Roberts & Hoffman Pick Up Big Wins In the Race for the Kids

Night 1 of the 2013 5th Annual Race for the Kids

It all comes down to tonight, the final race of the 2013 season, the grand finale, the 5th Annual Race for the Kids!! With 24 Ultimate Super Late Models signed in and 45 Open Wheel Modifieds registered, everyone was more than ready to get things started.

On the schedule for night one, the ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning division lined up with Cy Nelms, Jr. picking up the $100 Denton Truck Repair Fast Qualifier Award. At the drop of the green flag these guys were on the gas! As they came to the start finish line, they were 3 wide! Matthew Bissette would come out of turn 2 in the lead followed by Cy Nelms, Jr. Mark Boykin, Brad Hamm & Skeeter Liles. The caution would come out early as David Royal spun coming out of turn 4 on lap 3. Back green with no change in the top 5, but plenty of hard racing from 6th back as Luke Owens held off Joey Cascell and started putting pressure on Liles for 5th. Caution again on lap 4 when Mark Canup spun on the back straightaway. Back green with Matthew Bissette trying to pull away from Cy Nelms, Jr. Mark Boykin held on to 3rd spot as Brad Hamm inched closer and closer to Boykin’s bumper. Up front, Nelms, Jr. was challenging Bissette for the lead when Willie Schwann would spin, causing Nelms, Jr. to spin to avoid hitting him. The caution flag would fly briefly, but we were quickly back green. Bissette continued to lead Nelms, Jr., Boykin, Hamm & Liles. Lap 10 would see yet another caution as JP Cascell would spin over in turn 2. Green flag, but only for 1 lap as the caution would come out again for the 17 of Mark Canup and the 07 of Jimmy Gray. Matthew Bissette would lead Cy Nelms, Jr., Mark Boykin, Brad Hamm and Skeeter Liles to the green flag. Luke Owens was putting pressure on Liles for the 5th spot as we came to the half way mark. Matthew Bissette was catching the tail of the field, as Cy Nelms, Jr. was closing in as the laps continued to wind down. Nelms, Jr. was on the leader’s bumper as they weaved through the lap traffic. Lap 22 would see the caution yet again as Joe Taylor spun over in turn 1. With 3 to go, Matthew Bissette leads Cy Nelms, Jr., Mark Boykin, Brad Hamm and Skeeter Liles to the green flag. Matthew Bissette would bring home the win followed by leads Cy Nelms, Jr., Mark Boykin, Brad Hamm and Skeeter Liles. Congratulations Matthew Bissette on the $1000 paycheck! Lane Proctor picked up the Richie Ballance Flooring Hard Charger Award for gaining the most spots.

After 2 laps of qualifying and 4 heat races sponsored by Owens Construction, the DRU Inc. Open Wheel Modifieds, 18 of the 45 were locked in. Russell Erwin & Kyle Strickler took the front row, with Erwin picking up the $200 2 Brothers Motorsports Fast Qualifier Award. Winners of the 4 heats included Nick Hoffman, Chris Parker, Andy Floyd & Hank Edwards.

The Ultimate Super Late Models would see the 87 of Walker Arthur setting fast time & picking up the $200 Batten Seamless Gutters fast qualifier award. Setting the stage for 3 heat races, taking the top 6, we would see Casey Roberts, Chris Ferguson & Jonathan Davenport.

Night 2 of the 2013 5th Annual Race for the Kids

After an exciting night of racing on Friday night, everyone was ready for the grand finale tonight. With Walking Tall the monster out of Tappahannock, Virginia made the trip down to put on a show for the folks later on, along with a demo derby, but the main event, the Ultimate Super Late Model Series racing for $10,000 to win & the Open Wheel Modifieds racing for $5,000. Casey Roberts, the 2013 Ultimate Series Points Champion and Chris Ferguson would lead the field to green from the front row for this 50 lap feature. Starting on the front row for the Open Wheel Modified 40 lap event Russell Erwin and Kyle Strickler. With a big payout available in both of these classes, the US Legends Dirt Modifieds, the Walking Tall Monster Truck & a demo derby, the stage was set for an exciting night of racing!

Up first, the US Legends Dirt Modifieds would line up for their feature with John Taylor and Gary Dillon on the front row. Damien Bryant would bring out the first caution on lap 3 when he spun over in turn 1 on lap 2, but after a short caution period we were back green. John Taylor stretched his lead over Dillon by several car lengths followed by Ryan Shattuck and Damien Bryant. The final laps would see Dillon slip back to 3rd as Shattuck took over 2nd. Coming to the checkers it would be John Taylor, Ryan Shattuck and Gary Dillon.

Thundering out of turn 4, the Ultimate Super Late Models rolled onto the track for their 50 lap main event feature. Casey Roberts & Chris Ferguson lead this massive field to the green flag and as the powered down into turn 1, they were 3 wide! Casey Roberts would take the lead followed by Ferguson, Jonathan Davenport, Chris Garnes & Jeff Smith. Timmy Blackwell would bring out the caution when he slowed on the backstretch. After a push from track officials, we were back green with Roberts out front. Stretching his lead over Davenport by about 5 or 6 car lengths, Roberts started to catch the tail of the field quick. Jeff Smith worked his way around Ferguson for 3rd spot as Booper Bare held off Scott Bloomquist for 5th. Joe Cox, about to be put a lap down, would spin over in turn 2 just as the leader was on his bumper. MIchael Batten & Dave Pettyjohn would bring out the caution out of turn 2 just as we went back green. On the restart, 3 cars would get tangled up with Booper Bare, Ray Tucker, Brett Miller all getting mixed up, with Bare spinning in front of the field.This would move Scott Bloomquist up into the 5th position. Back green, Roberts leading Davenport, Smith, Ferguson and Bloomquist with 11 laps in the books. Scott Bloomquist started working on Chris Ferguson for the 4th spot, as the leader was catching the tail of the field just as they crossed the stripe with 19 complete. As Roberts put a lap on Roger Lucas, Jonathan Davenport gained a little ground to close the gap. Spencer Liggon would go up in flames on lap 22, bringing out the caution again. After clearing the track, we were back green with Roberts continuing to lead Davenport, Smith, Ferguson & Bloomquist. Roberts & Davenport put some distance on the 3rd place car as we approached lap 34. Davenport was inching closer and closer with each lap, gaining ground on Roberts as they worked lap traffic. Davenport started working the outside line, trying to get around Roberts for the lead but couldn’t complete the pass. Chris Ferguson was working the inside of Jeff Smith trying to take back the 3rd spot as we came to 5 to go, but up front it was Roberts & Davenport. Ferguson would make it around Smith as they took the 2 to go. Caution out! Brett Miller would slow on the backstretch before exiting the track, setting up a green, white, checker. Can Roberts hold off Davenport? We’ll know in 3 laps folks! Green flag. Roberts, Davenport, Ferguson, Smith & Bloomquist your top 5. Ferguson would slip up beside Davenport, 2 wide all the way around the track finally clearing Davenport for 2nd spot!! Casey Roberts, pole sitter, lead flag to flag, is your winner! Chris Ferguson, Jonathan Davenport, Jeff Smith & Scott Bloomquist would round out the top 5.

Our final feature of the night, the Open Wheel Modifieds lined up on the backstretch with Russell Erwin & Kyle Strickler on the front row. $5,000 to win, 40 laps, 26 cars! As the green flag fell, Kyle Strickler jumped out front followed by Russell Erwin, Nick Hoffman, Chris Parker & Andy Floyd. Erwin would work the high side, getting around Strickler to take the lead. Taylor Cooke would bring out the caution on lap 4 with a spin over in turn 2. Back green with Erwin leading Strickler, Hoffman, Parker and Floyd. 2 wide from 6th back to 10th spot, and even at the tail of the field! Hoffman up beside Strickler for 2nd spot but Hoffman could not complete the pass. Lap 14 would see the caution come out for Tyler Evans. Back green with Erwin leading the field. Hoffman continued to work on Strickler, finally get by him on the high side going down the backstretch. Hoffman worked his way around Erwin to take the lead as we approached the half way mark. Kyle Strickler worked his way to the inside of Erwin trying to get around him to take over 2nd spot but couldn’t complete the pass as Hoffman caught the tail of the field. David Stremme was trying to get around Andy Floyd to take over 5th spot, but Floyd was having none of it. Lap 28 would see Strickler & Erwin, battling hard for the 2nd spot, make contact causing Erwin to have a tire go down. This would shift the top 5 as Hoffman lead the field to the green flag followed by Kyle Strickler, David Stremme, Joe Meadows & Andy Floyd. Caution again, lap 34, for Brian Anderson and a solo spin over in turn 4. Quick caution because we are back green with 6 to go. Hoffman leads Strickler, Meadows, Stremme & Floyd. Joe Meadows found a line on the outside that just shot him to the rear of Strickler, almost giving him the momentum to pass for 2nd! Joe Meadows would break as they took the white flag!! Nick Hoffman would take the checkers for the 2nd year in a row! He was followed by Kyle Strickler, David Stremme, Andy Floyd & “Hurricane” Hank Edwards.

Thank you all so much for your support and dedication this year. County Line Raceway would be nothing without the drivers & fans. For 25 years, you have joined us each racing season for great racing action & we thank you from the bottom of hearts. As we enjoy our off-season, please have a Happy Thanksgiving & a very Merry Christmas! We’ll see you in 2014 at County Line Raceway!

County Line Gears Up for 5th Annual Race for the Kids (November 14-16)

Elm City, NC. —  Race fans and the Mid-Atlantic regions elite Super Late Model and Open-Wheel Modified dirt modified drivers are locked and loaded for Friday nights November 15th kickoff event at County Line Raceway for the 5th Annual “Race for the Kids” Benefiting Victory Junction Gang Camp  – the undisputed marquee event for County Line Raceway.

Set for Thursday-Saturday, November. 14th-16th, more than $70,000 in prize money will be up for grabs in this year’s blockbuster event, with $10,000 to win for the Ultimate Super Late Model Series, $5,000 to win for the Open Wheel Modifieds, $1,000 to win Thunder & Lightning and the return of the US Legends Dirt Modifieds over the course of three nights. Saturday night will also feature The Walking Tall Monster Truck and a $1,000 winner take all demolition derby.

Drivers will turn practice laps Thursday night at ‘The Line.’ Drivers will look for just about every track condition they might encounter throughout the weekend.  Pit gates will open at 4pm, Grandstand at 5pm with cars hitting the track at 6pm!

On Friday, the Thunder & Lightning Division feature will pay $1,000 to the winner and $100 to start. The Ultimate Super Late Model Series drivers will hit the track for the H&R Block Night of Qualifying. 2 laps make up qualifying followed by heats. The Open Wheel Modified Division Owens Construction Night of Qualifying will also hit the track with 2 laps of qualifying followed by heats. Drivers will be fighting for the top 2 spots as they are locked into Saturday nights $5,000 to win 40 lap feature. The night will also see the US Legends Dirt Modifieds hit the track for a test n tune session. Pit gate opens at 4pm. Gates open for the fans at 5 p.m. and the first green flag waves at 7:15 p.m.

A Bean Bag Tournament begins earlier in the day on Saturday. Pit and grandstand gates will open at 2pm. Saturday’s explosive finale will feature the hottest dirt track pilots in the nation battling for over $70,000 in prize money.  Last chance races for the Ultimate Super Late Model Series kick off the night’s action along with the return of the US Legends Dirt Modifieds.  The Ultimate Super Late Model and Open Wheel Modified main events that will take to the track with a 4 wide salute to the fans! 40 laps make up the Open Wheel Modified main event with a $5,000 payday awaiting the winner. The Ultimate Super Late Model Series drivers will blister the 3/8ths mile clay oval in 14 seconds at close to 100 mph average speed. 50 laps make up the contest with a whopping $10,000 prize awaiting the champion.  The night will end with a bang as The Walking Tall Monster Truck smashes his way down the front stretch, thrilling fans of all ages. If that isn’t enough, the fan favorite, $1,000 winner take all demolition derby returns once again. All the metal mashing action takes place right on the front stretch!

To learn more about the 5th Annual Race for the Kids visit www.countylineracewaync.com/ or call the track phone at 252-985-1949.

Boykin Takes Inaugural Four Cylinder Nationals

An absolutely beautiful day greeted drivers, fans and staff for the 1st Annual 4 Cylinder Nationals at County Line Raceway. This event, months in the making, would have been a dream come true for Victor May. Victor, had 49 over all wins with 38 of those wins coming in the super stock 4 division. We lost Victor in April of 2011, but he will never be forgotten. Tonight, we honored him with a new banner in our victory lane, as well as offering several contingency awards in his name.

Up first, the return of the Modified 4’s. These tube chassis 4 cylinders have not run at County Line Raceway in the last 10-15 years, but would make their return tonight. Jason Clark and Edward Street would lead the field the green, but Street would experience mechanical problems on lap 2 which would bring out the caution. Jason Clark would lead Rusty Kelley from lap 2 to the very end of this 20 lap feature bringing home the win.

Our 2nd feature of the night, the Walls Roofing UCAR Nationals UCAR division lined up with Dwayne Godwin and Marty Dean on the front row. Godwin would bring out the caution on lap 1 when got up on the berm in turn 4. Back green with Marty Dean leading Daniel Thomas, Dale Pate, Mike Chapman & Tim Brown. The leader, Marty Dean, would get into the wall in turn 1 bringing out the caution on lap 4, moving Daniel Thomas into the lead. Mike Chapman took over 2nd spot from Dale Pate, as Time Brown and Dwayne Godwin battled for 4th spot. Lap 6 would see a caution for debris, slowing these cars once again. Lining up with a “Delaware” style restart which gives the leader his lane choice out front alone, Daniel Thomas brought them to the green. Sided by side the 18 of Chapman and 22 of Dale Pate would run down the backstretch with Chapman taking the spot. Dwayne Godwin & Dale Pate would go side by side with Godwin on the high side trying to take the 3rd spot from Pate. Chapman would catch up with Thomas and as they caught slower traffic Chapman would get around Thomas to take the lead with 4 to go! Mike Chapman would go on to bring home the win followed by Daniel Thomas, Dwayne Godwin, Dale Pate & Jesse Jones.

Coming up for 25 laps, the Pure Stock 4 cylinders lined up with Gary Dillon and Damien Bryant on the front row. Gary Dillon would go out front as Damien Bryant, Daniel Hill, Michael Webb and Brandon Hill. Lap 3 would see a caution for Brandon Edmondson as he slowed coming out of turn 4. Back green with Dillon holding off Bryant, Hill and Webb, as Brandon Hill lost ground allowing Cooper Edwards to get around him to take over the 5th spt. Damien Bryant would slip and falloff the pace just enough to allow faniel Hill to get around him for 2nd spot, then Michael Webb got around him as well. Cooper Edwards started looking on the inside of Bryant just as the caution came out for Brent Atkinson, who slowed in turn 4 on lap 8. Back green with Dillon continuing to lead Daniel Hill, Michael Webb, Damien Bryant & Cooper Edwards. Lap 12 would see 2 cars get together over in turn 2 which would bring out the caution yet again. Thomas Holbrooke & Eric Hill got together, and after clean up from track staff, we were back green with Dillon still out front as he took the half way cross flags. Michael Webb would make the move on Daniel Hill to take over 2nd spot, while Damien Bryant challenged Hill for 3rd. Joey Morgan would challenge Bryant just as Bryant experienced some sort of issue that would slow him and he would exit the track with only 10 to go. Gary Dillon would lead Michael Webb, Daniel Hill, Cooper Edwards and Joey Morgan to the green flag. Morgan would go inside of Edwards to take over 4th spot as JP Brantley moved around to take over 5th. Dillon held his ground, putting about 4 car lengths between him and 2nd place Webb. A caution on lap 23 would slow this field yet again, meaning we would have a green, white, checker finish. Gary Dillon brought us to the green, followed by Michael Webb, Daniel Hill, Joey Morgan & JP Brantley. Bringing home the $1250 win Gary Dillon! He was followed by Michael Webb, Daniel Hill, Joey Morgan & JP Brantley.

Our final event, the 50 lap Super Stock 4 race would show their appreciation for the fans with a 4 wide salute and as they fell back in line, Mark Boykin & Austin Holcombe would lead this field to the green. Mark broke the track record earlier tonight with a fast time of 17.369, picking up the $169 given by Lewis Tax Service & Troy Liles/Farm Bureau. Side by side, Boykin & Holcombe raced the first lap, but it would be Holcombe leading lap 1. Lap 3 would see the 17H of Michael Hall get around in turn 1 bringing out the caution. Back green with Holcombe leading Boykin, William Carroll, Hunter Bailey & Kevin Pierce. Hard racing throughout the field would see the 44 of Chris Moore get into the wall off of turn 2 and flip on the backstretch. Chris was ok and able to exit the car. After clean up by track officials, we were back green with Holcombe leading Boykin, William Carroll, Hunter Bailey & Kevin Pierce. Lap 5 would see a huge mess on the backstretch as Hunter Bailey got into Kevin Pierce just slightly, causing Pierce to go up the track, then back down in front of the field. He would collect Dustin O’Neal, as Dustin Mitchell got into Jason Horne and Eric Hobgood was involved. After clean up we were back green with Holcombe leading, William Carroll, Mark Boykin, Greg Brew and John Proctor. Lap 6 would see another caution for a slow car, but it was a very short yellow. Holcombe leads Carroll Boykin, Proctor and Russell Erwin. Lap 14 would see a caution when Pete Brew experienced mechanical issues and slowed out of turn 3. William Carroll, currently running 2nd, would pit with some sort of mechanical issues dropping him out of the top 5. Back green with Holcombe leading, but Mark Boykin would get around him to take the lead. John Proctor would attempt to get around Holcombe to take over 2nd spot, door to door for 2 laps until Proctor completed the pass. Lap 19 would see another caution, as Dustin O’Neal slowed down the backstretch but could not make it to the entrance of pit road. Back green with Boykin leading Proctor, Erwin, Holcombe and Eric Hill. Eric Hill would work his way around Holcombe to take over 4th spot as John Proctor was trying to run down Mark Boykin. Eric Hill would spin on lap 23 in turn 2, but with a competition caution coming at lap 25, he could most likely make it up. Boykin continued to lead Proctor, who was looking hard at getting around Boykin as Dustin O’Neal would spin over in turn 4. Coming up on a 10 minute break, these teams were allowed to change anything on their cars within the 10 minute time limit. After the break, we were back green with Boykin leading Proctor, Erwin, Pierce and Holcombe. Bobby Bottoms held on to 6th spot followed by Jimmy O’Neal, William Carroll, Eric Hill and Jesse Duke rounded out the top 10. Mark Boykin put about 4 car lengths between he and Proctor on lap 32. Russell Erwin held steady in 3rd spot Austin Holcombe in 4th and Kevin Pierce in 5th. William Carroll would challenge Kevin Pierce just as the caution came out for Ron Hill on lap 35. Back green with Boykin leading Proctor, Erwin, Holcombe and Carroll. Lap 40 would see Kevin Pierce spin after contact with Eric Hill in turn 4 collecting Austin Larrison. Green flag, Boykin leading Proctor, Erwin, Carroll. Holcombe, Jimmy and Dustin O’Neal were 3 wide all battling for 5th spot. Holcombe would take the spot as brothers battled for 6th. Up front, Boykin, Proctor and Erwin were nose to tail just as Eric Hill brought out the caution when he got out of shape in 4 and got up on the hill. Back green with Mark Boykin leading. At the start/finish line they were 3 wide with Austin Holcombe suffering as he got caught up in the melee. Back green, Mark Boykin holding off John Proctor and Russell Erwin. Erwin got around Proctor, Jimmy O’Neal held on to 4th spot as Glenn Bottoms maintained 5th. Coming to the 2 to go flags, and it’s still anybody’s race folks! People were on their feet as the top 3 battled it out for that $4000 paycheck. As the checkered flag fell it would be Mark Boykin, John Proctor, Russell Erwin, Jimmy O’Neal and Glenn Bottoms. ***After post race tech inspections, the top 5 were altered due to a disqualification.***

Please be sure to join us November 14, 15 & 16th as we have the return of the Ultimate Super Late Models as they race for $10,000 to win! The Open Wheel Modifieds will be back in action for $5,000 to win, Thunder & Lightning will battle it out for $1,000 to win!

If you have any questions, please contact the track at 252-985-1949, check out our website at www.countylineracewaync.com/, www.localracechat.com, our Facebook or twitter (@countylinenc).

As always, thank you so much for the support & we’ll see you for our season closer at the Line!

Lamm Picks Up Largest Pure Stock V-8 Purse in CLR History

Due to the forecast of imminent rain in the area for Saturday, County Line Raceway made the call early to have the Final/Double Points night on Friday. With points championships on the line, $1,000 for PL Woodard Pure Stock V8 division and the final race of the Barnes Equipment Fast Five with $2,000 going to the winner, everyone was excited as they rolled through the gates.

Up first, the Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock 4 division, with Jason Horne and Austin Holcombe on the front row. Holcombe would take the lead from Horne after a hard charge out of turn 2, quickly putting distance between them. Hunter Bailey held tight to 3rd spot followed by Zack Bunn and Eric Hill. By lap 7, Holcombe was lapping the tail of the field. As Holcombe made his way through slower traffic, it was giving Horne the chance to close the gap just a little. Lap 15 would see a 4 car mess over in turn 4 involving Nevin Twiddy, James Manning, Ron Hill and Jesse Duke. Austin Holcombe would get a piece of one the cars causing him to have a flat tire, as Ron Hill would end up on the wall in turn 4. After clean up, we were back green with 5 to go and Jason Horne out front. Hunter Bailey would drive in turn 2 deep, trying to take the lead only to spin. Back green, Horne leading Eric Hill, Glenn Bottoms, Bill Winstead and John Proctor. As the checkers fell, Horne would bring home the win followed by Eric Hill, Glenn Bottoms, Bill Winstead and Austin Holcombe. Congratulations to John Proctor on his 2013 Middlesex Family Dental Championship Points win!

Our 2nd feature, the PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock 4 would see 20 cars start this 15 lap race with Gary Dillon on the pole with Daniel Hill to his outside. Dillon would quickly get out front followed by Damien Bryant, Daniel Hill, Michael Webb and JP Brantley. Gary Dillon would dominate this feature race, although he did have quite the battle from Damien Bryant. As they came to the checkers, Michael Webb would get into Bryant just barely, spinning himself out, as Bryant struggled to maintain control of his car. JP Brantley would get caught up by Bryant right before the start/finish line. Gary Dillon would bring home the win followed by Daniel Hill, Thomas Holbrooke, Jeremy Benson and Cooper Edwards. Congratulations to Cody Keith on his 2013 PlayTyme Concessions Championship Points win!

Next out, the Barnes Equipment Late Models lined up for their $2,000 to win 30 lap feature. This is the final round of the Barnes Equipment Fast Five with Christian Joyner leading Bobby Bottoms by only 2 points in this special, added incentive for the late models. Christian Joyner and Michael Batten would be your front row starters and as the green flag dropped, these guys were jockeying for position. Christian Joyner took command quickly as Michael Batten fell in behind him. Dustin Mitchell was all over Batten trying to get that 2nd spot away from him followed by Roger Lucas and Travis Hair. Ray Tucker would bring out the caution on lap 12 when he slowed out of turn 3. Back green with Joyner leading Mitchell, Batten, Lucas and Hair. Spencer Liggon would spin on the backstretch bringing out the caution again on lap17, but we were quickly back green with Joyner continuing to lead Mitchell, Batten, Lucas and Hair. Christian Joyner would bring home his 9th win of the season as well as be crowned the Barnes Equipment Fast Five champion and the Barnes Equipment Late Model Champion. Congratulations Christian!

With only 86 points separating 1st and 2nd, the ARCO Restoration was sure to come down to the wire between Mark Boykin and Brad Hamm. Cy Nelms, Jr. and Mark Boykin would lead the field to the green flag with Boykin going out front quick. Nelms, Jr wouldn’t back down as he stayed on Boykin’s bumper. Nelms, Jr. would take the lead from Boykin as Matthew Bissette held onto 3rd, Bard Hamm 4th and Joey Cascell rounded out the top 5. Melvin Edmondson would bring out the caution lap 7 when he spun on the front stretch. Back green with Nelms, Jr continuing to lead Mark Boykin, Matthew Bissette, Brad Hamm and Joey Cascell. With 17 complete of 20, CJ Cascell spun on the backstretch bringing out the caution which would bring us to a 3 lap shootout. Back green with Nelms, Jr still leading Mark Boykin, Matthew Bissette, Brad Hamm and Joey Cascell. Cy Nelms, Jr would bring home his 2nd win of the season followed by Mark Boykin, Matthew Bissette, Brad Hamm and Joey Cascell. Congratulations to Brad Hamm who brought home the 2013 ARCO Restoration Points Championship, winning by 66 points over Mark Boykin.

Our feature event, the $1,000 to win PL Woodard Pure Stock V8 special would see Archie Whitely & Jerry Williams on the front row. Several attempts to get a lap in would be made, with over half the cars out of the race before a lap was scored. Finally going single file, Phillip Lamm would lead Amanda Liles, Carly Fulghum, Dewayne Whitley and Archie Whitley. Carly Fulghum would make her way around Amanda Liles to take over 2nd spot on lap 7. Unfortunately, Carly would spin out of 2 on lap 12, relinquishing 2nd spot to Amanda Liles. Back green with Phillip Lamm leading Amanda Liles, Archie Whitley, Dewayne Whitley and Carly Fulghum. Archie Whitley would attempt to get around Liles out of turn 2 but couldn’t complete the pass, the first time, but next time around he would complete the pass. Dewayne Whitley got around Liles also as Fulghum started to work on the L4 of Liles. With 2 to go, some debris in turn 2 would cause us to go under the yellow flag. Coming to a green, white, checker finish, Phillip Lamm leads Archie Whitley, Dewayne Whitley, Amanda Liles & Carly Fulghum. Archie Whitley would hit the wall hard in turn 4 as they took the white flag, and Phillip Lamm would bring home the $1,000 payday! He was followed by Dewayne Whitley, Amanda Liles, Carly Fulghum & Dewayne Whitley. Congratulations to PL Woodard Pure Stock V8 champion Jerry Williams!

Our final event of the night would be our annual Powder Puff races. In the 4 cylinder division, we would see 12 ladies line up to take the green flag. In the end though, it would be Danah Raper bringing home the win. In the Pure Stock V8 division, unfortunately only 2 cars were able to enter the 5 lap race. Lori Kearney would lead 4 and 3/4 of a lap only to spin going into turn 4 allowing Faye Cascell to bring home the win. Thanks to all of the ladies for entering.

We are all looking forward to the 4 Cylinder Nationals that will be held on November 2! This is already shaping up to be a huge race, and we are looking forward to seeing all of our regular drivers as well as welcoming new ones. November 1 we will hold an open practice, as well as have tech inspection available. On Saturday, Super Stock Four Cylinder, Pure Stock Four Cylinder, Modified Four Cylinder, UCAR will battle it out. With $4000 on the line for the Super Stock 4, $1250 for the Pure Stock 4’s and the Walls Roofing LLC UCAR Nationals will run for $500 to win. Make plans to be there folks, it’s gonna be a great show!!

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

See you in 2 weeks at the Line!

Dustin Mitchell Puts His ‘Pinked Out’ D8 in Victory Lane

Last year, mother nature prevented us from putting on our Race for the Cure benefiting Susan G. Komen, but this beautiful day would see not only great racing, but a 1 lap walk around the track & balloon release in honor of survivors & in memory of those that we loved who lost their lives to this horrible disease. On tap for tonight the Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock 4’s, PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock 4’s, ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning, PL Woodard Pure Stock V8 & the Barnes Equipment Late Models.

Our first feature event, the Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock 4 lined up with Hunter Bailey & William Carroll on the front row. Lap 1 would see Carroll jump out front quickly bringing John Proctor with him. Hunter Bailey, back in 3rd spot would try to hold off Bill Winstead while Dustin O’Neal and Jason Horne battled for 5th. These guys were 3 wide at one point jockeying for position, with Austin Holcombe getting up in the mix. Horne would get on the brakes hard in turn 4 on lap 6 causing Holcombe to get into him. Both were sent to the rear and we were back green after allowing Holcombe 2 laps for a flat tire. William Carroll, John Proctor, Hunter Bailey, Bill Winstead & Dustin O’Neal rounded out the top 5 as we came to lap 7. Through the field, Eric Hill, Jamie Bailey, Jimmy O’Neal, Zack Bunn and Glenn Baker completed the top 10. Hunter Bailey would get loose on the backstretch allowing 3 cars to get around him dropping him back to 7th. Glenn Bottoms and Austin Holcombe would bring out the caution on lap 9 as they got together on the backstretch. Back green with Carroll leading Proctor, Winstead, Dustin O’Neal and Eric Hill. Lap 12 would see Jamie Bailey challenge Eric Hill for 5th spot, then go after 4th from Dustin O’Neal. John Proctor started challenging Carroll for the lead when Eric Hill would spin in turn 2 bringing out the caution with 4 to go. Back green, Carroll holding off John Proctor, Bill Winstead, Jamie Bailey & Dustin O’Neal. Proctor was on the bumper of Carrol pulling up beside him at one point but couldn’t complete the pass. White flag, Carroll holding off Proctor although they were side by side at the line, and remained that way through one and two. A lot of hard racing down the backstretch between Carroll and Proctor, and as the checkered flag fell, John Proctor would bring home the win followed by Jamie Bailey, Bill Winstead, Dustin O’Neal and Austin Holcombe.

Up next, the PL Woodard Pure Stock V8 division with Wade Ferrell on the pole with Gary Whitley on the outside. Whitely would jump out in front of Ferrell at the line taking the lead in commanding fashion. Ferrell would be followed by Amanda Liles, Jerry Williams and Roy Hall. Hard racing all through the field, as each driver seemed to be racing as though their lives depended on it. As the laps wound down, the top 5 would remain the same. Gary Whitley would bring home the win followed by Wade Ferrell, Amanda Liles, Jerry Williams and Roy Hall.

The PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock 4 division lined up on the backstretch with Thomas Holbrooke & Cody Keith on the front row. Keith would take the point as Holbrooke got loose at the start. David Haggins would take advantage and get around Holbrooke to take over 2nd spot as Robby Causby challenged for 3rd spot followed by Brent Atkinson. Turn 4 would see a mess as one car got loose causing several cars to get together collecting Damien Bryant and JP Brantley. Bryant was able to continue, although Brantley would have to pit. Back green with Keith leading Atkinson, Robby Causby, Joey Morgan and Cooper Edwards. Damien Bryant, who was involved in a lap 1 spin in turn 4, would take over 2nd spot and challenge Keith for the lead. Cody Keith took the checkered flag followed by Bryant, Brent Atkinson, Joey Morgan and Thomas Holbrooke.

ARCO Restoration, the proud sponsor of our Thunder & Lightning division, watched as Johnnie Edmondson and Skeeter Liles lead this 18 car field to the green flag. Lap 1 would see a huge pile up over in turn 2 with at least 7 cars involved. Since no laps were complete, we would see a complete reset of the starting line up. Unfortunately, Matthew Bissette would be towed to the pits, although he would return several laps later. Green flag with Skeeter Liles and Buddy Isles, Jr. on the front row. Buddy Isles, Jr would take the lead out of turn 2 followed by Skeeter Liles, Chris Radford, David Meredith and Mark Boykin. Scott Baines would bring out the caution on lap 7 with a solo spin over in turn 3. Back green with Isles, Jr. leading Liles, Radford, Meredith and Boykin. Lap 10 would see Boykin get around Meredith to take over 4th spot as Brad Hamm stayed close on the bumper of Meredith hoping to get into the top 5. Meredith would get high in turn 4 allowing Hamm to take the 4th spot away from him. Mark Boykin tried to get around the 3rd place of Radford as a 4 car pile up in turn 1 slowed the field. Mark McDaniels, Scott Baines, Doug Williams and Matthew Bissette would all suffer damage. Back green with 5 to go as Isles, Jr. lead Liles, Radford, Boykin and Hamm. Boykin got up beside Radford trying to take over 3rd spot, as Radford held him off as they crossed the start finish line. Boykin would try again as they came to 2 to go but unfortunately, the caution would come out again for CJ Cascell. As they checkers flew, we would see our 10th different winner in this division as Buddy Isles, Jr. would bring home the win. Skeeter Liles, Mark Boykin, Brad Hamm & Lane Proctor.

The very exciting Barnes Equipment Late Models would see Christian Joyner & Dustin Mitchell on the front row of this 30 lap feature event. Mitchell would take command of this race quickly followed by Christian Joyner, Michael Batten, Ray Tucker and John Staton. Two cautions early would slow this field, as Mitchell continued to dominate this race. Christian Joyner held on to 2nd spot followed by Michael Batten, Ray Tucker and John Staton. Randy Lucas would get into the turn 3 wall hard bringing out the caution on lap 18, and as track staff quickly pulled him off the track, we were ready to go back green. With 10 to go, Mitchell continued to lead Christian Joyner, Michael Batten, Ray Tucker and John Staton. Bringing home his 6th win of the season, Dustin Mitchell would put his pink Rocket in victory lane. He was followed by Christian Joyner, Michael Batten, Ray Tucker and John Staton.

If you’re in the area on Friday, tune in to 98.5 the Big DAWG as Jeff Hall gives the run down on this week’s event as well as previews next Saturday’s races.

Be sure to join us next week as we have the PL Woodard & Company Pure Stock V-8 Special. The PL Woodard Pure Stock V8 division will race for $1000! Also on the schedule, the Barnes Equipment Late Model, ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning, Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock Four Cylinder, & the PlayTyme Concession Pure Stock Four Cylinder.

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

 

Top 5 points:

Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock 4

1              90           John Proctor              3970

2              8              Austin Holcombe     3764    -206

3              27           James Bailey            3623     -347

4              97           Bill Winstead             3323      -647

5              61           Eric Hill                     3198       -772

 

ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning

1              49           Brad Hamm        3354

2              7              Mark Boykin       3264       -90

3              L3            Skeeter Liles      3205       -149

4              P50         Lane Proctor      2902       -452

5              44           Scott Baines       2869       -485

 

PL Woodard Pure Stock V8

1              44           Jerry Williams    4208

2              99H        Gary Whitley      4052       -156

3              1/48       Kevin Beard        3850       -358

4              42           Wade Ferrell      3800       -408

5              50           Carly Fulghum   3526       -682

 

PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock 4

1              12           Cody Keith                           3917

2              81           Brent Atkinson               3789         -128

3              51           Thomas Holbrook            3588       -329

4              J5            JP Brantley                        3542         -375

5              71           Robbie Causby               3397         -520

 

Barnes Equipment Late Models

1              C9           Christian Joyner                3501

2              47           Bobby Bottoms                 3141       -360

3              21           Michael Batten                               3109         -392

4              91           Travis Hair                         2936         -565

5              79           Roger Lucas                     2935          -566

Brad Hamm Ushers In Fall With a Win

For the 2nd time this season, we are racing on Sunday after Mother Nature just threw a hissy fit on Saturday. Luckily, the weather was perfect for some Sunday night racing as drivers and fans returned to County Line Raceway. On the schedule for tonight, the Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock 4’s, PL Woodard Pure Stock V8, PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock 4’s and the ARCO Restoration Thunder and Lightning.

Up first, the Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock 4’s would line up with Nevin Twiddy & William Carroll on the front row. William Carroll would jump out front of Nevin Twiddy taking the lead with Twiddy falling back to 2nd spot. Jamie Bailey & Austin Holcombe battled for 3rd spot, with Bailey taking the spot from Holcombe, while Bill Winstead held onto 5th. Nevin Twiddy lost 2nd spot to Jamie Bailey on lap 4 when Twiddy slipped up to the high side just enough for Bailey to slide by. John Proctor started putting pressure on Holcombe for 5th spot as they came around to complete lap 8. Bill Winstead, in 4th spot, got door to door with Twiddy trying to take over 3rd spot as Proctor was side by side with Holcombe again for 5th. Proctor would take the spot from Holcombe as they crossed with 7 to go. With 5 to go, it was still William Carroll, Jamie Bailey, Nevin Twiddy, Bill Winstead and John Proctor. Bringing home his 2nd win it would be William Carroll, Jamie Bailey, Nevin Twiddy, Bill Winstead and John Proctor.

Coming out next, the PL Woodard Pure Stock V8 division with Wade Ferrell and Jerry Williams starting on the front row. Williams would take the point when Ferrell slipped up in turn 2. Carly Fulghum would bring out the caution with excessive fluid leaking from her car, on lap 2, and as we went back green, it was still Jerry Williams, Wade Ferrell, Gary Whitley, Roy Hall and Kevin Beard. Caution out again for the 42 of Wade Ferrell when he popped the wall while running 2nd in turn 3. Kevin Beard would also suffer mechanical failure and be pushed to the pits as well. Back green with 3 to go with Williams leading Gary Whitley, Roy Hall, Anthony Silveri and Willie Schwann. As we came to the checkers, it would be Jerry Williams, Gary Whitley, Roy Hall, Anthony Silveri and Willie Schwann.

Our third feature of the night, the PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock 4’s with David Haggans and Cody Keith on the front row. Keith would take the lead quickly followed by Haggans, Chris Collins, Cooper Edwards & Damian Bryant. First caution would involve 4 cars on lap 1 over in turn 4. Everyone involved was able to continue, and we were quickly back green. Thomas Holbrooke would suffer an engine failure and exit the track, while the battle was heating up between Damian Bryant and Gary Dillon with Dillon taking over 3rd spot. Up front it was Cody Keith and Cooper Edwards. As the laps wound down, and lap traffic became an issue, Cody Keith maneuvered around and brought home his 5th feature win this year. He was followed by Cooper Edwards, Gary Dillon, Damian Bryant and JP Brantley.

Our final event of the night, the ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning division with Johnnie Edmondson and Brad Hamm on the front row. Lap 1 would see a caution for debris over in turn 1 as a piece of sheet metal came off of a car. Back green with Brad Hamm leading Johnnie Edmondson, Chris Radford, Luke Owens and Mark Boykin. A 2 car spin on the backstretch would bring out the caution but both cars were able to continue. Back green with Brad Hamm leading Chris Radford, Luke Owens, Mark Boykin and Lane Proctor. Mark Boykin was holding onto 5th spot while Lane Proctor was chomping on his bumper for the position. Coming to the flag stand, with 5 to go, Proctor and Boykin would make contact pushing Boykin into the wall. After Boykin was taken to the pits, we were back green. Brad Hamm continued to lead Chris Radford, Luke Owens, Lane Proctor and Matthew Bissette. As they came to the checkers, it would be Brad Hamm, Chris Radford, Lane Proctor, Luke Owens and Matthew Bissette.

County Line Raceway will be closed next week, but we will be back in full effect on Oct 5thRacing to Benefit Susan G Komen. 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 & the PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock Four Cylinder. As always, if you have any questions, feel free to call the track office at 252-985-1949, check our website atwww.countylineracewaync.com/www.localracechat.com, our Facebook or Twitter.

Please enjoy your weekend off, and we’ll see you in October at the Line!

Matthew Bissette Picks Up First ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning Victory

A perfect late summer, early fall day greeted fans, drivers, crews & staff at County Line Raceway as we hosted our yearly First Responders appreciation night. With 5 divisions of racing scheduled, even though the temperatures were falling as the sun set over turn 1, the action on the track was bound to be hot~

After honoring our military, law enforcement, fire dept & EMT’s, we were ready to go racing. Up first, the Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock 4 division with points leader John Proctor on the pole with Bill Winstead starting 2nd. At the drop of the green, John Proctor took off, maintaining the lead as they exited turn 2. Jason Horne, Bill Winstead, Nevin Twiddy & Austin Holcombe rounded out the top 5. As they went into 4, Twiddy would get into Winstead and spin towards the inside of turn 4 causing Eric Hill to spin in front of Glenn Bottoms and as he hit his brakes the 2 of Lee Hicks would slam into him essentially jacking Bottoms up on top of his hood! After clearing up the cars involved, we were back green with John Proctor leading Jason Horne, Austin Holcombe, Bill Winstead & Zack Bunn. Horne was challenging hard to take the lead from Proctor but Proctor would not be deterred. Bill Winstead challenged Holcombe for the 3rd spot as we came to lap 5. Horne was all over Proctor and as those 2 raced hard, it gave Holcombe and Winstead a chance to catch up and close the gap. The top 4 were tight as ticks as we approached lap 10. Horne went high, Proctor low to get around a slower car. As they they came out of turn 4, Proctor was on the bottom, almost in the mud, as they crossed the flag stand, Proctor would get sideways in front of the field and slide up in front of the oncoming traffic. Holcombe spun, trying to avoid hitting Proctor but caught him just enough to send Proctor into the wall hard. Parts of the 90 Toyota driven by Proctor flew. Luckily, the driver was ok as track staff helped him out of the car. After clean up, we were back green with Horne leading Winstead, Holcombe, Jamie Bailey and Zack Bunn. With 3 to go, John Proctor came back out with half of the sheet metal missing from his car, but trying to maintain points. With debris in turn 2 the caution came out as we were coming to 2 to go. Back green with Horne leading Winstead, Holcombe, Bailey and Nevin Twiddy. As the checkers flew it would be Jason Horne, Bill Winstead, Austin Holcombe, Jamie Bailey & Zack Bunn.
Up next, the ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning division with Matthew Bissette and Joey Cascell on the front row. Matthew Bissette would take the point out of turn 2 followed by Cascell, Skeeter Liles, Brad Hamm and Chris Radford. Lap 2 would see new driver Cody Cowan spin in turn 4 after being lapped by Bissette. Back green with Bissette leading Cascell, Liles, Hamm and Radford. Under a debris caution, Liles would exit the track and as we went green, Bissette lead Cascell, Hamm, Radford and Mark Boykin. Lap 6 would see the caution again as Mark McDaniels had mechanical trouble and stopped over in turn 2. Back green with Bissette leading, but as they crossed the line, Chris Radford could not seem to go which would stack up cars behind him and eventually bring out the caution. Green again, Bissette leading Cascell, Hamm, Boykin and James Meredith. Bissette seemed to set sail as he put several car lengths between him and 2nd place Cascell, as Hamm held off a hard charging Mark Boykin with James Meredith rounding out the top 5. A caution for Melvin Edmondson would slow this field again. We would remain green for the rest of this feature with Matthew Bissette bringing home his first win. He was followed by Joey Cascell, Brad Hamm, Mark Boykin and James Meredith.
Our third feature of the night, the PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock 4 with Brandon Edmondson and Cody Keith on the front row. Gary Dillon charged hard as the green flag fell, and as we completed lap one he was on the bumper of Brandon Edmondson. Gary Dillon would take the lead followed by Brandon Edmondson, Cody Keith, Brent Atkinson and Cooper Edwards. Lap 4 would see a mess as 5 cars were involved in wreck on the back straightaway. Cooper Edwards, Brandon Edmondson, JP Brantley, Daniel Hill and Robby Causby would all suffer some damage from the mix up, but the only car towed from the track was Brandon Edmondson. Back green with Gary Dillon leading Cooper Edwards, Cody Keith, Dennis Deaver and Brent Atkinson. Marching through the field, Damian Bryant who flipped over in turn 1 during his heat race and started in the 15th spot, had worked his way up to 6th spot by lap 5. Dennis Deaver would get around Keith to take over 3rd spot as Bryant continued to try to get around Atkinson. Deaver would take over the 2nd spot out of turn 2 only to go back to 3rd on the back straightaway. Lap 9 would see Daniel Hill spin in turn 4, and as we got the line up correct, we were back green with Gary Dillon leading Cooper Edwards, Cody Keith, Dennis Deaver and Damian Bryant. Deaver would get into the wall hard at the start/finish line, which would move Jeremy Benson up into the top 5. Cody Keith would challenge and pass Cooper Edwards for 2nd as Damian Bryant tried to slide under Edwards with 2 to go. Bryant could not complete the pass as we came to the white flag. Coming to the checkers it would be Gary Dillon, Cody Keith, Cooper Edwards, Brent Atkinson & Jeremy Benson, as Damian Bryant would spin out of turn 4.
Up next, the PL Woodard Pure Stock V8 division lined up on the backstretch with Phillip Lamm on the pole and Kevin Beard on the outside. Kevin Beard would take the point out of turn 1 followed by Phillip Lamm, Jason Schlafer, Wade Ferrell and Roy Hall. Schlafer would get around Lamm for 2nd spot right before the caution came out for Dwayne Whitley. Back green with Beard leading Schlafer, Lamm, Ferrell and Hall. Jason Schlafer would close up to Beard’s bumper attempting to make the pass, but Beard slammed the door on him. Phillip Lamm was close on Schlafer’s bumper in an effort to try to get around Schlafer as we approached the half way mark. It was a 3 car battle for the lead at his point folks! Schlaffer would try the high side out of turn to as Lamm slid underneath to try to take over 2nd spot. Schlafer held his ground and maintained his position . Forget the blanket y’all, you could’ve used a bath towel to throw over these guys they were racing so tight. As we came to the white flag it was Beard, Schlafer would pop the wall slightly allowing Lamm to get around him, Ferrell and Hall. As they came to the checkers, Kevin Beard would bring home his 4th win of the season. He was followed by Phillip Lamm, Jason Schlafer, Wade Ferrell & Roy Hall.

Our final event of the night, the Barnes Equipment Late Models with Christian Joyner & Dustin Mitchell on the front row. It was a drag race from the start with Joyner and Mitchell battling it out for the lead. Joyner would take command followed by Mitchell, Michael Batten, Ray Tucker and Travis Hair. Joyner would put several car lengths between himself and Mitchell, as Michael Batten held onto 3rd, while Travis Hair got around Ray Tucker to take over 4th spot. By lap 10, Joyner was lapping traffic. Lewis Denton, making his debut in the late model would slow out of turn 1, but the caution would no come out. He would exit out of turn 2 will no issues. Christian Joyner continued to lead Dustin Mitchell, Michael Batten, Travis Hair and Ray Tucker. As the checkers flew, it would be Christian Joyner bringing home his 8th win, followed by Dustin Mitchell, Michael Batten, Travis Hair & Ray Tucker.

Be sure to join us on Tuesday September 17th as we host Red Clay Tuesday @ Buffalo Wild Wings. Wesley Outland will be hosting the FASTRAK Weekly Live with special guests Steve Summerlin & driver of the Barnes Equipment Late Model, Christian Joyner. The crew will be on hand from 6:00-9:00 Come out and join us for the good food and conversation. On Friday, September 20th, we will have an open practice for all divisions. Friday, if you’re in the area, be sure to tune in to 98.5 the Big DAWG as Jeff Hall and Steve Summerlin go over happenings from tonight’s event, and previews Saturday night. Then, on Saturday September 21st, we will host for the first time the FASTRAK Cotton Pickin’ 50 Crate Nationals. The FASTRAK National Touring Series, which is a crate late model touring series, will race for $5,000 to win. Also on the schedule, the 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, for more information, please call the track office at 252-985-1949, check us out at www.countylineracewaync.com/, our Facebook or our twitter.

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

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!