Richmond Raceway News Jul. 9, 2018

Ultimate Battle of the Bluegrass Late Model $5000 to Win Results:
25 Ultimate Battle of the Bluegrass Late Models came through the pit gate this Saturday to compete for the $5000 payday. Corbin Kentucky’s Tommy Bailey was fastest in hot laps as 23 of the 25 drivers came out to get a feel for the track. As they got into qualifying “Insane” Duane Chamberlain would pick up quicktime and set his 20c machine on the pole of the opening heat race. Track point leader Derek Fisher would time in second lining the 38 machine up on the pole of heat 2. One time feature winner at the Richmond Raceway this season “Hot Rod” Todd Coffman would time in third and place the 35 machine on the pole of the 3rd and final heat race for the Ultimate Battle of the Bluegrass Late Model Series. As the opening heat race took the track Duane Chamberlain would lead the 9 car field to the green. Jared Hawkins had other ideas for Chamberlain as he powered his number 11H machine around the outside of Chamberlain to take an early lead. After and early caution for 4th place starting Jared Bailey the race resumed and Hawkins got right back to a steady lead. Jared Hawkins would pick up the first heat win and start on the pole of the 50 lap $5000 to win Feature, “Insane” Duane Chamberlain 2nd and “The Wild Child” Michael Chilton 3rd. Heat two took the track next as the winner would line up alongside Hawkins for the feature starting outside pole. After a few failed starts the front row finally got an approved start, Tommy Bailey used the approach Jared Hawkins did and powered around pole sitter Derek Fisher for the early lead. As Bailey led Derek Fisher and Chad Stapleton were closely behind duking it out for second. Tommy Bailey would pick up the win and make it an all number 11 front row, Derek Fisher would take 2nd, and Chad Stapleton 3rd. The third and final heat race took the track and as the first two started so did the third, 2013 World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Rookie of the Year “Eazy E” Eric Wells powered around the outside of “Hot rod” Todd Coffman for the lead. Meanwhile 4th place starting Jason Jameson was coming, looking to bounce back from his rough qualifying laps. Eric Wells would pick up the win in the third and final heat, Todd Coffman would hold off a charging Jameson for 2nd, and Jason Jameson would round out the top 3 in the final heat race of the evening. Now all that was left was the 50 lap main event, $5000 to the winner. As 25 Late Models took the track at the Beast of the East they all had their eyes on the top prize. Jared Hawkins and Tommy Bailey paced the field down the backstretch and into corner number four where the green flag would fall and kick off the 50 lap main event. As they did in the heats Tommy Bailey used the top side in the first corner to get and early lead as he cleared Hawkins, Wells set his sights on Hawkins. Wells seemed to be faster than Hawkins but couldn’t find a way around the number 11H machine. As this battle stayed strong, Jason Jameson was catching some eyes as he was working his way up from the 9th starting position. Duane Chamberlain and Derek Fisher were also in a very intense battle for 4th as Jameson approached. Tommy Bailey continued to lead as the race was closing in on the last 5 laps, as they had all 45 laps Eric Wells and Jared Hawkins continued to battle for second, but here came Jason Jameson. Jameson had passed Chamberlain and Fisher and was beginning to catch Wells and Hawkins. Then heartbreak hit as the racelong leader Tommy Bailey broke a tie rod sending him onto the guardrail in turn four with only 3 laps to go. Jared Hawkins would take command putting Wells 2nd and Jameson 3rd. Three laps to decide the winner of the race long battle. As the green flag replaced the yellow Jared Hawkins protected his inside as Eric Wells looked for a way by. Jason Jameson was close behind Wells looking for any opportunity as well. Wells was next to Hawkins but would run out of time as Hawkins would join Derek Fisher, Tyler Carpenter, and Todd Coffman as the 4th different feature winner at Richmond Raceway in the Late Model division this season. Eric Wells would come home second, Jason Jameson third, Duane Chamberlain fourth, and Derek Fisher rounded out the top five of the $5000 to win event.
Top 5 in Richmond Raceway Late Model Track Points:
Derek Fisher 922
Jason Barrett 839
Todd Coffman 679
CJ Ruble 642
Jonathan Couch 567

The Gutter Guy Modifieds 1000 to Win Results:
20 Modifieds looked to take on The Beast of The East Saturday Night. Jimmy Robinson would set quicktime with Victor Lee making his first appearance at Richmond this year timing in second and Blake Brown third. Jimmy Robinson would win the first of three heat races putting the 54 machine on the pole of the 20 lap feature, Russ Gabbert 2nd and Oscar Marshall gaining two spots and finishing third. Heat two saw Victor Lee put the number 4 on the outside of the front row with the win, Zach Powers and Mikah Reams would both pass Dustin Golden late and take second and third. The third and final heat race took the track and Dennis Roberson would power around the 99 of Blake Brown for an early lead. Roberson would hold on and take the third and final heat win, Blake Brown would finish second and Jimmy Lennox would take the third spot. 19 of the 20 modifieds signed in for action would take the track for the 20 lap $1000 to win feature. Victor Lee would get a good start and power around the defending track champion Jimmy Robinson for the lead. Dennis Roberson would also get the best of Robinson and move into the second position. As the race came to a close no one had anything for Victor Lee as he led the whole race and picked up the win in his first start at Richmond this season. Dennis Roberson would finish second, Blake Brown third, Russ Gabbert fourth and Jimmy Robinson fifth.
Top 5 in Gutter Guy Modified points:
Jimmy Robinson 971
Jimmy Crabtree 956
Zach Powers 942
Oscar Marshall 845
Dennis Roberson 840

ARBodies KDRA Super Stocks 750 to Win Results:
9 ARBodie KDRA Super Stocks signed in for the racing program at Richmond Saturday night. Jeremy Howards 310 machine would take quicktime in qualifying with Eddie Stewart second quick and Dennis Roberson timing in third. The first and only heat was won by the second place starter Eddie Stewart putting his 119 on the pole. Jeremy Howard would drop one spot and finish second with Dennis Roberson holding his spot and finishing third. That would take us directly into the main event. Jeremy Howard would get the initial lead and start to pull away from Eddie Stewart. With 6 laps down Eddie Stewart took a peak to the outside of the 310 of Howard and made it work taking the lead with 9 to go. Dennis Roberson would then follow Stewart around Howard putting Roberson’s 25 machine in the second position. Eddie Stewart would pick up the win with Dennis Roberson second, Jeremy Howard third, Colby Taylor making his first start of the year at Richmond finishing fourth, and Chad Barrett taking home the fifth position.
Top 5 in ARBodies KDRA Super Stock Points:
Logan Preston 945
Eddie Stewart 843
Chad Barrett 825
Glen Hounshell 800
Matthew King 672

The Baker Iron and Metal 4 Cylinder 500 to Win Results:
22 Baker Iron and Metal Four Cylinders hit the track Saturday Night. Allen Hackworth would set quicktime with Eddie stewart second and Brandon Henson third. Heat one saw Allen Hackworth take the win with Brian Roberts second and Jason Sizemore third. Heat two saw Super Stock winner eddie Stewart pick up the win in his c9 4 cylinder machine with Justin Dalton second and Gunner Johnson third. The third and final heat race would be taken by Brandon Henson with Tyler Hayes second and Thomas Scenters taking the third spot. With time becoming an issue in the feature the race would be cut short Eddie Stewart made an early pass on Hackworth giving Eddie Stewart a time shortened win with Allen Hackworth second, Brian Roberts third, Tyler Hayes fourth, and Justin Dalton rounding out the top five.
Top 5 in Baker Iron and Metal 4 Cylinder points:
Tyler Hayes 946
Gunner Johnson 722
Allen Hackworth 684
Bo Morris 667
Brandon Creech 502

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