Submitted by Lamar McClellan
Photo credits: Eric Gano, EPA Photography
EAMS Late Model - 25 Laps:
1 - #1D Dalton Cook - picks up his 3rd win in a row in a points race at EAMS - led from green to checkers.
2 - #5 Thomas Lewis - started 4th and had a spirited battle early with #110 Rick Culpepper, finally securing 2nd.
3 - #110 Rick Culpepper - solid run using the high line early to compete for 2nd, finally relenting and settling into 3rd.
4 - #5B Brand Lewis - had issues in qualifying, but recovered for a nice top 5.
5 - #54 Tim Dixon - landed his 5th consecutive top 5 finish.
(Note - points leader #K9 Dana Eiland had a rare DNF, but maintains a 28 point lead over Culpepper)
602 Late Model Sportsman - 15 Laps:
(results are unofficial pending test results on tires from the #8G of Bubba Gorman)
1 - #8G Bubba Gorman - after an early battle with #21 John Holdinghausen, Gorman ran away with this one and expanded his points lead over #14 Dustin Ducker.
2 - #1 John Cox - in his first start took a few laps to settle in and then drove from the back to a distant 2nd place finish - great job!
3 - #6 Dalton Hood - had great restarts all night working the bottom in 1&2, but couldn't maintain his position and settled into 3rd
4 - #53 Ronnie Hudson - making only his 2nd start this season, picks up his 1st top 5 finish.
5 - #21 John Holdinghausen - ran in the top 2 spots early, but dropped to the back after an incident on the front stretch - best driving I've ever seen from this young driver.
|John Michael Schmear|
Hobby - 15 Laps:
1 - #294 John Michael - yarded the field after an early challenge from #29 Will Gordon - stretches his points lead over #57 Johnathan Morris with his 4th win of the season.
2 - #29 Will Gordon - picks up his top finish of the season, great job by this young driver in his first year in a Hobby car.
3 - #30 Tim Bosley - 7th top 5 of the year, this veteran is steady, steady, steady.
4 - #31 Richie Grantham - 6th top 5 in a solid run from start to finish.
5 - #442 Bryan Renfroe - Taylor's Daddy is still working out the bugs in his car in only his 2nd appearance this year.
NeSmith Street Stock and Road Warriors had short fields so their classes were combined into one feature with each class scored separately.
NeSmith Street Stock - 15 Laps:
1 - #07 Steven Pate - picks up and uncontested 2nd win in a rwo.
2 - #24 Allen McConnell - now has a 180+ points lead.
3 - #21 Billy Bryant II - first time out this season at EAMS.
Road Warrior - 15 Laps:
1 - #2 Richie Stephens - a threat to win any race he enters in any class.
2 - #17 Brain Robinson - car wasn't up to pace tonight.
3 - #1 Rickey Harrelson - picks up the points lead in the absence of previous leader #110 Brooks Shelley.
Hot Shots - 12 Laps:
1 - #21 Mac Watson - gets his 2nd win of the season in convincing manner.
2 - #J38 Jayce Swint - stretches his points lead with his 9th top 5, though still chasing that first win.
3 - #05 Fred Woodrum - quickly becoming one of the top competitors in the class week in and week out.
4 - #33 Chase Bruffy - picks up his 1st top 5 with this "best appearing" car.
5 - #11 Taylor McElhannon - finally breaks into the top 5 in his first outing in this car.
Next race at EAMS is next weekend, 6/17/2017, when the USCS Winged Sprint Cars will be on hand in addition to our regular six classes of Stock Cars.