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Saturday April 22nd
Sumter Speedway hosted its annual Spring Fling this past Saturday with an action packed night of racing. Along with all regular divisions, the fans in attendance were also treated to the Racesaver Sprint Cars, Southern States Midget Cars and the SHARP Mini Late Models. Greg Murphy highlighted the fun filled night with a last lap pass to pick up the Super Street division win.
As the green flag flew to start the Super Street feature, Drew Shealy and Shannon Munn battled hard into turns one and two. The two made contact in the exit of turn two, resulting in both cars being hooked together and bringing out an early caution. Ryan Winn lead the field around to take the yellow and was the leader as racing resumed. As the race restarted, Michael Brown shot into the lead with Winn in second and Munn back up to third. Munn worked his way around Winn to take over second and set his sights on Brown for the lead. Winn spun around in turns three and four collecting Shealy and bringing out a caution at the half way point of the race. As racing resumed, Brown continued to show the way with Munn and Greg Murphy on his heels. Winn spun around again bringing out another caution with just five laps to go. Brown once again shot into the lead with Munn all over his back bumper. Munn challenged Brown for the top spot as Murphy anxiously waited back in third place. Brown took the white flag and led the field into turns one and two. Munn dove to the inside, but Brown slammed the door and the two made contact in the exit of turn two. The battle continued between Brown and Munn as they raced door to door all the way down the backstretch with Murphy right on their heels. Munn and Brown made contact in the center of three and four, resulting in Brown spinning around. Murphy went high and avoided Brown and dove to the inside of Munn in the exit of turn four. Munn and Murphy crossed the finish line side by side with Murphy holding a bumpers length advantage and taking the win. Munn settled for a tough second place finish with Brown third, Winn fourth, Shealy fifth and Bryan Stephens sixth.
Chelsea L’Huillier seemed to have things well in hand in the Extreme-4 division, but mechanical trouble on lap six would end her night early. Adam Reseiah took over the lead from that point and never looked back, taking home the win. Jeremy Carter came home second with Jason Stanfield third and John Ledwell fourth.
Robby Hoffman dominated the Southern States Midgets feature, leading every lap of the 20 lap feature. Kyle Craker was Hoffman’s lone challenger throughout the race and he settled for a strong second place finish with Mike Ward third and John Crowder fourth. John Nickelson was fifth with Eddie Moss sixth, Otto Scrape seventh, Dirk Miller eighth, Frank Beck ninth and Terry Becker tenth.
Banjo Duke appeared to be the man to beat in the $1,000 to win SHARP Mini Late Model feature as he opened up a huge lead in the opening half of the event. Duke’s night, however, was ended early when mechanical problems brought his machine to a halt on lap eight. Matt Lawson inherited the lead and never looked back. Lawson checked out over the final 11 laps and picked up the win and took home the $1,000 check. Brad Amerson came home second with Matt Harden third, Chris Gerdman fourth and Richard Johnson fifth. Haiden Cowan was sixth with Mike Wolfe Jr seventh, Gavin Cowan eighth, Michael Chance ninth and Jody Sparks tenth.
Scott Lawrence absolutely dominated the Racesaver Sprint feature, leading all 20 laps and nearly lapping the entire field. Jacob McLain came home second with Danny Jones third and Tim Perry fourth. Banjo Duke was fifth with Duane Moore sixth, Nate Emit seventh and Bobby Courtwright eighth. Mike Sellers, who went for a wild ride on the front stretch at the start of the feature was ninth and David Thorman was tenth.
Kale Green picked up an easy win in the Crate Late Model division, leading flag to flag. Elliott Sanders was second and Kevin Turner was third.
Walter Anderson added another win to his list in the Stock V8 division, leading from start to finish. Keith Jumper fought his way around Dalton Coursey in the closing laps of the feature to come home second. Coursey settled for third with Jessica Stephens fourth, Ronnie Anderson fifth and Marty Horne sixth.
Travis Sharpe dominated almost the entire Stock-4 feature, but didn’t lead the lap that counted the most. Sharpe opened up a huge lead over the rest of the field, but with just three laps to go, Sharpe’s Toyota broke, relinquishing the lead to Jason Hodge. Hodge held off a late challenge from James Murphy to pick up the win. Murphy settled for hard fought second place finish.
Robbie Disher capped off the exciting night with a win in the hotly contested Street Stock feature. Disher led every lap on his way to the victory, but had to fend off challenges from nearly every other driver in the division. Clay Sims fought his way from the rear of the field to come home second with Tony Terry third, Tanner Rodonis fourth and Jarret Hill fifth. Bobby Leaphart was sixth with Tim Toark seventh, Preston Padget eighth, and Tim Landis ninth.