Mefford, Stewart, Keller, Donahue take Mt Lawn Features

 

Brandon Mefford led wire to wire to win his first feature of the year in the Van Hoy Oil Series Late Models Saturday night at Mt Lawn Speedway.

The race was restated after Jason Thompson of Shirley and Wes Russell Jr of Muncie spun in turn one after taking the green flag.The incident also collected Chris Bolyard of Rushville.All three cars where able to restart and once again Thompson and Russell tangled in turn one sending Thompson to the pits with a flat tire.Words were exchange and a few punched appeared to be thrown before security personnel separated the two.All were able to return to action with Mefford and Scott Knepley of Spiceland running 1-2 for the first three laps.Russell moved into second on lap 4 and pressured Mefford the rest of the way but had to settle for second.Knepley was third followed by Bill Pierce of New Castle, Bolyard with Thompson finishing sixth.Mefford won the dash with Thompson coming home the winner in the heat.Fast time went to Russell at 17.070.

Knepley crashed in the short turn in the dash and did not run the heat but quick repairs got him ready for the feature.

Tony Stewart of Straughn won his first Van Hoy Oil Series Thunder Car feature leading all twenty-five laps for the win.Jim Walker of Cambridge City finished second followed by Zach Lacy of Rushville, John Sexton of Greenfield and Dylan Sexton of Greenfield.Stewart set fast time at 18.459 and win the dash and the heat.

Larry Hughes Jr. of Greensboro strangle hold on the Van Hoy Oil series Hornet division was broken when he was forced to drop out on lap one of the feature with no brakes.Rayce Sayer of Greenfield led the first three laps giving way to Nick Pollitt of New Castle.Pollitt appeared to be on his was to his first feature ever but Jared Keller of Anderson had other ideas.Keller passed Pollitt on lap 21 and led the final three laps for the win.Lenny Tungate Jr. of New Castle finished second followed by Pollitt, Terry Neal of New Castle, John Massengale of New Castle, Rayce Sayer, Adam Lee of New Castle, Rodney Sutton of New Castle and Hughes.Hughes set a new track record in qualifications at 18.956 and won the dash and the first heat.Sayer picked up the win in the second heat.

Kevin Donahue of St Louis Mo. won the feature in the Legends division on his first appearance at Mt Lawn.Aaron Holden of Greenfield finished second followed by Josh Dietz of Hebron, Ky, Kevin Donahue of St Louis, Tony Holden of Greenfield, Allison Schoch of Lawrenceburg, Ron Schoch of Lawrenceburg, Daryll Wallon of Coatesville, Mike Dunnagan of Hillsboro, Oh., Gierad Maller of Dayton, Oh., and Mady Andrews of Lancaster, Oh.

Next week the May 5-0ís are on tap for Mt Lawn.Check the website for additional information.