Wood Whips Wallace in NASCAR Grudge Match
Youth was served in the NASCAR Celebrity Grudge Match as 21-year-old Wood beat Wallace in a best two-out-of-three showdown in Winston Cup-style convertibles. Wood won the first three-lap race with Wallace topping the second. The two opted to run the final segment in the opposite direction, or clockwise. They ran side-by-side for most of the distance with Wood using a low move in the final turn to claim the victory.
Dyane Coffey of Charlotte, N.C., rode along with Wood in the winning mount while David Hicks of Harrisburg, N.C., was the passenger in Wallace¿s car. Two more lucky fans were selected from the crowd to ride shotgun in next week¿s event.
Starting from the pole in the 20-car field, Van Wingerden was never seriously challenged in his wire-to-wire drive in the 15-lap Legends Car Pro division main event. The Huntersville, N.C., driver¿s second straight victory firmly established him as the man to beat in the championship chase. Thirteen-year-old Jesse Smith and former Legends Car national champion Josh Waring waged a torrid battle for second with Smith eventually claiming the runner-up pay.
Fresh from an eighth-place showing in the American Speed Association stock car event Saturday night at I-70 Speedway in Odessa, Mo., Ryan Zeck of Harrisburg, N.C., dominated the 15-lap feature for the Thunder Roadsters. Starting second, Zeck took the lead on lap number three and was never challenged. Scott Whitaker claimed second with Andrew Rogers third.
Shortened to just 10 laps due to numerous caution flags for spins and minor tangles, the Legends Car Semi-Pro division feature saw Casey Dohm of Charlotte, N.C., record his first victory. Dohm lined up second in the 28-car field and beat Patrick Conrad to the stripe. Mike Wallace¿s daughter Chrissy was third under the checkered flag.
Phil ¿Razor¿ Sharpe of Charlotte, N.C., started second in the 28-car field and sliced to victory in the Legends Car Masters division feature. Wayne Whaley finished second with Dennis White third in the caution-filled event that was shortened to 12 laps due to time constraints. Larry Friddle was transported to NorthEast Medical Center for further evaluation following a two-car crash on the opening lap of the feature for Legends Car drivers age 40 and over. The Greenville, S.C., driver was complaining of back pain.
Corey Lajoie, son of two-time NASCAR Busch Series champion Randy Lajoie, dominated the 15-lap Bandolero Bandits feature, recording his first career victory. The Kannapolis, N.C., resident took the lead from the outside of the front row and was never challenged in the division for drivers ages 8 to 11. Matt Martin, son of NASCAR Winston Cup veteran Mark Martin, closed on Lajoie during the final laps but settled for second. Jordan Paschal was next under the checkered flag.
Ryan Bowman of Lilburn, Ga., emerged from a torrid three-car battle to win the 15-lap Bandolero Young Guns feature for the second consecutive week. Bruce Benson II started from the pole in the 22-car field and led the first 12 laps before Bowman slipped past. Once in front, Bowman held off Benson and Drew Calhoun in the division for drivers ages 12 to 16.
Veteran Allen Stowe of Concord, N.C., charged through the field from the fifth-starting position to record his first Summer Shootout victory the 15-lap feature for the Bandolero Outlaws. Jason Haynes ran second in the event for drivers age 17 and over while Christopher Morgan crossed under the checkered flag in the show position.
The Carolina Showstoppers motorcycle stunt team also entertained the fans with a two-wheeled version of the ¿Fast and Furious.¿ The four riders performed a variety of radical stunts and tire-smoking burnouts on motorcycles and four-wheelers.
The 10th annual Summer Shootout continues Tuesday night, June 24. In addition to the regular racing divisions, wild-and-wacky School Bus racing returns and FOX NASCAR commentators Jeff Hammond and Larry McReynolds will trade paint in the Celebrity Grudge Match. Gates open at 5 p.m. with feature racing at 7:30.
NASCAR Grudge Match: Jon Wood over Mike Wallace.
Legends Car Pro Feature (15 laps): 1. Thomas Van Wingerden; 2. Jessie Smith; 3. Josh Waring; 4. Sean Brown; 5. Beau Slocumb; 6. Chris Waters; 7. Ben Stancill; 8. Kyle Grissom; 9. Mike Wirth; 10. Troy Andrews; 11. Cliff Daniels; 12. Michael Sboro; 13. Richie Steamboat; 14. Jimmy Lang; 15. Jody Folice; 16. Michael Van Wingerden; 17. Joey Logano; 18. David Ragan; 19. Chris Dilbeck; 20. Todd Laney.
Thunder Roadster Feature (15 laps): 1. Ryan Zeck; 2. Scott Whittaker; 3. Andrew Rogers; 4. Kyle Beattie; 5. Tom Van Wingerden; 6. Adam Welch; 7. Jim Gresham; 8. Mike Gorman; 9. Reggie Primus; 10. Mark Miller; 11. Brandon Hylton; 12. Jim Fluharty; 13. Ralph Sheheen; 14. David Sugg; 15. Hunt Dyer; 16. Herman Towe.
Legends Car Semi-Pro Feature (10 laps): 1. Casey Dohm; 2. Patrick Conrad; 3. Chrissy Wallace; 4. John Freeman; 5. Jesse Bunnell; 6. Andrew Rogers; 7. Michael Hanes; 8. Tonya Cordrey; 9. Matt Willingham; 10. Keith Newcomer; 11. Danny Bopp; 12. Todd Adams; 13. Tim Snyder; 14. Scooter Hillis; 15. Scott Knox; 16. Jamie Hayes; 17. Todd Spears; 18. Tiffany Daniels; 19. Daniel Sossoman; 20. John Johnston; 21. Scott Naset; 22. Scott Edgell; 23. Jamie Griffin; 24. Mark Whitley; 25. R. Todd Johnson; 26. John Barilka; 27. Louis Hawkins; 28. Robert Hall.
Legends Car Masters Feature (12 laps): 1. Phil Sharpe; 2. Wayne Whaley; 3. Dennis White; 4. Chuck Dohm; 5. Cotton Spry; 6. Eddie Harwell; 7. Dr. Gary Shannon; 8. Roger Hefner; 9. Ronnie Laney; 10. Rolfe Schnur; 11. John Chapman; 12. Brian Weimer; 13. Bruce Sawicki; 14. Freddie Lancaster; 15. Richard Greene; 16. Chris Carlsen; 17. Tim Lightfoot; 18. Bill Mathers; 19. Walter Wyatt; 20. Randy Thornton; 21. John Sossoman; 22. Dr. Mark Moskowitz; 23. Randy Spencer; 24. Bobby Pence; 25. Tom Van Wingerden; 26. Jan Ingram; 27. Larry Friddle; 28. Clay Hair.
Bandolero Outlaws Feature (15 laps): 1. Allen Stowe; 2. Jason Haynes; 3. Christopher Morgan; 4. Brandon Keane; 5. Scott Brown; 6. Jeff Harrel; 7. William Jay Gould; 8. Joel Suggs; 9. Paul Brown; 10. Charles Long Sr.; 11. Ryan Jernigan.
Bandolero Young Guns Feature (15 laps): 1. Ryan Bowman; 2. Bruce Benson II; 3. Drew Calhoun; 4. Matthew Lassiter; 5. Adam Crawford; 6. Nicholas Pope; 7. Devon Haun; 8. Tyler Green; 9. Justin Morton; 10. T.J. Barron; 11. Bret Hylton; 12. James Long; 13. Derrick Long; 14. Brandon Steadman; 15. Whitney Wolfe; 16. Jessie Johnson; 17. Chris Bailey Jr.; 18. Marcus Limehouse; 19. Jake Palillo; 20. Joshua Sisco; 21. Ashleigh Wilkins; 22. Brad Griffin; 23. Jake Morris.
Bandolero Bandits Feature (15 laps): 1. Corey Lajoie; 2. Matt Martin; 3. Jordan Paschal; 4. Matt Bowers; 5. Zachary Stroupe; 6. Matthew Godley; 7. Jordan Anderson; 8. Jake Crum; 9. Max Gresham; 10. Daniel Hamric; 11. Brandon McReynolds; 12. Cole Miktuk; 13. Chad Akins; 14. Rob Beasley; 15. Corey Gordon; 16. Hunter Robbins; 17. Blake Eden; 18. Landon Bullock; 19. Noah Clark; 20. Gerald White Jr.; 21. Ryan Glenski; 22. Kyle Robbins.