It's a Green and White Night at Shootout
Green and white are prominent colors in auto racing, so it was only fitting that Tyler Green and Dennis White were among the winners Tuesday night as 235 race cars filled the pit area for round two of the 10-race Summer Shootout Series at Lowe's Motor Speedway.
In the Verdict Ridge Golf and Country Club Legends Car Pro division, hometown favorite Green was guilty of smooth moves that would make his more famous racing father and uncles proud.
The son of former NASCAR Busch Series racer Mark Green and nephew of NASCAR NEXTEL Cup driver Jeff Green and NASCAR Busch Series veteran David Green used a daring pass underneath Duncan Molesworth to grab the lead on lap five. Following an extended caution period to clean up oil on the track, the 18-year-old Green staved off a fierce charge from Molesworth during a green-white-checkered finish. Mitchell Coble took the show money in the feature that was shortened to just seven laps due to time constraints.
White, of Pineville, N.C., held off multi-time champion Clay Hair to record his first career Summer Shootout victory in the main event for the Fractured Prune Legends Car Masters division. White started fourth in the 30-car field for drivers ages 40 and over. He took the lead on lap two and held off Hair following a green-white restart as the race was shortened to just 13 laps due to time constraints. Hair settled for runner-up honors for the second consecutive week while polesitter John Barilka ended up third.
The 20-lap main event for the Thunder Roadsters featured a family feud between the Van Wingerden brothers, Michael and Thomas. Following a side-by-side battle during the final lap, Michael Van Wingerden, of Davidson, N.C., emerged with his second consecutive victory while Thomas Van Wingerden, the defending series champion, settled for second. Ryan Zeck moved up from the eighth-starting spot to finish third.
Ty Dillon, grandson of NASCAR team owner Richard Childress, came from the eighth starting spot to win the 20-lap Pull-A-Part Legends Car Semi-Pro division feature. The Lewisville, N.C., resident took the lead on the ninth lap and never looked back. Kyle Hall was second under the checkered flag with Rob Sanders settling for the show money.
Ryan Blaney, son of NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series driver Dave Blaney, recorded his first career Summer Shootout Legends Car victory in the 20-lap feature for the Young Lions division. The High Point, N.C., driver started from the pole and led every lap. Tyler Millwood finished second with Trevor Farbo third.
Dillon Bassett toyed with the field for the second week in a row in the Fisher-Price Bandolero Bandits division. With 28 cars in the feature race for drivers ages 8 to 11, the youngster from Winston-Salem, N.C., grabbed the lead from polesitter Matt Wallace on the second lap and cruised to victory. Sean Shalvoy and Stephen Bergh Jr. navigated through some four-wide racing behind the leader to finish second and third, respectively.
Ryan Glenski, the 14-year-old son of former DIRT modified driver Randy Glenski, pulled away early and went on to win the 20-lap feature for the Bandolero Young Guns. The Mooresville, N.C., resident started fourth and sliced through lapped traffic like a veteran en route to victory in the division for drivers ages 12 to 16. Clint King, who visited victory lane on opening night, charged through the field from the 23rd starting spot to take second with Bryce Walker crossing the stripe third.
Chris Honeycutt, of Concord, N.C., recorded his first career victory in an eventful Bandolero Outlaws feature that was red flagged for an accident and ended on a rain-soaked race track. Honeycutt started third and took the lead on lap four as the checkered flag was waved after just five trips around the quarter-mile oval due to time constraints. Chris Morgan claimed second-place honors for the second consecutive week while Josh Turner also duplicated his opening-night effort with a third-place finish.
Jeremy Troiano drove Area 51 to victory in the wild-and-crazy 15-lap feature for the CRASHCars. Early in the race, Troiano battled with the Invader entry driven by defending series champion Paul Sparrow. However, contact with a lapped car tore the right-rear wheel off Sparrow's machine, handing the lead back to Area 51. Trioano pulled away following the final restart as Kenneth Deese sliced through the field to finish second in the Big Show.
The 14th annual Summer Shootout continues Tuesday night, June 26. In addition to the eight regular racing divisions, the CRASHCars will be back in action. Gates open at 5 p.m. with feature racing at 7:30.
Verdict Ridge Golf & Country Club Legends Car Pro Feature (7 laps): 1.Tyler Green; 2. Duncan Molesworth; 3. Mitchell Coble; 4. Thomas Van Wingerden; 5. Paddy Rodenbeck; 6. Michael Van Wingerden; 7. Brandon Thomson; 8. Jordan Anderson; 9. Cole Miktuk; 10. Max Gresham; 11. Patrick Molesworth; 12. Danny Kapuscinski; 13. Garrett Lancaster; 14. John Gottsacker; 15. Kyle Fowler; 16. Nick Carey; 17. Rowan Carey; 18. David Ragan; 19. Thomas Hartsveld Jr.; 20. Darrell Wallace; 21. Scott Knox; 22. Steven Abbey; 23. Dean Abbey; 24. Casey Roderick; 25. Rich Petrucco; 26. Kyle Beattie; 27. Chris Buescher; 28. Steven Daniels.
Thunder Roadster Feature (20 laps): 1.Michael Van Wingerden; 2. Thomas Van Wingerden; 3. Ryan Zeck; 4. Nick Tucker; 5. Tom Van Wingerden; 6. Bryan Weimer; 7. Adam Welch; 8. Roger Simons; 9. Jerry Lambert; 10. Thomas Clarke; 11. Ed Evans; 12. Jim Gresham; 13. Steve Carter; 14. Jesse Bunnell; 15. Jordan Sims.
Fractured Prune Legends Car Masters Feature (13 laps): 1.Dennis White; 2. Clay Hair; 3. John Barilka; 4. Todd Johnson; 5. Tom Van Wingerden; 6. Will Cagle; 7. Gary Shannon; 8. Charles Kiser; 9. Ronnie Laney; 10. Jan Ingram; 11. Bill Gardner; 12. Phil Sharpe; 13. Brian Weimer; 14. George "Cotton" Spry; 15. Eddie Harwell; 16. Donald Hunter; 17. Bruce Little; 18. Jeff Turner; 19. Dean Lyons; 20. Carlos Moore; 21. Tony Carper; 22. Mark Moskowitz; 23. Roger Hefner; 24. Glen Akers; 25. Brad Taylor; 26. Jimmy Gurley; 27. Chip Ferguson; 28. Bruce Silver; 29. David Denham; 30. Bobby Pence.
Pull-A-Part Legends Car Semi-Pro Feature (20 laps): 1.Ty Dillon; 2. Kyle Hall; 3. Rob Sanders; 4. Steven Ross; 5. J.R. Allen; 6. Justin Swilling; 7. John Stancil; 8. Matthew Stover; 9. Zac Kittle; 10. Chad Hackenbracht; 11. Christian Pahud; 12. Mike Alcaro; 13. Bryan Silas; 14. Zach Zimmerly; 15. Justin Lloyd; 16. R.S. Senter; 17. John Ellenburg; 18. Zack Alspach; 19. Tanner Berryhill; 20. Daniel Hemric; 21. Scott Ward; 22. Trey Eidson; 23. Luke Fleming; 24. Austin Hill; 25. Samuel McAulay; 26. Kevan Combs; 27. Parker Hammons; 28. Zach Stroupe.
Legends Car Young Lions Feature (20 laps): 1. Ryan Blaney; 2. Tyler Millwood; 3. Trevor Farbo; 4. Jordan Penninger; 5. Wyatt Dallenbach; 6. Landon Bullock; 7. Justin Ashley; 8. Bailey Freeman; 9. Kyle Pierce; 10. Nick Hoffman; 11. Dylan Presnell; 12. Brady Demelee; 13. C.J. Faison; 14. Jimmy Heavlow; 15. Devin Layser; 16. Gene Kirila III; 17. Chris Moore; 18. Andrew Lloyd; 19. Tyler Kivett.
Fisher-Price Bandolero Bandits Feature (20 laps): 1.Dillon Bassett; 2. Sean Shalvoy; 3. Stephen Bergh Jr.; 4. Davey Matthews; 5. Jordan Stillwell; 6. Matt Wallace; 7. Brock Newsom; 8. Corey Gordon; 9. Blake Jones; 10. Tyler Lester; 11. Sammy Jasper; 12. Nicholas Drake; 13. Evan Swilling; 14. Mason Massey; 15. Bayley Currey; 16. Kyle Plott; 17. Kyle Benjamin; 18. Trevor Collins; 19. Justin Crider; 20. Chandler Levan; 21. Charlie Gresham; 22. Layne Clifton; 23. Riley Halverson; 24. Aaron Beaver; 25. Jesse Little; 26. Matthew Linker; 27. Jacob Heavlow; 28. Jesse Kirila.
Bandolero Young Guns Feature (20 laps): 1.Ryan Glenski; 2. Clint King; 3. Bryce Walker; 4. Ronnie Bassett; 5. Timmy Hill; 6. Chad Finchum; 7. Cody Blackburn; 8. William Cunningham; 9. Brandon Lynn; 10. Judson Kittle; 11. Blake Eden; 12. Jordan Coker; 13. Nicholas Stroupe; 14. Tyler Hill; 15. Josh Lambert; 16. Dylan Pack; 17. Brett Pepicelli; 18. Meghan Dillner; 19. Zac Carter; 20. Justin Grimes; 21. Devin Jones; 22. Gregory Lang; 23. Robert Poole; 24. Dustin Sword; 25. Hayden Reeves; 26. Daniel Gobeille; 27. Benji Hicks; 28. Tripp Ellis.
Bandolero Outlaws Feature (5 laps): 1. Chris Honeycutt; 2. Chris Morgan; 3. Josh Turner; 4. Dawn Eagens; 5. T.J. Hicks; 6. Kendell Sellers; 7. Charles Long Jr.; 8. Jake Morris; 9. Kayla Turner; 10. Tim Keener; 11. Christopher McKinney; 12. Jarod Hicks; 13. Dove Furr; 14. Nathan Rogers; 15. Mark Limehouse.
CRASHCars (15 laps): 1. Jeremy Troiano; 2. Kenneth Deese; 3. Walter Pecora; 4. Jennifer Peptrea; 5. Jason Campbell; 6. Joe Saleem; 7. Chris James; 8. Randy Spivey; 9. Larry Henderson; 10. Paul Sparrow; 11. David Spivey; 12. Jake Brown; 13. Rusty Drye.