February 19, 2018

Can Tommy Hill be Stopped in Thunder Stock?


Can Tommy Hill be Stopped in Thunder Stock? This makes 6 in a row. Who will be the one to break his streak?
Tim Powers replaced a driveshaft during intermission and earned $500 for his efforts.
Phil Peterson won another trophy Dash, this time in the 88 car.
John Bledsoe wins again, this time outdueling Modifieds and Limiteds, the combined class made for an exciting race.
Scott Thompson takes the win in Modified Mini Stocks.

The evening started off with a wet track and the wind and race cars quickly turned it into a dry single grove but smooth track. After some water at intermission the V-8 Thunder Stock Trophy Dash took to the track, Nick Osborne started up front and lead every lap except the important one, Phil Peterson saw the checkered flag first and Osborne had a flat tire as a souvenir.
Next the Modified Mini Stocks took to the track and put on a great race despite only having a few cars. Mark Thompson and Larry Thacker Jr were practicing their bump drafting techniques on each other to the delight of the crowd but the flagman wasn’t impressed sending them both to the back and eventually awarding the win to Scott Thompson.
The Street Stock 30 lap $500 to win race was on deck and Gary Champion won his heat race and was on the pole with Tim Arnold in the #98 on the outside. Tim Powers started third and heat winner Scotty Kay Jr started beside him. Tim Powers wasted no time getting to the front by lap two while Scotty Kay Jr and Gary Champion put on quite a battle for second place, David McCormack in his good looking #26 car worked his way up to watch Tommy Hill in fourth but Davids’ night ended early as did Steve Jones after the #13 car broke a brake rotor. With two laps to go Scotty in the bright orange #21 (matching a lot of the fan T-shirts in the crowd) finally found his opportunity to pass the #23 of Gary Champion for second place. Tim Powers felt quite at home getting his picture taken with the checkered flag again.
The Limited Late Models and the Open Wheel Modifieds ran together and once again put on an exciting race. John Bledsoe went to the front and held off a charging #2S car with Kyle Schram behind the wheel, it was Kyle’s first night back this season and he proved he was still on his game. Don Sniff and Ron Regula did battle but were no match for the two Limited’s out front.
The final race of the night was the Thunder Stock class, or what should be called the Tommy Hill Show. Ken Campbell won his heat race and earned his way to starting on the pole beside Tommy Hill who also won his heat race. Bruce Basham found his way back to the track in quite some time and started the feature inside row two. John Basqiun in the 5R started in the rear and quickly made it up to second place with Bruce’s #39 following him. Nick Osborne finished fourth with Ken Campbell rounding out the top five.
Everyone made it through tech this week, some fenders were mangled, only a few tires ruined and the track was pretty good. Big night coming up this Saturday April 13th when the Top Gun Winged Sprint Cars come back for another round at Hendry County Motorsports Park in Clewiston Florida.