Richmond Raceway News 7/2/2018

Sonic Late Models 1500 to Win Results:
11 Late Models came through the pit gate this Saturday to compete for the 1500 dollars. Qualifying times were quick just over the track record, Derek Fisher would set quicktime Jared Bailey timed in second and Jason Barrett would round out the top 3. The first heat race had the front row full of track champions, Derek Fisher would take the win and put his 38 machine on the pole of the 25 lap feature, over 2nd place finisher Jason Barrett, and 3rd place finishing Kirk Phillips. Late Model heat two saw Jared Bailey making an appearance trying to get an early look at the track his series comes to next week, as he picked up the heat race win he would line up next to the toughest car to beat at the Richmond Raceway this season Derek Fisher. Jonathan Couch would finish 2nd, and John Baker 3rd. 9 of the 11 late models would make the call for the 25 lap A Feature. Winner will be a guaranteed starter in next weeks $5,000 to win 4th Annual Butch Shay Memorial. Who will get that provisional? After two failed starts the second place starting Jared Bailey would have to make some repairs and pick up the tail! Laps would start to get completed and Derek Fisher took command early, however all eyes stayed fixed on Jared Bailey as he used any part of the track he wanted to work his way back through the 9 car field. As caution flew with 8 laps in the books Bailey was up to 4th and looked to be faster than 3rd place running Jonathan Couch. Green replaced the yellow and Bailey got around Couch and set his sights on the top two. Fisher had command but Barrett stuck with him. Bailey was trying every lane but didn’t have anything for them. Derek Fisher would pick up the win and the guaranteed spot in the $5000 event. Jason Barrett was 2nd, Jared Bailey 3rd, Steven Eversole 4th, and John Baker rounding out the top 5.

Top 5 in Sonic Late Model points:
Derek Fisher 837
Jason Barrett 770
Todd Coffman 629
CJ Ruble 584
Jonathan Couch 526

The Gutter Guy Modifieds 1000 to Win Results:
15 Modifieds looked to take on The Beast of The East Saturday Night. Defending track champion Jimmy Robinson would set quicktime in qualifying, with Dennis Roberson timing 2nd, and Brian Sammons 3rd. Modified heat one saw “The Flash” Jimmy Robinson put his car on the pole of the feature, with John Baker charging from 6th to 2nd, and Zach Powers coming from a spin to 3rd. Modified heat two was wild, Aaron Branham would take an early lead leaving Dennis Roberson and Jimmy Crabtree to battle for the second spot. 5 laps in to the 8 lap heat Aaron Branham would loop the car in turn one and give up his lead and grab the tail. Jimmy Crabtree would then go on to take the heat two win and start alongside Robinson in the 20 lap feature. Dennis Roberson 2nd, and Matthew Love would finish 3rd. All 15 mods would hit the track for the 20 lap main event, as the race began Jimmy Robinson got the early advantage. Robinson was leading but the c8 of Jimmy Crabtree was right there. After a few laps of following the leader Crabtree dove to the inside of Robinson and took the lead. Jimmy Crabtree would keep this lead and take the win for his first feature win in 2 years. Jimmy Robinson would come home 2nd, Zach Powers 3rd, Dennis Roberson 4th, and Aaron Branham picking up 5 spots to round out the top 5.

Top 5 in The Gutter Guy Modified points:
Jimmy Crabtree 894
Jimmy Robinson 884
Zach Powers 865
Oscar Marshall 777
Dennis Roberson 752

ARBodies KDRA Super Stocks 750 to Win Results:
11 ARBodie KDRA Super Stocks signed in for the racing program at Richmond Saturday night. Logan Prestons 89 machine would be the one setting quicktime, with Eddie Stewart timing 2nd, and Dennis Roberson 3rd. The first super stock heat was side by side every lap! Logan Preston and Dennis Roberson put on a show. Logan Preston would prevail and take the win, Dennis Roberson 2nd, and Travis Preston taking the 3rd spot. Heat two saw Eddie Stewarts 119 take the win and put it alongside the 89 of Preston, Glen Hounshell would finish 2nd in the heat, and Chad Barrett 3rd. 9 cars would make the call from the original 11 entries. The KDRA Super Stock feature would go green to checkered as Logan Preston took the early lead Eddie Stewart stalked him on the outside trying to get by. Eventually with 5 laps of 15 down Eddie Stewart would power around the outside of Logan Preston and take the lead. Logan Preston stayed with Stewart but wouldn’t have enough for him. Stewart would pick up the win, Logan Preston 2nd, Dennis Roberson 3rd, Glen Hounshell 4th, and Travis Preston rounding out the top 5.

Top 5 in ARbodie KDRA Super Stock points:
Logan Preston 872
Eddie Stewart 749
Chad Barrett 748
Glen Hounshell 727
Matthew King 682

The Baker Iron and Metal 4 Cylinder 500 to Win Results:
17 Baker Iron and Metal Four Cylinders hit the track Saturday Night. Qualifying was quite exciting for the 4 cylinder division as the Track Record would be broken TWICE! Allen Hackworth’s record of 18.053 was shattered by Hackworth in qualifying as he put his car in the 17 second bracket… That was short lived as Eddie Stewart’s c9 came out and put down a 17.867 the new and current Richmond Raceway 4 Cylinder track record! With qualifying complete heat one would pull onto the track, Eddie Stewart on the pole and teammate Brian Roberts to his outside. Stewart would be to strong and pick up the win, Brian Roberts 2nd, and Gunner Johnson 3rd. Heat two was another great heat race as “The Legend” and “The Pine Ridge Bandit” battled door to door all 6 laps for the lead. “The Legend” Allen Hackworth would hold him off for the win, Jason Sizemore would capitalize on a mistake and finish 2nd, and “The Pine Ridge Bandit” Tyler Hayes would come in third. 14 of the 17 cars would take the track for 15 laps, as the race began Eddie Stewart got out to an early lead. Brian Roberts would fall in behind him in second. Stewart would not look back, Eddie Stewart would pick up his second feature win of the night, teammate Brian Roberts would come in second, Tyler Hayes 3rd, Gunner Johnson making a last second pass out nosing Jason Sizemore at the line for 4th, as Jason Sizemore came in 5th.

Top 5 in Baker Iron and Metal 4 Cylinder points:
Tyler Hayes 863
Gunner Johnson 648
Bo Morris 602
Allen Hackworth 591
Brandon Creech 502

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