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Saturday May 22
Sumter Speedway returned to racing action this past Saturday night after a week away due to rain. Along with racing in all regular divisions, the fans were also given the added treat of the Racesaver Sprint Series. Chelsea L’Huillier highlighted the night by picking up her third consecutive win in the Extreme-4 main event.
L’Huillier started the feature from the front row after winning her heat and wasted little time showing why she is the one to beat in the Extreme-4 division. As the green flag flew, L’Huillier shot out front with Brad McManus and Elliott Vining in tow. As the race stayed green, L’Huillier opened up a marginal lead over the rest of the field, but a caution would be displayed as Tommy McManus spun around. The field bunched back up for a restart and L’Huillier once again rocketed out front. Brad McManus appeared to have trouble on the restart and slowed to a stop, bringing out another caution. When racing resumed, L’Huillier picked up where she left off, leading the field around. Jeremy Carter worked his way around Vining to take over second and set his sights on L’Huillier for the top spot. The feature remained green and L’Huillier opened up a comfortable lead over Carter and the rest of the field. L’Huillier cruised on to take her third straight win in the Exreme-4 division with Carter second, Vining third, Tommy McManus fourth and Brad McManus fifth.
Greg Murphy picked up his second win of the season in the Super Street division, leading flag to flag. Ryan Winn was his lone challenger throughout the feature, but settled for a strong second place finish with Brad Stephens third and Greg Anderson fourth.
Greg Smyre dominated the Racesaver Sprint feature, leading all 20 laps of the feature with a blistering pace. Tim Perry came home second with Banjo Duke third and Dan Jones fourth. Scott Lawrence was fifth with Bobby Courtwright sixth, Nate Emig seventh, Steve Surniak eight and Duane Moore ninth.
Hank Taylor came out on top of the exciting Crate Late Model feature. Kerry Gibbons started the feature from the pole position after posting a 15.440 qualifying time. As the race got underway Gibbons shot into the lead with Taylor second. As the field came around to complete lap 1, Justin Fite slapped the outside wall and spun on the front straight away, collecting Colby Quick, Tom Egner and Ron Geehring. While under caution, Gibbons entered the pits to have sheet metal pulled away from his right rear tire, meaning he would restart from the tail end of the field. When racing resumed, Taylor shot out front with Hunter Bledsoe second and Colby Quick third. Gibbons wasted little time getting back up front, making his way around Egner and Quick in just five laps. Taylor continued to show the way, opening up a slight lead over Bledsoe and a hard charging Gibbons. As the race stayed green, Gibbons began to pressure Bledsoe for the second place spot, making the pass on lap 16. With just four laps to go, Taylor stilled showed the way but Gibbons was on the move. Gibbons closed the gap on Taylor as the feature neared its end. Taylor took the white flag as the leader with Gibbons all over his back bumper. Taylor came through turns three and four and held off the late challenge and picked up the win. Gibbons settled for a strong second place run with Bledsoe third, Quick fourth, Egner fifth, Fite sixth and Geehring seventh.
Shae Stafford looked to be the man to beat in the Stock V8 feature as he led 14 laps of the 15 lap feature. However, the 15th lap was lead by Walter Anderson, who picked up the win. Stafford took the white flag as the leader, but slipped in turns one and two and opened the door for Anderson. The two battled side by side down the back stretch and through turns three and four. Anderson powered his way out of turn four and took the checkered flag and the win. Stafford settled for second with Dalton Coursey third, Ronnie Anderson fourth and Jessica Stephens fifth. Timmy Kimsey was sixth with Randy Creech seventh, Jerry Knight eighth and Marty Horne ninth.
Ronnie Brown made his first appearance of the season at Sumter Speedway, and made the most of it by picking up the win in the Stock 4 division. Brown and Banjo Duke battled hard for the top spot throughout the feature, but Brown held him off and picked up the win. Duke settled for second with Jason Hodge third, Michael Coker fourth, Taylor Geddings fifth and James Murphy sixth.
Robbie Disher closed out the night with another Street Stock feature win. Disher lead from start to finish in 15 lap feature. Clay Sims came home second with Tim Roark third, Britt Williams fourth and Aaron Lott fifth.