3-Year-Old Shares Stage with NASCAR Kids
Ferguson cruised to victory in the Kids¿ Power Wheels Championship, riding his Kawasaki Super Shock motorcycle. The Rock Hill, S.C., youngster triumphed over a field of 40 kids ages 2 to 11. Ferguson completed one lap around the quarter-mile oval to pick up the four-foot trophy and become the youngest race winner in the storied history of Lowe¿s Motor Speedway.
Grissom, son of 1993 NASCAR Busch Series champion Steve Grissom, posted his inaugural Legends Car Pro division feature victory. The 13-year-old from Concord, N.C, took the lead on the second lap and was never seriously challenged in the 20-lap run. David Ragan, son of former NASCAR Winston Cup driver Ken Ragan, tied his best finish of the season in the runner-up position. Michael Van Wingerden claimed the point lead with a third-place finish.
Starting from the pole in the 20-lap Thunder Roadster feature, Ryan Zeck dominated the race in wire-to-wire fashion. The Harrisburg, N.C., resident claimed his fourth victory of the season and solidified his point advantage heading into the final week. In his best showing of the season, Kyle Beattie drove to a second-place finish while Steve Zacharias settled for third.
Phil ¿Razor¿ Sharpe charged through the field record his second victory in the drama-filled Legends Car Masters division feature. The Charlotte, N.C., resident pulled in front after championship contenders Cotton Spry and Clay Hair wrecked on lap 12. Larry Friddle recorded his best finish in second and Eddie Harwell rounded out the top three.
In the Legends Car Semi-Pro division main, Louis Hawkins recorded his first victory of the season as the North Augusta, S.C., resident slipped by Jamie Hayes with five laps remaining in the 20-lap race. Hayes settled for second after a torrid battle with Mark Whitley who was next under the checkered flag.
Starting from the pole, Ryan Jernigan of Hickory, N.C., led the entire 20-lap Bandolero Outlaws feature to notch his fourth victory in nine races. Allen Stowe nipped Brandon Keene in a photo-finish for second. Keene¿s third-place effort was good enough to maintain the division point lead.
With rain postponing their main events the previous week, the Bandolero Bandits and Young Guns each ran two features.
Lajoie, son of two-time NASCAR Busch Series champion Randy Lajoie, swept both Bandits events. In the first race, the Kannapolis, N.C., driver took the lead with four laps to go, propelling him into the point lead. Hunter Robbins claimed runner-up honors and Brandon McReynolds, son of FOX commentator and former NASCAR Winston Cup crew chief Larry McReynolds, finished third.
In the second 20-lap Bandits feature, Jake Crum sliced through the 20-car field to finish second after spinning on lap two. Jordan Paschal crossed the line third.
Nicholas Pope stretched his win streak to seven by claiming victory in both Bandolero Young Gun features. The 12-year-old Taylorsville, N.C., resident started 10th in the first race and methodically worked through the field as the event was shortened to just eight laps due to time constraints. Adam Crawford, son NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver Rick Crawford, posted a second-place finish with Tyler Green, son of NASCAR Busch Series veteran Mark Green, third.
In the second race, Pope overcame a ninth-place start to earn yet another victory. Bruce Benson II and Crawford followed him under the checkered flag.
A wild School Bus slobberknocker featuring local media personalities and the crowning of seven racing champions highlight the schedule for Tuesday night, Aug. 12, when Pennington Seed Night brings down the curtain on the 10-week Summer Shootout Series.
Adult tickets for the action-packed night of racing 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 Championship Winner: Carson Ferguson, Rock Hill, S.C.
Legends Car Pro Feature (20 laps): 1. Kyle Grissom; 2. David Ragan; 3. Michael Van Wingerden; 4. G.E. Chapman; 5. Troy Andrews; 6. Mike Wirth; 7, Cliff Daniels; 8. Josh Waring; 9. Beau Slocumb; 10. Adam Roberson; 11. Joey Logano; 12. Cary Thompson; 13. Richie Steamboat; 14. Thomas Van Wingerden; 15. Ben Stancill; 16. Wes Burton; 17. Jimmy Lang.
Thunder Roadster Feature (20 laps): 1. Ryan Zeck; 2. Kyle Beattie; 3. Steve Zacharias; 4. Nick Tucker; 5. Tommy Wrape; 6. Scott Whitaker; 7. David Sugg; 8. Reggie Primus; 9. Bob Jarvis; 10. Jim Gresham; 11. Jim Fluharty; 12. Ralph Sheheen; 13. Davis Ragan; 14. Herman Towe; 15. Hunt Dyer; 16. Mark Miller; 17. Buddy Compton; 18. Roger Simon; 19. Andrew Rogers; 20. Tom Van Wingerden; 21. Brandon Hylton.
Legends Car Semi-Pro Feature (20 laps): 1. Louis Hawkins; 2. Jamie Hayes; 3. Mark Whitley; 4. Keith Newcomer; 5. Chrissy Wallace; 6. Todd Adams; 7. John Barilka; 8. Casey Dohm; 9. Matt Willingham; 10. Andrew Rogers; 11. Patrick Conrad; 12. Jesse Bunnell; 13. John Freeman; 14. Alan Hunter; 15. John Johnson; 16. Jamie Griffin; 17. Tim Snyder; 18. Scooter Hillis; 19. Scott Naset; 20. Dustin Rumley; 21. Tonya Cordrey; 22. Richard Gordon; 23. Keith Breasbois; 24. David Leiner III; 25. Dustin Genenbacher; 26. Scott Edgell; 27. Chuck Eudy.
Legends Car Masters Feature (14 laps): 1. Phil Sharpe; 2. Larry Friddle; 3. Eddie Harwell; 4. Randy Spencer; 5. Bruce Sawicki; 6. Dennis White; 7. Jan Ingram; 8. Cotton Spry; 9. Wayne Whaley; 10. Rolfe Schnur; 11. Bobby Pence; 12. Bill Mathers; 13. Brian Weimer; 14. Walter Wyatt; 15. John Sossoman; 16. Clay Hair; 17. Eddie Caudill; 18. Gary Shannon; 19. Chris Carlsen; 20. Ronnie Laney; 21. Tom Van Wingerden; 22. John Smith; 23. Chuck Dohm; 24. Roger Hefner; 25. Mark Moskowitz; 26. John Chapman; 27. Freddie Lancaster.
Bandolero Outlaws Feature (20 laps): 1. Ryan Jernigan; 2. Allen Stowe; 3. Brandon Keene; 4. Christopher Morgan; 5. William Jay Gould; 6. Jason Haynes; 7. Jeff Harrell; 8. Scott Brown; 9. Jeff Miles; 10. Joel Suggs; 11. Doug Wisl; 12. Charles Long Sr.; 13. Kyle Beattie.
First Bandolero Young Guns Feature (8 laps): 1. Nicholas Pope; 2. Adam Crawford; 3. Tyler Green; 4. Bruce Benson II; 5. Brandon Steadman; 6. Drew Calhoun; 7. Chris Bailey Jr.; 8. Mathew Lassiter; 9. Bret Hylton; 10. Justin Morton; 11. Phillip Gill; 12. Cameron Caputo; 13. Jordan Tonelis; 14. Bailey Freeman; 15. Ashleigh Wilkins; 16. Brad Griffin; 17. John Ellenburg; 18. Jonathan Stone; 19. Jake Morris; 20. Tripp Mazzucco; 21. Jessie Johnson; 22. Whitney Wolfe; 23. Matthew Stover; 24. Joshua Sisco; 25. Ryan Bowman; 26. Andrew Murphy; 27. Kevin Henry; 28. Derrick Long; 29. Mike Bilderback; 30. Mark Webb Jr.; 31. James Long; 32. Devon Haun.
Second Bandolero Young Guns Feature (12 laps): 1. Nicholas Pope; 2. Bruce Benson II; 3. Adam Crawford; 4. Phillip Gill; 5. Drew Calhoun; 6. Brandon Steadman; 7. Jessie Johnson; 8. Brad Griffin; 9. Bret Hylton; 10. Jonathan Stone; 11. Bailey Freeman; 12. T.J. Barron; 13. Matthew Stover; 14. Jake Morris; 15. Mathew Lassiter; 16. Ashleigh Wilkins; 17. Marcus Limehouse; 18. Jake Palillo; 19. Tripp Mazzucco; 20. Chris Bailey Jr.; 21. Cameron Caputo; 22. Tyler Green; 23. Ryan Bowman; 24. Whitney Wolfe; 25. John Ellenburg; 26. Justin Morton; 27. Joshua Sisco; 28. Jordan Tonelis.
First Bandolero Bandits Feature (20 laps): 1. Corey Lajoie; 2. Hunter Robbins; 3. Brandon McReynolds; 4. Zachary Stroupe; 5. Jordan Anderson; 6. Jordan Paschal; 7. Mathew Godley; 8. Rob Beasley; 9. Ryan Glenski; 10. Cole Miktuk; 11. Matt Bowers; 12. Daniel Hamric; 13. Corey Gordon; 14. Mitchell Coble; 15. Noah Clark; 16. Jake Crum; 17. Landon Bullock; 18. Max Gresham; 19. Josh Williams; 20. Austin Murphy; 21. Jordan Webb; 22. Broc Murphy.
Second Bandolero Bandits Feature (20 laps: 1. Corey Lajoie; 2. Jake Crum; 3. Jordan Paschal; 4. Daniel Hamric; 5. Zachary Stroupe; 6. Jordan Anderson; 7. Matt Bowers; 8. Brandon McReynolds; 9. Mathew Godley; 10. Max Gresham; 11. Ryan Glenski; 12. Cole Miktuk; 13. Rob Beasley; 14. Mitchell Coble; 15. Corey Gordon; 16. Landon Bullock; 17. Noah Clark; 18. Kyle Shano; 19. Derrick Wood; 20. Hunter Robbins.