BRYN GOHN WINS SPRINT FEATURE AT VOLUSIA SPEEDWAY PARK
by Shelley Doyle
Fans crowded into Volusia to watch the second leg of the Central Florida Sprint Car Challenge. Gene Lasker won the previous night at Ocala Speedway but the over all points winner and feature event win was up for grabs at Volusia. It was a full night of action pack, heart pounding racing as the night progressed.
Bryn Gohn was a man on a mission as he won the Sprint feature at VSP, while leading 29 of the 30 lap event. Bruce Durden jumped to the early lead as the field battled 4 & 5 wide for positions.
Rich Alexander running in the middle of the pack collided with several other cars as he took a wild ride flipping several times on the first lap. Driver was fine but the car was done for the night. Gohn powered past Durden for the lead on lap 2, while Lasker, Matt Kurtz, Gavin Thomas were fighting there way to the front runner.
It was a high speed chase as no one was willing to give an inch. Gohn held off all attempts for the lead, taking the checkered flag for the win. Gene Lasker was the overall points winner for the 2 day joint event.
The race was dedicated to the loss of sprint racer, Mike McCance who died 5 weeks earlier due to complications for a non race related surgery.
Top Ten: Bryn Gohn, Gene Lasker, Matt Kurtz, Gavin Thomas, Brett Cole, Otto Scrape, Ryan Partin, Barry McCance, Guy Bos, Amanda
Ferguson “Shady” Grady Christian won another Street Stock feature. It was a green to checkered win for Christian, as he moved around the track gaining a several car lead most of the night. Alan” Stick” Peacock, Rick Friend, Chuck McHone and the field, raced side by side, 4 wide, trying to unseat the leader, but it just couldn’t be done. Top Ten: Grady Christian, Alan Peacock, Steve Oldaker, Rick Friend, James Smith, Heinz Haas, Robert Hicks, Danny Miller Jr., Mark Maresca, Chuck McHone Jr.
Corey “Holleywood” Holley won his 4th straight victory in the Taylor Racing Products Sportsmen division. Danny Vogel Jr jumped to the front early only to find Shaun Daugharty making it a side by side battle, swapping the top spot, for several laps.
Holley riding their bumpers as they battled waited for the opening as he dove under and took the lead, holding on until the checkered was thrown. Top Ten: Corey Holley, Shaun Daugharty, Josh Bryd, Garrett Stewart, Danny Vogel Jr., Donnie Birdwell, Steve Shead, Jeremy Dowler, Bobby Richardson, Tim Miller
Nick Kerr wins the RBC Bank Mini Stock feature. Tommy Saunders jumped to the front on lap one only to be powered past by Charlie Staats and his son, Travis to take the top two spots. Nick Kerr and his father, Dan Kerr moved up to the front runners, making it a 4 way bid for the lead. Nick Kerr using the outside groove battled Charlie Staats lap after lap as they fought for the lead. Nick finally moved past Charlie Staats for the lead and held on until the checkered was dropped. Top Ten: Nick Kerr, Charlie Staats, Eddie Johnson, Dan Kerr, Mark Paterniti, Sean Babcock, Richard Keith, Rodney Wright, Jason Intoppa, Tommy Saunders
Ray Hunter won the Aerotec Aluminum 4 cylinder feature. The heat was on as the competitive class of 4 cylinders, battled side by side, swapping paint and fenders for the top spot. Hunter jumped to the early lead but Danny Lunn moved past him making it a side by side race for the lead over several laps. Tim Shull, Mike Corcoran, John Blood, RJ Glaser, Steve Mooers, Casey Feaster and the remaining field raced petal to metal, moving up to the front runners.
Hunter held onto the lead until the checkered was thrown. Top Ten: Ray Hunter, Tim Shull, Danny Lunn, Mike Corcoran, John Blood, RJ Glaser, Ashley Espy, Scoot Mooers, Casey Feaster, Sony Espy