DILLON, South Carolina -- Another great night of racing occurred at ASA-sanctioned Dillon Motor Speedway last Saturday night with the grand arrival of the ASA Southern Modifieds. Race fans enjoyed the cooler temperatures while watching these unique cars on their wide tires circulate around the track with qualifying lap times of approximately 15 seconds per car.
Local racers from the Newsome Automotive of Florence Late Models, Street Stocks, and Four-Cylinders also made their way back to the track. Along with the enthusiasm and great entertainment that these local teams normally bring every week, the teams also brought much suspense and competition as the points race will soon come to an end. In fact, after the next race on Saturday, October 20th, race fans will know who the first points series champions will be at the new ASA-sanctioned Dillon Motor Speedway.
After a fan walk and autograph session with the drivers from the ASA Modifieds, Saturday night racing began with the fierce battle between the Four-Cylinders. At the end of the 30-lap intense event and after post-race inspection, the driver of the #6 car, Mike Stafford, declared victory over the DMS Four-Cylinder division. Bailey Miles finished close behind in second place, followed by Anthony Adams, who finished in a solid third place. Mike Brown and Brian Owens also raced outstanding race cars finishing in fourth and fifth place.
The next group of cars to take to the track was no other than the local favorites from the smoking, Street Stock division. Another 30 laps later, Danny Minnehan cruised his #82 “Heavy Chevy” into victory lane after winning the race. However, Chad Lockamy was not far away. Lockamy crossed the DMS finish line settling in a competitive second place, followed by #21 Davie Hatchell who finished in a respectable third place. Randy Hall and Marty Dean were also big contenders and rounded out the “top five.”
Next, the roaring of the engines from the Newsome Automotive of Florence Late Models echoed throughout the raceway. A strong 50-lap battle occurred with Archie Adams, Jr., being the first Late Model to cross the finish line at the end of the night. Adams has had much success at ASA-sanctioned Dillon Motor Speedway this year, and last Saturday’s victory added to his many accomplishments at the track. Latta’s Jon Lane raced strongly through the field of cars to finish in a close second place, followed by Matthew Godley who finished in third place. Ben Stanton and Averitt Lucas also had success at the track last weekend with both finishing in the “top five.”
Finally, last Saturday night’s 150-lap feature event of the ASA Southern Modifieds began with the drop of the green flag. It was action-packed racing at its best with numerous lead changes from several drivers who anxiously awaited their first ASA-sanctioned Dillon Motor Speedway checkered flag. Brian King was that eager someone who scored his first ASA-sanctioned Dillon Motor Speedway victory last Saturday night. Johnny Sutton finished in an extremely close second followed by Gene Pack who also had to settle with third place. More great racing occurred from the other “top five” finishers, Greg Butcher and John Lain.
Please note that ASA-sanctioned Dillon Motor Speedway will be closed for the next two weekends. However, DMS is sure to return with a bang on Saturday, October 20th. With the conclusion of the 2007 points race, the new ASA-sanctioned Dillon Motor Speedway will award its first track champions from the Seneca Super Trucks, Newsome Automotive of Florence Late Models, Palmetto Auto Auction Chargers, Street Stocks, and Four- Cylinders at the end of each race on October 20th.
This is definitely a night of racing you do not want to miss. You are sure to see some of the best racing from the top competitors each hoping to be the first DMS Track Champion. For more information, call 843-774-1888 or visit www.dillonmotorspeedway.com. Make plans to cheer on your favorite local racer to victory. Race you there!