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Lynchburg’s Bondurant back in victory lane; Ashley bides time in win over Skinner

Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 12:31 pm

Lynchburg's Josh Bondurant won his feature race Saturday night at Winchester Speedway. (Photo by Dana Webb Bates)

Lynchburg’s Josh Bondurant won his feature race Saturday night at Winchester Speedway. (Photo by Dana Webb Bates)

WINCHESTER, Tenn. — Former track champion Jerry Ashley, of Elora, passed Brad Skinner as the pair raced through traffic and then built a comfortable lead en route to the Super Late Model victory at Winchester Speedway on Saturday night.

Ashley passed Skinner before the halfway point of the 25-lap feature and raced undeterred to the win, building as much as a 1-second lead over Skinner by race’s end. Skinner, the pole sitter, finished second ahead of Tim Busha, David Seibers and Jay Scott.

The race had multiple attempts at the start, the first when Jadon Frame, of Winchester, pulled ahead of Skinner as they dashed into turn one. Skinner made contact with Frame, however, sending Frame around and ending the youngster’s night.

Once the race went green, Skinner was aided by a single file start and jumped to the top of the track into the lead. Biding his time, Ashley rode the hub and finally tracked down Skinner in traffic.

Skinner held Busha and Seibers at bay, while Seibers had his hands full with a fast closing Jay Scott. Scott spun early in the race, went to the tail of the field and rallied from 14th to finish fifth.

Matthew Summers, Joseph Faulkner, David Brannon, Mark Gant and Michael Williams completed the top 10.

Winchester’s Henry Hanger won the Limited Late Model feature in front of Jadon Frame, Randy Gifford, Shannon Davis and Jordon Judge.

Joe Noojin raced to the win in the Crate Late Model feature, with Cody Ballard second. Clyde Petty rallied from the back to take third, while Corey Turner was fourth and Blake Roberson was fifth.

In the Modified Stock division, Jason James picked up the win over Bobby Bradford and Timothy Merritt. Michael Kirby and Timothy Wilson were fourth and fifth respectively.

Lynchburg’s Josh Bondurant outran a 12-car Street Stock field to claim another victory. Kevin Whaley was the runner up, with Matthew Renner third, Dewayne Hicks fourth and Rex Dunn fifth.

Twenty Mini Stocks filed into Winchester Speedway on Saturday and it was Matthew Jackson who stood victorious at the end of the night. Justin Farless finished second, while Jeremy Darnell was third. Doug Waldrep was fourth, with Freddie Smith completing the top five.

The Vintage Dwarf division continues to get stronger as David Ensley put the Ip2 truck back in victory lane. Kelly Nunley was second, while Jennifer Deal, of Lynchburg, claimed another top-three finish — her fourth of the season. Chandler Conn was fourth ahead of Hunter Sanders.

Complete results are available online at <www.winchesterspeedway.net>.

—ROBERT HOLMAN, Editor (mcnpub@lcs.net)

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