Race Results
July 15, 2023


“Kyle Hardy Wins Junior Boone Memorial”
“Jason Wilkins Wins Street Stock Feature”
By Brent Hottle
Winchester(VA)- The super late models were back in town for the third annual Jr Boone
Memorial. So far this season mother nature has tried her best to bring rain into the area, which
could cause the cancellation of events. However, giving up hasn’t been in Greg Gunter's
vocabulary this season. There have already been several nights most tracks would’ve thrown in
the towel and given up, but here at the Winchester Speedway we race! This night would be no
different. Potential rain in the area would cause the staff to rethink a few events. They would
elect to first cancel pure stock and vintage heat races, in hopes of speeding the show up to miss
the rain. Unfortunately, that wouldn’t be everything that would be cut. Once hot laps for all
classes and the super late model time trials were complete. We would have a rain shower halt
the evening's events just as the super late models were about to start their first heat race. Once
the rain stopped Bobby Dove and his crew would quickly get the surface back in shape to
resume the night's events. With more impending weather coming on top of the delay, the staff
had to go to work to trim down the night's events some more. The super late model dash would
be scrapped along with the driver introductions. Once the invocation was done and the National
Anthem sung by Chris Armel. It was now time for the feature events.
We would see Kyle Hardy and Kenny Moreland make up the front row of the Junior Boone
Memorial. Hardy would lead the field into turn one, on his way to lead the first lap. Kenny
Moreland would take a peek on the low side of Hardy as the pair raced into turn three. Unable to
make a pass, Hardy would continue to lead, followed by Moreland and Mark Pettyjohn. Just as
Hardy would start to pull out to a slight lead over Moreland something would break in the front
end of Calvin Michael’s machine causing the caution to come out on lap four. On the restart
Moreland would get a great start and challenge Hardy in turn one. He would take the lead as the
field charged down the back straight away. Hardy would charge back under Moreland as they
raced through turns three and four. They would bump wheels as they raced side by side under
the flag stand to complete lap five. Hardy would regain the lead, as Moreland held onto second
a few cars ahead of third place running Pettyjohn. As the leaders completed lap eight Moreland
would pull a “slide job” going into turn one and take the lead away from Hardy. Moreland would
then begin to build up to a five car lead over Hardy by lap eleven. Moreland would find himself in
lap traffic by lap fifteen. As the lap traffic began to get heavy, Hardy would begin to cut into
Moreland's lead. Just as lap thirty one would be completed, Hardy would now be at the back
bumper of Moreland's car. Hardy would now perform a “slide job” to take the lead away from
Moreland in turn one. Moreland would perform the same maneuver in turn three. The pair would
once again touch as they both charged side by side under the flag stand to complete lap thirty
three. Just as the leaders would race into turn three heartbreak would ensue for Moreland, as
his left rear tire would go flat causing him to spin and back up hard into the outside wall. Hardy
would go on to win his second Junior Boone Memorial. Mark Pettyjohn and Keith Jackson would
round out the top three.
It was now time for the UMP Modifieds to take to the speedway. We would see a twenty lap
caution free feature event. Micahel Altobelli would take the lead from his outside pole position
and never look back. By the end of the feature Altobelli would take the win, with a half of a track
lead over the field. Chris Arnold and Cody Willimas would round out the top three.
The Pure Stock division would take to the speedway. Polesitter Jason Wilkins would take the
early lead. As Wikins would begin to slowly pull away from the field Walter Crouch, Micahel
Carter, and Buddy Wison would engage in a three car battle for second place. Carter would
utilize the top side of the speedway to first move past Wilson and then around Crouch for the
second position. Wilson would make his way around Crouch for third and begin to once again
challenge Carter for position. Carter and Wilson would battle side by side lap after lap in the
closing stages of the race. As they were battling they would also begin to slowly catch the
leader. They would run out of time, as Jason Wilkins would take the win. Michael Carter and
Buddy Wilson would round out the top three.
The rain would once again begin to fall on the speedway. After taking into consideration the
weight of the cars, along with other factors the hard decision was made to cancel the Vintage
division. There is good news for the division though! We will be looking at our schedule and
coordinating a makeup date with them. Look for that announcement in the near future.
A big thank you to the Boone family for all of their hard work in making this event successful. We
also want to thank all of the fans and competitors for attending the night's events. And we look
forward to seeing you back at the track next Saturday night!
Junior Boone Memorial Super Late Model Results
Kyle Hardy, Mark Pettyjohn, Keith Jackson, Levi Crowl, Kyle Lee, Derrick Quade, Jonathan
DeHaven, Tyler Bare, Tyler Emory, Russell Erwin, Jamie Lathroum, Mike Franklin, Gary Stuhler,
Austin Stover, Tyler Hershey, Bryan Berheisel, Brad Omps, Bubby Tharp Jr, Trevor Collins,
Kenny Moreland, Sam Archer, Craig Parrill, Justin Dillman, Trever Feathers, Calvin Michael,
Keith Koontz, Dale Hollidge, Jakob Piper, Scott Sweeney
UMP Modified Results
Michael Altobelli, Chris Arnold, Cody Williams, Justin Cullum, Ray Kable, Cody Oliver, Travis
Clower, Mike Corbin, TJ DeHaven, Jimmy Jesmer Jr, Sam Reeder, Davin Kaiser, Mike Grady Jr,
Roy Clower, Dan Patterson, Gary Warehime, Frank Dibella
Pure Stock Results
Jason Wilkins, Michael Carter, Buddy Wilson, Tyler Gray, Walter Crouch, Trent Holmes, Jerry
Jenkins Jr, Dylan Rutherford, Delmar Grady, Andy Adkins, Skylar Barnhart, Brandon Lowery,
Bubba Sealock




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