Monday, July 10, 2017
Recap of the racing at EAMS Saturday 7/8/2017
Submitted by Lamar McClellan
EAMS Late Models - 25 Laps:
1 - #27 Larry Harrod - checked out - led flag to flag - never in doubt.
2 - #5 Thomas Lewis - started 3rd and battled with #110 Rick Culpepper for several laps before claiming 2nd and pulling away.
3 - #110 Rick Culpepper battled all race long - early with Lewis and later with #1D Dalton D Cook. He lost the early battle but won the later one.
4 - #1D Dalton D Cook - after winning his last 4 starts at EAMS, this had to be a disappointment - raced hard all race long battling for one position and then another.
5 - #5B Brand Lewis - good solid run - persevered.
UCRA 602 Sportsman - 25 Laps:
1 - #00 Richie Stephens - just like last race - all Richie all day long.
2 - #17 Jason Price - one of Jason's best runs in his Sportsman car.
3 - #79 Cord Dodgen - in a car typically driven by Marc Gooden - excellent run for Cord.
4 - #1 Josh Cox - from the pole appeared to be an obvious 2nd place runner to Stephens, but made a couple of mistakes and had to battle to finish 4th.
5 - #62 Jessie Hughes - recovered from a very poor qualifying run.
Hobby - 15 Laps:
1 - #9 Chris Storey - not sure when Chris last won a feature, but I'm pretty sure it's been at least 2-3 years - maybe more - GREAT RUN!!!
2 - #294 John Michael - battled with Chris early on, but then steadily fell back.
3 - #30 Tim Bosley - come from the back of the pack to take a sold 3rd place finish.
4 - #6 Marty Beckwith - looked really good at times, and then not so good - inconsistent run.
5 - #98 Travis Timms - from 2nd place start - fought hard all race long.
NeSmith Street Stock and Road Warrior only had 4 cars in each class and were cojmbined into 1 feature, but scored separately.
NeSmith Street Stock - 15 Laps:
1 - #71 Herbie Donath - in the car typically driven by Grady Holmes - spun on the initial start, but recovered for the win.
2 - #24 Allen McConnell - dogged Donath throughout the race but could never make a move for the lead.
3 - #17 Paul Popwell - was there....
Road Warrior - 15 Laps:
1 - #2 Jarrod Harrison - good run to win his class.
2 - #51 Daniel Britton - solid run.
3 - #1 Ricky Harrelson - ran 2nd early before spin.
Hot Shots - 15 Laps:
1 - #05 Fred Woodrum - great run from flag to flag to pick up his first win.
2 - #93 John Catrett - best finish ever.
3 - #11 Clint Thornton - great run 2nd week in a row
4 - #1 Jayce Swint - took the car typically driven by Bryan Britton and gave it a good run.
5 - #10-9 Jason Newsome - stepped into the car entered by Jessie Catrett after Jessie had to go to the ER with a cut to his hand - did a nice job for Jessie.
Next race at EAMS is the Jimmy Thomas Tribute race next weekend - 7/15/2017.