Marcum wins “Tail Gunner Challenge” at Mt Lawn
On Saturday night Jeff Marcum of Morristown became the only two time winner of
the “Tail Gunner Challenge” in the history of Mt Lawn Speedway by starting at
the tail of the Late Model feature event and being the first to take the
Brandon Mefford of Knightstown took the lead of the race on
lap one and appeared to be on his way to his first victory of the year as he
built a sizable lead over second place Joe Woodring of Muncie. By lap ten of the thirty lap affair Eric
Evans of Greenfield
was running second with Marcum in third.
Marcum disposed of Evans on lap twelve and set his sights on the younger
Mefford who was 6.7 seconds ahead. Over
the next twelve laps Marcum reeled in Mefford and made the pass for the lead on
lap 25. Marcum led the rest of the way
for the win and picked up an extra $600 in the process. Mefford finished second followed by Evans,
William Mefford of Knightstown, Ryan Amonett of New Castle, Johnny Fugate of
Cambridge City, Bill Pierce Jr of New Castle, Brock Anderson of Albany,
Woodring and Bill Clark of Rushville.
Terry Cater of New Castle
did not start the feature after he had won the Razzles Dash for Cash when he
developed engine problems in his automobile.
Jim Logan of Knightstown also failed to start any events after breaking
a brake rotor in qualifications. Marcum
set fast time in time trials at 16.657 and won the first heat while Fugate took
the second heat.
Neil Marcum of Morristown
continued his domination of the Thompson Builders Thunder Cars by leading the
final 14 laps of the feature event. Andy
Jennings of Richmond
took the lead from the drop of the green flag and led the first 8 laps. Cody Walker got around Jennings
on lap nine but Jennings
fought back to regain the lead on lap 10.
then took command on lap 11 and led the next six laps until Marcum took over
and led the rest of the way. Walker
finished second followed by Pam Neal of Sulphur Springs, Kyle Evans of Shirley,
Jennings, Chris Bolyard of Rushville, Jesse Bilbrey of Markleville and Andrew
Walker of Sulphur Springs. Neal set fast
time at 18.144 with Cody Walker winning the Dash for Cash and the first heat.
In MC Auto Repair Hornet action Joyce Dyer of Greenfield led only the
last lap of the race to pick up her first feature win of the year. Larry Hughes Jr of Indianapolis took command of the race early
and set the pace for the first 11 laps.
On lap twelve Ryan Claborn of Cambridge
City took over the lead
and led the next two laps. Brian Lewis
got the lead on lap 14 but tangled with Claborn on lap 15 sending Lewis
spinning into the infield. Claborn led
the next four laps which set up the upcoming wild finish. The cars took the white flag with Claborn in
front and Keith Morris of New Castle
challenging on the outside. Brian
Morefield of Cambridge
City spun in the short
turn brining out the yellow. On the
single file restart is was Claborn, Morris, Hughes and Dyer in that order. As the cars exited turn one Morris and Claborn
tangled giving the lead to Hughes with Dyer second and Morris third. On the final lap Dyer and Morris both got
around Hughes with Dyer taking the win.
Morris finished second followed by Hughes, Jeremy Boling of New Castle, Lewis, Brian Slavey of New
Castle, Jeff Sorrell of Mooreland, Jered Keller of Anderson, Scott
Kilgore of New Castle and Emily Henderson of New Castle. Keller set fast time at 19.591, Lewis won the
Dash for Cash and the first heat while Lenny Tungate III of New Castle and Hughes won the other heats.
In the UMRA feature Terry Goff outdueled
this son Jason to win the Dutch Mill
Buffet 25 lap feature. For complete
details of the UMRA events check out their website at umra.com.
Josh McQueary got back on the winning track in FasKart action by winning both the feature and heat race.
Scott Razor of New
Castle won the street drag competition.
Next week Mt Lawn will present its annual fireworks show.