CONCORD, NC – Six champions were crowned at the final round of the 21st Annual Jack in the Box Summer Shootout Series, Tuesday. Daniel Hemric, Joshua Brimecombe, Tom Pistone and Carson Ferguson were among the season champions at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Hemric, of Kannapolis, N.C., capped the series with his sixth Legend Car Pro division win of the season, charging through the field to claim the lead by lap seven. He didn’t look back, leading the rest of the way to drive away from second place William Byron. Joey Padgett led briefly in the early laps, but fell to third, Kason Plott finished fourth, and Jordan Black took the checkers in fifth.
Hemric had a 29-point lead heading into the feature race over Plott and clinched his third Pro division championship when he started the feature race.
Ferguson entered the Legend Car Young Lions division race with a 52-point lead and left with both a victory in the night’s race and the division championship. Ferguson, of Charlotte, N.C., sparred with Matt Thomas for first place during the first half of the 20-lap race but eventually took over the top spot on lap 8 and stayed there until the end of the race. A wreck in the back of the field marred the last lap of the race but came after Ferguson had already crossed the finish line and taken the championship.
The Quaker Steak and Lube Legend Car Semi-Pro race was the tightest points competition of the night with three possible champions going into the race. Devin O’Connell led the division by only five points at the start of the night, with Brimecombe and Dillon Faggart close behind. Faggart, of Concord, N.C., took the checkered flag but it wasn’t quite enough to edge out Brimecombe, also of Concord, N.C., who finished third and ultimately won the division championship.
In other Legend Car action, Robby Faggart claimed his first win of the season in the Security Force Legend Car Masters division while Tom Pistone, of Mooresville, N.C., who won seven of ten races, finished third and won his second division championship in a row.
Chase Purdy recorded his second win of the season in the Bandolero Outlaws feature race. Purdy, a Meridian, Mississippi native, took the lead from Kamera McDonald on lap 3 and never looked back, extending his race lead to over one second on lap 8 by recording the fastest lap split of the race with 18.398. Austin Powell ran in the top-five for all 20 laps, but couldn't catch Purdy, finishing in second by 0.436 seconds for his eighth top-five finish of the season.
Jensen Jorgensen, a Stockbridge, Georgia native, began the race with a 17-point lead over Powell in the overall standings and finished in fourth place to capture his first championship at the Jack in the Box Summer Shootout Series. Jorgensen tallied three wins on the season and averaged a 4.4 place finish throughout the season.
In the LiveWell Homes Bandolero Bandits feature, DJ Canipe, of Fallston, N.C., ruined Chandler Smith's pursuit of perfection, claiming the win in the Round 10 for his first victory of the season. Smith, a Jasper, Georgia, native, started the race 54 points in front of Canipe, but his second place finish solidified the points championship for the 12 year-old.
George Hayes, a Union City, Pennsylvania native, claimed his first career Summer Shootout Series Bandolero Beginner Bandits victory. The Beginner Bandits do not race for points, so no champion was crowned in that division.
Championship point standings are unofficial pending post-race inspection and point tabulation by race officials.
During Monday night Jack in the Box Summer Shootout Series competition, Byron picked up his second win this season in the Legend Car Pro division, beating a hard-charging Hemric. O'Connell also won for the second time in the Quaker Steak & Lube Legend Car Semi-Pro division. Veteran driver John Sossoman won for the first time this season in the Security Force Legend Car Masters division. Ferguson continued to dominate the Legend Car Young Lions division with his seventh win of the Summer Shootout Series.
In Bandolero competition on Monday, Smith remained undefeated in the LiveWell Homes Bandit division, Ashton Winger took the checkers in the Outlaw division and Isabella Robusto won the Beginner Bandit feature.
While the Jack in the Box Summer Shootout Series has come to a close, families can enjoy the fun that continues next week with the Circle K Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash presented by Mello Yello on Aug. 9, and racing continues with the NHRA Carolina Nationals Sept. 12-14 at zMAX Dragway and the Bank of America 500 Oct. 11 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Tickets for all fall events are available by calling 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or visiting www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.
Unofficial Round 10 Results:
Legend Car Pro Feature (25 laps): 1. Daniel Hemric; 2. William Byron; 3. Joey Padgett; 4. Kason Plott; 5. Jordan Black; 6. Tyler Green; 7. Jared Irvan; 8. Trey Jarrell; 9. Peyton Saxton; 10. Dakota Baggette; 11. Donovan Ponder; 12. Steven Cantrell; 13. Gregory Lang.
Security Force Legend Car Masters Feature (25 laps): 1. Robby Faggart; 2. Scott Whitaker; 3. Tom Pistone; 4. Bruce Silver; 5. Scott Mosely; 6. John Craig; 7. Shawn Geisel; 8. Ron Mander; 9. Jamie Laine; 10. Chip Ferguson; 11. Nelson Stewart; 12. Jan Ingram; 13. Jeffrey Lefcourt; 14. Robbie Woodall; 15. John Sossoman; 16. Jamie Smith
Quaker Steak & Lube Legend Car Semi-Pro Feature (25 laps): 1. Dillon Faggart; 2. Sheldon Crouse; 3. Josh Brimecombe; 4. Jordan Stillwell; 5. John Holleman; 6. Tyler Truex; 7. David Schilling; 8. Josh Turner; 9. Robby Lyons; 10. Christopher Clanton; 11. Jake Tretow; 12. Joe Gregory; 13. Courtney Lefcourt; 14. Enrique Limon; 15. Devin O’Connell; 16. Connor Pyle; 17. Taylor Jorgensen; 18. Casey Brown; 19. Justin Laduke.
Legend Car Young Lions Feature (20 laps): 1. Carson Ferguson; 2. Matt Thomas; 3. Christian Eckes; 4. Stevie Johns Jr.; 5. Alex Murray; 6. Seth Werner; 7. Woodrow Mullis; 8. Alex Reece; 9. Austin Green; 10. Ryan Millington; 11. Dawson Cram; 12. Cason Werner; 13. Zachary Leonhardi; 14. Stefan Parsons; 15. Mason Diaz; 16. Jacob Heafner; 17. Michael Womack; 18. Matt Craig; 19. Riley Herbst; 20. Noah Gragson; 21. Scott Joy; 22. AJ Davis; 23. Joseph Graf; 24. Cameron McGee; 25. Amber Burchette; 26. Jordan Mander.
Bandoleros Outlaws Feature (20 laps): 1. Chase Purdy; 2. Austin Powell; 3. Ashton Winger; 4. Jensen Jorgensen; 5. Miguel Cesar Jr.; 6. Kamera McDonald; 7. Cory Hall; 8. Daniel Bedford; 9. Nick MacMillian; 10. Matt Mead; 11. Matthew Davey; 12. Matthew Emery; 13. Dylan Rumbolt; 14. Jordan Plummer; 15. Ryan Repko; 16. Gilliam Kirkpatrick; 17. Trevor Rizzo; 18. Nate Tretow; 19. Kayla Lyons; 20. Jack Fread.
LiveWell Homes Bandolero Bandits Feature (20 laps): 1. DJ Canipe; 2. Chandler Smith; 3. Carson Kvapil; 4. Eddie Fatscher; 5. Cameron Bolin; 6. Daniel Wilk; 7. Josh Kossek; 8. Connor Younginer; 9. Ryleigh Lemonds; 10. Mini Tyrell; 11. William Robusto; 12. Braydn Mander; 13. Austin Geer; 14. Bryson Ruff; 15. Kaden Honeycutt; 16. Brayde Miranda; 17. Elijah Todd; 18. Liz Montgomery; 19. Blake Cisneros; 20. Richie Kuty.
Bandolero Beginner Bandits Feature (20 Laps): 1. George Hayes; 2. Carson Poindexter; 3. Ashley Pantoulas; 4. Brandon Gantz; 5. Dylan Notaro; 6. Hunter Hutchens; 7. Josh Speas; 8. Isabella Robusto; 9. Roy Hayes; 10. Autumn Weaver; 11. Tommy Good; 12. Tyler Adams.
Unofficial Round 9 Results:
Legend Car Pro Feature (25 laps): 1. William Byron; 2. Daniel Hemric; 3. Kason Plott; 4. Zane Smith; 5. Jordan Black; 6. Joey Padgett; 7. Michael Torres; 8. Peyton Saxton; 9. Gregory Lang; 10. Jared Irvan; 11. Steven Cantrell; 12. Dakota Baggette; 13. Donovan Ponder; 14. Tyler Green; 15. Evan Swilling; 16. Trey Jarrell.
Security Force Legend Car Masters Feature (25 laps): 1. John Sossoman; 2. Bruce Silver; 3. Robbie Woodall; 4. Nelson Stewart; 5. Tim Ladyga; 6. Jan Ingram; 7. Jefferey Lefcourt; 8. Jamie Laine; 9. Jamie Smith; 10. Ron Mander; 11. Scott Mosely; 12. Scott Whitaker; 13. Robby Faggart; 14. Tom Pistone; 15. John Craig; 16. Chip Ferguson.
Quaker Steak & Lube Legend Car Semi-Pro Feature (12 laps): 1. Devin O'Connell; 2. Sheldon Crouse; 3. Connor Pyle; 4. John Holleman; 5. Josh Brimecombe; 6. Joe Gregory; 7. Craig Biryla; 8. Casey Brown; 9. Courtney Lefcourt; 10. Christopher Clanton; 11. Taylor Jorgensen; 12. Dylan Faggart; 13. Tyler Truex; 14. David Schilling; 15. Jordan Stillwell; 16. Alex Urbina; 17. Josh Turner; 18. Justin Laduke; 19. Robby Lyons; 20. Riley Halverson; 21. Enrique Limon; 22. Collin Jareb.
Legend Car Young Lions Feature (20 laps): 1. Carson Ferguson; 2. Matt Thomas; 3. Michael Womack; 4. Christian Eckes; 5. Riley Herbst; 6. Joseph Graf; 7. Alex Reece; 8. Woodrow Mullis; 9. Stevie Johns Jr.; 10. Ryan Millington; 11. Seth Werner; 12. Mason Diaz; 13. Noah Gragson; 14. Cason Werner; 15. Stefan Parsons; 16. Scott Joy; 17. Amber Burchette; 18. Dawson Cram; 19. Jordan Mander; 20. Cameron McGee; 21. Alex Murray; 22. Matt Craig; 23. Zachary Leonhardi; 24. Austin Green.
Bandolero Outlaws Feature (11 laps): 1. Ashton Winger; 2. Nate Tretow; 3. Daniel Bedford; 4. Matthew Davey; 5. Jack Fread; 6. Matt Mead; 7. Kamera McDonald; 8. Jensen Jorgensen; 9. Dylan Rumbolt; 10. Jordan Plummer; 11. Kayla Lyons; 12. Gillian Kirkpatrick; 13. Trevor Rizzo; 14. Austin Powell; 15. Nick Macmillan, 16. Matthew Emery; 17. Cory Hall; 18. Chase Purdy; 19. Miguel Cesar Jr.
LiveWell Homes Bandolero Bandits Feature (20 laps): 1. Chandler Smith; 2. DJ Canipe; 3. Eddie Fatscher; 4. Kaden Honeycutt; 5. Josh Kossek; 6. Cameron Bolin; 7. Carson Kvapil; 8. Elijah Todd; 9. Blake Cisneros; 10. Austin Geer; 11. Daniel Wilk; 12. Connor Younginer; 13. Mini Tyrell; 14. Braydn Mander; 15. Richie Kuty; 16. William Robusto; 17. Bryson Ruff; 18. Brayde Miranda; 19. Ryan Israel; 20. Ryleigh Lemonds; 21. Liz Montgomery.
Bandolero Beginner Bandits Feature (20 laps): 1. Isabella Robusto; 2. Carson Poindexter; 3. Brandon Gantz; 4. Roy Hayes; 5. Tyler Adams; 6. Dylan Notaro; 7. Hunter Hutchens; 8. Josh Speas; 9. Autumn Weaver; 10. Ashley Pantoulas; 11. George Hayes.