THE LAURENS COUNTY SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT FOR AUGUST 23, 2014
By: Nick Herman
Donny Shealy proved the best Monster Minis Driver Saturday night at Laurens County Speedway, and the result of which was a victory in the main event. Kevin Kelly took second, Jamie Mattison was third, Michael Foster was fourth and Scott Morgan fifth.
The field of 19 cars slowly saw itself get thinned as caution after caution came out. Kelly, though, stayed out of trouble and was able to get past Shealy, who had an early lead in the race.
Shealy had to shake off a final challenge when the race was halted with four laps to go, but even the final caution flag was not enough to keep him from taking home the victory.
Limited: Billy Rushton moved another step closer to a third straight season point title, his second straight in the Limited (his first, in 2012 was the final Super Late Model title) with another victory in the main event. Gib Gibbons was second, David Todd third, Brad Rachels fourth and Mike Kernells fifth.
Rushton jumped out to a huge lead on the field before Gibbons made a surge from the back, getting close enough toward the finish to put a serious threat up to Rushton’s seemingly comfortable victory. But even after running into lap traffic Rushton showed he had enough to hold on and build his point lead even higher.
Hobby: Chris Patterson got a big victory in his quest to catch up to Dan Lawson in their point race by winning the main event. Tim Tollison was second, Lawson third, Tinker Roberts fourth, Donnie Satterfield fifth.
Tollison led at the start before Patterson got by and took the lead before a restart on the third lap. Patterson held the lead from there and was able to ultimately pull away from the field.
The victory is Patterson’s seventh on the season.
Crates: Dale Timms won his seventh race of the season, beating Colby Cannon in the main event. Nick Deitz followed in third, Terry Bullard was fourth and Chris Morgan was fifth.
Timms won his heat race to start on the pole position and Cannon was on the outside of Row 1 after winning his heat. The two stayed at the front of the field with Cannon putting up a good challenge before Timms turned it back.
FWD: Joel Cabe won his ninth race of the season to stay in the point chase. Justin Bryant was second, with Andrew Patterson, Mason Mack, and Spud Ammons rounding out the top five.
Cabe started on the pole and remained at the front of the field, opening a sizable lead before a caution brought the field together. The lead later shrank after a restart but Cabe didn’t face a serious threat to his lead, allowing him to get much-needed points.
Faster Pastor: In the annual Faster Pastor race Eddie Tyner picked up his first victory in the main event. John Smothers was second and Jerry Bailey was third.