Photo: Dayton Sutterby - Finish Line Photos
SCOTT STUART PULLS OFF INCREDIBLE VICTORY AT HUMBOLDT SPEEDWAY!
By Scott Lee Stewart
May 5, 2012.
At Humboldt Speedway, Factory Stock may be the most hotly contested class at the moment. Having said that, picture this:
It’s time for the “A” feature. Side by side are Scott Stuart and Ethan Lamons. Let’s just say these two guys don’t exchange Valentines and leave it at that.
So, roughly 2 laps in, Stuart has the lead, and the pair collide. Lamons now has a car that doesn’t steer well, and Stuart’s left front tire is off the rim, rolling down the back straight away. Lamons continues, Stuart goes to the pits to change a tire. He’s still there when the green drops. Stuart is toast. But, is he really?
Stuart comes out of the pits like a rocket, but he’s half a lap behind every one else. Lamons fades with a damaged car. The lead changes a couple of times. All of a sudden, a caution comes out. Stuart is in fourth place with the race winding down. So, heck of a job. Too bad he can’t win it. Can he?
Well, yes he can. This guy, like him or not, is one heck of a race car driver, especially when he gets mad.
Late in the race, Stuart tracks down Patrick Kay, and wins the feature. Kay will finish runner up. Brandon Tindle is third. Clint Drake is fourth, Nick Fritch is fifth. All of them are probably just a wee bit shocked. Congrats, Scott. Great effort!
Indeed, it’s a wild night on The Hummer High Banks.
The OCRS Sprints are here for a once this year show, and they arrive in force. Unfortunately, as sometimes happens, there are some wrecks; 2 flips in three laps for example, led to the race being shortened by 5 laps per OCRS officials.
In the end, it didn’t make much difference, because Jamie Passmore had the field covered, big time. Passmore lead wire to wire, and runner up Whit Gastineau fought a heck of a battle for second. Rafe Essary finished third, while Shayla Waddell and Casey Wills rounded out the top five.
In the USRA Modified feature, another anomaly occurred when the lead cars wiped each other out on the 1st lap! Outside pole sitter John Allen was able to restart, but Whitey Folk had the inside pole, right beside. Green flag, and the battle was on, but Folk proved to be the stronger will, leading all the way despite tremendous pressure from eventual runner up Allen. Brian Bolin came from deep in the pack to finish third. Chase Sigg was fourth. Dusty Campbell was fifth.
Remember last week when we wrote about B-Mod sensation Trever Hunt? The 13 year old returned again this week, and bested four of the finest drivers around to prove last week was no fluke. Runner up Tim VanGotten and third place Jeremy Chambers both lead the feature at one point or another, before succumbing to Hunt’s amazingly smooth driving style. Riley Whitworth nailed down the fourth spot, with Curt Drake fifth.
Running last on this week’s program proved no challenge for up and coming Pure Stock ace Todd Kidwell. In winning the feature, Kidwell lapped a considerable portion of the 18 car field. Defending Champ Jeremy Willard was second, followed by Levi Phillips, Kyle Mulsow, and George Reimer.
Date of Race: Friday, May 4, 2012
Whitworth Construction Pure Stock
HEAT 1 George Reimer, Levi Phillips, Bryon Wunschel, Matt Habiger, Ryan Smith, Robert
HEAT 2 Derek Michael. Kyle Maslow, Jeremy Willard, Donnie Devers, Floyd Taggart, Roger
HEAT 3 Tyler Kidwell, Mike Aiello, Tony Morris, Danah Hampton, Shannon Osborn, Bradley
A FEATURE Tyler Kidwell, Levi Phillips, Jeremy Willard, Kyle Maslow, George Reimer,
Mike Aiello, Danah Hampton, Tony Morris, Bryon Wunschel, Roger Smith, Shannon
Osborn, Robert Shaughnessy, Matt Habiger, Floyd Taggart, Ryan Smith, Bradley
Jesseph, Derek Michael, Donnie Devers
HEAT 1 Scott Stuart, Todd Kidwell, Patrick Kay, Rick Aiello, William Joyce, Billy Shadden
HEAT 2 Ethan Lamons, Clint Drake, Derrek Wilson, Jason Thurman, Brandon Weide, Cody
Knight, Jarrid Johnson
HEAT 3 Brandon Tindle, John Romesburg, Nick Fritch, Tim Phillips, Derek Yocham, Dennis
A FEATURE Scott Stuart, Patrick Kay, Brandon Tindle, Clint Drake, Nick Fritch, Derrek
Wilson, Tim Phillips, Billy Shadden, Cody Knight, Dennis Aiello, William Joyce, Jarrid
Johnson, Johnathan Romesburg, Todd Kidwell, Derek Yocham, Ethan Lamons, Jason
Thurman, Brandon Weide
Ray’s Metal Depot USRA B-Mod
HEAT 1 Riley Whitworth, Jimmie Davis, Mike Letterman, Leon Bash, Scott Lucke, Andy
Bryant, Josh Schooler
HEAT 2 Jeremy Chambers, Scott Collins, Jon Westhoff, Curt Drake, Jeremy Bennett, Brandon
Jones, Kenny Shaw
HEAT 3 Trevor Hunt, Tim VanGotten, Jeremy Wilson, Jack Simons, Davis Mason, John
A FEATURE Trevor Hunt, Tim VanGotten, Jeremy Chambers, Riley Collins, Leon
Bash, David Mason, Josh Schooler, Andy Bryant, jack Simmons, Jimmie Davis, John
Calcott, Brandon Jones, Jeremy Bennett, Mike Letterman
HEAT 1 Chase Domer, Jessy Willard, Paul Snyder, Dustin Campbell, Rodney Sigg, Gene
Hogan, Lewis Jackson
HEAT 2 John Allen, Jess Folk Jr., Justin Rexwinkle, Chase Sigg, Jon Sheets, Jerry Morgan
HEAT 3 Justin Folk, Scott Daniels, Brian Bolin, Allan Broers, Cody Schniepp, Dennis Bishop,
A FEATURE Justin Folk,John Allen, Brian Bolin, Chase Sigg, Dustin Campbell, Jessy
Willard, Dennis Bishop, Scott Daniels, Paul Snyder, Allan Broers, Jon Sheets, Cody
Schniepp, Jerry Morgan, Bryce Schniepp, Lewis Jackson, Chase Domer, Justin
Rexwinkle, Gene Hogan, Jess Folk Jr., Rodney Sigg
Date of Race: Friday, May 4, 2012
HEAT 1 Jamie Passmore, Kenneth Walker, Shayla Waddell, Whit Gastineau, David
Stephenson, Will Scribner, Jeremy Allen
HEAT 2 Layne Himebaugh, Colton Brewer, Rafe Essary, Glen Passmore, Danny Smith,
Michael Bookout, Kyle Clark
HEAT 3 Alex Sewell, Casey Willis, Tim Kent, Fred Mattox, Josh Toho
DASH Jamie Passmore, Rafe Essary, Layne Himebaugh, Alex Sewell, Kenneth Walker,
A FEATURE Jamie Passmore, Whit Gastineau, Rafe Essary, Shayla Waddell, Casey
Willis, GlenPassmore, Jeremy Allen, Fred Mattox, Danny Smith, Tim Kent, Kenneth
Walker, Alex Sewell, Beau Gatineau, Michael Bookout, David Stephenson, Josh Toho,
Colton Brewer, Will Scribner, Layne Himebaugh, Kyle Clark