Weekend Tidbits - MAX/WLBC
Halfway to Mardi Gras Party
By Kyle Larson
Ed Martin Auto Group Super Trucks
For the fourth consecutive event, Jack Dossey Jr. posted the fastest time in
qualifications. Dossey wheeled the Hartís Auto Center entry to an official time
of 14.115 seconds.
Andersonís Mike Mendenhall and Josh Burton were winners of heat races in
preliminary action. Mendenhall secured the victory with a lap six pass on Robert
Lemen. In the second heat race, Burton drove around Andrew Brown for leadership
honors on the third circuit and then drove to the Texas Roadhouse Winnerís
After finishing in the top five on five occasions this season, Ronnie Rose added
to his impressive first season with a feature victory. He also advanced to
fourth position in the championship standings, moving ahead of fellow first-year
driver Jamie Hadley.
Muncieís Derrick Layne grabbed seventh-place honors in the event. He solidified
his finish with a lap 33 pass on Richard Farmer. Mark Jennings also bypassed
Farmer, earning an eighth place finish.
After Jamie Hadley completed just four circuits, mechanical problems continued
to cause him bad luck. In the early stages of the event, he was racing with
eventual second-place finisher Jack Dossey.
Terryís RV Sales & Service Street Stocks
Collecting his fifth fast time of 2004, Rich Boyer toured the .25-mile oval in
14.456 seconds, just 0.094 seconds quicker than rookie sensation Jason Atkinson.
After bypassing Scotty Roberts on the seventh circuit, Jeff Perry drove to the
first heat victory. Gary Moore grabbed the hardware in the second heat race,
getting around Donnie Butler with two laps remaining in the 10-lap affair.
Bruce McFall drove to a fourth-place showing in the feature event. He spent one
lap as the race leader on the 13th go-around. Jeremy Threet made a late-race
pass on McFall to push him back to fourth place honors. It marks his third
top-five finish and seventh top 10.
Producing his best finish of the season, Jeff Powers crossed the finish line in
fifth spot, marking his first top five and top 10 finishes. He receives
sponsorship backing from J.D. Byrider.
Danny Acrey ll made his debut, driving a third car from the stables of D&D
Racing. Acrey started the New Castle Ford Street Stock in eighth position and