Results by Randy Adam 5/29/21

Results by Randy Adam 5/29/21

Auto City Speedway Results 5/29/21
 
If you were not at Auto City Speedway last Saturday night, you missed one wild and crazy Mega-Monster Maximum Destruction show sponsored by Muffler Man of Michigan.
The evening started out with nice blue skies, a bit of a wind, a full pit and one of the best crowds in a long time.
The night started out with heat races, which also doubled as time trials taking the fastest lap while drivers were racing. The Muffler Man All American Trucks were first to take to the track with three heats.
The first heat went to Randy Clayton Jr. (#25). The second Ryan Cudd (#11) got to the front for the finish. The third and final race, Anthony Richardson (#422) took the top spot. After all the heats were completed, it was Josh Delong (#067) with the fast time of a 17.56.
The Herald Pure Stocks were next for their heats and in the first one, it was Tony Williams (#97) taking the checkered and in the second, it was Chad Lamson (#888). The fast qualifier out of those races was Tony Williams with a 16.27.
It was now time for the opening ceremony with a moment of silence for the fallen hero’s, then “Taps” being played, invocation and the the National Anthem being sung by a guest singer, Kaylie Briggs who sounded fabulous.
So it was now time for the Lipstick Ladies feature race and it was 2019 champion, Amanda Clayton (#53) jumping in her good ole pink racecar and getting the win over Barb Boone (#66).
The Herald Pure Stock thirty lap feature race was next. Jeff West (#3W) and Tim Kirby (#81) were on the front row to lead them to the green. It did not take long before some of the top contenders made their way to the front of the pack. It was the likes of James Clayton (#54), Chad Lamson (#888), Michael Hayes (#12), Bruce Dunton Jr. (#19) and Tony Williams (#97). After ten laps, it was Lamson leading the pack, then a yellow came out as Rick Smith (#98) spun in turn four collecting John Puckett (#51) and Kirby. The field was bunched back up for a double file restart. Once the green was dropped it was Dunton getting out front ahead of Williams and Lamson. Working his way up from the back to contend, was J.D. John Doorenbos (#29) who was making his first appearance in a few years. When they completed the thirty laps, it was Bruce Dunton Jr. getting the win over, Williams, Doorenbos, Lamson and Hayes respectfully.
The Muffler Man All American Truck thirty lap feature was now up. Jim Cudd (#1) and Greggy Long (#38) led the twenty-five truck field to the green. It was Greggy Long getting out front for the early laps. Greggy held his own for most of the race. As Long was working his way through lapped traffic, it was Josh Delong (#067), Ryan Cudd (#11) and Paul Rigda III (#43) who were working their way up and battling for position. As Greggy had to work his way around lapped traffic, it gave Delong the chance to catch up to him and finally pass him after the halfway mark. When the checkered flag flew, it was Delong, Long, Rigda, and R. Cudd finishing in order. Note, Delong is a veteran driver and past champion in both the All Am. Truck series as well as the Herald Pure Stocks, while Greggy is still an up and coming young driver (15 yrs. old) and being only his third year racing in the truck series. Greggy is still looking for his first feature win at Auto City which could come this year if he keeps driving like he did on Saturday night.
The Auto City Figure 8’s were now ready for their fifteen lap race and it was multi-time champion, Chad Lamson (#888) getting the victory over Tony Williams (#97) followed by Josh Delong (#067).
With the sun still shining, the infamous “Boat Race” was next and as the competitors made their rounds and water flew, it looked like Darby Christensen (#23) was going to get the win, but, he spun in turn one/two on the last lap leaving the battle to Josh Shultz (#324) and Justin June (#032). As they both were side by side coming out of turn four, they tangled a bit with the boats ‘fishtailing’ and it was Justin June crossing the finish line first for the win.
Next up was the Draggin’ Race. It was a first time winner on only his second time out as Jamie Liscom (#35) took off at the drop of the green dragging his tire and never looked back for the win.
It was now time for the Push Race and it was a fierce battle between Josh Delong/James Rifki (#067 team) and Gerald Persails Jr./Justin Pepitone (#80/032 team). As they raced side by side and bumper to bumper, some of the other competitors were losing parts which the #067 team hit on the backstretch taking them out of competition. It was Persails Jr. and Pepitone crossing the finish line for the win.
The relatively new I-75 Race was next and it was twenty-four drivers taking to the track for the ‘rush hour’ madness, but when it was finished, Josh Delong (#067) drove home the winner.
The Chain Race was now set and out of the nine teams that took the green, it was #067 team vs. #80/032 team again battling for the lead. The outcome was the same as the Push Race being Persails Jr. and Pepitone getting the win.
It was now time for the Flag Pole races with the cars being first up. It was another first time winner, Aaron Abeare (#442) getting the checkered.  
The trucks were next for their Flag Pole race and it was that familiar name, Josh Delong (#067) getting the win, but not without a back and forth battle with Anthony Richardson (#422) who finished second.
The wild and wooly fifty lap Enduro was next on the schedule and with forty competitors, it certainly got more than interesting during this race. A red flag had to be thrown as Josh Shaw (#S23) did stall out in turn one then his truck developed a small fire. He got out OK, and the safety crew made it over and took care of the fire and we were back to racing. I will have to say, this driver definitely had the track dialed in as it was Josh Delong getting another win.
Then the crowd was entertained by the fire breathing, car eating, robot dinosaur monster “MEGASAURUS” as he came out to eat, burn and destroy a car leaving it as a pile of twisted, unrecognizable metal.
Once the mess was cleaned up, it was time to utilize the figure 8 track for the School Bus Figure 8. It was Anthony Richardson driving the Mean Green Machine to the win.
Then, the last race of the night was the Trailer Figure 8 race and WOW, what a finish it was. The trailers had some items on them which most lost on their trips around the track, but on the very last lap, Darby Christensen (#23) lost his trailer, Josh Delong (#067) on the last turn spun out, letting the win go to Anthony Richardson (#422) crossing the finish line with his trailer in tow.
Racing continues this coming Saturday night, June 5th, at 6:00pm with a full night of racing with the Modifieds, Herald Pure Stocks, Muffler Man All American Trucks, Auto City Figure 8’s and the brand new beginner’s series, the City 6 Cylinders. Check out all the details on upcoming events at www.autocityspeedway.com and “We’ll See You at the City”.

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