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Ford, Lewelling, Clark, Hamby, Stevens, Newton win at Volunteer Speedway

By Volunteer Speedway | 26 May 2019 | 2019 | | 0 Comments   

Ford, Lewelling, Clark, Hamby, Stevens, Newton win at Volunteer Speedway

BULLS GAP, Tenn. (May 25, 2019) — The big news Saturday at Volunteer Speedway was the announcement that Kingsport businessman Landon Stallard had purchased “The Gap” from longtime owners Joe and Phyllis Loven. After everyone learned about the future of the track they were treated to an exciting six division racing program.

Jensen Ford of Johnson City was fastest in Crate Late Model qualifying and he backed his speed up during the feature as he powered into the lead at the start and never looked back en route to capturing the victory. Ford was chased to the checkered flag by Rusty Ballenger, Jason Welshan, Tim Maupin and Gary Crittenden.

Clyde Stanton grabbed the lead at start of the Sportsman Late Model feature and over the first 19 laps he and Bradley Lewelling staged a great battle up front. Lewelling, from Knoxville, finally got around Stanton with a pass between turns one and two and led the last six laps to record the win over Stanton, with Terry Poore, Brad Dyer and Kyle Manis rounding out the top five finishers. … A big wreck on lap 4 at end of the backstretch entering the third turn took out Nicholas Shelton and Dale Reed, with both cars sustaining major damage. Emergency and track personnel quickly were on the scene and thankfully both drivers were uninjured.

David Clark of Tazewell cruised to the Modified Street win over Eric Hux, Wayne Rader, Kaleb Trent and Michael Woods.

Jeff Hamby of Knoxville led flag-to-flag in winning the Open Wheel Modified feature over Ricky Tinch, Wayne James, Jesse Rupe and Robby Reagan.

John Stevens, Lee Merrit and Shaun Sise had a good three-car battle up front during the first half of the Classic feature. Sise dropped out with mechanical issues leaving Stevens, from Wallins Creek, Ky., and Merritt to decide the outcome. Stevens recorded the win over Merritt, Adam Engel, Charles Bates and Jim Canning Jr.

Tommy Newton of Seymour led all 20 laps in winning the Mini Stock feature over Chad Manning, Greg Everhart, John Fox and Samuel Fox.

CRATE LATE MODEL

1. Jensen Ford #83
2. Rusty Ballenger #29
3. Jason Welshan #01
4. Tim Maupin #3
5. Gary Crittenden #18
6. Michael Bland #2
7. Adam Tolliver #28
8. Jackie Hughes #27
9. Tim Sant #79
10. Jeremy Livengood #00
11. Kris Pauley #54
12. Ross White #0
13. Kevin Jackson Jr. #20
14. Taylor Coffman #30

Did Not Start: Tim Byrd #24

SPORTSMAN LATE MODEL

  1. Bradley Lewelling #10B
  2. Clyde Stanton #C11
  3. Terry Poore #2
  4. Brad Dyer #20
  5. Kyle Manis #25K
  6. Grant Corum #49
  7. Roger England #E5
  8. David Bullington #20
  9. Justin Talley #23
  10. Floyd Self #3
  11. Chris Coffey #97
  12. Adam Mitchell #50
  13. Josh Evans #119
  14. Jesse Helton #25
  15. David Miley #71M
  16. Nicholas Shelton #9
  17. Dale Reed #52
  18. Brandon Waller #71
  19. Chris Long #75

MODIFIED STREET

  1. David Clark #13
  2. Eric Hux #01
  3. Wayne Rader #01R
  4. Kaleb Trent #3
  5. Michael Woods #66
  6. Kurt Owens #14
  7. Logan Hickey #1
  8. Dustin Ratliff #10
  9. Lance Creasman #C8
  10. Bubba Long #10
  11. Bob Petty #XP21
  12. RJ Mayes #6M
  13. Mike Williams #119
  14. Tanner Owens #47

OPEN WHEEL MODIFIED

  1. Jeff Hamby #15
  2. Ricky Tinch #327
  3. Wayne James #4
  4. Jesse Rupe #11
  5. Robby Reagan #77
  6. Dustin Diden #112
  7. Tyler James #J4
  8. Jeff Akard #00
  9. Todd Mingey #6M
  10. Derek Radford #2
  11. Terry James #J1

CLASSIC

  1. John Stevens #7
  2. Lee Merritt #14
  3. Adam Engel #J16
  4. Charles Bates #27
  5. Jim Canning Jr. #31
  6. Tim Bounds #11
  7. Sarah Canning #13
  8. Dylan Wolfe #1
  9. Shaun Sise #59
  10. Will Carey #16
  11. Chuck Kilian #96

MINI STOCK

  1. Tommy Newton #T2
  2. Chad Manning #7up
  3. Greg Everhart #70
  4. John Fox #94
  5. Samuel Fox #5
  6. Stephen Russell #77
  7. Walter Walsh #3rd Man
  8. James Sharp #46
  9. Tommy Cameron #40

Volunteer Speedway: (423) 235-5020 www.volunteerspeedway.com
Doug Gillenwater – General Manager: (423) 676-9080

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