"Winchester Loses to Weather, Spence Claims Late Model Title"
"Palmer, Franklin, Kershner, Wilkins Score Division Crowns"
By Doug Watson
Winchester, VA- Heavy afternoon thunderstorms forced promoter Greg Gunter to cancel last Saturday night's racing program at Winchester speedway, which was the final point race of the 2014 season.
On the strength of four feature wins JT Spence drove his Greg Gunter owned Rocket no.91 to his first-career Winchester Late Model championship. Spence would out-point fellow four-time feature winner Dale Hollidge by 33-points to claim the title.
Scott Palmer would claim his first-ever Winchester Limited Late Model championship in his first full-season at the track, claiming three main event victories along the way. Palmer's title would come over 2013 track champion and three-time class winner Jonathon Dehaven by 38-markers.
Mike Franklin, won the Pure Stock season opener, and would follow that with seven more trips to victory lane to easily claim the Pure Stock championship by a whopping 339-points over Keith Koontz, who concluded his best-ever Winchester campaign with a career-first feature win late in the season.
Cody Kershner also became a first-time Winchester champion as he drove to the 2014 Four-Cylinder title. Kershner wheeled his Daren Pingley owned no.04 to four-feature wins and would eventually take the crown by 22-points over Lester Riley.
Keeping the trend of first-time champions intact, Jeff Wilkins drove his no.25X to three feature wins and the 2014 U-Car championship. Wilkins would claim his first-ever Winchester title by 231-points over eventual class runner-up Steve Fadeley.