20, 20, 10 format successful at Mt Lawn
The revised format for the annual running of the May 5-0 at Mt Lawn Speedway proved to be a success with drivers and fans.† The twenty-twenty-ten format was the idea of long time Mt Lawn driver LJ Lines of Lewisville.† The two twenty lap races were used to set the starting lineup for the ten lap finale.
In the first race of the evening Brandon Mefford of
Spiceland took the lead on lap one and led the first four laps for the Van Hoy
Oil Late Models.†
The first twenty for the Van Hoy Oil Thunder Cars went to Trent Gossar of Markleville who led all twenty laps for the win.† Second went to Trentís father Tom also of Markleville followed by Johnny Magee of Carthage, David McConnell of Shirley, Tony Stewart of Straughn, Bill Clark of Rushville and Eric Evans of Greenfield.† Evans dropped out of the race on lap 12 with a flat tire.
Twenty one Van Hoy Oil Hornets were scheduled to start the
first twenty lap event with Terry Neal of
In the second Late Model twenty Mefford led wire to wire for the win followed by Anderson, Knepley, Carson, Pierce, Jacob Wyman of Selma, Thompson, Bolyard and OíNeal.† Thompson went a lap down when he had to pit with fuel related issues.
In the second Thunder Car twenty by finishing last in the first twenty Evans started on the pole and led the entire race for the win.† Tom Gossar was second followed by Trent Gossar, Stewart, Clark, McConnell and Magee.
The second Hornet twenty went to Taylor Wyman of
Rain started falling just as the Late Models were taking to the track for their ten lap race for all the money.† After a thirty minute delay the Late Models pulled off the track and the Hornets took the green flag.† Hughes who started on the pole by virtue of his two second in the twenty lap prelims led all ten laps for the win.† Pollitt was a close second followed by Wyman, Chris Jennings, John Massengale of New Castle, Rodney Sutton of New Castle, Joseph Jennings, Keller, Neal and Owens.
Next came the Thunder Cars for their ten lapper with Trent
Gossar starting on the pole.†
In the Late Model final Mefford started on the pole with Knepley along side.† Mefford and Knepley battled side by side for the first lap with Mefford leading at the line.† Thompson passed both Mefford and Knepley on lap two and went on the win.† Mefford was second followed by Knepley, Anderson, Carson, Pierce, Wyman and Bolyard.
Brian Reddman driving a 2005