Race Results
August 8, 2020


"Lichliter Prevails for Season First Saturday at Winchester"

"Brannon Scores in RUSH Crates, Franklin in E-Mods"

By Doug Watson

           Winchester, VA- James Lichliter scored his first win of the season in last Saturday nights 25-lap Limited Late Model headliner at Winchester Speedway. The win for Lichliter, worth $1000, came steering his MasterSbilt no.8 and made him the 5th different driver to score a win in the six races run for the class this season.
           Two-time feature winner Wesley Bonebrake zoomed into the lead at the drop of the green and set sail. Bonebrake would pace the field for 18-circuits until Lichliter blew in to snare the lead on the 19th lap. Despite the repeated advances from eventual runner-up Scott Palmer, Lichliter would control the final six laps to take the win. "I knew we had a fast race car when we unloaded and it's a great feeling to get a win here tonight." Lichliter stated in victory lane. "When I saw the 86 come up on the scoreboard in second I knew I would have my hands full but he ran me clean and we were able to come out on top." Donnie Farlling, Andy Anderson and Jonathan DeHaven would complete the top-five. Heats went to Lichliter, Bonebrake and Farlling.
           Allen Brannon would also collect his first Winchester feature win with his victory in the 20-lap RUSH Crate Late Model main. Allen wrestled the race lead from his son, and defending track champion, Devin Brannon on the 9th lap and would cruise to the win aboard his Longhorn no.30. "That boy of mine is a heck of a racer and it sure was fun racing for the win with him here tonight." The younger Brannon rode home second with Steve Lowery, Tanner Kerr and Glen Elliott rounding out the top-five. Heats went to Allen and Devin Brannon.
           Mike Franklin continued his domination with his 4th win of the season in the 25-lap E-Mod contest. Franklin drove past Cody Williams on the 9th lap and would eventually lead the distance steering his Lethal Chassis no.74. "Cody was good tonight and I wasn't sure if I would be able to get him, but thanks to this team for another great car tonight." Rick Hulson rallied late for second with Jimmy Jesmer Jr., Cody Williams and Justin Cullum trailing at the finish.
           Chris Sumption rolled to his 4th win of the season in the 20-lap Pure Stock championship event. Sumption jumped into the lead on the first lap and would lead all 20-circuits for the $800 win with his ARC Race Cars built no.50SS. "We usually end up with the hard charger in these bigger races and It's nice to finally win one." Defending track champion Jeremy Tinsman took second with Kory Sites, Jerry Jenkins Jr. and Craig Parrill filling the front five. Heats went to Ethan Ours, Sumption and Sites. Keeping it in the family, Cody Sumption took his 5th win of the season in the nightcap 15-lap Enduro Stock main. Following Sumption across the line were Cody Breeden, Hilton Pickeral, Nathaniel Younker and Dylan Rutherford. Heats went to Sumption and Pickeral.

Limited Late Model feature finish
1. James Lichliter 2. Scott Palmer 3. Donnie Farlling 4. Andy Anderson 5. Jonathan DeHaven 6. Danny Zechman 7. Jonathan Raley 8. Richard Hawkins 9. Walter Crouch 10. Tom Decker Jr. 11. Tom Chaffins 12. Scott Merryman 13. Josh Williams 14. John Rowland 15. Tommy Cordell 16. Wesley Bonebrake 17. Shawn Shoemaker 18. Brad Omps 19. Scott Sweeney 20. Dale Murphy 21. Rodney Walls 22. Chad Earnst 23. Justin Steele 24. Justin Dillman (DNS)

RUSH Crate Late Model feature finish
1. Allen Brannon 2. Devin Brannon 3. Steve Lowery 4. Tanner Kerr 5. Glen Elliott 6. Austin Bussler 7. Craig Parrill 8. Timmy Booth 9. Joey Love 10. Scott Sweeney Jr. 11. Mike Raleigh 12. Megan Mann 13. Trae Armel 14. Dustin Arnold 15. Jacob Lewis 16. Josh Reid 17. Morgan Johnson 18. Josh Williams (DNS)

E-Mod feature finish
1. Mike Franklin 2. Rick Hulson 3. Jimmy Jesmer Jr. 4. Cody Williams 5. Justin Cullum 6. Ray Kable 7. Dale Smith 8. Travis Clower 9. Chase Butler 10. Brandon Householder 11. Frank Dibella 12. Gary Moreland 13. TJ DeHaven 14. Jeff McCauley 15. Andy Bosley  DNS- Jacob Whitt, Allen Whitt Jr.

Pure Stock feature finish
1. Chris Sumption 2. Jeremy Tinsman 3. Kory Sites 4. Jerry Jenkins Jr. 5. Craig Parrill 6. Tony Catlett 7. Branson Woodward 8. Jason Stoner 9. Ethan Ours 10. PJ Hatcher 11. Bryan Kerns 12. Mike Grady Jr. 13. Brandon Lowery 14. Rob Nichols 15. Delmar Grady 16. Deuce Wright 17. Dylan Welsh 18. Russell Fox 19. Skylar Barnhardt 20. Randy Zechman 21. Ricky Feltner 22. Dwayne Snyder 23. Michael Carter 24. Dylan Rutherford 25. Greg Breeden (DNS)

Enduro Stock feature finish
1. Cody Sumption 2. Cody Breeden 3. Hilton Pickeral 4. Nathaniel Younker 5. Dylan Rutherford 6. Tommy Caravello 7. Jeff Galvin 8. Andrew Fertig 9. Troy Kassiris 10. Stacy Newlin 11. Dave Barb 12. Greg "Catfish" Mattingly 13. Charles Smith 14. Walter Staub Jr. 15. Randy Linaburg 16. Dalton Dillman 17. Mike Knight DNS-Sam Caravello, Stevie Gingery 





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