First Race April 6th, 2013 at LCS:
On opening night at Laurens County Speedway, the Limited Late Model division
moved into its new spot as the main event and Dale Timms came through with
the first victory of the season.
Timms won the main event after starting on the pole. Kristopher Norwood took
second place, Tony Quarles was third, David Todd fourth and Kevin Baker
Timms won the first Limited heat race to earn the inside pole position for
the main event. After an aborted first start of the main the cars got out
safely on the second attempt. It was not without a near accident, though, as
Quarles appeared as if he were going to crash on the first lap but managed
to save the car.
From there Timms led wire to wire. Norwood was in second for the entire race
and Todd followed in third from beginning to end as well. Neither driver
appeared to have a strong chance to catch the leader even when an accident
on the 15th lap forced a restart and bunched the field up again.
Timms got a good jump on that restart and quickly pulled away again to
secure the victory.
Crates: The newest division at LCS proved to be the only one without a
caution flag all night as Mac Owens took the checkered flag. Nick Deitz was
second, Bryan Addy was third and Butch Riddle finished fourth.
In the 20-lap main event Owens and Deitz battled side-by-side at the front
of the field, exchanging leads through the first few laps. It appeared the
new series was going to put on a thrilling show through the final lap.
However, once Owens retook the lead, he started to pull away, opening up a
two-second lead. As laps ticked by, Deitz tried to get closer only to see
Owens pull away and take the checkered flag
Hobby: In the first race of the season defending series champion Dan Lawson
picked up right where he left off last year, starting from the pole position
to win the main event. Bobby Tucker was second, Chris Patterson was third,
Tim Tollison fourth and Mart Patterson was fifth.
Lawson got out to the lead in the first turn over Tollison, who had to hold
off Mart Patterson for the second spot in the early going. Lawson continued
to pull away from the field as the race progressed, setting up the battle
for second as the better one of the night. Tollison and Mart Patterson
raced side by side for a time before Patterson was able to pull in front and
After a restart with four laps to go Mart Patterson had one final shot at
the lead but he could not mount a serious challenge before smoke started to
pour out of the back of his car and he fell back in the field.
Tucker took advantage of the opening, getting to second place after starting
the race in sixth.
Super Stock 4: After his win in the second heat race Ronnie Johnson started
on the outside of Row 1 and drove to the victory in the main event.
Defending champion Scott Nelson finished second with Brian Nelson third,
Dusty Eaves fourth and Shun Thomas fifth.
Scott Nelson had the lead at the start but had to fight hard to hold off Tim
Collins, who started on the outside of Row 2. The battle lasted until the
second lap when Collins made contact with Nelson and spun out. He finished
Johnson remained with the leader when the race restarted on Lap 2. Brian
Nelson tried to make it a three-car race for the lead but the first two
drivers were able to open some room between themselves and the challenger.
At the front Scott Nelson held the lead with one lap to go before Johnson
made a final push going through the fourth turn on the inside line. Johnson
had just enough room to get by Scott Nelson, edging him at the line for the
Front-Wheel Drive: Twenty-two cars showed up for FWD, the most of any
division, and Jonathan Sarratt proved to have the best car in the field,
winning the main event. Travis Jamieson was second, followed by Bruce
Barnett in third and Roger Wright in fourth. Jody George was fifth in a race
cut down to eight laps by time constraints.
Sarratt stormed through the field from 12th overall at the start of the
race, quickly showing he had the best car in the field. The leader, Andrew
Patterson, was lapping cars early in the main event before he pulled down to
the inside wall and came to a halt, knocking him from contention on Lap 3.
On that same lap a wild crash in turn 1 involving Bruce Barnett and Bobby
Parker resulted in Parker¹s car flipping over multiple times. Parker was
able to get out of the car and looked uninjured.
Sarratt was in third place by the fourth lap and then slipped past Jamieson
for the lead on the next lap. After another caution a green-white-checkered
finish was called with Sarratt holding off a final run by Jamieson for the
April 13th, 2013 at LCS:
The Front Wheel Drive division may not have been the main event on Saturday night’s Laurens County Speedway card, but it proved the best finish of the night as Kristen Baker outraced Andrew Patterson, taking contact in the front stretch and sliding across the finish line driver’s side first to earn her first career victory at LCS. Kelly Patterson was third, Brandon Frazier fourth, Jody George fifth.
Baker got by George for the lead with two laps to go on a green-white-checkered restart before Andrew Patterson made his move and took the lead with one lap to go. Patterson tried to hold onto the lead through the final turn but Baker had enough to take the lead back through the final turn. Patterson made one final move to try and get by, but when he did it knocked Baker’s car around 90 degrees, pointing the nose of the car toward the stands. Her momentum, however, was not stopped by the spin and she was able to keep going across the line and hold on for the victory.
Hobby: Dan Lawson held off Tim Tollison, the only other car on the track at the end of the main event, to win his second straight race of the season. Chris Patterson was third and Michael Simmons was fourth.
Lawson held the lead from the start and never faced a serious challenge in the later stages from Tollison, even after the two were brought together for a restart with five laps to go.
Super Stock 4: Ronnie Johnson turned back Brian Nelson in the main event, followed by Dusty Eaves, Tim Collins and Joe Gibson.
Nelson gave a good run at Johnson at the start of the main, but Johnson not only turned back the challenge but started to open a lead between himself and Nelson. Eaves and Shun Thomas put forth a good run for third place, which Eaves eventually won as his car slid back in the field.
Crates: Larry Timms topped Butch Riddle for the checkered flag in the main event, with Mac Owens third, Nick Deitz fourth and Bryan Addy fifth.
Timms took the lead from Riddle on the opening lap, not allowing Owens to later make a run on the inside in hopes of recapturing the lead, but it was to no avail.
Limited: In the main event of the evening Dale Timms went wire to wire and turned back David Todd to win the race. Todd was second, Billy Rushton third, Kris Norwood fourth and Tony Quarles fifth.
Todd tried to get by Timms for the lead on the opening lap, but Timms proved to have what it took to turn the challenge back. Quarles survived an early wobble to keep third place and Norwood stayed in fourth before a caution flag came out. On the restart with just four laps complete, Quarles lost a battle for second against Todd and fell back in the pack.