Marcum, Claborn, Keller, Razor, Massengale Mt Lawn winners
Jeff Marcum of Morristown took the Tail Gunner Challenge at
Mt Lawn Saturday night and went on to get the win and the extra $500 in cash.
William Mefford of Knightstown started on the pole after Ryan
Amonett of New Castle
decided to move to the rear of the field because of problems he had in
qualifications. Mefford led the first
nine laps which saw a yellow for an accident between Amonett and Jim Logan of New Castle on lap 7. Amonett got into the rear of the Logan machine as the field was trying to put Logan a lap down. Amonett’s radiator was broken in the process
and he was done for the evening. The
next yellow flew on lap nine when Scott Knepley and Mefford got together in the
short turn. Eric Evans of Greenfield assumed the top spot on lap 10 followed closely
by Terry Cater of New Castle. Cater was attempting to get around Evans on
lap 11 when he and Marcum collided in the short turn sending both cars to the
pits. Marcum returned after quick fender
repair to his mount but Cater did not.
Kevin Claborn of Cambridge
City then moved to second
in hot pursuit of Evans. Mefford had
moved back into third by lap 13 but once again he and Knepley got together as
the two rubbed going down the backstretch giving Mefford a flat left front that
ended his evening. Claborn finally caught Evans on lap 16 and the two battled
side by side for the next 10 laps. Just
as it appeared the Claborn was getting the upper hand he and Evans touched
entering turn one on lap 26 sending Claborn hard into the first turn concrete. Claborn was done and Evans went to the tail
for the restart. Marcum took over on lap
27 and went on to take the win. Knepley
regrouped to finish second followed by Brandon
Mefford of Knightstown, Evans, Joe Woodring of Muncie,
Bill Pierce of New Castle,
Claborn, William Mefford, Brock Anderson of Albany and Cater. Ralph
Lane of Greensburg
left the race on lap 9 with a flat and finished 11th, Amonett 12th
and Logan bringing up the rear. Marcum set
fast time at 16.545. Knepley won the
Razzles Dash for Cash with Evans and William Mefford winning the heats.
After winning 10 features in a row to start the 2010 season
Neil Marcum of Morristown
had to settle for second behind Kevin Claborn.
Frankie Oakes of Cambridge
City took the lead from
the pole and led the first six laps. On
lap 7 Jeff Marcum took over for one lap giving way to Claborn who led the rest
of the way for the win. The yellow came
out on lap 22 when Cody Walker of Sulphur Spring developed engine problems and
came to a halt at the entrance to the pit area.
That yellow allowed Neil Marcum to restart directly behind Claborn in
third place with Brother Jeff in second.
On lap 24 Neil moved to second but could not run down Claborn. The Marcum boys finished 2-3 followed by Adam Bolyard of Rushville, Andrew Walker of
Sulphur Springs, Chris Bolyard of Rushville, Oakes, Mike Owens of New Castle,
Cody Walker and Colby Lane of Knightstown.
Jameson Owens of Greenfield
dropped out on lap 17 and finished 11th. Claborn set fast time at 17.528, won the
Thompson Builders Dash for Cash and the first heat with Cody Walker winning
After a week of disappointment when he lost a chance for
victory on the last lap of the feature Jared Keller of Anderson finally got his first feature win at
Mt Lawn in the MC Auto Repair Hornet division.
Scott Kilgore of New Castle led lap one
with Jeff Sorrell of New Castle
taking over on lap two. Doug Sorrell
took over on lap three and led then next 11 laps. On lap 14 Eric Evans making his first Hornet
start took the lead with Keller moving into second on lap 15. Keller finally got around Evans on lap 18 as
the pair dueled side by side for three laps. Evans finished second followed by Doug
Sorrell, Josh Owens of New Castle, John
Massengale of New Castle, Tail Gunner Jacob
Wyman of Selma, Kilgore, Jeff Sorrell, Freddie
Marlow of New Castle
and Chase Lane
of Knightstown. Keller set fast time at
19.586 and won the MC Auto Repair Dash for Cash. The heats went to Ryan Morefield of Cambridge City,
Joseph Jennings of Richmond
and Chase Lane.
Scott Razor of New Castle
outlasted 11 Street Drag competitors to beat Eric Bailey of New Castle in the finals.
In the family feud match race between John and Karol
Massengale of New Castle it was determined, in the interest of fairness, John
who has been racing for three years would have to make a pit stop at the half
way point of their 8 lap match. At lap 4
John held a sizeable lead on Karol and then headed for the pit area. When John returned to the track after a quick
stop and go pit stop Karol was long gone.
John was closing at the end but needed a few more laps to catch Karol.
Next week a special Powder Puff will be held with ladies
only racing in a Hornet or Thunder Car.