Barry White Wins Modified
50 Lap Season Championship Event.
The month of August for White was one to forget leading up
to the Championship night. While
running in fifth a few weeks back the fourth place car spun out in front of him
collecting his car and ending his night.
Another night of mechanical problems and then in the last race White
slammed off the backstretch wall doing extensive damage. Fortunately the Season Championship took
place in September and the month of August was behind the
White would lead the entire distance in the 50 lap Modified event on Saturday night. He and Mike Clapperton had a stellar battle for the lead throughout the event with Clapperton slipping past on two occasions during the event. While the leaders had a great battle up front the racing was intense behind them. “Mr. Excitement” at the quarter mile, Brian Puckett was a man on the move early in the race using his familiar outside line on the speedway to move forward. Jim Gabriel, Jr., Justin Holland, Danny Creeden, Shawn Walker and Puckett all put on a great show during the early stages of the race.
The red flag would fly on lap 35 for a multi car jingle on
the homestretch that blocked the straightaway. Prior to the start of racing
The Sportsman 25 lap Season Championship event saw P.J.
Goodwin dart out in to the lead.
Goodwin had a great race with Ricky Ross Jr. during the early
stages. On lap 11 Chris Wood took
over the point coming from his fourth place starting spot. Wood would go on to lead the remainder
of the way to post his second victory of the season. Ross had his career best finish in
second with Mike Austin having another solid run in third. Nick Petrilak finished fourth and locked
up his first ever Five Mile Point
Jason Butler entered the evening with a mathematical shot of
winning the Street Stock track championship. He needed to win and have a bad finish
for point leader Ryan Stone.
Scott Bennett had already locked up the IMCA Modified Track
Championship entering the evening and took advantage of the event to test his
brand new Harris chassis he was taking to
Andy Brigham left no doubt who the Champion of the Expert Lightning Class for 2011 was. Brigham took the lead on lap 15 and went on to record his sixth victory of the season. The victory also locked up the Track Championship for Brigham, his first ever at the speedway. Josh Wilbur was the Lightning Cat Novice feature winner with Scott Heeman claiming the Track Championship in that class. Wendy Elliott not only was the A League of Their Own Winner on Saturday but the victory also made her the Track Champion of the class for 2011.
Event notes…Six of the seven 2011 Track Champions were first time ever champions at the speedway as “changing of the guard” had taken place at the speedway…The young talent at the speedway is certainly impressive…All 26 Modified teams signed in started the feature event…18 of the original 26 starters finished the race…Five Mile Point Speedway will be silent until Saturday, October 8th with the running of Brett Deyo’s Short Track SuperNationals…
MODIFIED SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP OFFICIAL FEATURE FINISH (50): BARRY WHITE, Mike Clapperton, Danny Creeden, Jim Gabriel Jr., Shaun Walker, Brian Puckett, Brett Tonkin, Stewart Friesen, Alex Tonkin, Mike Nagel Jr., Justin Holland, Nick Rochinski, Kevin Bates, Danny Tyler, Scott Brady, Jamie Batzel, Glenn Knapp, Richard Smith, Dwayne Robbins, Rob Rowe, Brian Malcolm, Tim Votra, Mike Colsten, Ed Harris, Ted Miexsall, Ken Titus.
SPORTSMAN SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP OFFICIAL FEATURE FINISH (25): CHRIS WOOD, Ricky Ross Jr., Mike Austin, Nick Petrilak, A.J. Lord, Jon Carpenter, P.J. Goodwin, Larry Hillis, Harold Humphries, Jeff Crambo, Bill Spoonhower, John Juhl, Justin Andrews, Mike Loney, John Kovatch, Dusty Barton, Tyler Singleton, Randy Yaple, Jerry Tonti, Byron Worthing, Larry Hillis III, Chance Spoonhower. 2011 Track Champion: Nick Petrilak
IMCA MODIFIED SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP OFFICIAL FEATURE FINISH (25): MATT ROBERTS, Jason Tuttle, Joe Cole, Charlie Gilbert, Shawn Bruce, K C Cole, Tanner Harpell, Tyler Stoddard, Dan Burman, Gary Dence, Jeremy Hoyt, Mike Wilmot, Mike Stoddard. DNS Jay Hoyt, Scott Bennett. 2011 Track Champion: Scott Bennett
STREET STOCK SEASON CHAMPONSHIP OFFICIAL FEATURE FINISH (25): JASON BUTLER, Tyler Yeagle, Ryan Stone, Randy Marsh, Todd Sutliff, Joe Warren, Shane Wolf Jr., Dan Babcock, Rob Snow, Steve Stalker. 2011 Track Champion: Ryan Stone
LIGHTNING CAT EXPERT SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP OFFICIAL FEATURE FINISH (20): ANDY BRIGHAM, Dave Husnay, Troy Kress, Jeff Hayes, Andy Colwell, Travis Forest, Travis Hayes, Adam Gilbert, Dennis Keesler, Dave Simms, Dave Desmond, Doug Nelson, Jason Colwell, Dave Bainbridge, Duane Kinne, John Siedlecky, Damien Bausenwein, Anthony Seward. 2011 Track Champion: Andy Brigham.
LIGHTNING CAT NOVICE SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP OFFICIAL FEATURE FINISH (15): JOSH WILBUR, Tucker Harpell, Wendy Elliott, Nichole Bausenwein, Ronald Welsch, Leigh Fuller. 2011 Track Champion: Scott Heeman
A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP OFFICIAL FEATURE FINISH: WENDY ELLIOTT, Nichole Bausenwein, Leigh Fuller. 2011 Track Champion: Wendy Elliott.
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