Cy Nelms Jr & Luke Owens Split ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning Twins

Bright sun and blue skies greeted fans, drivers, crew and staff at County Line Raceway for an exciting night of racing. With 6 feature races between 5 divisions, we would see the Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock 4, PlayTyme Concession Pure Stock 4, PL Woodard Pure Stock V8, Barnes Equipment Late Models & Twin 15’s for the ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning.

Up first, the very popular Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock 4 cylinders with William Carroll on the pole and points leader John Proctor on the outside. William Carroll took command of this 20 lap feature quickly with John Proctor close behind. Austin Holcombe, Nevin Twiddy & Bill Winstead battled for 3rd spot with Holcombe coming out in front of  Twiddy and Winstead. Proctor battled hard for the lead with Carroll never letting him get around him. Hard racing all through the field with Proctor gaining ground each lap on Carroll. Coming to the white flag, Proctor dove down below Carroll going into turn one and as they raced out of turn 2 and down the backstretch, Proctor would edge by Carroll to take the lead! It was a drag race from turn 3 and out of 4 to the checkers as they came to the line, it would be John Proctor bringing home the win. He was followed by William Carroll, Austin Holcombe, Nevin Twiddy & Bill Winstead.This 15 car field would race 20 hard laps with NO cautions! Great job by all drivers.

The first of 2 ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning twins for $600, thanks to Lewis Tax Service for the extra $100 to the winner, lined up with Skeeter Liles your pole sitter, picking up the $100 Fast Qualifier from Lewis Tax Service. Starting in 2nd spot, Cy Nelms, Jr. Cy Nelms, Jr. would take the lead out of turn 1 at the drop of the green flag, followed by Skeeter Liles, Matthew Bissette, Brad Hamm and Luke Owens. Cy Nelms, Jr would begin to lap traffic as we approached lap 5, but as the tail of the field came around into turn 1, the 56 of CJ Cascell got loose up in the opening at 2 and flipped his car over. Luckily, CJ was able to exit the car and was being checked out by the EMS to be sure he was ok. After waving off the start, Skeeter Liles would exit the track as the hood was up over his viewing area. This would move Matthew Bissette to 2nd, Brad Hamm to 3rd, Luke Owens to 4th and Mark Boykin up into the top 5. Nelms would shoot out of turn 1 and again take command of this race followed by Matthew Bissette, Brad Hamm, Luke Owens and Mark Boykin. Cy Nelms, Jr. would bring home his first win of the season, followed by Matthew Bissette, Brad Hamm, Luke Owens and Mark Boykin.

The PL Woodard Pure Stock V8 line up would see Amanda Liles starting from the top spot, with Wade Ferrell on the outside. Ferrell would take the lead as they went into turn 1. Liles would slip back through the field and as we approached lap 6, Gary Whitley would get into Liles causing her to spin down onto the berm on the front stretch. Back green with Ferrell leading Phillip Lamm, Dwayne Whitley, Greg Barnett and Jerry Williams. Greg Barnett would get around Lamm for 2nd spot  as Jerry Williams tried to get around Lamm for 3rd, but something was amiss with Lamm’s car as he continued to lose positions. Wade Ferrell would bring home his 4th win of the season followed by Dwayne Whitley, Greg Barnett, Jerry Williams & Kevin Beard.

The PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock 4’s lined up for their 15 lap feature on the backstretch with points leader Cody Keith on the pole, and 2nd in points on the outside. Before a lap could be completed, there was a mix up over in turn 1 that collected a couple of cars. After a clean start, we watched as Cody Keith took the lead with Brent close behind in 2nd spot. As the rest of the field battled for position, Cody Keith set sail. The man on the move was Gary Dillon. From his 8th starting position, he would maneuver around picking off cars one by one until he was up in 2nd spot and challenging for the lead. As the laps wound down, Dillon would try to get around Keith for the lead, but Cody Keith would bring home the win. He was followed by Gary Dillon JP Brantley, Dennis Deaver and Brent Atkinson.

Lined up for 30 laps, the Barnes Equipment Late Models would see Michael Batten on the pole position after breaking the track record with a 14.319! Dustin Mitchell would start on the outside pole. Mitchell would jump out to the lead in turn one, setting a fast pace as Michael Batten, Christian Joyner, Ray Tucker and Roger Lucas battled to stay in the top 5. Joyner would work his way around Batten to take over 2nd, while Ray Tucker tried to gain ground to get around Batten. Mitchell quickly started catching the tail of the field, as Travis Hair found a line around the high side of the track. As Hair was gaining ground on 5th place Roger Lucas, Christian Joyner found some speed as he was running between 2/10 and 4/10 faster than the leader. Coming down the backstretch attempting to take over 5th spot, Lucas slid up the track getting into Hair and spinning around into the turn 3 opening. Roger was towed to the pits, as Travis was able to continue. Dustin Mitchell would go on to lead the final 4 laps of this feature bringing home his 5th win of the season. He was followed by Christian Joyner, Michael Batten, Ray Tucker & Cy Nelms, Sr.

Our final feature of the evening, the second ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning 15 lap feature. Matthew Bissette & Luke Owens would start on the front row. Luke Owens would take the lead off of turn 2 followed by Matthew Bissette, Lane Proctor, Cy Nelms, Jr. and Skeeter Liles. A 4 car spin in turn 4 would bring out the first caution as Chris Radford, Scott Baines, Johnnie Edmundson and Melvin Edmundson would get together. Back green with Luke Owens out front followed by Matthew Bissette, Lane Proctor, Cy Nelms, Jr. and Skeeter Liles. Mark Boykin tried to make a move on Liles, but could not complete the pass. Caution on lap 9 for 4 cars getting together in turn 2. Proctor spun collecting Cy Nelms, Jr., Mark Boykin spun to avoid and Joey Cascell hit the wall. Back green after clean up with 6 to go. Luke Owens leading Skeeter Liles, Matthew Bissette, David Meredith and Scott Baines. Skeeter would mount a challenge on Owens with 2 to go but could not complete the pass. They would race side by side coming to the white flag, drag racing down the backstretch and coming out of turn 4. Luke Owens would bring home his first feature win of the season. He was followed by Skeeter Liles, Matthew Bissette, James Meredith and Scott Baines.

If you are in the area on Friday, be sure to tune in to Kat’s Kitchen on 98.5 the Big DAWG as Jeff Hall will give a preview of the races for Saturday night. Be sure to join us next week as we host First Responders Night. All First Responders (Firefighters, EMS, Law Enforcement, and Military receive $5 off the price of admission. On the schedule, the Barnes Equipment Late Model, ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning, Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock Four Cylinder, PL Woodard Pure Stock V-8 and the PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock Four Cylinder.

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 Facebook page or twitter.

Thanks for all of your support and we’ll see you next week at the line!

 

 

Top 5 points:

Barnes Equipment Late Models

1              C9           Christian Joyner                3101

2              47           Bobby Bottoms                 2801       -300

3              21           Michael Batten                  2736         -365

4              91           Travis Hair                         2617      -484

5              79           Roger Lucas                      2603      -498

 

ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning

1              49           Brad Hamm        2773

2              7              Mark Boykin       2735       -38

3              L3            Skeeter Liles      2689       -84

4              P50         Lane Proctor      2534       -239

5              69           Chris Radford     2411       -362

 

Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock 4

1              90           John Proctor                    3428

2              8              Austin Holcombe             3222       -206

3              27           James Bailey                    3053      -375

4              61           Eric Hill                                2914       -514

5              97           Bill Winstead                    2750       -678

 

PL Woodard Pure Stock V8

1              44           Jerry Williams    3648

2              48/1       Kevin Beard        3470       -178

2              99H        Gary Whitley      3470       -178

4              42           Wade Ferrell      3234       -414

5              50           Carly Fulghum   3104       -544

 

PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock 4

1              12           Cody Keith                  3297

2              81           Brent Atkinson         3252    -45

3              51           Thomas Holbrook      3091   -206

4              J5            JP Brantley                  3090    -207

5              71           Robbie Causby         2918   -379

Russell Erwin Wins Steel Block Nationals

We could not have asked for better weather for the 3rd Annual Steel Block Nationals. Late models from up and down the East Coast would make the trek to County Line Raceway for the $4000 to win 50 lap feature! Also on the schedule the Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock 4, PlayTyme Concession Pure Stock 4, PL Woodard Pure Stock V8 and the ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning.

Up first, the Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock 4 division with William Carroll and Jason Horne on the front row. Hard racing from the drop of the green flag, with Jason Horne quickly jumping out front followed by William Carroll, Jamie Bailey John Proctor & Eric Hill. Caution would come quick, as lap 4 would see Bill Winstead & Brandon Whitley got together on the backstretch which would see both cars towed to the pits. Back green with William Carroll challenging Horne hard for the top spot. Jamie Bailey was holding onto 3rd but John Proctor and Eric Hill were coming. Lee Hicks would bring out the caution on lap 6 with a solo spin over in turn 4. Back green with Horne continuing to lead Carroll, Proctor, Bailey & Hill. Nevin Twiddy & Austin Holcombe were getting racey as they tried to work their way up into the top 5. John Proctor would bring out the caution while running in 3rd when he popped the wall. With 12 complete, Jason Horne would lead the field to the green. William Carroll charged hard into turn 1 for the lead only to have Horne shut him off. He was followed by Jamie Bailey, Eric Hill and Nevin Twiddy. With 5 to go, Nevin Twiddy was all over Eric Hill for that 5th spot, while Bailey continued to hold onto 3rd.  Hill would get into Bailey causing Bailey to spin and collect Holcombe. All would be able to continue, although from the rear of the field. Jason Horne would lead the remaining laps bringing home the win. He was followed by William Carroll, Glenn Bottoms, Austin Larrison & Glenn Baker.

 

Up next, the PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock 4 division with Damien Bryant and Thomas Holbrooke on the front row. Holbrooke would quickly slide into the top spot as Damien Bryant held off Cody Keith, Daniel Hill and JP Brantley. Daniel Hill would bring out the first caution, which was brief, but a 3 car collision in turn 2 would definitely slow this field. The 9 of Michael Webb & 81 of Brent Atkinson would spin in the bottom of 2 after a mix up in front of them. Bobby Crawford would then spin into the 81 of Atkinson. Back green with Holbrooke leading Cody Keith, JP Brantley, Brent Atkinson and Cooper Edwards. Three wide with Michael Webb trying to work his way back through the field. Up front it was all Thomas Holbrooke as he brought home his 2nd win of the season. He was followed by Cody Keith, JP Brantley, Brent Atkinson and Michael Webb.

 

The ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning division, which is always exciting, lined up on the backstretch for their 20 lap feature. Luke Owens and Joey Cascell would hold the front row as they came around for the green flag. A straight up drag race is the only way to describe the top 2 cars as they shot out of turn 4. Side by side for 2 laps until Cascell finally got around Owens for the lead. A single car spin would slow the field but we were quickly back green. Joey Cascell lead Luke Owens, Lane Proctor, Buddy Isles, Jr & Skeeter Liles. Liles and Isles, Jr. would battle hard for position with Buddy Isles, Jr spinning in turn 4. Back green with Cascell, Owens, Proctor, Liles and Brad Hamm your top 5. As the checkers fell, Joey Cascell would bring home the win, his first win of the season. He was followed by Luke Owens, Lane Proctor, Skeeter Liles & Brad Hamm.

 

The PL Woodard Pure Stock V8 division would roll out to the track with Wade Ferrell and Jerry Williams on the front row. Williams quickly got out front of this stellar field of drivers followed by Wade Ferrell, Jason Schlafer, Dewayne Whitley and returning to County Line Raceway, Phillip Lamm. These 15 laps would go by quickly, with great driving by all competitors. Jerry Williams would go on to bring home the win followed by Wade Ferrell, Jason Schlafer, Dewayne Whitley and Phillip Lamm.

After qualifying and heat races, the field was set for the 3rd Annual Steel Block Bandits 50 lap $4000 to win main event of the night. Gene Knaub would lay down the new track record of 14.417 and would go on to win his heat race giving him the outside pole, but it was Scott Adams who started in the top spot. At the drop of the green, Adams was on the gas followed closely behind Knaub, Russell Erwin, Ray Tucker and Cy Nelms, Sr. Erwin would get around Knaub for 2nd spot, and go on to challenge the leader. Side by side for the lead down the front stretch and through turns 1 and 2 but it was Adams keeping the top spot. By lap 13 Scott Adams was lapping the tail of the field. Side by side for lead, Erwin on the inside could not complete the pass as we approached lap 22. Lap 25 we would see a competition caution for crews to check fuel use and fuel up if necessary. Back green with 25 to go and Scott Adams continuing to lead Russell Erwin, Gene Knaub, Ray Tucker and Cy Nelms, Sr. Side by side out of 4 for the lead Erwin was trying to get by Adams, to be shut down. Coming back hard, Erwin would get around Adams taking the lead on lap 27. Gene Knaub made a run on Adams for 2nd while Cy Nelms, Sr. challenged Tucker for 4th. Out front, Russell Erwin stretched his lead over Adams by about 8 car lengths. The 1g of Knaub was all over Adams for the 2nd spot as Cy Nelms, Sr. and Christian Joyner got around Ray Tucker for 4th and 5th spot with 10 to go. Cy Nelms, Sr. made a move on Knaub for 3rd spot. With 5 to go, the 82 of Andy Fries, the Steel Block Bandits points leader, would suffer a flat tire bringing out the caution. Back green with Erwin setting sail to lead the final laps of this event. Russell Erwin would bring home the $4000 win! He was followed by Scott Adams, Gene Knaub, Cy Nelms, Sr. and Christian Joyner.

 

Please be sure to join us next week as we host the ARCO Restorations Thunder & Lightning Twins! With $600 on the line for each race, plus a $100 Fast Time award, this is bound to be a great race! Also on the schedule, the Barnes Equipment Late Model, Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock Four Cylinder, PL Woodard Pure Stock V-8 and the PlayTyme ConcessionsPure Stock Four Cylinders!

If you have any questions, or need some general info, please call the track at 252-985-1949 or check out our website at www.countylineracewaync.com/, www.LocalRaceChat.com, our Facebook or Twitter.

Thanks for all of your support & we’ll see you next week!

 

Top 5 Points:

Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock 4:

1              90           John Proctor            3218

2              8              Austin Holcombe    3029 -189

3              27           James Bailey           2889 – 329

4              61           Eric Hill                    2744 – 474

5              47           Glenn Bottoms                      2700 – 518

 

PlayTyme Concession Pure Stock 4:

1              12           Cody Keith                3087

2              81           Brent Atkinson       3067 -20

3              51           Thomas Holbrook   2921- 166

4              J5            JP Brantley               2899 – 188

5              71           Robbie Causby      2744 – 343

 

PL Woodard Pure Stock V8:

1              44           Jerry Williams    3464

2              99H        Gary Whitley      3294 -170

3              1/48       Kevin Beard        3291-173

4              50           Carly Fulghum   3104 -360

5              42           Wade Ferrell      3024 -440

 

ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning:

1              49           Brad Hamm        2447

2              7              Mark Boykin       2410 -37

3              L3            Skeeter Liles      2353 -94

4              P50         Lane Proctor      2240 – 207

5              69           Chris Radford     2075 -372

 

Barnes Equipment Late Models:

1              C9           Christian Joyner 2909

2              47           Bobby Bottoms                 2635 -274

3              21           Michael Batten                 2546 – 363

4              79           Roger Lucas        2445 -464

5              91           Travis Hair           2441 -468

Action Packed Kid’s Night

Our annual Kids Night & Bike Races took place during intermission with Treysom Holloman, Katie Sharpe & Skylar Hodge all brought home trophies in their respective age groups.

Our first feature event of the night, the Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock 4 division, lined up with Austin Larrison & Jason Horne leading this 14 car field to the green flag for 20 laps. William Carroll would push Jason Horne to the lead out of turn 1 while John Proctor would come up from 6th spot to take over 3rd. Folks, this all happened before lap 1 had even been completed!  Austin Larrison would lose several spots as Jason Horne, John Proctor, William Carroll, Austin Holcombe & Brandon Whitley held on to the top 5 spots. The caution would come out as Larrison spun in turn 4 on lap 5. Back green with no change in the top 5, but plenty of challenges. Jamie Bailey, currently in 6th spot, was trying to make a move on Brandon Whitley as the caution came out on lap 7 for a spin by Daniel Hill over in turn 2. Back green with Horne leading Proctor, Carroll, Holcombe and Whitely  Holcombe would get around Carroll for 3rd as Brandon Whitley started knocking on Carroll’s back bumper for 4th spot . With 4th through 7th close enough to throw a blanket over, the top 3 seem to stretch out just a bit. Brandon Whitley would get into the turn 3 wall on lap 13 bringing out the 3rd caution of the night. Green flag with Proctor challenging Horne for the top spot only to fall back into 2nd. Austin Holcombe, William Carroll and Jamie Bailey rounded out the top 5. Great battle for 4th between the 8 of William Carroll and 27 of Jamie Bailey with Bailey taking over the 4th position and setting his sights on the top 3. Jason Horne would bring hone the win followed by John Proctor, Austin Holcombe, Jamie Bailey and William Carroll.

Up next, the always exciting PL Woodard Pure Stock V8 division with Gary Whitley & Carly Fulghum on the front row for this 15 lap feature. Amanda Liles would slide up and take over 2nd place from Carly Fulghum, while Kevin Beard held onto 4th and Jerry Williams rounded out the top 5. Gary Whitley held the pace with about a 10 car length lead over 2nd place. Kyle Howard would bring out the caution lap 5 but we were quickly back green with Amanda Liles challenging Gary Whitley for the lead while Kevin Beard got around Carly Fulghum to take over 3rd spot. Jerry Williams took over 4th spot as Fulghum fell back to 5th. Gary Whitley pulled away from Liles but Beard was not to be stopped as he got around to take over 2nd spot. Jerry Williams took over 3rd, Liles falling back to 4th and Fulghum rounded out the top 5. Gary Whitley’s car started putting out a lot of smoke as he started losing his motor coming out of turn 2 on lap 13. This would shake things up as Kevin Beard went to the lead followed by Jerry Williams, Amanda Liles, Carly Fulghum and Willie Schwann. Williams would be all over Beard as they came to the white flag but Kevin Beard would bring home the win followed by Jerry Williams, Amanda Liles, Carly Fulghum & Willie Schwann.

Returning to County Line, the DRU Inc. EDGE Open Wheel Modifieds. Russell Erwin set the new track record tonight with a 15.47 would start from the pole beside Taylor Cooke. Taylor Cooke would take the lead on the backstretch followed by Russell Erwin, Kyle Strickler, Greg Brown and Nick Hoffman. James Sparks would bring out the first yellow with 6 laps complete when he spun over in turn 2.Back green with Cooke leading Erwin, Strickler, Brown and Hoffman. A 3 car spin in turn 4 would bring the caution out again on lap 8. Chris Arnold, Mike Reynolds & Matt Cannady all were all involved. Back green but quickly back under caution for 3rd place Greg Brown as he slowed in turn 2. Nick Hoffman also pitted for serious sheet metal damage. This would shake up the top 5, as Taylor Cooke continued to lead Russell Erwin, Kyle Strickler, Chris Parker and Brett Hamilton. With 10 complete, we were back green. A 2 car spin in turn 3 would again put us under caution, but after a quick regroup we were back under green. Taylor Cooke continued to put distance between him and Erwin as the caution came out again on lap 18. Back green with Taylor Cooke leading Russell Erwin, Kyle Strickler, Nick Hoffman & Chris Parker. The final laps of this race would remain green with Taylor Cooke bringing home his first win of the season followed by Russell Erwin, Kyle Strickler, Nick Hoffman & Chris Parker. The DRU Inc EDGE Open Wheel Modifieds will return again in November for their $5000 to win race.

The PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock 4 cylinders would line up with Brent Atkinson and JP Brantley on the front row. They would remain bunched up all the way through the field as they completed lap 1. David Haggans would bring out the caution as he spun on the backstretch. Back green with JP Brantley leading Gary Dillon, David Barnes, Brent Atkinson and Cody Keith. At the drop of the green, a plume of smoke would come from the 51 of Thomas Holbrooke. After rolling in the moisture we were ready to go back green. Gary Dillon would challenge JP Brantley for the lead, taking it and bringing David Barnes with him. JP Brantley fell back to 3rd while Brent Atkinson and Cody Keith rounded out the top 5. Gary Dillon would lead the remaining laps bringing home the win. He was followed by David Barnes, JP Brantley, Cody Keith & Brent Atkinson.

Our final feature of the night, the Barnes Equipment Late Models, lined up for the 3rd race of the Barnes Fast Five Shootout. Christian Joyner & Russell Erwin sat on the front row. Russell Erwin took the point from Christian Joyner leading lap 1, but Joyner was not to be stopped as he battled back and was all over Erwin’s bumper. Joyner tried to maneuver around him, only to fall back in line followed by Cy Nelms, Sr., Michael Batten and Roger Lucas. Michael Batten would bring out the caution on lap 18 when he spun on the backstretch. Back green with Erwin leading Joyner, Nelms, Sr., Lucas and Bobby Bottoms. Joyner would stick his nose under Erwin trying to take the lead away from Erwin as the laps wound down but could not complete the pass. Carlton Toney would bring out the caution again on lap 14 with a spin in turn 4. Back green with Erwin and Joyner battling it out for the lead as the caution would again come out for Toney who spun in turn 1. Back green with Erwin leading Joyner, Nelms, Sr., Bottoms and Lucas. White flag, Joyner under Erwin for the lead and would go on to bring home the win! What a pass! Wow folks! Christian Joyner brought home the win followed by Russell Erwin, Cy Nelms, Sr., Bobby Bottoms & Roger Lucas. Great race guys!

Jeff Hall & Steve Summerlin will be in the studio with Kat’s Kitchen on Friday to review tonight’s races and give you a preview of what’s on the schedule for this weekend. Be sure to tune in at noon to 98.5 the Big DAWG. Also, be sure to join us next week August 31st as we host the 3rd Annual Carolina Steel Block Nationals as the Late Models race 50 laps for $4000 to win! Also on the schedule, the ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning, Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock Four Cylinder, PL Woodard Pure Stock V-8 & the PlayTyme Concession Pure Stock Four Cylinder. As always, if you have any questions, please call the track office at 252-985-1949, check our website at www.countylineracewaync.com/, www.localracechat.com, our Facebook page or our twitter.

Thanks for your support & we’ll see you at the Line!

Unusual Sunday Racing Excites Racefans

Mother Nature has not been cooperative the past couple of weeks, last night included, which is why we are racing for only the 2nd time on a Sunday. With a full schedule, including the Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock 4, PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock 4 twins for $250 each to win, PL Woodard Pure Stock V8 twins for $250, ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning  and the Barnes Equipment Late Models.

Up first, the always exciting Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock 4 with William Carroll and Eric Hill on the front row. A 2 car crash would slow this field as Austin Larrison & Curtis Keith got together on the backstretch bringing out the caution before lap 1 was completed. After lining up again for a double file restart, William Carrol jumped out front out of turn 2 with Eric Hill and John Proctor beating and hanging for the 2nd spot. Austin Holcombe held onto 4th spot while Jesse Duke rounded out the top 5. Three wide for the lead would see Carroll, Proctor and Holcombe battling for that top spot. John Proctor would get around Carroll for the lead as Holcombe got around Carroll for 2nd. Eric Hill held onto 4th, Jesse Duke in 5th. Lap 14 would see Austin Holcombe experience mechanical issues, as smoke filed from the rear of his car, and under the caution we would see the points leader & leader of this race John Proctor go into the pits with some kind of issue as well. This would shake up the top 5, as William Carroll took the lead followed by Eric Hill, Jesse Duke, Jamie Bailey & Bill Winstead. Back green with 6 laps to go. Eric Hill would challenge for the top spot by going to the bottom. Carroll was not willing to give it up, so they were door to door for a few laps until Hill charged a little to hard and spun in turn 4. William Carroll held onto the lead followed by Jesse Duke, Jamie Bailey, Bill Winstead and Brandon Whitley. As the laps wound down, the top 5 we so close, you could’ve thrown a blanket over them! As the checkers fell, William Carroll would bring home the win followed by Jesse Duke, Jamie Bailey, Bill Winstead & Brandon Whitley. Excellent racing in this class for sure!

Our second feature of the night, the PlayTyme Concessions Twin #1 would see Gary Dillon & Michael Webb on the front row. Lap 1 would see the 00 of Dennis Deaver and the 6 of Tyler Hobgood would get together on the back stretch bringing out the caution. Back green with Gary Dillon leading Michael Webb, Thomas Holbrooke,JP Brantley and Cody Keith rounding out the top 5. Two more quick cautions would slow this 10 lap feature, but Gary Dillon managed to maintain the lead over Michael Webb. Lap 7 would see 3 cars involved in a wreck over in between turns 1 and 2 as Michelle Edmondson, Daniel Hill and Cooper Edwards would get together, with Edwards actually jumping over the top of one of the stopped cars. Back green with 3 to go, Gary Dillon leading Michael Webb, Thomas Holbrooke, JP Brantley and Brent Atkinson. Gary Dillon would go on to bring home the win in this first of 2 races for the PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock 4. He was followed by Michael Webb, Thomas Holbrooke, JP Brantley and Brent Atkinson.

Up next, the PL Woodard Pure Stock V8 division for their first twin with Dwayne Whitley and Wade Ferrell on the front row. Dwayne Whitley would take quick command of this 10 lap feature followed by Gary Whitley, Wade Ferrell, Kevin Beard & Jerry Williams. They were 3 wide going into turn 1 and again off of turn 4 coming to the start/finish line. Lap 4 would see a skirmish between the leader and second place giving Kevin Beard the advantage on the high side, even though he rode the wall a couple of feet. Dwayne Whitley would fall back through the field as Kevin Beard took the lead. Whew! Folks in the stands were on their feet at that!! Two cars got together on the backstretch on lap 5 bringing out the first caution of the night. Back green with Kevin Beard leading Gary Whitley, Carly Fulghum, Wade Ferrell and Jerry Williams. Lap 7 would see another caution for Anthony Silveri as he spun off of turn 4. Back green with 3 to go and Beard leading Gary Whitley, Carly Fulghum, Wade Ferrell and Jerry Williams. Bringing home the first PL Woodard Pure Stock V8 twin & the $250 prize Kevin Beard! He was followed by Gary Whitley, Carly Fulghum, Wade Ferrell and Jerry Williams.

Our 4th feature of the night, the ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning division would have Lane Proctor and Skeeter Liles on the front row for this 20 lap feature. Lap 2 would see a big mess in turn 2 when Cy Nelms Jr. slowed going into turn 1 causing Luke Owens to spin to avoid clobbering him after that, it was madness! The 69 of Chris Radford, 56 of James Cascell, 44 of Scott Baines, 59 of Johnnie Edmondson and the 84 of Mark McDaniels were all collected in the turn 1 wall in a heap of sheet metal. Luckily it appears all drivers were ok even though there were a lot of torn up race cars. Back green with Skeeter Liles leading Lane Proctor, Buddy Isles, Jr, Mark Boykin and Matthew Bissette. Lap 8 would see another caution when Matthew Bissette spun off of turn 4. Quickly back green, Skeeter Liles still leading Lane Proctor, Buddy Isles, Jr., Mark Boykin and Brad Hamm. Debris from one of the previously wrecked cars would bring out the caution just as the leader would get spun out of 2. Liles would retire to the pits giving Lane Proctor the lead. Buddy Isles, Jr held onto 2nd place, Mark Boykin 3rd, Luke Owens who recovered from an earlier spin was 4th and Brad Hamm rounded out the top 5. Lane Proctor would bring home the win followed by Buddy Isles, Jr., Mark Boykin, Luke Owens and Cy Nelms, Jr. Great recovery for Luke Owens & Cy Nelms, Jr. after being involved in the earlier mess over in turn 1. Great racing through the field the entire race!

The PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock 4 were ready for their 2nd race of the night with JP Brantley and Brent Atkinson on the front row. Brent Atkinson would take the point off of turn 1 followed by Thomas Holbrooke, Cody Keith, Michael Webb and JP Brantley. Two cars would get hooked together in turn 3 bringing out the caution, and after they were separated, we were back green with no change to the top 5. Gary Dillon challenge JP Brantley for the 5th spot, taking it as he moved up to challenge Webb for 4th. Thomas Holbrooke was trying to hold off Webb as Gary Dillon continued to put pressure on Webb. Dillon would get around both Webb & Holbrooke to take over 3rd place.  Cody Keith would dive into turn 2 and take out the leader on lap 6 bringing out the caution giving Gary Dillon the lead! Brent Atkinson would spin to avoid a 2 car spin in turn 4 bringing out the caution, but thanks to a quick reaction time by track staff, we were quickly back green flag racing. Gary Dillon would lead the remaining laps, bringing home  his 2nd win of the night. He was followed by Thomas Holbrooke, Michael Webb, JP Brantley and Brandon Edmondson. This is an unofficial top 5 as the winner was being protested at the time of this writing.

The always popular Barnes Equipment Late Models lined up with Russell Erwin on the pole with Christian Joyner on the outside pole. The first lap would prove scarey as 3 cars got tangled together causing one car to flip over & land on another! Russell Jones red number 26 Late Model would roll over on top of Randy Lucas. Luckily, both drivers were ok. This would set up for a complete double file start. Russell Erwin took the lead out of turn 2 followed by Christian Joyner, Dustin Mitchell, Roger Lucas and Travis Hair. Carlton Toney would spin on the front stretch bringing out the 2nd caution on lap 2. Back green with Erwin leading Mitchell, Joyner, Lucas and Hair. The top 3 completely drove away from the rest of the field as they battled for the top spot. Mitchell would challenge Erwin on several different occasions for the lead as Christian Joyner stay tight on Mitchell’s bumper. Dykes Maynard would bring out the caution for a solo spin off of turn 4 on lap 17, giving Mitchell and Joyner the opportunity to take advantage of the restart. Erwin lead them to the green putting about 2 car lengths between him and Mitchell. Joyner battled hard in 3rd spot as Roger Lucas and Travis Hair raced for 4th respectively. Michael Batten, Bobby Bottoms and Britches Liles rounded out the final cars on the lead lap. Russell Erwin would bring home the win followed by Dustin Mitchell, Christian Joyner, Roger Lucas & Travis Hair.

Our final feature of the night, the 2nd PL Woodard twin with Carly Fulghum & Kevin Beard on the front row. Lap 1 would see 3 cars get together bringing out the caution. Another double file start would see the drivers 3 wide at the line as they completed lap 1, but it would be Carly Fulghum out front. Kevin Beard, Gary Whitely, Jerry Williams and Wade Ferrell were nose to tail battling hard when Williams and Whitley would get together causing Whitley to spin going into the apex of turn 1. With both cars relegated to the rear, Kevin Beard maintained 2nd moving Wade Ferrell to 3rd, Archie Whitley & Roy Hall taking over 4th and 5th. Carly Fulghum would grenade her motor coming out of turn 2, with smoke billowing from the car as Kevin Beard & Wade Ferrell were collected in the wreck. Kevin Beard was able to continue but Wade Ferrell was not. Back green with Beard leading but Jerry Williams waned that top spot bad. Gary Whitley joined the mix as the 3 cars battled it out. At the white flag we would see Kevin Beard leading with Jerry Williams in 2nd, Gary Whitley in 3rd. As they came to the checkers it would be Kevin Beard, Gary Whitley, Willie Schwann, Archie Whitley and Anthony Silveri.

Be sure to join us for Red Clay Tuesday @ Buffalo Wild Wings on August 20th. The crew will be on hand from 6:00-9:00 each night with cars on displays, drivers for autographs, and past races playing on the patio. Come out and join us for the good food and conversation. If you’re in the area, be sure to tune in to 98.5 the Big DAWG for Kat’s Kitchen on Friday as Jeff Hall reviews tonight’s race and previews the schedule for next week.

Join us back at County Line Raceway next week, Aug 24th,it’s the annual Kid’s Night with Bike Races. It is also the Late Models **Barnes Equipment Fast 5 Round 3**, DRU Inc Modifieds, Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock Four Cylinder, PL Woodard Pure Stock V-8 and the PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock Four Cylinder.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to call the track at 252985-1949, check our website at www.countylineracewaync.com/, LocalRaceChat.com or our Twitter.

Thanks for all of your support & we’ll see you next week at the Line!

Jason Horne Takes Second Middlesex Family Dental Twin Feature Win

by Carol Woodruff

After a rain out last week, everyone was ready to go back racing at County Line Raceway! With all of the classes locked in with the exception of the PL Woodard Pure Stock V8, track staff gave each class a round of hot laps to get ready for their feature events for the night. Continuing with the second race of the Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock 4 twins, we would also see the Barnes Equipment Late Models, PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock’s & the  ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning in action tonight!

After a brief rain delay, the Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock 4’s lined up on the backstretch for their 15 lap feature with Jason Horne & Brad Hamm on the front row. The field was set last week by their qualifying times and then we inverted the top 6 qualifiers which would set this field. After a quick hot lap session, we were under green. Two cars got together in turn 2 while William Carroll popped the wall hard coming off of turn 2 causing the caution to come out before any laps were completed. Resetting the field to the original line up, minus the caution cars, we were ready to go back to green flag racing. Jason Horne would jump out to the lead quickly going into turn 1 followed by Eric Hill, Brad Hamm, John Proctor & Bill Winstead. Lee Hicks would get loose on the backstretch bringing out the caution, but was able to continue under his own power so we were quickly back green. Horne continued to lead Hill, Hamm, Proctor and Winstead. Lap 4 would see Austin Holcombe, last week’s winner, spin in turn 4 while Austin Larrison popped the wall hard in turn 4 to avoid Holcombe. Green flag with 11 to go. Horne holding off Hill followed by Hamm, Proctor & Winstead. Jamie Bailey, in 6th spot, keeping Glenn Bottoms at bay, while Zack Bunn, Chris Moore and James Manning rounded out the top 10. Up front, Hill made several attempts to get around Horne but could not complete the pass. Lap 6 would see 2 cars get down in the mud in the bottom of 4, and although one car was able to continue without assistance, one car was pushed out by our trusty push truck operator, Randy Dawson. Green flag with 9 to go, Horne still leading Eric Hill, Brad Hamm, Bill Winstead and Jamie Bailey who moved up into 5th when John Proctor slipped back 2 spots at the drop of the green. The caution would come out again for Josh Daniels when he got into the wall in turn 4. Back green with 8 to go, Horne still leading Hill, Hamm, Winstead and Bailey. Brad Hamm made the move on Eric Hill to take over 2nd spot while Jason Horne stretched his lead out. Hamm was on the move though trying to get back to him while Bill Winstead closed the gap on Hill. John Proctor was all over 5th place Bailey as the rest of the field seemed to level out. Coming to the checkers it would be Jason Horne, Brad Hamm, Eric Hill, Bill Winstead & Jamie Bailey.

Up next, the PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock 4’s with Jeffery Patterson & JP Brantley on the front row. JP Brantley would take the lead followed by Jeffery Patterson, Michael Webb, Robby Causby & Thomas Holbrooke. JP Brantley continued to lead as this field spread out coming up on all kinds of slower traffic which would bring out the caution. Back green Brantley leading Patterson, Webb, Holcombe & Robby Causby. Damien Bryant would slow to a stop over in turn 4 bringing out the caution on lap 10. After assistance to the pits, we were back green. Michael Webb attempted to get around Patterson but couldn’t complete the pass, as JP Brantley continued to lead Patterson, Webb, Holbrooke & Causby. Causby got around Holbrooke to take over 4th spot as they came to the 2 to go signal. JP Brantley would bring home his first ever win in the PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock 4 division! He was followed by Jeffery Patterson, Michael Webb, Robby Causby & Thomas Holbrooke.

Lined up outside turn 4 and ready to go were the ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lighting division with Mark Boykin & Brad Hamm your front row starters. The caution would come out on lap 1 as Brad Hamm got into the wall on the backstretch. Back green with Mark Boykin leading Lane Proctor, Joey Cascell, Skeeter Liles & Johnny Edmondson. Caution out again on lap 5 when Joey Cascell suffered an engine failure. Back green with Boykin still leading Proctor, Liles, Edmondson and Scott Baines. Proctor would attempt to get around the leader but couldn’t complete the pass. Skeeter Liles was dead on his bumper trying to take over 2nd spot. Proctor would get beside Boykin on the front stretch as they started catching slower traffic. With 5 to go, Mark Boykin continued to fight and hold on to the lead as Proctor was all over him. Skeeter Liles would bring out the caution as he slowed to as stop on the backstretch with 18 laps complete. Back green with 2 to go. Boykin holding off Proctor, Edmondson, Baines, Chris Radford and Matthew Bissette. Mark Boykin would bring home his 2nd win of the season followed by Lane Proctor, Johnny Edmondson, Scott Baines & Chris Radford.

The always exciting Barnes Equipment Late Models with Dustin Mitchell on the pole and Christan Joyner on the outside. Christian Joyner shot out like a cannon to take the lead followed by Mitchell, Daniel Tucker, Michael Batten and Roger Lucas. Daniel Tucker would pop the wall on lap 3 bringing out the caution. After being towed to the pits we were back green with Joyner leading Mitchell, Batten, Lucas and Travis Hair. Dustin Mitchell tried to close the gap between him and first place as the laps went in the books. Travis Hair was in the hunt as he tried to get around Lucas for the 4th spot, as Michael Batten held tight to the 3rd position. THREE WIDE in turn 4 as the leaders were catching lap traffic. JP Cascell held on tight to the 8th position as Joyner was trying to get around him and Mitchell was trying to get around him!! WOW. Joyner maintained his lead with Mitchell close behind. That right there got fans on their feet!!! Christian Joyner continued to lap cars as the laps wound down. With 5 to go it was still Joyner, Mitchell, Batten, Lucas & Hair.  And bringing home the checkers Christian Joyner, Dustin Mitchell, Michael Batten, Roger Lucas & Travis Hair.

Our final feature of the night, the PL Woodard Pure Stock V8 division with Jerry Williams & Jason Schlafer on the front row. Jason Schlafer took command of this race followed by Wade Ferrell, Kevin Beard, Carly Fulghum & Dwayne Whitley. The caution would come out on lap 2 for a spin in turn 4, but we were back green with Ferrell challenging hard for the lead. A 2 car spin over in turn 4 would bring the caution out again but we were back green with Schlafer leading Ferrell, Beard, Whitley & Fulghum. Caution again for 2 cars slowing over in the turn 3/4 area. Carly Fulghum would slow before exiting to the pits, as Josh Lucas slowed at the top of the track. Fulghum would make it back out before we went green. Schlafer leads Beard, Ferrell, Whitley & Williams. Ferrell would get down in the mud at the bottom in the bottom of 4, Gary Whitley would spin to avoid him bringing out the caution on lap 8. Gary Whitley would spin again on lap 9 in the same place after we went back green. Straightening out & ready to go, Jason Schlafer would lead Kevin Beard, Dewayne Whitley, Jerry Williams & Amanda Liles to the green. Jason Schlafer would bring home his 2nd win in a row followed by Kevin Beard, Dwayne Whitley, Jerry Williams and Amanda Liles.

Thanks to all of the fans & drivers for sticking with us as we waited out the rain! Be sure to join us next week as we have the PL Woodard Pure Stock V-8 Twins!! Also on the schedule the Barnes Equipment Late Models, ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning, Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock Four Cylinder, PL Woodard Pure Stock V-8 – Twin 10s ($200 to win each) & the PlayTyme Concession Pure Stock Four Cylinder.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the track at 252-985-1949 or check our website at www.countylineracewaync.com/, LocalRaceChat.com, our Facebook page or Twitter.

Rainout Details for July 27

Due to the rainout, we have been forced to make changes to the schedule.

The Pure Stock Four Cylinder Twins, originally scheduled for August 3, have been moved to August 17.  All other classes have been added to this date as well.

Next week’s events will pick up, where the rain started tonight.  All classes will receive a hot lap session, starting orders have been locked in.  Pure Stock V-8 will remain on the schedule, however drivers will have an entry fee, that will be announced later this week.  Super Stock Four Cylinder will run Twin #2 only.

Armbands from July 27 will be honored at the August 3 event only.

Mitchell & Erwin Split Late Model Twin Victories

by: Carol Woodruff

Coming back to County Line Raceway after a rain out last week, fans, drivers & staff filed into the speedway ready for some good ol’ Saturday night dirt track racing! On tap for tonight, the Middlesex Dental Super Stock 4’s, PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock 4’s, PL Woodard Pure Stock V8, ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning and the Twin 20’s for the Barnes Equipment Late Models!

Up first, the Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock 4’s with Bill Winstead & Jamie Bailey on the front row. Winstead would come out in front of Bailey followed by John Proctor, Austin Holcombe and Jesse Duke.The caution would come out quickly on lap 2 as Josh Daniels came to a stop on the back straightaway. Back green with Bill Winstead leading Jamie Bailey, John Proctor, Austin Holcombe & Jesse Duke. Winstead would maintain a 2 car length lead over 2nd place Bailey as Proctor slid up high allowing Austin Holcombe & Jason Horne to go three wide down the front stretch into turn 1. Two cars would get together, Tony Ricketts & Ron Hill, over in turn 4 on lap 4 bringing out the 2nd caution. Green flag, Bill Winstead continuing to lead Jamie Bailey, Jason Horne, John Proctor & Austin Holcombe. Winstead with a lot of momentum going down the backstretch as Horne went to the high side to attempt to get around Bailey. Not able to complete the pass he fell back in line before trying the bottom side. Before the pass could be completed, a 3 car spin in turn 4 would slow this field yet again. Green flag with Bill Winstead still out front. Jason Horne was trying hard to get around 2nd place Jamie Bailey as Holcombe attempted to hold off Proctor. Jesse Duke would work his way back into the top 5 getting around John Proctor. Proctor would slow on the backstretch before bringing his car to the hot pit on the front straightaway under caution. Bill Winstead continued to lead Jamie Bailey, Jason Horne, Austin Holcombe & Jesse Duke as the laps wound down quickly. Proctor would exit the track within the next few laps, just as Jesse Duke seemed to slow on the backstretch. Caution with 2 to go, which would bring us to a green white checkered finish. Bill Winstead would bring home his 3rd win of the year with Jamie Bailey, Jason Horne, Austin Holcombe & Glenn Bottoms your top 5.

Our second feature of the night, the PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock 4’s would line up with Brent Atkinson & JP Brantley leading this field to green. A spin on the backstretch would bring the caution out on lap 1, but after a quick clean up by track staff, we were back green. Cody Keith would take it to the high side to get around Brent Atkinson to take the lead. Cody Keith would lead the remainder of this event bringing home his 3rd win of the season. He was followed Brent Atkinson, Michael Webb, JP Brantley & Robby Causby.

Up next, the first of two 20 lap races for the Barnes Equipment Late Models. Race #1 would see Christian Joyner & Dustin Mitchell on the front row. After rolling off the starting grid and running a few hot laps, Russell Erwin would experience some trouble when his wheel came off the car in turn 2 almost sending him into the wall. Erwin would not be able to start the feature due to a mechanical issue with the hub/wheel assembly. Dustin Mitchell would take the lead from Joyner but lap 1 would see a huge wreck over in turn 4 including Ronnie Boykin, Carlton Toney, Christian Thomas Cy Nelms and Michael Batten. The melee started when Batten got extremely loose in 4 after contact with another car that first bent his steering rack, then it broke causing him to spin. With 1 lap complete, we were back green with Mitchell leading Joyner, Roger Lucas, Robbie Emory & Travis Hair. Hair would attempt to make a move on Delaware’s Robbie Emory as Bobby Bottoms was chomping on his bumper. Hair would get around Emory to take over 4th spot, as Bobby Bottoms moved up into 5th. Russell Erwin came out under the lap 1 caution and was working his way through the field trying to get on the lead lap as he came out after the leaders had crossed the line. Up front, Joyner had caught Mitchell and was putting serious heat on him as the leaders took the half way flags. Joyner would get up beside Mitchell as these 2 put on a serious show, door slamming going into the corners. With 3 to go, the caution would come out for a spin in turn 4 by Lance Brasington. Back green with 3 to go, Mitchell leading Joyner to the flag. Battling hard for the top spot, Joyner tried to close in on Mitchell and though he gained some ground in the corners, Dustin Mitchell would bring home the checkers in this first of 2 twins. He was followed by Christian Joyner, Roger Lucas, Travis Hair & Bobby Bottoms.

The PL Woodard Pure Stock V8 division lined up for their 15 lap feature with Carly Fulghum your pole sitter with Gary Whitley on the outside pole. Gary Whitley would take the lead out of turn 2 as Wade Ferrell was trying to get around Fulghum for 2nd. The caution would come out for a spin in turn 4, but we were quickly back green. Gary Whitley leads Carly Fulghum, Wade Ferrell, Kevin Beard & Willie Schwann. A hard wreck in turn 4 would red flag this feature as Roy Hall & Jerry Williams got together and hit the turn 4 wall hard. Both drivers were ok, although their cars suffered severe damage. Back green with Gary Whitley, Carly Fulghum, Wade Ferrell, Kevin Beard & Willie Schwann your top 5. Lap 7 would see Joey Graziani hit the backstretch wall hard, almost turning over. The driver was ok, and after clean up by track staff, we were back under green with Whitley leading Fulghum into turn 1 as her motor lets go. Under caution again with a lot of fluid left on the track due to her mechanical failure. Coming to a green white checkers, Gary Whitley leads Wade Ferrell, Kevin Beard, Willie Schwann & Amanda Liles. Willie Schwann would get around Beard for 3rd spot as Amanda Liles passed Beard to take over 4th. Gary Whitley brought home the win followed by Wade Ferrell, Willie Schwann, Amanda Liles & Archie Whitley.

Our ARCO Thunder & Lightning division lined up with Cy Nelms, Jr & Skeeter Liles on the front row. The beginning of lap 1 would see a 4 car mess on the backstretch including Chris Radford, Scott Baines, Doug Williams & Brad Hamm. Since no laps were complete, we reset the field and attempted to take the green again with a double file restart. Cy Nelms, Jr would take the point followed by Skeeter Liles, Mark McDaniels, Doug Williams & Chris Radford. Mark Boykin would get run up the track in turn 3 bringing out the caution. As we attempted to take the green, 2 cars would get together in turn 4 keeping us under caution as they got themselves sorted out. Back green with 1 lap complete. Cy Nelms, Jr leading Skeeter Liles, Mark McDaniels, Brad Hamm & Doug Williams. McDaniels would get loose in 3 allowing Brad Hamm to get around him for 3rd spot. Doug Williams would spin in turn 3 bringing out the caution on lap 7. Cy Nelms, Jr lead the field to green again but quickly back under caution for 4 cars in turn 1. Coming to the green white checkers yet again tonight, Cy Nelms Jr leads Skeeter Liles, Brad Hamm, Mark Boykin & Mark McDaniels. The leader would bring out the caution as he went straight into the turn 2 wall. This mechanical failure would see him towed to the pits, putting Skeeter Liles up front. Skeeter Liles would go on to bring home the win followed by Brad Hamm, Mark Boykin, Chris Radford & Melvin Edmondson.

Our final event, the 2nd race for the Barnes Equipment Late Models. After an inversion of the top 6, we would see Robbie Emory & Roger Lucas on the front row. Roger Lucas jumped out front quickly followed by Robbie Emory, but Russell Erwin was determined to take over 2nd and did so.Dustin Mitchell held on to 4th spot followed by Christian Joyner in 5th. Mitchell would get around Emory for 3rd as Joyner tried to take over 4th. Lance Brasington would bring out the caution on lap 9 when he spun over in turn 2. Very quick caution period and we were back under green with Erwin getting around Lucas to take over he lead. Lucas held onto 1nd as long as he could but was no match for Mitchell, who brought Christian Joyner with him. With 13 complete, Erwin leads Mitchell, Joyner, Lucas & Emory. With 5 to go, Mitchell pulled along side of Erwin battling for the lead. Thee to go, Mitchell all up under Erwin trying to get that top spot. Side by side in turn 2 but Mitchell couldn’t complete the pass. Russell Erwin would bring home the win followed by Dustin Mitchell, Christian Joyner, Roger Lucas & Robbie Emory.

Make sure to join us next Saturday night, July 27th, for the Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock Four Cylinder Twins! Our very popular Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock 4’s will have 2 15 lap races for $400 to win each!! Also scheduled, the Barnes Equipment Late Models, ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning, PL Woodard Pure Stock V-8 & the PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock Four Cylinder.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the track at 252-985-1949, or check out our website at www.countylineracewaync.com/, LocalRaceChat.com, our Facebook or Twitter.

Thanks for your support & we’ll see you next week at the Line!!

Top 5 points standings:

Barnes Equipment Late Models:
1 C9 Christian Joyner 2128
2 47 Bobby Bottoms 1956 -172
3 91 Travis Hair 1925 -203
4 21 Michael Batten 1844 -284
5 79 Roger Lucas 1758 -370

ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning:
1 49 Brad Hamm 1939
2 L3 Skeeter Liles 1847 -92
3 7 Mark Boykin 1835 -104
4 69 Chris Radford 1745 -194
5 P50 Lane Proctor 1639 -300

Middlesex Super Stock 4 Cylinders:
1 90 John Proctor 2331
2 8 Austin Holcombe 2169 -162
3 27 James Bailey 2041 -290
4 61 Eric Hill 1912 -419
5 97 Bill Winstead 1884 -447

PL Woodard Pure Stock V8:
1 44 Jerry Williams 2341
2 99H Gary Whitley 2241 -100
3 42 Wade Ferrell 2129 -212
4 48/1 Kevin Beard 2114 -227
5 50 Carly Fulghum 2058 -283

PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock 4 Cylinders:
1 12 Cody Keith 2284
2 81 Brent Atkinson 2236 -48
3 51 Thomas Holbrook 2004 -280
4 00 Dennis Deaver 1988 -296
5 J5 JP Brantley 1945 -339

July 12th Rained Out

Tonight’s events have been cancelled due to the weather. Due to this rainout, we will race tomorrow, Saturday, July 13, weather permitting.

 

Whether permitting…the events for Saturday night, July 13th:

Pure Stock 4 Cylinder

Super Stock 4 Cylinder

Pure Stock V8

Thunder & Lightning

 

This will be a points race and all divisions will get hot laps/practice, heats/qual, and feature.

 

Grandstand Admission: $10 (16&up); $5 (11-15); Free (10&under)

Pits: $25 (11&up);  $10 (10&under)

 

Late Models will return on July 20th for twin features.

County Line Raceway Set to Host $5000 FASTRAK National Touring Event

by: Fastrak PR

Elm City, North Carolina – County Line Raceway located Elm City, North Carolina has secured a date to host their first-ever event with the FASTRAK Racing Series Touring Divisions. The $5000 to win “national” event has been slated for September 20th and 21st. The late season dates will make the County Line event one of the final events of the year which teams can earn points towards their weekly and touring championships as well as reaching the ever-important 12 race minimum required to qualify for FASTRAK’s year-ending World Championship. “We have been throwing this idea around all year. We added FASTRAK to our weekly late models and the crate powered cars are starting to gain momentum across the country, so we thought an event like would help us continue to build the division here by allowing some of the area guys to come over and run for a great purse and see what we have to offer here at County Line. We are really excited about putting this together.” said County Line Raceway’s Publicist Steve Summerlin.

“We are very proud to be associated with everyone at County Line Raceway. They have built a great fan base and weekly program over the last few years. They have really brought themselves to the forefront of dirt racing in that region. We have had some very successful ULTIMATE Super Late Model events there the last couple of years and we look forward to doing the same thing with our FASTRAK Touring Divisions. A race this late on the season should really a good mix of our FASTRAK Sweeney Cars Northeast Touring, FASTRAK City Chevrolet Southeast Touring and our FASTRAK Weekly Racing Division guys. It will be a good opportunity to pick up some points or another race of their required 12. We want to thank Brenda, James, Steve, Tyler and the whole staff for their desire and drive to bring their fans the best in dirt racing.” commented FASTRAK CEO and Founder Stan Lester.

More information to come in the days ahead as the details of the event are continued to be nailed down. Watch www.countylineracewaync.com/ and www.fastrakracing.com for complete details as they become available.

Lick Picks Up First Ever ARDC Win at CLR

After a rain out last weekend, everyone was excited to return to County Line Raceway as we held our first Mascot night, as well as welcomed back the ARDC Midgets. Also schedule the Middlesex Super Stock 4, ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning, PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock 4 and P.L. Woodard Pure Stock V8.

The Mascots, Roary the County Lion, Slugger from the Wilson Tobs, Peter Bargaintail from Hubert Vester Honda & Miss Berry Delicious from Deans Farm Market would participate in a foot race down the front stretch. Slugger would put the other mascots to shame as he blew by them bringing home the checkered flag. Roary, upset over losing at his home track, immediately tried to protest over Sluggers shoes. As of this writing, we are unsure of the results of the protest.

After a pace lap with the Mascots, along with Kids Konnection Kid of the Week Enzo Dillon, the Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock 4 lined up with Bill Winstead on the pole and Jason Horne starting second. Horne would jump out to the front quickly taking the lead but Winstead was dead on him not ready to let him get too far away. The caution would come out for Glenn Bottoms with a mechanical issue that would see flames erupting from underneath the 47. Back green with Horne leading Winstead, Eric Hill, Austin Holcomb & Austin Larrison. Horne and Winstead would put on a great show, battling for that top spot. Through the field, we would see John Proctor move from the rear of the field and take over 3rd spot after getting around the 8 of Austin Holcombe. Eric Hill would hang on to 5th spot after getting around Austin Larrison. Jamie Bailey held tight to his 7th place position hoping to hold on to his 3rd place points as well. Jason Horne would bring home the win, followed by Bill Winstead, John Proctor, Austin Holcombe & Eric Hill.

Up next, the ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning division with Cy Nelms, Jr & Brad Hamm bringing the field to the green flag. Nelms & Hamm had a drag race own the front stretch but it would be Brad Hamm taking the point. Brad and Cy would pull away from the field as David Upchurch, Mark Boykin & Joey Cascell rounded out the top 5. The first caution in this feature would come out on lap 14 and again on lap 15 for Doug Williams who would spin in turn 4 both times. Back green with Hamm continuing to lead Nelms, Upchurch, Boykin & Cascell. Nelms would stick his nose under the bumper of Hamm several times but couldn’t complete the pass. Brad Hamm would bring home his 2nd win of the season. Brad was followed by Cy Nelms, David Upchurch, Mark Boykin & Joey Cascell.

The ARDC Midget Series would hit the 3/8ths mile clay oval next. Catasauqua Pennsylvania driver Kyle Lick would lead the 19 car field to the green flag. Lick would rocket into turn one side by side with Drew Heistand. Lick would power his way to the point on the back stretch and begin to stretch his lead over Heistand and Steven Drevicki. The 19 car field would remain tight throughout the 25 lap feature. The first caution would fly as Greg Fitzpatrick would get into the backstretch wall and roll over. Fitzpatrick would be okay. As the green flag flew for the 2nd time, Lick would find himself under heavy pressure from Heistand, Drevicki, PJ Gargulio and Jason Rice. Rice would tear through the field and battle for 2nd spot only to make contact with a lapped car resulting in Rice flipping several times in turn 2. After a quick clean up the field went green again with Lick leading the way for the final 10 laps and taking his first feature win in the ARDC Midget Racing Series. Lick would be followed by Trevor Kobylarz, Brett Arndt, Bruce Buckwalter Jr and Brendan Bright.

The PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock 4’s lined up on the backstretch with Jeffery Patterson & Thomas Holcombe on the front row. Patterson would go out front in turn 2 followed by Holbrooke, Michael Webb, Roby Causby and JP Brantley. The caution would come out with 2 complete for the 16 of Cooper Edwards over on the backstretch. The caution would come out again for a single car spin on the backstretch, then again on lap 5 for another single car spin in turn 4. Back green with Patterson leading Holbrooke, Michael Webb, Roby Causby and JP Brantley. Damien Bryant in 6th spot was holding off a charge from Cody Keith. A couple of cars would spin simultaneously on different areas of the speedway bringing out the caution again on lap 9. Chris Collins would take a ride to the pits in the ambulance to be checked out after an especially hard hit on the backstretch. He was deemed ok, but will most likely be sore in the morning. Back green with Patterson still leading Holbrooke. Holbrooke was holding off Webb while Brantley was challenging Causby for 4th. Holbrooke would get loose out of turn 4 inadvertently clipping the 9 of Webb. Webb would go to the pits with a right rear flat with 4 to go. Back green with Patterson leading Holbrooke, Cody Keith, Robby Causby & JP Brantley the remaining laps. Due to failing final tech, Patterson was disqualified. Thomas Holbrooke would be declared the winner. The remainder of the top 5 would be Cody Keith, Robby Causby, JP Brantley & Damien Bryant.

Our final feature of the night, the PL Woodard Pure Stock V8 division. Roy Hall & Wade Ferrell started this 15 lap feature. Lap 1 would see the caution come out for a 3 car mess over in turn 4. Gary Whitley, Dwayne Whitley & Gary Whitley would get together after slight contact from a loose Amanda Liles. Back green with Ferrell leading Schlaffer, Roy Hall Kevin Beard and Carly Fulghum. Kyle Howard would bring out the caution on lap 5 with a lot of smoke coming out of his car. Back green with 10 to go. Ferrell out front, Schlaffer 2nd, Kevin Beard 3rd, Carly Fulghum 4th and Jerry Williams in 5th. Jason Schlaffer was all over the rear of Wade Ferrell as we came to 5 to go. He was trying to get around Ferrell to take the lead as the caution came out for 3rd place Kevin Beard who slowed out of turn 2. With 4 to go, Ferrell leads Schlaffer, Fulghum, Williams & Roy Hall. Schlaffer was all over Ferrell, trying to get around him to take over the top spot as the laps wound down. With 2 to go, Schlaffer was trying every line he could to get around, low, high, middle and could not complete the pass. Wade Ferrell would bring home the win followed by Jason Schlaffer, Carly Fulghum, Jerry Williams & Roy Hall.

County Line Raceway will be closed next Saturday night in honor of the 4th of July, but we will return on Friday July 12th with the Road to Jamaica Ultimate Super Late Model event! That’s right, the Ultimate Super Late Model Series will make a stop at County Line Raceway on Friday night before heading up to Jamaica, Virginia! Join us for the 40 lap, $4000 to win Super Late Model event. We will also see the Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock 4, PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock 4, ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning and the PL Woodard Pure Stock V8 in action!

As always, if you have any questions, please call the track at 252-985-1949 or check our website at www.countylineracwaync.com, LocalRaceChat.com, our Facebook or Twitter. Thank you for your support & we’ll see you at the line!!

Top 5 Points (each division)

Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock 4

1              90           John Proctor        2179      

2              8             Austin Holcombe 1981   -198      

3              27           James Bailey      1841       -338      

4              61           Eric Hill                1774       -405      

5              47           Glenn Bottoms    1680       -499

 

ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning

1              49           Brad Hamm        1743      

2              7              Mark Boykin       1646       -97         

3              P50         Lane Proctor      1639       -104      

4              L3            Skeeter Liles      1637       -106      

5              69           Chris Radford     1561       -182      

 

PL Woodard Pure Stock V8

1              44           Jerry Williams    2183       0             

2              99H        Gary Whitley      2031       -152      

3              48/1       Kevin Beard        1938       -245      

4              42           Wade Ferrell      1931       -252      

5              50           Carly Fulghum   1894       -289      

 

PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock 4

1              12           Cody Keith          2076      

2              81           Brent Atkinson    2036       -40         

3              51           Thomas Holbrook 1834 -242                      

4              00           Dennis Deaver    1824       -252      

5              03           Damien Bryant   1779       -297