Riverview Speedway Park
Saturday, July 26, 2003
August is “Baddest of the Bad” month at Riverview Speedway
by Race Author
CARTHAGE, Tenn. -- The dog-days of summer are here with the arrival of August and this is the time of year that things really start heating up at Riverview Speedway, 371 Dixon Springs Highway in Carthage. There are 5 Saturdays in the month of August this year and each one will bring a special and exciting big race to Riverview Speedway.
August 2003 is "Baddest of the Bad" month at Riverview Speedway with 5 races in addition to our regular program that will be for the Tennessee State Championship.
It all starts this Saturday, August 2nd with the Amerigas Open Wheel Modifieds as they race for the Tennessee State Championship at Riverview Speedway for the 2nd consecutive year. This Saturday's race is scheduled for 50 laps as are all the Tennessee State Championship races. As always gates open at 3pm with time trials at 6pm and the racing program beginning at 7pm. Open Wheel Modifieds from all over Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama will be on hand to race for the Tennessee State Championship trophy.
"Baddest of the Bad" month continues on Saturday, August 9th when Four Runners (our four cylinder class) from all over Tennessee come to Riverview Speedway to race for their Tennessee State Championship. A large group from Alabama have committed to run in this race in addition to the boys from around Tennessee.
On Saturday, August 16th the First Southern Financial Sportsman cars will take to the track for their Tennessee State Championship race. The Sportsman race will also be the 1st Annual "Toys-For-Tots" benefit race at Riverview Speedway. All race fans that bring a new, unwrapped toy for donation will get into General Admission at half price on August 16th. Riverview Speedway hopes that race fans from all over Tennessee come on out and support this fine charity by bringing a toy out that night.
The "Big Boys", the Late Models, will be running their 50-lap, Tennessee State Championship Race on Saturday, August 23rd. Late Models from upwards of 4 different states are slated to be on hand for this, the biggest Late Model race of the year at Riverview Speedway. Fans are in for a treat as the best of Riverview Speedway take on the best from other area tracks and from tracks out-of-state in what will truly be the "Baddest of the Bad".
Last, but not least, the Regina White, EA Tax Service Mini-Cups will be in the spotlight on Saturday, August 30th for race #3 of 4 for the Tennessee State Championship, sponsored by Grooms Engines of Nashville. This race will be part of Riverview Speedway's Labor Day weekend festivities.
Riverview Speedway hopes that all the race fans from around Tennessee come on out in the month of August to watch the "Baddest of the Bad" heat things up every Saturday night!
In action on Saturday night, Daniel Victory's string on 9 consecutive First Southern Financial Sportsman feature wins came to an end as Harold Sloan of Huntsville, Alabama took the checkered flag in what was the most exciting Sportsman race of the year. Victory was challenged early in the race by Dale Shoulders of Hartsville who took over the lead on lap number 10. By lap 14 Shoulders began to fade as he experienced mechanical troubles for the 2nd straight week. This opened the door for Sloan to move up to challenge Victory. On lap 18 Sloan overtook Victory and held on to take the win, his first career win at Riverview Speedway.
In other action Saturday night…..Jamie Summers of Franklin, KY won the Late Model Feature for the 2nd straight week; James Mehaffey of Lebanon won the Tri-State Racing Equipment Four Runner Feature; Jimmy Victory of Mt. Juliet won the Amerigas Open Wheel Modified Feature; Clay Alexander of Franklin won the Regina White, EA Tax Service Mini-Cup Feature; Mitch White of Hartsville won the Citizen's bank of Hartsville Nas-Kart Feature; and David Ring of Columbia won the Dwarf Car feature. One final note, Late Model driver, Zach Taylor of Hartsville, set a new Late Model time trial record of 10.42 seconds, breaking his old record on 10.54 seconds back on July 12th. The time equates to an average speed of 86 MPH.
For more information visit the website at www.riverviewspeedway.com
Here are the official results for the races held on Saturday, July 26th, 2003:
1ST: #46 Jamie Summers, Franklin, KY
2nd: #1 Kenny Wix, Westmoreland, TN
3rd: #66 Duke Wright, Gallatin, TN
4th: #72 Jimmy Victory, Mt. Juliet, TN
5th: #23 Phil Gregory, Russellville, KY
6th: #94 Mandy Moore, Lebanon, TN
7th: #99 Tony Willis, Bowling Green, KY
8th: #51 Bobby Terry, Nashville, TN
9th: #80 Tony Formosa, Antioch, TN
10th: #98 Zach Taylor, Hartsville, TN
11th: #39 John Rector, Carthage, TN
AMERIGAS OPEN WHEEL MODIFIEDS
1ST: #211 Jimmy Victory, Mt. Juliet, TN
2nd : #38 Jerry Gibbs, Huntsville, AL
3rd: #21W Larry Smith, Huntsville, AL
4th: #45 Billy Vaughn, Franklin, KY
5th: #27 Tim Lawson, Nashville, TN
6th: #29 Keith Scruggs, Lafayette, TN
7th: #21 Dean Cronkhite, Nashville, TN
8th: #2 Roy Cantrell, Huntsville, AL
9th: #94 J.J. Hill, Lyles, TN
10th: #8 Mark Cole, LaVergne, TN
FIRST SOUTHERN FINANCIAL SPORTSMAN
1ST: #53 Harold Sloan, Huntsville, AL
2nd: #71 Daniel Victory, Smyrna, TN
3rd: #68 Anthony Walker, Nashville, TN
4th: #46 John Summers, Franklin, KY
5th: #45 Scott Thompson, Castalian Springs, TN
6th: #777 Jimmy Schutt, Nashville, TN
7th: #3 Freddy Bandy, Lafayette, TN
8th: #80 David Turner, Nashville, TN
9th: #31 Dale Shoulders, Hartsville, TN
10th: #17 Jeff White, Hartsville, TN
11th: #03 Butch Butner, Brush Creek, TN
12th: #04 Mike Mitchell, Hendersonville, TN
REGINA WHITE, EA TAX SERVICE MINI-CUPS
1st: #84 Clay Alexander, Franklin, TN
2nd: #5 Jack Read, Murfreesboro, TN
3rd: #3 Anthony Warner, Lafayette, TN
4th: #40 Jamie Holmes, Red Boiling Springs, TN
5th: #38 Ron Stewart, Maryville, TN
6th: #12T John Young, Hartsville, TN
TRI-STATE RACING EQUIPMENT FOUR RUNNERS
1st: #81 James Mehaffey, Lebanon, TN
2nd: #12 Anthony Miller, Lebanon, TN
3rd: #8 Daniel Shook, Bethpage, TN
4th: #33X Bo Russell, Bellevue, TN
5th: #34 Keith Hammers, Lebanon, TN
6th: #4 Jason Holly, Westmoreland, TN
7th: #33 Clayton Brooks, Bethpage, TN
8th: #43 Larry Brooks, Bethpage, TN
9th: #15T T.J. Meyers, Hartsville, TN
CITIZEN'S BANK NAS-KARTS
1st: #12 John Young, Hartsville, TN
2nd: #9 Carl Bowling, Murfreesboro, TN
3rd: #47 John Summers, Franklin, KY
4th: #8 David Bowling, Murfreesboro, TN
5th: #68 Jonathan Foster, Hartsville, TN
1st: #44 David Ring, Columbia, TN
2nd: #5 Allen Ring, Columbia, TN
3rd: #54 Craig Pedrick, Columbia, TN
4th: #13 Brian Ring, Columbia, TN
5th: #14 Robert Whitley, Columbia, TN
6th: #8 William Ring, Columbia, TN