Roberts Takes Another Ultimate Super Late Model Victory at County Line

Elm City, NC – After 126 days of waiting for the 2015 racing season to begin at County Line Raceway in Elm City, NC, this all ended Saturday night as fans and drivers poured into the 3/8ths mile clay oval to kickoff the track’s 27th consecutive season of racing action.

The night began with qualifying for the two featured divisions. Ultimate Super Late Models would take to the track first seeing the 101 of Casey Roberts, who won last year’s season finale Race for the Kids, set the fast time turning the track in only 14.176 seconds. Dennis Franklin would lock up second setting up the front row the night’s 40 lap feature.

Upon completion of Super Late Model qualifying, the Open Wheel Modified division took to the track for two timed laps of group qualifying. Fifteen cars logged qualifying times resulting in the 99W of Chris Arnold setting the fastest time with a time of 15.476, followed by Ryan Toole, Matt Quade, Eric Bentley and Russell Erwin. This set the stage for the evening’s 25 lap Modified feature event.

The Ultimate Super Late Model Series returned to the newly shaped racing surface for an eight lap B-Main to set positions 11 through 21 for their main event. It would be 8 green flag laps with side by side racing seeing Dustin Mitchell take the win followed by Damon Kotke, Roger Lucas, Christian Thomas, and Casey Barrow rounding out the top five.

After a brief intermission, the time had come to kick off the first feature event of the night. Fifteen of the area’s best Open Wheel Modified drivers assembled on the backstretch. Chris Arnold and 2014 points champion, Ryan Toole led the field to green. The reshaped track showed early as the field went through turns 1 & 2 two and three wide on the opening lap. A quick caution waved on lap 4 for the 20 of Carlos Jaramillo who appeared to have motor issues as the car went up in smoke and left fluid all the way around the speedway. After a brief cleanup period, the field went back green led by Chris Arnold. On lap 5 another caution would come out for the 82 of Gary Dillon, in his first Open Wheel Modified start, with transmission issues forcing him to the pits for the remainder of the event. A spin on lap 6 would require the 89 of Matt Canady to be towed to the pits. A long green flag run made it to lap 15 when the 5 of Mack Coxe stalled coming out of turn 4. Coxe would regain power and be able to rejoin the field for the restart. Unfortunately, bad luck would strike again on lap 21 when the 312 of Concord’s Greg Brown would cut a tire, retiring him from the event setting up a 4 lap dash to the checkered and $1,000 pay day. Chris Arnold of Matoaca, Va would bring home the win, his first of the season. In victory lane, he thanked his family, sponsors, and new fiancé for their support. Matt Quade, Russell Erwin, Ryan Toole and Chris Parker would round out the top five.

The main event of the night was a $4,000 to win event for the Ultimate Super Late Model Series, making the first of two appearances at the track this season. The field assembled on the front stretch behind the Ultimate Super Late Model Series pace track and began their pace laps which included their customary 4 wide salute to the fans. After breaking the salute and resuming double file formation, the field would take the green flag behind pole sitter Casey Roberts. A quick caution would slow the field on lap 4 as the 20G of John Eller slowed in turn 2. Back to green, the 1C of Kenny Collins spun in the middle of the field in turn 2 avoiding contact with other drivers and everyone was able to continue. That would have been the ‘big one.’ Back green there was side by side racing throughout the field. Another quick caution would slow the field on lap 12 when the 00 of Jeff Smith spun in turn 3. Smith was able to continue and quickly regained the tail of the field and we were back racing. Two other single car cautions would slow the pace but no one was going to stop Casey Roberts. Roberts would go on to win his third Ultimate Super Late Model event at County Line. 2015 points champion, Dennis ‘Rambo’ Franklin brought home second, followed by Dustin Mitchell of Pine Level, NC, Walker Arthur of Forest, VA, and Christian Joyner of Nashville, NC rounding out the top five.

County Line Raceway will take a week off from racing this week, but we will host one final Open Practice session this Saturday night before the kick off to the 2015 regular season begins. Pit gates will open at 5:00 with practice running from 7:30 until 10:00. The track returns to weekly racing action Saturday, April 4 with its annual car show and first points events of the season. The car show will be held in the track’s parking lot from noon until 4:00. Drivers will be on hand to meet the fans and show off their hard work over the winter. For the first time in the track’s 27 year history, the fans will have a vote in who wins the Best Appearing Car from the car show. So get there early to receive your fan vote ballot from 1:00 until 3:00. Following the car show, the attention returns to the track as the weekly racing series, presented by Lee Motor Group – “Doing Business the Right Way Since 1953” – takes to the track featuring five divisions of high octane action in Late Model, Limited Sportsman, Super Stock Four Cylinder, Pure Stock V-8, and Pure Stock Four Cylinder. Pit gates will open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00 and cars hit the track at 7:00.

For more information on County Line Raceway, visit the track’s website at www.countylineracewaync.com or call the track phone at 252-985-1949.

2015 Season Kicks Off This Weekend (March 21)

Racefans have waited nearly four months for the return of racing to the 3/8ths mile clay oval known by race fans as County Line Raceway.  This weekend marks the start of the 27th consecutive season at the Elm City oval located on Stagecoach Road.  Wednesday & Friday Nights we will host an Open Practice for all five weekly divisions, plus any super late models or modifieds.  This will be the first opportunity for any driver to try to tame the newly reshaped race track.  During the off season, track crews did extensive work on the track making the racing surface wider and working on the banking in the turns.  “We want to provide the best racing product possible for our fans, and give the drivers a competitive, multi-groove track that they will want to race on every Saturday night.  We are continually looking at ways to create more excitement for both the fans and drivers and we feel like reshaping the race track will do just that,” stated track co-promoter Brenda Holcombe.

 

Saturday night is what everyone has waited all winter for…the start of the 2015 racing season at County Line Raceway.  The track welcomes back the Ultimate Super Late Model Series with the winner looking for a $4,000 pay day.  This will be the first of two scheduled visits in 2015 for the USLM Series.  Also on the card to crank up the 2015 season are the Open Wheel Modified teams who will compete for their chance at a $1,000 to win.  All five weekly divisions will also be allowed another Open Practice session in preparation for the opening of their regular season, scheduled for Saturday, April 4th.

 

Wednesday and Friday, pit gates open at 6:00 for Open Practice.  Practice will run from 7:30 until 10:00.  Pit admission is $10.  Saturday, pit gates open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00 and cars are scheduled to hit the track at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors ages 65 and up, $10 for kids ages 11-15, and Free for children ages 10 and under.  Pit admission is $30 per person.

 

For more information on County Line Raceway, this event or a season schedule, visit the website at www.countylineracewaync.com.  While online, be sure to ‘Like’ us on Facebook and ‘Follow’ on Twitter for the most up-to-date information on events at the track.  Bring your family and friends out for a unique entertainment experience at the Little Track Making BIG Noise, County Line Raceway, We’ll See You At The Line!

Casey Roberts Becomes First Late Model Back to Back Race for the Kids Champion

The final day of the 6th Annual Race for the Kids benefiting Victory Junction Gang has arrived. The temperatures may be cold but the racing on the track is going to heat up the night.  Racing includes the Ultimate Super Late Model Series going 50 laps with a $10,000 paycheck going to the winner, Open Wheel Modifieds racing 40 laps with a $5,000 first place prize, twin 15 lap features for the Bell & Bell Vintage Modified Series.  The night will conclude with a Crash for the Kids, featuring the Walking Tall monster truck and for the first time at County Line Raceway a compact demolition derby.

The evening would kick off with the first of two features for the Bell & Bell Vintage Modified Series.  Side by side racing for the lead would be the normal during the scheduled 15 lap feature.  Time would run out on the feature after a car flipped on the back stretch on lap 11.  Jeremy Cumbee would be flagged the winner.  Cameron Norris IV would finish second followed by Cameron Norris III in third.
Our 2nd event of the night the Open Wheel Modifieds 40 lap feature. KC Burdette and Matt Quade would lead this 24 car field to the green. Burdette would get out to a great start, Matt Quade about 4 car lengths back, Chris Parker, Russell Erwin and Shon Flannery rounded out the top 5. By lap 5, the leader was catching the tail of the field. Lot of slicing and dicing going on with these guys, as Taylor Cook worked his way up to 5th spot, as Quade began to close in on the leader Burdette. With Lap traffic an issue, could Quade get around to take the top spot? As we reached half way, Quade had lost a little ground giving Burdette room. Side by side in turn 3 for the lead, Parker sneaking up in to the mix, Erwin not far back, and Cook up there too. At this point, anyone in the top 5 could take this race. Burdette gets sideways out of 4, collects it but Tyler Evans got around and collected Chris Parker who was running 3rd. Back green with Burdette, Quade, Cook & Derrick Ramey. Big mess over in turn 4 when Max McLaughlin slid into Derrick Ramey who collected Taylor Cook. McLaughln continued on but Ramey & Cooke were victims that needed to be towed to the pits. Back green with Burdette leading Quade, Erwin, David Stremme and Max McLaughlin. First time to the track & KC Burdette brings home the $5000 check! He was followed by Matt Quade, Russell Erwin, David Stremme & Max McLaughlin.

The Bell & Bell Vintage Modified Series would return for their final event of 2014.  Eleven cars would take the green flag.  There was hard, clean racing for the 15 lap feature.  Cameron Norris III would pick up the extra two positions for feature number one to bring home the win.  Cameron Norris IV would finish second followed by Jeremy Cumbee in third.
Chris Ferguson would lead this 24 car field to the green. Ferguson would get out front quick followed by Casey Barrow, Dennis Franklin, Russell Erwin and Jeff Smith. Lap 1 would see a big wreck turn 4 involving Christian Joyner who spun, collecting Chris Garnes, Jason Covert & Doug Eck. Back green with Casey Roberts taking the lead quick over Ferguson who was trying to hold off Erwin but couldn’t do it & would give up the 2nd spot. Dennis “Rambo” Franklin & Casey Barrow would round out the top 5. Single file by lap 6 and the leader Roberts was catching the tail of the field and began lapping cars. Caution lap 8 for a slow car on the backstretch. With a Dixie Double file restart, Casey Roberts would lead the field to the green. Russell Erwin held tight to 2nd spot followed by Chris Ferguson, Rambo & Casey Barrow were putting on a great show for 4th spot running side by side. Rambo would hold on to 4th spot and as they came off turn 4, Barrow would slip just a bit giving enough room for Dustin Mitchell to sneak into the top 5. Spin in front of the leader! Derrick Francis would spin over in turn 4 causing Casey Roberts to make some contact,, Russell Erwin would get into Willie Milliken who had spun. Everyone was moved back to their respective spot per the Ultimate Super Late Model rule. Back green with Roberts leading Erwin, Ferguson, Mitchell & Rambo. Halfway with no change in the top 5, although Dan Stone got up in the mix and was trying move into the top 5. Rambo shut him down holding on to that 5th spot. Lap 43 and Roberts maintained a straightaway lead over Erwin. The battle was on for the 3rd spot as Ferguson tried to hold off Mitchell & Rambo. Mitchell would take over the spot as Ferguson held off Rambo but as the double flags fell showing 2 to go, Rambo would take over 4th spot. Casey Roberts would bring home the win for the 2nd year in a row!

Then it was time for a night of destruction.  The Walking Tall Monster Truck made his second appearance to County Line Raceway and then it was another first for the track as they hosted a compact demolition derby.  26 cars entered the event that lasted nearly an hour!

The 2014 season has come to an end on the racing side.  The next event for CLR is its Annual Awards Banquet on December 13.  Tickets are available by contacting Brenda at 252-442-6616 or by email at brenda@countylineracewaync.com.  The 2015 season will kick off with the return of both the Ultimate Super Late Model Series and the Open Wheel Modifieds on March 21, 2015.  We hope everyone has a safe and wonderful Christmas and a prosperous New Year.  We hope to see everyone soon!

The Management and Staff of County Line Raceway would like to express their gratitude for all of the fans, drivers, and crew who have supported them during the 2014 racing season.

Stremme & Cook Take Friday Night Dash for the Kids Wins

 Night 2 of the 6th Annual Race For The Kids came upon us with some very cold temps, but that couldn’t deter the County Line Raceway drivers, fans, crews & staff. With a total of 75 cars in attendance, it was sure to be an exciting night!

After a round of qualifying, Chris Ferguson was the fastest overall with a time of 14.143. Lining up for 4 heat races, Chris Ferguson would lead the first heat to the green. Ferguson jumped out to a great lead over Kyle Pierce, Christian Joyner, Boom Briggs & Shawn Sewell. With 5 laps in the books, Chris Ferguson was on a rail, wheeling that 22 Longhorn Chassis around County Line Raceway  with an average speed of 95 mph. Chris Ferguson would bring home the win & the top spot for tomorrow nights feature event.

The second heat would see Casey Roberts bringing them to the green. Three wide going into turn 2, wow! Chris Garnes, Brain Ligon & Michael Batten would make it out of turn 2, but Ligon did get a little bit of the wall allowing Batten to sweep into 3rd spot. Taking the top 4 finishers, these guys were going wide open for each position. Christian Thomas would bring out the caution with a spin in turn 4 on lap 1, and after going back green Brian Ligon would make contact with Michael Batten on the backstretch causing him to get into the wall. After discovering a possible broken tie rod, Batten was towed to the pits. Back green with Casey Roberts, Chris Garnes, Jeff Smith & Brian Ligon looking to transfer. Jeff Smith would challenge Garnes for the 2nd spot as the laps wound down, pulling along side & running door to door and finally with 1 to go, Smith would swoop around & take that 2nd spot. As the checkered flag fell, Casey Roberts would bring home the heat race win.

Our third heat would see Dennis “Rambo” Franklin bring them to the green for 10 laps to set the field for tomorrow’s feature event. Rambo would lead lap 1 followed by Casey Barrow, Jason Covert & Doug Eck the top 4. Ray tucker would find some serious speed coming off of turn 2 and coming down the backstretch. Brandon Ifft would spin in the center of turn 2 ringing out the caution on lap 1, then again on lap 2 on the front stretch to bring out the first & second cautions of this heat race. Back green with Rambo hard on the gas out of 4 to take the green. Cross over moves & slingshot moves dotted this field as these drivers gave everything they had to try and make the transfer spot. Ray Tucker was battling Eck hard for that 4th place position, the transfer spot, but could not complete the pass. Tucker would go to the B Main scheduled for tomorrow, while Rambo took the win & guaranteed his starting spot tomorrow night.

The final Ultimate Super Late Models heat race would see two strong County Line competitors Russell Erwin & Dustin Mitchell on the front row. Erwin & Mitchell would drag race into turn 1 followed by Dan Stone & Derrick Francis, but Dan Stone decided to make it interesting when he made it 3 wide on lap 2 for the lead!! Mitchell would shoot out front followed by Erwin, Stone & Francis. Anthony Sanders & Kevin Wilson would have a dust up on the backstretch when Sanders popped the wall & Wilson had no where to go. Back green with 2 complete, Dustin Mitchell leading Russell Erwin, Dan Stone & Derrick Francis. Side by side for the lead, Erwin takes over the top spot from Mitchell. Dan Stone was on the move making up ground on Mitchell to try and take over 2nd spot. Derrick Francis held on to the 4th spot the transfer spot as we came to two to go. Russell Erwin would take the win to put him in a 4th starting spot tomorrow night.

Up next, the 1st of 2 Twin 25 lap dashes for the Open Wheel Modifieds. With David Stremme & Chris Parker on the front row. Chris Parker would shoot out front followed by David Stremme, Shon Flannery, Derrick Ramey & Ryan Toole. Lap 1 would see Kyle Peterson go around in turn 4 to bring out the caution. Back green with Parker leading Stremme, Ramey, Flannery & Toole. Solo spin by Walt Mayabb would bring out the caution again on lap 2. Back green with Parker still out front. Unfortunately, lap 2 would immediately go back under caution as Gary Dillon spun over in turn 3. Green flag, Parker leading Stremme, Ramey, Flannery & Toole. Lap 8 would see a hard wreck in turn 3 when the 20 of Stephen Quade spun around, facing oncoming traffic, when Walt Mayabb would come off the backstretch and hit him pretty much head on. Luckily both would be ok, but we would be under red flag for a while to get things cleaned up. Back green with Parker leading Stremme, Ramey, Flannery & Toole. Lap 10 would see the leader, Chris Parker would slow drastically on the backstretch bringing out the caution. It appeared to be a mechanical failure as he motioned for a push truck to come assist him to the pits. This would give the lead to David Stremme right before we reached the half way mark. Green flag with Stremme leading Ramey, Flannery, Toole & Patrick Lyon. Lap 20 would see the caution come out for debris over in turn 4, which was not surprising considering the beating and banging these cars were doing off the walls around County Line. David Stremme would bring home the 1st H & R Block Twin 25 $750 to win modified dashes.

The final feature of the night, the 2nd Twin 25 lap Dash presented by H & R Block would see KC Burdette & Taylor Cook on the front row. Cook would shoot out to the lead quickly, bringing Russell Erwin with him. KC Burdette would fall to 3rd, held onto 4th & Max McLaughlin rounded out the top 5. Caution lap 7 when the 11 of Eric Bentley went around in turn 4. Back green with Cook leading Erwin, Burdette, Quade & McLaughlin your top 5. Lap 14 would see the caution again for a few cars that seemed to lose power or suffer flat tires & need to exit the track. Back green with no change in the top 5. Eric Bentley would bring the caution out again on lap 16. Fortunately, this was a quickie yellow, so we were back green quickly with Cook leading the field to the restart. Erwin would make the attempt to get around Cook but unfortunately couldn’t make it stick. Taylor Cook would bring home the 2nd H & R Block Twin 25 $750 to win modified dash.

Be sure to join us tomorrow for the final night of the 6th Annual Race For The Kids. Pit Gates open at 2:00, at 3:00 the Big Dawg 98.5 will be here for a live remote. We’ll also have several vendors set up in the grandstand parking lot including Jeremy Mayfield, Dirt Diva Racing apparel, Victory Junction Gang Camp & others. Grandstands are $25, Pit Gate $40. Come out & join us at County Line Raceway!

Anticipation Continues to Build for County Line Raceway’s Race for the Kid’s!

6th Annual Race for the Kid’s Benefiting Victory Junction Set for November 13th – 15th!

(Elm City, N.C.) As the Fall colors reach their peak here in Eastern North Carolina, that makes the countdown till November 13th that much sweeter for the marquee event at County Line Raceway presented by Lee Motor Group! In just two weeks the 3/8ths mile dirt oval is set to launch its 6th campaign of the very popular Race for the Kids benefiting Victory Junction. Anticipation is trending up at a rapid rate as several announcements have been made including anticipated drivers as well as bonus money and awards up for grabs. For the first time since its inception, the Race for the Kid’s will welcome a Grand Marshall, former Charlotte Motor Speedway promoter and current grass roots racing supporter Humpy Wheeler will greet fans and racers on Saturday November 15th. Once again the Ultimate Super Late Model Series headlines the event as teams compete for a shot at the $10,000 payday and over $35,000 dollars in purse and bonus money. The 3/8 mile red clay oval will also welcome back the Modifieds to the 6th Annual Race for the Kid’s. Fans can expect to see the entire explosive lineup of Modified drivers from all over the Southeast and beyond, a large group of regional contenders, and the famous County Line regulars, a mix sure to provide plenty of fireworks upon their arrival. Also on the card, the Bell & Bell Vintage Modified Series will battle in two, fifteen lap events. Tappahannock Virginia’s Maxxie Broaddus will fly high and smash his way down the front stretch in the powerful Monster Truck Walking Tall! The 6th Annual Race for the Kid’s finale dubbed the “Crash for the Kids” will showcase up to 20 compact cars in a possible $1,000 winner take all demolition derby. Ultimate Super Late Model Series Director Kelley Carlton described the Race for the Kids best, “If you are a motorsports fan, County Line Raceway is the place to be November 14th and 15th. This is more than a race; it’s an event for a great cause that offers a little bit of everything for fans of all ages.”

When action gets underway on Thursday November 13th the track roars to life as participants will be given the opportunity to shake down their rides in an evening of Test N’ Tune.

On Friday the long awaited competitive laps will be turned as Qualifying and Heat races will take place for the Ultimate Super Late Model Series. This will set the stage for Saturday night’s Last Chance heat and $10,000 to win 50 lap A-Main. A $200 Fast Qualifier Award is up for grabs for the Super Late Model teams courtesy of Batten Seamless Gutters and Localracechat.com. As announced a few weeks ago, County Line Raceway promoters James Upchurch and Brenda Holcombe along with Race for the Kid’s promoter Steve Summerlin made the decision to bring back the very popular H&R Block of Wilson Twin 25’s for the Modifieds! The entire field of Modifieds will split up and run two complete/separate 25 lap $750 to win, $100 to start events that will give at least forty eight racers the opportunity to race in an A-Main. Qualifying will be utilized in setting up the two groups.

On Saturday night action will continue as the racers and fans from all over converge on the “Little Track Making Big Noise” for the 6th Annual Race for the Kids main event. The atmosphere will be electric as the pits will buzz with anticipation for the nights events. The featured Ultimate Super Late Model Series will hit the track with a round of practice and a Last Chance heat race that will set the stage for the adrenaline filled 50 lap A-Main paying $10,000 to the win, $500 to start. Fans will be hanging on the edge of their seats as the Super Late Model drivers rip the dirt turning 13 to 14 second lap times on the 3/8ths mile dirt surface. When the dust settles not only will one lucky driver walk away with $10,000 in prize money, a brand new La-Z-Boy Recliner will be awarded by Elm City Furniture as well as a custom set of corn hole boards from JDeans Cornhole Boards of Wilson. The Ultimate Super Late Model Series will also crown it’s season point’s champion. Heading into the 6th Annual Race for the Kids, Dennis “Rambo” Franklin holds a slim 33 point advantage over Jeff Smith.

If history repeats itself, the Modifieds will once again boast the largest car count of the weekend. The “Open Wheel” warriors will hit reset on Saturday night. Teams will get a round of practice before a 2 lap qualifying session. A $100 Fast Qualifier Award will be up for grabs courtesy of Gloucester Virginia’s Harris Renovation Services. Once timed laps are complete, Heat Races and a Last Chance Heat will set the order for a 40 lap feature paying $5,000 to win, $500 to start. The winning modified driver will also be rewarded a custom set of corn hole boards by JDeans Cornhole Boards of Wilson. Fans will be treated to watching drivers from all over the country compete. This year’s leading candidate for the Erwin Racing Supply Longest Tow Award is Bryant Dickinson. Bryant and crew will make the trek from Ionia, Michigan in hopes of qualifying for both the Ultimate Super Late Model Series event as well as the Modified feature.

Race fans will be taken back in time when the Bell & Bell Vintage Modified Series takes to the track for their two 15 lap events. These Modified machines will not be there for an exhibition, these drivers will be standing on the gas competing for position and that checkered flag. The Bell & Bell Vintage Series is made up of veteran dirt racers from the Carolina’s driving machines that will take us back to an era where it all began.

The 6th Annual Race for the Kid’s will once again conclude with the Night of Destruction. The Walking Tall Monster Truck presented by Cox Auto Salvage of Elm City will put on an aerial display by jumping 4 cars that will be strategically placed along the front stretch. The night’s finale will be a winner take all Compact Car Demolition Derby. This event has been gaining interest from all over the Southern region. Fans will be treated to 15 or more competitors in the Crash for the Kids. Up to $1,000 is on the line for the last driver running.

Campers are welcome. Units must be self-contained. Spectator parking is free! County Line Raceway is located at 6953 Stagecoach Rd. Elm City N.C. Track Phone – 252-985-1949

 

6th Annual Race for the Kid’s Schedule of Events & Gate Information

Thursday, November 13th

Open Practice for all Divisions

4:00 Gates Open

7:30 Practice begins

10:00pm Practice ends

 

Friday, November 14th

4:00 Pit Gates Open/Driver Registration Begins

5:00 Grandstand Gates Open

6:30 Driver Registration Ends/Drivers Meeting

6:45 Slow Roll-In

7:00 Practice – All Divisions

7:45 Qualifying

Modified

Ultimate Super Late Model Series

Bell & Bell Vintage Modified (Practice)

Modified Race 1 – 25 laps $750 to win

Modified Race 2 – 25 laps $750 to win

 

Saturday, November 15th

2:00 Pit gate Opens/Drivers Registration Begins

3:30pm Grandstand Gate Opens

4:15 Drivers Registration Ends/Driver’s Meeting

4:30 Slow Roll In

5:00 Practice

Modified

Ultimate Super Late Model Series

5:45 Heats/Qualifying

Modified

Bell & Bell Vintage Modified – Practice

Ultimate Super Late Model Series (Cars Locked in A-Main Only)

Modified – Heats

Ultimate Super Late Model Series – Consi (if needed)

Bell & Bell Vintage Modified – Heats

Modified – Consi (If needed)

7:30 Features

Bell & Bell Vintage Modified – 15 laps

Modified — 40 Laps $5,000 to win

Bell & Bell Vintage Modified — 15 laps

Ultimate Super Late Model Series – $10,000 to Win

Walking Tall Monster Truck

Crash for the Kids Compact Demolition Derby

 

 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Grandstands: $5 (Ages 16 Up); $2 (Ages 11-15); Free (10 & Under)

Pits: $10 (Ages 11 Up); $5 (Ages 10 & Under)

Friday, November 14, 2014

Grandstands: $15 (Ages 16-65); $10 (Senior Citizens – 65 & Up); $5 (Ages 11-15); Free (10 & Under)

Pits: $25 (Ages 11 Up); $10 (Ages 10 & Under)

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Grandstands: $25 (Ages 16-65); $20 (Senior Citizens – 65 & Up); $10 (Ages 11-15); Free (10 & Under)

Pits: $40 (Ages 11 Up); $20 (10 & Under)

2 Day Pit Pass (Friday & Saturday): $60 (Ages 11 Up); $25 (Ages 10 & Under)

For more information visit www.countylineracewaync.com

***County Line Raceway reserves the right to alter show format and revise race procedures in the event of, but not limited to, car count, inclement weather, challenging track conditions and/or extenuating circumstances.***

Proctor Captures Four Cylinder Nationals Victory

Mother Nature was smiling down today as drivers, crews, staff & fans filed into County Line Raceway for the 2nd Annual Four Cylinder Nationals. After running 2 laps of qualifying each & 5 heat races, the fields were set both the Super Stock 4 Cylinder 40 lap $2000 to win feature & the Pure Stock 4 Cylinder 25 lap $500 to win feature. Also on the schedule the 270 & 600 Sprints and the 4 Cylinder Powder Puff races.

Up first, the 25 lap Pure Stock 4 feature with Gary Dillon, picking up the $25 Pole Award provided Quality Construction & Renovation out of Elm City, on the front row. Lap 1 would see a melee in two different areas of the track! Melee #1 took place at the opening over in turn 2 and involved 4 cars, then over on the backstretch, right off of turn 2, Melee #2 involved another 3 cars! Back green with Gary Dillon, JP Brantley, Lee Hardie, Gary Whitley & Robby Causby out front. With half of the laps complete in this 25 lap feature, Gary Dillon continued to lead JP Brantley Lee Hardie, Gary Whitley & Robby Causby. Lap 16 would see a dreaded late race caution. Single file restart this time with Dillon leading Brantley, Hardie, Whitley & Hunter Byrd. (Robby Causby suffered a flat tire during the caution and had to pit to change it. He did return to the field, just at the tail end). Bringing home the win for the 2nd year in a row, Gary Dillon. He was followed by JP Brantley, Lee Hardie, Gary Whitley & Robby Causby.

After a 10 lap Dash for Cash for the 600 Sprints, in which Dale Arnold won, we were ready for the Main Event.

26 Super Stock 4’s lined up for 40 laps & a $2000 paycheck with defending winner Mark Boykin on the pole & Jason Horne on the outside. Earlier in the evening, Eric Hill picked up the $100 LocalRaceChat.com Fast Qualifier award, but after 3 heat races, Mark Boykin would lead the field to green. After a 4 wide salute to the fans, we were ready to go racin! After a drag race down the front stretch, Jason Horne would come out in front of the field followed by Mark Boykin, Hunter Bailey, James Manning & Austin Holcombe. Lap 1 would see a spin over in turn 4 bringing out the caution. Lining up double file for the restart, Jason Horne got a great start over Mark Boykin, as did Hunter Bailey. Bailey moved up to 2nd spot as Boykin slipped to 3rd. James Manning & Austin Holcombe rounded out the top 5. Caution again on lap 2 as 2 cars got together on the backstretch. Back green, Horne leading Bailey, Boykin, Manning & Holcombe. Another melee on the backstretch involving 6 cars brought the caution again, still lap 2. Green flag again, Horne leading Bailey, Boykin, Manning & Holcombe. Lap 6 would see the leader catching the tail of the field, as Austin Holcombe mounted a challenge on Manning for that 4th spot. Lap 8 would see the caution out again for a solo spin in turn 4. Lining up double file, we were ready to see the green flag drop once again. Horne leads Bailey, Boykin, Manning & Holcombe. Lap 10 would see the caution out for 3rd place Mark Boykin. Boykin would suffer a flat tire bringing him down the hot pit for a tire change by his crew. Austin Larrison would also come down the hot pit as well. With everyone back out & lined up, Jason Horne lead the field to green. Hunter Bailey, James Manning, Austin Holcombe and Gary Thiede rounded out the top 5. Thiede would make the move on the high side for one entire lap trying to take spots from the 3rd & 4th place cars. He would bobble in turn 1 and get into the wall off of turn 2 causing him to slip back a few spots. Holcombe would get around Manning to take over 3rd spot. Lap 17 would see Holcombe retreat to the pits with some sort of a mechanical failure. Back green with a hard battle for the lead! From 17th spot, Dustin O’Neal would take the lead from Jason Horne! Hunter Bailey fell back to 5th as John Proctor moved up into the top 5. Whew, folks, if you weren’t here to see it, you missed a great battle! Gary Thiede would get in the mix and take the lead at lap 27, right before the competition caution. As it stands right now, Gary Thiede leads Dustin O’Neal, Jason Horne, John Proctor, Hunter Bailey, Mark Boykin, Damien Bryant, James Manning, Brian Medlin & Jesse Duke. Back green with Gary Thiede leading John Proctor, Hunter Bailey, Mark Boykin & Damien Bryant. Thiede stretched out to about a 10 car length lead over John Proctor when the caution came out again on lap 37. Back green with 3 to go, Thiede, Proctor, Bailey, Boykin & D. O’Neal your top 5. Dustin O’Neal would get around Boykin to take over 4th spot. Coming to the checkers it would be Gary Thiede, John Proctor, Hunter Bailey, Dustin O’Neal & Mark Boykin. After going through the tech inspections required by the track, John Proctor was declared your winner! Congratulations John!

Up next, the Victor May & Rayford Chamblee Memorial Dash For Cash. Pulling 10 cars from the feature event, we inverted them & let them go all out for 10 laps. Brian Medlin made it 3 wide going into turn 1 as they all scrambled for the lead. Eric Hill would be your leader of lap 1 but lap 4 would see him suffer some issue that would slow him allowing Mark Boykin to take the point. Hunter Bailey would take over 2nd, but would challenge Boykin for the lead. Jason Horne held onto 3rd, Glenn Bottoms 4th & James Manning 5th. Horne would take over 2nd spot from Bailey on lap 7 as this was a 3 car battle right now. Horne, who started tenth, would take the lead at the line on lap 9 and take the win. WOW. That was an awesome 10 lap shootout!!

Our final event, the 4 cylinder Powder Puff race would see the ladies get their chance to battle it out. Tonya King & Angie Vick would put on a spectacular battle for the lead on the white flag lap, with Angie getting around Tonya, only to see Tonya rally back coming out of turn 4 to bring home the checkers! She was met in Victory Lane by her dad, Randy, as well as member’s of Victor’s & Rayford’s family.

Be sure to join us at County Line Raceway for the 6th Annual Race for the Kids benefiting Victory Junction Gang Camp. This 3 day event begins on Thursday November 13th with practice and ends on Saturday night with a $10k to win Ultimate Super Late Model feature! We’ll also have the Walking Tall Monster Truck, Open Wheel Modifieds, a compact demolition derby and our Grand Marshall, H. A. “Humpy” Wheeler! Keep a check on our website, Facebook, twitter & our forum on LocalRaceChat.com for up to the minute information regarding this event.

If you have any questions please contact us at the track at 252-985-1949, our website www.countylineracewaync.com, our Facebook, twitter or LocalRaceChat.com.

Thomas Picks Up First Late Model Victory

Our first event of the night, the Super Stock 4 cylinder division, lined up on the backstretch with Hunter Bailey on the pole & Bill Winstead on the outside. Hunter Bailey would take the point out of turn 2 followed by Eric Hill, Damien Bryant, Bill Winstead and James Manning. Lap 1 would see some outstanding driving as these guys were racing 3 wide all the way down the backstretch, into turn 3, finally doubling up side by side out of turn 4. Caution on the backstretch when Gary Thiede got loose and spun around in front of oncoming traffic. Austin Larrison would bear the brunt as he went head on into the wall. Back green with Hunter Bailey leading Austin Holcombe, James Manning, Bill Winstead and Jamie Bailey. By Lap 8, the leader was catching lap traffic. Caution for the 2nd time as 4 cars spun over in turn 4. Back green with Hunter Bailey still leading Austin Holcombe, James Manning, Bill Winstead & James Bailey. Lap 10 would see another couple of cars get together on the backstretch. Glenn Bottoms & John Proctor had a little dust up resulting in heavy damage to the points leader. Back green with Hunter Bailey leading Austin Holcombe, James Manning, Bill Winstead & Jamie Bailey. Jamie would experience some kind of mechanical issue that would slow him drastically on the start moving Gary Thiede into the top 5. Lap 17 would see a car spin over in turn 4 bringing out the caution again. Back green with Hunter Bailey leading Austin Holcombe, James Manning, Bill Winstead & Gary Thiede. Manning would take over 2nd spot as they took the white flag. Hunter Bailey would bring home the win followed by James Manning, Austin Holcombe, Bill Winstead & Gary Thiede. Tying up the championship, John Proctor would bring home his 3rd in a row. Congratulations John!

Next up, the ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning division, with Matthew Bissette & Kent Wright on the front row. The Thunder & Lightning division was the closest points battle we had coming into tonight’s race with only 47 points separating Skeeter Liles & Matthew Bissette. Green flag and Skeeter Liles, who started 3rd, was already challenging for the lead. Matthew Bissette held steady holding onto the lead with Liles falling in behind for 2nd. Kent Wright, Britches Liles and Lane Proctor rounded out the top 5. Wright would lose 2nd to Britches Liles, while Lane Proctor took over 4th. Mark Boykin, holding onto 6th spot, kept trying to break into the top 5. Britches Liles would fall back to 5th as Lane Proctor and Kent Wright got around him. Mark Boykin would work for a few laps to get around Liles to take over 5th spot, but Liles would rally back just as the caution came out for Mark McDaniels, who’d gotten roughed up a little bit by Joe Taylor. Boykin would retreat to the pits for a flat tire due to the contact with Liles. Back green with Bissette leading Skeeter Liles, Lane Proctor, Kent Wright & Britches Liles. Britches would get around Wright to take over 4th spot as they took the white. Coming to the checkers, it was all Matthew Bissette. Skeeter Liles finished 2nd, Lane Proctor 3rd, Britches Liles 4th & Kent Wright 5th. If calculations are correct, Skeeter Liles would clinch the championship with his 2nd place finish.

Out next, the PL Woodard Pure Stock V8 lined up & were ready to roll for their 15 lap feature. Kevin Beard & Gary Whitley would bring this field to green. Beard would take the point followed very closely by Gary Whitley, Roy Hall, Wade Ferrell & Paul Peele. Beard would consistently hold off charges by Whitley, as Roy Hall suffered a mechanical issue that would send him to the pits, pushing Wade Ferrell into the top 3. With 3 to go Whitley would really put the pressure on Beard for the lead but would not be able to complete the pass. Kevin Beard would bring home the win followed by Gary Whitley, Wade Ferrell, Paul Peele & Willie Schwann. Wade Ferrell would bring home the championship as well, as he had a good points lead coming into tonight.

The always exciting Pure Stock 4 cylinder division was ready to go with Brandon Whitley and Robbie Causby on the front row. Brandon Whitley would lead lap 1 followed by Robbie Causby, Gary Dillon, Cody Keith and David Haggins. Lot of shuffling through the field as Brandon Whitley maneuvered through traffic, all the while holding off a hard charging Cody Keith, who had gotten around Causby for 2nd spot. Lee Hardie worked his way up to 5th spot and was battling for 4th just as the caution came out for 2 cars on the backstretch. Under this caution, the leader, Brandon Whitley, would suffer some kind of issue that would send him to the pits. Cody Keith would lead this field to green followed by Robby Causby, Gary Dillon, Lee Hardie & JP Brantley. Coming to the checkers it would be Cody Keith followed by Robby Causby, Gary Dillon, Lee Hardie & JP Brantley. Gary Dillon would bring home the championship with an outstanding 11 wins this season under his belt.

Our final feature tonight, the Late Models, would line up on the backstretch with Christian Thomas & Cy Nelms, Sr. on the front row. Nelms, Sr. would slip a little out of turn 2 allowing Michael Batten to move up into 2nd spot. Derrick Francis and Bobby Bottoms would also get around Nelms, Sr. relegating him to 5th spot. Lap 4 would see the caution as Dakota Whitley spun and hit the wall in turn 4. Back green with Christian Thomas leading Michael Batten, Derek Francis, Cy Nelms, Sr. & Bobby Bottoms. Thomas would continue to dominate this feature, lapping traffic as he approached it. Lap 25 would see a big wreck over in turn 3 when 2 cars split a slower car and got tangled up. Spencer Liggon & Bobby Bottoms would hit the wall hard suffering a lot of damage, but both reported to the tower they were ok. Back green with 5 to go. Thomas leading Batten, Francis, Nelms, Sr. and Roger Lucas. Michael Batten would challenge the leader several times, getting side by side but not could not complete the pass. Side by side at the line they would cross, but Christian Thomas would bring home his first ever win. Michael Batten not only brought home a 2nd place finish, but he also brought home the championship with his strong run. Derek Francis, Cy Nelms, Sr. and Roger Lucas rounded out the top 5. Congratulations Christian on your win & Michael on your championship!

Every year, County Line Raceway, puts on a powder puff race so that ladies can have the opportunity to race just like the fellas! Miranda Saunders, Laura Kearney & Andrea Creech would be our 3 participants for the V8 Powder Puff race. 5 laps would decide who took home the trophy. Miranda Saunders would bring home the win & a nice trophy!

Toole Crowned 2014 Open Wheel Modified Points Champion

Excellent weather greeted fans, drivers, crew & staff for the Lee Motor Company Night at the Races. On tap for tonight the Super Stock 4’s, PL Woodard Pure Stock V8’s, Pure Stock 4’s, Open Wheel Modifieds & the Late Models.

Our first feature of the night, the Super Stock 4’s, line up on the backstretch with Kevin Sanford and Jason Horne on the front row. Jason Horne would take the point quickly, bringing James Bailey with him. Kevin Sanford dropped back into 3rd spot followed by Hunter Bailey & Austin Holcombe. Holcombe would get around Hunter Bailey to take over 4th spot. The caution would come out on lap 7 for a slow car on the front stretch, but we were quickly back green. Horne leads James Bailey, Kevin Sanford, Austin Holcombe & Hunter Bailey. Holcombe would get around Sanford to take over 3rd spot. Caution again on lap 10 for Damien Bryant when he looped around over in turn 4. Jason Horne would lead the field to green with 10 to go. Austin Holcombe battled James Bailey for the 2nd spot, Hunter Bailey held tight in 4th and Kevin Sanford held onto 5th spot. John Proctor, who started 12th, was trying to make his way into the top 5 as he closed in on Hunter Bailey. Holcombe & Hunter Bailey would make the move together to get around James Bailey to take over 2nd and 3rd spot, sending James Bailey back to 4th. Proctor got around Sanford for 5th when Sanford went just a little high in turn 2. Jason Horne would lead the remaining laps to bring home the win with Austin Holcombe, Hunter Bailey, James Bailey & John Proctor rounding out the top 5.

 

Our 2nd feature of the night, the PL Woodard Pure Stock V8, were ready to go 15 laps with last weeks winner Wade Ferrell on the pole & Roy Hall on the outside. Roy Hall would take the point followed by Amanda Liles, Wade Ferrell, Phillip Lamm & Gary Whitely. Caution Lap 2 for Pat Ferrell as he got out of shape on the front stretch. Back green with Hall leading Liles, Whitley, Lamm and Ferrell. Liles made her way around Hall to take the lead, but Hall was right back around her bringing Gary Whitley with him. Whitely would make contact with Hall, lose his tire and bring out the caution! Back green with Hall leading Lamm, Ferrell, Peele and Liles. Pat Ferrell loops around over in turn 1 on lap 10 bringing out the caution. Back green with Hall leading Lamm, Ferrell, Peele & Liles. Roy Hall would lead the remaining laps bringing home is first win. He was followed by Phillip Lamm, Wade Ferrell, Paul Peele and Willie Schwann.

Next up, the Pure Stock 4 division with Lee Hardie & Michael Webb on the front row. Webb would take the point out of turn 1 followed by Cody Keith Lee Hardie, Joey Morgan and Cooper Edwards. Lap 1 would see a huge melee over in turn 4 involving 5 cars. Timmy Mills, Allan Kea, JP Brantley, Jesse Richardson, Jr & Gary Dillon. It all started when Jesse Richardson, Jr. made contact with JP Brantley. Everyone else spun to avoid. After a lengthy caution, we were back green with Michael Webb leading Cody Keith, Lee Hardie, Joey Morgan & Brent Atkinson. Caution again on lap 3 for a solo spin over in turn 2. Back green with no change in the top 5. Caution lap 6 for 2 cars over in turn 4. During this caution, the 3rd place car of Hardie would retreat to the pits for a flat tire, but would return before going back green. Back green with Webb leading Keith, Morgan, Atkinson and Gary Dillon. Atkinson would lose power causing him to slip back, just as another caution came out for a car going around in turn 2. Back green with Webb out front of Keith, Morgan, Dillon and JP Brantley. After a lengthy race, Michael Webb brought home the win followed by Cody Keith, Gary Dillon, JP Brantley & Joey Morgan,

Running their final points race of the year, the Open Wheel Modifieds were ready to go with Matt Quade, who broke the track record earlier with a 15.137, on the pole. The X Factor, Chris Parker, would start on the outside. Chris Parker jumps out front followed by Matt Quade, Ryan Toole, Ryan Ayers & Chris Arnold. Lap 6 would see a caution for a spin over in turn 2. Back green with no change in the top 5. Lap 17 would see no change in the top 5, but a car would get around over in turn 1 bringing out the caution. Green flag with Chris Parker continuing to lead. Chris Parker would bring home the win followed by Matt Quade, Ryan Toole, Ryan Ayers & Chris Arnold. Ryan Toole wrapped up his season with his Points Championship.

Our final feature event of the night, the Late Models. Dustin Mitchell & Christian Joyner would lead this field of cars to the green for 30 door banging laps. Dustin Mitchell takes the point followed by Christian Joyner, Damon Kotke, Ray Tucker & Michael Batten. Lap 3 would see the caution for Dakota Whitley over in turn 1. Back green with Mitchell leading Joyner, Kotke, Tucker & Batten. Lap 6 would see another caution for 2 cars that got together over in turn 1. Green flag, Mitchell out front with Joyner, Kotke, Tucker & Batten battling to get up there with him. Lap 13 would see the leader catching the tail of the field. Three cars would go 3 wide in turn 1, but only 2 would make it out. Carlton Toney would spin hitting the inside retaining wall in turn 1 bringing out the caution. Green flag with Mitchell bringing the field across the start finish line. Joyner, Kotke, Tucker & Batten would maintain their positions within the top 5. Roger Lucas would take over 5th spot from Batten as Christian Thomas tried to get around Batten to take over 6th spot but couldn’t complete the pass. Dustin Mitchell would bring home the win followed by Christian Joyner, Damon Kotke, Ray Tucker & Roger Lucas.

County Line Raceway will take a weekend off and return to action Saturday, October 4, 2014 with its Night of Champions.  It will be our final points night of the season for Late Model, ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning, Super Stock Four Cylinder, PL Woodard Pure Stock V-8 and Pure Stock Four Cylinder divisions.  For more information on County Line Raceway, visit the track’s website at www.countylineracewaync.com or call the track office at 252-985-1949.

County Line Raceway To Host Renegade Of Dirt South ‘Open Wheel World Championship’ & ‘Thunder In The Pines’ in 2015!

June ‘Open Wheel World Championship’ To Pay A Possible $10,000 To Win!

(Middlebourne, WV) – Planning is well underway for the ground breaking season of the new Renegades of Dirt Modified Tour Southern Region which has lead to an overwhelming positive response from drivers, promoters, and fans. The already large list of 2015 special events for the Renegades of Dirt Modified Tour presented by Arizona Sport Shirts is growing once more. With three $10,000+ event’s already on the tour slate there is no doubt dirt modified teams in the Eastern United States will see it’s biggest money year ever in 2015. In total over $60,000 in first place event money is already on the line in 2015 with what has just been announced to date.

An estimated 14-15 events will headline the introductory season for the Southern region in 2015 and fans of the County Line Raceway in Elm City, NC will have the opportunity to witness three of them. Tour and track officials are pleased to announce two marquee events & three nights of racing action at the speedway next season including an early spring date on April 11th and a mid summer show June 12th-13th. On April 11th the Renegades will make their return to the ‘Little Track Making Big Noise’ for a $2,500 to win open wheel invitational dubbed, “Thunder in the Pines”. The 3rd Annual modified special will be sanctioned by the Renegades of Dirt South and see a substantial pay increase in 2015, as well, track officials have decided to start twenty four cars instead of the tour required twenty. Previous winners of this event include; Russell Erwin & Chris Parker. More details will be released as the event approaches in 2015.

Furthermore, when the calendar shows the ‘Southern Tour’ the halfway point in the championship chase it will be time for a profitable two day stop in Elm City. On June 12th & 13th the Renegades of Dirt will invade the County Line Raceway for the final time in 2015 as they battle it out for the inaugural “Open Wheel World Championship”. On Friday night June 12th, Night #1 of the “Open Wheel World Championship” will see participants duel for event points and a $2,500 dollar winners prize. Then on Saturday night June 13th racers will return for Night #2 of the “Open Wheel World Championship” with $5,000 dollars awaiting the winner. A $500 to win, $100 to start Non-Qualifier event will also be run to award weekend points and ensure that at least forty cars participate in a feature on Saturday night.

The weekends highest overall point’s earner will be crowned as the “Open Wheel World Champion” and receive an additional $1000 dollars for his efforts. In addition, if any driver can win back to back nights they will get an extra $500 dollars and if they have 100% attendance with the Renegade of Dirt South up to June 14th they will receive a $1000 dollar bonus. In all it’s possible that one winner could walk away from the Inaugural “Open Wheel World Championship” $10,000 dollars richer. More details on these two great events will be posted throughout 2015. Please visit the Renegade of Dirt website for event updates at www.renegadesofdirt.com.

“We are excited to be back on the County Line Raceway schedule in 2015 and in a big way” stated Watson. “It was a pleasure working with CLR during the NC Nationals this past March and we look forward to working with them again” added Watson. “We hope to bring that big event feel to CLR with the ‘Open Wheel Championship’ paying a possible $10,000 to win like we had in March for the NC Nationals” continued Watson. “County Line has an awesome fan base and we anticipate a large crowd next June. With it also taking place during the summer we hope the two day weekend will see a lot of campers/tailgaters to add to the atmosphere of the big weekend” concluded Watson.

The hosting venue; County Line Raceway is a 3/8 mile clay oval located at 6953 Stagecoach Road in Elm City, N.C. The track has been in operation since May 21st, 1988. County Line Raceway is a family run track, currently being managed by James Upchurch and Brenda Holcombe. For a ‘Unique Entertainment Experience” take your family and and friends out to County Line Raceway!

For more information regarding the Renegades of Dirt Modified Tour presented by Arizona Sport Shirts visit the Renegades of Dirt online at www.renegadesofdirt.com. You can also call Renegade Offices anytime for further information @ 304.771.5051. Like us on Faceb0ok at www.faceb0ok.com/rodconnect or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/renegadesofdirt. To contact Steve Summerlin about the ‘Southern Region’ you can email him at steve.summerlin5@gmail.com.

Dustin Mitchell Claims His 4th CLR Victory of 2014

With impending weather in the area again this week, County Line Raceway was prepared to be in a hurry up mode as we welcomed fans and drivers to the finale of the I-95 Late Model Challenge. With $3k on the line, as well as the championship, everyone was anxious to see what the outcome of this 40 lap feature. Also scheduled the ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning, PL Woodard Pure Stock V8, Super Stock 4’s & Pure Stock 4’s.

 

Our first feature event, the Super Stock 4’s, rolled out with Bill Winstead and Hunter Bailey on the front row. Winstead would quickly jump out to the front followed by Hunter Bailey, Eric Hill, James Bailey & Austin Holcombe. Lap 2 would see our first caution when 2 cars got together over in turn 4. Back green with Winstead leading H. Bailey, E. Hill, J. Bailey& Holcombe. Winstead maintained about a 3 car length lead over 2nd spot when the caution came out yet again on lap 6. Back green with no change in the top 5. The man on the move, John Proctor, who started at the rear of the field, had worked his way up to 9th spot. Caution again, but quickly back green with Winstead leading. Proctor moved up to 6th spot as Holcombe challenged J. Bailey for 4th spot. Hunter Bailey was trying to close the gap between him and Winstead, trying different lines, as James Bailey worked his way around Eric Hill for 3rd. John Proctor moved up to 5th spot as Eric Hill retreated to the outside pits. As they crossed the stripe, Bill Winstead took the checkers followed by Hunter Bailey, James Bailey, Austin Holcombe & John Proctor.

 

Next out, the PL Woodard Pure Stock V8 division with Jerry Williams & Wade Ferrell on the front row. Ferrell jumped out to the lead taking command of this 15 lap feature as they all scrambled and raced for position all through the field. Carly Fulghum, who started 6th, moved up to 2nd spot as the pole sitter Williams slid back a few spots. Kevin Beard took over 3rd, Williams was struggling to hold onto 4th and Roy Hall held steady in 5th. As the laps wound down, Ferrell set a blistering pace. Wade Ferrell would bring down his 10th win of the season followed by Carly Fulghum, Kevin Beard, Jerry Williams & Roy Hall.

 

Our 3rd feature, the Pure Stock 4 cylinders, lined up on the back stretch with Gary Dillon & JP Brantley on the front row. Dillon, who has 11 feature wins so far in 2014, would lead this race from flag to flag, holding off challenges from Brandon Whitley.  After the race, Dillon refused teardown and was disqualified.  Brandon Whitley would be crowned your winner.  JP Brantley would claim second, Robbie Causby third, Cody Wilson fourth, and Allen Kea, in only his second start of 2014 would come home fifth.

 

 

The ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning division rolled out for their 20 lap feature with Matthew Bissette and Cy Nelms, Jr on the front row. Matthew Bissette would lead lap 1 followed by Nelms, Jr., Skeeter Liles, Lane Proctor and Mark Boykin. Britches Liles would bring out the caution early with a solo spin over in turn 4, and we were quickly back green with no change in the top 5. Another solo spin by Melvin Edmondson would slow this field again. Back green with no change in the top 5 but Cy Nelms, Jr was challenging Bissette hard for the lead. Unable to make the pass, he would fall back into 2nd spot, where he would hang on. Matthew Bissette would bring home the win followed by Cy Nelms, Jr, Skeeter Liles, Lane Proctor & Mark Boykin.

 

The grand finale, the final event of the night, the race to decide the I-95 Late Model Challenge Championship! With 40 laps ahead of them& $3k on the line, Dustin Mitchell & Michael Batten would bring them to the green flag. Dustin Mitchell takes the point from Batten followed by Damon Kotke, Russell Erwin and Travis Hair. Caution early for Spencer Liggon over in turn 2. Back green with a great restart for Mitchell. Batten continued to shut the door on Kotke, Russell Erwin and Christian Joyner rounded out the top 5. Mitchell maintained about a  10 car length lead over 2nd place Batten and was lapping traffic by lap 16. With Mitchell running lap times averaging 86 MPH in the mid 15 second range, everyone was trying to fight for position from 2nd back. Michael Batten held tight to his 2nd spot, Kotke in 3rd Russell Erwin 4th & Christian Joyner 5th. Lapping the field as the laps would down, only 7 cars remained on the lead lap at the wave of the white flag. Dustin Mitchell would bring home the win followed by Michael Batten, Damon Kotke, Russell Erwin & Christian Joyner.  Russell Erwin would win the I-95 Late Model Challenge Championship by 1 point over Damon Kotke.

 

Please join us next week as we host Lee Motor Group Night of Racing! Its also College Night.  College students with a valid student id will be admitted to the grandstands for only $5.  On the schedule, the Late Models, Modifieds Double Points/Final Points, Super Stock Four Cylinder, PL Woodard Pure Stock V-8 & Pure Stock Four Cylinder. As always, if you have any questions, please contact the track at 252-985-1949, our website at www.countylineracewaync.com, www.localracechat.com, our Facebook or our twitter. Thanks so much for your support & we’ll see you next week at The Line!