Threat of Rain Couldn't Dampen Exciting Racing Action In Round Six of Summer Shootout Series
The threat of rain couldn’t put a damper on the racing action during Round Six of the Summer Shootout Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Last-lap passes and hard battles for position defined Tuesday night’s feature events with winners including Josh Morris, John Holleman and Austin Powell.
Morris, of Fredericksburg, Va., secured the win with a last-lap pass in the Legend Car Young Lions division.
Adam Burton, of Thomasville, N.C., powered past Douglasville, Ga., native, Mason Massey on the backstretch on Lap 2 to take the lead. Massey fell back to fourth and Morris used this shuffle for position to take control of second place.
Turn 2 proved to be a troublesome spot for these young drivers as four cautions plagued the field, causing race officials to count caution laps. The feature came down to a three-lap shootout once the field finally returned to green-flag racing.
Making a pass to the inside of leader, Burton, Morris was able to conquer Turn 2. Burton spun allowing Ben Rhodes, of Louisville, Ky., and Justin Carroll, of Concord, N.C., to finish second and third.
In the Bandolero Outlaws feature race, Holleman, of Winston Salem, N.C., made daring passes on his way to winning for the second night in a row.
At the start, Tyler Lester, of Dallas, N.C., went three wide in Turn 4 to move from fourth to second on Lap 1. He quickly went after pole sitter, Palm Coast, Fla., native, Noah Cornman, and made a pass to the inside on the backstretch to take over the lead on the third lap. Lester moved away from the field, but a caution flag flew on Lap 14, taking away any advantage he had.
On the restart, Lester and Walker Yates, of Clemmons, N.C., battled side-by-side as Yates took the lead. In the following lap, Lester completed a bump-and-run on Yates to reclaim the top spot. Holleman came out of nowhere to make a move to the inside of Yates to take over second and on Lap 17, took the lead after passing Lester to the inside in Turn 1.
Holleman controlled the remainder of the race on his way to taking home the victory. Seth Werner, of Iron Station, N.C., moved up to take second and Yates finished third.
The Bandolero Beginner Bandits Round Five winner, Powell of Concord, N.C., started where he left off Monday night, en route to his second consecutive win.
Mooresville, N.C., native, Hunter Stewart, got an early jump from the pole position and lead the first four laps before Powell made a move to take the lead away. Stewart was able to battle back on the inside of Powell, but the two drivers made contact, sending Stewart into a spin as Powell held on to his lead.
After charging back through the field, Stewart moved past Cason Werner, of Iron Station, N.C., for the third position on Lap 13 and continued on to take the second position away from Charlotte, N.C., native, Tyler Farris, on Lap 16.
Powell took the checkered flag as Stewart and Farris crossed the line in second and third. HunterHunhdfd
Lug Nut, the world’s fastest mascot, couldn’t be stopped as he surprised competitors by winning the principal school bus slobberknocker. Harold E. Winkler Middle School principal, Greg Liddle, was the only driver to come close to stealing away the win, battling with Lug Nut until a caution brought on a green, white, checkered finish. Liddle settled for second while Carl A. Furr Elementary’s Darin Roberts took home third.
Other feature winners included, Jeff Green, of Owensboro, Ky., in the Legend Car Masters division; Sean Rayhall, of Austell, Ga., in the Legend Car Pro division; Kyle Hall, of Charlotte, N.C., in the Legend Car Semi-Pro division; and Carson Ferguson, of Charlotte, N.C., in the Bandolero Bandits division.
The 18th annual Summer Shootout Series returns on Monday, July 11 for an additional night of racing to make up for the rainout on June 28. The night will feature all racing action not completed on the 28th. Gates open at 5 p.m. and racing starts immediately after.
Tuesday night, July 12, Mascot Mania will return during Round Seven of the Summer Shootout Series. In addition to a full slate of Legend Car and Bandolero racing, Lug Nut will gather his mascot friends together for an intense go-kart race on the frontstretch quarter-mile oval. Mascots expected to participate alongside Lug Nut include Sir Panther, of the Carolina Panthers; Rufus, from the Charlotte Bobcats; Chubby, the Charlotte Checkers mascot; Monkey Joe, from Monkey Joe’s; and Lug Nut’s friend, Lugette.
The first 1,000 children through the gates on Tuesday will receive Kannapolis Intimidators tickets. Families can also enter to win a Myrtle Beach vacation courtesy of MyrtleBeachHotels.com.
Tickets are $7 for adults and just $3 for kids 6 to 12. Children 5 and under get in free. Gates open at 5 p.m. with opening ceremonies for feature racing at 7:00 p.m.
The second annual Legends Million returns to Charlotte Motor Speedway Aug. 1 and 2. The largest grassroots race in history will once again offer the largest Legend Car and Bandolero purse of the year as drivers do battle on the speedway’s frontstretch quarter-mile oval.
Drivers can register for the Legends Million at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com. All Legend Car competitors 12 years of age or older may register. The race is not restricted by division. All minors 17 or younger must complete a minor waiver, which is available for download at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/waivers.
Registration is free with the purchase of a new Legend Car from U.S. Legend Cars International.
For additional information on competitor registration for the Legends Million, visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com or call the Charlotte Motor Speedway events department at (704) 455-3205. For more information about U.S. Legend Cars International and Legend Cars, visit www.uslegendcars.com or call U.S. Legend Cars International's headquarters at (704) 455-3896.
Tickets for the Legends Million are just $10 for adults and children 12 and under get in free
For tickets for the Summer Shootout Series or Legends Million, contact the Charlotte Motor Speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.
Legend Car Young Lions Feature (20 laps): 1. Josh Morris; 2. Ben Rhodes; 3. Justin Carroll; 4. Mason Massey; 5. Matt Pappa; 6. Paul Schafer; 7. Jake Cole; 8. TJ Michael; 9. Chase Dowling; 10. Clayton Weatherman; 11. Tye Mihocko; 12. CJ Hulsey; 13. Luke Demis; 14. Austin Cindric; 15. Adam Burton; 16. Jake Spillers; 17. Kason Plott; 18. Ryan Shattuck; 19. Connor Pyle; 20. Matt Wallace; 21. Cameron Ray; 22. Jeffrey Stanton; 23. Hayden Woods; 24. Anderson Bowen; 25. Jacob Heavlow; 26. Riley Halverson; 27. Dylan Faggart; 28. Tyler Goodwin.
Bandolero Beginner Bandits Feature (20 laps): 1. Austin Powell; 2. Hunter Stewart; 3. Tyler Farris; 4. Trent Barnes; 5. Scott Joy; 6. Zachary Dabbs; 7. Cason Werner; 8. Austin Geer; 9. Graham Smith; 10. Hannah Bell; 11. Liz Montgomery; 12. Blaise Dillner; 13. DJ Canipe.
Legend Car Pro Feature (20 laps): 1. Sean Rayhall; 2. Donald Mcintosh; 3. Tyler Green; 4. Justin Swilling; 5. Sam Mcaulay; 6. Austin Hill; 7. Brady Boswell; 8. Darrell Wallace Jr.; 9. Kyle Plott; 10. Zac Kittle; 11. Greg Lang; 12. Chase Catania; 13. Evan Swilling; 14. Scott Hensley; 15. Bailey Currey; 16. Gray Gaulding; 17. Steven Cantrell; 18. Jimmy Heavlow; 19. Kyle Weatherman; 20. Trey Edison; 21. Michael Dabney Jr.; 22. Casey Traxler; 23. Robert Stout; 24. Justin Morton; 25. Steve Ward.
Legend Car Masters Feature (20 laps): 1. Jeff Green; 2. Kevin Foisy; 3. Tom Pistone; 4. Eddie Harwell; 5. Chip Ferguson; 6. Dennis Gallion; 7. John Sossoman; 8. Ronald Mander; 9. Scott Whitaker; 10. David Reed; 11. Jamie Smith; 12. Brian Tinker; 13. Mike Rogers; 14. Bruce Silver; 15. Brad Green; 16. Todd Spears; 17. Jan Ingram; 18. Kevin Aube; 19. Carlos Moore; 20. Hans-Peter Schaepp; 21. Gene Traxler; 22. Gene Short.
Legend Car Semi-Pro Feature (20 laps): 1. Kyle Hall; 2. Amber Colvin; 3. Tyler Hill; 4. Garrett Smithley; 5. Corey Gordon; 6. Jonathan Ross; 7. Spencer Boyd; 8. Kevin Donahue; 9. Adam Welch; 10. Robert Kuczmarkski; 11. Weston Baldwin; 12. Spencer Saunders; 13. Erik Nash; 14. Chris Coker; 15. Alex Hickham; 16. Austin Allen; 17. Derek Humble; 18. Lee Jordan; 19. Blake Spears; 20. Dusty summers; 21. Will Cunningham; 22. Joey Mattis; 23. Justin Little; 24. Anna Lisa Smith; 25. Will Allen; 26. Myatt Snider; 27. Austin Langenstein; 28. Austin Reed; 29. Drew Sciranko.
Bandolero Outlaws Feature (20 laps): 1. John Holleman; 2. Seth Werner; 3. Walker Yates; 4. Tyler Lester; 5. Ryan Mackintosh; 6. Kaz Grala; 7. Noah Cornman; 8. Craig Biryla; 9. Ashley Caldwell; 10. Brayton Haws; 11. Tyler Dayton; 12. Tyler Jonacha; 13. Parker Barnes; 14. Jensen Jorgensen; 15. Jordan Plummer; 16. Joshua Plummer; 17. Joey Causey; 18. Scotty Hooker; 19. Tyler Audie; 20. Taylor Jorgensen; 21. Ryan Jernigan.
Bandolero Bandits Feature (15 laps): 1. Carson Ferguson; 2. Layton Sullivan; 3. Austin Green; 4. Trevor Hawkins; 5. Stevie Johns Jr.; 6. Tate Fogleman; 7. Devon Barnes; 8. Dawson Cram; 9. Chris Hacker; 10. John Kuczmarkski; 11. Matt Murphy; 12. Banks Johnson; 13. Alex Reece; 14. Jeff Dunfee III; 15. Jordan Mander; 16. John Wayne Counsel; 17. Jacob Hefner; 18. Stefan Parsons; 19. Teigan Deluca; 20. Kodie Conner; 21. AJ Davis.
Principal School Bus Feature (10 laps): 1. Lugnut; 2. Greg Liddle of Harold E. Winkler Middle School; 3. Darin Roberts of Carl A. Furr Elementary School; 4. Jim Carroll of Hickory Ridge Middle School; 5. Adam Hourbeck of Wolf Meadow Elementary School; 6. Todd Smith of Cox Mill High School; 7. Michael Kelly of Winecoff Elementary School; 8. Karl Simon of Charlotte Christian School.