Kelly Mann Wins Super Late Model Main Event
Story by: Nancy Schmidt
Racing at South Sound Speedway on Saturday July 7th, had five classes on hand, Super Late Models, D&S Light Truck & Auto Mini Stocks, Hinkle Homes Hobby Stocks, Olympic Trailer and Truck Accessories Bump to Pass, and Foreign Stock Car Association (FSCRA).
Super Late Model Main event started with JJ Hamilton on the pole and Rod Schultz Sr. on the outside. Schultz takes the lead on lap 1. On lap 2, turn 2, Hamilton spins, Hamilton and Dan Obrist to the back of the pack. On lap 8, turn 2, John Lathrop Jr. spins. On lap 40, Jon Hubbert leaves the track. On lap 50, turn 4, Lathrop spins again. On lap 64, Kelly Mann takes the lead and goes on to win the 100 lap Super Late Model Main event, followed by Schultz Sr., Bob Presley, Tommy Elstoen, and Dan Obrist to round out the top 5.
Mini Stock Main event started with Devin Matthews on the pole and Bill Hayes on the outside. Hayes takes the lead on lap 1. On lap 14, turn 2, Richard Smith spins Kyle Matthews, both to the back of the pack. On lap 24, Kevin Conway takes the lead. On lap 30, John Morse takes the lead. On lap 30, turn 4, Kyle Matthews spins. On lap 32, turn 2, Josh McMillan spins, Smith hits McMillan and then Smith hits the wall which brings out the red flag. Race continues with Morse in the lead. Morse goes on to win the 40 lap Mini Stock Main event, followed by Scott Maynard, Tina McMillan, Conway and Shayne Huson to round out the top 5.
Hobby Stock Main event started with Richard Turner on the pole and Chris Branon on the outside. In turn 4, Branon loses a wheel. Race restarts with Turner on the pole and Todd Pedersen on the outside. Pedersen takes the lead on lap 1. Jason Lohmann exits the track on lap 5. Pedersen goes on to win the 30 lap Hobby Stock Main event, followed by Dan Walker, Don Briggs Jr., Joe Swanson and Turner to round out the top 5.
Bump to Pass Main event started with Jake Mills on the pole and Zach Floreck on the outside. Floreck takes the lead on lap1. On lap 5, Richard Woolverton exits the track. On lap 11, Mills bumps Floreck and takes the lead. On lap 15, Floreck bumps Mills and takes the lead back. Floreck goes on to win the 20 lap Bump to Pass Main event, followed by Mills, and Woolverton.
FSCRA Main event started with Thomas Laxson on the pole and Seth Cooper on the outside. Laxson takes the lead on lap 1. On lap 2, Cooper takes the lead. On lap 4, John Grosvenor takes the lead and goes on to win the 30 lap FSCRA main event, followed by Wayne Dillon, Seth Cooper, Ed Novak, and Scott Graf to round out the top 5.