Kingsport Times News Saturday, November 1, 2014
Sports Videos

Long braves the cold to win 60-lap LM feature at Kingsport Speedway

March 24th, 2013 1:18 pm by staff report

Long braves the cold to win 60-lap LM feature at Kingsport Speedway

Pounding Mill, Va. racer Adam Long celebrates in victory lane after winning the 60 lap Late Model feature Friday night at Kingsport Speedway.

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (March 22) — After being denied a trip to victory lane in the first two races to open the season at Kingsport Speedway, Adam Long of Pounding Mill, Va., brought the heat on a very chilly night in East Tennessee by dominating the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series “Dalton Direct Carpets” Late Model Stock main event.


The 28-year-old Long led flag-to-flag en route to capturing his first win of 2013 and fourth career victory at “The Concrete Jungle.”


Hayden Woods toured the .375-mile banked concrete oval at 15.061 seconds in qualifying, narrowly missing Paul Nogradi Jr.’s track record of 15.060, which was set back on March 9 at the season-opener.


The top four qualifiers were inverted for the initial start, giving Long the top spot when the green flag fell. Despite strong challenges by Kres Vandyke and Zeke Shell, Long held on to lead flag to flag for his first victory of 2013.


In the 30-lap Street Stock feature Chris Tunnell and Rob Austin battled door-to-door for the opening two circuits before Tunnell moved to the point. At the midway point of the race, however, 47-year-old Surgoinsvilel racer John Harrell grabbed the lead from Tunnell and continued on for the victory.


Keith Helton of Kingsport roared from his fifth starting position to take the lead on lap 2 of the Pure 4 feature and hold on for the win.


The Mod 4 division made its first appearance of the season at Kingsport Speedway with Rocky Yates of Abingdon,Va., taking the victory over Billy Duty, Mike Brooks, Ryan Turner and Dennis Arnold.


There was a sibling rivalry in Rookie Pure 4, as Brandon Byington of Kingsportheld off his hard-charging brother, Billy Byington, to record his first victory of the season. Finishing third through fifth, respectively, were Billy Taylor, Brandon Sutherland and Chris Steadman.


NASCAR WHELEN ALL-AMERICAN SERIES “DALTON DIRECT CARPETS” LATE MODEL STOCK (60 laps)


Showing Finish Position, Starting Position In Parentheses, Driver Name, Car Number, Hometown


1. (1) Adam Long #3-Pounding Mill, VA (60)


2. (3) Zeke Shell #97-Johnson City, TN (60)
3. (7) Lee Tissot #7-Asheville, NC (60)


4. (5) Kres VanDyke #15-Claypool Hill, VA(60)
5. (4) Hayden Woods #87-Piney Flats, TN (60)
6. (9)Chad Finchum #19-Knoxville,TN (60)


7. (11) Blake Jones #80-Sevierville, TN (60)
8. (6) Daniel Pope II #16-Smyrna, TN (60)


9. (10) Tyler Goodwin #64-Kingsport, TN (60)


10. (2) Paul Nogradi Jr. #02-Clinton, TN (60)


11. (8) Ryan Stiltner #22-Grundy, VA (60)
12. (12) Austin Peters #66-Kingsport, TN (60)


13. (14) Kyle Barnes #15-Draper, VA (60)


14. (13) Joey Trent #26-Gray, TN (60)


15. (15) Rick Pannell #33-Kingsport, TN (58)


16. (16) Erika Schmidt #14-Greenback, TN (57)


17. (18) Jamie Harrison #76-Church Hill, TN (55)


18. (17) Bruce Blessing #00-Gate City, TN (38)


19. (19) Dean Barrett #82-Abingdon, VA (30)


20. (20) Keith Stiltner #22x-Grundy, VA (2)


 


STREET STOCK (30 laps)

1) John Harrell #19; 2) Rob Austin #25; 3) Nick Cole #63; 4) Chris Tunnell #6; 5) Jeff Counts #11; 6) Tony Vance #07; 7) Paul Shull #48; 8) Sam Hurd #11; 9) Roger Neece #22; 10) Tony Ward #7


 


PURE 4 (25 laps)


 


1) Keith Helton #9; 2) Jason Ketron #28; 3) Chris Neeley #94; 4) John Ketron #26; 5) Dan Hall #88 (*** Full-field official results pending. Will be updated on Monday, March 25)

MOD 4 (20 laps)

1) Rocky Yates #3; 2) Billy Duty #2; 3) Mike Brooks #77; 4) Ryan Turner #45; 5) Dennis Arnold #33; 6) Ron Hensley #01; 7) Joshua Gobble #88


 


ROOKIE PURE 4 (15 laps)

1) Brandon Byington #11; 2) Billy Byington #11x; 3) Billy Taylor #75; 4) Brandon Sutherland #22; 5) Chris Steadman #14; 6) Mook Jeter #53; 7) Jon Pittman #96; 8) Bruce Crumbley #8; 9) Arthur Guess #13; 10) Tammy Cross #41; 11) Brandon Crumbley #7




comments powered by Disqus