New Smyrna’s Show Dolls added to the heat as they heated up the start/finish
line with two dance routines for the fans. Asphalt is not their usual dance
floor but the Show Dolls had a great performance and the crowd was very pleased
but it had to be a little rough on the feet and legs for the girls.
Chad Pierce, winner from Friday night at Orlando SpeedWorld, took his second
win of the weekend in the Open Wheel Modified division. Pierce had the pole
for the feature event and never faultered from the waving of the green.
Following Pierce on the start was Bobby Blake, Mark Vandevender, Larry Goolsby and
Matt Wheeler. On lap 11, Ed Kuhel brought out the yellow for a spin but Kuhel
quickly straightened and continue to race.
Pierce held the point on the restart with Blake close behind. Blake taps
Pierce just enough to get Pierce very squirelly but Blake backs off to let Pierce
collect himself and Blake finds himself in third with Vandevender in second.
Pierce holds the point and takes the checkered for his second win of the
weekend followed by Mark Vandevender, Bobby Blake, Matt Wheeler and Larry Goolsby.
Matt Wheeler took the heat win.
Eric Black had the pole for the Super Late Model feature but before a lap was
down, Black and Guy Thomas, returning for the first time idn 2004, got
together in turns 1 and 2 with Thomas backing into the wall. Thomas was towed into
the pits and the race restarted.
On the restart it is David Rogers who takes over the number one spot with
Black, McLeod, Morgan Hoover and Wayne McCall in the top five. McLeod quickly
puts the pedal down and passes Black for second reeling closer and closer to
Rogers. Rogers is able to hold strong keeping McLeod in second although B.J. tries
everything to shake Rogers. Rogers takes the checkered followed by B.J.
McLeod, Eric Black, Morgan Hoover, and Wayne McCall.
B.J. McLeod took the heat win.
Alli Owens had the pole for the Mini Stock feature but it was Brian Bellaw
who quickly took the point followed by Owens, Ted “Mr Mini Stock” Vulpius, Chad
Carpenter and Ron Dubeau.
Vulpius passes Owens and takes over second with Owens sliding back to fifth.
Bellaw takes the checkered followed by Ted “Mr Mini Stock” Vulpius, Ron
Dubeau, Chad Carpenter and Alli Owens.
Chad Carpenter took the heat win.
Chris Peludat had the pole for the 50 lap Sportsman event but had trouble on
the start sliding backwards and then out. Dale Clouser took the point followed
by Earl Beckner, Donny Williams, Cory Kaiser and John Nusbaum.
On lap 7, Kaiser hits the turns 1 and 2 wall hard but is okay but done for
the night although he tried to make it back. David Gibbs was blackflagged as he
had part of his car running under his tire. Gibbs went on to pit road but was
not able to return.
Clouser holds the point on the restart with Beckner, Williams, Tommy Johnson
(making his first appearance in two years at New Smyrna) and John Nusbaum in
the top five.
Lap 10, Williams takes over second as Beckner slides to third. Newcomer Frank
Buchanon moves into fifth with Nusbaum sliding to sixth. Lap 17 James Adams
brings out the yellow as he has spun on the backstretch and suffered frontend
damage. Beckner takes a quick dive on pit road with problems but is able to
come back out.
Clouser holds the point on the restart with Williams, Johnson, Buchanon and
now Danny Shearer in fifth. Lap 27, Ed Kennedy and Joe Gerard touch coming off
4 with Kennedy taking a dive into the pits for frontend repairs.
The race restarts with Clouser on the point. Lap 25, Beckner and Bob Hart get
together in turns 3 and 4 as Bruce McGonigal brought out the yellow for his
spin on the backstretch. Since Beckner and Hart did not cause the yellow, both
were given back their spots with McGonigal to the rear.
The race restarts but on lap 26, one lap later, Shearer brings out the
caution as he spins in fluid on the track. The leader is found to be leaking gear
lube and is blackflagged with Shearer getting back his spot due to track
conditions for the spin. After leading half the race, Clouser is done with Donny
Williams as the new leader.
On the restart it is Williams, Buchanon, Johnson, Shearer and Nusbaum in the
top five But it is not to be Johnson’s night as on lap 29 he develops
mechanical problems and is out of the race. On the restart it is now Williams,
Buchanon, Shearer, Nusbaum and Beckner in the top five.
Beckner passes Nusbaum and takes over fourth with Nusbaum going to fifth. Lap
33, Shearer spins in turns 3 and 4 bringing out the yellow. Since only five
cars are on the lead lap, Shearer starts in the fifth position for the restart.
Williams holds the point for the rest of the race and takes the checkered
followed by Frank Buchanon, Danny Shearer, John Nusbaum and Paul Hudson.
Josh Schmidt had the pole for the Late Model feature but it was young Troy
Atkins who quickly jumped to the point over Don Hess, Josh Schmidt, Mark Smith
and Alan Bruns.
Hess puts the pedal down and passes Atkins for the lead with Atkins going to
second. NO cautions with Hess taking the checkered followed by Troy Atkins,
Josh Schmidt, Mark Smith and Alan Bruns.
Nineteen Strictly Stocks lined the field for the 25 lap special with Dominic
Barbado on the pole. But it did not take Richard Renzi long to take the lead
over Mike Wofford, Jeremy Hovencamp, Bruce McGonigal Jr., and Derek Slade.
Hovencamp puts his moves on and first takes second and on lap 8 takes the point.
Alot of slippin and slidin but no cautions as Hovencamp wins the 25 lapper
followed by Bruce McGonigal Jr., Derek Slade, James Smith, and Mike Wofford.
Next week at New Smyrna Speedway – TBARA Winged Sprint
Official Race Results – April 24, 2004
SUPER LATE MODEL
1. #11 David Rogers
2. #78 B.J. McLeod
3. #10 Eric Black
4. #39 Morgan Hoover
5. #2x Wayne McCall
6. #8 Brent Hobbs
7. #4 Rick Bates
8. #2 Guy Thomas
9. #63 Joe Fidos DNS
1. #64 Don Hess
2. #14 Troy Atkins
3. #119 Josh Schmidt
4. #48 Mark Smith
5. #4b Alan Bruns
6. #63 Dewayne Bryan DNS
7. #2 A.J. Curreli DNS
OPEN WHEEL MODIFIED
1. #51 Chad Pierce
2. #7 Mark Vandevender
3. #75 Bobby Blake
4. #96 Matt Wheeler
5. #16 Larry Goolsby
6. #14 Glen Bradley
7. #20 Ed Kuhel
8. #19 Rick McGuire DNS
SPORTSMAN 50 LAPS
1. #111 Donny Williams
2. #07x Frank Buchanon
3. #77 Danny Shearer
4. #70 John Nusbaum
5. #08 Paul Hudson
6. #07 Ron Lufcy
7. #51 Ed Kennedy
8. #3 Earl Beckner
9. #18 Ken Lewton
10. #330 Joe Gerared
11. #82 Tommy Johnson
12. #30 Dale Clouser
13. #2h Bob Hart
14. #28 Mike Soukup
15. #6 Bruce McGonigal
16. #29 James Adams
17. #7 Tom Gamache
18. #26 Chris Peludat
19. #48 Cory Kaiser
20. #47 David Gibbs
1. #1 Brian Bellaw
2. #71 Ted “Mr Mini Stock” Vulipus
3. #4 Ron Dubeau
4. #31 Chad Carpenter
5. #22 Alli Owens
6. #23 Wayne Wells
7. #6 Mark Broat
8. #2 Ron Karto Jr.
STRICTLY STOCK 25
1. #39 Jeremy Hovencamp
2. #22 Bruce McGonigal Jr.
3. #126 Derek Slade
4. #65 James Smith
5. #15 Mike Wofford
6. #73 Jose Rivera
7. #18 Dominic Barbado
8. #08 Matt Conway
9. #75 Tim Logue
10. #40 John Zimmerman
11. #26 Michelle Dyal
12. #91 Travis Scott
13. #X Richard Renzi
14. #99 Gordon Houck
15. #92 Curtis Smith
16. #151 Rick Langdon
17. #29 Aaron Garver
19. #35 Steve Scurlock