Lug Nut Wins Mascot Go-Kart Race at Week 2 of the 21st Annual Jack in the Box Summer Shootout Series, Hemric, Ferguson and Smith Also Win
Chaos reigned during Week Two of the Jack in the Box Summer Shootout Series as Lug Nut, the world's fastest mascot, ran away with the win in the Mascot Mania go-kart race. Daniel Hemric picked up his second win in the Legends Car Pro division, while Carson Ferguson won his third consecutive Legend Car Young Lions division race and Chandler Smith picked up his third Bandolero Bandits win, among others.
Revpar, the brand new mascot of the Cabarrus County Convention and Visitor's Bureau jumped out to an early lead in the Mascot Mania go-kart race. Lug Nut moved from the back of the pack to third by lap 2, and was fighting for the lead soon after.
Each mascot had a dodge ball that they could use to hit another mascot and send them to the back and several had to drop to the rear of the field after being hit. In the end, Lug Nut defended his turf and took home the checkered flag. Revpar finished second, Coop, of Quaker Steak & Lube finished third, Bucky the Pirate of East Tennessee State University finished fourth, the Davidson Wildcat finished fifth, Chubby Checker of the Charlotte Checkers finished sixth, Tim E. Gator of the Kannpolis Intimidators finished seventh, Monkey Joe finished eighth and Blue the Hound of the Charlotte Hounds came home in ninth.
In the Legend Car Pro division feature, Hemric held off a hard charging William Byron to capture his second win of the season. Jared Irvan jumped out to an early lead, but Hemric reeled him in by lap 4. Byron spun early in the race, but made his way back to the top five by lap 5.
The second caution flag flew on lap 8 for Michael Torres. Hemric continued to hold off Byron through the restart and would lead the rest of the race. Byron finished second, Kason Plott finished third, Steven Cantrell came home fourth and Greg Lang rounded out the top-five.
Ferguson won his third consecutive race in the Legend Car Young Lion division feature, edging out Stefan Parsons. Ferguson and Parsons have now placed first and second, respectively in each of the three races this season. Ferguson, a Charlotte native, chose the outside lane after race leader Ryan Millington spun out on lap 15—a move that bolted Ferguson from fifth to second. Ferguson quickly passed Parsons on lap 16 and never looked back, recording the fastest lap of the race with 17.036 seconds.
Alex Murray finished in third behind Ferguson and Parsons. Christian Eckes avoided the five cautions in the race and finished in fourth. Rounding out the top-five was Michael Womack.
Chandler Smith, of Talking Rock, Ga., dominated the LiveWell Homes Bandolero Bandits division all day, taking a victory in both last week's make-up race and the night's feature race. An inversion set Austin Geer as the race leader with Connor Younginer following close behind.
Amidst a race full of cautions, 2-time second place finisher D.J. Canipe shot his way from fourth to first on the second lap following a restart. But after another caution following directly after, Smith began his steady climb to first, passing Geer in fourth on lap 4, then ripping past Younginer and Daniel Wilk on lap 7. Following a caution on lap 8, Smith used his momentum from the restart to speed past Canipe to take the top spot for the remainder of the race. A hard-fighting Canipe finished in second, Younginer followed in third, Geer took fourth and Ryleigh Lemonds claimed fifth.
Other winners included Tom Pistone, of Mooresville, N.C., in the Security Force Legend Car Masters division; Devin O'Connell, of Madison, Conn., in the Quaker Steak & Lube Legend Car Semi-Pro division; Ashton Winger of Fayetteville, Ga., in the Bandolero Outlaws; and Elijah Todd of Roebuck, S.C., in the Beginner Bandits.
Winners of the June 10 features postponed due to rain were Byron in the Legend Car Pro division, Chase Purdy in Bandolero Outlaw division, Smith in the LiveWell Homes Bandolero Bandit divsion and Cameron Bolin in the Bandolero Beginner Bandits division.
The 21st annual Jack in the Box Summer Shootout Series continues Tuesday, June 24, with Media Mayhem bus racing. In addition to the regular racing divisions, fans can see local TV and radio personalities go head-to-head in 13-ton school buses for a spectacular school bus slobberknocker.
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.
New this year, fans can now watch recaps on television—nationally on MAVTV and locally on WCCB Charlotte. A 30-minute recap show will air in the Charlotte area on CW-affiliate WCCB, channel 11 on Time Warner Cable, at 1 p.m. on the Saturday following the Tuesday-night event. Nationally, fans can see a 30-minute recap show on popular cable TV network MAVTV.
For tickets to the Summer Shootout Series, 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 results:
Legend Car Pro Feature (25 laps): 1. Daniel Hemric; 2. William Byron; 3. Kason Plott; 4. Steven Cantrell; 5. Gregory Lang; 6. Jordan Black; 7. Jared Irvan; 8. Michael Torres; 9. Trey Jarrell; 10. Brandon Makenzie; 11. Zane Smith; 12. Evan Swilling; 13. Joey Padgett.
Security Force Legend Car Masters Feature (30 laps): 1. Tom Pistone; 2. John Sossoman; 3. Carl Cormier; 4. Robby Faggart; 5. John Craig; 6. Bruce Silver; 7. Chip Ferguson; 8. Shawn Geisel; 9. Steve Lewis; 10. Robbie Woodall; 11. Jan Ingram; 12. Ron Mander.
Legend Car Semi-Pro Feature (25 laps): 1. Devin O'Connell; 2. Josh Brimecombe; 3. Tyler Truex; 4. Jake Tretow; 5. Jordan Stillwell; 6. Riley Halverson; 7. William Cunningham; 8. Robby Lyons; 9. Craig Biryla; 10. Sheldon Crouse; 11. Joe Gregory; 12. Enrique Limon; 13. Alex Urbina; 14. Casey Brown; 15. Austin Langenstein; 16. Billy Webb; 17. Dylan Faggart; 18. John Holleman; 19. Josh Turner; 20. Grant Winchester; 21. Connor Pyle.
Legend Car Young Lions Feature (20 laps): 1. Carson Ferguson; 2. Stefan Parsons; 3. Alex Murray; 4. Christian Eckes; 5. Michael Womack; 6. Ryan Millington; 7. Austin Green; 8. Enzo Fittipaldi; 9. Matt Craig; 10. Stevie Johns Jr.; 11. Matt Thomas; 12. Woodrow Mullis; 13. Jacob Heafner; 14. Scott Joy; 15. Amber Burchette; 16. AJ Davis; 17. Joseph Graf; 18. Walter Thomas; 19. Dawson Cram; 20. Alex Reece.
Bandolero Beginner Bandits Feature (20 laps): 1. Elijah Todd; 2. Carson Kvapil; 3. Bryson Ruff; 4. Isabella Robusto; 5. Roy Hayes; 6. Carson Poindexter; 7. Josh Spears; 8. George Hayes; 9. Brandon Grants; 10. Jagger Parker; 11. Gauntt Hudgins; 12. Autumn Weaver; 13. Kyle Campbell; 14. Dylan Notaro; 15. Ashley Pantoulas; Disqualified: Cameron Bolin.
LiveWell Homes Bandolero Bandits Feature (20 laps): 1. Chandler Smith; 2. DJ Canipe; 3. Connor Younginer; 4. Austin Geer; 5. Ryleigh Lemonds; 6. Daniel Wilk; 7. Ryan Israel; 8. Ashton Higgins; 9. Blake Cisneros; 10. Mini Tyrell; 11. William Robusto; 12. Liz Montgomery; 13. Braydn Mander; 14. Richie Kuty; 15. Mark Durgin Jr.; 16. Brayde Miranda; 17. Eddie Fatscher; 18. Josh Kossek.
Bandolero Outlaws Feature (20 laps): 1. Ashton Winger; 2. Miguel Cesar; 3. Chase Purdy; 4. Austin Powell; 5. Matthew Davey; 6. Jack Fread; 7. Kamera McDonald; 8. Nick MacMillan; 9. Trevor Rizzo; 10. Matt Mead; 11. Kayla Lyons; 12. Jordan Plummer; 13. Jackson Combis; 14. Hannah Bell; 15. Justin Taylor; 16. Eric Brown; 17. Nate Tretow; 18. Jensen Jorgenson
Bandolero Beginner Bandits June 10 Feature Make-up (15 laps): 1. Cameron Bolin; 2. Elijah Todd; 3. Carson Kvapil; 4. Bryson Ruff; 5. Isabella Robusto; 6. Carson Poindexter; 7. Dylan Notaro; 8. Roy Hayes; 9. Jagger Parker; 10. Kyle Campbell; 11. Brandon Grants; 12. George Hayes; 13. Gauntt Hudgins; 14. Autumn Weaver; 15. Josh Speas.
LiveWell Homes Bandolero Bandits June 10 Feature Make-up (15 laps): 1. Chandler Smith; 2. DJ Canipe; 3. Kayla Lyons; 4. Ashton Higgins; 5. William Robusto; 6. Austin Geer; 7. Daniel Wilk; 8. Liz Montgomery; 9. Braydn Mander; 10. Brayde Miranda; 11. Josh Kossek; 12. Blake Cisneros; 13. Richie Kuty; 14. Connor Younginer; 15. Eddie Fatscher; 16. Mini Tyrell.
Bandolero Outlaws June 10 Feature Make-up (15 laps): 1. Chase Purdy; 2. Miguel Cesar; 3. Nate Tretow; 4. Jensen Jorgenson; 5. Austin Powell; 6. Kamera McDonald; 7. Jack Fread; 8. Matthew Davey; 9. Matt Mead; 10. Matthew Emery; 11. Kayla Lyons; 12. Hannah Bell; 13. Trevor Rizzo; 14. Jordan Plummer; 15. Justin Taylor; 16. Ashton Winger; 17. Nick Macmillon; 18. Eric Brown.
Legend Car Pro June 10 Feature Make-up (25 laps): 1. William Byron; 2. Kason Plott; 3. Joey Padgett; 4. Trey Jarrell; 5. Steven Cantrell; 6. Zane Smith; 7. Michael Torres; 8. Jared Irvan; 9. Gregory Lang; 10. Daniel Hemric; 11. Tripp Gerrald III; 12. Evan Swilling; 13. Jordan Black.