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VIDEO & PHOTO GALLERY: Shell finds way to Victory Lane at Kingsport Speedway

April 26th, 2014 9:26 pm by Staff Report

VIDEO & PHOTO GALLERY: Shell finds way to Victory Lane at Kingsport Speedway

Johnson City racer Zeke Shell started up front thanks to a six car inversion from the pole and held on to win his first Late Model feature of 2014 Friday night. (photo by Randall Perry)

(Scroll down for video by Jeff Bobo and photo gallery by Randall Perry. The official results are posted below the videos.)

KINGSPORT — After watching Kres Vandyke win the first two NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model races of the young season, Zeke Shell was finally able to knock the No. 15 machine out of Victory Lane.
Shell led wire to wire on Friday night at Kingsport Speedway, driving away from Vandyke in the closing laps to win the 60-lap feature. Vandyke settled for a second-place finish, holding off Lee Tissot, Chad Finchum and Ronnie McCarty, who rounded out the top five.
After starting the season with a runner-up finish in the opener, Shell got tangled up with veteran racer Lee Tissot in the second race of the campaign and finished 16th. Given his struggles in the second race, Shell was thrilled with his team's resiliency.
"Man, following our deal last week in wrecking while battling with Lee (Tissot) for position and having to work on the car back at the shop this week, to bounce back strong tonight and get an impressive win, this is totally awesome," Shell said.
In the Street Stock division, Royce Peters picked up his first-ever win at Kingsport Speedway, holding off Nick Cole, Chris Tunnell, Mark Christian and John Harrell.
John Ketron won the Pure 4 feature, giving him his second win in three races to start the season. Kenny Absher scored a runner-up finish while Jason Ketron, Dylan Bates and Jon Pittman rounded out the top five.
In other action, Kirby Gobble won the Mod-4 feature and James Deese was victorious in the Rookie Pure 4 event.
Racing will return to Kingsport Speedway on May 9.

60-Lap Late Model Feature

Pure-4, Street Stock, Mod 4, and Rookie Pure 4

KINGSPORT SPEEDWAY -- "MOUNTAIN EMPIRE FENCE CO. NIGHT AT THE RACES" -- APRIL 25, 2014

NASCAR WHELEN ALL-AMERICAN SERIES LATE MODEL STOCK (60 laps)

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

1. (1) Zeke Shell #97-Johnson City, TN (60)

2. (6) Kres VanDyke #15-Claypool Hill, VA (60)

3. (7) Lee Tissot #7-Asheville, NC (60)

4. (4) Chad Finchum #19-Knoxville, TN (60)

5. (3) Ronnie McCarty #5-Kingsport, TN (60)

6. (8) Ryan Stiltner #22-Grundy, VA (60)

7. (5) Paul Nogradi Jr. #02-Clinton, TN (60)

8. (16) Zack Walton #38-Blountville, TN (60)

9. (2) Justin Fontaine #60-Fletcher, NC (60)

10. (14) Phil Harris #55-Johnson City, TN (60)

11. (10) Joey Trent #26-Gray, TN (59)

12. (12) Rick Pannell #33-Kingsport, TN (57)

13. (15) Luke Fox #94-Weaverville, NC (38)

14. (13) Austin Peters #48-Kingsport, TN (22)

15. (9) Tyler Goodwin #64-Kingsport, TN (15)

16. (11) Wayne Hale #19-Bluff City, TN (11)

17. (18) Keith Stiltner #2-Grundy, VA (7)

18. (17) Bruce Blessing #55-Gate City, VA (5)

STREET STOCK (30 laps)

1) Royce Peters #48; 2) Nick Cole #63; 3) Chris Tunnell #6; 4) Mark Christian #43; 5) John Harrell #19; 6) Rob Austin #25; 7) Sam P. Hurd #11; 8) David Schmidt #20 -- Did Not Start: Brian Russell #22

PURE 4 (25 laps)

1) John Ketron #26; 2) Kenny Absher #11; 3) Jason Ketron #28; 4) Dylan Bates #6; 5) Jon Pittman #00; 6) Tim Abelseth #66; 7) Billy Byington #01; 8) Bruce Crumbley #33; 9) David Trent #57; 10) Tim Jennings #16; 11) B.C. Penley #7; 12) Darrell Whitehead #44; 13) Todd Cross #41; 14) Richard Quillen #14; 15) Kenneth Street #2; 16) Lloyd Baker #7; 17) Brandon Sutherland #22; 18) Matthew Ford #19 -- Failed Post Race Weight (Keith Helton #74)

MOD 4 (25 laps)

1) Kirby Gobble #88; 2) Rocky Yates #3; 3) Billy Duty #45; 4) Duke Bare #2; 5) Chris Amburgey #7; 6) Mike Williams #5; 7) Luke Fox #94; 8) Jessie Amburgey #17; 9) Dennis Arnold #33

ROOKIE PURE 4 (20 laps)

1) James Deese #25; 2) Michael Jeter #53; 3) Brandon Crumbley #7; 4) Rusty Clendenin #11; 5) Tim Jennings #16; 6) Dwayne Banks #51; 7) Craig Phelps #00; 8) William Hale #47; 9) Chris Wilhelm #99; 10) Seth Clement #02; 11) Larry Stapleton #14; 12) Tammy Cross #41; 13) Larry Bowens #18 -- Did Not Start: Andrew Hill #97

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