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Hill, Lester, Garbo and Lug Nut Win in Round Two of Jack in the Box Summer Shootout Series Presented by Old Navy
Tuesday night, fans got to see a little bit of everything as Lug Nut, the world’s fastest mascot, defended his home turf in a go-kart race and Austin Hill, Tyler Lester and David Garbo Jr. won in Legend Car and Bandolero racing action during Round Two of the 19th annual Jack in the Box Summer Shootout Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
In the NOS Energy Legend Car Semi-Pro feature, Garbo, of Stonington, Conn., got his second win of the night at the end of a wild 20-lap race, after claiming the victory in the Round One makeup feature earlier in the night.
Austin Langenstein started on the pole and led the race until a caution came out for a nasty multi-car wreck on lap 5, which sent the No. 14 of Austin Reed flipping down the backstretch. Reed got out of the car under his own power and gave a thumbs up to the crowd, but was transported to the hospital for further evaluation.
On the restart, Ryan Mackintosh took the lead away from Langenstein, but started getting heat from the No. 18 of Spencer Boyd, who would take the lead away on lap 10. As the laps wound down, Garbo closed in, making contact with Boyd going into Turn 2 on lap 18. The contact sent Boyd spinning as Garbo drove on for the win. Langenstein settled for second and Mackintosh crossed the line in third.
Hill, of Winston, Ga., started from the pole and led the Quaker Steak and Lube Legend Car Pro feature race from flag to flag, holding off a hard-charging Steven Cantrell and Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. The race was caution-free but featured fierce battles for the top five positions. Cantrell came through the field from the ninth starting position, while Wallace started in sixth.
Lester, of Dallas, N.C., was the winner of the Bandolero Outlaws feature for the second week in a row. In a race that was shortened to 15 laps due to three extended cautions, Lester took the lead from Seth Werner on lap 7 and kept the point position for the remainder of the race. After a battle in the closing laps, Dakota Ratcliff took second from Werner who finished third.
In the Mascot Mania go-kart race, Lug Nut took the win over Tim E. Gator, the Kannapolis Intimidators mascot, and Chubby Checker, of the Charlotte Checkers. It looked like Monkey Joe, of Monkey Joe’s Party and Play Center, would get the win, but the newly implemented dodgeball element ruined his chances late in the race.
The rest of the finishing order included Lugette in the fourth spot; Rufus Lynx, of the Charlotte Bobcats, in fifth; Monkey Joe in sixth; Norm the Niner, of the UNC Charlotte 49ers, in seventh; and Sir Purr, of the Carolina Panthers, in eighth.
Other winners of the night included Tom Pistone, of Mooresville, N.C., in the Auto Country Club Legend Car Masters feature, Ryan Shattuck, of Islamorada, Fla., in the Legend Car Young Lions feature, DJ Canipe, of Fallston, N.C., in the Bandolero Beginner Bandits feature and Austin Green, of Concord, N.C., in the Bandolero Bandits feature.
Winners from the Round One makeup feature races postponed from last week included Jack Dossey, of Wanamaker, Ind., in the Auto Country Club Legend Car Masters division, Wallace, of Concord, N.C., in the Quaker Steak & Lube Legend Car Pro division and Garbo in the NOS Energy Semi-Pro division.
The 19th annual Jack in the Box Summer Shootout Series continues Tuesday, June 26, with Media Mayhem. In addition to the regular racing divisions, fans can see local media compete head-to-head in a school bus slobberknocker. The first 1,000 fans through the gates get a free Frisbee courtesy of Jack in the Box. Gates open at 5 p.m. with opening ceremonies at 6:45 p.m.
Tickets for the Summer Shootout Series are $7 for adults and are available in advance at the speedway ticket office or at Gates 4 and 5 the night of the event. Kids 13 and under get in free. Spectator gates open at 5 p.m. with preliminary action starting at 5:10 p.m. Opening ceremonies are at 6:45 p.m. and feature races are scheduled to conclude by approximately 10 p.m.
The third annual Legends Big Money 100, the biggest grassroots racing event of the year, will return to Charlotte Motor Speedway, July 2-3. Competitor registration for the event is still open online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com. The event will include a fireworks extravaganza at the conclusion of the Legends Big Money 100 feature race on July 3. Tickets for the event are $10 for adults per day and children 13 and under get in free.
For tickets to the Summer Shootout Series or Legends Big Money 100, call the Charlotte Motor Speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.
For live updates during the Summer Shootout Series, follow hashtag #SummerShootout on Twitter. To join in on the conversation simply include #SummerShootout in your tweet.
The unofficial Round One makeup feature results:
Auto Country Club Legend Car Masters Round One Makeup Feature (15 laps): 1. Jack Dossey; 2. Tom Pistone; 3. Eddie Harwell; 4. Brian Weimer; 5. Mark Green; 6. Jan Ingram; 7. Scott Whitaker; 8. Bruce Silver; 9. John Fargason; 10. John Craig; 11. Ray Short; 12. Jamie Smith; 13. Darren Sansum; 14. Todd Bolin.
Quaker Steak & Lube Legend Car Pro Round One Makeup Feature (15 laps): 1. Darrell Wallace Jr.; 2. Steven Cantrell; 3. Sean Rayhall; 4. Gray Gaulding; 5. Justin Swilling; 6. Kyle Plott; 7. Tyler Green; 8. Matt Pappa; 9. Justin Carroll; 10. Alex Pacheco; 11. Kyle Weatherman; 12. Dennis Kiser; 13. Austin Hill; 14. Trey Eidson; 15. Sam McCauley; 16. Jake Cole; 17. Evan Swilling; 18. Gregory Lang.
NOS Energy Semi-Pro Round One Makeup Feature (15 laps): 1. David Garbo, Jr.; 2. Adam Burton; 3. Spencer Boyd; 4. Josh Brimecombe; 5. Tyler Hill; 6. Joey Mucciacciaro; 7. Billy Webb; 8. Myatt Snider; 9. R.S. Senter; 10. Ryan Mackintosh; 11. Amber Colvin; 12. Kevin Donahue; 13. Jordan Stillwell; 14. Joe Ryan Osborne; 15. Erik Nash; 16. Austin Langenstein; 17. Garrett Smithley; 18. Dylan Smith; 19. Justin Bolton; 20. Zack Skolnick; 21. Grant Winchester; 22. Tyler Goodwin; 23. Austin Allen; 24. Cody Ware; 25. Jami Weimer; 26. Austin Reed.
The unofficial Round Two results:
Quaker Steak and Lube Legend Car Pro Round Two Feature (20 laps): 1. Austin Hill; 2. Steven Cantrell; 3. Darrell Wallace; 4. Sean Rayhall; 5. Dennis Kiser; 6. Matt Pappa; 7. Alex Pacheco; 8. Gray Gaulding; 9. Justin Swilling; 10. Kyle Weatherman; 11. Tyler Green; 12. Gregory Lang; 13. Justin Carroll; 14. Trey Eidson; 15. Kyle Plott; 16. Sam McAulay; 17. Jake Cole; 18. Kory Abbott; 19. Evan Swilling.
Auto Country Club Legend Car Masters Round Two Feature (20 laps): 1. Tom Pistone; 2. Brian Weimer; 3. Jack Dossey; 4. Jan Ingram; 5. John Craig; 6. Scott Whitaker; 7. Chris Coker; 8. Ray Short; 9. John Fargason; 10. Todd Bolin; 11. Doug Kimble; 12. Eddie Harwell; 13. Darren Sansum; 14. Bruce Silver; 15. Jamie Smith; 16. Kevin Aube.
NOS Energy Legend Car Semi-Pro Round Two Feature (20 laps): 1. David Garbo Jr.; 2. Austin Langenstein; 3. Ryan Mackintosh; 4. Amber Colvin; 5. Tyler Hill; 6. Joey Mucciacciaro; 7. Spencer Boyd; 8. Tyler Goodwin; 9. Josh Brimecombe; 10. Garrett Smithley; 11. Austin Allen; 12. Zack Skolnick; 13. Jordan Stillwell; 14. Joe Ryan Osborne; 15. R.S. Senter; 16. Kevin Ellison; 17. Grant Winchester; 18. Myatt Snider; 19. Anthony Cataldi; 20. Justin Bolton; 21. Erik Nash; 22. Drew Sciranko; 23. Dylan Smith; 24. Austin Reed; 25. Billy Webb; 26. Adam Burton; 27. Cody Ware; 28. Kevin Donahue.
Legend Car Young Lions Round Two Feature (20 laps): 1. Ryan Shattuck; 2. Jordan Black; 3. Chase Dowling; 4. Trey Jarrell; 5. Brayton Haws; 6. Kason Plott; 7. Austin Cindric; 8. Joey Padgett; 9. Dillon Faggart; 10. Payton Ryan; 11. Jarred Irvan; 12. Kaz Grala; 13. Kyle Donahue; 14. Madeline Crane; 15. Riley Thornton; 16. Clayton Weatherman; 17. Riley Halverson; 18. Reid Wilson; 19. Walker Yates; 20. Doug Barnes; 21. Jacob Schneider; 22. Tyler Janocha; 23. Casey Hillenburg; 24. Steven Johns; 25. Conner Pyle; 26. Matt Craig; 27. Andy Hogan; 28. Austin Blankenship.
Bandolero Outlaws Round Two Feature (15 laps): 1. Tyler Lester; 2. Dakota Ratcliff; 3. Seth Werner; 4. Layton Sullivan; 5. Taylor Jorgenson; 6. Ashley Caldwell; 7. Jacob Heafner; 8. Stefan Parsons; 9. Craig Biryla; 10. Alex Reece; 11. Dylan Smith; 12. Sprout Royal; 13. Teigan Deluca; 14. Daniel Bedford; 15. Hannah Bell; 16. Scott Joy; 17. Jensen Jorgenson; 18. Eric Brown; 19. Joey Causey; 20. Ronnie Goins; 21. Tal Davidson; 22. Jonnie Varga; 23. Miguel Cesar, Jr.; 24. Sierra Brandt; 25. Nicholas Cirvalo; 26. Jordan Locklear; 27. Tyler Tomlin; 28. Tyler Farris; 29. John Kuczmarski.
Bandolero Bandits Round Two Feature (15 laps): 1. Austin Green; 2. Cason Werner; 3. Zachary Dabbs; 4. Kodie Conner; 5. Austin Janocha; 6. Dawson Cram; 7. Jack Fread; 8. Hunter Richards; 9. Nick Craig; 10. Banks Johnson; 11. Austin Powell; 12. Enzo Fittipaldi; 13. Carson Ware.
Bandolero Beginner Bandits Round Two Feature (20 laps): 1. D.J. Canipe; 2. Sam Audie; 3. Elizabeth Montgomery; 4. Casey Kirwan; 5. Brayden Mander; 6. Richie Kuty.