Rick Reed of Punta Gorda wins big Road Warrior 50

Check out the schedule for the Street Stock class, they are becoming one of the classes that keeps you on the edge of your seat to watch. Jeff Dufresne sat on the pole after his first time out last race, he got caught and had to retire to the pits early, was determined to finish this weeks race up front. Dufresne jumped to the lead and another new driver to the class Richard Nelson was on his bumper but Shane Leonard in his new ride had other plans. Lap three they were mixing it up pretty good, when out from the rear jumper Ryan Pancoast to take over the lead on lap seven. Pancoast, off of his two feature wins last time out was on a roll out front while Dufresne gave it his all chasing him down and trying to stay out front of Jim Meiser. Side by side, bumper to bumper who was going to finish second and third while Pancoast sailed on to another trip to victory lane making it three wins in a row. Jeff Dufresne held on for a good run and finished second while Jim Meiser with a really loose car came in third.

The Road Warriors had a big 50 lap feature scheduled that was to pay 400.00 to the winner if they had fifteen or more cars and when fourteen cars took the green, speedway owner Kevin Williams said run them 50 and pay them the big money. All lined up and ready to race the green flag flew and the first casualty was Phil Ellis in his new ride that had mechanical problems and brought out the first of many cautions and he pulled the 29 to the infield on lap three. Richard Nelson of Port Charlotte had a fast car and was scored the leader as a lot of rubbin is racin was going on behind him and rubbin to hard was the 33 of Chris Loney that got sent to the rear twice. Rick Reed of Punta Gorda got by Chris Scott of Nakomis for second on lap seventeen while Reed’s team mate Jason Miller followed him and they were putting the pressure on Nelson. Door to door, fast and furious, lap thirty two, to much pressure the caution is out for the leader Nelson who had to pit for a flat tire which turns the lead over to Reed. Ten to go and the field tightened back up, it was Rick Reed that brought home the win and took the big money, while team mated Jason Miller was second and Chris Loney drove the wheels off the 33 machine to bring home a third place finish. Reed’s other team mate Jeremy Daring was fourth and Richard Nelson ran out of time and finished fifth.

The last race of the night was the Late Model Sportsman, that saw last race winner Brandon Morris out of Mulberry sit on the pole with fast qualifier Aaron Williamson outside. There were three cautions in the first three laps and on lap three it was Gary McFall driving the Matt Dunn machine that had to be taken off on the hook with mechanical problems and then the race ran caution free. Once they got back under way it was Morris and Williamson till Donnie Ollie Jr in a borrowed car after his broke in warm ups was putting the pressure on Williamson. Ollie Muscled his way by Williamson on lap six and put pressure on Morris, but it was Brandon Morris that made it two wins in a row. Donnie Ollie Jr brought home the borrowed 98 machine of Danny Brown home in the second spot while Aaron Williamson was third, David Williamson fourth and Bill Vandevender fifth.

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