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The Fayette Citizen-Sports Page

Friday, June 4, 2004

Full night of racing in Senoia

In the Georgia Asphalt Series (GAS) 100-lap feature last weekend, Fredrick Moore recorded the fastest time in qualifying with a 14.355-second lap.╩Moore rolled a five on the dice which advanced Bobby East to the pole position with Warren Mobley starting along side East on the front row.

When the green flag waved, East quickly established himself as the race leader, followed by: Moore, Mobley and Roger Delp.╩By the fifth lap, Ronnie Sanders had advanced into the third place position and began to apply pressure to Moore.╩

On lap 12, a multi-car cash occurred on the back straight-away which brought out a red flag condition on the speedway. While none of the driver’s were injured in the incident, several were not able to continue including Scotty Ellis and B.J. Holley.

When the green flag was displayed once more, East remained the race leader until lap 15, when Moore slipped by to take over the top spot.╩ Moore was followed by: East, Sanders and Delp.

On lap 19, Sanders made the pass for the second place position, followed by East and Delp.╩

By lap 40, The running order was: Moore, Sanders, East and Ronny Kittle.╩The running order would remain much the same until lap 75 when Kittle advanced into the third place position behind his teammate Sanders.╩

As the final laps were being recorded, with Moore in the lead, Kittle continued to pressure his teammate Sanders for the second place position.╩However, Sanders refused to give up the position as Moore took the checkered flag on lap 100 of the event.

In the Legends Cars 25 lap event, Bubba Harry took the green flag and jumped out to an early lead, followed by: Chris Cable, Doc Lee and Tony Yawn, Jr.╩As the competitors recorded the first lap of the event, Virgil Brown's machine was involved in an incident going into the first turn and caught fire.╩The fire was quickly extinguished by speedway officials with Brown being uninjured in the incident.

By the fifth lap, the running order was Harry, Cable, Lee and Scott Mosley. On the eighth lap, Cable slipped past Harry and took over the top spot.╩The running order would remain the same until lap 16 when Harry was involved in a spin in turn three as he was battling for position.╩

The running order on the restart was: Cable, Lee, Yawn, Jr., and Shaun Fitzgerald. The running order would remain the same the remaining laps with Aaron Brooks taking the fifth place position, and Harry battling his way back up through the field to take the sixth place position.╩

In the Larry’s New and Used Modified Street Stock 25 lap event, Jason Turner jumped out to an early lead, followed by: Steve Barker, Eddie Jones and Richard Blume. The running order would remain the same until the eighth lap, when Barker slipped past Turner to take the lead. Turner battled back on the ninth lap and took over the lead, as Barker in turn slipped low on the speedway and recaptured the top spot on lap 11. Barker would maintain the lead for the remaining lap and take the win, followed by: Turner, Jones, Blume and George Pierce, Jr.

In the Aaron’s Pro Challenge 15 lap feature, Ken Butler blasted into the lead when the green flag was displayed and established a commanding lead.╩ Butler was followed by: Cecil Flowe, Bobby Keys and Trent Mayo. On the second lap, Keys, Mayo and Bret Butler advanced past Flowe to take over the second, third and fourth place positions, respectively. On the sixth lap, with Ken Butler still in the led, Bret Butler took over the third place position as Mayo’s machine was off the pace and entered the pits for the attention of his crew. Ken Butler would continue to show the way and captured the checkered flag, followed by: Keys, Bret Butler, Flowe and Kyle Mitchell.

Special Note: Because of a rain delay, the Sportsman Division and Bandolaro Division were unable to compete in a feature event.╩

This Saturday’s racing action will feature a 100-Lap Street Stock event. Visit www.senoiaspeedway.com or phone 770-599-6161 for more information.

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