Kelly Mann Wins Late Model Race
Story by: Nancy Schmidt
Racing at South Sound Speedway on Saturday May 12th was a night filled with some wild racing. In the Super Late Model main event, Dan Obrist starts on the pole with Dan Rhodes on the outside. Rhodes takes the lead on lap one. Jessica Dana spins on lap five to bring out the first caution of the 100 lap main. Rod Schultz Jr. has mechanical issues on lap six, bringing out the second caution of the night. On the restart, Ron Eaton slides thru the grass in turn one and comes out in turn two, and keep on racing, losing two positions. Kelly Mann passes Rhodes on lap eleven to take the lead. John Lathrop Jr. spins on lap thirty to bring out the third caution of the night. Race restarts with Mann still in the lead. On lap fifty-one Rod Schultz Sr. spins Dan Obrist, both go to the back. Race restarts and Rhodes and Jon Hubbert spin sending them to the back of the field. Obrist exits track. Tommy Elstoen exits on lap sixty-five with issues. On lap sixty-nine Hubbert and Bob Presley spin sending them both to the back of the field. Doni Wanat exits on lap seventy. On lap ninety-one Presley gets loose and spins. Rhodes exists on lap ninety-five. Mann goes on to win the race, followed by Eaton, JJ Hamilton, Rod Schultz Sr., and Hubbert to round out the top five.
Mini Stock 35 lap main event started with Josh McMillan on the pole, with Bill Hayes on the outside. McMillan takes the lead on lap one. Hayes spins on lap three to bring out the first caution. Jim Belter exits the track with issues. Kyle Matthews takes the lead on lap four. Jeff Bracale exits on lap nine with issues. On lap thirteen the leader of the race Kyle Matthews exits with a flat tire, which puts Kevin Conway in the lead. Bracale returns to the track on lap sixteen. On lap seventeen Shayne Huson spins Josh McMillan and gets black flagged. Kyle Matthews returns on lap nineteen. Tina McMillan takes the lead on lap twenty-two. On lap twenty-six Devin Matthews get a flat tire which brings out a caution. On lap twenty-nine Huson and Hayes spins to bring out a caution. Race restarts and Tina McMillan goes on to win the Mini stock main event (moving her from fourth in points to third), followed by John Morse, Jon Baglien, Kevin Conway and Scott Maynard to round out the top five.
Tire Dogs Bumblebees 20 Lap main event started with Greg Schlund on the pole, with Erika Schlund on the outside. Greg Schlund takes the lead on lap one. Steve Pierson exits on lap two. Richard Woolverton gets black flagged for taking out the cone. Bryson Baird gets black flagged for not following the course. Erika Schlund exits on lap eighteen and returns on nineteen. Greg Schlund, the Trophy dash winner and winner of his heat race goes on to win the Bumblebee main event, followed by Charles LaMere, Ron Schlund Sr., Chris Branon, and Grant Charneski to round out the top five.
FSCRA (Foreign Stock Car Racing Association) 30 Lap main event started with Scott Graf on the pole with Craig Forney on the outside. Forney takes the lead on lap one. John Grosvenor takes the lead on lap ten. Jeff Jones then takes the lead on lap twenty-five and goes on to win. Jones was followed by Grosvenor, Forney, Rookie Dawson Loehner and Graf to round out the top five.