Sunday, August 13, 2017
Recap of racing at EAMS Saturday, 8/12/2017
Submitted by Lamar McClellan
EAMS Late Models (25 Laps):
1 - #55 Montana Dudley started 4th, took 3rd on lap 4, 2nd on lap 5, and then had a classic battle with #1D Dalton Cook for the lead for the next 10 laps until taking the lead off turn 2 on a restart on lap 17. He was challenged on the bottom by #5 Thomas Lewis, but moved down to cover the spot and them pulled away for his 2nd win in 2 weeks.
2 - #1D Dalton D. Cook started on pole with a 15.41 and appeared to be the driver to beat until a minor slip on a restart allowed the relentless Dudley to take advantage and get the lead. He fell back to P4 before rallying back to 2nd on lap 23.
3 - #14 Josh Taylor started 8th and made the biggest move up of the night, not breaking into the top 5 until lap 19, P4 on lap 21, and P3 on lap 23.
4 - #5 Thomas Lewis started 3rd, was up and down from 2nd to 5th, before finally settling into P4 at the end.
5 - #7 Tyler Thomason started 5th, dropped back to 7th at one point before moving all the way up to 2nd on laps 19 & 20 and then spinning on lap 21 - did a great job getting back into the top 5.
602 Late Model Sportsman (20 Laps):
1 - #00 Richie Stephens started outside pole after winning his heat race from the rear, lead lap 1 as well as 2 through 20 - his 7th win in 8 races he has entered at EAMS this season.
2 - #8G Bubba Gorman started 4th, moved to P3 on lap 1, and P2 on lap 3 - was unable to challenge the Rocket Man for the win, however.
3 - #90 Josh Weathers started 11th, moved into the top 5 on lap 11, P4 on lap 13, and 3rd on lap 14 - tremendous run through the pack.
4 - #50 Steven Gaines started 5th, spun on lap 2 and took all the way to lap 16 to get back into the top 5, taking 4th on lap 17.
5 - #6 Donovan Singer started 9th, charged immediately into the top 5 running 4th most of the race before dropping to 5th on lap 17.
Hobby (15 Laps):
1 - #23 Kyle Conyers in only his 2nd run at EAMS this season started 4th, took 3rd on lap 1, 2nd on lap 2, and 1st on lap 5 when #6 Marty Beckwith spun out of the lead.
2 - #17 Lynn Robbins started 3rd, dropped to 4th, back to 3rd on lap 4, 2nd on lap 5 and then just held his own, not quite able to mount a challenge for the lead.
3 - #98 Travis Timms started on pole, dropped to 2nd on the 1st lap, 3rd on lap 2, 4th on lap 4, then settle into P3 on lap 5.
4 - #30 Tim Bosley started 5th, ran between 4th and 6th all race moving up to P4 on the last lap when #294 John Michael spun.
5 - #99 Chance Renfroe started 9th and struggled all night with the handle before slipping into P5 on the last lap.
Modifieds (12 Laps):
1 - #10 Jeff Culpepper lead every lap.
2 - #25 Herbie Donath ran 2nd every lap.
3 - #17 Brian Robinson ran 3rd every lap.
4 - #38 Chris Singleton
5 - #21 Bryan Westbrook
Road Warrior (12 Laps):
1 - #2 Jarrod Harrison started 2nd and lead every lap for his 2nd win of the year.
2 - #1 Rickey Harrelson started 3rd, pitted to replace a flat on lap 2 after contact with #101 Brooks Shelley, took 2nd back when Shelley spun on lap 9.
3 - #101 Brooks Shelley started on pole and spun on laps 9 and 11, too loose off turn 2.
Hot Shots (12 Laps):
1 - #11 Clint Thornton started 3rd and ran 3rd in a tight battle with #05 Fred Woodrum and #93 John Catrett before taking 2nd on lap 6 and then the lead on lap 9.to collect his 2nd win in the last 3 races.
2 - #93 John Catrett started pole, lost the lead to Woodrum on lap 1, retook the lead on lap 5, but then lost it to Thornton on lap 9.
3 - #05 Fred Woodrum started 2nd, took the lead on lap 1, dropped to 2nd on lap 5, and P3 on lap 6. Thornton, Catrett, and Woodrum put on a fantastic battle for the lead every lap.
4 - #22 Taylor McElhannon started 9th and made a great move through the pack taking P5 on lap 2 and P4 on lap 3 where he remained for the rest of the race.
5 - #21 Christopher Bosley started 6th and turned in a solid performance earning his 4th top 5 of the season.
This was not a great night for our points leaders, though they all still maintained comfortable points leads.
#K9 Dana Eiland finished 10th in the EAMS Late Model Feature.
#8G Bubba Gorman finished 2nd in the 602 LM Sportsman Feature.
#294 John Michael finished 7th in the Hobby Feature.
#1 Rickey Harrelson finished 2nd in the Road Warrior Feature.
#J38 Jayce Swint finished 15th in the Hot Shots Feature.
No racing at EAMS next weekend (8/19/2017).
Next event is Monster Truck Madness on Friday and Saturday, 8/25 & 26/2017.