Hemric Wins Sixth Race in a Row During Action-Packed Round Seven of the Jack in the Box Summer Shootout Series
The action was as hot on the track as the temperatures were off the track at Round Seven of the Jack in the Box Summer Shootout Series. Daniel Hemric won his sixth Summer Shootout Series race in a row. Alex Kennedy, of the Carmel Baptist Church, won the Faster Pastor school bus slobberknocker, while Mark Ledford won the USLMRA lawn mower race, and Kynzer Flynn, of Concord, N.C., won the Little Luggies 600 Power Wheels race.
In the Faster Pastor school bus slobberknocker, Matt Landrum, of The Line Church, led the field to the green, but it quickly turned into a three-way battle between Landrum, Don Newman of Memorial United Methodist, and Kennedy. As they rounded Turn 1, Newman hooked Landrum, drawing the caution. With the field reset, Kennedy took the lead and went on to score the victory over the charging World's Fastest Mascot, Lug Nut.
Kennedy took home the title of fastest man-of-the-cloth over Lug Nut, Billy Mauldin of Motor Racing Outreach, Charlotte Motor Speedway's Kyle Edmiston, Newman, and Landrum.
Mark Ledford, of York, S.C., mow-tored around the quarter-mile for the win in the United States Lawn Mower Racing Association (USLMRA) exhibition race. The lead was never guaranteed as the racers really gave this exhibition their all. Ledford stole the win in the last seconds of the race after a three-wide run on the frontstretch.
Kynzer Flynn, of Concord, N.C., and his red Jeep pulled away from 28 other Power Wheels to take the win in the Little Luggies 600.
"Hotshoe" Hemric started the Legend Car Pro feature in fifth position, but worked his way to the front in a race marred by four caution periods to take his sixth win in seven Jack in the Box Summer Shootout Series races, and his second of the evening, after winning the Round Six make-up feature.
Kason Plott took the green flag in the point position, and led through the first caution on lap 1, but lost the lead to Tyler Green after a caution on lap 5. On lap 12, the race slowed for an incident involving Reid Wilson, and again on lap 15 for Gregory Lang, who spun in Turn 2.
Green remained in control of the race until lap 17, when Hemric reached the front. He held the lead through the remaining laps, while Green finished second, Evan Swilling third, Justin Swilling fourth and Joey Padgett fifth.
After a late caution and an all-out battle, John Holleman scored his third win of the season and second of the night in the Bandolero Outlaw division. Ashley Caldwell led the field to the green flag but was overtaken by Austin Green after the first lap. The first few laps saw close side-by-side racing throughout the entire field until a three-car pileup on lap 5. On the restart Green retook the lead and pulled away from the field. In a race that looked to be within Green's reach, a late-race caution tightened the pack and diminished his lead. This gave Holleman one more chance at Green and in the end, the win.
In a race that saw three total cautions over 16 laps, Holleman claimed the victory over Green. Ashton Winger came in third, Jensen Jorgensen in fourth, and Chase Purdy rounded out the top five.
Other winners included Jay Coen, of Dacula, Ga. in the Legend Car Semi-Pro division; William Byron, of Charlotte, N.C., in the Legend Car Young Lions division, pending review of the finish; John Sossomon of Concord, N.C. in the Security Force Legend Car Masters division; Zachary Dabbs, of Mooresville, N.C. in the Bandolero Bandits; and William Robusto, of Fort Mill, S.C., in the Beginner Bandits.
Cason Werner of Iron Station, N.C., won the postponed Round Six Bandolero Bandit feature, while Holleman won the postponed Bandolero Outlaw feature, Hemric won the postponed Legend Car Pro division feature; Joe Ryan Osborne, of Kannapolis, N.C., won the postponed Legend Car Semi-Pro feature; Mark Green, of Owensboro, Ky., won the postponed Security Force Legend Car Masters division.
The 20th annual Jack in the Box Summer Shootout Series continues Tuesday, July 23, with a First Responder school bus bonanza, in addition to regular Legend Car and Bandolero racing divisions.
Tickets for the Summer Shootout Series are $7 for adults and are available in advance at the speedway ticket office or at Gates 4 and 5 the night of the event. Kids 13 and under get in free. Spectator gates open at 5 p.m. with preliminary action starting at 5:10 p.m.
Opening ceremonies are at 6:45 p.m. and feature races are scheduled to conclude by approximately 10 p.m.
Racing will be televised on the Fox Sports South network, with a recap show airing each Monday following the event at 6 p.m. and a re-air on the following Saturday. Fans should check their local listings for more information.
For tickets to the Summer Shootout Series, call the Charlotte Motor Speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.
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The unofficial results:
Legend Car Pro Feature (25 laps): 1. Daniel Hemric; 2. Tyler Green; 3. Evan Swilling; 4. Justin Swilling; 5. Joey Padgett; 6. Zane Smith; 7. Kason Plott; 8. Tyler Lester; 9. Mackena Bell; 10. Kyle Weatherman; 11. Gregory Lang; 12. Kaz Grala; 13. Ryan Shattuck; 14. Jordan Black; 15. Alex Pacheco; 16. Clayton Weatherman; 17. Reid Wilson.
Security Force Legend Car Masters Feature (25 laps): 1. John Sossoman; 2. Tom Pistone; 3. Scott Whitaker; 4. John Craig; 5. Robby Faggart; 6. Rodney Tharp; 7. Carl Cormier; 8. Eddie Harwell; 9. Bruce Silver; 10. Jan Ingram; 11. Chip Ferguson; 12. Jody Folice; 13. Jamie Smith; 14. Shawn Geisel; 15. Carlos Moore; 16. David Fulk.
Legend Car Semi-Pro Feature (25 laps): 1. Jay Coen; 2. Luke Demis; 3. Jordan Stillwell; 4. Ethan McMillon; 5. Devon Amos; 6. Ryan Mackintosh; 7. Joe Ryan Osborne; 8. Matt Wallace; 9. Craig Biryla; 10. Joe Gregory; 11. Tyler Hanberry; 12. Riley Halverson; 13. Bronson Butcher; 14. Adam Welch; 15. Billy Webb; 16. Dylan Barbosa; 17. Joshua Turner.
Legend Car Young Lions Feature, pending review (17 laps): 1. William Byron; 2. Matt Craig; 3. Stevie Johns Jr.; 4. Michael Torres; 5. AJ Davis; 6. Noah Gragson; 7. Trent Barnes; 8. Dillon Faggart; 9. Tripp Gerrald III; 10. Riley Herbst; 11. Michael Womack; 12. Alex Murray; 13. Seth Werner; 14. Connor Pyle; 15. Carson Ferguson; 16. Jared Irvan; 17. Payton Ryan; 18. Stefan Parsons; 19. Doug Barnes.
Bandolero Outlaws Feature (15 laps): 1. John Holleman; 2. Austin Green; 3. Ashton Winger; 4. Jensen Jorgensen; 5. Chase Purdy; 6. Miguel Cesar; 7. Dylan Smith; 8. Jacob Brumagin; 9. Sprout Royal; 10. Jacob Heafner; 11. Nicholas Ceraolo; 12. Ivan Gudmestad; 13. Austin Powell; 14. Alex Reece; 15. Daniel Bedford; 16. Jack Fread; 17. Matthew Davey; 18. Hannah Bell; 19. Ashley Caldwell; 20. Tal Davidson; 21. Scott Joy; 22. Matt Meed; 23. Casey Kirwan; 24. Eric Brown; 25. Kayla Lyons; 26. Dakoda Ratcliff; 27. Nate Tretow.
Bandolero Bandits Feature (12 laps): 1. Zachary Dabbs; 2. Dawson Cram; 3. Cason Werner; 4. DJ Canipe; 5. Enzo Fittipaldi da Cruz; 6. Justin Taylor; 7. Noah Ewing; 8. Ryleigh Lemonds; 9. Liz Montgomery; 10. Kamera McDonald; 11. Bradyn Mander; 12. Hayden Humphrey; 13. Blake Cisneros; 14. Daniel Wilk; 15. Chandler Smith; 16. Brayde Miranda; 17. Richard Kuty.
Bandolero Beginner Bandits Feature (15 laps): 1. William Robusto; 2. Hunter Jarrett; 3. Nick MacMillan; 4. Matthew Eades; 5. Joshua Kossek; 6. Isabella Robusto; 7. Henry Broadbent; 8. Grayson Bundrick; 9. Trevor Rizzo.
Legend Car Pro Round Six Make-Up Feature (25 laps): 1. Daniel Hemric; 2. Kaz Grala; 3. Jordan Black; 4. Evan Swilling; 5. Joey Padgett; 6. Zane Smith; 7. Justin Swilling; 8. Ryan Shattuck; 9. Tyler Green; 10. Gregory Lang; 11. Tyler Lester; 12. Reid Wilson; 13. Kason Plott; 14. Clayton Weatherman; 15. Mackena Bell; 16. Alex Pacheco.
Security Force Legend Car Masters Round Six Make-Up Feature (25 laps): 1. Mark Green; 2. John Sossoman; 3. Tom Pistone; 4. Carl Cormier; 5. Scott Whitaker; 6. John Craig; 7. Robby Faggart; 8. Rodney Tharp; 9. Eddie Harwell; 10. Bruce Silver; 11. Jody Folice; 12. Chip Ferguson; 13. Shawn Geisel; 14. Jamie Smith; 15. Carlos Moore; 16. Jan Ingram.
Legend Car Semi-Pro Round Six Make-Up Feature (25 laps): 1. Joe Ryan Osborne; 2. Riley Halverson; 3. Luke Demis; 4. Devon Amos; 5. Adam Welch; 6. Bronson Butcher; 7. Ryan Mackintosh; 8. Dylan Barbosa; 9. Josh Turner; 10. Jacob Schneider; 11. Billy Webb; 12. Jay Coen; 13. Joe Gregory; 14. Craig Biryla; 15. Ethan McMillon; 16. Jordan Stillwell; 17. Matt Wallace; 18. Sheldon Crouse.
Bandolero Outlaws Round Six Make-Up Feature (15 laps): 1. John Holleman; 2. Miguel Cesar; 3. Ashton Winger; 4. Ashley Caldwell; 5. Austin Green; 6. Alex Reece; 7. Chase Purdy; 8. Nate Tretow; 9. Jacob Brumagin; 10. Dylan Smith; 11. Matthew Davey; 12. Ivan Gudmestad; 13. Dakoda Ratcliff; 14. Sprout Royal; 15. Hannah Bell; 16. Austin Powell; 17. Kayla Lyons; 18. Jacob Heafner; 19. Casey Kirwan; 20. Eric Brown; 21. Scott Joy; 22. Nicholas Ceraolo; 23. Jensen Jorgensen.
Bandolero Bandits Round Six Make-Up Feature (11 Laps): 1. Cason Werner; 2. Zachary Dabbs; 3. Justin Taylor; 4. Chandler Smith; 5. Dawson Cram; 6. Hayden Humphrey; 7. DJ Canipe; 8. Ryleigh Lemonds; 9. Daniel Wilk; 10. Kamera McDonald; 11. Noah Ewing; 12. Liz Montgomery; 13. Bradyn Mander; 14. Richard Kuty; 15. Enzo Fittipaldi da Cruz; 16. Blake Cisneros; 17. Brayde Miranda; 18. Austin Geer.