Brown wins modified, it’s Murty again in stocks

April 20, 2013

The cold weather continues, but so does the racing action at the Boone Speedway.  Saturday was  night two of regular points racing, and 162 cars came to do battle in the five classes.  One class saw a repeat winner from last week, while the others saw all new faces in victory lane.

The Mod Lite feature was first up on the track. It was Mike Morrill and Bryan Zehm, who had both seen their share of wins in the 2012 season, battling it out for the lead as the laps wound down.  Just a slight bobble by Morrill on the last lap allowed Zehm to snatch the win and leave Morrill to chalk up a second place finish.  Early leader Mike Kennedy came home in third, fourth went to last week’s winner Andy Hennigar and Randy Bryan finished in fifth.

The IMCA SportMod 18-lap feature went to Randy Roberts.  Roberts chased down Brian Miller to take the lead at lap eight, and Tim Love also slipped by Miller to soon take over second.  With just a  few laps remaining, Miller swung to the topside in a valiant effort to over take the leader, getting back past Love, and falling just short at the finish line.  Roberts claimed the victory, Miller taking the runner up spot, and Love was third.  Rounding out the top five were Daniel Tasler and Cory Rose.

In the IMCA Modified 20-lap main, it was setting up to be a possible one-two finish for a father-son duo.  David Brown got the jump on Shay Woods at the drop of the green but by lap three, son Kyle Brown was in second and chasing down his dad.  Things went askew when Kyle found himself spun out at the bottom of turn one, putting an end to that scenario.  David Brown would then maintain his lead to the checkers, scoring the win.  Shay Woods finished in second, ahead of veteran racer Denny Pittman in third, Randy Havlik in fourth and Frostbuster winner Jimmy Gustin was fifth.

There was once again intense racing in the 18-lap IMCA Stock Car feature.  Jay Schmidt led the early laps with cars behind him

Damon Murty drove his way from a 12th place start to the top spot in the IMCA Stock Cars at Boone Speedway on Saturday, April 20, 2013.

Damon Murty drove his way from a 12th place start to the top spot in the IMCA Stock Cars at Boone Speedway on Saturday, April 20, 2013.

vying for position as they ran three and four wide.  Schmidt was no doubt content to have the pack behind him battle it out while he had clear sailing ahead.  However, a caution at lap eleven would bunch the field on the restart, putting Frostbuster winner Wayne Gifford on his tail.  Gifford saw his chance and took over the lead on the ensuing lap but all eyes were now on the familiar #99D of Damon Murty taking flight on the topside and coming fast.  Murty made the topside work, picking off car after car and overtaking leader Gifford with two laps remaining.  Murty, who had started in twelfth place, took the win, his second in as many weeks, leaving Gifford having to settle for second. Jay Schmidt held on to third over Kevin Balmer in fourth and Rod Richards in fifth.

The final for the evening was the 12-lap IMCA Hobby Stock A main.  This one was red flagged at lap two when Danny Watson rolled in turn one, and the car caught fire.  After some frantic moments, everyone was happy to see the driver walk away.  The restart was a contest between Curt Reed and Andrew Burg who had started on the front row.  Sixth row starter, Shannon Anderson, soon entered the picture, running in third by lap five.  It didn’t take much longer until Anderson, shot to the lead and he then motored home to another victory.  Burg finished in second, third went to Austin Luellen who had also started back in row six, fourth was Tyler Pickett and Curt Reed was fifth.

Next Saturday night, April 27, regular points racing continues with the early starting times.  Hot laps are 4, racing at 5.

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