Friday, July 9, 2004
Solid racing at Senoia Speedway
In the Georgia Asphalt Series (GAS) 200-lap Pro Late Model special event, Fredrick Moore recorded the fastest lap in qualifying; then rolled a 6 on the dice which placed him starting in the sixth position.╩Scotty Ellis was advanced to the pole position with Jimmy Elliott joining him on the front row.
When the green flag waved, Elliott jumped out to an early lead, followed by: Ellis, Ronnie Sanders and Moore.╩Elliott would continue to show the way until lap 23 when he was involved in an incident in turn four which resulted in a spin. The running order for the restart was Sanders, Moore, Rusty Clanton and Roger Delp.
The running order would remain the same until lap 88 when several cars were involved in a spin in turn one.╩The race leader, Sanders, along with Mark Wingo and Ronny Kittle made a pit stop for fresh tires and returned to the speedway. The running order on lap 92 for the restart was: Moore, Clanton, Delp and Ellis.
On lap 99, Clanton was clearly off the pace and entered the pits with mechanical problems and did not return to competition.
On lap 100, a competition yellow flag was displayed with Moore, Delp, Bobby East, and David Odell coming in for fresh tires. The new running order was: Billy McGinnis, Elliott, Sanders and Matt Hawkins.
On lap 101, Sanders and McGinnis raced door-to-door for the lead, with Sanders making the pass for the top spot on lap 102.
By lap 116, Moore had advanced into the fourth position and made the pass for third on lap 121 and began to close in on McGinnis for second.
On lap 125 Moore made the pass for the second place position and began to close the gap on Sanders.
From lap 130 to lap 133 Sanders and Moore battled for the lead, with Moore successfully making the pass for the top spot, followed by Sanders, McGinnis and Ellis.
By lap 140, Delp had advanced into the third-place position and began to make a run on the race leaders.
On lap 152, caution was displayed on the speedway for debris in turn two. At the same time, Mark Wingo was involved in an incident entering turn one which resulted in hard contact with the outside retaining wall. Wingo was not injured in the incident, however his machine sustained severe damage in the crash.
When racing resumed, the running order was Moore, Delp, Sanders and Ellis occupying the top four positions.
By lap 190, Moore and Delp had pulled away from the remainder of the field with an approximately half-lap lead between the second and third-place machines.
Caution came out on lap 195 because of a multicar crash in turn one which set-up a five lap sprint for the checkered flag.
As the green flag waved, Moore entered turn one with Delp steering his machine high on the speedway with Sanders diving to the inside to take over the second place position.╩Delp was the victim of a tire going down and was off the pace.
Moore would continue to lead the remaining laps and take the win, followed by Sanders, Ellis, Odell and Clark Ninneman making up the top five finish order.
In the Bandolero 15 lap feature, Tina Johnson led the event from flag-to-flag to take the win, Johnson was followed by Vince Ponder, Chase Moody, Bre Sharp and Jason Treschl.
Legend Cars 25-Lap Feature:
In the Legend Cars 25-lap feature, Chris Cable jumped out to an early lead, followed by: Scott Mosley, Casey Tate and Tony Yawn, Jr.╩ On lap 15, Tate made a run on Cable and successfully made the pass for the lead.╩Tate would continue to show the way the remaining laps and take the win, followed by Bubba Harry, Beau Slocumb, Scott Mosley and Cable.
Sportsman 30 Lap Feature:
In the Sportsman 30-lap feature, Jody Cash jumped out front early in the event, with Trey White closing the distance. On lap 3, White was able to make the pass and took over the top spot.╩White would continue to occupy the top spot until lap 11 when Andy Cash made the pass for the lead.╩ Andy Cash would remain the race leader and take the win, followed by White, Terry Medley, Jody Cash and Danny Gosdin.
In the Larry's New & Used Tire's Street Stock 25-lap feature, Sammy Short led the event from flag-to-flag to take the win, followed by Steve Barker, David Seaman, Eddie Jones and Larry Pierce, Jr.
In the Aaron's Pro Challenge 25-lap feature, Ken Butler jumped out to an early lead and led the event until lap 10 when he and terry Mathis would battle door-to-door for the top spot.╩Mathis would finally gain the advantage with Butler continuing to apply pressure for the remaining lap of the event.
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