker, JP Cascell, Lewis Denton, Dennis Feheley, Robbie Emory, John Eller & Christian Thomas would all suffer damage with a Tucker & Denton being towed to the pits. After clean up, we were back green with Russell Erwin leading Dustin Mitchell, Sean Harrell, Michael Batten & Damon Kotke. Michael Batten would get around Sean Harrell to take over 3rd spot right as Dykes Maynard slowed over in turn 4 to bring out the caution. Back green with Erwin leading Mitchell, Batten, Harrell & Kotke. Lap 17 would see the leader catching the tail of the field as he continued to set a furious pace in this 40 lap feature. Jay Sessoms would suffer an issue that would see him slow in turn 4 bringing out the caution on lap 28. Back green with Erwin continuing to lead Mitchell, Batten, Harrell & Kotke. Erwin would dominate this field, lapping cars with ease as we approached the final laps. With 2 to go, Travis Hair would bring out the caution over in turn 2 and after being towed to the pits, we were back green for the final 2 laps. Russell Erwin leads Dustin Mitchell, Michael Batten, Sean Harrell & Damon Kotke. Three races in the I 95 Late Model Challenge, 3 different winners! Russell Erwin brings home the $2500 paycheck tonight followed by Dustin Mitchell, Michael Batten, Sean Harrell & Damon Kotke.

Be sure to join us next week for a regular line up of racing including Late Model, Thunder & Lightning, Super Stock Four Cylinder, Pure Stock V-8 & Pure Stock Four Cylinder. As always, if you have any questions, please call the track at 252-985-1949, check our website www.countylineracewaync.com, www.localracechat.com, our Facebook or our twitter.

As always, thank you for your continued support of County Line Raceway & we’ll see you next week at the Line.

Dillon Continues Pure Stock Four Cylinder Dominance

An absolutely beautiful day greeted driver, crews, fans & staff as everyone was ready for some good ol’ Saturday night dirt racing action. Tonight, we welcomed the Bell & Bell Vintage race cars for the first time. Also on the schedule, the Super Stock 4′s, PL Woodard Pure Stock V8′s, Pure Stock 4′s & the ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning.

Up first, our very popular Super Stock 4 division, with John Proctor & John Carroll on the front row. Caution 1 would come out for John Carroll over in turn 4 when he spun on lap 1. Back green with John Proctor leading Brian Medlin, Hunter Bailey, Austin Holcombe & James Bailey. Hunter Bailey would take over 2nd spot from Medlin and start challenging Proctor for the lead. Caution 1 would come out for the J2 of James Bailey & John Carroll when they spun over coming off of turn 4. Back green with Proctor leading Hunter Bailey, Brian Medlin, Austin Holcombe & James Bailey. Hunter Bailey would work his way around Proctor to take the lead on lap 5 as Austin Holcombe would get around Medlin to take over 3rd. Lap 14 would see the caution for Glenn Bottoms over on the backstretch. Tightening the field up, we were back green with Hunter Bailey leading John Proctor, Austin Holcombe, Brian Medlin & James Bailey. Hunter Bailey would lead the remaining laps bringing home his 3rd win in a row. He was followed by John Proctor, Austin Holcombe, Brian Medlin & James Bailey.

Next up the introduction of the Bell & Bell Vintage Modified Series who would be making their first appearance at the 3/8ths mile clay oval.  Eight cars would be lined up in the infield ready for their shot to tame the bullring.  At the drop of the green flag it would be pole sitter Cameron Norris, III taking the top spot.  Three cautions would wave early for single car spins.  After a lap four restart, things would begin to heat up as the drivers got comfortable on the track.  Some paint would be traded on the backstraightaway on the final lap putting car 300 driven by Bobby Williamson hard into the backstretch wall,  with the car showing flames, the red flag would be displayed and the field would be frozen.  At the time of the red flag, Cameron Norris, III was leading and would be declared the winner.  Joey Babson would come home second, Jeremy Cumbee third, William Harrell fourth, and Jack Dysart rounding out the top five.
Up next, the PL Woodard Pure Stock V8 division with Roy Hall & Wade Ferrell on the front row. Wade Ferrell & Gary Whitley would make lap 1 very interesting as they battled for the top spot with Roy Hall. Ferrell would take the point followed by Whitely, Hall, Paul Peele & Anthony Silveri. Beating and banging, Whitley would try to get around Ferrell for the top spot but was unsuccessful and would suffer a flat tire on lap 4. Back green and Whitley was charging to get back up front at the drop of the flag. Charging up to 4th spot, Whitley was all over Paul Peele for the 3rd spot but could not get around him. Wade Ferrell would bring home the win followed by Roy Hall, Paul Peele, Gary Whitely & Anthony Silveri.

Our next feature, the Pure Stock 4′s, lined up on the backstretch with Cooper Edwards & Jeremy Benson leading the field to the green. The man everyone was watching though started at the tail of the field in 11th spot, Gary Dillon. Dillon, who’s won the past 7 races in a row, was already up to 6th spot on lap 3, passing cars on the high side & the low side all around the track. Up front, it was Cooper Edwards leading Jeremy Benson, Cody Keith, Robby Causby & Gary Dillon. Causby would lose 4th spot to Dillon as JP Brantley inched up to Causby’s bumper trying for 5th. Dillon would peak inside 3rd place Cody Keith, taking the position as the exited turn 1. Caution for moisture on the track which would bunch the field back up. Back green with Edwards leading Benson, Dillon, Causby & JP Brantley. Benson would get alongside of Edwards, nudging to take the lead, Dillon behind them waiting to make his move. Edwards would suffer a flat tire slowing him down in front of the field giving Benson the lead. Caution out for Edwards, and under caution, Benson would pit as well moving Gary Dillon to the top of the board. Back green with Gary Dillon leading Robby Causby, Brent Atkinson, JP Brantley & Timmy Mills. Brantley would move around Atkinson for the 4th spot with 2 laps to go. Coming to the checkers, it would be Gary Dillon for the 8th time in a row, Robby Causby, JP Brantley, Brent Atkinson & Timmy Mills.

Lining up on the infield for their 2nd feature, the Bell & Bell Vintage Racecars were ready for their 2nd 15 lap feature. Earl Farmer would take command quickly, leading Jeremy Cumbee, Cameron Norris, III, Joey Babson and WC Bell. Lap 6 would see 3rd place Norris, III go around over in turn 2. Back green with Farmer leading  Cumbee, Cameron Norris, III, WC Bell & Willaim Horell. Cameron Norris would make a challenge and take over 2nd spot hoping to make it up to take the lead. Unfortunately the laps would run out and Earl Farmer would bring home the win. He was followed by Cameron Norris, III, Jeremy Cumbee, WC Bell & William Horrell.

Our final event of the night, the ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning division lined up for their 20 lap feature with Lane Proctor on the pole. Matthew Bissette would start on the outside. After a shuffle on the start, Proctor would go to the rear of the field due to getting involved in a spin over in turn 4 on lap 1. With no laps complete, we would see a complete restart putting Cy Nelms, Jr. on the front row. Green flag and Nelms take the point quickly followed by Matthew Bissette, Skeeter Liles, Scott Baines & Spud Liles. Lap 13 would see 5th place Liles go behind the wall moving Lane Proctor back into the top 5. Bissette was inches away from the leaders bumper as the laps wound down, trying to get around him to take the lead. With 3 to go Bissette was using all of the racetrack to make his way around Nelms, Jr. but couldn’t complete the pass. Cy Nelms, Jr. would bring home the win followed by Matthew Bissette, Skeeter Liles, Scott Baines & Lane Proctor.

Please join us next week as we host the I-95 Late Model Challenge #3! Friday night, these guys will race at Clary’s for $5000 to win, followed by the 3rd race in the Challenge here at County Line for $2500 to win. Also on the schedule, the Open Wheel Modifieds, Super Stock Four Cylinders, Pure Stock V-8s & Pure Stock Four Cylinders. As always, if you have any questions please call the track at 252-985-1949, check our website at www.countylineracwaync.com, www.localracechat.com, our twitter or Facebook. Thanks so much for your support & we’ll see you next week at the Line!

Michael Batten Claims First Late Model Victory

After a couple of delays for weather, the drivers & fans that stuck it out were ready to see some racing! With all 5 regular divisions scheduled to race, and after some tweaking to the race schedule, we lined up our first class of the night on the backstretch and were ready to go racing.

The Super Stock 4 division would see Austin Holcombe & John Proctor lead the field to green. Proctor & Holcombe would battle hard for the lead right from the start, but Proctor would suffer a mechanical issue on lap 1 that would send him to the pits for attention from his crew. Back green with Holcombe leading Hunter Bailey, James Bailey, Damien Bryant and James Manning. Holcombe would also suffer from a mechanical failure ending his night as Proctor was able to come back out at the tail of the field. Back green with Hunter Bailey pacing the field followed by James Bailey, James Manning, Damien Bryant & Glenn Bottoms. James Bailey, James Manning & Damien Bryant were putting on a show, running bumper to bumper and at times 3 wide fighting for position. Unfortunately, Bryant appeared to lose his engine or suffer some other type of issue that would see his night end with 5 to go. Hunter Bailey lead the field to green with 4 to go followed by James Bailey, James Manning, Glenn Bottoms and Austin Larrison. Hunter Bailey would bring home his 2nd win in a row followed by James Bailey, James Manning, Glenn Bottoms and Austin Larrison.

Our next feature, the Late Models, lined up with Russell Erwin and JC Clary on the front row. Due to weather delays, we were not able to qualify them as normal, but instead lined them up by practice speed. Unfortunately, Russell Erwin would have an issue on the warm up laps that sent him to the inside pits moving Michael Batten to the pole position. Batten would take command of this feature quickly followed by JC Clary, Christian Thomas, Dustin Mitchell and Roger Lucas. Lap 5 would see Erwin make his way onto the track and quickly start working his way through the field. Batten was still out front catching the tail of the field as Dustin Mitchell made his way up to second. Caution out for a car that couldn’t quite make it off the track in turn 2. Quick yellow as we were back green with Batten leading Mitchell, Thomas, Lucas and Clary. Batten was setting a blistering pace with Dustin Mitchell trying everything to get around him. With his first win in sight, the caution would come out with one to go. Christian Thomas, who was running 3rd at the time, spun over in turn 4. Green & white flag at the same time. Batten leading Mitchell, Lucas, Clary & Hair. Michael Batten would lead the final circuit around County Line Raceway to bring home his first win in the Late Model division. He was followed by Dustin Mitchell, Roger Lucas, JC Clary & Travis Hair.

Up next, the ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning division with Matthew Bissette & Cy Nelms, Jr. on the front row. Nelms, Jr would lead briefly but Bissette was able to get around him and bring Skeeter Liles with him. Lane Proctor held onto 3rd, Cy Nelms, Jr. 4th and Mark Boykin in 5th. Matthew Bissette held tight to the lead while Skeeter Liles tried to get up to him but with a 4 car length lead, Liles held onto the 2nd spot as Proctor held of Nelms, Jr for 3rd. Matthew Bissette would lead the remaining laps bringing home his first win of 2014. He was followed by Skeeter Liles, Lane Proctor, Cy Nelms, Jr & Mark Boykin.

Our next feature, the Pure Stock 4 division lined up on the backstretch with Brent Atkinson and Tim Mills on the front row. Atkinson would take the point followed by Tim Mills, Lee Hardie, Cooper Edwards & Robby Causby. Gary Dillon, who’s won 6 races in a row & had to start at the rear again this week had already moved up to 6th by lap 4. Lap 5 would see him get around Robby Causby to take over 5th and challenge Cooper Edwards for 4th. Dillon would get around Edwards and Lee Hardie taking over 3rd spot, while out front, Tim Mills took over the lead from Atkinson. Gary Dillon passed Atkinson to take over 2nd spot and as they crossed the line to complete lap 7, Courtney Ray would slow right in front of Dillon! Utilizing good driving, Dillon was able to get by her & maintain control. Back green and Gary Dillon was quickly challenging Mills for the lead. Cooper Edwards, running 3rd, challenged Brent Atkinson for the 2nd spot, only to make minor contact causing them both to spin on the backstretch. With 6 to go, Tim Mills lead Gary Dillon, Lee Hardie, Robby Causby & Jeremy Benson to the green flag. Going on the high side, Gary Dillon went around Mills to take the lead. Caution again when Brent Atkinson slowed in turn 4. Back green with 5 to go, Gary Dillon leading Tim Mills, Lee Hardie, Robby Causby & Jeremy Benson. Lee Hardie, running 3rd would bring out the caution on lap 13. Back green with Dillon leading Mills, Causby, Benson & Cody Keith. Gary Dillon would bring home his 7th win in a row followed by Tim Mills, Jeremy Benson, Robby Causby & Cody Keith.

Our final feature of the night, the PL Woodard Pure Stock V8 division with Gary Whitley & Paul Peele on the front row. Gary Whitley would take the point followed by Roy Hall, Paul Peele, Amanda Liles & Willie Schwann. Wade Ferrell, who started last, had worked his way up into the top 5 by lap 6 as Paul Peele fought to hold onto 4th spot as Wade Ferrell go along side him. Ferrell would complete the pass to take over 4th just as a slow car brought out the caution. Peele would spin over in turn 4 on lap 9 bringing out the caution again. Back green with Whitley leading Roy Hall, Amanda Liles, Wade Ferrell & Phillip Lamm. Wade Ferrell would get around Amanda Liles to take over 3rd as he set his sights on Roy Hall & that 2nd place position. Gary Whitley would bring home the win followed by Roy Hall, Wade Ferrell, Amanda Liles & Phillip Lamm.

Please be sure to join us next week as we host the Bell & Bell Vintage Racing Series. Also on the schedule, the ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning, Super Stock Four Cylinder, PL Woodard Pure Stock V-8 & Pure Stock Four Cylinder. If you have any questions or need more information, please call the track at 252-985-1949 or check our website at www.countylineracewaync.com, www.localracechat.com, our Facebook or our Twitter. Thanks so much for sticking with us through the multiple weather delays, and of course, for your continued support. We’ll see you next week at the Line!

Toole Takes First Open Wheel Modified Victory

An exceptionally beautiful day welcomed drivers, crews, fans & staff to County Line Raceway today as we welcomed back Open Wheel Modifieds back. Along with the Super Stock 4 cylinders, Pure Stock 4 cylinders, Pure Stock V8′s and the Late Models, everyone was looking forward to an action packed night.
Our first feature event, the Super Stock 4 cylinders, lined up on the backstretch with Jason Horne & Hunter Bailey on the front row. Good clean racing for the first 6 laps that would see John Proctor come from 12th starting spot to 6th. The caution would come out for Austin Holcombe, who was running 5th at the time, as he suffered a mechanical failure and took the hard right turn off the backstretch to head to the pits. Back green with Jason Horne leading James Manning, Hunter Bailey, James Bailey & John Proctor. Points leader John Proctor was all over the bumper of James Bailey for 4th spot finally edging up beside Bailey in turn 4 at the halfway mark. Proctor then began working on Manning for the 3rd spot as Bill Winstead kept peaking around the bumper of Bailey for 5th. Proctor was side by side with Manning in turn 4, fully taking the spot away as they crossed the stripe. Up front, Hunter Bailey maneuvered his way around Horne to take the lead with 5 to go. Hunter Bailey would bring home his first win at County Line Raceway for the 2014 season, followed by Jason Horne, John Proctor, James Manning & James Bailey.
Up next, the PL Woodard Pure Stock V8 division with Willie Schwann & Gary Whitley on the front row. Gary Whitley quickly takes the point followed by Willie Schwann, Phillip Lamm, Wade Ferrell & Kyle Howard. Phillip Lamm worked his way around Willie Schwann to take over 2nd spot right before the caution came out for Amanda Liles on lap 4. Back green with Gary Whitley leading Phillip Lamm, Wade Ferrell, Willie Schwann & Kyle Howard. Lap 9 would see the caution come out for 5th place Kyle Howard when he looped around in turn 4. Green flag with 6 to go. Gary Whitley leads Phillip Lamm, Wade Ferrell, Willie Schwann & Paul Peele. Debris would be the cause of the 3rd caution of the night on lap 13, bringing us to a green-white-checker finish. Phillip Lamm would make a move on Gary Whitley but couldn’t make it stick, the two got together, Lamm went head first into the wall & Whitley spun out in turn 4. Both drivers were ok, luckily. Wade Ferrell would go on to take the win followed by Willie Schwann, Paul Peele, Mike Wall & Anthony Silveri.
Our third feature of the night, the Pure Stock 4 division lined up with JP Brantley & Chris Collins on the front row. The man to watch, Gary Dillon who’s won 5 in a row, started last. Green flag, with a dead heat going into turn 1, but it would be Chris Collins taking the lead out of turn 2. At the back of the pack a couple of cars would get together bringing out the caution, and as soon as we were back green, another caution would come out for a solo spin in turn 4. Green flag with Chris Collins leading Cooper Edwards, JP Brantley, Lee Hardie & Robby Causby. Gary Dillon, involved in the first lap caution, would move up to the 6th spot with 5 to go. Robby Causby would get around Lee Hardie to take over 4th, while Dillon moved around him to take over 5th spot. Up front, Cooper Edwards got up beside Chris Collins, attempting to take the lead, and did coming out of turn 4. White flag, Cooper Edwards leads a very close JP Brantley & Chris Collins, when the J5 of Brantley would get into the leader Edwards spinning him out, along with himself bringing out the caution yet again. Chris Collins would lead Robby Causby, Gary Dillon, Jeremy Benson & Cody Wilson to the green/white flag. Dillon took over 2nd and then the lead all in half a lap. Gary Dillon would bring home his 6th win in a row! He was followed by Chris Collins, Robby Causby, Jeremy Benson & Cody Wilson.
Next up, the Open Wheel Modifieds would line up with Mike Reynolds, who broke Nick Hoffman’s track record earlier during qualifying would be your pole sitter. Ryan Toole, who is having an impressive season with a lot of top 5 finishes, would start on the outside. Mike Reynolds would lead the first 4 laps, but Ryan Toole would make the move to take the lead on lap 5 and start pulling away from the field. Mike Reynolds followed behind in 2nd, Greg Brown in 3rd, Lance Grady in 4th & Brian Anderson would round out the top 5. Gary Long would get around Anderson to take over the 5th spot, as Ryan Toole maintained almost a half a lap lead by lap 10 over the 2nd place of Reynolds. Greg Brown would get around Reynolds for 2nd as they took the cross flags signaling half way. No change in the top 5 as the laps wound down, Ryan Toole was setting an outstanding pace. Ryan Toole would bring home his first win of the season followed by Greg Brown, Mike Reynolds, Lance Grady & Gary Long.
Our final feature of the night, the Late Models, would see Michael Batten on the front row. Michael broke his own track record earlier with a 14.129! Beaverdam, Virginia’s Russell Erwin would start 2nd. Russell Erwin would jump out in front of the 21 of Michael Batten going into turn 1. Batten was followed by Travis Hair, Christian Joyner & Bobby Bottoms. Lap 6 would see the leader Erwin catching lap traffic. Spencer Liggon was peaking underneath Bobby Bottoms trying to take the 5th spot away. Halfway, Erwin continuing to lead Batten, Hair, Joyner & Bottoms. Spencer Liggon and Bobby Bottoms were putting on a great show for 5th, racing door to door as Erwin approached them. Side by side in front of the leader with 5 to go, Erwin patiently waited until he could get around Liggon. Russell Erwin would bring home the win followed by Michael Batten, Travis Hair, Christian Joyner & Bobby Bottoms.

Please be sure to join us next Saturday night as we have our annual Kids Night! Kids will be able to ride on racecars prior to the feature events. On the schedule, the Super Stock 4′s, Pure Stock 4′s, Pure Stock V8′s, Thunder & Lightning & the Late Models. If you have any questions, please contact the track at 252-985-1949, or check the track’s website at www.countylineracewaync.com, www.localracechcat.com, our Facebook page or our twitter. Thanks so much for all your support and we’ll see you next week at the Line!

Proctor Takes Home Big Money With Super Stock Four Cylinder Victory

Perfect weather greeted drivers, crews, staff and spectators at County Line Raceway for the Super Stock 4 Special. With 18 cars signed in for the $650 to win purse, this race would be a highlight of the features on tap for tonight.
John Proctor and Hunter Bailey would lead the field to green for 20 door banging laps. After a 4 wide salute to the fans, the green flag fell John Proctor would take the point followed by Hunter Bailey, Jason Horne, Austin Holcombe & Bill Winstead. Glenn Bottoms would bring out the caution on lap 1 when he spun over on the backstretch off of turn 2. Back green with no change in the top 5. Bill Winstead was holding off a hard charge by James Bailey in 6th as Austin Holcombe inched closer and closer to the bumper of Jason Horne. Out front, Proctor was pulling away as James Bailey got into Bill Winstead getting him out of shape before taking over the 5th position. Lap 7 would see the yellow flew for the slow car of Brian Medlin on lap. Back green with Proctor out front. Jason Horne kept getting up alongside of 2nd place Hunter Bailey as we approached the half way mark, but couldn’t complete the pass. Lap 11 would see the caution again for the 03 of Damien Bryant as he spun off of turn 2. Back green, Proctor leading Hunter Bailey, Jason Horne, Austin Holcombe & James Bailey. Jason Horne challenged Hunter Bailey for the 2nd spot and after a lap of door to door racing took the spot. James Bailey got around Austin Holcombe, then Hunter Bailey in 1 lap to move up into the 3rd spot. Austin Larrison brought out the next caution as he started blowing smoke before slowing at the turn 3 opening. Back green with 3 to go. James Bailey took over 2nd spot just as the white flag came out. John Proctor would bring home his 5th win of the season followed by James Bailey, Jason Horne, Bill Winstead & Austin Holcombe.
Our 2nd feature of the night, the PL Woodard Pure Stock V8 division lined up on the backstretch with Archie Whitley and Wade Ferrell on the front row. Wade Ferrell would jump out front quickly followed by Gary Whitley, Archie Whitley, Amanda Liles & Mike Wall. Lap 4 would see Gary Whitley challenging Wade Ferrell out of turn 4 for the lead. Side by side these 2 would race for half a lap with Whitley giving Ferrell everything he had, but Ferrell was having none of it. Whitley fell back behind Ferrell briefly only to pull alongside again! Whitley would lose a little ground to Ferrell as we approached lap 10. With 5 to go, Ashley Hall would go around on the backstretch right in front of the leaders bringing out the caution. Back green Ferrell holding off Gary Whitley, followed by Archie Whitley, Mike Wall & Paul Peele. With 3 to go, Gary Whitley was trying hard to get inside of Wade Ferrell down the backstretch, all the way into turn 4. With 13 complete, the caution would come out for a slow car on the backstretch. Back green quickly, Ferrell leading Gary Whitley, Archie Whitley, Mike Wall & Paul Peele. Wade Ferrell would bring home his 2nd win of the season. He was followed by Gary Whitley, Archie Whitley, Mike Wall & Paul Peele.
The always exciting ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning division lined up outside turn 4 with Skeeter Liles & Scott Baines on the front row. Liles would jump out in front of the field, followed by Lane Proctor, Scott Baines, Cy Nelms, Jr. and Matthew Bissette. Going into turn 2 on lap 3, Scott Baines would lose his 44 ride in front of Mark Boykin, Matthew Bissette & Spud Liles. CJ Cascell would make contact as well, and as track officials attended to the cars, Matthew Bissette would pit, along with Mark Boykin. Spud Liles would be towed to the pits, Cascell would continue, Boykin would return to the track along with Bissette. Back green with 2 complete, 18 to go, Skeeter Liles out front followed by Cy Nelms, Jr., Lane Proctor, Mark McDaniels & Johnny Edmondson. Lap 3 would see another caution for newcomer Cody Cowan who appeared to overheat over in turn 3. Green flag, Skeeter Liles out front followed by Cy Nelms, Jr., Lane Proctor, Mark McDaniels & Johnny Edmondson. On the restart, the 5th place car of Edmondson lost a rear tire, spun and collected Mark Boykin, CJ Cascell & Matthew Bissette, Scott Baines suffered some damage also. Cascell, Baines & Bissette were able to continue, as Boykin was towed to the pits. Back green with Liles leading Nelms, Jr., Lane Proctor, Mark McDaniels & Matthew Bissette. Bissette got around McDaniels for the 4th spot, and half a lap later, Baines got around McDaniels to move back up into the top 5. Lap 14 would see the caution for CJ Cascell as he spun over in turn 4. Back green with Skeeter Liles leading Cy Nelms, Jr., Lane Proctor, Matthew Bissette & Scott Baines. Skeeter Liles would bring home his 3rd win of the season. He was followed by Cy Nelms, Jr., Lane Proctor, Matthew Bissette & Scott Baines.
Our 4th feature of the night, the Pure Stock 4 division with Jeremy Benson & Bobby Crawford on the front row. After 2 attempts at a green flag start, we lined these guys up single file to get a green flag on this 15 lap race. Lap 2 would see yet another caution. Jeremy Benson leads Cody Wilson, Robby Causby, Jamie Sills & Bobby Crawford. Lee Hardie would get around Crawford to take over 5th spot, while Robby Causby got around Cody Wilson for 3rd. Gary Dillon, who started last due to winning 4 in a row, got around 3rd place Wilson as JP Brantley moved into the top 5. Gary Dillon is your new leader as he got around Benson to take the point. Benson was doing his best to hold off Causby, as JP Brantley and Lee Hardie rounded out the top 5. Caution out for a car overheating in turn 1 on lap 12. Back green with Gary Dillon leading Jeremy Benson, Robby Causby, JP Brantley and Lee Hardie. Bringing home his 5th win in a row, Gary Dillon will take the checkers. He was followed by Jeremy Benson, Robby Causby, JP Brantley and Lee Hardie.
Our final event of the night, the Late Models, lined up with Christian Joyner on the pole and Russell Erwin on the outside. On the start, Russell Erwin would jump out front followed by Christian Joyner, Spencer Liggon, Michael Batten & Roger Lucas. By lap 12, Erwin was lapping traffic and coming up on the 7th place driver, Bobby Bottoms at the half way mark. JP Cascell, in 6th, also went a lap down, leaving only 5 cars on the lead lap with 5 laps to go. It was all Russell Erwin as he lead every lap of this 30 lap feature. Russell Erwin would bring home the win followed by Christian Joyner, Spencer Liggon, Roger Lucas & Michael Batten.
Be sure to join us next weekend for the return of the Open Wheel Modifieds. Also on the schedule, the Late Models, Super Stock Four Cylinders, PL Woodard Pure Stock V-8 & the Pure Stock Four Cylinders. If you have any questions, please call the track at 252-985-1949, check our website at www.countylineracewaync.com, www.localracechat.com, our twitter or our Facebook.

Thanks for all of your support & we will see you next week at the Line.

Skeeter Liles Takes Home Big ARCO Restoration Thunder & Ligthning Win

What an absolutely gorgeous day & night for racing! The sun was shining all day, while a light breeze sifted through after the sun set, you couldn’t have asked for a better night to see the stars of County Line Raceway.
Up first, the Super Stock 4 cylinder division lined up on the backstretch with Jason Horne & Hunter Bailey on the front row. Horne quickly took the lead as they had a drag race down the front stretch. Hunter Bailey fell back to second with John Proctor in 3rd, James Bailey 4th and Bill Winstead rounding out the top 5. Hunter Bailey would get out of shape just a tad falling back to 4th spot as Mike Hall brought out the caution with a spin in turn 2. Back green with Horne leading Proctor, James Bailey, Hunter Bailey, and Bill Winstead. Caution again on lap 4 for debris over in turn 3 and on the front stretch. Green flag, Jason Horne leading Proctor, James Bailey, Hunter Bailey, and Bill Winstead. John Proctor would challenge and take the lead from Horne on the backstretch as Hunter Bailey challenged James Bailey for the 3rd spot. Bill Winstead and Austin Holcombe were battling it out for 5th spot. James Bailey & Hunter Bailey put on quite a show as they ran side by side for almost 2 laps for the 3rd spot. Hunter Bailey would take the spot away as we completed lap 12. Caution for a spin over in turn 4 when Nevin Twiddy went around. After a brief clean up we were back green with John Proctor leading Jason Horne, Hunter Bailey, James Bailey & Bill Winstead. Bill Winstead would shoot around James Bailey to take over 4th spot, as Austin Holcombe got around James Bailey to take over 5th. Hunter Bailey got up beside Jason Horne for 2nd spot taking it as they crossed the start/finish line. Lap 17 would see James Bailey, who had been running in the 6th spot, spin over in turn 2. With 3 to go, we were back green with John Proctor bringing them to the line. The red flag would come out as James Manning suffered a mechanical failure that caused him to stop which allowed Eric Hobgood would slam into the rear of the J2. Manning would take a hard hit as he shot up the track by the turn 2 exit. After clean up, we were back green. John Proctor would bring home his 4th win of 2014. He was followed by Hunter Bailey, Austin Holcombe, Jason Horne & Bill Winstead.
Out next the PL Woodard Pure Stock V8 division with Wade Ferrell & Paul Peele leading this field to green. Wade Ferrell would take the point quickly as Gary Whitely took over second spot. Gary Whitley was all over Ferrell for the lead all the way around the track as Paul Peele, Archie Whitley & Mike Wall rounded out the top 5. Only 2 cautions would slow this 15 lap event. Wade Ferrell would win followed by Gary Whitley, Paul Peele, Archie Whitley & Mike Wall.
The always exciting, Pure Stock 4 division would see Robby Causby & Jeremy Benson on the front row. Causby would jump out in front of Benson quickly followed by Lee Hardie, Brent Atkinson and Jimmy Mills. Gary Dillon & Michael Webb, who both started at the back of the field, had moved up to 6th & 5th respectively by lap 4. Caution out for David Haggins, which would slow this jumpy field of cars. Robby Causby, Jeremy Benson, Lee Hardie, Brent Atkinson & Michael Webb rounded out the top 5 as we went back green. Michael Webb would get around Brent Atkinson to take over 4th spot bringing Gary Dillon with him. Webb & Dillon would get around Lee Hardie to take over 3rd & 4th as Jeremy Benson tried to run down the leader, Robby Causby. Webb & Dillon were there as they took the cross flags for 1/2 way. The top 4 were so close there was barely any room between them. Gary Dillon and Michael Webb were side by side for 3rd spot with Dillon taking the spot away from Webb. Caution out lap 12 for Jimmy Mills, who was overheating. Back green with 3 to go. Causby leading Benson, Dillon, Webb, Hardie. Dillon made the move on Benson to take over 2nd spot to challenge Causby for the lead. With 2 to go, they were side by side and Gary Dillon would take the point coming out of turn 2. Gary Dillon, who started 17th, would bring home his 4th win of the year. He was followed by Robby Causby, Jeremy Benson, Michael Webb and Lee Hardie.
With 17 cars lined up outside of turn 4, the ARCO Restoration blasted onto the track with Matthew Bissette on the pole & Lane Proctor on the outside. These guys would battle it out for 20 laps for the $800 purse tonight, and as stacked as the field was, it was anyone’s game. Bissette would jump out front quickly followed by Lane Proctor, Cy Nelms, Jr, Skeeter Liles & Buddy Isles, Jr. Caution on lap 1 for a spin in turn 4 for Walt Gibson. Back green with Bissette leading Proctor, although Bissette would slow drastically on the backstretch allowing Proctor to get around him. Bissette would fall a few more spots as Skeeter Liles, Cy Nelms, Jr., Buddy Isles, Jr. and James Meredith rounded out the top 5. Skeeter Liles would get around Lane Proctor on lap 7. And as we were completing lap 8, Lane Proctor would suffer a mechanical issue as well. Up front, it was Skeeter Liles, Cy Nelms, Jr., Buddy Isles, Jr., James Meredith and Mark Boykin. Boykin and Meredith were battling for that coveted 4th spot, with Boykin completing the pass right before the caution came out. Back green with Liles leading Nelms, Jr., Isles, Jr., Mark Boykin and James Meredith. Matthew Bissette, who suffered some kind of issue earlier, was back in the mix as he made his way back to 5th spot. Quick caution for CJ Cascell, but we were back green with Liles continuing to lead Nelms, Jr., Isles, Jr., Boykin & Bissette. As they crossed under the checkers, it would be Skeeter Liles, Cy Nelms, Jr., Buddy Isles, Jr., Mark Boykin & Matthew Bissette.
Our final feature of the evening, the 30 lap Late Model Race. Dustin Mitchell & Christian Joyner would lead this field to the green and as they drag raced down the front stretch it would be Dustin Mitchell taking the lead. As they came around to complete lap 1, Michael Batten,  who was running in the top 5, slowed due to a flat tire in front of the rest of the field. Daniel Tucker would make contact as he had no where to go, as Steve Mendenhall spun to avoid. Daniel was unfortunately towed to the pits ending his night early. Dustin Mitchell lead Christian Joyner, Spencer Liggon, JP Cascell & Roger Lucas to the green and it wasn’t long before Mitchell was lapping the field. On lap 14, the caution would come out for Dykes Maynard. Back green with Mitchell leading Christian Joyner, Spencer Liggon, JP Cascell & Roger Lucas. Mitchell continued to dominate this race as he lead the remaining laps and brought home his 2nd win of 2014. He was followed by Christian Joyner, Spencer Liggon, JP Cascell & Roger Lucas.

Be sure to join us next week as we host the Super Stock Four Cylinder Special! This very popular class will battle it out for 20 laps & $650!! Also on the schedule, the Late Model, Thunder & Lightning,  Pure Stock V-8 & Pure Stock Four Cylinder. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to call the track at 252-985-1949, check our website at www.countylineracewaync.com, www.localracechat.com, our Facebook or twitter.

Thanks so much & we’ll see you next week at the Line!

Erwin Takes Home Ultimate Series Win

After a night of very heavy rain, everyone was ready for the Road to Jamaica 50 lap featuring the Ultimate Super Late Models. With 5 divisions running, including the Super Stock 4′s, Pure Stock 4′s, PL Woodard Pure Stock V8′s, the ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning the Ultimate Super Late Models were the icing on the cake for a full night of racing. With a packed pit area & packed grandstands, we were all ready to get this night of action packed racing under way!
Our first feature of the night, the Super Stock 4 division with Glenn Bottoms & James Manning leading the field to green. James Manning jumped out in front of the field followed by Glenn Bottoms, Austin Holcombe, Eric Hill & John Proctor. Bottoms slipped back a few spots as Austin Holcombe got around Manning for the lead. This caution free race would see Austin Holcombe lead Eric Hill, James Manning, James Bailey and Jason Horne. Hill slipped over in turn 4 allowing Manning and Bailey to pass him as the laps wound down. Coming to the checkers it would be Austin Holcombe, James Manning, James Bailey, Jason Horne & Eric Hill. This was Austin’s first win of 2014.
Up next, the PL Woodard Pure Stock V8 division. Wade Ferrell & Willie Schwann would drag race down the front stretch barreling into turn 1 with Wade Ferrell coming out in front of the field. Kevin Beard would challenge Ferrell for the top spot, taking it relegating Ferrell to 2nd. Amanda Liles & Gary Whitley were bumper to bumper as Liles held onto 3rd, and Whitley wanting it badly. Liles would suffer some kind of issue that would slow her considerably bringing out the caution with 4 to go. Back green with Beard leading Ferrell, Whitley, Schwann & Mike Wall. The top 3 were close enough to cover with a beach towel folks! With 2 to go, Mike Wall fell back as Paul Peele moved up into the top 5. At the checkers, it would be Kevin Beard bringing home his first win of 2014. Wade Ferrell, Gary Whitley, Willie Schwann & Paul Peele.
The always exciting ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning division lined up on the backstretch with last week’s winner Cy Nelms, Jr. on the pole, with Lane Proctor on the outside. Lane Proctor would jump out in front of Nelms, Jr. bringing Matthew Bissette with him. Skeeter Liles held on to the 4th spot while Scott Baines rounded out the top 5. Caution would come out on lap 5 for a spin at the tail of the field. Back green quickly with Proctor leading Bissette, Nelms, Jr., Skeeter Liles & Scott Baines. Baines would bring out the caution with a spin over out of turn 2. Green flag with Proctor leading Bissette, Nelms, Jr., Skeeter Liles & Luke Owens. Huge crash over in turn 2 when Britches Liles spun collecting CJ Cascell, Mark McDaniels & Scott Baines. After a lengthy red flag, we were back racing with Proctor continuing to lead Bissette, Nelms, Jr., Skeeter Liles & Luke Owens. The leader breaks coming out of turn 4 at the white flag allowing Cy Nelms, Jr. to shoot around him & Matthew Bissette to take the lead! Cy Nelms, Jr. would bring home the win followed by Matthew Bissette, Skeeter Liles, Luke Owens & Mark Boykin.

Our final regular event of the night, the Pure Stock 4 cylinder division lined up with Gary Dillon & Michael Webb on the front row. Dillon quickly took command of this race followed by Michael Webb, Brent Atkinson, David Haggans & Robby Causby. With Gary Dillon setting a fast pace, the rest of the field jockeyed for position, trying to move up through the field. As the laps wound down, Dillon continued to dominate, followed by Michael Webb, Brent Atkinson, David Haggans & Robby Causby. When the checkers fell, it would be Gary Dillon, Michael Webb, Brent Atkinson, David Haggans & Robby Causby.

With a bright yellow moon rising over turn 4, the Ultimate Super Late Models lined up with Chris Ferguson on the pole. During qualifying, Chris laid down a new track record with a time of 13.638!! That’s bad fast folks, just..bad fast!! Brandon Overton would be on the outside. With 24 super late models lined up for the start, this was sure to be a tremendous race! Ferguson jumped out to a quick lead followed close by Russell Erwin, Brandon Overton, Walker Arthur & Casey Roberts. The caution would come out early for Jeff Smith who slowed out of turn 4. After a quick pit stop, Smith was back out on the track & we were ready to go back green flag racing. Chris Ferguson leads this Delaware Double File restart followed by Russell Erwin, Brandon Overton, Walker Arthur & Casey Roberts. Chris Ferguson held about a 3 car length lead over Russell Erwin as they quickly closed the gap on the tail of the field. As we approached lap 20, Russell Erwin was all over Chris Ferguson. With cars bunching up in front of the leaders, Erwin was there to make the move on the 00 of Jeff Smith who was at the tail of the field. Using Smith, Erwin was able to shoot around both Smith & Ferguson to take the lead. Lap 30 would see Russell Erwin lead Chris Ferguson, Overton, Roberts & Arthur. With a couple of car lengths between him & Ferguson, Erwin continued to pace the field. Lap 43 would see trouble in turn 3 for Walker Arthur as he suffered a right rear flat. As Walker exited the hot pit area, we were back green with Russell Erwin out front followed by Chris Ferguson, Brandon Overton, Casey Roberts & Dennis “Rambo” Franklin. As the checkers fell, it would be Russell Erwin, Chris Ferguson, Brandon Overton, Casey Roberts & Dennis “Rambo” Franklin. Great job to all the drivers on a great race!
Just a reminder, we are closed next weekend in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Please be sure to join us May 31st as we welcome back the ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning for a special event. Also on the schedule, the Late Models, Super Stock Four Cylinders, PL Woodard Pure Stock V-8′s & the Pure Stock Four Cylinder division. As always, if you have any questions, please call the track at 252-985-1949, check our website at www.countylineracewaync.com, our Facebook, Twitter or www.localracechat.com. Thanks so much for your support & we’ll see you at the Line!