Records fall on opening night at Mt Lawn
Kevin Claborn of Cambridge City, Neil Marcum of Morristown and Brian Reynolds of Mooreland picked up feature wins on opening night 2010 at the Mt Lawn Speedway located 5 miles west of New Castle.
In Motion Motors Late Model action Claborn, who started
fifth in the thirteen car field, held off a strong effort from “Tail Gunner”
Jeff Marcum of
Bill Clark of Rushville took the lead at the drop of the
green flag and led the first eleven laps of the thirty lap feature. On lap 12
Claborn moved to the front and was quickly joined by Marcum on the same lap
after Marcum made a dandy move in traffic to climb from fifth to second as he
passed Eric Evans of Greenfield, Terry Cater of New Castle, and Clark. Claborn and Marcum dueled side by side after
a lap 15 restart. Another yellow came
out on lap 23 for oil on the track coming from
Thompson Builders Thunder Car started with Indy driver Tony
Hackme leading lap one. On lap two Jim
Marcum set a new track record beating the old record set just a few minutes earlier by Pam Neal. Neal beat the old record held by Ryan Amonett of 18.252 set July 18th of 2009 when she posted a time of 18.043. Marcum then blistered the record turning in a lap of 17.892. The heats went to Eddie Claborn and Cody Walker with Jason Walker winning the Thompson Builders Dash for Cash.
In MC Auto Repair Hornet action 24 cars were on hand for opening night activities. Of the 24 only 16 were able to answer the bell for the feature with Larry Hughes Jr of Greensboro shooting through the field on the first lap from his 9th starting position to lead lap one. Hughes held on to the lead until lap 10 when Brian Reynolds of Mooreland took over and led the rest of the way. Hughes finished second followed by Keith Morris of New Castle, Brian Lewis of Indianapolis, Doug Sorrell of New Castle, Ryan Claborn of Cambridge City, Jeff Sorrell of New Castle, Randy Owen of Anderson, Brian Slavey of New Castle, Colby Lane of Knightstown, Zach Young of Greenfield, Jared Keller of Anderson, James Poff of New Castle, Emily Henderson of New Castle, Andy Keller of Anderson and Whit Blattner of New Castle to round out the cars that started the feature. Those unable to start the feature were Brian Redmond of New Castle, Scott Cherry of Beech Grove, Roger Ford of Indy, Josh Neal of New Castle, Rev. Lenny Tungate of New Castle, Freddie Marlow of New Castle, John Massengale of New Castle and last years Hornet point champion Joyce Dyer of Greenfield.
Dyer set fast time in qualifications at 19.710 with Reynolds, Ryan Claborn and Ford winning the heats.
Gary Branscum of
Next week will be Spring Fan Night at Mt Lawn with all tickets going for $5. Motion Motors Late Models, Thompson Builders Thunder Cars and MC Auto Repair Hornets will be joined by Indy FastKarts and Central Indiana Mini Cups. Check the Mt Lawn website for additional information