December 10, 2006 Pure Stock, Late Models, Mini Mods, and Sprint Cars raced the night away at Hendry County Speedway. The heat generated from the hot motors warmed the fans in and around the stands as they watched their favorite local heroes blaze around the track.
In the Pure Stock division Johnny Moseley #68 and Thomas Hill# 1 fought back and forth for the lead position. Each driver trying to find the perfect groove around the clay oval until they both tried to be in the same spot at the same time. Finally, both racers ran into each other; metal bending and crunching as caution went out again.
The Flagman had to make a difficult call. Who caused the collision? The Flagman’s call was that it was Thomas Hill’s #1 car, so it was sent to the back of the pack, leaving Mosley’s #68 in the lead and to win the race. Jay Carver in #77 fought for second, with the # 43 for third, and Conrad Molter #55 came in fourth after climbing from thirteenth in the start.
In a surprise to the Hendry County Staff at the Winner’s circle, Johnny Moseley surrendered his Trophy and prize money to Tommy Hill in an act of sheer sportsmanship. Mosley told track officials that it was a very tough call on the collision that sent Hill to the back of the pack, but Thomas Hill was the true winner. When Moseley was asked if it were for a points championship and $10,000 would he have still surrendered the trophy he stated "yes.”
His mother brought this young man up right. This is the kind of dedication and professional gamesmanship we know we can only hope for here at the Track.
Late Model action was a pure adrenalin rush as Justin Choquette #97 was on two wheels as his late model fought gravity for a 1st place finish followed by Greg Crowe #89 and Richard Wheelihan #7. What a show!
It was a tug a war all night with these guys. The crowd was pelted with clay as the 800 hp engines thundered around the Hendry County Speedway Saturday night. In the Mini Mod division Jack McClain #21 and Mike Budka (aka “Black Flag Billy”) #64 fought it out in a tight race. The race finished with Jack McClain in first, Mike Budka second, and #35 in third.
It was an exciting night and dangerous when the Sprint Cars dazzled the audience with the high-pitched whine from the sprint cars. The fans cheered and than went silent when RC roper hit the wall in his sprint car at high speed. After some minor repairs, Roper’s orange and blue Spirit of USA sprint car came back onto the track and dazzled the audience again with his high speed and expert maneuvers. This exhibition was truly spectacular.