Riverview Speedway Park
Saturday, May 10, 2003
Summers wins again at Riverview Speedway
by Race Author
CARTHAGE, Tenn. -- Saturday night Jamie Summers of Franklin, Ky. won his 2nd Late Model Feature in as many weeks at Riverview Speedway, 371 Dixon Springs Highway in Carthage.
Summers started the race in 3rd position as #98 Zach Taylor held the pole with #1 Kenny Wix on the outside. On lap number 2 of the 40-lap event Summers passed Wix to take over 2nd place. For the next 18 laps the top 6 cars never changed position as Taylor held the lead followed by Summers, Wix, #66 Duke Wright, #55 James Climer and #72 Jimmy Victory. From lap 2 through lap 20 Summers made several attempts to get by Taylor for the lead and every time Taylor managed to hold him off. Finally on lap 20 Summers managed to get position and passed Taylor for the lead. Also on lap 20 Wix managed to pass Taylor as well. Later, under a caution, Taylor had to pit and lost his position as he was sent to the back. Taylor would end up finishing 6th. Summers held on to the lead for the last 20 laps. Wix challenged for the lead before he was passed by Wright for 2nd place. Summers has now won 2 of the first 3 Late Model points races this season at Riverview Speedway.
The Regina White, EA Tax Service Mini-Cups put on a strong show this past Saturday night. Twenty cars started in a race that would feature one of the best finishes in Mini-Cup history at Riverview Speedway. Anthony Warner, #3, held the lead most of the race and managed to separate himself from the rest of the field. His challenger was #84 Clay Alexander. Through most of the final 10 laps of the Mini-Cup Feature Alexander stayed on Warnerís tail looking for the right opportunity to make a move for the lead. On the final lap of the race the two cars had to weave through lapped traffic. This allowed Alexander to close in on Warner down the back straightaway. As the cars rounded turns 3 and 4 they encountered a dense pack of lapped traffic. The two cars were side by side at this point as they prepared to dash for the finish line. The lapped traffic forced Warner high and Alexander was forced low on the track. The two cars crossed the line in a photo finish that looked to be to close to call. All 3 of the track scorers stated that Warner crossed the line by a fraction of an inch ahead of Alexander to get the win. The win was Warnerís 2nd in the last 3 weeks.
The First Southern Financial Sportsman division put on a very good show featuring 15 cars. The thing that truly made this race unique and special was that two newcomers dominated it. Itís very rare when someone comes to Riverview Speedway and wins a Feature with no prior time on the track but thatís what happened this past Saturday night. Mike Mitchell of Hendersonville, #70, and #66 Eddie Taylor both made their first appearance at Riverview Speedway Saturday night. Mitchell held the lead for most of the first half of the 30-lap Feature before #31 Dale Shoulders worked his way up through the field and took the lead. A few laps following a restart Shoulders lost control on his own coming out of turn 2 and spun out which brought out a caution. Shoulders had to restart in the back and would manage to work his way up through the field to finish 5th. Shouldersí mishap put Mitchell back in the lead on the restart and Taylor moved up to second place and immediately challenged for the lead. During the last 10 laps of the Feature Taylor desperately tried to work his way around Mitchell and every time Mitchell held him at bay. On the last lap Taylor again tried to best Mitchell only to have Mitchell once again hold him off. Mitchell crossed the finish line by less than a car length over Taylor to get the win.
In other action Saturday night, Jimmy Victory of Mt. Juliet won the Amerigas Open Wheel Modified Feature; Anthony Miller of Lebanon won the Tri-State Racing Equipment All-Fours Feature; Jonathan Foster of Hartsville won his first career Feature as he won the 94th consecutive running of the Citizenís Bank Nas-Karts; and Regina Williams of Hartsville won the special Motherís Day edition of "Run What You Brung". This Saturday night will be another exciting night of racing at Riverview Speedway. Gates open at 2pm with racing at 6pm. Donít forget, Riverview Speedway holds open practice on Fridays from 1pm-dark that is free to the public. For more information check out the website at www.riverviewspeedway.com. Here are the results for the races held on 10 May 2003:
Riverview Speedway Results
1st: #46 Jamie Summers, Franklin, Ky.
2nd: #66 Duke Wright, Gallatin, Tenn.
3rd: #1 Kenny Wix, Westmoreland, Tenn.
4th: #55 James Climer, Murfreesboro, Tenn.
5th: #72 Jimmy Victory, Mt. Juliet, Tenn.N
6th: #98 Zach Taylor, Hartsville, Tenn.
7th: #2 Bobby Ward, Westmoreland, Tenn.
8th: #3 Billie Edwards, Hopkinsville, Ky.
9th: #20 Clay Lawrence, Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Amerigas Open Wheel Modifieds
1st: #211 Jimmy Victory, Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
2nd : #121 Wayne Jones, Huntsville, Ala.
3rd: #29 Keith Scruggs, Lafayette, Tenn.
4th: #45 Billy Vaughn, Franklin, Ky.
5th: #2 Roy Cantrell, Huntsville, Ala.
6th: #8 Mark Cole, LaVergne, Tenn.
7th: #47 John Thomas, Harvest, Ala.
8th: #12 Ronald Bailey, Tony, Ala.
9th: #21 Dean Cronkhite, Nashville, Tenn.
10th: #27 Tim Lawson, Nashville, Tenn.
First Southern Financial Sportsman
1st: #70 Mike Mitchell, Hendersonville, Tenn.
2nd: #66 Eddie Taylor, Nashville, Tenn.
3rd: #47 Gary Adcock, Springfield, Tenn
4th: #72 Randy Wright, Gallatin, Tenn.
5th: #31 Dale Shoulders, Hartsville, Tenn.
6th: #46 John Summers, Franklin, Ky.
7th: #77 Brian Leyhew, Milton, Tenn.
8th: #44 Jerre Smithson, Nashville, Tenn.
9th: #17 Jeff White, Hartsville, Tenn.
10th: #30 Scotty Russell, Portland, Tenn.
11th: #68 Bubba McClain, Portland, Tenn.
12th: #71 Daniel Victory, LaVergne, Tenn.
13th: #03 Butch Butner, Brush Creek, Tenn.
14th: #12 Chuck Adcox, Greenbrier, Tenn.
15th: #45 Scott Thompson, Castalian Springs, Tenn.
Ea Tax Service Mini-Cups
1st: #3 Anthony Warner, Lafayette, Tenn.
2nd: #84 Clay Alexander, Franklin, Tenn.
3rd: #02 Justin Caruso, Huntsville, Ala.
4th: #17 C.J. Tuck, Athens, Ala.
5th: #1 Don Walls Jr., Murfreesboro, Tenn.
6th: #68 Dewayne Vaughn, Nashville, Tenn.
7th: #10 Chuck Tuck, Athens, Ala.
8th: #121 Joseph Meyer, Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
9th: #0 Troy Moss, Red Boiling Springs, Tenn.
10th: #96 Freddy Bandy, Lafayette, Tenn.
11th: #5 Jack Read, Murfreesboro, Tenn.
12th: #7 Preston Luper, Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
13th: #99 George Rubright, Lafayette, Tenn.
14th: #33 Jay Robinson, Athens, Ala.
15th: #8 Ricky Gross Jr., Westmoreland, Tenn.
16th: #71 Chad Weakley, Port Royal, Tenn.
17th: #40 Jamie Holmes, Red Boiling Springs, Tenn.
18th: #67 Tim Poteet, Goodlettesville, Tenn.
19th: #29 Lance Richmond, Gordonsville, Tenn.
Tri-State Racing Equipment All-Fours
1st: #12 Anthony Miller, Lebanon, Tenn.
2nd: #15 Jason Averitt, Murfreesboro, Tenn.
3rd: #11 James Mehaffey, Lebanon, Tenn.
4th: #8 Daniel Shook, Bethpage, Tenn.
5th: #1 Kenny Wix, Westmoreland, Tenn.
6th: #6 Ron Dodson, Sparta, Tenn.
7th: #4 Jason Holly, Westmoreland, Tenn.
8th: #50 John Rebello, Hendersonville, Tenn.
9th: #33 Clayton Brooks, Bethpage, Tenn.
10th: #70 A.J. Garber, Whitleyville, Tenn.
11th: #81 Nick Formosa, Nashville, Tenn.
12th: #7 David Ray, Carthage, Tenn.
Citizenís Bank NAS-Karts
1st: #68 Jonanthan Foster, Hartsville, Tenn.
2nd: #9 Carl Bowling, Murfreesboro, Tenn.
3rd: #12 John Young, Hartsville, Tenn.
4th: #99 Linda Rubright, Lafayette, Tenn.