Race Results
July 15, 2017


Covert Pockets $8100 in Winchester 81st Anniversary Special"

"Tanner Kerr Takes Season First in RUSH Crates"

By Doug Watson

       Winchester, VA-  Jason Covert scored his first Winchester Late Model feature win of the season in the the tracks richest event of the season, the 50-lap 81st anniversary special. The win for Covert, aboard his Cameron/Mann owned Rocket XR-1 no.72,  made him the 6th different winner in the Late Model ranks at the oval this season.
      The redraw placed Jason Covert and Kenny Pettyjohn on the front row for the start of the event with Pettyjohn assuming the race lead as the field roared off turn two. Pettyjohn looked strong in the early going as Covert trailed in second. On the 11th circuit, Covert made a bold pass in turn two take take the lead from Pettyjohn, and from that point on it would be a race for second as Covert would lead the distance to take the $8100 winners pay. "I saw Kenny was having trouble keeping his car on the bottom and he gave us just enough room to get in there in turn two." Covert stated in victory lane. "We had a great car tonight, but we drew a good number for the feature and starting position means so much these days and we were able to capitalize on it here tonight." The only real hurdle Covert faced was heavy lapped traffic at different points in the event. "With 30 to go, the track got really narrow." Said Covert. "I tried to stay in the rubber because the top was dirty, but the lapped cars did a good job and we were able to get through when we had to." Pettyjohn held tough for second with Kyle Hardy, Trever Feathers and Andy Anderson completing the top-five. Kyle Hardy set fast time in time trials over the 36 car field with a one lap time of 15.473. Heats went to Covert, Hardy, Pettyjohn, Dale Hollidge and Walker Arthur with Jonathan DeHaven taking the consolation. 
       Tanner Kerr scored a flag to flag win in the companion 20-lap RUSH Crate Late Model main. Kerr started on the pole and would score the win steering his Rocket no.41* over eventual runner up Allen Brannon. "This is by far the toughest class I've ever raced in." Kerr stated post race. " I saw Allen there in second late in the race, but as narrow as the track was I knew if I could keep the car straight , he'd have a tough time on the outside and we were able to get it done." Scott Sweeney, Timmy Booth and Logan Roberson trailed at the finish. Heats went to Booth and Brannon. 
       In support class action, Rob Nichols scored his 3rd win of the season in the 15-lap Pure Stock feature, Mark Vegh took his first of the season in the 15-lap Enduro Stock main and Jason Wilkins drove to his 7th win of the season in the nightcap 15-lap U-Car contest. 

Late Model feature finish
1. Jason Covert 2. Kenny Pettyjohn 3. Kyle Hardy 4. Trever Feathers 5. Andy Anderson 6. Scott Palmer 7. Dale Hollidge 8. Keith Jackson 9. Tyler Hershey 10. Walker Arthur 11. Matt Cosner 12. Kenny Moreland 13. Ronnie DeHaven Jr. 14. Ross Robinson 15. Brad Omps 16. Larry Ramsey 17. Rodney Walls 18. Andy Fries 19. Jonathan DeHaven 20. Brian Tavenner 21. Tyler Emory 22. Walter Crouch 23. Tommy Armel 24. Roy Deese Jr.  DNQ- Amanda Whaley, Greg Roberson, Jason Miller, Mike Steck, Jamie Lathroum, Brian Booze, Mason Zeigler, Mark Pettyjohn, Cody Gray, Tyler Horst, Scott Merryman, Travis Stickley

RUSH Crate Late Model feature finish
1. Tanner Kerr 2. Allen Brannon 3. Scott Sweeney 4. Timmy Booth 5. Logan Roberson 6. Devin Brannon 7. Transtan Stoner 8. Jacob Piper 9. Levi Crowl 10. Mike Franklin 11. Chuck Bowie 12. Richard Hawkins 13. Megan Mann 14. Darin Henderson 15. Trevor Collins 16. Harry Shipe III 17. Jennae Piper 18. Matt Hill

Pure Stock feature finish
1. Rob Nichols 2. Jeremy Tinsman 3. Ethan Ours 4. Chris Sumption 5. Cody Sumption 6. Mike Raleigh 7. Sam Archer 8. Brian Lederhousr 9. Brandon Lowery

Enduro Stock feature finish
1. Mark Vegh 2. Tommy Caravello 3. Paul Jones 4. Danny Holmes 5. Dalton Dillman 6. Chet Morris 7. Allen Jones 8. Seth Jones 9. Ricky Feltner 10. Charles Nobitt

U-Car feature finish
1. Jason Wilkins 2. Kevin Oates 3. Jeff Wilkins 4. Brent Howell 5. Robert Wilson 6. Jacob Lewis 7. Allen Griffith 8. Branson Woodward 9. Matt Popish 10. Mike Griffith 11. JR Fewell 12. Christopher Shann 13. Chad Brill 14. Chuckie Johns




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