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Mechanical failure spoils Welshan bid for double win at Volunteer Speedway

April 21st, 2014 6:52 pm by staff

Mechanical failure spoils Welshan bid for double win at Volunteer Speedway

Jason Welshan (Volunteer Speedway photo)

BULLS GAP — Jason Welshan's perfect night at Volunteer Speedway was spoiled 23 laps into Saturday night's 40-lap Steel Head feature when a mechanical failure took him out of the race while holding a comfortable lead.

Welshan won the pole for both Crate Late Model and Steel Head races, and was one of only two drivers to hit the 12-second mark on his Steel Head qualifying run (12.809).

Welshan, who led the first 23 laps of the Steel Head feature without a serious challenge, was reaching for his third win in a row in that division.

Ross White, who qualified on the outside of the front row with a time of 12.942, held second place before Welshan's exit.

At the checkered, however, it was Greg Estes who picked up the win. Cory Hedgecock took second with White coming in third.

Warren McMahan finished second in the 30-lap Crate Late Model feature, followed by Tim Byrd.

Polesitter Jamie Whitt took the 25-lap Hobby Modified feature, followed by Parker Estes and Charlie Bates.

The next race on the schedule is Saturday May 10 — "The Carolina Clash" which features a $4,000 to win Super Late model feature, as well as $1,500 to win Steel Heads and Crates.

40-Lap Steel Head Late Model Feature

(Pole time 12.809 Jason Welshan)

1. #31 Greg Estes

2. #23 Cory Hedgecock

3. #0 Ross White

4. #07 Jason Cardwell

5. #44C Josh Collins

6. #00 Ruben Mayfield

7. #14G Weston Gante

8. #23L Layne Clifton

9. #25 Boibby Mays

10. #5 John Tweed

11. #29 Jason Welshan

12. #32J Jason Manley

13. #2X Anthony White

14. #88 Vic Chandler

15. #0F Jensen Ford

30-Lap Crate Late Model Feature

(Pole time 13.336 Jason Welshan)

1. #29 Jason Welshan

2. #33 Warren McMahan

3. #24 Tim Byrd

4. #75 Ricky Moore

5. #2T Tim Maupin

6. #15 Bryson Dennis

7. #18G Gary Crittenden

8. #12 Eric Register

9. #00 Tyler Dixon

10. #21W Ken Wilkerson

11. #73 Richard Adkins

12. #56 Hugh Scalf

13. #5G Greg Burchett

14. #19T Joey Tweed

25-Lap Hobby Modified Feature

(Pole time 15.090 Jamie Whitt)

1. #1 Jamie Whitt

2. #31E Parker Estes

3. #27 Charles Bates

4. #52R Dale Reed

5. #30 Mike Mays

6. #46 Clynis Phillips

7. #3 Kaleb Trent

8. #52C Chris Long

9. #79 Jesse Wilder

10. #9 Eddie Adams

11. #20 David Bullington

12. #66 Daniel Reece

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