Classic C.A.R.S. and FASTRUCKS @ Charlotte County
The Classic Auto Racing Series began our night of racing fun with their twenty five lap feature. #1 E. T. McGhee of Deland sat on the pole for the fifteen car field. #5 Jim Rahman of Clermont took the lead on the first lap, but by lap three it was #77 Danny Shearer of Melbourne out in front. Shearer held on to take the win with #74 Ed Yates of Orlando in second and #7 Bud Spencer of Palm Harbor in third.
#28 Mike LeMasters had the pole for the thirty five lap Open Wheel Modified feature. #93 Steve Duerr took the early lead but lost it on lap ten to #25 Scott Kleiber, who had started the race in tenth position. Kleiber held on for the win followed by #63 Phil Morrison in second. #95 Chris Turner rounded out the top three coming in third after starting ninth in the line up.
The Lee's Auto Repair Road Warriors were up next for their twenty lap feature race with #18 Shane Leonard of Cape Coral on the pole. #2 Lonnie Retheford took the lead on the second lap and was still out in front after a caution and restart on lap seven. #21 Andy Wood made his way up through the pack to take the lead and held it for the win after starting eleventh. Retheford took second and #27 Terry Price worked his way up from fourteenth to take third.
#25 Gary Foxworth of Lutz sat on the pole for the Karnac.com Fastrucks fifty lap race and was still on point after a lap ten caution and restart. #44 Paul Grynewicz III of New Port Richey started the race sixteenth in the line up and steadily made his way up through the pack. Lap twenty three saw #40 Paul Grynewicz of Hudson take the lead putting Foxworth in second for a time, but when the checkered flag flew it was father and son taking first and second. #40 Grynewicz in first, #44 Grynewicz III in second, and #25 Foxworth took third.
The Cat Country Limited Late Model fifty lap race got underway with #62 Buzz Martin of Lehigh Acres on the pole. With three laps in, a three car pileup brought out Prompt Towing to help #88 Randy Fox to the pits. Fox made it back out later but was seven laps down. #36X Al Fradette of N. Lauderdale also had to pit and was out for the night. #29 Mike Hovis of N. Ft. Myers had made his way up to take the lead by lap four, and lap thirty nine saw #81 Chuck Sweet of Port Charlotte blow an engine and pit after running a strong third place for thirteen laps. Hovis took the win with #64 Chris Libak of Ft. Myers in second and #67 James Dubose of Arcadia in third.
The Big Wheels Mini Stocks lined up for the final race of the night with #31 Harlan Wilson on the pole for the thirteen car field. A four car tangle on lap five sent #56 Brian Richardson and #51 Rick Nastan to the pits for the night. #31 Wilson was still on point for the restart but lost it to #94 Keith Risinger on lap ten. #16X Billy Austin held third for a time but in the end it was #94 Risinger in first, #41 Billy Ray Jr. in second and #31 Wilson in third.
It was quite a night at the Charlotte County Speedway. Along with the fast and fun racing action, Sky Lungston wowed the crowd with an exciting twelve car motorcycle jump, and Todd Matthews did a live broadcast on Kix Country 92.9. Hope to see you all there next week!
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