WINCHESTER, Tenn. – Lynchburg racers fared well Saturday night at Winchester Speedway, where a pair of Moore County drivers claimed victories and another drove to a runner-up finish.
Lynchburg’s Richard Blazier started fourth in the Modified Stock feature and drove to the front in his No. 28 Camaro to top a nine-car field. Scottie Blackwell, of Fayetteville, was second, while Dewayne Hicks was third, Jerry Nelson fourth and Jack Stone fifth.
In the Vintage Dwarf main event, Moore County High School baseball coach Josh Deal won again, finishing ahead of his sister Jennifer Deal. John Taylor and Dustin Taylor were third and fourth, respectively.
Josh Bondurant just missed making it a Moore County triple. After starting on the pole in the Street Stock feature, Bondurant finally gave way to eventual winner Blake Carter. Bondurant held on for second, with Zack Blackwell third and Wayne Walls Jr. fourth. Jimmy Cree was fifth.
In the night’s main event, it was former track champion Jerry Ashley of Elora who returned to his old winning ways to claim a victory in the Super Late Model division.
Ashley won after starting fourth and holding off polesitter Josh Johnson, of Winchester. Cleveland invader John Owenby, a multiple winner this season at Winchester, was third, while Matthey Summers placed fourth. Lucas Burns and Alan Holmes were next in line, while Josh Ingleberger was seventh. Joey Tucker, Steve Vann and Cody Ballard completed the top 10 in the 19-car field.
In the Two-barrel feature, Josey Seals, of Estill Springs picked up the win over Jonathan Smartt, David Jackson, Randy Gifford and Bill Mitchell. Lynchburg’s David ‘Thumper’ Andrews started 15th and finished 11th among 15 entries.
Jason Todd Sr. of McMinnville won the Mini Stock feature. Jackie Hentz finished second and Paul Burns was third. Completing the top five was Josh Nichols and Justin Farless.
Weekly racing continues on Saturday. Gates open at 4 p.m., with the drivers’ meeting at 6:30 p.m. Racing begins immediately following the drivers’ meeting.
—By ROBERT HOLMAN, Editor & Publisher