Creek County Speedway
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Stucks Celebrates Birthday with 7th Creek County Speedway Mini Stock Victory
by John Rittenoure
KELLYVILLE, Okla. -- Michael Stucks was celebrating on Saturday night at Creek County Speedway, but it was not just because he won another mini stock 'A' feature. Stucks turned 18 on Saturday, cut a cake in front of the grandstand at intermission, then capped off the night with his sixth straight victory.
Meanwhile three new winners emerged in Ricky York, Dann Gray and Andy Morris. York outran Danny Smith in the sprint car feature, Gray became the seventh different driver to win in pure stocks and Morris won in modifieds in only his second visit of the season. Matt French topped a 22-car super stock field to win for the second straight week while Joshua Alan won his second front wheel drive main in five weeks.
Stucks had a little help from Austin McSperitt on the way to his seventh victory of the season. McSperitt took the lead away from Jeff Maggard on lap five and was setting a fast pace over Justin Cartwright, Maggard and Stucks who worked into fourth on lap 13. Cartwright challenged McSperitt on lap 15 and Stucks was battling Maggard for third when the yellow waved on lap 17. On the restart Stucks wheeled into second and went after McSperitt. A lap later McSperitt slowed in turn four and Stucks roared by as the yellow waved. McSperitt could not restart and Stucks restarted in the lead. Cartwright followed Stucks for the final two laps to finish second and Donnie Gramblin was third.
York moved out early in the sprint 20-lapper leading all but one lap. York passed Brian Roberts on lap two and was never challenged. Smith passed Roberts for second on lap 14 but settled for second. Points leader Brent Bates moved into third on lap 16 leaving Roberts with a fourth place finish.
Chad Davis appeared in control of the modified feature driving the Joel Hill number 30, but a flat tire with four laps remaining handed the lead to Andy Morris who won his first Creek County feature. Davis led from the opening lap and drove away from the field as Bobby Gilbert battled with Leroy Cook, Jr. Morris challenged Gilbert for second on lap eight and took over second on lap 12. Cook ended up with second over newcomer Delany Erickson who finished third. The modified feature ended just before the rains hit. Fortunately all feature events were run before the weather moved in.
Gray led all 15 laps to win the pure stock feature. Michael Tyre II shot into second after a lap six restart but could not get around Gray. Clent Southerland was third.
French won his fifth super stock feature but had to turn back a last lap bid from Mike Henderson for the win. French led from lap two with Henderson giving chase after five laps. Henderson could not challenge until turn one of the final lap when he pulled inside of French. But French pulled back in front for the win.
Alan won in FWD bombers after taking away the lead on lap two. Rick McKinney raced into second on lap five and chased Alan to the checkered.
HEAT 1 - 1, Ricky York. 2, Frank Sudduth. 3, Brian McClelland. 4, Waylon Weaver. 5, Kevin Risley. 6, Shane Pace.
HEAT 2 - 1, Jackie York. 2, Jamie McDonald. 3, Brian Roberts. 4, Nicholas Lucito. 5, Eric Pittman. 6, Johnny Kent.
HEAT 3 - 1, Danny Smith. 2, Evan Sewell. 3, Brent Bates. 4, Robert Claunch. 5, Len Larkin. 6, Ron Murphy.
A FEATURE - 1, Ricky York. 2, Danny Smith. 3, Brent Bates. 4, Brian Roberts. 5, Kevin Risley. 6, Waylon Weaver. 7, Jackie York. 8, Nicholas Lucito. 9, Jamie McDonald. 10, Len Larkin. 11, Robert Claunch. 12, Shane Pace. 13, Brian McClelland. 14, Johnny Kent. 15, Frank Sudduth. 16, Ron Murphy. 17, Evan Sewell. DNS: Eric Pittman.
HEAT 1 - 1, Mike Henderson. 2, Daniel Pruitt. 3, Dustin Dixon. 4, Joe East. 5, Kevin Hill. 6, Shawn Rowell. DNS: Trent McBride.
HEAT 2 - 1, Jerry Wagner. 2, Jeff Waller. 3, Jimmy Owen. 4, Eric Hill. 5, Bill Miller. 6, Grant Wresche. 7, Ben Frey.
HEAT 3 - 1, Matt French. 2, Nathan Campbell. 3, Tommy Romine. 4, Robert Scott. 5, Stacy Lee. 6, Jeffrey Gerritson. 7, Michael Cornelus. DNS: Chris Bales.
A FEATURE - 1, Matt French. 2, Mike Henderson. 3, Jerry Wagner. 4, Nathan Campbell. 5, Michael Cornelus. 6, Ben Frey. 7, Joe East. 8, Jeff Waller. 9, Trent McBride. 10, Tommy Romine. 11, Kevin Hill. 12, Eric Hill. 13, Grant Wresche. 14, Bill Miller. 15, Stacy Lee. 16, Robert Scott. 17, Shawn Rowell. 18, Jeffrey Gerritson. 19, Jimmy Owen. 20, Daniel Pruitt. 21, Dustin Dixon. DNS: Chris Bales.
Modified HEAT 1 - 1, Leroy Cook, Jr. 2, Chad Davis. 3, Nick Henson. 4, Bobby Gilbert. 5, Larry Pense. DNS: Andy Morris.
HEAT 2 - 1, Delaney Erickson. 2, Mark Hughes. 3, Ashley Baskett. 4, HO Dean. 5, Craig Chaffin. 6, Jason Redman.
A FEATURE - 1, Andy Morris. 2, Leroy Cook, Jr. 3, Delaney Erickson. 4, Mark Hughes. 5, HO Dean. 6, Chad Davis. 7, Bobby Gilbert. 8, Larry Pense. 9, Ashley Baskett. 10, Nick Henson. 11, Jason Redman. 12, Craig Chaffin.
HEAT 1 - 1, Phil Martin. 2, Dann Gray. 3, Clent Southerland. 4, Hank Duensing.
HEAT 2 - 1, Michael Tyre II. 2, Bryan Norton. 3, Amy Lewis. 4, Ed Gragg. 5, John Thomas.
A FEATURE - 1, Dann Gray. 2, Michael Tyre II. 3, Clent Southerland. 4, Hank Duensing. 5, Ed Gragg. 6, Amy Lewis. 7, Bryan Norton. 8, Phil Martin. 9, John Thomas.
HEAT 1 - 1, Jeff Maggard. 2, Carl Lewis. 3, Orran Boyce. 4, Larry Fisher. 5, Craig Long. 6, Phillip Samples. 7, Jerad Traster.
HEAT 2 - 1, Austin McSperitt. 2, Michael Stucks. 3, Dee Denton. 4, Jeremiah Stevens. 5, Eric Scott. 6, Jimmy Masterson.
HEAT 3 - 1, Justin Cartwright. 2, Donnie Gramblin. 3, Kenny Grumadas. 4, Jonathan Fisher. 5, Evan Smith. 6, Joe Benedict. 7, George Moore.
A FEATURE - 1, Michael Stucks. 2, Justin Cartwright. 3, Donnie Gramblin. 4, Dee Denton. 5, Jeff Maggard. 6, Carl Lewis. 7, Jeremiah Stevens. 8, Kenny Grumadas. 9, Orran Boyce. 10, Eric Scott. 11, Evan Smith. 12, Phillip Samples. 13, Jimmy Masterson. 14, Larry Fisher. 15, Joe Benedict. 16, Austin McSperitt. 17, Jonathan Fisher. 18, Craig Long. 19, Jerad Traster. 20, George Moore.
HEAT 1 - 1, Eric Barnes. 2, Raymond Tayloe. 3, Dustin Weston. 4, Aaron Huelsenbeck. 5, Joshua Alan. 6, Dillon Wright. 7, Miranda Wise.
HEAT 2 - 1, Toby Cooper. 2, Rick McKinney. 3, Jason Eubanks. 4, Joseph Tubbs. 5, Mike Eastwood. 6, Bill Brashier. 7, Cynthia Long. 8, Samantha Huelsenbeck.
A FEATURE - 1, Joshua Alan. 2, Rick McKinney. 3, Toby Cooper. 4, Eric Barnes. 5, Mike Eastwood. 6, Joseph Tubbs. 7, Raymond Tayloe. 8, Aaron Huelsenbeck. 9, Dillon Wright. 10, Bill Brashier. 11, Dustin Weston. 12, Jason Eubanks. 13, Samantha Huelsenbeck. 14, Cynthia Long. DNS: Miranda Wise.