7 Familiar Winners in Hardee's Summer Shootout
Rogers of Kannapolis, N.C., scored his first win of the season in the Raceape.com Legends Car Semi-Pro feature. Rogers started sixth in the 28-car field and took the lead on lap seven in the 20-lap run. Scooter Hillis made a late dash to the top spot but settled for second at the stripe with Andrew Rogers third. Scott Knox, who finished sixth, has a comfortable 52-point lead over Andrew Rogers in the championship chase.
Having been shut out of victory lane since the opening week, Michael Van Wingerden stormed to victory in the 20-lap feature for the Tom Johnson Camping Center Legends Car Pro division. The Huntersville, N.C., driver started third, took the lead on lap six and never looked back. Tommy Pistone led the opening laps but was a distant second at the stripe with Tolliver Smith third. Josh Waring, who finished sixth, leads Thomas Van Wingerden by a mere four points heading into the season finale.
Donald Bond of Wadesboro, N.C., kept on truckin¿ in the One-on-One Spectator Races presented by Critter Control, driving his 1991 GMC Syclone pick-up truck to his second consecutive victory. Bond beat Gene Ayer¿s Pontiac Grand-Am in round one, Buddy Bessig¿s Ford Mustang in round two and the Subaru WRX driven by Dean Lyons in the finale of the single-elimination format.
In the 20-lap feature for the Quaker Steak & Lube Thunder Roadsters, Andrew Rogers of Charlotte, N.C., bounced back from an early spin to record his third victory of the season. Rogers started sixth in the 19-car field and took the lead from John Freeman on the final trip around the frontstretch quarter-mile oval. Freeman finished second while Adam Welch claimed show honors. Freeman heads into the final week just 38 points ahead of Rogers.
New London, N.C., resident John Sossoman notched his fifth victory of the season in the 20-lap main event for the Holiday Inn University Legends Car Masters division for drivers ages 40 and over. Sossoman, who started seventh in the 26-car field, took the lead on lap eight and held off a late charge by point leader Clay Hair. Hair crossed the stripe second with ¿Captain¿ John Smith third. Hair leads Sossoman by just eight points heading into next week¿s season finale.
Jake ¿The Snake¿ Crum of Statesville, N.C., emerged from a torrid three-car battle with Brandon McReynolds and Tyler Green to win the 20-lap feature for the Cabarrus Family Medicine Young Guns Bandolero division. It was the second consecutive victory for Crum who started 10th and took the lead from McReynolds with just two laps remaining. McReynolds, son of FOX commentator and former NASCAR crew chief Larry McReynolds, settled for second with Green, son of NASCAR Busch Series driver Mark Green, third. Green now leads Crum by 28 points in the championship chase.
After two consecutive second-place finishes, Zachary Stroupe of Iron Station, N.C., returned to victory lane in the 20-lap feature for the TopChoice for Fire Ants Bandolero Bandits. Stroupe started eighth and quickly worked to the point, taking the lead on lap four. With Stroupe cruising to his third victory of the season, the real battle was for second with point leader Cole Miktuk eventually taking the spot after starting 13th in the 22-car field. Gerald White Jr. settled for third. Stroupe¿s victory moved him to within 19 points of Miktuk in the title chase.
Ryan Jernigan of Hickory, N.C., posted his third consecutive victory in the 20-lap feature for the Premise Termite Elimination Bandolero Outlaws. Jernigan started eighth, took the lead on lap five and was never seriously challenged. He was followed under the checkered flag by Brad Griffin and Jason Haynes. Bruce Benson II continues to lead the point standings by 52 over Chris Morgan.
The 10-week Hardee¿s Summer Shootout concludes with NAPA Championship Night on Tuesday, Aug. 17. Championships will be decided in each of the seven divisions of Legends Car, Bandolero and Thunder Roadster racing and a spectacular School Bus slobberknocker rounds out the card.
Gates open at 5 p.m. with feature racing starting at 7:30. Call 1-800-455-FANS for ticket information or visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.
Tom Johnson Camping Center Legends Car Pro Feature (20 laps): 1. Michael Van Wingerden; 2. Tommy Pistone III; 3. Tolliver Smith; 4. David Ragan; 5. Thomas Van Wingerden; 6. Josh Waring; 7. Kyle Busch; 8. Jesse Smith; 9. Louis Hawkins; 10. Jason Reisman; 11. Michael Wirth; 12. Jesse Bunnell; 13. Jason Tidwell; 14. Chris Dilbeck; 15. Todd Adams; 16. Cliff Daniels; 17. Daniel Moskowitz; 18. Beau Slocumb; 19. Kyle Grissom.
Quaker Steak & Lube Thunder Roadster Feature (20 laps): 1. Andrew Rogers; 2. John Freeman; 3. Adam Welch; 4. Roger Simons; 5. Ryan McLeod; 6. Steve Zacharias; 7. Mark Miller; 8. Rob Fuller; 9. Ryan Zeck; 10. David Sugg; 11. Mr. Bill; 12. Hunt Dyer; 13. Ralph Sheheen; 14. Tom Van Wingerden; 15. Scott Whittaker; 16. Michael Van Wingerden; 17. Chris Lingenfelter; 18. Jim Gresham; 19. Terry Horak.
Raceape.com Legends Car Semi-Pro Feature (20 laps): 1. Chris Rogers, 2. Scooter Hillis; 3. Andrew Rogers; 4. Jordan Anderson; 5. R. Todd Johnson; 6. Scott Knox; 7. Phillip Gill; 8. Brandon Weber; 9. Tiffany Daniels; 10. Jess Mattox; 11. Rob Hall; 12. Keith Breasbois; 13. Chrissy Wallace; 14. Drew Denham; 15. Josh Sell; 16. Andrew Carlsen; 17. Tonya Cordrey; 18. Kim Bruder; 19. Matt Bowers; 20. Scott Bishop; 21. John Barilka; 22. Casey Callaway; 23. Dustin Rumley; 24. Patrick McVay; 25. Dennis Kiser; 26. Jamie Smith; 27. Chad Edwards; 28. John Kurkowski.
Holiday Inn University Legends Car Masters Feature (20 laps): 1. John Sossoman; 2. Clay Hair; 3. ¿Captain¿ John Smith; 4. George ¿Cotton¿ Spry; 5. Jan Ingram; 6. Eddie Harwell; 7. Randy Thornton; 8. Dwight Pilgrim; 9. Brian Wiemer; 10. Bill Crowder; 11. Chuck Dohm; 12. Bobby Pence; 13. Bruce Sawicki; 14. Freddie Lancaster; 15. Dr. Gary Shannon; 16. Ed Clark; 17. Ronnie Laney; 18. Chris Carlsen; 19. Bill Mathers; 20. Tom Van Wingerden; 21. Chase Hitchcock; 22. Dennis White; 23. Bill Gardner; 24. Dr. Mark Moskowitz; 25. Carlos Moore; 26. Randy Spencer.
TopChoice for Fire Ants Bandolero Bandits Feature (20 laps): 1. Zachary Stroupe; 2. Cole Miktuk; 3. Gerald White Jr.; 4. Kyle Fowler; 5. Ryan Blaney; 6. Max Gresham; 7. Josh Williams; 8. Rob Beasley; 9. Mitchell Coble; 10. Nicholas Stroupe; 11. Clint King; 12. Stephen Bergh Jr.; 13. Drew Moffitt; 14. Corey Gordon; 15. Ryan Glenski; 16. William Nelson; 17. Landon Bullock; 18. Casey Lajoie; 19. Noah Clark; 20. Chad Akins; 21. Darrell Wallace Jr.; 22. Ronnie Bassett
Cabarrus Family Medicine Bandolero Young Guns Feature (20 laps): 1. Jake Crum; 2. Brandon McReynolds; 3. Tyler Green; 4. Bret Hylton; 5. Jordan Penninger; 6. Daniel Hemric; 7. Devon Haun; 8. Matthew Stover; 9. John Ellenburg; 10. Josh Butler; 11. Amanda Harrell; 12. Corey Lajoie; 13. Robby Innella; 14. Jessie Johnson; 15. Jake Morris; 16. Sam McAulay; 17. Justen Kraemer; 18. Ashleigh Wilkins; 19. Bailey Freeman; 20. Derrick Wood; 21. Ryan Salomon; 22. Kyle Shano; 23. Charles Mingo III.
Premise Termite Elimination Bandolero Outlaws Feature (20 laps): 1. Ryan Jernigan; 2. Brad Griffin; 3. Jason Haynes; 4. Bruce Benson II; 5. Chris Morgan; 6. Joshua Sisco; 7. Kevin Bellicourt; 8. Marcus Limehouse; 9. Dawn Eagens; 10. Artie Clever; 11. Jennifer Spain; 12. Scott Brown; 13. Michael Hodgson; 14. Charles Long Jr.; 15. Robin Metdepenningen; 16. Derek Robbins.