Jason Horne Takes Second Middlesex Family Dental Twin Feature Win

by Carol Woodruff

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rainout Details for July 27

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

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

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

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

Mitchell & Erwin Split Late Model Twin Victories

by: Carol Woodruff

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Top 5 points standings:

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

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

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

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

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

July 12th Rained Out

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

 

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

Pure Stock 4 Cylinder

Super Stock 4 Cylinder

Pure Stock V8

Thunder & Lightning

 

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

 

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

Pits: $25 (11&up);  $10 (10&under)

 

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

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

by: Fastrak PR

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

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

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

Lick Picks Up First Ever ARDC Win at CLR

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Top 5 Points (each division)

Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock 4

1              90           John Proctor        2179      

2              8             Austin Holcombe 1981   -198      

3              27           James Bailey      1841       -338      

4              61           Eric Hill                1774       -405      

5              47           Glenn Bottoms    1680       -499

 

ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning

1              49           Brad Hamm        1743      

2              7              Mark Boykin       1646       -97         

3              P50         Lane Proctor      1639       -104      

4              L3            Skeeter Liles      1637       -106      

5              69           Chris Radford     1561       -182      

 

PL Woodard Pure Stock V8

1              44           Jerry Williams    2183       0             

2              99H        Gary Whitley      2031       -152      

3              48/1       Kevin Beard        1938       -245      

4              42           Wade Ferrell      1931       -252      

5              50           Carly Fulghum   1894       -289      

 

PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock 4

1              12           Cody Keith          2076      

2              81           Brent Atkinson    2036       -40         

3              51           Thomas Holbrook 1834 -242                      

4              00           Dennis Deaver    1824       -252      

5              03           Damien Bryant   1779       -297

Chris Parker Wins The Thunder In The Pines

No one could’ve asked for better weather today as people filed into County Line Raceway for the 2nd Annual Thunder in the Pines 100! For the first time in several years, County Line Raceway would host 6 divisions of racing! That’s right, 6 divisions would take to the 3/8 mile oval for 125 laps of hard door to door racing! We welcomed our Barnes Equipment Late Model division, the Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock 4′s, PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock 4′s, ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning, PL Woodard Pure Stock V8′s and the hard racing DRU Inc. Open Wheel Modifieds.

After a pace lap by the Kids Konnection Pace Truck, the Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock 4 division, with John Proctor & Austin Holcombe on the front row, set off for 20 laps. Proctor set a quick pace followed closely behind Austin Holcombe, Jamie Bailey, Austin Larrison & Chris Moore. Jamie Bailey would slip up just a little out of turn 4 in front of Larrison causing him to slip back 1 spot but he was able to continue. Out front, Holcombe repeatedly challenged Proctor for the lead, but would be shut down as John Proctor went on to win his 4th race of the season & 3rd in a row.

Up next, the non points event for the ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning division would line up to battle it out for 20 laps with Skeeter Liles leading the field to the green flag. Skeeter would lead Chris Radford, David Upchurch, James Meredith & Doug Williams Liles would have a mechanical failure on lap 14 after leading the entire race! This would move 05 of David Upchurch into the lead followed by Chris Radford. Radford would challenge Upchurch hard, eventually making contact on the backstretch. Upchurch would spin and they would both tag on to the rear of the field. This would put James Meredith out front with 2 to go. James Meredith would hold off a hard charge by the 05 of Upchurch to bring home his first win. He was followed by David Upchurch and Chris Radford.

The DRU Inc. Open Wheel Modifieds, making their return to County Line Raceway, pulled onto the track for their 25 lap feature. Before taking the green flag, the drivers fell into the “Missing Man” formation in honor of fellow open wheel driver Donnie Smith who passed away earlier this week. Taylor Cooke would lead the field to green but it would be Chis Parker who took the lead. Parker would pull away slightly from Cooke as he dove down into turn 4, but the caution would come out for Michael Yanke as he spun over in turn 4. Back green with Parker leading Cooke, Derrick Ramey, Roger Lucas & Troy Loomis. Bud Watson would make his way into the top 5 as the field battled for each spot. Chris Parker would find the checkered flag bringing home his first win of the season. Taylor Cooke, Derrick Ramey, Roger Lucas & Bud Watson would round out the top 5.

Proud sponsor PL Woodard watched as the Pure Stock V8 division pulled out of turn 4 for their 15 lap feature with Kevin Beard & Jerry Williams on the front row. These two are very hard racers and the first last did not disappoint! Beard would take the lead with Williams dead on his bumper. Beard & Williams would race hard for that top spot, with Williams eventually getting around him to take over the lead. Williams quickly caught the tail of the field and was putting cars laps down when he would make slight contact with Dwayne Whitley on the backstretch. The caution would slow the field and after quick action by track staff, we were back under green. Beard would dive hard into turn 1 and barely nudge Williams out of the way to attempt to take the lead, only to see Williams spin the car! Beard & Williams were both sent to the rear with Carly Fulghum taking over the lead with 2 to go. Carly would bring home her first win of 2013 followed by Joey Graziani, William Schwann, Jerry Williams & Kevin Beard.

Michael Batten set the fast time for the Barnes Equipment Late Model division but due to a mechanical failure, he would start at the rear of the field. This in turn would move Travis Hair to the front row along side Christian Joyner for this 30 lap shoot out. Hair would jump out front of Joyner quickly, but Joyner would not be stopped. He got around Hair for the lead and set sail, quickly catching the tail of the field. Bobby Bottoms, riding in 3rd spot, spun on the backstretch off of turn 2 bringing out the only caution that would slow this field. Bobby would join the tail of the field and we were back green with 15 laps to go. Joyner remained out front followed by Hair, Roger Lucas, Randy Lucas & Bobby Bottoms. Bottoms would find his line again quickly, and work his way around both the Lucas brothers to take back his 3rd place spot. Christian Joyner would lead the remaining laps and bring home the win followed by Travis Hair, Bobby Bottoms, Roger Lucas & Randy Lucas.

Our final feature of the night, the PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock 4 division would see Thomas Holbrooke & Robby Causby on the front row. The caution would come out quickly for these guys as Michael Webb spun from his 7th place starting spot on the first lap. Back green with Robby Causby leading Thomas Holbrooke, Dennis Deaver, Jeffery Patterson & Damien Bryant. Cody Wilson would bring out the 2nd caution when he spun out of turn 4, and shortly after going green, 3rd place Dennis Deaver would spin out of 4 as well. With these back to back cautions, this would shake up the top 5 as Jeffery Patterson moved up into 3rd spot, Damien Bryant to 4th & Michael Webb moving into the top 5 after an earlier spin. Patterson would work hard to get around Holbrooke for 2nd spot finally making his move on the high side out of turn 3 to take the spot. With his sights set on the lead, he set off after Causby. Causby would fight to hold the lead, but Patterson was on point as he slid up into that top spot. With nothing between him and the checkers, Patterson raced his way to the win! Thomas Holbrooke would take over 2nd spot, Robby Causby brought home 3rd, Damien Bryant had another great run coming home 4th & Michael Webb rallied back for a top 5 finish.

Be sure to come out next week & bring the kids as we host Mascot Night. We will have several mascots on hand to meet with the kids, take some photo’s & hang out with Roary the County Lion. We will also have a candy drop for the kids! Scheduled for Saturday night,the Barnes Equipment Late Model, ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning, Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock Four Cylinder, PL Woodard Pure Stock V-8 & the PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock Four Cylinder.

As always if you have any questions, please contact us at the track at 252-985-1949, our website www.countylineracewaync.com/, LocalRaceChat.com, our Facebook or Twitter.

Thanks for your support as we celebrate 25 years! See you at the Line!

Top 5 in Points All Divisions:

Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock 4

90           John Proctor      1990       0

8              Austin Holcombe1795    -195

27           James Bailey      1671       -319

61           Eric Hill                  1591       -399

47           Glenn Bottoms  1528      -462

 

PL Woodard Pure Stock V8

1             44           Jerry Williams    1999

2              99H        Gary Whitley      1888       -111

3              48/1       Kevin Beard        1776       -223

4              42           Wade Ferrell      1721       -278

5              50           Carly Fulghum   1703       -296

 

DRU Inc Open Wheel Mods

1              21           Taylor Cook        772         0

2              48X         Chris Parker        750         -22

3              12           Greg Brown        619         -153

4              79           Roger Lucas        593         -179

5              22           Russell Erwin      579         -193

 

Barnes Equipment Late Models

1              C9           Christian Joyner                1748

2              47           Bobby Bottoms                 1631       -117

3              21           Michael Batten                 1603       -145

4              91           Travis Hair           1587       -161

5              22           Dykes Maynard                1436       -312

 

ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning

1              49           Brad Hamm        1539

2              P50         Lane Proctor      1489       -50

3              L3            Skeeter Liles      1469       -70

4              7              Mark Boykin       1466       -73

5              69           Chris Radford     1402       -137

 

PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock 4

1              12           Cody Keith          1880

2              81           Brent Atkinson 1870       -10

3              72           Jeffery Patterson 1677 -203

4              00           Dennis Deaver 1648       -232

5              51           Thomas Holbrook 1624 -256

Hair Picks Up Kid’s Night Victory

County Line Raceway celebrated the beginning of the summer with our annual Kids Night! Kids were able to take rides on racecars with their favorite drivers as Roary & the Kids Konnection were on hand to help them get on the racecars as well as having a Junior flagman & Kids Konnection Members riding in the pace truck. If you’re interested, please see one of the track staff for an application!

After car rides, we went straight into heats & qualifying for all divisions and after seeing some fast times, we knew we were in for a great night of racing action!

Up first the Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock 4 division with Jesse Duke & Eric Hill on the front row. After being led around the track by Steve Summerlin and members of the Kids Konnection for a couple of pace laps, we were under green. John Proctor was definitely in a hurry to get to the front of the field as he challenged first and second place cars. Proctor would take the point followed by Eric Hill, Jamie Bailey, Austin Holcombe & Jesse Duke. Two cars would get together bringing out the first caution on lap 6. Austin Larrison & John Carroll would be hooked together requiring assistance from track staff. After clearing the raceway, we were back under green with Proctor still leading Eric Hill, Jamie Bailey, Austin Holcombe & Jesse Duke. Proctor would continue to lead the remainder of this feature, bringing home his 3rd win of the season. Proctor was followed by Eric Hill, Jamie Bailey, Austin Holcombe & Jesse Duke. Excellent run for these guys!

Out next, the ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning Division with Mark Boykin & Brad Hamm leading the field to green. At the drop of the green flag Skeeter Liles was trying to check out! He went three wide on the bottom to get around Mark Boykin and Brad Hamm to take the lead going into turn 1! Wow, what a move! Brad Hamm would take over 2nd spot moving Mark Boykin back to 3rd, Lane Proctor in 4th and Cy Nelms Jr. rounding out the top 5. Brad Hamm would challenge Liles for the lead only to fall back in behind him when the caution came out for a slow car on the front stretch. After a quick caution, we were back green with Liles leading a hard charging Brad Hamm. Hamm wold try several different grooves trying to get around Liles only to have Liles to slam the door on him. Lane Proctor would battle Mark Boykin side by side for several laps trying to take over 3rd spot as Cy Nelms, Jr. was waiting for one of them to slip up. Up front, Skeeter managed to put several car lengths between him and 2nd place Hamm only to have a caution for fluid on the track in turn 2. Back green after making sure the track was clear with 6 to go, Liles out front followed by Hamm, Boykin, Nelms Jr., and Lane Proctor. Lap 16 would see the caution for Mark Boykin who was blowing a lot of smoke. Boykin would make the hard right turn to the outside pits out of turn 2, giving up his 3rd place run. Green with 4 to go with Liles leading Hamm, Nelms, Jr., Proctor and Doug Williams. Skeeter Liles would bring home his 6th win, and his 3rd in a row. Liles was followed by Brad Hamm, Cy Nelms, Jr., Lane Proctor & Chris Radford.

The PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock 4 lined up for their 15 lap feature with Cody Keith and Dennis Deaver on the front row. David Haggins would bring out the first caution, as he slowed on the track, but it was a very short pause to the action as we were right back green. Cody Keith would lead Dennis Deaver, Thomas Holbrooke, Michael Webb and Cooper Edwards. Cody Keith dominated this race and as the laps wound down maintained his lead to bring home his 2nd win of the season. He was followed by Thomas Holbrooke, Michael Webb, Damien Bryant and Cooper Edwards. Bryant & Edwards would bring home their best finish of 2013! Great job guys!

The 2nd round of the Barnes Fast 5 Barnes Equipment Late Models lined up for their 30 lap feature with Christian Joyner, who broke the track record with a 14.459 on the pole. Michael Batten was your outside pole sitter & at the drop of the green flag, these guys were racing!! Christian Joyner jumped out to a car length lead over Michael Batten, but Batten would quickly feel the pressure of Bobby Bottoms. Bottoms would pull a slide job on Batten to take over the 2nd spot while Travis Hair held on to 3rd. Batten & Bottoms would battle a couple of laps before Batten reclaimed 2nd spot. Hair would put pressure on Bottoms for 2nd as Christian Joyner stretched his lead out. The battle was for 2nd and it involved the 2nd, 3rd & 4th place cars! Hair would get around Bottoms taking over 3rd spot while Randy Lucas moved up into the top 5. Hair & Batten would battle relentlessly for 2nd spot with Travis going into 4 a little hot getting into the corner, slightly tagging Batten. Hair would move into the 2nd spot and hang on to it as Batten tried hard to get it back. Coming off turn 2 we would see the leader spin! Christian Joyner would go to the rear while Travis Hair moved to the lead. Hair has not had a win this season. Joyner would bring out the caution again when he slowed in turn 2, and as we went back green Hair leads Bobby Bottoms, who was holding off Michael Batten. Bottoms and Batten would put on a great show for the 2nd spot while Travis Hair would lead the remaining laps. Bobby Bottoms, Michael Batten, Randy Lucas & Dykes Maynard would round out the top 5. Congratulations Travis Hair & Tart Brothers Racing. Mr. Wayne Tart lost his mother, and during his Victory Lane speech, Travis dedicated his win in her memory.

Our final feature of the night, the PL Woodard Pure Stock V8 saw Kevin Beard and Gary Whitley on the front row of this 15 lap feature. Whitley would take the point at the start of the race as they raced three wide through the field. Kevin Beard would fall in behind Whitley for 2nd, as the rest scattered and shuffled behind them. Beard would get around Whitley for the lead as Wade Ferrell, Willie Schwann & Carly Fulghum rounded out the top 5. Ronnie Howard would bring out the first caution as he spun out of turn 4, bouncing up on the berm & needing assistance to get off of it.  A mix up on the back stretch would shuffle the top 5 around as Carly Fulghum got into the wall bringing out the 2nd caution. Green flag with Kevin Beard out front followed by Gary Whitley, Wade Ferrell, Willie Schwann & Greg Barnett. Gary Whitley would get into the wall just a little out of turn two allowing Wade Ferrell to get around him, as Kevin Beard hit a rough spot in the track moving up just enough to allow Ferrell to take the lead! The hardest racing of the night right here folks, as these drivers battled and fought for position. Wade Ferrell continued to lead Kevin Beard, Jerry Williams, Gary Whitley and Carly Fulghum the current top 5 with 3 to go. The caution would come out when Shotgun Murray & Steve Bryant would get together on the backstretch bringing out the caution. With the track cleared, we were ready to go back green flag racing with Wade Ferrell out front followed by Jerry Williams, Carly Fulghum, Willie Schwann & Roy Hall. Kevin Beard would get into the wall on the backstretch bringing out the caution right after the restart sending him to the tail end of the field. He & Gary Whitley would get together in turn 1 bringing out the caution. Whitley would retire to the pits as we attempted a green, white, checker finish. Wade Ferrell would be able to hold off Jerry Williams, just barely as they were side by side at the start/finish line. Ferrell would bring home the win followed by Williams, Carly Fulghum, Roy Hall & Kevin Beard.

We will hold an open practice on Tuesday, June 11th from 7-10 pm. Please be sure to come out and take advantage of this practice. Also, on Wednesday, we will be at Flemming Stadium as Roary will be out enjoying some baseball and running the bases with Slugger.

Coming up next Saturday, the 2nd Annual Thunder in the Pines Modified Special! On the schedule, the Barnes Equipment Late Models, DRU Inc. Modifieds (25 laps – $1,500 to win, $150 to start), Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock Four Cylinder, PL Woodard Pure Stock V-8 & the PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock Four Cylinder.

Please be sure to call the track with any questions at 252-985-1949, check our website at www.countylineracewaync.com/, our Facebook or Twitter~

Thanks for coming out & we’ll see you next week at The Line!

Recap CJ Auto Used Parts 100

After a week off, absolutely gorgeous weather greeted drivers and fans as the staff of County Line Raceway opened the gates for the CJ Auto Used Parts 100! These drivers would battle throughout the night for the checkers, as well as double points.

Up first, the Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock 4 division with Bill Winstead & John Proctor on the front row. Lap 1 wound see the caution come out for Glenn Baker & Chris Moore who tangled as they entered turn 1. After a short yellow flag, we were back green with Bill Winstead leading John Proctor, Eric Hill, Austin Holcombe & William Carroll. With the new track configuration, these guys were racing side by side with a lot of passing through the field. John Proctor would challenge Winstead a few times but couldn’t complete the pass as Austin Holcombe developed some sort of issue and retreated to the pits. With 8 laps complete, Winstead continued to hold off a hard charging John Proctor, Eric Hill held onto 3rd spot, William Carroll held down 4th and Jamie Bailey rounded out the top 5. The second caution would come out as Michael Hill exited the raceway slowly on lap 12. With 8 laps to go, it was up to Bill Winstead to lead the field to the green flag. John Proctor challenged hard for the lead but couldn’t take the top spot away as they took the green flag but Winstead slammed the door on him quickly, trying to put distance between them. With 2 to go Winstead developed some sort of mechanical issue and exited the track as John Proctor took over the lead. Proctor would bring home the checkers followed by Eric Hill, Glenn Bottoms, William Carroll & Austin Larrison. This is the defending champion’s 2nd win of the season.

CJ Auto Used Parts pace truck lead the PL Woodard PSV8 division with Jerry Williams & Gary Whitley on the front row. Gary Whitley would jump out front quickly followed by Williams, Wade Ferrell, Jason Schlafer & Kevin Beard. Several cars would get out of shape in turn 3 on lap 3 bringing out the caution, but we were quickly back green flag racing. Whitley continued to lead the field as 6th through 10th jockeyed and jostled for position. As the laps wound down, Williams tried in vain to get around Whitley but Whitley was not having any of it. Gary Whitely would go on to bring home the win followed by Jerry Williams, Wade Ferrell, Jason Schlafer & Kevin Beard.

With heavy hearts, the Barnes Equipment Late Models lined up and cut their engines for a moment of silence for Tart Brothers Racing on the loss of their mother Allie. Travis Hair lead a couple of pace laps in the missing man formation in respect and honor of her memory. Christian Joyner & Dustin Mitchell would lead this field to the green flag for 30 hard laps of late model racing. Joyner would take the point quickly but Mitchell was hungry for that top spot as he stayed dead on his bumper. Mitchell would get around Joyner by lap 3 while Bobby Bottoms maneuvered his way around Michael Batten while Travis Hair held onto 5th spot. Mitchell absolutely dominated this 30 lap feature event and would bring home his 3rd win of the season. Christian Joyner would bring home 2nd, Bobby Bottoms came home 3rd, Michael Batten & Travis Hair rounded out the top 5.

The PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock 4 division entered the track with JP Brantley & Robby Causby on the front row. Three and four wide through one and two, half way down the backstretch as they came around to complete lap 1. JP Brantley held off Brent Atkinson for 4 laps, when Brent finally got around him to take the lead. JP battled hard to get back in the lead but Atkinson held strong. Jeffery Patterson would go hard into turn 4 barely making contact with 2nd place JP Brantley, causing them both to spin on lap 7. Both cars were able to continue as we went back green. A multi-car accident would slow the field as the 16 of Cooper Edwards got into the 88 of Jeremy Benson causing a couple of other cars to spin to avoid. After cleanup from our fast acting wrecker crew, we were back green with Atkinson leading the field. Brent Atkinson would lead the remaining laps to bring home the win. He was followed by Cody Keith, Thomas Holbrooke, Jeffery Patterson & Robby Causby.

Our final event of the night, the ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning lined up for 20 laps with Lane Proctor and Skeeter Liles your front row. Proctor and Liles would drag race all the way around the 3/8 mile track with Proctor being declared the leader at the line. Matthew Bissette would spin on his own out of turn 4 on lap 3 causing the the caution to come out. Back green, Proctor leading Liles but Liles was wanting that top spot some kind of bad. Liles would finally get around Proctor to take the lead. Mark Boykin, in 3rd spot, would get loose out of 4 spinning in front of the field collecting Luke Owens, who was battling for 4th. Owens would be towed to the pits with extensive front end damage. Skeeter Liles would go on to bring home the win followed by Lane Proctor, Brad Hamm, Wade Ferrell & Chris Radford.

County Line Raceway staff have a busy week ahead as we prepare for our kids night! First up, Thursday night, we will be at the Tobs game in Wilson with Roary the County Lion! Come out for a fun, family night of baseball & racing as we join the Wilson Tobs & Slugger. Roary the County Lion will also running the bases with Slugger to see who’s got more horsepower! Friday, Jeff Hall will be on Kat’s Kitchen to talk about this weeks’ race as well as give a preview for Saturday night. I was also told he will have a special guest as well! Be sure to tune in to 98.5 the Big Dawg Friday at noon! Saturday night, we host our Annual Kids night. Kids will be able to ride with their favorite driver around the track as our photographers snap photo’s. We also host Round 2 of the Barnes Equipment Late Models, the Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock 4, PlayTyme Concession Pure Stock 4, PL Woodard PSV8 & the ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning.

Pit gates open at 4, grandstands at 5 with racing to begin at 7 pm! Bring out the family for a great night of racing! If you have any questions, please feel free to call the track office at 252-985-1949, check our website at www.countylineracewaync.com/, LocalRaceChat.com, our Facebook or a Twitter.

We’ll see you next Saturday at The Line!

Madden Takes Ultimate Super Late Model Feature

After weeks of excitement & repeated calls from drivers, the time was upon us for the Tar River Throw Down featuring the 50 Lap $5,000 to win Ultimate Super Late Model race. With star drivers such as Chris Madden, Tim McCreadie, Dale McDowell, Jeff Smith & Austin Hubbard just to name a few, could the local drivers such as Christian Joyner, Michael Batten, Travis Hair & Roger Lucas give them a surprise? Along with the Ultimate Super Late Models, the Middlesex Family Dental, PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock 4, PL Woodard Pure Stock V8 & the ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning divisions would also run.

Up first, the Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock 4 with Austin Larrison and Bill Winstead on the front row. From the drop of the green, these guys were going 3 wide all over the track! Bill Winstead took the lead quick followed by John Proctor, Austin Holcombe Jamie Bailey & Austin Larrison. The caution would come out for Eric Hill who spun over in turn 2, and after a brief yellow, we were back green. Bill Winstead continued to lead Proctor, Holcombe, James Manning who moved up a couple spots to get in the top 5 and Jamie Bailey. The front 3 were nose to tail and catching lap traffic when James Manning quickly pitted on the front stretch due to an engine fire under his 94 ride. Very tough break for Manning as he was running in the top 5. Back green with Winstead still leading Proctor, Holcombe, Jamie Bailey & William Carroll. Bill Winstead would continue to lead, taking home his 2nd checkers of the year. Winstead was followed by John Proctor, Austin Holcombe, Jamie Bailey & William Carroll.

Our second feature event, the PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock 4s with JP Brantley and Thomas Holbrooke on the front row. After a mix up on the backstretch involving several cars, we had to do a complete restart of this 15 lap feature. JP Brantley would hold off a hard charging Michael Webb as long as he could, but lap 6 would see Webb get around Brantley to take the lead. Brantley was followed by Thomas Holbrooke, Daniel Hill & Jeffery Patterson. Patterson would get around Hill to take over 4th spot and mount a challenge on Holbrooke for 3rd. Cody Keith moved up into the top 5 only to lose the position to Tyler Hobgood. With 3 to go, Webb continued to lead Brantley who was holding off Patterson only to lose the spot on the backstretch. With Patterson up in 2nd spot, Webb mashed the gas a little harder to keep some distance between them as they came to the white flag. One last loop around the 3/8 mile oval & Michael Webb would bring home the win. He was followed closely by Jeffery Patterson, JP Brantley, Thomas Holbrooke & Cody Keith.

Next out, the rescheduled PL Woodard Pure Stock V8 $350 to win, 15 lap special. On the front row, Jerry Williams & Kevin Beard, who would be followed by 14 other drivers looking to bring home that $350. Jerry Williams took charge of this field followed by Kevin Beard, Jason Schlaffer, Gary Whitely & Wade Ferrell. Ferrell would challenge Whitley relentlessly as Carly Fulghum was on his bumper itching to get into the top 5. Out front, Jerry Williams stretched his lead out by about 5 car lengths over Beard as we came to the white flag. Coming to the checkers, it would be all Jerry Williams picking up his 4th win of the season. Coming home in 2nd spot, Kevin Beard followed by Jason Schlaffer, Gary Whitley & Wade Ferrell.

The always exciting ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning division would see Cy Nelms, Jr on the pole with Brad Hamm on the outside. Cy Nelms Jr jumped out to the lead followed by Skeeter Liles, Mark Boykin, Luke Owens & Brad Hamm. Nelms Jr would spin out in turn 4 while out front on lap 4, with the rest of the field narrowly missing him. Back green with Liles leading Boykin, Owens, Hamm & Lane Proctor. Several cautions would plague this 20 lap feature, slowing the field but luckily we were able to get some green flag laps in. Skeeter Liles held onto the top spot followed by Mark Boykin, Luke Owens, Brad Hamm & Lane Proctor.  Owens would get around Boykin only to have Boykin come back around on to reclaim 2nd spot. Skeeter Liles would bring home the win followed by Mark Boykin, Luke Owens, Brad Hamm & Lane Proctor.

Finally, what we’ve all been waiting for, the 50 lap main event, the Ultimate Super Late Models! Chris Madden laid down a fast time of 14.533 followed by Tim Mcreadie with a time of 14.671. After a 4 wide salute to the fans & a brief fireworks display the green flag dropped on this 21 car field. Madden quickly jumped out front of T-Mac and started putting distance between the 2. Through the field, Dale McDowell got around T-Mac for 2nd spot as Greg Satterlee held on to 4th spot. Chris “Fergy” Ferguson rounded out the top 5. Casey Roberts held onto the 6th spot, Dustin Mitchell in 7th, Christian Joyner 8th, Roger Lucas 9th and Austin Hubbard rounded out the top 10. Up front, Chris “Smokey” Madden caught the tail of the field, lapping a couple of cars while Tim McCreadie challenged McDowell for 2nd spot. Lap 27 would see Madden continuing to stretch his lead out over McDowell. Rambo would move up into the top 10, while Chris Ferguson took over the 4th spot from Satterlee. Ferguson was definitely on the move, as Madden continued to pull away from the field. Austin Hubbard got around Mitchell to take over 7th spot while Mike Gault attempted to move up into the top 10. Coming to 10 to go, Madden was totally checked out, and on lap 41 the rains came. Madden was declared the winner with Dale McDowell, Tim McCreadie, Chris Ferguson, Gregg Satterlee, Casey Roberts, Austin Hubbard, Dustin Mitchell, Roger Lucas & Dennis “Rambo” Franklin. An awesome display of racing by these guys! Thank you so much Stan Lester, Kelley Carlton, Tommy Tedder & all of the staff with the Ultimate Super Late Model Series. We at County Line Raceway love having you & can’t wait until November!

As a reminder, County Line Raceway is closed this week but will return to action on Saturday June 1st! We will be having our first Double Points Night presented by CJ Auto Used Parts! On tap for the night, the Barnes Equipment Late Models, ARCO Restoration Thunder & Lightning, Middlesex Family Dental Super Stock Four Cylinder, PL Woodard Pure Stock V-8 & the PlayTyme Concessions Pure Stock Four Cylinders!

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

As always, thank you for your support of County Line Raceway as we celebrate our 25th year! We’ll see you at The Line!