THE LAURENS COUNTY SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT FOR AUGUST 30, 2014
By: Nick Herman
Billy Rushton continues to solidify his hold on the Limited Division title at Laurens County Speedway.
Despite starting at the back of the pack for the main event, Rushton won his fourth straight race and 12th this season. Michael Smith followed in second, with Jimmy Taylor, Brad Rachels and Mike Kernells rounding out the top five.
Rachels led at the start with Taylor in second, and Rachels stayed at the front of the field for nearly the entire race – this despite a rough restart on the eighth lap that nearly cost him control of the car. Rachels saved it and kept in the lead.
Rushton, though, made his way through the field and got to second with eight laps to go. Rushton looked to make a move inside time and again, but Rachels had just enough of a lead to prevent a pass. The persistence of Rushton, though, finally paid off with two laps to go when Rushton wobbled and Rushton made his way by.
Hobby: Bobby Tucker defeated Mart Patterson to win the main event, but Dan Lawson helped his cause in the point race by finishing sixth. Tim Tollison was third, Chris Lyons fourth and Donnie Satterfield fifth.
Tucker held the lead from the start and never faced a serious threat, holding a healthy margin throughout. But behind him was Lawson, who started on the pole but fell back due to a spin. Lawson finished ahead of Chris Patterson, who started the race on the outside of Row 1, and added to his point lead as a result.
SS4: Dusty Eaves won his fourth race of the year, topping Travis Sharpe in the main event. Bradley Lambert was third, T.J. Baker fourth and Joe Gibson fifth.
Eaves charged to the front past pole-winner Baker, and after building an early lead Eaves saw Baker quickly close the gap. His charge, though, was stopped when Baker spun out on the sixth lap, knocking him from contention.
Eaves then pulled away from Sharpe on a restart with 10 laps to go to win the race.
Crates: Dale Timms won his eighth race of the year, trimming Terry Bullard’s point lead in the process. Bullard was second, with Mac Owens third, James Plemmons fourth and Dustin Sloan fifth.
Timms got a good start on the second attempted start, taking the lead as a result. The race became a battle of survival as four cars made it to the finish, but Timms proved to have the best car in the field as he opened a lead nobody could make up.
FWD: Spud Ammons got the mud drag after notching his first victory at LCS in the Front-Wheel Drive main. Andrew Patterson was second, Daniel Overstreet third, Mark Meadows fourth and Nikki Weathers fifth.
Ammons started on the pole and took the lead from the start, and was able to coast home to a comfortable victory.