Six Champions Crowned at Jack in the Box Summer Shootout Series Finale
Fans enjoyed fireworks on and off the track at the final round of the Jack in the Box Summer Shootout Series presented by Stock Car Steel, Tuesday. Daniel Hemric, Joe Ryan Osborne, Michael Torres and John Holleman were among the season champions at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Steven Cantrell started on the pole in the Legend Car Pro division feature race, after an abysmal 2013 season he led most of the 28-lap race, which was shortened by officials. The race was marred by eight cautions, including one that involved championship contender Hemric, who was unable to continue. Evan Swilling mounted a challenge for the lead in the latter part of the race, but could not get around Cantrell before the checkers flew.
Hemric had a 198-point lead heading into the feature race over Evan Swilling and clinched his second Pro division championship.
The final round of Young Lions racing was nothing short of exciting with a championship on the line. Brayton Haws, of Youngsville N.C., led the field to the green and never looked back taking home his first victory this season. But the win didn't come easy for Haws, who dealt with numerous contenders due to cautions bunching the field back up. With a total of nine cautions within 17 laps, notables collected in wrecks included points' leader William Byron and previous winner Stefan Parsons. Haws claimed the victory followed by Carson Ferguson in second, Michael Torres in third, Dillon Faggart fourth, and Matt Craig in the fifth position.
Torres, of Apopka, Fla., was crowned the Young Lions division champion of the 2013 Jack in the Box Summer Shootout season. He entered the final race 30 points behind William Byron and with one victory, edged out Byron during an exciting Round 10 finale.
In the Bandolero Bandits feature, Dawson Cram, of Mooresville, N.C., started on the pole and also claimed the victory. His third win of the season was not an easy ride with the points leader, Cason Werner, behind him.
Werner started the feature in last place, but slowly pushed his way up to the front of the pack. On lap 15, Werner was finally able to best Cram. However, the two drivers battled for the first spot until lap 17, when Cram took the lead for good.
Werner took home second place with Zachary Dabbs, Ryleigh Lemonds and Daniel Wilk rounding out the top five.
Werner, of Iron Station, N.C., came away with the division championship in the Bandolero Bandits division after entering the race 77 markers ahead. Werner won three races in this season of the Jack in the Box Summer Shootout Series.
Osborne, of Kannapolis, N.C., won his fifth race of the 2013 Summer Shootout Series and locked up his first Semi Pro division championship in the prestigious series. Holleman, of Winston-Salem, N.C., picked up his sixth win of the season in the Bandolero Outlaws division and also captured the season championship for the first time in his career.
Trevor Rizzo, of South Carolina, claimed his first career Summer Shootout Series Beginner Bandits victory. The Beginner Bandits do not race for points, so no champion was crowned in that division.
In other feature action, John Sossoman, of Concord, N.C., scored his third victory of the season in the Security Force Legend Car Masters division while Tom Pistone, of Mooresville, N.C., clinched the division championship.
Championship point standings are unofficial pending post-race inspection and point tabulation by race officials.
The night also featured a 25-lap showdown with Bowman Gray Stadium Stocks beating and banging around the frontstretch quarter-mile oval. Shane Southard, of Yadkinville, N.C., took the checkers in a caution-shortened exhibition race.
While the Jack in the Box Summer Shootout Series has come to a close, families can enjoy the fun that continues next week with the Circle K Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash on Aug. 10, and racing continues with the NHRA Carolina Nationals Sept. 13-15 at zMAX Dragway and the Bank of America 500 Oct. 12 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Tickets for all fall events are available by calling 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or visiting www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.
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Unofficial Round 10 Results:
Legend Car Pro Feature (28 laps): 1. Steven Cantrell; 2. Evan Swilling; 3. Joey Padgett; 4. Kaz Grala; 5. Kason Plott; 6. Jordan Black; 7. Dakota Baggette; 8. Ryan Shattuck; 9. Brendan Bock; 10. Reid Wilson; 11. Clayton Weatherman; 12. Mackena Bell; 13. Zane Smith; 14. Tyler Lester; 15. Justin Swilling; 16. Jared Irvan; 17. Daniel Hemric; 18. Brandon Debrakeler.
Security Force Legend Car Masters Feature (30 laps): 1. John Sossoman; 2. Kevin Foisy; 3. Tom Pistone; 4. Carl Cormier; 5. Rodney Tharp; 6. Jeff Green; 7. Mark Green; 8. Robby Faggart; 9. John Craig; 10. Jody Folice; 11. Eddie Harwell; 12. Jan Ingram; 13. Chip Ferguson; 14. Jamie Smith; 15. David Fulk; 16. Carlos Moore; 17. Scott Whitaker; 18. Bruce Silver.
Legend Car Semi-Pro Feature (30 laps): 1. Joe Ryan Osborne; 2. Billy Webb; 3. Devon Amos; 4. Sheldon Crouse; 5. Jay Coen; 6. Bronson Butcher; 7. Joe Gregory; 8. Joshua Plummer; 9. Ethan McMillon; 10. Robby Lyons; 11. Joshua Turner; 12. Courtney Lefcourt; 13. Austin Beryy; 14. Jordan Stillwell; 15. Ansley Burkhalter; 16. Adam Welch; 17. Jacob Burkhalter; 18. JoJo Helberg.
Legend Car Young Lions Feature (17 laps): 1. Brayton Haws; 2. Carson Ferguson; 3. Michael Torres; 4. Dillon Faggart; 5. Matt Craig; 6. Tripp Gerrald III; 7. Doug Barnes; 8. Joey Azzata; 9. Connor Pyle; 10. AJ Davis; 11. Alex Murray; 12. Jordan Murray; 13. Michael Womack; 14. Stefan Parsons; 15. William Byron; 16. Trent Barnes; 17. Seth Werner; 18. Stevie Johns Jr.
Bandoleros Outlaws Feature (10 laps): 1. John Holleman; 2. Christopher Clanton; 3. Chase Purdy; 4. Miguel Cesar; 5. Nate Tretow; 6. Austin Green; 7. Nicholas Ceraolo; 8. Jordan Plummer; 9. Ashley Caldwell; 10. Eric Brown; 11. Alton Clark; 12. Sprout Royal; 13. Alex Reece; 14. Matthew Davey; 15. Ryan Pierce; 16. Banks Johnson; 17. Hannah Bell; 18. Matt Mead; 19. Tal Davidson; 20. Jacob Heafner; 21. Casey Kirwan; 22. Dakota Ratcliff; 23. Jack Fread; 24. Ivan Gudmestad; 25. Kayla Lyons; 26. Kodie Connor; 27. Scott Joy.
Bandolero Bandits Feature (20 laps): 1. Dawson Cram; 2. Cason Werner; 3. Zachary Dabbs. 4. Ryleigh Lemonds; 5. Daniel Wilk; 6. Kamera McDonald; 7. DJ Canipe; 8. Hayden Humprey; 9. Justin Taylor; 10. Braydn Mander; 11. Robert Wilk; 12. Brayde Miranda; 13. Austin Geer; 14. Liz Montgomery; 15. Noah Ewing; 16. Richard Kuty; 17. Grayson Bundrick.
Bandolero Beginner Bandits Feature (20 Laps): 1. Trevor Rizzo; 2. Nick MacMillan; 3. William Robusto; 4. Joshua Kossek; 5. Hunter Jarrett; 6. Henry Broadbent; 7. Wyatt Smith; 8. Isabella Robusto; 9. Carson Kvapil; 10. Ian Sexton.