Ultimate Super Late Model Series Makes its Return to CLR Friday Night

After last Saturday night’s rainout, County Line Raceway fans and drivers are ready to get back to the track.  This week excitement has been swirling, with everyone waiting to see which drivers would toss their hat into the race for the Ultimate Super Late Model 50 lap Tar River Throwdown.

The Tar River Throwdown will welcome back the Ultimate Super Late Model Series to the 3/8ths mile clay oval in Elm City.  The names are some of the biggest on the East Coast.  County Line’s hometown drivers such as ‘The Professor’ Christian Joyner, Travis Hair, Dustin Mitchell, Michael Batten and Roger Lucas will try to out do the Ultimate Series regulars of Casey Roberts, Casey Barrow, and Zack Mitchell but we also have national names planning to roll into town such as Austin Hubbard, Dale McDowell, Tim ‘T-Mac’ McCreadie and last May’s winner, Chris Madden.  Could there be even more surprises roll through the gate? The only way to find out is be there Friday night!

 Track officials have also added the PL Woodard Pure Stock V-8 special that was rained out last weekend to this weekend’s schedule.  The men and women of the Pure Stock V-8 division will battle it out for 15 laps with the winner taking the $350 first place prize.

If that isn’t enough action, the ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning, Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock Four Cylinder, and PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock Four Cylinder divisions are on the schedule as well.  Not to mention, we will be crowning Miss County Line Raceway 2013.

Three New Winners Visit Victory Lane at CLR

With heavy clouds surrounding County Line Raceway, it did not deter drivers or fans! With 71 cars checked in to complete in 100 laps of exciting racing, fans lined the bleachers ready for the night to begin.

Up first the Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock 4′s with our 2012 Points Champion & current points leader John Proctor & James Manning on the front row. Proctor would get out front and never look back, leading every lap of this 20 lap feature. Austin Holcombe would challenge Proctor hard for the top spot but could not hold momentum off the corner to complete the pass. John brings home his first points win of 2013 followed by Austin Holcombe, Bill Winstead, William Carroll and Eric Hill.

Out next, the always exciting PL Woodard Pure Stock V8 division with 2 time winner Jerry Williams on the front row. Kevin Beard started in 2nd place for this 15 lap feature.Williams would get out front of Beard quickly, as Whitley went to work to get around Beard for 2nd spot. Back in the field, Roy Hall & Carly Fulghum battled over 4th spot, with Fulghum settling in behind Hall for 5th. Gary Whitley would get around Beard for 2nd spot and battle Williams for the lead but was unable to get around him. The top 3 were literally nose to tail and with one mistake, it could’ve been any of them taking the checkers! Jerry Williams would continue to lead & bring home his 3rd win of the season. He was followed by Gary Whitley, Kevin Beard, Roy Hall & Carly Fulghum.

The Barnes Equipment Late Models would line up with Christian Joyner, who broke the track record earlier with a 14.668, would be your pole sitter with Dustin Mitchell in 2nd spot. Mitchell would challenge Joyner early only to be shut down briefly. Mitchell would get around Joyner to take the lead on lap 3, as Joyner settled into 2nd plotting his move to get back out front. Michael Batten held tight to 3rd spot while Cy Nelms, Sr. & Bobby Bottoms rounded out the top 5. Mitchell continued to put distance between him & Joyner, stretching his lead out by 1/2 a lap. As the laps wound down, Mitchell continued to lap traffic while the top 5 remained the same. Mitchell would take the checkers bringing home his 2nd win of 2013 at County Line Raceway. Christian Joyner held onto 2nd followed by Michael Batten, Cy Nelms, Sr & Bobby Bottoms.

Our fourth feature of the night, the PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock 4 division, was loaded and ready to go door to door for 15 laps. Jeremy Benson & Jeffery Patterson would lead this 20 car field to the green flag. Lots of shuffling throughout the field with drivers jockeying for position each lap. Brent Atkinson would bring out the caution for a spin over in turn 2, but luckily for him, he was able to continue. Back green with Patterson leading Benson, Cody Keith, Thomas Holbrooke and Dennis Deaver. Deaver would lose 5th spot when he spun over in turn 4. Up front it was all Patterson as the laps wound down. No change in the top 5 until we got to 2 to go. Brent Atkinson recovered from an early spin to take over 5th spot, then 4th as they took the white flag. Jeffery Patterson would bring home his first win of 2013! Jeremy Benson came home 2nd followed by Cody Keith, Brent Atkinson & Tyler Hobgood.

Our final feature of the night, the 20 lap $800 to win ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning division would see Brad Hamm & Mark Boykin on the front row. These guys would drag race down the front stretch with Hamm having just a little advantage over Boykin going into turn 1. Boykin would not relent and get around Hamm out of turn 2 to take the lead. CJ Cascell would hit the wall hard in turn 2 bringing out the caution, but after being towed from the track, we were back under green. Hard racing through the field with a lot of shuffling for position in the back. Half way, Boykin continues to lead as the caution comes out for a spin off of 4 involving a couple of cars. Lap 14 would see another caution, as a car got around over in turn 2. With less than 5 to go, Boykin tried to put distance on the 49 of Hamm, who was holding off a hard challenge by the 01 of Owens. Owens would get around Hamm and go after Boykin with 2 to go! If anyone had a bath towel, you could’ve thrown it over these 3 guys! WOW! Coming to the white flag, Boykin gave it all he had to hold off Owens. Sided by side into 1 and 2, drag racing down the back stretch coming to the final corner. Mark Boykin took the checkers by a very slim margin, as Luke Owens & Brad Hamm were door to door. Luke Owens was declared 2nd place, Brad Hamm 3rd, Chris Radford came home 4th and Mark McDaniels rounded out the top 5. What a great race!!

Be sure to join us next week as we welcome some warmer weather & some even hotter racing! The Barnes Equipment Late Models are on the schedule along with the return of the DRU Inc. Modifieds, the Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock Four Cylinder, PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock Four Cylinder& the PL Woodard  Pure Stock V-8 who will race for 15 laps & 350 to win.

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

As always, thank you so much for your continued support as we celebrate our 25th Anniversary season! We’ll see you next week at The Line~

Four Drivers Pick Up Their First Wins Of 2013 at CLR

With overcast skies, staff, drivers and fans filed into County Line Raceway for the PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock 4 special. The 22 cars signed in would race 15 laps for $350. Fans would also be able to see the Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock 4′s, PL Woodard PSV8′s, Barnes Equipment Late Models & the return of the DRU Inc. Open Wheel Modifieds.

Our first feature event, the Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock 4′s would see Brad Hamm & Bill Winstead on the front row. Brad Hamm would take the point at the drop of the green followed by Bill Winstead, last week’s winner Austin Holcombe and William Carroll. The caution would come out for a single car spin in turn 4 on lap 5. Back green with Winstead immediately charging for the top spot only to be shut down by Hamm. John Proctor would get by Winstead to take over 2nd spot, while Austin Holcombe challenged Winstead for 3rd. Barely making the pass on the backstretch, the caution would come out again for a car stopped in turn 4. Back green, Brad Hamm leads Bill Winstead, John Proctor, Austin Holcombe and James Manning. James Bailey would bring out the caution on lap 9 when he spun over in turn 4 before getting hit by a slowing car. James would be towed to the pits by our quick responding track staff. Green flag, Hamm leads Proctor, Holcombe, Winstead and Manning. William Carroll was holding off Glenn Bottoms for 6th spot as the leader started to put some distance from 2nd spot. Holcombe took over 2nd spot from John Proctor with 5 to go, setting his sights on catching the leader Brad Hamm. Austin Larrison would bring out the caution on lap 15 when he slammed into the turn 4 wall. With 5 to go, this was setting up to be just like last week’s close finish. Brad Hamm brings them to the flag, Holcombe trying to get around him, Proctor sitting in 3rd poised to make his move. Holcombe seemed to close in a little on Hamm as we came to the 2 to go signal,  when William Carroll spun out of 4 bringing out the caution. This would set up a green, white, checker finish with Hamm hungry for a win, Holcombe looking to make it 2 in a row & Proctor looking his first points win of the season. Holcombe tried hard to get around Hamm at the drop of the green but couldn’t do it. Brad Hamm would grab the checkers followed by Austin Holcombe, John Proctor, Bill Winstead & James Manning. Congrats Hamm Racing on the win!

Next out, the DRU Inc. Open Wheel Modifieds with Kyle Strickler on the pole & Russell Erwin on the outside. At the drop of the green, Erwin & Strickler drag raced down the front stretch, but when they got to turn 1, Erwin went up high and spun in front of the field! He collected Ryan Toole, Greg Brown, Chris Parker, Jeff Solinger and Roger Lucas. Two cars would be relegated to the pits, while Ryan Toole would sustain serious left side damage but would continue. With a complete reset, we were back green with Strickler out front followed by Taylor Cooke, Chris Parker, Bud Watson and Mike Reynolds. Warren Lipford would bring the caution out for a 2nd time when he got into the backstretch wall off of turn 2. Quickly gathering the field back together we were back green only to be under caution again on lap 4 when Warren would spin again outside of turn 4. Green flag with Strickler leading Cooke, Russell Erwin who’d made his way back through the field, Chris Parker and Jeff Solinger. Erwin would get around Cooke to take over 2nd spot and start to chase down Strickler as we completed lap 6 of this 25 lap feature. Kyle Strickler would put a 6-7 car length distance between him & Erwin as the laps continued to wind down. Matt Cannady would loop his modified around in turn 4 on lap 13 to bring out the caution. Green flag, Strickler leading Erwin, Cooke, Parker and Roger Lucas. Strickler would pull away from Erwin to lead the final laps of this race. Roger Lucas, recovering from an early caution, would pass Chris Parker for 4th spot as Strickler was lapping the tail of the field. Lucas would have to pull into the pits as we came to the white flag, while Kyle Strickler made one final circuit around County Line Raceway to bring home his first win of 2013. Strickler was followed by Russell Erwin, Taylor Cooke, Chris Parker & Bud Watson.

Our special feature of the night, the PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock 4′s would run their 15 lap $350 special with Jeffery Patterson & Brent Atkinson on the front row. A couple of cars would spin down in turn 1 on lap 1, but would not require a trip to the pits. We were quickly back green with Jeffery Patterson leading Michael Webb, Brent Atkheinson, Cody Keith and Jeremy Benson. Another caution would slow this field yet again, and after quick clean up, we were back green with 2 complete. Michael Webb would quickly challenge and take over the top spot from Jeffery Patterson followed by Brent Atkinson in 3rd, Cody Keith & Jeremy Benson. Finally able to get some green flag laps in, Michael Webb held off Patterson, but it was not easy. Patterson was trying his best to get back out front and bring home the $350 prize and his first win of the season. With 7 complete, Patterson continued to attempt to get around Webb, while Brent Atkinson, Cody Keith & Jeremy Benson all held on to their position in the top 5. JP Brantley sitting in 6th was chomping at the bit to get up in the top 5 when a slow car at the top of the track brought out the caution for the  6th time. Green again with Webb leading Patterson, Atkinson, Keith & Benson. Patterson would pull up along Webb for the lead only to have the door slam shut. Patterson would get his nose under Webb and get even with him down the front stretch. Patterson would take over the lead only to spin out of turn 4 allowing Michael Webb to get the win. Webb was followed by Brent Atkinson, Cody Keith, Jeremy Benson & JP Brantley.

The always exciting Barnes Equipment Late Models lined up outside of turn 4 with Dustin Mitchell & Russell Erwin on the front row. Last week’s winner, Christian Joyner would have a long way to the front as he has to start at the rear of the field due to 3 consecutive wins. Dustin Mitchell would jump out front quickly, as Daniel Tucker got around Russell Erwin for 2nd spot. Returning for the first time this year, last year’s points winner Cy Nelms, Sr held onto 4th spot with Travis Hair in 5th. Michael Batten, Roger Lucas, Neal Sykes, Bobby Bottoms and Christian Joyner rounded out the top 10. A slow car would bring out the caution, but we were back under green in no time. Mitchell continued to hold onto his lead over Daniel Tucker, Russell Erwin, Cy Nelms, Sr & Travis Hair. Visiting driver Richard Clew would bring out the 2nd caution with a solo spin in turn 4, but was able to continue without assistance. Green flag, Mitchell out front followed by Daniel Tucker, Russell Erwin, Cy Nelms, Sr. and Travis Hair. Half way, and still no change in the top 5, but from 6th through 10th there was some serious racing going on. Up front, Cy Nelms would attempt to get around Russell Erwin for 3rd spot, but couldn’t get around. Another caution would fly, and we were back under green, only to go back under caution again when the 37 of Cy Nelms, Sr got into Russell Erwin causing him to spin in turn 2. After a little discussion, they were both sent to the rear & we were back green. Dustin Mitchell was pulling away from Daniel Tucker who was followed by Travis Hair, Michael Batten & Roger Lucas. Neal Sykes was knocking on the door of that 5th place car of Roger Lucas while Christian Joyner was closing in and finally got around Sykes for 6th spot. It was all Dustin Mitchell out front with about 5 car lengths between him and Daniel Tucker. Dustin Mitchell would bring home the win followed by Daniel Tucker, Travis Hair, Michael Batten and Roger Lucas.

Our final event of the night, the PL Woodard Pure Stock V8′s would line up with Gary Whitley & Jerry Williams on the front row. Amanda Liles would spin over in turn 2 on lap 1 but was able to continue, only to bring out the caution again on the backstretch on lap 2. Jerry Williams swung his 44 ride way out to take the lead away from Gary Whitley. Wade Ferrell would get down on the inside to get around Whitley taking over the 2nd spot. Dwayne Whitley and Jason Schlaffer rounded out the top 5 of this always exciting class. Jerry Williams dominated this 15 lap feature bringing home his 2nd win of the season. He was followed by Wade Ferrell, Gary Whitley, Jason Schlaffer and Dwayne Whitley.

Be sure to join us next week for the ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning $800 to win 20 lap feature. Also on the schedule, the Barnes Equipment Late Model, Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock 4′s, PL Woodard Pure Stock V-8  & the PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock Four Cylinder. If you have any questions, or need any other information, please call the track at 252-985-1949, check our website, www.countylineracewaync.com/, LocalRaceChat.com, our Facebook page or our Twitter.

As always, thank you so much for your continued support as we celebrate our 25th Anniversary season! We’ll see you next week at The Line~

County Line Honors Track Legend Victor May

Cooler temperatures greeted fans and drivers at County Line Raceway Saturday as the gates opened for the 2nd Annual Victor May Memorial. With 77 cars checked in, 22 of them Super Stock 4′s, Victor May was surely smiling down. With 110 laps scheduled to be run, $690 to be given to the winner of the 20 lap Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock 4′s, the Playtyme Concessions Pure Stock 4′s, ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning, PL Woodard Pure Stock V8 and the Barnes Equipment Late Models ready to bang the doors and jam some gears! The highlight of the night though, was the 10 lap Dash for Cash for $690 to win and $100 to 2nd place. Special thanks to Erwin Racing Supply for putting up the $100 for 2nd spot!

Up first, the Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock 4′s with Eric Hill, who broke the track record earlier with a 17.596, on the pole. Victor’s memory was definitely honored as Austin Holcombe & Bobby Bottoms both drove Victor’s old car #, 69. After one lap with the missing man formation, we were ready to go green. Eric Hill quickly got out front of James Manning and as these 22 cars made the first lap around the track, I personally have all ideas Victor was smiling & cheering for everyone of these guys. The caution flew quickly as one car got around in turn 2. With the lineup correct, Eric Hill would lead Bill Winstead, James Manning, Austin Holcombe and Brad Hamm to the green. All through the field guys were jostling for position, with a great battle for 6th going on between Kevin Pierce & John Proctor. Pierce had it, but Proctor wanted it. Proctor would get around Pierce briefly, but Pierce would fight back on the outside to retake the position. The caution came out again for a single car spin on the backstretch on lap 3 slowing the field once again. After bunching the field up, Hill would lead Winstead, Holcombe, Manning and Hamm to the green. Bill Winstead would get up beside Hill out of 3 and take the lead, as Holcombe came with him to take over 2nd spot. Caution again for a single car spin out of 4 that would put a car up on the berm. Back green with 4 laps complete, Winstead lead Holcombe, Hill, Manning and Hamm to the green flag. Nevin Twiddy made the pass on Brad Hamm for 5th spot, bringing John Proctor with him to take over 6th. Proctor put the move on Twiddy for 5th spot, as Kevin Pierce and Bobby Bottoms battled for 8th place. Coming to half way the leader was catching the tail of the field lapping them with ease. Austin Holcombe got inside of Winstead to take over the lead on lap 14. How sweet it is to see that 69 out front! Bill Winstead would fight to get around Holcombe, passing the lead back and forth for about 2 laps as the caution came out for 3rd place Eric Hill who spun on the backstretch. With 4 to go, Austin Holcombe would lead the field to the green flag. Bill Winstead held onto 2nd followed by James Manning, John Proctor, and Brad Hamm. Winstead would give Holcombe a couple of taps, work his way underneath him and these boys race side by side literally to the finish line. It would be Austin Holcombe taking the checkers by .005 of a second! That 69 sure looked great sitting in victory lane again!! Austin was followed by Bill Winstead, James Manning, John Proctor & Jason Horne.

Our second feature of the night, the PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock 4′s with Cody Keith & Brent Atkinson on the front row. A multicar crash would red flag this field on lap 1. Several cars got together resulting in a bumper being ripped off, one car up in the air, and several cars spinning. After a clean up by our track staff, Brent Atkinson lead the field to the green followed by Michael Webb, Cody Keith, Jefferey Patterson and Jeremy Benson. Patterson would work his way around Keith to take over 3rd spot and mount the challenge on Webb for 2nd. Atkinson got a little loose on the backstretch giving Webb the opportunity to get up on his bumper, but Atkinson was able to hold on and maintain the lead. A car with a flat tire would bring out the caution again, but we were back under green quickly with Brent Atkinson leading a very tight field around the track. Webb was all up on the bumper of Atkinson as we approached lap 7 but couldn’t complete the pass for the lead. Jefferey Patterson held tightly to 3rd spot followed by last week’s winner Cody Keith and Jeremy Benson rounding out the top 5. Caution out again with 11 complete. With only 4 laps to go, would Brent Atkinson be able to hold off Michael Webb for his 2nd win? Brent took the green, holding off Webb’s hard charge and brought the field around to take the 3 to go mark. Webb started putting more pressure on Atkinson hoping to shake up Atkinson enough to steal the lead away, but it wasn’t enough as Brent Atkinson brought home the win. Michael Webb was 2nd, followed by Jeffery Patterson, Cody Keith and Jeremy Benson. Another stellar race for the top 5 guys in this class!

Our 3rd feature, the always exciting PL Woodard Pure Stock V8 division would see Gary Whitley, who earlier in the night broke the track record with a fast time of 18.545, and Jerry Williams on the front row. Gary Whitley would take command of this 15 lap feature quickly as the remainder of the field shuffled for position behind him. Jerry Williams held on tight to 2nd spot, waiting for the right moment to make a move on the leader. Amanda Liles would suffer a mechanical failure bringing out the caution on lap 4. Back green with Whitley out front with Jerry Williams in 2nd, Wade Ferrell in 3rd spot, Jason Schlaffer in 4th spot and Dwayne Whitley rounding out the top 5. After a jumble at the restart, Dwayne Whitely lost several spots as he inadvertently got into the back of Wade Ferrell, which would move Carly Fulghum into the top 5. Jerry Williams made a hard charge for the lead, but Whitley was able to hold him off. Side by side out of turn 2 and all the way down the backstretch, Whitley & Williams battled for the lead, but a caution would slow them on lap 12. Gary Whitley brought them to the green but Jerry Williams quickly went after him trying to get that lead away but couldn’t do it as Gary Whitley brought home his first win of the 2013 season. Wade Ferrell snuck up and snatched 2nd from Jerry Williams, who finished 3rd, Jason Schlaffer and Carly Fulghum.

The popular Barnes Equipment Late Models lined up outside of turn 4 with the C9 of Christian Joyner & the 21 of Michael Batten on the front row. Christian Joyner shot out like a rocket taking command of this 30 lap feature followed by Russell Erwin, Michael Batten, JP Cascell & Bobby Bottoms. By lap 6, Joyner was catching and lapping the tail of the field. Erwin and Batten battled hard for 2nd spot with Erwin holding onto the spot. JP Cascell started feeling the pressure from 5th place Bobby Bottoms, while Neal Sykes tried to sneak a peak at the 5th spot. Good, hard racing through the field with all of these guys giving 100% for these fans who love this class. Christian Joyner held tight to his lead, followed by Russell Erwin, Michael Batten, JP Cascell and Bobby Bottoms. White flag, Christian Joyner still out front. Coming to the checkers it would be Christian Joyner bringing home his 4th win of 2013. He was followed by Russell Erwin, Michael Batten, JP Cascell and Travis Hair. Great job to these guys for a great race!

The ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning lined up for their 20 lap feature with Brad Hamm & Lane Proctor on the front row. Green flag and we’re off racing with Brad Hamm out front followed by Matthew Bissette, Lane Proctor, Mark Boykin & Scott Baines your top 5. A quick caution would come out for a single car spin, but we were very quickly back under green. Brad Hamm continued to hold off Matthew Bissette, Mark Boykin, Cy Nelms Jr. & Lane Proctor. Another caution would slow this 14 car field on lap 8. Brad Hamm would bring the field to green followed by Bissette, Boykin, Nelms Jr., and Proctor. Cy Nelms, Jr. would make the move on Mark Boykin for 3rd spot just as the caution came out for a spin in turn 4. Back green and Matthew Bissette tried hard to get around Brad Hamm to take the lead only to be shut down coming ouat of turn 1. Half way, 10 to go and Brad Hamm starts to pull away from Bissette. Luke Owens was side by side with Lane Proctor for the 5th spot making the pass out of turn 3. Caution again for a car stopped right past the pit entrance in turn 2. With 7 to go, Brad Hamm, who was anxious to bring home his first win in the ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning division, lead the field to green only to be slowed by another caution. Mark Boykin would get into Matthew Bissette, Cy Nelms, Jr. would climb up over Boykin, Luke Owens spun trying to avoid the whole thing and in the process collected Skeeter Liles. Green, for hopefully the last time, with Brad Hamm leading Matthew Bissette, Mark Boykin, Cy Nelms, Jr & Chris Radford. Cy Nelms, Jr would challenge Boykin for 3rd and take the spot with 5 to go. Matthew Bissette would go way high in turn 4 losing 2nd spot to Cy Nelms, Jr and allowing Mark Boykin to take over 3rd spot. Bissette would fall back to 8th spot in a matter of 2 laps. Coming to the checkers it would be Brad Hamm, Cy Nelms, Jr, Mark Boykin, Luke Owens & Lane Proctor.

Our final event of the night, the much anticipated 10 lap Victor May Memorial Dash For Cash! The winner would take home a cool $690 while 2nd spot would take home $100 thanks to Erwin Racing Supply. With 10 cars participating, they all came out to the front stretch and gathered around Victor’s children, Dawson & Ava. All 10 drivers, John Proctor, Nevin Twiddy, Eric Hill, Bobby Bottoms, Bill Winstead, Kevin Pierce, Glenn Bottoms, James Manning, Austin Holcombe and Jason Horne, chose an envelope from Dawson picking their starting spot. John Proctor pulled the pole position, with Nevin Twiddy pulling the outside. The rest of the field would line up behind these two drivers for 10 laps of hard racing, just like Victor would’ve wanted. John and Nevin pulled even coming out of turn 3, but by the time they hit 4, John Proctor would be in the lead. Eric Hill and Bobby Bottoms would battle for 3rd spot, with Bottoms taking the position, as Kevin Pierce & Bill Winstead went side by side for 5th. A few cars tangling on the backstretch would bring out the caution with Austin Holcombe, Eric Hill & Jason Horne receiving damage. Nevin Twiddy would pull in as well due to a mechanical issue. Back green with John Proctor still out front, while Bobby Bottoms & Bill Winstead beat & banged each other for 2nd spot. Bill Winstead would overtake Bottoms as we came to the half way mark. John Proctor continued to stretch his lead out and would bring home the win in true Victor May style! Speaking with Steve Summerlin after exiting his car, John said “I wanted to win this more than anything.” After hugs from Victor’s mom & dad, his children Dawson & Ava presented him with his $690 & a trophy & posed for photo’s with John in front of his #90 with Victor’s picture inside the number.

Please be sure to join us on Monday on 98.5 the Big Dawg as we review tonight’s race & preview next week’s PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock 4 $350 to win special. On tap for next week as well will be the Barnes Equipment Late Model, DRU Inc. Modifieds, Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock Four Cylinder & PL Woodard Pure Stock V-8.

Thanks to all of you for coming out to celebrate & honor Victor May. On behalf of the staff of County Line Raceway, thank you so much for your continued support! We’ll see you next week at the Line!

Christian Joyner Takes Another Win in the Spring Fever 100

No one could’ve asked for a more beautiful day as County Line Raceway opened the gates for the Spring Fever 100. With the Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock 4′s, PlayTyme Concessions , Pure Stock 4′s, PL Woodard PSV8, ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning & the very popular Barnes Equipment Late Models set to lay down some laps, fans anxiously awaited the first green flag. During a short intermission, we announced our car show winners from last week. In the PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock 4 cylinder class, JP Brantley was announced your winner, in the Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock 4 division, John Proctor, PL Woodard Pure Stock V8, Jerry Williams winning his first ever car show, Brad Hamm won best car in the ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning and the Barnes Equipment Late Model winner for best car Bobby Bottoms. Each winner was presented a very nice trophy from Custom Awards out of Kenly, NC.

Our first feature, the Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock 4′s lined up for their 20 lap feature with Bill Winstead on the pole with a new track record of 17.640 and Austin Holcombe starting shotgun. At the drop of the green these guys went to work with racing and jockeying for position all through the field. Leading lap 1 would be the 97 of Winstead, followed by Austin Holcombe, John Proctor, Eric Hill and William Carroll. A car would get upside down coming out of four right after the leaders crossed the start/finish line. Mike Hall, in the 17, would exit his car after a wild ride. After a short red flag, we were back green. Winstead continued to lead Holcombe, Proctor, Hill and Carroll. John Proctor would work his way around Austin Holcombe as we came to lap 8 to take over 2nd spot, but Holcombe would not give up as he kept right on the bumper of Proctor. These guys were getting it done as they were averaging over 75 MPH with each lap turned. Bill Winstead would run up on slow traffic as we came to half way giving Proctor the chance to get right on the bumper of the 97. The front two started to pull away from the field as Proctor was relentless in his challenge for the lead. With 17 laps complete Eric Hill would slow and spin on the backstretch to bring out the caution. With a 3 lap shootout ahead of these guys, Bill Winstead lead them to the green flag. A caution would come out again for a 2 car spin coming out of turn, as James Manning & James Bailey got together. Back green with a green, white, checker finish. Proctor was all over Winstead but couldn’t complete the pass, as Carroll got around Holcombe for 3rd bringing Glenn Bottoms with him. Coming to the checkers, it would be Bill Winstead, John Proctor, William Carroll, Glenn Bottoms & Austin Holcombe.

Up next, the PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock 4′s with Cody Keith & Jeremy Benson on the front row. Cody Keith would lead the first lap of this 15 lap feature followed close by Jeremy Benson, Brent Atkinson, Michael Webb & Jeffery Patterson. The caution would fly early when a car spun on the backstretch. We were quickly back green with Keith continuing to lead the field as they quickly caught up with the tail of the field. Twenty three cars started this feature, and with an average speed 69 MPH it was not surprising when the leader started lapping cars. Thomas Holbrooke would bring out the 2nd caution when he spun over in turn 2, and after quick attention from our Sign-O-Rama wrecker service, we were back green. Working lap 6, Keith continuing to lead as Atkinson continued to gain ground. Atkinson would look on the inside of Keith for the lead, but couldn’t complete the pass as they exited turn 2. With the top 5 so close you could throw a blanket over them, it was an epic battle amongst those guys as they fought for position and a stellar job by all drivers to maintain composure as they encountered lap traffic. Lap 13 would see another caution, as a car spun and jumped the berm on the front stretch. Pulling the caution car to the inside pit area, we were quickly back green with a green white checker finish in store for these guys. Brent Atkinson would challenge Keith for the top spot only to get shut down. Cody Keith would go on to win his first PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock 4 race followed by Jeremy Benson, Brent Atkinson, Michael Webb & Jeffery Patterson. This was an absolute awesome race, with cars going 3 wide on several different occasions! Great job all of you on a great race!

The always exciting PL Woodard Pure Stock V8 division lined up for their 15 lap feature with Wade Ferrell & Jerry Williams on the front row. Jerry Williams would lead the first lap after getting around Ferrell out of turn 3 and never looked back. Only 3 cautions for single car spins would slow this field and with an average speed of 75 MPH, these guys & gals were hauling the mail in these V8′s. With jostling for position from 6th on back, the top 5 stayed within a car length of each other but it was all Jerry Williams as he brought home the win. He was followed by Wade Ferrell, Gary Whitley, Dewayne Whitley & Roy Hall. Another great job and a great race!

After breaking the track record with a time of 16.481, Skeeter Liles would lead the field of ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning division roared to life for their 20 lap feature. Skeeter Liles took the top spot from the drop of the green flag as Brad Hamm tried to hold off Matthew Bissette who challenged for and over took 2nd spot. A single car spin out of turn 4 would bring out the caution on lap 3. During the caution, 2nd place Matthew Bissette pulled into the pit area for what appeared to be mechanical issues. Back green with Skeeter leading Brad Hamm, Mark Boykin, Joey Cascell & Lane Proctor your top 5. Johnny Edmondson would bring out the caution on lap 7 and quickly exited the track off of turn 2 and we were back green with 13 to go. Liles, Hamm, Boykin, Cascell & Proctor your top 5, with Liles putting about 4 car lengths between him & 2nd place Hamm. Lots of jostling for position here with Lane Proctor moving around Cascell & Boykin, taking over 3rd spot while Mark McDaniels took over 5th place. Out front, Skeeter continued to hold off Hamm, who had closed in a little bit and was definitely letting his presence be known. McDaniels & Cascell would beat & bang hard out of turn 2 with Cascell coming out on the worst end of the deal by spinning. Back green with 5 to go, Liles, Hamm, Proctor, Boykin & Scott Baines your top 5. Chris Radford would attempt to get into the top 5, challenging Baines for the position and getting it. Two to go, Liles with 2 car lengths on Hamm. Liles would lead the final 2 laps, bringing home the win followed by Brad Hamm, Lane Proctor, Mark Boykin & Chris Radford.

Our final feature of the night, the always exciting Barnes Equipment Late Models lined up for 30 laps of door banging, side by side action! Christian Joyner & Dustin Mitchell would lead this 12 car field to the green. Joyner, a 2 time winner this year in this outstanding division, would take the lead over Mitchell, his time long time friend. Mitchell would challenge Joyner hard in the corners only to lose ground on the straightaways, although not by more than a car length. Michael Batten would hold on to 3rd spot, fending off Travis Hair as we came to lap 14. Just as Batten crossed the line to complete the lap, a lap car would come down on Batten causing him to bounce off and slow down, Travis Hair would hit Batten and spin. Quick yellow, as all cars were able to continue under their own power, although Hair would retire to the pits. Christian Joyner lead Dustin Mitchell, Bobby Bottoms, Neal Sykes & JP Cascell to the green flag as we closed in on 10 to go. These guys were averaging about 85 MPH as they made their circuits around this 3/8 mile track, and as the laps closed in, the field tightened it up. Joyner continued to try to put distance on the 51 of Dustin Mitchell while Bobby Bottoms held on to 3rd spot. Neal Sykes rode in 4th and JP Cascell rounded out the top 5. With 5 to go, Joyner seemed to be pacing himself as Mitchell stayed dialed into the track, waiting patiently for his chance to steal the lead. Roger Lucas would make his move on Cascell for the 5th spot as we came to the checkered flag. Christian Joyner would bring home his 3rd win of the year, followed by Dustin Mitchell, Bobby Bottoms, Neal Sykes and Roger Lucas. Great job to all of you for running an outstanding race!

Please be sure to join us at Buffalo Wild Wings for Red Clay Tuesday, as we sit around and talk some racin’ while we hang out with good friends & have some great food! We’ll also have the races playing on the tv’s throughout the restaurant. Next week will be a very special night for all involved at County Line Raceway as we have the 2nd Annual Victor May Memorial Race. On the schedule, the Barnes Equipment Late Models, ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning, Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock Four Cylinder, who will be running 20 laps for $690 to win, the PL Woodard Pure Stock V-8 & the PlayTyme Concession Pure Stock Four Cylinder. Please come out and join us as we celebrate the life of one of the best driver’s to ever run at County Line Raceway, Victor May.

Check us out on Monday on 98.5 at 12 noon for Kat’s Kitchen. We’ll go over the races from Saturday night as well as preview events for next week. As always, thank you for your support and if you have any questions, or need more information, check us out on Facebook, www.countylineracewaync.com/, localracechat.com or Twitter.

CLR Officially Kicks Off Its 25th Anniversary Season

After several months of planning and waiting, beautiful weather was on tap for County Line Raceway’s annual Car Show & the Weasel Town 100. PlayTyme Concessions bounce houses were set up for the kids, Middlesex Family Dental gave away prizes, Sign-O-Rama held a 50/50 raffle, Weasel Town’s Fat Steve emceed and Weasel Town sold their world famous BBQ. The track and it’s drivers were locked and loaded to officially kick off the 25th Anniversary year in astounding fashion. To the delight of both young and old, County Line Raceway debuted it’s official mascot, Roary the County Lion. With 5 divisions of racing on tap, including the first of the Fast Five Barnes Equipment Late Models, it was sure to be a hot night!

After heats and qualifying, drivers from all divisions scoured the stands with helmets in hand along with Roary the County Lion and Turbo from the Sims based Pure Country Pulling Team to take donations for Aiden Erwin, 4 year old nephew of Russell Erwin. Aiden was diagnosed with a brain tumor a couple of weeks ago, and the Racing Family at County Line pulled together to help with medical expenses. Thank you very much for the outpouring of support. The track collected over $1,200 for the Erwin family to help off-set medical cost incurred by the family.

At 8:30pm it was time for the first of 5 divisions of racing action. The first event of the night, the Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock 4 cylinders saw Eric Hill & James Manning on the front row. Hill would take command of the lead and never look back! This stout 16 car field would see hard side by side racing throughout the field. 2012 points champion John Proctor would start outside the top 5, but after a few laps would power his way into the top 5. After running in the top 5 for most of the feature event, Austin Holcombe & Bill Winstead, would drop out due to mechanical issues. Eric Hill would sail to his first win in convincing fashion leading every lap of the 20 lap feature. After 20 laps of hard side by side racing 2nd thru 4th was finally decided with John Proctor clawing his way to second, William Carroll with a strong run coming home 3rd. Rounding out the top 5 were Jason Horne 4th & James Manning 5th.

The second feature of the evening welcomed the super competitive PL Woodard Pure Stock V8 division. “Mr. Smooth” Jerry Williams would set fast time in qualifying and start on the pole with Wade Ferrell to his outside for the 15 lap feature. At the drop of the green, Ferrell would take his #42 topside and win the drag race off of 2 and set sail down the back stretch with Williams tracking in 2 nd. Williams & Ferrell would battle for the lead for the duration of the feature with Williams changing lines searching for a faster way around the 3/8ths mile clay oval. While 1 and 2 battled, 2nd thru 5th was being contested by a host of drivers. Ronnie Owens, Roy Hall, Carly Fulghum & Amanda Liles would fight for position for several laps until Fulghum and Liles would get together in turn 2 and bring out the caution. Back up front it was all Wade Ferrell as he would go to win by a car length over Williams. Coming home in 3 rd was Ronnie Owens with Roy Hall, 4th and Kevin Beard rounding out the top 5.

Out next, The Barnes Equipment Late Model Division rolled onto the raceway for its 30 lap feature. After breaking a track record held by Greensboro’s Ray Tucker with a 14.676, Russell Erwin would lead the field to the green flag with C9 of Christian Joyner to his outside. Erwin would get the jump as flagman Glenn Upchurch displayed the green flag. Christian Joyner would stay on erwins bumper and challenge for the lead while Roger Lucas, Travis Hair and Bobby Bottoms battled for 2 nd 3rd and 4th. The first caution of the event would fly on lap 2 for #20 of Carlton Toney. After a quick clean up by the County Line Raceway staff we were back racing with Erwin holding off Joyner to maintain the lead. The Rouse racing engines power plant in the C9 proved strong as the C9 kept pace taking several looks to the inside for the lead. While working lap 3, the 32 C&R Racing machine would suffer right front suspension damage going into turn 1 sending him into the turn 1 wall. Russell would be ok but the #32 machine was unable to finish. Christian Joyner took over the top spot, followed by Roger Lucas, Travis Hair a hard charging Bobby Bottoms & Neal Sykes. JP Cascell would bring out the third caution with a spin in turn 2. No change in the top 5 as we went back green. Lap 17 would see our 4th caution when Dykes Maynard slowed at the top of turn 2. JP Cascell, after an earlier spin, would get around Travis Hair for 5th spot as Spencer Liggon and Michael Batten fought for 6th spot. Batten had it, but Liggon wanted it. With 5 to go, Joyner was setting a blistering pace as he continued to hold a commanding lead over Roger Lucas. After a quick check of the top 3 cars, Christian Joyner was declared your winner of the first Barnes Equipment Fast Five Shootout followed by Roger Lucas, Bobby Bottoms, Neal Sykes and JP Cascell.

The ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning division lined up with Brad Hamm, who set a new track record with a 16.496, and Skeeter Liles on the front row. The first caution would come quickly as a couple of cars got together out of turn 4. Everyone was ok, and the track was quickly cleared by our Sign-O-Rama safety vehicles. Lap 3 would see another caution for a single car spin but again we were quickly back green. Brad Hamm continued to lead Skeeter Liles, Lane Proctor, Luke Owens and Joey Cascell. Lap 11 would see us under the yellow flag again for a solo spin in turn 2 by 5th spot Joey Cascell. Back green would see Brad Hamm & Skeeter Liles fighting hard for the lead with Liles getting around Hamm. After several laps of Side by side racing, Hamm fell back in line. Going into turn 3, contact was made sending Liles around as he entered turn 4. Liles would have to be pushed to the pit area as Hamm was relegated to the tail of the field. Coming to the green flag, Lane Proctor would lead Luke Owens, Matthew Bissette, Mark Boykin and Chris Radford. Brad Hamm would work his way back through the field to take over 4th spot from Boykin as we came to 2 to go. Lane Proctor would bring home his first win followed by Luke Owens, Matthew Bissette, Brad Hamm & Mark Boykin.

Our final feature, the PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock Four Cylinders, would see Brent Atkinson & Thomas Holbrook on the front row. Brent would take command of this feature followed by Holbrook, Cody Keith, Jeffery Patterson & Michael Wall. Atkinson would maintain the lead as a couple of cautions would slow this 19 car field. Atkinson would see a challenge from Cody Keith, but would shut the door and put distance between them. Jeremy Benson held down 3rd spot, Thomas Holbrook 4th and Damien Bryant 5th. Brent Atkinson would bring home the win followed by Cody Keith, Jeremy Benson, Thomas Holbrook & Jeffery Patterson, who had to drive through the field to take home 5th spot.

County Line Raceway is back in action next Saturday with 5 divisions of racing action. Pit gates open at 4pm, spectator gates at 5pm. Cars hit the track at 6:30! For more information on County Line Raceway,visit our website at www.countylineracewaync.com/

Erwin Wins Inaugural Roger Matthews Memorial

County Line Raceway, the three-eighths-mile clay track, beginning its 25th anniversary season, was the
site of the inaugural Roger Matthews Memorial, a 49-lap Late Model event with a $2,500 winning
prize that honored the memory of one of the track’s favorite racers. This event was scheduled originally
for Oct. 27 of last year but Hurricane Sandy wiped out those plans. Now the event will be part of the
track’s schedule every year in the fall beginning in 2014.

Fans and drivers braved chilly temps to celebrate the life of local racing legend Roger Matthews. After
speaking with some of the family members, recalling some of his races, track co-promoter Brenda
Holcombe presented a plaque to his family & revealed a billboard that will sit atop the grandstands
forever preserving his memory at the 3/8ths mile clay oval. After a moment of silence, 49 red & white
balloons were released into the night sky. After the presentation of the flag by the Fike High School Jr.
ROTC, we were set to settle three divisions of racing action!

Beaverdam Virginia’s Russell Erwin piloting the #32 Erwin Racing Supply Shaw Chassis would rocket to
the top of the speed chart for the 25 lap DRU, Inc. Open Wheel Modified feature! At the drop of the
green Erwin never looked back. By lap 9 Erwin had stretched his lead out to 7 car lengths. 2 nd thru 6th
saw furious racing action as multi-time feature winners Chris Parker and Kyle Strickler battled with
Taylor Cooke, Jimmy Duncan and Greg Brown. After 2 cautions, Erwin still out front, with Mooresville,
North Carolina’s Taylor Cooke about 5 car lengths back, Chris Parker cruising along in 3rd while Strickler
fighting from dead last challenged Duncan for 4th spot. Strickler would make the slide job on Duncan to
take over 4th spot, while Greg Brown crept into the picture to mount a challenge on Duncan, eventually
taking the spot with 5 to go. Coming to the checkers it will be all Russell Erwin followed by Taylor Cooke,
Chris Parker, Kyle Strickler and Greg Brown.

Next on the card, the ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning division with Skeeter Liles & Luke Owens
on the front row of this 20 lap feature. Liles would take the lead with commanding fashion at the drop
of the green, Luke Owens held down 2nd spot while Matthew Bissette hunkered down in 3rd. Jason
Schlafer & Pat Ferrell dropped out of the feature early due to mechanical issues. Bailey NC pilot Skeeter
Liles would dominate this race bringing home his 2nd win in a row serving notice to his competitors that
he will be a major player during the 2013 points championship battle. Luke Owens brought 01 home in
2nd spot with the #23 of Matthew Bissette finishing in 3rd.

Our final event of the night, the Barnes Equipment Late Models would again see Russell Erwin set fasty
time and sit on the front row with Dean Bowen starting outside. Two failed attempts at an initial start
resulted in a single file restart. The 3rd time was a charm as they took the green flag; Erwin would win
the drag race to turn 1 with Dean Bowen tracking. Michael Batten, JP Cascell and Travis Hair would
settle in and battle for position for several laps. Erwin quickly padded his lead as he blistered the 3/
8ths mile in his Corky Boys racing #32. After a quick caution for the 0 of Greensboro’s Daniel Tucker we
would go back green with Russell Erwin still out front followed by Dean Bowen in 2nd, Michael Batten
holding off a hard charging Travis Hair for 3rd and Christian Joyner rounding out the top 5. Batten’s top
5 run would be cut short as the #21 Warrior chassis made contact with the backstretch wall ending his

night. Back green with Erwin attempting to put some distance between him & 2nd place Dean Bowen.
Travis Hair holding on to 3rd, Christian Joyner and Spencer Liggon rounded out the top 5. Spencer Liggon
got around Christian Joyner for 4th spot while JP Cascell was close behind waiting for his chance to
challenge the C9 of Joyner. Up front, Erwin caught and passed Roger Lucas who was running in 6th spot,
putting him a lap down as we marked off lap 39. Erwin was quickly catching the 5th place of JP Cascell
as the laps wound down. Our final caution of the night would claim the 2nd place driver dean Bowen as
the #55 slowed in turn 3. With a 6 lap shootout remaining it would be Russell Erwin, followed by Travis
Hair, Spencer Liggon, JP Cascell & Roger Lucas. Erwin would stretch his lead again over 2nd place as they
came to the white flag, cruising around with a purpose. Bringing home the win Russell Erwin goes 2 for 2
tonight! He was followed by Travis Hair, Spencer Liggon, JP Cascell & Roger Lucas.

Please be sure to come out on April 6th for our annual car show from 10-4, with the Official Season
Opener The Weasel Town 100 taking place that night. This event will also feature the **Barnes
Equipment Fast 5 Round 1**. The Barnes Equipment Shootout is 4 races that have been chosen by
Barnes Equipment owner Ashley Barnes. The points for the 4 races will be tracked separate with the
shootout champion and 2nd thru 5th place honored on the front stretch October 19th. 1st place will
receive $1,000, 2nd $750, 3rd $500, 4th $250 and 5th $100. For more information on County Line
Raceway, visit our website at www.countylineracewaync.com/

CJ Auto Used Parts Joins the CLR Team

County Line Raceway would like to welcome our newest sponsor for the 2013 season, CJ Auto Used Parts. Located at 345 Eaton Ferry Road in Macon, NC, CJ Auto Used Parts offer new and used parts for your import or domestic vehicle. They offer… next day delivery and if you are local, the delivery is free! Live out of the area, no worries CJ Auto Used Parts will UPS your part right to your doorstep! Give them a call at 252-586-7463 or toll free at 1-800-897-6846. You can also find them on the web at http://www.cjautousedparts.com/ as well as Facebook!

Weasel Town Returns to CLR April 6

Thurmond, NC (March 5, 2013) – Weasel Town debuts its first ever sponsored race at County Line Raceway April 6th, 2013.

The Weasel Town 100 will feature a concession tent, DJ music, food and of course WEASEL TOWN BBQ SAUCE. Sherry, Weasel and Fat Steve will also be judging the Car Show. Weasel Town was featured in a pilot for Discovery back in November using County Line Raceway as the backdrop for their pilot. With the support of County Line Raceways staff Weasel Town has been in negotiation with several networks and are very close to landing a reality TV show this fall.

“We wanted to thank everyone for supporting our pilot back in November and we could not think of a better way than supporting County Line Raceway at one of their major events this season,” said Weasel, CEO of Weasel Town. Weasel Town’s goal is to support local NC race communities and to grow the Weasel Town brand throughout the Carolinas. April 6 will be one of the first big events of 2013. “Our plan is to go straight to the fans and offer great food and refreshing drinks.” said Sherry, the boss of Weasel Town. Weasel Town will be open at the start of the car show and will be open until the end of race day on April 6.. “I can’t wait to be back at County Line. We loved the way the pilot turned out and could not have done this without the support of Steve Summerlin, Brenda Holcombe, Jimmy Holcombe and all of the friends and family of County Line Raceway.,” said Fat Steve, president of Weasel Town.
Weasel Town is a catering and entertainment company that serves over 5000 track services employees on the NASCAR and NHRA circuit and countless race fans with food, disc jockey services and party functions. For additional information you can contact us at www.weaseltown.com or you can reach us by email at www.weaseltown@hotmail.com. Connect with Weasel Town on Facebook at www.facebook.com/weasel.town.1 and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/Weaseltown

CLR Kicks Off Its 25th Anniversary Season

After what most of the ‘County Line Crazies’ would call the longest four months of the year, the off season finally ended Saturday night when cars returned to the 3/8th mile clay oval in Elm City to begin the track’s Silver Anniversary Season.  The Cabin Fever 80 featured the stars of the DRU Inc Modifieds, Barnes Equipment Company Late Models and ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning divisions.

After a quick round of practice for all divisions, Thunder & Lightning would be the first division to hit the track for qualifying.  Brad Hamm would capture the pole position for the evenings feature event with a time of 16.905.  This was Hamm’s first attempt in the Thunder & Lightning division as he is moving up from the Super Stock Four Cylinder division.  Buddy Isles Jr would claim the outside starting position with a time of 17.052.  Isles would jump out to a quick lead.  Caution on lap 4 would send the 01 of Luke Owens and 44 of Jeff Parsons to the rear of the field for the restart.  Two more cautions would slow the pace, but in the end it was Bailey’s Skeeter Liles picking up the first feature victory of 2013.  Luke Owens would rebound from the lap 4 caution to finish 2nd, followed by Buddy Isles Jr, newcomer Matthew Bissette, and Wade Ferrell rounding out your top five.

The drivers of the Barnes Equipment Late Model division were eager to take to the track but attrition became a huge issue for some.  Russell Erwin blew a motor in a Friday night practice session and would not be able to participate.  Charles Hanson, Travis Hair and JP Cascell all had issues during Saturday practice sessions and would not be able to make the field.  Qualifying was a clear indication that the track was going to be fast.  ‘The Professor’ Christian Joyner set fast time with a lap of 14.977.  Russell Jones had the second fastest lap with a time of 15.265, but his time was disqualified after coming in underweight after his lap.  That would move the 79 of Roger Lucas to the outside pole for the start of the feature.  Several quick cautions would slow the field and Christian Joyner picked up his first career Late Model victory.  Roger Lucas would finish second followed by Daniel Tucker, Justin Pinno and Russell Jones.

Once the Late Model checkerd flag, all attention turned to the opening in turn four as the DRU Inc Open Wheel Modified division where a stout field of cars from all over the east coast were lined up and set to roll to see who could bring home the $2,000 payday.  Qualifying would set the first two rows of the feature and the lineups for the two heat races.  Taylor Cook would set fast time with a 15.612.  Nick Hoffman would clock in taking the outside pole.  In heat number one, Chris Parker would take the win with Russell Erwin finishing second after starting 8th, due to a weight issue after his qualifying attempt.  Heat two would see Rich Michaels take the checkerd followed by Tony Quade in car 28.

With 22 cars registered, only 19 would make it to the green flag.  A spin in turn 2 would force a second attempt at a double file restart. Several more cautions for single car spins and debris would slow the field but nothing could stop Nick Hoffman.  Hoffman took the checkerd, the points lead and was able to do his signature backflip on the front straightaway after his win.  Taylor Cook came home second followed by ‘The High Side Tickler’ Kyle Strickler, ‘The Commonwealth Bandit’ Russell Erwin, and ‘The X Factor’ Chris Parker.

County Line Raceway will be closed next week but return with another double header March 22 & 23.  Friday night March 22, the track will be open for practice for all divisions.  March 23 brings one of the most anticipated shows ever, the Roger Matthews Memorial.  The Barnes Equipment Late Model division will be going Topless for 49 laps with $2,500 going to the winner.  Also on the card are the DRU Inc Open Wheel Modifieds and the ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning.

For more information on County Line Raceway, you may call the track 252-985-1949, find us on the web at www.countylineracewaync.com/, ‘Like’ us on Facebook, or ‘Follow’ us on Twitter (@countylinenc).  We’ll see you at ‘THE LINE.’