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Georgia Native Kyle Plott Wins Legends Big Money 100
Kyle Plott, of Marietta, Ga., led the final 33 laps on his way to winning the Legends Big Money 100 and taking home the top prize of $25,000 on Tuesday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Plott started ninth in the Legends Big Money 100 A-Main and took over the lead on Lap 67 to win the most prestigious Legend Car event of the year and one of the largest in all of grassroots racing.
“I knew if I got out front I could hold them off,” said Plott. “We were real good this morning and everything just clicked today. It was a good race. Thanks to Charlotte for putting on these great events.”
Plott, who regularly races in the Pro division in the Summer Shootout Series with his brother Kason, who races in the Young Lions division, knew exactly what he would do with the $25,000 purse he would receive for winning the Legends Big Money 100.
“We’ll put it back into racing and go do this some more,” he said.
Steven Cantrell, of Charlotte, N.C., led the field to the green flag in the 100-lap feature event but Doug Stevens, of Griffin, Ga., quickly stole the lead away as he drove to the inside to pass the pole-sitter and lead the third lap. Stevens would pace the field until a caution brought the field back together, allowing Cantrell to catch back up and retake the lead on lap 42. Cantrell remained in front as the field took the mandatory caution flag on Lap 50 to pit and work on their cars during a 10-minute break.
Cantrell started where he left off before the break, in front of the field, until Tyler Green, of China Grove, N.C., made an inside move on the backstretch to take over the lead on Lap 60.
Plott made his way into the third position as he and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star David Ragan, of Unadilla, Ga., caught up to Green, making it three wide on Lap 67. Plott would come away with the led as Ragan took over second, shifting Green back to third. Once Plott was out front, Ragan tried to catch him, but was unsuccessful as Plott grabbed the win.
Ragan settled for second with Ben Rhodes, of Louisville, Ky., claiming third in the Legends Big Money 100. Last year’s Legends Million winner, Daniel Hemric of Kannapolis, N.C., finished eighth, in the event that boasted a $100,000 total purse.
In the Young Lions/Semi-Pro A-Main, the 2011 Summer Shootout Semi-Pro champion Kyle Hall, from Charlotte, N.C., started from the pole but the lead changed hands early in the event between Hall and Josh Morris, from Fredericksburg, Va. A long green flag run strung out the field until a caution for debris slowed the race on Lap 26. Following the restart, Morris, a Young Lions competitor in the Summer Shootout Series, took the lead and never looked back, despite a challenge for the win on the final few laps from Ben Rhodes, from Louisville, Ky. Rhodes finished second, with Hall ending in third and Matt Pappa in fourth. Because the first four finishers had already qualified for the big race, Justin Carroll, from Concord, N.C., transferred into the Legends Big Money 100 with his fifth-place finish.
The 2011 Summer Shootout Series Masters Division champion Jeff Green, from Owensboro, Ky., dominated the Masters A-Main. Kevin Foisy, from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, started the race from the pole position, but Green took the lead on Lap 2 and led the remaining 48 laps of the 50-lap feature. The race was slowed at Lap 23 for several restart attempts, but by Lap 28 Green pulled away to a half-lap lead over second-place Tim Brockhouse, from Webster, Minn. Finishing third was Scott Anderson, from Austin, Texas. With his victory in the Masters A-Main, Green transferred into the Legends Big Money 100.
Also on Tuesday, the Bandolero divisions held the final round of feature races in their two-day championship event. Bandolero feature winners on Tuesday night included, Walker Yates, of Clemmons, N.C., in the Bandolero Outlaws division; Carson Ferguson, of Mt. Holly, N.C., in the Bandolero Bandits division; and Trent Barnes, of Whiteford, N.C., in the Bandolero Beginner Bandits division.
The Circle K Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash returns to The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday, Aug. 13. The evening of monster truck madness will include a series of one-on-one elimination races over a radical obstacle course featuring the over-under element where one truck jumps over the other. The gigantic vehicles will also battle in an insane freestyle competition.
Reserved seats for the Circle K Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the event for adults and $10 for children 12 and under.
For tickets to the Circle K Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash or any upcoming Fall Season of Speed events, contact the Charlotte Motor Speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or visit online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.
Legends Big Money 100 A-Main (100 laps): 1. Kyle Plott; 2. David Ragan; 3. Ben Rhodes; 4. Tyler Green; 5. Gray Gaulding; 6. Doug Stevens; 7. Chad Finchum; 8. Daniel Hemric; 9. Zac Kittle; 10. Donny St. Ours.; 11. Kyle Hall; 12. Bayley Currey; 13. Joshua Morris; 14. Jake Cole; 15. Michael Dabney; 16. Steven Cantrell; 17. Austin Hill; 18. Justin Carroll; 19. Steven Ross; 20. Evan Swilling; 21. Jeff Green; 22. Sam McAuley; 23. Justin Swilling; 24. Matt Pappa; 25. John Freeman; 26. Brady Boswell; 27. Kyle Weatherman; 28. JC Umscheid; 29. Donald McIntosh; 30. Derek Shumaker; 31. Taylor Hull; 32. Gregory Lang; 33. Kory Abbott; 34. Sean Rayhall; 35. Chris Dilbeck; 36. Connor Pyle; 37. Casey Roderick.
Legends Big Money 100 B-Main (25 laps): 1. Jake Cole; 2. Chad Finchum; 3. Gray Gaulding; 4. Gregory Lang; 5. Joshua Morris; 6. Sam McAuley; 7. Michael Dabney; 8. JC Umscheid; 9. John Freeman; 10. Connor Pyle; 11. David Moyes III; 12. Trey Jarrell; 13. Kory Abbott; 14. Tanner Berryhill; 15. Kyle Beattie; 16. Garrett Smithley; 17. Dusty Summers; 18. Hayden Woods; 19. Sean Rayhall; 20. Donny St. Ours; 21. Will Allen; 22. Tyler Hill; 23. Chris Dilbeck; 24. Steven Ross; 25. Corey Gordon; 26. CJ Hulsey; 27. Jonathan Ross; 28. Jake Spillers; 29. Kyle Lovejoy; 30. Mason Massey.
Legends Big Money 100 C-Main (15 laps): 1. Hayden Woods; 2. JC Umscheid; 3. Garrett Smithley; 4. David Moyes III; 5. Will Allen; 6. Tanner Berryhill; 7. Donny St. Ours; 8. Dusty Summers; 9. Kyle Lovejoy; 10. John Freeman; 11. Todd McCollum; 12. Robert Kuczmarski; 13. Steven Ward; 14. Adam Gay; 15. Brian Ouimette; 16. Tyler Castle; 17. Cody Humphreys; 18. Keith Irving; 19. Will Guin; 20. Brian McArdle; 21. Troy Talman; 22. Adam Gilbert.
Legends Big Money 100 D-Main (15 laps): 1. Cody Humphreys; 2. Adam Gay; 3. Brian McArdle; 4. Dusty Summers; 5. Todd McCollum; 6. Tim Brockhouse; 7. Troy Talman; 8. Adam Gilbert; 9. Tanner Berryhill; 10. Robert Kuczmarski; 11. Phillip Young; 12. Brandon Debrakeleer; 13. Dale Holmes; 14. Darrell Holmes; 15. Rusty Young; 16. Chris Lishamer; 17. Andrew Harrah; 18. Jan Ingram; 19. Myatt Snider; 20. Robert Stout; 21. Jack Dossey Jr.; 22. Stephen Hershey.
Legends Big Money 100 E-Main (15 laps): 1. Adam Gilbert; 2. Baiden Heskett; 3. Phillip Young; 4. Tyler Cordell; 5. Robert Kuczmarski; 6. Chris Lishamer; 7. Darrell Holmes; 8. Stephen Hershey; 9. Dale Holmes; 10. Rusty Young; 11. Brent Irving; 12. Gerad Miller.
Legend Car Master A-Main (50 laps): 1. Jeff Green; 2. Tim Brockhouse; 3. Scott Anderson; 4. Chris Freeland; 5. Bruce Silver; 6. Charles Kiser; 7. Darrell Krentz; 8. Eddie Harwell; 9. Jan Ingram; 10. Paul Shafer; 11. Trent Norris; 12. Douglas Kimble; 13. Todd Bolin; 14. Kevin Aube; 15. Dale Holmes; 16. Jamie Smith; 17. Carlos Moore; 18. Kevin Foisey; 19. Darrell Holmes; 20. Tom Pistone; 21. John Sossoman; 22. Brad Green; 23. Rusty Young; 24. David Reed; 25. Ira Laughy; 26. Buddy Goudy; 27. Terry Myers; 28. Mark Green; 29. Phillip Young; 30. Billy Gomez Jr.
Legend Car Semi-Pro/ Young Lions A-Main (50 laps): 1. Joshua Morris; 2. Ben Rhodes; 3. Kyle Hall; 4. Matt Pappa; 5. Justin Carroll; 6. Mason Massey; 7. Chase Dowling; 8. Alex Hickham; 9. Jake Cole; 10. Justin Thomas; 11. Ryan Shattuck; 12. Spencer Boyd; 13. Dusty Summers; 14. Jake Spillers; 15. Payton Ryan; 16. Connor Pyle; 17. Joey Padgett; 18. Corey Gordon; 19. Trey Jarrell; 20. Paul Shafer; 21. Clayton Weatherman; 22. Austin Langenstein; 23. Kason Plott; 24. Evan Bell; 25. Hayden Woods; 26. Alex Pachenko; 27. CJ Hulsey; 28. Adam Welch; 29. Tyler Castle.
Legend Car Semi-Pro/ Young Lions B-Main (25 laps): 1. Alex Pachenko; 2. Austin Langenstein; 3. CJ Hulsey; 4. Adam Welch; 5. Jake Spillers; 6. Spencer Boyd; 7. Ryan Shattuck; 8. Tyler Castle; 9. Joey Padgett; 10. Paul Shafer; 11. Robert Kuczmarski; 12. Luis Tyrrell; 13. Will Guin; 14. Brayton Haws; 15. TJ Michael; 16. Tanner Berryhill; 17. Anderson Bowen; 18. Joe Pike; 19. Joe Ryan Osborne; 20. Jordan Stillwell; 21. Chris Coker; 22. Andrew Harrah; 23. William Allen; 24. Ryan Luza; 25. Garrett Smithley; 26. Drew Sciranko; 27. Grant Winchester; 28. Myatt Snider; 29. Austin Cindric.
Legend Car Semi-Pro/ Young Lions C-Main (15 laps): 1. Garrett Smithley; 2. Brayton Haws; 3. Grant Winchester; 4. Joe Ryan Osborne; 5. Joey Padgett; 6. Jordan Stillwell; 7. Robert Kuczmarski; 8. Joe Pike; 9. Drew Sciranko; 10. Luis Tyrrell; 11. Jeffery Goodale; 12. Tyler Goodwin; 13. Tucker Wingo; 14. Gerad Miller; 15. Jeffrey Stanton; 16. Randall Young; 17. Carl Vilardo; 18. Dustin Sword; 19. Bailey Jones; 20. Aaron Wells; 21. Jordan Coker; 22. Nicholas Lascuola; 23. David Stark; 24. Brandon Debrakeleer; 25. Douglas Barnes; 26. Keith Goodale; 27. Stephen Hershey; 28. Joseph McArdle; 29. Austin Reed; 30. Charles Davis; 31. Allen Fuesting; 32. Anna Lisa Smith.
Bandolero Outlaw Main (20 laps): 1. Walker Yates; 2. Riley Thorton; 3. Christopher Clanton; 4. Tyler Lester; 5. Dakota Radcliff; 6. Kaz Grala; 7. Jack Dossey.
Bandolero Bandit Main (20 laps): 1. Carson Ferguson; 2. Austin Green; 3. Kodie Conner; 4. Jacob Hefner; 5. Tate Fogleman; 6. Matt Murphy; 7. Jeff Dunfee III; 8. Banks Johnson; 9. Stefan Parsons; 10. Joshua Hicks; 11. John Kuczmarski.
Bandolero Beginner Bandit Main (20 laps): 1. Trent Barnes; 2. Zachary Dabbs; 3. Graham Smith; 4. Donald Kinip; 5. Hunter Stewart; 6. Scott Joy; 7. Austin Greer.