Winchester, VA- “This is a special race to win.” Were the words from Winchester Va.’s Jonathon DeHaven after his win in last Saturday nights 30-lap Bob Carter memorial Limited late Model event. The win for DeHaven, worth $1000 plus lap money, was his second overall Winchester feature win of the season as he’s scored a Crate Late Model feature win as well.
Class rookie Jimmy Jessmer Jr. and DeHaven shared the front row for the initial green flag of the event. DeHaven flexed his muscle early as he jumped into the race lead as the mob raced off turn two. As DeHaven lead, fifth-starting Scott Palmer slid into second on lap-17 and set his sights on DeHaven. A lap-25 caution gave Palmer one last shot at the leader, but DeHaven would lead the final 5-laps uncontested to secure the win. “It was a tire game here tonight.” DeHaven stated in Winchester’s victory lane. “The open tire rule for this race gave us, and everybody else, a chance to run different tires so we knew with what we had on and a front-row starting spot that we’d be pretty good.” DeHaven was quick to praise his team for his dominating performance. “I had to work today and all the guys on this crew got this car ready for tonight, and it was just about perfect. I can’t thank them enough.” Palmer settled for second, defending track champion Brad Ritter was third, Jessmer held tough for fourth with 13th- starting Andy Anderson rounding out the top-five. Heats for the 31-cars on hand went Jessmer, Ritter and DeHaven with Kris Holliday winning the consolation.
Brian Luttrell was equally impressive with his win in the 15-lap Pure Stock main. Luttrell out-dragged fellow front-row line mate Eddie McClellan into the first-turn to take the race lead, and would go on to lead the distance over a hard-charging and defending track champion Mike Franklin. Mike Corbin came home third, Scottie Nelson was fourth with 12th-starting David Kaiser completing the top-five. Heats for the 20-cars entered went to Luttrell and Corbin.
Scott McCartney was the winner of the 15-lap Four-Cylinder feature. McCartney started on the pole and would lead every lap, but it was not an easy win. A lap-12 caution bunched the field on McCartney’s back bumper, but he would hold tough to post the win over defending track champion Tommy Whitt. Roger Whitlock was third, opening-day winner Ed Gageby took fourth with Allen Whitt Jr. filling the front five. Gageby was the heat winner.
Dustin Proctor was the winner of the 15-lap Enduro Stock feature, in the divisions first appearance of the season. Proctor, who started third, assumed the race lead on lap-one and would survive a lap-11 caution to claim the win. Danny Holmes took second, Mark Vegh was third, Jamie Mills fourth with Ray Priest rounding-out the top-five. Heats for the 17 cars entered went to Proctor and Holmes.
In another down-to-the-wire U-Car feature, Mark Pollard became the first repeat winner of the season in the divisions 15-lap main. Defending track champion Kevin Oates lead the first 11-laps before opening day winner Brenda Alexander took the top-spot on lap-12. Pollard, who was third at the time, got a run off turn four to overhaul Alexander, in a shower of sparks, to score the win. Alexander held on for second, Oates was third, Justin Katz fourth with Michael Pfaff completing the top-five. Heats for the 33-cars on hand went to Oates, Pollard and Alan Jones.
Limited Late Model feature finish
1. Jonathon DeHaven 2. Scott Palmer 3. Brad Ritter 4. Jimmy Jessmer Jr. 5. Andy Anderson 6. Michael Alderman 7. Keith Walls 8. Kris Holliday 9. Tyler Armstrong 10. Richard Hawkins 11. Jacob Burdette 12. Michael Walls 13. John Baker 14. Sean Dawson 15. Rodney Walls 16. James Lichliter 17. Mitch Miller 18. Mike Bennett 19. Jim Ohara 20. Travis McClelland 21. Kris Eaton 22. Travis Stickley 23. Justin Weaver 24. Walter Crouch DNQ- Robbie Emory, Jimmy Richards, Bubby Tharp Jr., James Carte, Kevin Deremer, Ernie Shirley, Rodney Conner
Pure Stock feature finish
1. Brian Luttrell 2. Mike Franklin 2. Mike Corbin 4. Scottie Nelson 5. David Kaiser 6. Mike Grady Jr. 7. Michael Carter 8. Craig Parrill 9. Buddy Wilson 10. Dickie Tharp 11. Josh Wilkins 12. Eddie McClellan 13. Mike Raleigh 14. Jimmy Randall 15. Greg Breeden 16. Terry Staton 17. Tony Catlett 18. Stuart Wells 19. Reese Alley 20. Bob Gladden (DNS)
Four-Cylinder feature finish
1. Scott McCartney 2. Tommy Whitt 3. Roger Whitlock 4. Ed Gageby 5. Allen Whitt Jr. 6. Gary Newell 7. Sonny Hatzell 8. Austin Stover 9. Darren Pingley 10. Ethan Ours 11. Shane Koller 12. Justin Hottle
Enduro Stock feature finish
1. Dustin Proctor 2. Danny Holmes 3. Mark Vegh 4. Jamie Mills 5. Ray Priest 6. Devon Riley 7. Gary Moreland Sr. 8. Jonsey Jones 9. Paul Jones 10. Gary Moreland Jr. 11. Brian Wallace 12. Stanley Budwash 13. Jeffrey Budwash 14. Bill Hargett 15. Dylan Rutherford 16. Gary Proctor 17. “Krazy” Kenny Thomas
U-car feature finish
1. Mark Pollard 2. Brenda Alexander 3. Kevin Oates 4. Justin Katz 5. Michael Pfaff 6. Michael Webb 7. Alan Dice 8. Jeff Wilkins 9. David Rhodes 10. Joe Yablonski 11. Ronnie Bolstridge 12. Steve Fadeley 13. Gary Wilson 14. Allen Jones 15. Robert Perry 16. Theo Funk 17. Randy Wilkins 18. Josh Reedy 19. Allen Grimmet 20. Mickey Payne 21. Ricky Runion 22. Larry Lamb 23. Jacob Lewis 24. Josh Walker 25. Jeffrey Budwash 26. Steve Katz 27. Austin Nichols 28. Wesley Hepner 29. Samantha Thompson 30. Brian Lederhouse 31. Dwayne Pierson 32. Jason Wilkins 33. Tom Paddock