Blair, Drown among winners at West Virginia Motor Speedway

Blair, Drown among winners at West Virginia Motor Speedway

12 May 2013

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Race number two of the 2013 season at West Virginia Motor Speedway looked as if it may not go off as scheduled due to all the rain that fell in the area all week.  However, the weather forecast turned for the better on Saturday, and despite cloudy, windy and cool conditions, track personnel got the facility ready and the track itself was the best it’s been for a race on the new configuration.

The FASTRAK Series had 33 crate late models (with drivers representing seven states) sign in for the $5000 to win Wild and Wonderful 50.  Four heats and one B-Main set the lineup for The Wild and Wonderful 50.  24 cars rode around the track 4-wide while the drivers and fireworks saluted the hardy fans who came out to cheer them on.  The caution flag flew early when West Virginia’s own Tim Dohm spun in between turns one and two on the first lap.  Dohm’s car wasn’t hurt, and the complete restart had Dohm on the tail of the field.  Racing was tight and the 111 of Max Blair (PA) and the 8P of Ron Parker (NC) traded a little paint before Parker spun in turn one.  Another West Virginian, Jacob Hawkins was charging hard through the field and had taken over 5th position (from his 12th starting spot) when a another caution came out for 77P Joel Prosser (WV).  About the same time Prosser spun, the 2nd place car of fast qualifier Ryan Montgomery (WV) went into the front stretch wall.  The field was slowed by a couple more cautions, the most serious involving four cars on the front stretch, but all drivers were alright.  The 93 of Donald Bradsher (NC) looked like he had the field well in hand, but with 2 ½ laps left, Max Blair passed Bradsher and held off the field to take the checkers.

Fast Qualifier:  Ryan Montgomery (Fairmont, WV) at 18.633

Heat 1 Results:                                                Heat 2 Results:

25 –       Matt Long                                         93 -        Donald Bradsher

4H –       Taylor Hicks                                      11 -        David Smith

44 –       Brandon Umberger                         1C -        Mike Pegher, Jr.

28 –       Aaron Barley                                    A1 -        Tim Dohm

11R –     Robert Rohrer                                 22D -     Jordan Dill

00 –       Josh Holtgraver                                32 -        Kyle Thomas

75F –     Colton Flinner                                  88 -        Trent Ivey

101 -      Jesse Wisecarver

22 -        Boz Daugherty

 

Heat 3 Results:                                                Heat 4 Results:

12 -        Ryan Montgomery                          111 -      Max Blair

33 -        Chris Meadows                                8P -        Ron Parker

1J -         George Kowatic                               21JT -    Jacob Hawkins

16 -        John Wyer                                         2B -        Frankie Beard

18 -        Chris Carpenter                                11H -     Rick Lucas

32B -      Brian Baumberger                           13 -        Brandon McGrady

4 -          Melvin Ferguson, Jr.                        41 -        Joe Cox

77P -      Joel Prosser

 

B-Main Results:

88 -        Ivey

32B -      Baumberger

77P -      Prosser

22 -        Daugherty

41 -        Cox

13 -        McGrady

101 -      Wisecarver

4 -          Ferguson

00 -        Holtgraver

75F -      Flinner

 

 

A-Main Results:

111 -      Blair

93 -        Bradsher

21JT -    Hawkins

33 -        Meadows

1C -        Pegher

A1 -        Dohm

8P -        Parker

22D -     Dill

25 -        Long

2B -        Beard

32B -      Baumberger

11R -      Rohrer

4H -        Hicks

77P -      Prosser

11 -        Smith

88 -        Ivey

28 -        Barley

16 -        Wyer

22 -        Daugherty

44 -        Umberger

12 -        Montgomery

11H -     Lucas

18 -        Carpenter

1J -         Kowatic

 

Late Model Feature:

Drown

Hughes

Dohm

KC Burdette

Freddie Carpenter

 

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