"Trever Feathers Scores Hard Fought Win in Virginia Nationals"
"Brannon Collects Top Pay in RUSH Crates"
Winchester, VA- Trever Feathers came out on top in an epic battle to score the win in last Saturday nights 30-lap Limited Late Model feature at Winchester Speedway, which was part of the annual two-day Virginia Nationals held at the speedway. Feathers win, worth a hefty $2000 winners check, kept the Winchester streak intact as he became the ninth different winner in the nine races run for the class this season.
Kyle Lear and Trever Feathers drew front row starting spots for the start of the event with Lear booming into the race lead as the field soared into turn one. Lear would hold the top spot for for eight circuits until Feathers arrived with an outside pass off turn four to become the new leader. Feathers would eventually lead the distance, but would have to repel the repeated race long advances from runner up Kyle Lear, to take the popular win aboard his Barry Wright Race Cars no.00. "After Qualifying on Friday we took this car back to the shop and made a bunch of changes, and the hard work paid off." Feathers stated post race. "We worked on the car until 4:30 this afternoon and to be able to get the win here tonight is a great feeling." Feathers knew his chance to win would be to race where race long leader Kyle Lear wasn't. "Kyle left us an opening up top and we were able to get by." Said Feathers. "Even though we got the lead, I knew Kyle wouldn't make it easy on us and it was a lot of fun racing with him as hard as we did here tonight." Kyle Lee came home third with Jonathan DeHaven and Greg Roberson rounding out the top-five. Heats for the 24 entries went to Feathers, Lear and Lee.
Fresh off his win at Hagerstown the weekend prior, Allen Brannon drove his BRC Lazer no.30 to the win in the 30-lap RUSH Crate Late Model main. Second starting Matt Tarbox zipped into the race lead at the start and would lead the first five laps. Jamie Sutphin then snared the lead from Tarbox, but would only lead one circuit before Allen Brannon blew in and took the lead for good on the seventh lap. Brannon would then control the remaining laps to take the win. "I think we're finally getting the hang of these Crate cars." Brannon stated in victory lane. "We were a bit tight early in the race so we moved to the top and were able to get the lead and hold everyone off to get the win." Kyle Lee would take second with Mike Franklin, Tanner Kerr and 20th starting David Williams completing the top-five. Heat race wins for the 21 cars entered went to Franklin, Lee and Kerr.
Ryan Sager utilized his outside front row starting spot to score his first career Winchester feature win in the 35-lap Pure Stock main. Sager lead a from green to checker in quite a dominating performance. "We had a great car all weekend." Sager stated. "To come to a track we've never raced at, and to win, sure will make the long ride home worthwhile." Jasen Geesaman, Rob Nichols, Keith Koontz and Chris Ebersole trailed Sager at the finish. Heats for the 28 cars on hand went to Sager, Koontz and Ebersole.
In other action, Randy Linaburg scored his second Winchester win of the season in the 35-lap Four Cylinder feature, Dylan Rutherford took top honors in the 20-lap Enduro Stock contest with 2016 track champion Jason Wilkins scoring his 5th win of the season in the 20-lap U-Car main.
Limited Late Model feature finish
1. Trever Feathers 2. Kyle Lear 3. Kyle Lee 4. Jonathan DeHaven 5. Greg Roberson 6. Daryl Hills 7. Ralph Morgan Jr. 8. Travis Stickley 9. Rodney Walls 10. Wesley Bonebrake 11.Danny Zechman 12. Travis Campbell 13. Jason Smith 14. John Moser 15. Jimmy Richards 16. Jake Moser 17. Kyle Moser 18. Brad Ritter 19. Don Woodruff 20. Daniel Snead 21. Tom Chaffins 22. Frankie Helmick 23. David Williams 24. James Lichliter
Crate Late Model feature finish
1. Allen Brannon 2. Kyle Lee 3. Mike Franklin 4. Tanner Kerr 5. David Williams 6. Ralph Morgan Jr. 7. Kris Eaton 8. Scott Sweeney 9. Jacob Piper 10. Jamie Sutphin 11. Logan Roberson 12. Chuck Bowie 13. Devin Brannon 14. Ben Bowie 15. Richard Hawkins 16. Greg Carrico 17. Bud Durboraw 18. Levi Crowl 19. Matt Tarbox 20. Timmy Booth 21. Austin Stover
Pure Stock feature finish
1. Ryan Sager 2. Jasen Geesaman 3.Rob Nichols 4. Keith Koontz 5.Chris Ebersole 6. Chris Derr 7. Ed Pope Jr. 8. Jeremy Pilkerton 9. Kyle Nelson 10.Brian Swigger 11.Mike Raleigh 12. Brandon Churchey 13. Barry Williams 14. Josh Bloom 15. Craig Parrill 16. Wayne Hawbaker 17. Chris Sumption 18. Randy Zechman 19. Tony Catlett 20. Tony Stoneberger 21. Troy Kassiris 22. Charlie Wyant 23. Sean Dawson DNS- Jerry Jenkins Jr., Jeremy Tinsman, Dickie Tharp, Chris Heller, Sam Crouch
Four Cylinder feature finish
1. Randy Linaburg 2. Frankie Gordon 3. Justin Hottle 4. Tommy Whitt 5. Ed Gageby 6. Jason Stoner 7. Kevin Thomas 8. Jeremy Ott 9.Gary Newell 10. Ethan Ours 11.Brandon Seibert 12. Jacob Whitt 13.Mark Cole 14. Eric Grubb 15. Stacey Atherton 16. Willie Dodson 17. Barry Hawbaker 18. Kurt Knepper 19. Ryan Laye 20. Allen Whitt Jr.
Enduro Stock feature finish
1. Dylan Rutherford 2. Sam Archer 3.Ricky Feltner 4.Danny Holmes 5. John Catlett 6. Joe Dearmitt 7.Greg Mattingly 8. Rodney Miner 9. Dusty Dillman 10. Paul Jones 11. Joey Barnhart 12. Dalton Dillman 13. Jim Dearmitt
U-Car feature finish
1. Jason Wilkins 2. Mark Pollard 3. Kevin Oates 4. Chuckie Johnson 5. Brent Howell 6. Austin Nichols 7. Ricky Pier 8. Robert Wilson 9. Clay Guinn 10. Jacob Lewis 11. Jeff Wilkins 12. Randy Wilkins 13.Justin Bowley 14. Jeff Heflin 15. Tom Guinn