Dillon Continues Pure Stock Four Cylinder Dominance

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Michael Batten Claims First Late Model Victory

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Toole Takes First Open Wheel Modified Victory

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

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

Proctor Takes Home Big Money With Super Stock Four Cylinder Victory

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

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

Skeeter Liles Takes Home Big ARCO Restoration Thunder & Ligthning Win

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

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

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

Erwin Takes Home Ultimate Series Win

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

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

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

Lee Motor Group Signs Five Year Partnership

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with Lee Motor Group.  Lee Motor Group has come on board to sponsor County Line Raceway’s weekly racing series.  A five year deal has been inked for weekly racing events to know be known as the County Line Raceway Weekly Racing Series Presented by Lee Motor Group.  We welcome Lee Motor Group to the County Line Raceway family and we look forward to working with you.

 

Lee Motor Group, Doing Business the Right Way Since 1953!

Nelms Jr Takes His First Victory of 2014

After a couple of weeks off, one due to weather & one that was scheduled, staff, fans, drivers & crew filed into County Line Raceway on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. With temps in the upper 80’s, and a slight chance of weather in the area, everyone was ready to get this night started.

Up first, the Super Stock 4 cylinder division with Glenn Bottoms and James Bailey on the front row for this 20 lap feature. The caution would come out early for Hunter Bailey, who spun on the backstretch. Back green with James Bailey leading John Proctor, Glenn Bottoms, Bill Winstead & Austin Holcombe. Holcombe was trying his best to get around Winstead, but Winstead held fast and began a challenge on Bottoms for 3rd. Winstead & Holcombe would get around Bottoms on lap 4 and as they came around to complete lap 5, Chris Moore would lose an engine bringing out the caution flag. Back green with Bailey leading Proctor, Winstead Holcombe & Bottoms. Caution over in turn 4 for Eric Hill, who spun around on lap 7. Wesley Outland, filling in for our normal flagman, waved the green flag over the field as we were back racing. James Bailey leads John Proctor, Bill Winstead, Austin Holcombe & Glenn Bottoms. Proctor pulled up alongside of Bailey, challenging for the lead. These 2 raced side by side for 2 laps, never touching. Proctor would get around Bailey to take the lead on the backstretch, but Bailey wasn’t giving up. Austin Holcombe got around Winstead to take over the 3rd spot, as Hunter Bailey got around Bottoms to move up into the top 5. Up front, Bailey was all up on the bumper of Proctor, but Austin Holcombe was there as Bailey went high out of turn 4 to take over 2nd spot! The top 4 set a blistering pace as the laps wound down putting about half a track between 4th and 5th spot. Proctor never looked back as he took home his 3rd win of the 2014 season & 15th career win at County Line Raceway. He was followed by Austin Holcombe, James Bailey, Bill Winstead & James Manning. Excellent racing all through the field!! Great jobs guys!

Our 2nd feature of the night, the PL Woodard Pure Stock V8 division would line up on the backstretch with Paul Peele & Mike Wall on the front row. At the drop of the green flag, these guys were flat out down the front stretch with Gary Whitley charging up from his 4th starting spot to make it 3 wide for the lead going into turn 1! All the way through turn 1 & coming out of turn 2, these guys were door to door for that top spot. Gary Whitley would get out front followed by Mike Wall, Paul Peele, Wade Ferrell & Willie Schwann. Wall would bring out the caution with a spin over in turn 4, but was able to continue under his own power and we were quickly back green flag racing. Whitley lead Peele, Ferrell, Schwann & Dennis Kearney in dominating fashion. Whitley had about a half a track lead over 2nd spot when the caution came out for some debris in the racing groove on lap 10. Green flag with Gary Whitley hard in the gas. Paul Peele held down 2nd spot but Wade Ferrell was there. Willie Schwann and Dennis Kearney rounded out the top 5. Willie Schwann slowed over in turn 1, but Mike Wall couldn’t slow down enough to avoid him & made contact bringing out the caution again. With a green white checker looming, Gary Whitley lead this field to the green. Wade Ferrell peeked down underneath Peele trying to get around to take over 2nd but couldn’t. Gary Whitley would bring home the win, his 46th overall win, followed by Paul Peele, Wade Ferrell, Amanda Liles & Dennis Kearney.

Up next, the ever popular Late Model division with Russell Erwin & Dustin Mitchell leading this 16 car field to the green. Russell would power down the front stretch, slamming into turn 1 with the lead of this 30 lap feature. Dustin Mitchell tried to hold Roger Lucas off, but Lucas powered by to take over 2nd as Michael Batten got around to take over 3rd spot. Caution out early for a few cars on the front stretch, but we were back green with Erwin leading Lucas, Batten, Mitchell and Joyner. Michael Batten would power around Lucas to take over 2nd spot as Spencer Liggon was itching to get around Joyner to take over 5th spot. JP Cascell would get up in the mix and get around Liggon to take over 6th spot as Travis Hair got racy as he tried to get around Cascell! Lap 8 would see the caution again as Spencer Liggon drove it in deep in turn 4 and spun around almost collecting a few other cars. Luckily, the tail of the field was able to get by, although it looked like Bobby Bottoms may have suffered some cosmetic damage as he hit the berm trying to get around. Back green with Erwin leading Batten, Lucas, Mitchell & Joyner. At the half way mark, Russell Erwin was catching the tail of the field and lapping cars. Lap 17 would see another caution as William Carroll made contact with the wall in the middle of turn 3 & 4. Back green with Russell Erwin leading Michael Batten, Roger Lucas, Dustin Mitchell & JP Cascell. We were able to complete one lap before the caution came out again for Christian Joyner, who was running 6th, when some kind of mechanical issue slowed him down on the front stretch. Pulling into the hot pit area to receive attention from his crew, he was able to come back out to join the tail of the field. With 11 laps to go, we were back green with Russell Erwin leading Michael Batten, Roger Lucas, Dustin Mitchell & JP Cascell. Dykes Maynard would bring out the caution on lap 21 when he spun down in turn 4. There was no change in the top 5 as we went back green. Christian Joyner was able to recover from an earlier issue to get back up to the 7th spot as the leaders took the white flag. Russell Erwin would bring home the win followed by Michael Batten, Roger Lucas, Dustin Mitchell & JP Cascell. This would be Russell’s 16th win at County Line Raceway.

The Pure Stock 4 cylinder division lined up outside of turn 4 with Brent Atkinson & Michael Webb on the front row. As these 2 lead this 17 car field to the green, they would battle hard down into turn 1, but as they exited turn 2, it would be Brent Atkinson taking the lead. A 2 car spin would bring the caution out early, just as the leaders crossed the line to complete lap 1. Back green with Atkinson leading Webb, Jeremy Benson, Gary Dillon & JP Brantley rounding out the top 5. Another quick caution would come out just as we completed lap 2, and as we went back green, there was no change in the top 5. Gary Dillon got around Benson to take over 3rd spot, and made a move on Webb to take over 2nd only to lose control over in turn 2, getting completely sideways. Jeremy Benson got a little bit of damage but the caution flag would come out for the J5 of JP Brantley who slowed to a stop prior to Dillon getting sideways in turn 2. Back green with Atkinson leading Webb, Dillon, Lee Hardie & Chris Collins. Gary Dillon would make a move again to get around Webb and would complete the pass going into turn 1. He would then set his sights on Atkinson, getting around him as they completed the circuit back into turn 1. Michael Webb would get around Atkinson for 2nd, and just as we were completing lap 8 the caution would come out for David Haggins as he had a fire underneath the car. Safety for our drivers is very important to the staff here at County Line, therefore we decided to throw the caution to ensure that David could safely exit his car. Back green with Gary Dillon leading Michael Webb, Brent Atkinson, Lee Hardie & Robby Causby. Chris Collins would bring out the caution on lap 11 as he slowed to a stop on the backstretch. Back green with Dillon leading Webb, Atkinson, Hardie & Causby. Gary Dillon would lead the remaining laps bringing home the win. He was followed by Michael Webb, Brent Atkinson, Lee Hardie & Robby Causby. This was Gary’s 25th career win at County Line.

Our final event of the night, the always exciting Thunder & Lightning division with Cy Nelms, Jr. & Lane Proctor on the front row. Cy Nelms, Jr. jumped out front followed by Lane Proctor, Skeeter Liles Matthew Bissette & Mark Boykin. Liles made the move to get around Proctor, as Boykin made the move to get around Owens bringing his #7 up into the top 5. Lap 6 would see the first caution as a car spun down in turn 4. Back green with Nelms, Jr. leading Liles, Proctor, Bissette & Boykin. As the cross flags came out to signify half way, Cy Nelms, Jr. continued to lead Skeeter Liles, Lane Proctor, Matthew Bissette & Mark Boykin. Lap 12 would see the #7 of Mark Boykin have something happen that would cause him to pull down to the inside retaining wall briefly. He was able to continue under his own power, as the drivers were given the 1 to go signal. Cy Nelms, Jr. continued to lead Skeeter Liles, Lane Proctor, Matthew Bissette & Luke Owens. A caution would come out late in the race setting up a green, white, checker finish. Could Cy Nelms, Jr. hold off Skeeter Liles to bring home his first win of the season? Yes he would! Cy Nelms, Jr. would bring home the win followed by Skeeter Liles, Lane Proctor, Matthew Bissette & Mark Boykin, who shot around Luke Owens right before the line, to take over 5th spot.

Thanks everyone for coming out for an awesome night of racing!! Be sure to join us next Friday night, for the Ultimate Super Late Models – Road to Jamaica 50! The Ultimate Super Late Models will run 50 laps for $5,000 to win, joined by Thunder & Lightning, Super Stock Four Cylinder, Pure Stock V-8, Pure Stock Four Cylinder. Pit Gates open at 4, with spectator gates opening at 5. If you have any questions, please call the track at 252-985-1949.

Cook Brings Home Modified Win

After horrendous storms the night before, the sun dawned bright & hot over County Line Raceway. Coming off a rainout last weekend, all drivers, fans & the staff were ready for some good, old fashioned Saturday night dirt track racing. With the schedule full with 5 divisions including Super Stock 4’s, Pure Stock 4’s, the PL Woodard Pure Stock V8’s, ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning & the return of the Open Wheel Modifieds, everyone was ready to get the first of 95 laps started.

The Super Stock 4 division rolled out for their feature with Bill Winstead & John Proctor on the front row. Bill would take command of this race followed closely by John Proctor, Jason Horne, Damien Bryant & Brian Medlin. Jesse Duke would bring out the first caution when he went around on the backstretch on lap 5. Back green with Winstead leading Proctor, Horne, Bryant & Medlin. Lap 8 would see our second caution in this 20 lap event when Brandon Edmundson experienced issues on the backstretch. Steam was flowing from the 54 as track officials hooked to him to tow him to the pits. Back green, Winstead leading a close following Proctor, Horne, Bryant & Medlin. Brian Medlin would challenge Bryant for the 4th spot, and take it while Austin Holcombe started the dance of trying to get around Bryant. John Carroll would bring out the caution on lap 11 when he spun over in turn 4. Back green with Winstead, Proctor, Horne, Medlin & Bryant out front. Caution would come out again for 3 cars getting together over in turn 4. The 2 of Lee Hicks, 51 of Ron Hill & 61H of Eric Hill would get together ending with the 2 of Hicks on top of Ron Hill. After attention by a track officials, we were back green with 8 laps to go. Winstead put just a little bit of space between him and Proctor followed by Horne, Medlin & Bryant. Lap 16 would see James Bailey trying to get around the 8 of Austin Holcombe when Holcombe made slight contact sending Bailey around. Both would go to the rear as we restarted this race with 4 to go. Back green with Winstead leading Proctor, Horne, Bryant and Glenn Bottoms. Eric Hill would bring out the caution on lap 17 when he got into the wall on the backstretch. Green flag, Bill Winstead leads John Proctor, Jason Horne, Damien Bryant & Glenn Bottoms. Caution again for a couple of cars on the backstretch as Austin Holcombe & Ron Hill got around. This would set up a green white checker. Bill Winstead was ready for his first win of the season as John Proctor was going for his 3rd. Who would get it? In 3 laps, it would be decided. Green flag with Winstead leading Proctor, Horne, Bryant and Glenn Bottoms. The checkers would fall over the 97 of Bill Winstead followed by John Proctor, Jason Horne, Damien Bryant & Glenn Bottoms.

Next up, the PL Woodard Pure Stock V8 division. Wade Ferrell & Paul Peele would lead this field of cars to the green flag. Ferrell would lead Peele, Gary Whitley, Roy Hall & Mike Wall around the track to complete 2 laps before the caution would come out for Mike Wilkins. Back green with Ferrell leading Gary Whitley, Roy Hall & Mike Wall. Whitley would challenge Peele for the 2nd spot, taking it out of turn 4, followed by Mike Wall in 4th and Dennis Kearney in 5th. Caution again lap 6 for Roy Hall as he slowed on the front stretch. Taking the green flag, Ferrell lead Whitley, Peele, Wall & Kearney. Dennis Kearney would bring out the caution as he got around on the backstretch, slowing this field right at the half way mark. Back green with Ferrell leading a very hard charging Whitley, Peele, Wall & Johnnie Killebrew. Anthony Silveri would get around Killebrew to take over the 5th spot as Dennis Kearney tried to get around Killebrew for 6th. The caution would come out again for Mike Wilkins who had a right rear flat. Back green with Ferrell continuing to lead Whitley, who was trying his best to get around Ferrell on the inside, Paul Peele, Mike Wall & Anthony Silveri. White flag, Ferrell & Whitley battling it out but it would be Wade Ferrell, Gary Whitley, Paul Peele, Mike Wall & Anthony Silveri.

The Open Wheel Modifieds lined up for their feature event with Taylor Cooke & Greg Brown on the front row. Taylor Cooke jumped out to a huge 10 car length lead over Brown, followed by Gary Long, Jason Schlaffer & Brian Anderson. The caution would come out on lap 2 for Kyle Shanel and again on lap 8 for Jason Schlaffer. Back green with Cooke leading Brown, Long, Ryan Toole & Brian Anderson. Ryan Toole would get around Gary Long for 3rd and as Taylor Cooke continued to dominate this feature he caught slower traffic putting a lap on several cars. The checkers fell over Taylor Cooke for the first points race of the season for the Open Wheel Modifieds. He was followed by Greg Brown, Ryan Toole, Brian Anderson & Gary Long.

Next out, the Pure Stock 4 Cylinders with Gary Dillon & Cooper Edwards on the front row. Green flag and Gary Dillon leads the first lap followed by Cooper Edwards, Jeremy Benson, Robby Causby & Cody Keith. Lap 2 would see the first caution as 2 cars got together in turn 4. Cody Wilson & David Haggins would get together slowing the field. Back green with Dillon leading Edwards, Benson, Causby & Keith. Brent Atkinson tried o make a move on Keith on the backstretch but couldn’t get around him. Jeremy Benson takes over 2nd sending Edwards to 3rd as they crossed the line for lap 4. By lap 5, Gary Dillon was catching slower traffic and lapped traffic. Lap 10 would see the caution as a car got up into the top side of the wall in turn 4. Jamie Sills would be able to continue. Back green with Gary Dillon leading Jeremy Benson, Robby Causby, Cooper Edwards & Cody Keith. RED FLAG on lap 11 when a few cars made contact sending 1 car up in the air that clipped the flag stand. Robby Causby got airborne with the tail of his car clipping the stairs leading up to the flag stand. Luckily, Robby was ok and able to exit his car, and the flag man, Wesley Cogdell, although shaken up was ok as well. After a short red flag, we were back green flag racing with Gary Dillon leading Jeremy Benson, Cody Keith, Brent Atkinson and Chris Collins. Caution again for a slow car in turn 3 on lap 12. After clearing the track, we were back green with another green white checker finish. Gary Dillon continued leading Jeremy Benson, Cody Keith, Brent Atkinson and Chris Collins. Gary Dillon would bring home the win followed by Jeremy Benson, Cody Keith, Brent Atkinson & Chris Collins.

Our final feature of the night, the ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning division Chris Radford and Scott Baines would lead this field to green for 20 door slamming laps of racing action. Chris Radford would jump out front quickly taking the lead followed by Mark Boykin, Luke Owens, Lane Proctor and Skeeter Liles. Caution early for Matthew Bissette who got around in turn 4, possibly with a little help. Back green with Radford leading Boykin, Owens, Proctor & Liles. Proctor would challenge Owens for 3rd spot taking it and bringing Liles and Nelms, Jr with him. Owens fell back to 6th as Radford stretched his lead over Boykin by about 5 car lengths. Cy Nelms, Jr. would try to get around Liles for 3rd spot but couldn’t complete the pass as we crossed to complete lap 11. Caution turn 4 for CJ Cascell, as he spun around in 3 & 4. Back green with Radford leading Boykin, Proctor, Liles & Nelms, Jr. Liles would get around Proctor for 3rd spot, bringing Cy Nelms, Jr with him to take over 4th. Nelms, Jr & Liles were battling hard, beating and banging for position with Nelms, Jr getting alongside of him on several occasions. Finally Nelms, Jr completes the pass to take over the 3rd spot. Caution again lap 17 for CJ Cascell again over in turn 4. Green flag, Radford, Boykin, Nelms, Jr., Liles & Proctor. Chris Radford would lead the remaining 3 laps bringing home his first win of 2014. He was followed by Mark Boykin, Cy Nelms, Jr., Skeeter Liles & Lane Proctor.

Congratulations to all of our winners!

A reminder, we are closed next weekend but highly encourage you to support another local track for some Saturday night racing action. We will be back Mother’s Day Weekend May 10th when we showcase the Late Models, ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning, Super Stock Four Cylinder, PL Woodard Pure Stock V-8 & the Pure Stock Four Cylinder. As always, if you have any questions, please call the track at 252-985-1949 or check out our website at www.countylineracewaync.com, our Facebook page, our forum at www.localracechat.com or our official twitter, @countylinenc. Thanks so much for your support!

I-95 Late Model Challenge

We at County Line Raceway along with the fine staff and management teams at Clary’s Speedway and Fayetteville Motor Speedway are pleased to announce The I-95 Late Model Challenge! The I-95 Late Model Challenge is a 9 race series for local late models with each track hosting 3 events each. These events will pay a total of $27,000 to win and there will be a points fund for these 9 races of at least $5,000. The unique aspect to this series is that only one track will be running the night of a Challenge event to allow maximum driver and fan participation. The I-95 Late Model Challenge will utilize the tire rules and racing formats that are already in place at each track and will incorporate races that have been previously scheduled with a few exceptions. “We could have all run our races independent of one another and had good events but now working together and adding a separate points fund these events will be great for the drivers, fans, and track promoters. When dad (Edward) and James first approached me with this idea I knew it would be a homerun and immediately started working on it” stated Brenda Holcombe of County Line Raceway and Clary’s Speedway. More information will be coming in the days ahead but this will no doubt be an exciting addition to the 2014 season at all three tracks! The schedule is as follows:

May 23-24 Fayetteville Motor Speedway $3,000 to win
July 4th Clary’s Speedway $5,000 to win
July 5th County Line Raceway $2,500 to win
July 18th Clary’s Speedway (Topless) $2,000 to win
July 19th Fayetteville Motor Speedway (TPL)$2,500 to win
Aug 28th Fayetteville Motor Speedway $2,500 to win
Aug 29th Clary’s Speedway $2,500 to win
Aug 30th County Line Raceway $4,000 to win
Sept 13th County Line Raceway $3,000 to win