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Weekly Racing Recap: Queen, Clark tops at Newport Speedway


Newport's Ray Frazier took the checkers first in the Mod Four feature
Saturday night at Newport Speedway.
Published: 7:41 AM, 06/29/2010 Last updated: 7:42 AM, 06/29/2010

Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-After a week off, drivers, crews and fans wereready for some hot action at lightning fast Newport Speedway this past Saturdaynight, and they weren't disappointed.

In the Newport Late Model feature, long-time NewportSpeedway regular and past track champion Dennis Queen was too tough to tame,taking the checkers in front of Brandon Rogers, Darrell Williams, Zack Franksand Lance Gatlin. Cosby's Wayne 'Spider' Webb finished 6th, followed by MartNesbitt, Tim Tipton and Scottie Hicks.

In the Street Stock feature, Jesse Clark is findingvictory lane much to his liking, winning his second straight feature, and thethird of the young season. Clark has not finished worst than third an anyfeature this season. Joey Mull finished runner-up, followed by Tyler Worley,former track champion Emily Tracy, lee Shultz, (No. 7), Mike Beck, ChuckCrigger, Wesley Mull, Greg Messer and Ricky Ford.

Newport's Ray Frazier captured his third feature victoryin the Modified Four division. Randy Teston finished runner-up, followed byOscar Almon, Taylor Nesbitt, Robert Beal and Randal Frye.

Everette Crain took the checkers first in the Front WheelDrive feature, followed by Cameron Gunter, David Nesbitt, Josh Ramsey, (No.13), Bobby Hurst, Terry King, Greg Stephens, Chuck Calkins, Nicholas Sheltonand Ricky Webb.

Chris McKinney was tops in the Legends feature, followedby Dace Johnson, Taylor Coffman, Sam Mcaulay, Hayden Woods, Drew Shortridge,Brian Tinker, Adam Boatman, John Lamon, Jim Brown and Tyler Goodwin.

And, Chad Deckrow crossed the finish line first in RoadHog.

Action this week has been moved up from Saturday toFriday, July 2, for the big July 4th holiday night of racing, and what a nightit will be. There will be double points as feature events include Newport LateModels, Street Stocks, Mod Fours, Front Wheel Drives, Legends and Road Hog.There will be a huge fireworks show following the racing.



SUPER LATE MODEL: Mart Nesbitt (220), David Flynn (210),Jake Crum (205), Jeff Myers (145), Jackie Buckner (120), Jimmy Doyle (85),Dylan Pressnell (70), Jerrod Foley (60), Dennis Queen (60), Lee Tissot (60).

NEWPORT LATE MODEL: Brandon Rogers (415), DarrellWilliams (395), Wayne Webb (355), Kaleb Pressley (345), Lance Gatlin (325),Scottie Hicks (320), Zack Franks (305), Mart Nesbitt (220), Dennis Queen (205),Junior Franks (190).

STREET STOCK: Jesse Clark (385), Joey Mull (380), TylerWorley (290), Kenny Cloud (255), Wesley Mull (240), T.J. Williams (20), MarvinGreen, Jr. (220), Melody Chandler (210), Rickey Ford (170), Robert Fox (130).

MODIFIED FOUR: Randy Testor (300), Randall Frye (265),Oscar Allmon (265), Ray Frazier (240), Robert Beal (200), Taylor Nesbit (85),Josh Beal (70), Blake Lingerfelt (55).

FRONT WHEEL DRIVE: Everette Crain (425), Cameron Gunter(415), Greg Stephens (410), Terry King (400), David Nesbitt (270), DonnyHolland (270), Josh Ramsey (260), Bobby Hurst (195), Robert Fox (120), NicholasShelton (110).

THUNDER LEGENDS: Taylor Coffman (140), Chris McKinney(140), Hayden Wood (115), Brian Tinker (110), Jacob Owen (105), Jim Brown (85),Chad Finchum (80), Steve Cantrell (75), Tyler Goodwin (75), Kevin Foisy (70),Rick Coffman (70).

MINICUP: Billy Hyden (395), Tony Taylor (320), KaylaHolland (305), Paul Burford (300), Milton Metcalf (250), Shelby Marler (235),Michael Rice (190), Mark Evans (80), Dustin Lay (70), Scott Crusenberry (50).



It was another tough night of racing for Newport's JoshDriskill at 411 Motor Speedway this past Saturday night in Seymour. Driskillgot caught up in traffic, and couldn't make much headway finishing 7th in theTopless Modified feature.

Going into this past weeks action at 411, Driskill stillsits atop the Topless Modified standings with 2,255 points, 45 better thanRonnie King, 70 better than Keith Gregory and 165 points better than Luke Fox.



Newport's Jimmy Owens and his Reece Monuments No. 20 crewtook a much-needed weekend off to get prepared for a very busy month of Julyfor the Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Series.

Owens and the Lucas Oil Series will be making three stopsthis weekend beginning with Beckley Motor Speedway in Mount Hope, West Virginiathis Thursday, July 1, followed by Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville,Ohio on Saturday, July 3, and wrapping up on Sunday, July 4, at PortsmouthRaceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio. All three races are $10,000-to-win events.

Going into this weekend's schedule, Owens (2,950) trailsSeries leader Scott Bloomquist (3,090) by 140 points with Earl Pearson, Jr. in3rd on 2,795. Rounding out the top ten are Don O'Neal (2,680), Ray Cook(2,615), Dale McDowell (2,430), Steve Casebolt (2,410), Dan Schlieper (2,360),Chris Wall (2,350) and Eric Wells (2,275).



Tazewell Speedway welcomes the World of Outlaws LateModel Series on Saturday, July 3. It will be the series' first ever visit tothe 1/3-mile speedway. The Coca-Cola 50 is a $10,000 to win event that willdraw in the top WoOLMS competitors as well as many of the top regional driversfrom across the area.

Defending series champion Josh Richards sits atop theWorld of Outlaws Late Model Series point standings. Richards will be one ofseveral drivers making his first ever visit to Tazewell Speedway. Richards islocked in a tight points battle with 2006 champion Tim McCreadie. The 2008champion, Darrell Lanigan, sits third in series points with the 2007 championSteve Francis and Tim Fuller sitting fourth and fifth respectively.

Other drivers expected for the Coca-Cola 50 are Vic Hill,Rick Rogers, Tommy Kerr, Steve Smith, and track record holder JeffWolfenbarger.

Also racing will be the Tazewell late models, modifiedstreets, and classic cars. The Tazewell Late Models will be racing for $1,200to win.

Pit gates open at 3 p.m. and grandstand gatesopen at 4 p.m. Racing will begin at 7:30 p.m.

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