Results August 11thautocity
Results August 11th
Superheros, bikes, scooters, racing, destruction, Monster Truck rides and more…Auto City Speedway had it all last Saturday night. The Clayton family organized a bike-giveaway that drivers, crews, Auto City, and sponsors donated 75 bikes to be given away this night and it was nothing but exciting for the kids. Also, there was a Superhero parade on the track for anyone who was dressed as a Superhero.
With a warm night and the pits full of competitors and the stands filled with a fun crowd ready for action, it was again going to be one awesome night.
Qualifying started the evening out and in the Herald Pure Stock division, it was Chad Lamson #888 getting the pole with a 16.21.
In the All American Truck series, it was Josh Delong #067 getting the top spot with a 17.82.
After the National Anthem being sung by Scout Troop #334 from Mt. Morris, it was time for racing.
The Herald 25 lap feature race was first up. The start was a bit trying at first as before there was one lap completed, three different drivers got flats during two different restarts. Once they did get everyone rolling, the eighteen pure stocks were putting on a show. They shuffled for the position, but when the checkered flag flew, it was Jim Miller Jr. #9 getting the win over J.T. James Clayton #54, Chad Lamson #888, Rick Smith #98 and rounding off the top five was Tom Logie #71 with a good run.
The All American Truck 20 lap feature was next for the sixteen full-size trucks and it was fast qualifier Josh Delong getting the win with Jacob Zervan #03 second followed by Josh Beechler #98, Nick DeBoer #74 and Anthony Richardson #422.
The Lipstick Ladies race was now up and it was the hard-charging Amanda Clayton #948 getting yet another win in the series followed by Becky DeBoer #51 and the #22 of Barb Boone.
Then it was time for the destruction to start, beginning with the “Boat Races”…twelve vehicles/boats started the 10 lap race and when the water settled, it was Brandon Neph #79 docking his car and boat in the winner’s circle. The Draggin race was next on the schedule and again, twelve drivers took to the track dragging tires behind them and it was Joey Morissette #93 bringing home the checkers after the 10 laps were completed.
Now the 12 lap “Chain Gang” race was up and with seventeen teams of two, it was one exciting race. When it was all said and done, the team of Jimmy Bass #116 and Scott Kinney #77 got the win.
The Push race was next and it had eighteen teams going for 12 laps around the ¼ mile. When the checkered flag dropped, the #57 team ended up getting the win with driver Maverick Morrow the pusher and brother Logan Morrow the pushee. The #067 was the early leader, but it was difficult for Chuck Delong (pushee) to see as his car hood was up for most of the race.
The sparking Skid Car race was up now and the #87 of Shane Fogarty took yet another win in this 6 lap race.
Fourteen competitors came out for the Auto City Figure 8 race. The early leader was Tim Shann #22 who had a good battle with Tom Logie #71, but Logie got a bit loose and hit one of the infield tires setting him back and giving points leader Chad Lamson an opening to get up to battle Shann for the lead. As the race wore on, Logie hit the same tire (that was in the center of the track where it landed from his first run in) and that set him back even further. At the end of the 15 laps, it was Chad Lamson getting the win, second was Tim Shann and third, went to Josh Delong.
It was now time for the 50 lap enduro and forty-three drivers came out to compete. Danny Smith #06 had an early lead but ended up having issues and retiring to the pits. So it ended up being Josh Delong taking the win followed by Justin Pepitone #948 and Nick DeBoer #74.
The wild and wooly Flag Pole race was on the agenda next and when the word “wild” is used, that is exactly what it was. The 12 laps seemed like double that, but when the dust settled it was Gerald Persails Jr. Team #80 getting the win.
Justin Pepitone took the 10 lap School Bus Figure 8 race after some side by side racing with the others.
This left the last race of the night to be the Figure 8 Trailer race. There were a lot of trailers being a part of this 10 lap race and when they started it was almost hard to keep track of all the action. Dillon Eaton’s #419 minivan did give the crowd a show as the huge travel trailer he was pulling, coupled with momentum, put Dillon’s van and the trailer on their sides as they slid thru Turn 1. A red flag was thrown and Dillon climbed out and gave the crowd a wave. In the end, it was Josh Delong getting the victory for this one.
A weekend off for the Auto City Speedway, but we’ll be back in action Aug 25th with Championship Night. Check out all the upcoming events at www.autocityspeedway.com and “We’ll See You at the City”.