With the offer of free admission to hobby and pony drivers the cars were there, and even without the Supers this weekend, the fans were there too.
The night was a little late getting started, trying to get track packed in good so the racing would be fast, but once it got started…!!! WOW.
All classes ran heats and had some good racing in each heat but it really heated up when time for the features came.
Econo’s were first out and they had a good field of 7 cars, and when the green dropped it was defending Econo track Champ Glenn Grimsley taking the early lead. But Booger brooks was in the 21 of Labron Miller and he was loaded for bear. Brooks took the lead about the 6th lap and Grimsley gave chase, hanging on and holding off a hard charging Joe Dockery, but on lap 9 when it looked like Brooks was going to check out, he broke a wheel coming off of turn 4 ending his night, but the 64 of Grimsley was waiting for this opportunity to get the point again and he lead the rest of the laps taking his first win of his career. At the line it was Grimsley, Dockery,Caleb Boling, and Donnie Patterson.
Mod Hobby was up next and it looked like it was going to be a good race with multi time track champ Delbert “Mr Smooth” Haynes taking the early6 lead and not looking back. Dale Fortner, who had to pass a few cars was trying hard to get around the white 11 car of Haynes but he couldn’t find the way around him, giving Haynes another win adding to the many he has at NGS, at the line it was Delbert Haynes, Dale Fortner, Mark Bishop and Randy Walston.
Crates rolled out next and this is where the excitement was as the Ditch Digger Derek Ellis had broke out his crate car and was going to give the TEAM17 car of Jeff Smith a run for his money. And at the green it was the 17S of Smith with a pair of 99’s behind him Derek Ellis, and last weeks winner Aaron Wheat. As the traffic got hot and heavy, the 74 of Craig Reese door slammed the green numbered 99 of Wheat, moving last weeks winner a couple spots back, but as the race wore on Wheat tried but seemed to stall about 5th place. At the line it was Jeff Smith, Derek Ellis, Craig Reese and Doug Kilgore.
The limited late models took the track next and man what a race once it got started, the T6 of Todd Hernandez seemed to be a man on a mission, and the battle was behind him. With Spencer Singleton and Brian Jackson battling for the spot, but the B4 of Brian Jackson who got turned by other cars two times in a row, showed that he was not going to be denied, with a few more laps he may of even caught the T6 car, but at the line it was Todd Hernandez, Brian Jackson, Spencer Singleton and Randy Dillard.
With no supers the Stock pony’s were out next and once again the defending track champ Ralph Langston took the lead, Lamar Cook hot on his heels, and at the line it was Langston, Lamar Cook, Roy Walston, and Donald Stone.
Mod Pony and everyone was surprised to see Marty Phillips take the early lead, with local hot shoe Billy Callahan, in hot pursuit but Callahan’s aggressive style of driving caught up with him as him and Phillips tangled sending them both to the pits ending each of their night, But Adam James was sitting in 3rd waiting his turn and he took the lead with the 27 hot on his heels, a sight many fans were used to seeing, but this night it was 2nd generation driver Natasha Stokes behind the wheel of the little 27, and she was hungry for her second win of the year closing the gap lap after lap on James, but came up just a little short, when the checkered fell it was Adam James, Natasha Stokes, Caleb Howard, and Bruce Kimber .
It was an awesome night of racing, and great sportsmanship in all classes, so next Saturday night come on out as all Limited drivers get in free!