Drivers from 4 to 45 Win at Summer Shootout
Brock of Woodruff, S.C., drove his No. 3 Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet replica to victory in the inaugural Kids' Power Wheels Championship. The race, featuring 19 drivers ranging in age from 3 to 10, battled wheel-to-wheel on their battery-powered Power Wheels machines before Brock pulled away to claim the trophy.
Hair, a resident of Mt. Pleasant, N.C., took the point lead in the Legends Car Masters division after dominating the 20-lap feature for drivers ages 40 and over. Hair started second in the 28-car field and was 4.5 seconds ahead of John Sossoman at the checkered flag. Jan Ingram settled for the show laurels.
Josh Waring of Concord, N.C., celebrated his 22nd birthday two days early, passing race-long leader David Ragan on the final lap to win the Legends Car Pro division feature. Ragan, son of former NASCAR Winston Cup driver Ken Ragan, settled for second in the race that was shortened to 17 laps due to time constraints. Hendrick Motorsports Busch and ARCA Series driver Kyle Busch finished third in the wild dash to the checkered flag.
Making his first start of the season, Steve Zacharias charged through the pack from the ninth starting spot to win the 20-lap feature for the sleek Thunder Roadsters. Zacharias, a former asphalt modified racer in the Northeast, beat David Sugg and Andrew Rogers to the stripe.
Point leader Patrick Conrad of Clermont, Fla., extended his advantage by winning the 20-lap feature for the Legends Car Semi-Pro division. Louis Hawkins dominated the race, but saw his victory hopes dashed by a crash during a lap 18 restart. Conrad led the final two circuits as he beat John Freeman and Danny Bopp.
Allen Stowe of Concord, N.C., went wire-to-wire in posting his second Bandolero Outlaws feature victory of the season. Ryan Jernigan finished second in the 20-lap race for drivers ages 17 and over with Christopher Morgan third under the checkered flag.
With rain washing out their main events the previous week, the Bandolero Bandits and Young Guns each ran two features.
Hunter Robbins of Montgomery, Ala., won the first Bandits feature, dominating the crash-filled race that was shortened to just eight laps due to time constraints. Jake Crum finished second while Corey Lajoie, son of two-time NASCAR Busch Series champion Randy Lajoie, took third from point leader Jordan Anderson on the final lap.
Lajoie moved up one spot in the second race, romping to his second victory in five starts. The third-generation racer from Kannapolis, N.C., started from the pole and led the entire 16-lap distance, fending off Crum who settled for the runner-up pay. Matt Martin, son of 2002 Coca-Cola 600 winner Matt Martin. rounded out the top three.
Point leader Nicholas Pope scored a clean sweep, winning both Bandolero Young Guns features. The Taylorsville, N.C., driver cruised to an easy victory in the first 20-lap event with Tyler Green, son of former NASCAR Busch Series driver Mark Green, recording his best finish of the season in second. Phillip Gill was third in the first feature for drivers ages 12 to 16.
In the second 20-lap Young Guns main, Pope passed Brad Griffin with four laps remaining and cruised to the checkered flag. Griffin settled for second with Ryan Bowman third.
School Bus racing returns for round six of the 10th annual Summer Shootout Series on Tuesday night, July 15. Three divisions of Legends Cars, three classes of Bandoleros and the extremely popular Thunder Roadsters round out the action-packed card.
Adult tickets are just $5 with children 6 to 12 admitted for $3 and those under 6 free. Gates open at 5 p.m. with feature racing at 7:30. Parking is free. Call 1-800-455-FANS for tickets or information.
Kids' Power Wheels Race Winner: Joe Brock, Woodruff, S.C.
Legends Car Pro Feature (17 laps): 1. Josh Waring; 2. David Ragan; 3. Kyle Busch; 4. Ben Stancill; 5. Tolliver Smith; 6. Thomas Van Wingerden; 7. Kyle Grissom; 8. Michael Van Wingerden; 9. Joey Logano; 10. Sean Brown; 11. Troy Andrews; 12. Jody Folice; 13. Chris Waters; 14. Mike Wirth; 15. Jesse Smith; 16. Cary Thompson; 17. Cliff Daniels; 18. Richie Steamboat; 19. Beau Slocumb; 20. Jimmy Lang.
Thunder Roadster Feature (20 laps): 1. Steve Zacharias; 2. David Sugg; 3. Andrew Rogers; 4. David Ragan; 5. Tom Van Wingerden; 6. Hunt Dyer; 7. Mark Miller; 8. Jim Fluharty; 9. Roger Neale; 10. Jim Gresham; 11. Herman Towe; 12. Scott Whittaker; 13. Roger Simon; 14. Ryan Zeck; 15. Tommy Wrape; 16. Nick Tucker; 17. Mike Gorman; 18. Ralph Sheheen; 19. Kyle Beattie; 20. Reggie Primus; 21. Buddy Compton.
Legends Car Semi-Pro Feature (20 laps): 1. Patrick Conrad; 2. John Freeman; 3. Danny Bopp; 4. Mark Whitley; 5. Keith Newcomer; 6. Michael Hanes; 7. Jesse Bunnell; 8. Scott Knox; 9. Scooter Hillis; 10. Andrew Rogers; 11. Bruce Little; 12. Scott Edgell; 13. Scott Naset; 14. Tonya Codrey; 15. Louis Hawkins; 16. R. Todd Johnson; 17. John Barilka; 18. John Johnston; 19. Jamie Hayes; 20. Sam Watts; 21. Richard Gordon; 22. Tim Snyder; 23. Jamie Griffin; 24. Trent Mayo; 25. Casey Dohm; 26. Robert Hall; 27. Chrissy Wallace; 28. Matt Willingham.
Legends Car Masters Feature (20 laps): 1. Clay Hair; 2. John Sossoman; 3. Jan Ingram; 4. Randy Spencer; 5. Capt. John Smith; 6. Chuck Dohm; 7. Eddie Harwell; 8. Bobby Pence; 9. Tom Van Wingerden; 10. Rolfe Schnur; 11. Ronnie Laney; 12. Larry Friddle; 13. Richard Greene; 14. Phil Sharpe; 15. Freddie Lancaster; 16. Roger Hefner; 17. Eddie Caudill; 18. Bruce Sawicki; 19. Dr. Mark Moskowitz; 20. Wayne Whaley; 21. Brian Weimer; 22. Walter Wyatt; 23. Bill Mathers; 24. Cotton Spry; 25. Dr. Gary Shannon; 26. Dave Sondles; 27. Dennis White; 28. John Chapman.
Bandolero Outlaws Feature (20 laps): 1. Allen Stowe; 2. Ryan Jernigan; 3. Christopher Morgan; 4. Jason Haynes; 5. Scott Brown; 6. Joel Suggs; 7. William Jay Gould; 8. Jeff Miles; 9. Charles Long; 10. Thomas Haun; 11. Jeff Harrel; 12. Brandon Keene; 13. Doug Wisl.
First Bandolero Young Guns Feature (20 laps): 1. Nicholas Pope; 2. Tyler Green; 3. Phillip Gill; 4. Devon Haun; 5. Bruce Benson II; 6. Ryan Bowman; 7. Mathew Lassiter; 8. Drew Calhoun; 9. Adam Crawford; 10. Brad Griffin; 11. Chris Bailey Jr.; 12. Whitney Wolfe; 13. Brandon Steadman; 14. Bret Hylton; 15. Ashleigh Wilkins; 16. Joshua Sisco; 17. Jonathan Stone; 18. Bailey Freeman; 19. Jake Palillo; 20. James Long; 21. Derrick Long; 22. Jessie Johnson; 23. Justin Morton; 24. Cameron Caputo; 25. T.J. Barron.
Second Bandolero Young Guns Feature (20 laps): 1. Nicholas Pope; 2. Brad Griffin; 3. Ryan Bowman; 4. Bruce Benson II; 5. Drew Calhoun; 6. Tyler Green; 7. Matthew Lassiter; 8. Adam Crawford; 9. Chris Bailey Jr.; 10. Devon Haun; 11. Justin Morton; 12. Whitney Wolfe; 13. Jessie Johnson; 14. Derrick Long; 15. Bailey Freeman; 16. Brandon Steadman; 17. James Long; 18. Jake Morris; 19. Phillip Gill; 20. Jordan Tonelis; 21. Chelsea Schillig; 22. Joshua Sisco; 23. Jake Palillo; 24. Ashleigh Wilkins; 25. Bret Hylton; 26. Jonathon Stone.
First Bandolero Bandits Feature (8 laps): 1. Hunter Robbins; 2. Jake Crum; 3. Corey Lajoie; 4. Jordan Anderson; 5. Daniel Hamric; 6. Brandon McReynolds; 7. Chad Akins; 8. Matt Martin; 9. Ryan Glenski; 10. Cole Miktuk; 11. Matt Bowers; 12. Max Gresham; 13. Landon Bullock; 14. Corey Gordon; 15. Mathew Godley; 16. Ryan Rust; 17. Gerald White Jr.; 18. Rob Beasley; 19. Zachary Stroupe; 20. Jordan Paschal; 21. Noah Clark; 22. Josh Williams; 23. Blake Eden.
Second Bandolero Bandits Feature (16 laps): 1. Corey Lajoie; 2. Jake Crum; 3. Matt Martin; 4. Zachary Stroupe; 5. Gerald White Jr.; 6. Brandon McReynolds; 7. Cole Miktuk; 8. Mathew Godley; 9. Daniel Hamric; 10. Landon Bullock; 11. Ryan Glenski; 12. Corey Gordon; 13. Eric Salvesen; 14. Noah Clark; 15. Max Gresham; 16. Ryan Rust; 17. Jordan Paschal; 18. Matt Bowers; 19. Jordan Anderson; 20. Hunter Robbins; 21. Chad Akins; 22. Rob Beasley.