Lucama, NC — Saturday evening, the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stocks ran their shortest races of the year, with twin 50 lap races.  Despite the small number of laps, the night saw plenty of action across two Late Model Stock and two Limited Late Model races.

In the first 50 lap race, Lee Pulliam set the fast time in qualifying and led at the drop of the green flag.  Behind him, point leader Tommy Lemons Jr., Myatt Snider, Matt McCall and Dillon Bassett all shuffling for position.  Pulliam was the class of the field, though, and won the first half of the twin-bill easily, with Snider, Lemons, McCall and Bassett all finishing behind him.

The second 50 lap race saw the gloves come out, with three-wide racing the norm.  Teammates Dalton Sargeant and Dillon Bassett started on the front row, with Bassett getting the early lead.  Bassett held the lead through a flurry of restarts, with Lemons, McCall and Snider all contending.  McCall charged late, catching the bumper of Bassett on Lap 46.  McCall moved Bassett up the track, slipping past and pulling away for the win in the process.  Lemons and Snider both took advantage of Bassett’s troubles, with Lemons crossing the finish line second and third respectively.  Lee Pulliam was caught up in one of the mid-race incidents, and finished sixth.

The SNMP Limited Late Model division also ran twin races Saturday evening, with each race going 35 laps.  In the first race, Rusty Daniels dominated from the pole, taking his third checkered flag in many races.  The racing was frantic behind him, though, with Taylor Howard eventually finishing in second, with Michael Fose third.

A five-car invert set the order for the second Limited race, with Andrew Grady starting on the pole and leading the first 12 laps.  Grady, however, would see a left-rear wheel break, sending the Knightdale into the wall and out of the race.  The restart let Michael Fose get the advantage, and Fose wouldn’t look back, winning his second race of the season.  Daniels would settle for second, and Haley Moody third.

Gerald Benton set the fast time in Chargers, but would have to start in the rear for the 30 lap race.  This put Jeremy Bohne and Michael O’Brien on the front row, with O’Brien getting the early advantage.  O’Brien led the way while Benton worked his way through the field.  A late caution for a Bill Barber spin gave Benton and point leader Wayne Goss a final shot at O’Brien, but O’brien held them off to win his first race of 2014.  Benton finished second, and Goss third.

In the Southern Ground Pounders’ first race at SNMP this season, Steve Darne took the checkered flag in Modifieds, while Sparky Staton held off a racy Ken Faucette to win in the Sportsman division.  Justin Mitchell won his first race of 2014 at SNMP in INEX Legends, fending off a late charge by Will Bristle and Brenton Irving, and in Bandoleros it was Blaise Brinkley edging Henry Broadben Jr.

Racing returns August 2 for Chamber Night at the Races.  The night’s action will feature the final Dirty Dozen Twin 75 Lap Late Model Stock races of the SNMP season, with Limited Late Models, Chargers, Street Stocks, Ultimate Body Shop UCARs, Legends and Bandoleros all on track as well.  Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for military, seniors and students 13-15 (with valid ID), $6 for kids 6-12, while children 5 and under are free.  For more information, contact the track office at (919) 284-1114 or surf to www.snmpark.com.

Results:

Late Model Stock (Race 1) – 50 laps

1.   5 – Lee Pulliam

2.   2 – Myatt Snider

3.  27 – Tommy Lemons Jr.

4.  51 – Matt McCall

5.  44 – Dillon Bassett

6.  45 – Dalton Sargeant

7.  14 – Mike Darne

8.  41 – Brayton Haws

9.  12 – Ryan Wilson

10. 42 – Craig Stallard

11. 23 – Jonathan Findley

12. 41s- Rusty Skewes

13. 29 – Melvin Langley

14. 06 – Terry Dease

15. 68 – Travis Greene

16.  1 – Wayne Goss

17. 15 – Brandon Dean

18. 27b- Tommy Lemons Sr.

 

Late Model Stock (Race 2) – 50 laps

1.  51 – Matt McCall

2.  27 – Tommy Lemons Jr.

3.   2 – Myatt Snider

4.  44 – Dillon Bassett

5.  14 – Mike Darne

6.   5 – Lee Pulliam

7.  12 – Ryan Wilson

8.  42 – Craig Stallard

9.  45 – Dalton Sargeant

10. 06 – Terry Dease

11. 29 – Melvin Langley

12. 41s- Rusty Skewes

13. 41 – Brayton Haws’

14. 68 – Jonathan Findley

15. 27b- Tommy Lemons Jr.

16.  1 – Travis Greene

17. 15 – Brandon Dean

18. 50 – Brad Brinkley

 

Limited Late Model (Race 1) – 35 laps

1.  16 – Rusty Daniels

2.  99 – Taylor Howard

3.  10 – Michael Fose

4.  50 – Haley Moody

5.   1 – Andrew Grady

6.   7 – Dillon Spain

7.  50 – Ross Dalton

8.  05 – Alex Fleming

9.  63 – Tyler Matthews

10. 52 – Travis Greene

11.  4 – Ronnie Jones

12. 77 – Trevor Collins

 

Limited Late Model (Race 2) – 35 laps

1.  10 – Michael Fose

2.  16 – Rusty Daniels

3.  50 – Haley Moody

4.  99 – Taylor Howard

5.   7 – Dillon Spain

6.  05 – Alex Fleming

7.  52 – Travis Greene

8.  63 – Tyelr Matthews

9.  50 – Ross Dalton

10.  1 – Andrew Grady

 

Chargers – 30 laps

1.  61 – Michael O’Brien

2.  55 – Gerald Benton

3.  31 – Wayne Goss

4.  72 – Jeremy Bohne

5.   9 – Jonathan Langley

6.  22 – Bill Barber

7.  74 – Jeff Rogers

8.  77 – Nicholas Fulgham

9.  29 – Paul Williamson

10. 24 – Josh Bryant

11.  8 – Greg Barnette

 

Legends – 25 laps

1.  10 – Justin Mitchell

2.  91 – Will Bristle

3.  B1 – Brenton Irving

4.  30 – Billy Hall

5.  88 – Zack Brown

6.  11 – Chris Stancil

7.  12 – Eric Courtney

 

Bandoleros – 15 laps

1.  24 – Blaise Brinkley

2.  74 – Henry Broadben Jr.

3. 110 – Kade Lambert

4.  51 – Ethan Johnson

5.  81 – Kaily Murray

6.  47 – Xander Broadben

7.  81 – Lindsey Rifenburg

8.  25 – Dustin Yeoman

 

Southern Ground Pounders – 25 laps

1.  04 – Steve Darne

2.   8 – Sparky Staton

3.   7 – Ken Faucette

4.  81 – Jerry Jefferies

5.   0 – Mack Tatum

6.  51 – James Brown

7.  11 – Dusty Wall

8.  13 – James Brown

9.  45 – Don Lassiter

10. 55 – Dennis Bond

Pulliam Again & McCall for the First Time in 2014