10:37

That concludes our 2010 North-South Shootout coverage from Concord Speedway. Congratulations to Colt James (CRA Super Late Models), Matt Hirschman (Modifieds), Keith Rocco (SK Modifieds), Brian Nester (USA Modifieds), Tommy Buxton (Vintage Sportsman) and Johnny Sutton (Vintage Modifieds) on their victories here today.

Thanks for joining us for this weekend's coverage. We will have lots more in video, photo and written form next week in Speed51.com's "Leftovers."

Good night from Concord!

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10:32

Colt James won the CRA Super Late Model feature. (51 Photo)

 

 

10:32

Ryan Blaney had a tough night, but still won the CRA Southern Six Pack Championship. (51 Photo)

 

 

10:29

Matt Hirschman won his third North-South Shootout Modified race. (51 Photo)

 

 

10:22

Our unofficial clock showed the time of the CRA 125-lapper as 2 hours and 47 minutes, running 222 laps counting the cautions.

 

10:20

Unofficial Results: CRA North South Shootout 125

1 15 Colt James 125
2 25 Ross Kenseth 125
3 4 Michael Pilla 125
4 43 Dennis Schoenfeld 125
5 00 Grant Davidson 125
6 7s David Johnson 125
7 41 Kevin Love 125
8 12 Mark Reedy 124
9 28 Terry Horak 119
10 26 Preston Peltier 116
11 143 Cody Humphries 115
12 58 John Coffman 113
13 5m Jared Marks 111
14 33 Roger Lee Newton 105
15 72 Scott Hantz 105
16 23 Jimmy Weller 105
17 10 Ryan Blaney 105
18 14 Bobby Measmer, Jr. 104
19 158 Daniel Webster 89
20 67 Jeff Fultz 64
21 7 Jason Dietsch 56
22 1x Corey Williams 49
23 09 Randy Gentry 43
24 24 Tim Allensworth 32
25 5 Chris Lawson 27
26 16 Joey Coulter 5
27 50 Maryeve Dufault 5
28 79 Matt Brooks 2

 

10:10

Comment From Guest 

Way to go Colt, you make Texas and URS proud!

 

10:09

Ryan Blaney won the championship.

 

10:08

Comment From HeavyHoss 

So who won the championship?

 

10:08

Comment From Guest 

wow what a finish for kenseth

 

10:04

Comment From Cheryl 

Way to go Colt

 

9:54

Top Five: Colt James, Ross Kenseth, Michael Pilla, Dennis Schoenfeld, Grant Davidson.

 

9:53

CHECKERD FLAG: Colt James wins the Noth South Shootout 125!

 

9:52

Kenseth taps Pilla and takes second away on the final lap.

 

9:52

Colt James pulls away from the field. White flag is out.

 

9:51

Five laps to go for Colt James over Pilla and Kenseth.

 

9:51

GREEN FLAG: James gets a good restart and takes the lead.

 

9:50

Ten cars remain alive from the original 28.

 

9:50

Top Five: Pilla, James, Kenseth, Schoenfeld, Davidson.

 

9:48

YELLOW FLAG: Humphreys spins on the front stretch. Seven laps to go.

 

9:48

Michael Pilla pills away from Colt James. Kenseth looks to the inside of Schoelfeld for third.

 

9:47

Pilla continues to lead as Kenseth moves to fourth. Ten to go.

 

9:46

Kenseth is already back to 5th. Thirteen laps to go and he is driving like a madman.

 

9:46

GREEN FLAG: Michael Pilla elects to start on the inside and gets the lead over Colt James.

 

9:44

Kenseth's crew scrambles to dump some gas in the car, while the rest of the field is being shown one to go.

 

9:42

KENSETH IS OUT OF GAS. His car comes to a hault right before green.

 

9:41

Comment From scorer27 

weather.com says it's 42, feels like 38

 

9:39

When we go back to green Kenseth will take the green over Pilla, James, Schoenfeld and Davidson. 14 laps remain.

 

9:37

The announcer just came over the loudspeaker and said "The latest update from the pits....its cold!"

 

9:36

This race started just after 7:00. We are nearing the two and a half hour mark for the total duration of the race.

 

9:35

YELLOW FLAG: Jared Marks spins in turn four.

 

9:34

17 laps to go. Pilla puts pressure on Kenseth for the lead.

 

9:33

GREEN FLAG: Kenseth elects to start on the outside. He gets a good restart and pulls away from Pilla.

 

9:31

Cars have refired and are rolling under caution.

 

9:31

Only 13 of the original 28 starters are still running.

 

9:30

Comment From Bigbill 

How many cars are left.

 

9:29

The race at Concord today cannot count as the race you drop. You must run this race.

 

9:29

Comment From Stephen Barker 

correct me i'm wrong, but i believe you can drop your worst finish, but you had to run this race to win championship

 

9:28

When we go green the lineup will be Kenseth, Pilla, Schoenfeld and James.

 

9:26

Augie Grill cant win. The points Blaney and Fultz will recieve for just stating the race will overcome Grill's lead.

 

9:25

Comment From bobby 

Wont augie win the championship he has 2 wins a 7th and 9th? Blaney has 1 win a 3rd a 7th and where ever he ends up tonight.

 

9:17

Ryan Blaney's car comes to rest on its hood. An intersting way to win a championship. (51 Photo)

 

 

9:14

Yes, he took two tires. His crew got him out of the pits about 10 seconds faster than anyone.

 

9:13

Comment From Guest 

did kenseth take two tires ?

 

9:05

RED FLAG: Blaney is ok and is out of his car.

 

9:05

YELLOW FLAG: Coming out of turn four the back of the field started to stack up. Humphreys spun, starting a chain of reactions involving Reedy, Weller and Blaney who is on his roof.

 

9:03

GREEN FLAG: Kenseth pulls away on the outside.

 

9:01

All of todays events have been full of atrition. Prior to this weekends races the walls had a fresh coat of paint on them. Looking around at the the condition they are in now, you wouldnt have guessed it.

 

8:59

Scott Hantz is out for the race due to the damage he sustained in this caution.

 

8:58

One lap was completed, so Kenseth will be the leader when we go back to green. Twenty laps remain.

 

8:57

YELLOW FLAG: Newton and Peltier got together on the backstretch. Hantz and Humphreys were involved as well.

 

8:56

GREEN FLAG: Michael Pilla elects to start from the inside and spins the tires handing the lead to Kenseth.

 

8:52

Engines have re-fired and cars roll forward under caution.

 

8:49

Ryan Blaney will be the lucky dog. He will be two laps down, when we return to racing.

 

8:49

Top Five: Pilla, Kenseth, Schoenfeld, James, Newton.

 

8:47

This incident started when Measmer cut down a tire after contact with Weller coming out of four.

 

8:45

We will be working lap 104 when we go back to green after clean up.

 

8:44

RED FLAG: Weller has gotten out of his car. We have word that Measemer is ok as well.

 

8:42

YELLOW FLAG: Measmer hard into the turn two wall, Weller hard into the turn one wall.

 

8:41

GREEN FLAG: Schoenlfeld elects the outside groove and spins the tires handing the lead to Michael Pilla.

 

8:37

Jared Marks will be the lucky dog when we go back to green.

 

8:37

Reedy refires his car and drives off. We are working lap 102.

 

8:36

YELLOW FLAG: Mark Reedy spins coming out of turn four and comes to rest on the inside wall.

 

8:35

Colt James takes away fourth from Weller. Measmer follows and bumps Weller back to sixth.

 

8:34

Colt James puts pressure on Weller for fourth. Thirty laps to go.

 

8:33

Comment From smoke 

Glad to see Dennis Schoenfeld running well.

 

8:33

Top 5: Schoenfeld, Pilla, Kenseth, Weller, James. Lap 92.

 

8:32

Newton continues to pinch James down. James gives Newton a tap and takes away 5th.

 

8:31

Ross Kenseth takes third away from Weller. Colt James is putting pressure on Newton for fifth.

 

8:30

Blaney is several laps down. Fultz is still on pit road also multiple laps down.

 

8:29

Comment From Old Cowboy 

Is Blaney still on the lead lap?

 

8:29

Running Order: Schoenfeld, Pilla, Weller, Kenseth, Newton, James, Reedy, Measmer.

 

8:27

Kenseth gets the spot from Newton for fourth on lap 73.

 

8:27

Kenseth looks into the inside of Newton for fourth. Newton pinches him down coming off the corner and they exchange doughnuts.

 

8:26

The word from pit road is that Fultz has a broken lower control arm. He continues to sit in the pits and is now multiple laps down.

 

8:25

GREEN FLAG: Fultz's car is still on pit road. Schoenfeld gets a jump on the field over Michael Pilla.

 

8:23

With Jeff Fultz having problems and Blaney still out on the track, the championship is still up for grabs.

 

8:22

Lap 64. Fultz is back in the pits. Something is off with his car.

 

8:22

YELLOW FLAG: Measmer spins in turn two right after taking the lead. Schoenfeld had minor contact with him.

 

8:21

Measmer looks insdide of Schoenfeld and takes the spot from him.

 

8:20

Measmer takes second away from Reedy. Kenseth is already up to fifth.

 

8:19

Schoenfeld takes the lead from Reedy on lap 59.

 

8:19

GREEN FLAG: Mark Reedy leads followed by Schoenfeld. Everyone is bumper to bumper.

 

8:18

125 Laps.

 

8:17

Comment From Guest 

how many laps is the race?

 

8:17

Everyone in the field has now completed thier pit stop. Kenseth will restart 9th.

 

8:16

Jeff Fultz comes into the pits and his crew observes the left front shock.

 

8:15

 

 

8:15

New Top Five: Weller, Reedy, Schoenfeld, Davidson, Measmer.

 

8:15

Kenseth beats all of them off pit road by a significant margin.

 

8:14

Fultz leads Newton, Kenseth and James into the pits for thier mandatory stops.

 

8:13

Jason Dietsch will be the lucky dog.

 

8:13

YELLOW FLAG: John Coffman spins off the front bumper of Cody Humphreys. Humphreys will go to the tail of the field when we go back to green. Lap 56.

 

8:11

Colt James looks to the inside of Mark Reedy and takes the spot for fourth.

 

8:10

Newton snaches second from Kenseth.

 

8:10

GREEN FLAG: Lap 49. Kenseth spins the tires and Jeff Fultz pulls away from the outside.

 

8:09

Corey Willams has pulled his car to the trailer, and appears to be finished for the night.

 

8:08

Top Five: Fultz, Kenseth, James, Newton, Peltier.

 

8:08

Jimmy Weller comes to pit road for his mandatory pit stop and elects to take two tires.

 

8:07

 

 

8:07

Two-thirds of the field comes to pit road for tires and fuel. Remember all cars must make a pit stop sometime durring this race, however they do not have to take tires or fuel. The only requirement is that the car must be jacked up.

 

8:04

Scott Hantz will be the lucky dog when we return to green.

 

8:03

YELLOW FLAG: Corey Wiliams and John Coffman spin coming out of turn four. 49 laps completed.

 

8:02

Kenseth looks to the inside of Fultz and tries to use Hantz as a pick.

 

8:02

Jeff Fultz is about to lap three time CRA Series Champion Scott Hantz.

 

8:00

Colt James moves into fourth, taking the spot from Bobby Measemer Jr.

 

7:59

Lap 34, Colt James moves into fifth, taking the spot from Michael Pilla.

 

7:57

Kenseth drops to the bottom of Fultz, but has to back off as lap traffic is approaching.

 

7:56

Working lap 27.

 

7:56

Top Ten: Jeff Fultz, Ross Kenseth, Jimmy Weller, Bobby Measemer Jr, Michael Pilla, Colt James, Rodger Lee Newton, Dennis Schoenfeld, Corey Willams, Grant Davidson.

 

7:54

Ross Kenseth is putting pressure on Jeff Fultz for the lead.

 

7:53

Willams has been stuck up on the high side and falls back.

 

7:52

Fultz, Kenseth and Weller continue to pull away.

 

7:52

Michael Pilla is up to 5th after starting 13th.

 

7:51

Corey Williams is up to fourth with pressure from Measemer for the spot.

 

7:50

GREEN FLAG: Weller elects the outside again. Fultz gets a good jump and Kenseth follows for second.

 

7:50

Top Five: Weller, Fultz, Measmer, Kenseth, James.

 

7:49

Weller will get the lead back as one lap was not completed.

 

7:47

YELLOW FLAG: Melee in Turn three involving Kevin Love, John Coffman, Preston Peltier. Thier was no heavy contact with any of them.

 

7:45

GREEN FLAG: Weller elects to start from the outside and gets the lead taken from Fultz.

 

7:45

Blaney has recieved the Lucky Dog and is now on the lead lap.

 

7:45

Very Cold.

 

7:44

Comment From Guest 

hows the weather down there?

 

7:43

Joey Coulter has pulled into the pits with heavy damage to the right front, which was damaged durring the incident on lap 2.

 

7:41

YELLOW FLAG: Preston Pelier spins with contact from Grant Davidson. Scott Hantz spun to avoid the mess as well. We are only 5 laps in.

 

7:40

Blaney's car is back out on the track, but is way off the pace and has already been put a lap down.

 

7:40

GREEN FLAG: Weller gets the jump on the restart again. Jeff Fultz runs close behind.

 

7:39

Blaney and Brooks sustained significant damage. Blaney is out of the car, but his crew is working on the car.

 

7:37

Comment From Guest 

so how many cars have been trashed and not worth being fixed this weekend?

 

7:37

Engines have re-fired and cars are pacing around the track running through the speedy dry.

 

7:34

Here is the remains of Matt Brook's car.

 

7:33

 

 

7:32

Joey Coulter came into the pits after the incident, but is back out. Nobody else had damage.

 

7:31

Comment From Guest 

Any other damage to the 6th thru 10th cars?

 

7:29

Augie did not have a car for this race. He's building a new Super Late Model for the World Crown race.

 

7:28

Comment From Guest 

Why didnt Augie come up for the race?

 

7:24

This was a battle for third on lap 2.

 

7:24

Comment From d-bo 

what position were they in when this happend

 

7:21

Nobody was holding the camera.

 

7:20

Comment From Janet McCaskill 

Hope nobody was holding that camera!!!!!

 

7:20

Blaney has made a statement taking partial blame for the incident. This could end his hopes at the championship if Jeff Fultz stays running.

 

7:17

We are hearing reports that a TV crew captured the wreck at the flag stand before the camera was demolished by Brook's airborne car.

 

7:16

Right now Brook's car rests upside down in turn one. Track saftey workers are spreading oil dry and hooking the car up to the wrecker.

 

7:14

It appeared as though Blaney was unaware Brooks was outside of him coming out of turn four. Perhaps it was a spotting or comminucation issue.

 

7:13

Brooks car climbed the wall after contact with Blaney.

 

7:12

RED FLAG: Matt Brooks is out of his car and is ok. Blaney is out of his car as well.

 

7:11

Blaney is coming down pit road with heavy damage to the right front. It appears as though Brooks and Blaney are the only two involved.

 

7:10

YELLOW FLAG: Matt Brooks is on his roof sliding down the front stretch.

 

7:09

GREEN FLAG: Jimmy Weller pulls away again from Blaney. Colt James follows.

 

7:08

Caution laps don't count.

 

7:08

6th - 10th: Mark Brooks, Corey Williams, Ross Kenseth, Preston Peliter, Dennis Schonefeld.

 

7:07

Top Five: Jimmy Weller, Ryan Blaney, Bobby Measmer Jr. Colt James, Jeff Fultz.

 

7:06

YELLOW FLAG LAP 2: Spin by Jared Marks in turn 3.

 

7:05

Jimmy Weller gets the early jump on Blaney and pulls away.

 

7:05

GREEN FLAG: We are underway with the CRA Super Late Model Series.

 

7:03

Two laps to green.

 

7:03

The field is made up of both crate engine powered cars and built motors.

 

7:00

Cars are taking afew warm up laps to get some heat in the tires.

 

6:59

Bobby Measemer Jr. is one of the Concord regulars who we feel will be a strong contender. He starts from the pole after a good qualifying effort.

 

6:57

Blaney leads Fultz by 12 points after qualifying.

 

6:57

Comment From Guest 

How many points is the difference between Blaney and Fultz?

 

6:57

Cars are rolling on the speedway for the pace laps.

 

6:56

Engines have fired for the 28 car field.

 

6:56

Just like the last race, all cars have to make one pit stop after lap 25 and at least jack up the car.

 

6:55

We have a point battle coming into tonights event. Jeff Fultz and Ryan Blaney will square off for the CRA Southern Six Pack title. Point leader Augie Grill is not here tonight racing so Blaney and Fultz will battle for the title.

 

6:52

CRA Super Late Model Lineup
1 14 Bobby Measmer, Jr.
2 23 Jimmy Weller
3 15 Colt James
4 10 Ryan Blaney
5 67 Jeff Fultz
6 79 Matt Brooks
7 25 Ross Kenseth
8 1x Corey Williams
9 16 Joey Coulter
10 26 Preston Peltier
11 33 Roger Lee Newton
12 43 Dennis Schoenfeld
13 4 Michael Pilla
14 12 Mark Reedy
15 00 Grant Davidson
16 158 Daniel Webster
17 28 Terry Horak
18 143 Cody Humphries
19 7s David Johnson
20 72 Scott Hantz
21 5 Chris Lawson
22 41 Kevin Love
23 24 Tim Allensworth
24 5m Jared Marks
25 09 Randy Gentry
26 7 Jason Dietsch
27 58 John Coffman
28 50 Maryeve Dufault

 

6:51

Comment From Tony 

51 thanks a million for the coverage!

 

6:51

Comment From Mike Ray 

Thank you for the coverage;another great Shootout;Congrat's to Matt Hirschman

 

6:50

Comment From Red 

Thanks for the updates. I being stuck in Jersey really appreciate it.

 

6:50

Tour Modified Finish
1 Matt Hirschman 125
2 Chuck Hossfeld 125
3 George Brunnhoelzl III 125
4 Eric Beers 125
5 Ronnie Silk 125
6 Tommy Farrell 125
7 Rowan Pennink 125
8 Les Hinckley 125
9 Jason Myers 125
10 Eric Goodale 124
11 Patrick Emerling 124
12 Shaun Carrig 124
13 Zach Brewer 122
14 Justin Bonsignore 121
15 Jimmy Blewett 119
16 Josh Nichols 118
17 Daren Scherer 116
18 John Sappracone 116
19 Burt Myers 109
20 James Civali 89
20 TJ Zacharias 89
21 Ryan Preece 89
22 Ted Christopher 89
23 Jamie Tomaino 88
24 Junior Miller 79
25 Erick Rudolph 78
26 Frank Fleming 61
27 Jimmy Zacharias 58
28 Gene Pack 6
29 Earl Paules 6
31 Corey LaJoie 0

 

6:37

The CRA Super Late Models are up next.  We will have a full rundown shortly for the Tour Modifieds.

 

6:36

Eric Beers and Ron Silk made up the rest of the top five.

 

6:35

Chuck Hossfeld passed George Brunnhoelzl on the final lap for second.

 

6:34

Matt Hirschman wins the North South Shootout for the third time in his career!

 

6:34

White Flag!

 

6:34

Two laps to go.

 

6:34

Hirschman gets a good jump.

 

6:33

GREEN FLAG LAP 121: Hirschman sets sail for another North South Win.

 

6:32

Eric Beers and Ron Silk are the rest of the top five.

 

6:32

Matt Hirschman leads George Brunnhoelzl and Chuck Hossfeld.

 

6:31

YELLOW FLAG: LAP 121: Shaun Carrig spins in turn four.

 

6:30

Five laps to go for Hirschman.

 

6:29

Hirschman to lead lap 114 under Brunnhoelzl

 

6:29

Lap 113:  The lapped car of Eric Goodale swerved all over the track right in front of the leaders.

 

6:28

Lap 112:  Hirschman has caught Brunnhoelzl for the lead

 

6:28

Lap 110:  Hossfeld has passed Farrell for fifth

 

6:26

Lap 105:  Leader Brunnhoelzl caught the lapped cars of John Sappraicone and Zach Brewer, who both heed to the leader.

 

6:26

Lap 102:  Brunnhoelzl is up five carlengths on Silk, who has Hirschman on his tail.  Farrell and Beers are close behind.

 

6:25

Lap 100, 25 to go:  Brunnhoelzl, Silk, Farrell, Hirschman, Beers, Hossfeld, Blewett, Carrig, Pennink, Hinckley

 

6:24

Lap 95, 30 to go:  Silk is all over the back bumper of Brunnhoezl

 

6:23

The top-two, Brunnhoelzl and Silk, run nose to tail ahead of Farrell who is now third and Hirschman who has also passed Carrig in fourth.

 

6:23

Farrell is looking for third around Carrig on lap 91

 

6:22

GREEN FLAG:  Brunnhoelzl holds the lead into one with Silk right on his tail.

 

6:22

Restarts will now be single file per race control

 

6:21

With Pennink getting sent to the rear, that puts George Brunnhoelzl III into the lead.  The restart order will be Brunnhoelzl, Silk, Carrig, Farrell, Blewett, Hirschman, J. Myers, Beers, Hinckley, Pennink

 

6:19

Rowan Pennink is getting sent to the rear of the field for his role in the incident.

 

6:18

There will be 36 laps remaining when we go back to green.

 

6:17

Hossfeld has a flat right-front tire and is on pit road to fix it.

 

6:17

Engines have re-fired and we're back to YELLOW FLAG

 

6:15

We've gone to RED FLAG for cleanup in turn one from the crash, as well as on the frontstretch near the start-finish line.  That's where Junior Miller's radiator has seemingly let go because there is water all from under his #69

 

6:12

Brewer is getting towed away from the scene.  Nichols and Tomaino are out of their cars, as is Christopher.  Christopher's car is getting hooked up to a rollback.

 

6:11

Eric Goodale was also involved.

 

6:10

YELLOW FLAG:  Lap 89:  Christopher was sent up into the outside wall off turn one on the restart.  He clobbered the outside wall.  Hossfeld, Nichols, Tomaino and Brewer all crashed into the wall or each other as they tried to avoid the crashing Christopher.

 

6:10

GREEN FLAG:  Christopher leads into one

 

6:09

One lap to green:  Restart order goes back to the last restart, so Christopher is considered the leader but chose the outside

 

6:06

YELLOW FLAG Lap 89:  James Civali's right-front tire went flat in turn one and hit the outside wall.

 

6:06

Pennink takes the lead on the high side as Christopher did not get up to speed on the restart

 

6:05

Sappraicone has been towed back into the pits.  One lap to green.

 

6:03

John Sappraicone has stalled in turn three, waving off the caution.

 

6:02

Restart Order:  Christopher, Pennink, Brunnhoelzl, Silk, Goodale, Hossfeld, Brewer, Nichols, Beers, Tomaino, Hinckley, Carrig, Farrell, Blewett, J. Myers, Hirschman and Civali

 

6:01

Preece's car has been pushed to his trailer and is out of the race.

 

6:01

Civali has pitted

 

6:01

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5:59

Preece was involved when he tried to clear the spinning Hirschman and Civali, but tagged Hirschman as he tried to get through the incident.

 

5:58

Preece, Hirschman, Blewett, Miller and Bonsignore are on pit road.

 

5:58

Christopher, Pennink, Brunnhoelzl, Silk, Goodale are confirmed at the front of the field.  Civali and Hossfeld are debating who should be the next car in line.

 

5:57

Preece's car is blowing steam out of the radiator.  Hirschman has significant right-front damage.

 

5:57

Ted Christopher has inherited the lead, but he does not have a front bumper

 

5:56

YELLOW FLAG Lap 89:  Matt Hirschman tagged leader James Civali all through turn three, then sent Civali spinning off the corner.

 

5:56

The top-four cars are nose-to-tail:  Civali, Hirschman, Preece and Christopher

 

5:55

Lap 84:  George Brunnhoelzl III checked up off turn one, sending him, Silk and Hossfeld three wide into the turn-two dogleg.  Hossfeld lifted first and lost a few spots to Blewett and Goodale

 

5:54

Civali has Hirschman and Preece all over his back bumper for the lead

 

5:54

Lap 81:  Josh Nichols got sideways off turn one and almost got into the wall

 

5:53

Lap 80:  Give second now to Hirschman who got by Preece after the restart.

 

5:53

GREEN FLAG:  Drag race into one as Civali clears Preece to hold the lead

 

5:53

One lap to green:  Restart order will be Civali, Preece, Blewett, Hirschman, Nichols, Christopher, Hossfeld, Pennink, Silk, Brunnhoelz

 

5:51

Pitting:  Eric Beers, Tommy Farrell and Jason Myers as well as the several-laps down Burt Myers.

 

5:50

Rudolph was the only car not to have taken tires yet in this race, so he had been dropping spots quickly to cars with fresher rubber.  Rudolph's car did pull away, but there is some damage to it.

 

5:49

YELLOW FLAG Lap 79:  Erick Rudolph spun off turn three and got tagged by Patrick Emerling as he was spinning towards the start-finish line.

 

5:48

Lap 77:  Civali, Preece, Blewett, Hirschman, Nichols, Christopher, Hossfeld, Pennink, Silk, Carrig, and Brunnhoelzl.

 

5:48

Lap 75:  Carrig gets crossed up off turn one and almost gets tagged by Hossfeld.  Carrig has been dropped several spots.

 

5:47

Lap 74:  Ryan Preece has moved to third and took Hirschman with him to fourth by Carrig.

 

5:46

Civali leads by eight carlengths over Blewett, who has Carrig, Preece, Nichols and Hirschman breathing down his back bumper.

 

5:46

Rudolph is getting freight-trained as he rides on the high side and the cars on fresher right-side tires are blowing by him.

 

5:46

Lap 69:  Jimmy Blewett jumps under Rudolph and takes the second spot in turn three.

 

5:45

Civali leads Rudolph, Blewett, Carrig, Nichols, J. Myers, Preece, Hirschman, Hossfeld and Christopher.

 

5:44

Lap 64:  James Civali rockets to the lead on the high side of Erick Rudolph off turn three.

 

5:44

HALFWAY:  Erick Rudolph leads at halfway

 

5:44

GREEN FLAG:  Rudolph chooses the high lane and clears Civali for the lead.  Blewett rides third with Carrig fourth.

 

5:43

One lap to green

 

5:43

Restart order:  Rudolph, Civali, Blewett, Carrig, Nichols, J. Myers, Farrell, Emerling, Hirschman, Preece, Christopher, Hossfeld, Silk, Tomaino, Brewer, Brunnhoelzl, Pennink, Hinckley and several more cars several laps down, but without live timing and scoring, it's hard to tell who is ahead of whom.

 

5:42

Our Matthew Dillner talked with Jimmy Zacharias in the pits and Zacharias said that he felt he was "done wrong" by Justin Bonsignore and hopes to get the car repaired to get back on the track.

 

5:40

The command to re-fire engines has been given.

 

5:36

Still under red for cleanup.

 

5:31

We're going red now to clean up the mess from the water barrels that were destroyed at the entrance of pit road.

 

5:28

Corey LaJoie shows off the right-rear drive plate that broke on his #19 at the beginning of the race. (51 Photo)

 

 

5:27

Rudolph is the only leader car that has not yet pitted.

 

5:26

Erick Rudolph will be shown as the leader when we go back to green.  Civali will be second with Blewett third, Carrig fourth and Nichols fifth.

 

5:24

Pit Stops under yellow:  Right sides for Hossfeld, Preece and Hirschman as well as Christopher and Silk.  Off pit road:  Hirschman, Preece, Christopher and Hossfeld.

 

5:24

Jimmy Zacharias climbs from his crashed #71 car. (51 Photo)

 

 

5:21

Zacharias has climbed from the car and is limping around the track, but he is otherwise okay.

 

5:21

YELLOW FLAG Lap 62:  Jimmy Zacharias came down across the nose of Justin Bonsignore and spun directly into the water barrels at the opening of pit road.

 

5:19

Lap 60:  Hirschman is up by seven carlengths on Preece.  Preece is only three carlengths up on Christopher.  Remember fans, Christopher and Preece had a tangle in the SK Modified race earlier today.

 

5:18

The field is single file now on lap 55

 

5:17

Lap 50:  Hirschman leads Preece, Christopher, Brunnhoelzl, Hossfeld, Rudolph, Goodale, Pennink Tomaino and Silk in the top-10.

 

5:16

GREEN FLAG:  Preece chose the outside, but got beat into turn one by Hirschman.  Hirschman leads Preece while Christopher is now third after passing Hossfeld.

 

5:15

One lap to green

 

5:15

Running order:  Preece, Hirschman, Hossfeld, Christopher, Rudolph, Brunnhoelzl, Goodale, Pennink, Tomaino, Silk, Brewer, Blewett, Nichols, Carrig, J. Zacharias, J. Myers, Civali, Farrell, Beers.  Les Hinckley is on the lead lap and pitting.

 

5:14

Myers is getting a push back to the pits.

 

5:13

Justin Bonsignore came back on track just about two laps after the restart.

 

5:13

Farrell and Beers have gone back to pit road under this yellow.

 

5:13

YELLOW FLAG Lap 46:  Burt Myers had a flat tire and was about to stop on the track when he looped the #1 in turn three.

 

5:12

Lap 45:  Matt Hirschman is peppering the back  bumper of Ryan Preece's car for the lead.

 

5:11

Ted Christopher, after starting 21st, is up to fourth on lap 42

 

5:11

GREEN FLAG:  Preece clears Hirschman and holds the lead

 

5:11

Bonsignore's team has replaced a battery, but he was not on track when the field went green

 

5:10

One lap to green:  Preece has chosen the outside lane

 

5:10

Yellow flag laps do not count, so Bonsignore is still on the lead lap, but the crew is standing around the car trying to figure out a problem with the #51

 

5:09

Running Order:  Preece, Hirschman, Rudolph, Hossfeld, Brunnhoelzl, Christopher, Goodale, Pennink, Brewer, Tomaino, Silk, Farrell, B. Myers, Blewett, Civali, Nichols, Beers

 

5:08

Bonsignore is getting a push back to his pit stall.  Bonsignore is on pit road changing right side tires.  The team now has the left-rear off addressing a possible battery issue.

 

5:07

Bonsignore has stalled again on pit road.

 

5:07

Also pitting, Jason Myers, Daren Scherer

 

5:06

Pit Stops:  Beers for adjustments, Burt Myers for fuel and adjustments.  Civali right sides, Silk adjustments.

 

5:06

Justin Bonsignore, the second place runner has stopped on the track and needed a push to get back going

 

5:05

We may be seeing pit stops under this caution.  Teams have to pit between laps 25 and 100 for tires.

 

5:04

YELLOW FLAG Lap 41:  Jimmy Zacharias has spun out of turn one all by himself.

 

5:03

Lap 39:  Junior Miller is now a lap down as Preece is about to lap Patrick Emerling and Jason Myers, as well.

 

5:03

Lap 37:  Jimmy Zacharias got sideways off turn three, forcing Les Hinckley, Josh Nichols and several more to check up deep in the pack.  All continued on.

 

5:02

Lap 35:  Preece leads by 10 carlengths over Bonsignore, who has a rear view mirror full of Hirschman for second.

 

5:01

Preece has put Gene Pack and Daren Scherer a lap down on lap 32

 

5:01

Lap 30:  Preece went around the high side of John Sappriacone to put him a lap down, but Sappriacone got sideways, forcing Preece to check up and lose some ground

 

5:01

Lap 30:  Preece is up six carlengths over Bonsignore.  Bonsignore, Hirschman, Rudolph and Hossfeld are bumper-to-bumper behind them.

 

5:00

Lap 25:  Preece is up five carlengths on Bonsignore.  Hirschman, Rudolph, Hossfeld, Brunnhoelzl, Silk follow.  Burt Myers runs 16th, just ahead of his brother Jason.

 

4:59

Christopher is up to ninth after starting 21st.

 

4:58

Lap 22:  Ryan Preece jumps to the inside of Justin Bonsignore for the lead and takes it in turn three

 

4:58

Lap 20: Single file throughout the field.  Bonsignore leads Preece, Hirschman, Rudolph and Hossfeld.  Behind them, Brunnhoelzl, Silk, Civali and Christopher wage battle.

 

4:57

Lap 14:  Give Bonsignore the lead as he clears Preece.  Hirschman is third with Rudolph, Hossfeld, Silk and Brunnhoelzl in tow.

 

4:56

Another lap nerf bar to nerf bar for the lead.  Hirschman and Rudolph now follow behind the leaders.

 

4:56

Still side by side for the second lap in a row for the lead with Preece on the outside and Bonsignore on the inside.

 

4:56

GREEN FLAG:  Preece gets a good jump on the high side and there's a dragrace between him and Bonsignore for a full lap after the restart.

 

4:55

One lap to green.  Bonsignore has chosen the inside line with Preece on his outside.

 

4:54

Frank Fleming remains on pit road and has since the previous caution.  Josh Nichols is on pit road as the team adjusts air pressures on the #34.

 

4:53

YELLOW FLAG Lap 11:  Rowan Pennink has tagged the back bumper of Josh Nichols to send Nichols around.  Everyone behind them avoided the skirmish, but Junior Miller couldn't check up in time and tapped the inside wall with his front bumper.

 

4:52

Lap 8:  Give Preece second with Hossfeld now third and Hirschman fourth.  Behind tthem, James Sivali and Erick Rudolph are battling for sixth.

 

4:52

GREEN FLAG:  Bonsignore gets a run on the outside and takes the lead into turn two from Hossfeld, who has his hands full with Ryan Preece on his outside now for second.

 

4:50

Top 10:  Hossfeld, Bonsignore, Hirschman, Preece, Civali, Beers, Silk, Rudolph, Nichols and Goodale.  Christopher is now up to 11th.

 

4:49

Burt Myers has also come to pit road and the crew is addressing the right-front shock area.

 

4:48

Frank Fleming is on pit road.

 

4:48

All drivers have driven away, except for Earl Paules, who is going up on the hook.

 

4:47

YELLOW FLAG Lap 6:  But Myers was spun out by Josh Nichols in turn three and Gene Pack, Earl Paules, Daren Scherer and Jimmy Blewett all got stacked up and some spun to avoid the situation.

 

4:46

GREEN FLAG:  Hossfeld gets another good start, but Bonsignore hangs tough on the outside through turn one, but Hossfeld was in the lead by turn two.

 

4:46

One lap to green

 

4:46

Ted Christopher is up to 13th after starting 21ast in the first six laps.

 

4:45

Running order:  Hossfeld, Bonsignore, Hirschman, Preece, Civali, Beers, Silk, Rudolph, B. Myers, Nichols, Goodale, Paules, Christopher, Farrell, Fleming, J. Zacharias, Brunnhoelzl, Pennink, J. Myers, Scherer, Blewett, Brewer, Carrig, Miller, Hicnkley, Pack, Tomaino, Sappraicone.  Emerling is on pit road, as TJ Zacharias is going to the trailer.

 

4:44

YELLOW FLAG Lap 6:  TJ Zacharias has spun in turn three all by himself.

 

4:43

LaJoie has pulled behind the trailer and is out of the race.

 

4:43

Lap 5: The top-10 are all single file

 

4:43

Lap 3:  Hosffeld leads Bonsignore, Hirschman, Preece, Beers, Civali, Silk and Myers, who is about to lose the spot to Erick Rudolph

 

4:42

LaJoie is off the pace and goes to pit road under green.

 

4:42

GREEN FLAG:  Hossfeld again gets the jump, Bonsignore slides into second in front of Hirschman

 

4:41

LaJoie hustles to pit road as the fielg gets one to green, but doesn't stop to rejoin the field

 

4:41

Complete restart

 

4:41

One lap to green

 

4:40

No damage to LaJoie's #19 car.

 

4:40

YELLOW FLAG Lap 0:  Corey LaJoie has spun in turn one.  It doesn't appear that he hit the wall hard, if at all.

 

4:40

GREEN FLAG:  Chuck Hossfeld clears Justin Bonsignore for the lead

 

4:40

The Modified grid before firing engines. (Stix FX Photo)

 

 

4:40

One Lap to green

 

4:39

Patrick Emerling is on pit road under pace laps.

 

4:36

Pace laps are underway.  Pit stalls are assigned by starting lineup position.

 

4:34

Comment From terry 

yeee haaaa! lets go racin!!

 

4:33

Engines have fired for the Tour Modified feature.

 

4:24

The Tour-Type Modified drivers are strapped into their racecars.  The cars will be stopped on the frontstretch for a brief introduction before we go green.

 

4:19

USA MODIFIED FEATURE FINISH

1 Brian Nester
2 Mike Stacy
3 Brad Springer
4 Ross Klingelhofer
5 Chad Poole
6 Scott Tomasik
7 Nick Carr
8 Kyle Jones
9 Brandon Oakley
10 Greg Fullarton
11 Ali Kern
12 Jim Blagg
13 Chris Tomasik
14 Rob Yelton
15 Kenny Phillips
16 Damon Breedlove
17 John Karl
18 Don Skaggs
19 Brad Yelton
20 Ryan Morgan
21 Danny Partelo
22 Brian Brewer
23 Mickey Wright
24 Dave Christensen

 

4:15

Timing and scoring officials have informed us that there will be a delay in getting us a finish from the USA Modifieds.  Once we can obtain it, we will pass it along.

 

4:15

SK MODIFIED FEATURE FINISH

1 Keith Rocco
2 Ryan Preece
3 Ronnie Silk
4 Earl Paules
5 Matt Hirschman
6 Doug Coby
7 Ron Yuhas, Jr.
8 Tommy Barrett
9 Tommy Farrell
10 Woody Pitkat
11 Adam LaCicero
12 Ted Christopher
13 Steven Reed
14 Jerry Gradl, Jr.
15 Burt Myers
16 Patrick Emerling
17 Dan Kurzejewski

 

4:10

The Tour-Type Modifieds are next up on the track for their 125-lap feature.

 

4:10

CHECKERED FLAG:  Brian Nester has won over Mike Stacy, Brad Springer, Ross Klingelhofer and Chad Poole.  The final 48 laps were run caution free.

We'll have an unofficial finish in a few moments, as well as the SK Modified finish that was completed a few minutes ago.

 

4:08

Five to go for Brian Nester.  He's still about three seconds up on Stacy in second.

 

4:07

Only 10 cars remain on the lead lap.

 

4:06

Fifteen laps to go:  Mike Stacy has moved to secod by Brad Springer.  Nester now has a three-second lead on Stacy, with Springer third, Klingelhofer and Poole.

 

4:05

Keith Rocco in NSS victory lane. (Jim DuPont Photo)

 

 

4:04

Keith Rocco climbs out as the 2010 North-South Shootout SK Modified feature winner. (Jim DuPont Photo)

 

 

4:03

Halfway, lap 25:  Brian Nester leads Springer, Stacy, Klingelhofer and Poole.

 

4:01

Lap 20:  Give Nester the lead on the bottom of Springer.

 

4:01

Lap 15 of the USA Modified feature:Brad Springer leads Brian Nester, but Nester is trying to take the lead away on the bottom side.  Mike Stacy is third, with Ross Klingelhofer and Chad Poole in the top-five.

 

3:54

Back under yellow for the USA Modifieds after the lengthy cleanup.  Two laps in, Brad SPringer leads Chad Poole, Brian Nester, Mike Stacy and Scott Tomasik

 

3:49

Reed's SK Modified crash...yes, he was halfway out of the racetrack. Click on photo for larger version. Kudos to Jim Lambert for the photo.

 

 

3:47

Red flag now for cleanup.

 

3:47

Two laps into the USA Modified feature, we're under yellow for th esecond time.  This time it's for a seven-car crash in turn three.  Ali Kern, Brandon Oakley, and a few more that we can't see numbers on are still at the accident scene.

 

3:45

Steven Reed's car into the catchfence, as snapped by our Matthew Dillner.

 

 

3:42

We are efforting a full SK Modified finish as we speak, for you fans looking for one.

 

3:42

Next up will be the USA Modifieds.  We will have limited updates of this event as we prepare for the CRA Super Late Model and Modified features.

 

3:29

CHECKERED FLAG:  Keith Rocco has won over Ryan Preece, Ron Silk, Earl Paules and Matt Hirschman.

 

3:28

Rocco leads by five carlengths over Preece, who got by Silk for second.

 

3:28

Rocco to the lead lap 48.  Silk tried to get back into Rocco, but slid up the track before he could get to him.

 

3:28

Rocco is all over the Silk car for th elead with four to go.

 

3:27

5 to go:  Silk leads with Rocco now up to second.

 

3:27

Silk to the lead under Paules in turn two on the restart lap

 

3:27

GREEN FLAG:  Paules shows the way into one but Silk is right on his tail

 

3:26

One lap to green restart order:  Paules, Silk, Hirschman, Rocco, Coby, Barrett, Preece, Yuhas, Farrell, LaCicero, Pitkat.  Those are the only cars still on the track.

 

3:25

Right-front suspension damage has ended Christopher's SK day.  He will still be competing in the Tour Modified race later.

 

3:25

Christopher's car is going up on the tow truck.

 

3:24

The truth of the name SK Modified is that SK really doesn't stand for anything, but the rumor that SK really stands for "Smash and Krash" is apparently not that far off judging by their previous appearances at the North-South Shootout.

 

3:23

YELLOW FLAG Lap 43:  Tommy Farrell was spun out of turn one.  Christopher and Pitkat spun behind them.

 

3:23

GREEN FLAG:  Paules gets a jump on Hirschman, who is immediately passed by Silk for second into turn one.

 

3:22

One lap to green

 

3:22

Restart Order:  Earl Paules will lead with Matt Hirschman in second.  Silk is third, Farrell fourth and Coby fifth.  Then it's Pitkat, Rocco, Barrett, Yuhas, Preece, LaCicero and Christopher.

 

3:22

Christopher and Preece are hitting pit road.  Air pressure adjustment for Christopher, while Preece is changing the right-rear tire.

 

3:21

Earl Paules will be shown as the leader.  That's about all we know at this point.

 

3:20

RED FLAG to set the restart order.

 

3:20

Christopher and Preece rejoin the end of the field, but the rest of the field is jockeying to determine where their starting spot will be.  They are four or five wide at points trying to get the order lined up.

 

3:19

YELLOW FLAG Lap 42:  Preece jumped under Christopher for the lead into turn three, got into the left-rear of Christopher and both cars spun.  The entire field checked up or spun to avoid the situation behind them.

 

3:18

GREEN FLAG:  Christopher again gets the jump on Preece

 

3:18

Single-file restart order:  Christopher, Preece, Paules, Hirschman, Silk, Farrell, Coby, Pitkat, Rocco, Barrett, LaCicero, Yuhas

 

3:15

YELLOW FLAG Lap 42:  Tommy Barrett got into the back of Ron Yuhas in turn three.  Both cars continued on.

 

3:14

GREEN FLAG:  Christopher holds off Preece into one, but Preece is locked in on Christopher's back bumper.

 

3:14

This will be a single file restart:  Christopher leads Preece, Paules, Hirschman, Silk and Yuhas.  Rocco and PItkat pitted under yellow.

 

3:13

One lap to green

 

3:11

In a track PA interview, Reed said he lost a right-front tire going through the dogleg to shoot him up the track.

 

3:11

Engines have been refired.  There will be about a 40-foot stretch of catchfence missing off the dogleg for the remainder of the event.

 

3:09

In fact, track crews have not event started repairing the catchfence, so we're wondering if they even will at this point.  Most of the attention so far has been to putting oil-dry and other drying agents on the racing surface from where Reed's car came to a rest.

 

3:07

Steven Reed's crashed SK Modified. Click on the image to see a larger version. (51 Photo)

 

 

3:02

We will have a lengthy delay to fix the catchfence now.

 

3:01

According to the track announcer, Reed walked onto the ambulance concerned more about his newly-painted helmet than he was with his own well-being, so it's good to see that Reed is fine after the hard, scary crash.

 

2:59

In the photo we just posted, that light pole where the workers are working was also struck by Reed's car during his trip into the catchfence.

 

2:57

The section of catchfence that was destroyed when Reed got into it. (51 Photo)

 

 

2:54

Steven Reed's crashed SK car after getting up into the catchfence and taking out a large section of it. (51 Photo)

 

 

2:52

Driver is okay.

 

2:51

Reed just went up the track off the dogleg and shot up the racetrack.  It appeared something broke.  He climbed the wall and got into the catchfence.

 

2:50

YELLOW FLAG Lap 41:  Steven reed has crashed in turn two hard.  He went over the wall and took down the catchfence.

 

2:49

Lap 38:  Ryan Preece has closed right to the tail of Christopher for the lead.

 

2:49

Top five cars are nose to tail:  Christopher, Preece, Paules, Hirschman and Rocco.  Silk, Coby, Yuhas and Barrett follow behind.

 

2:48

GREEN FLAG:  Christopher has the momentum on the outside to hold the lead as Earl Paules gets a great run to get by Hirschman for third.

 

2:48

Christopher again has chosen the outside groove for the restart.

 

2:47

There is a significant amount of left-rear body damage on Pitkat's car as he hits pit road.  Tommy Barrett clipped him as he spun to bring out the caution.  Barrett has also pitted, but is already back on track.

 

2:46

YELLOW FLAG Lap 33:  Woody Pitkat has spun again coming off the dogleg turn two.

 

2:45

GREEN FLAG:  Christopher holds the lead on the outside groove through the first turn.

 

2:45

Silk will restart 10th.

 

2:44

Christohper has elected to restart on the outside groove of this restart

 

2:44

Pit stops:  More stagger checks and suspension adjustments to Silk's car.  Pitkat, Barrett, Reed, Yuhas and Coby also pit.

 

2:42

YELLOW FLAG Lap 33:  Woody Pitkat has spun and hit the turn three wall.

 

2:42

Lap 32:  Christopher is up three carlengths on Preece, who is ahead of Hirschman by the same gap.

 

2:41

HALFWAY Lap 25:  Christopher still leads Preece, Hirschman and Rocco.  Fifth is Silk with Paules sixth, Yuhas seventh, Reed eighth, Pitkat ninth and Barrett 10th.

 

2:39

Lap 20:  Christopher got squirrelly into turn three, Preece nudged him and the field stacked up behind them.  All cars continued on in their order.

 

2:38

To complete the first lap after the restart, Christopher edges Preece at the line and has cleared Preece into turn one on lap 18.

 

2:38

GREEN FLAG:  Drag race between Preece and Christopher into one...

 

2:37

Restart order:  Preece, Christopher, Rocco, Hirschman, Paules, Yuhas, Reed, Silk, Gradl, Farrell, Pitkat, Barrett, Coby, LaCicero

 

2:37

It was hard to tell exactly what Silk did, but the crew was working on the left front and rear suspension areas.

 

2:36

Shock/spring adjustments on Silk's #12

 

2:35

Several cars are pitting, including third-place Ron Silk, Woody Pitkat and Barrett

 

2:35

YELLOW FLAG Lap 17:  Tommy Barrett has spun in turn two all by himself.

 

2:34

Lap 16:  Burt Myers has pulled the #1 into the pits and out of the race.

 

2:34

Lap 15:  Preece is up 8 carlengths on Christopher, who has a five carlength advantage over Silk, who has Keith Rocco all over his back bumper.

 

2:33

Lap 12:  Christopher moves to second around Silk in turn three.

 

2:32

Preece is up five carlengths on the Silk/Christopher battle

 

2:32

Lap 8:  Christopher is all over Silk for second.

 

2:32

Woody Pitkat has moved to eighth with a pass of Tommy Barrett.  Barrett scraped the outside wall off turn two as he was getting passed.

 

2:31

Lap 5:  With a bit of a nerf-slam, Keith Rocco has passed Matt Hirschman for fourth.

 

2:31

Lap 4:  Preece, Silk, Christopher, Hirschman and Rocco run nose-to-tail.

 

2:30

GREEN FLAG:  Preece gets the jump at the start, but Silk hangs tough on the outside groove.

 

2:30

Restart (double-file) order:  Preece, Silk, Hirschman, Christopher, Yuhas, Rocco.

 

2:27

YELLOW FLAG Lap 2:  Tommy Farrell and Patrick Emerling have spun off turn three.

 

2:26

Off the final corner on the first lap, Prect got underneath Silk with a little nerf bar slam for the lead.

 

2:26

GREEN FLAG:  Ronnie Silk has cleared Ryan Preece into turn one and shows the way.

 

2:22

Engines have fired and cars are rolling for the SK feature.

 

2:19

Comment From CJ 

Tommy Barrett #83

 

2:19

Comment From slim 

go rocco go!

 

2:18

SK Modifed Starting Lineup
1 12 Ronnie Silk
2 40 Ryan Preece
3 4 Ron Yuhas Jr.
4 50 Matt Hirschman
5 83 Tommy Barrett
6 57 Keith Rocco
7 55 Steven Reed
8 00 Ted Christopher
9 52 Woody Pitkat
10 8 Earl Paules
11 2 Jerry Gradl, Jr.
12 21 Dan Kurzeywesleu
13 15 Doug Coby
14 08 Tommy Farrell
15 13 Patrick Emerling
16 27 Adam LaCicero
17 1 Burt Myers

 

2:18

Tommy Buxton won the Vintage Sportsman race. (51 Photo)

 

 

2:13

The SK Modifieds are on the track now for their 50 lap event.  They have come to a stop on the frontstretch for driver introductions.

 

2:12

Comment From Barry 

Way to go Tommy

 

2:06

CHECKERED FLAG:  Tommy Buxton has won the 25-lap Vintage Sportsman feature over Johnny Gregory and Todd Bradburry.

 

2:05

Todd Bradburry, after having to restart at the tail of the field, is back up to third.

 

2:05

Johnny Gregory remains second nodw, but is losing ground on the leader.

 

2:04

Tommy Buxton has gone to the lead with four laps to go.

 

2:01

Todd Bradburry (#99) drives away from the incident where he was crashed under yellow by Jeff Melton (#3). Bradburry turned Melton to cause the caution initially. (51 Photo)

 

 

1:58

Bradburry has been sent to the rear for spinning Melton to cause the caution.

 

1:58

Melton has been thrown out of the race for his role in the retaliation.

 

1:57

Melton got retaliation against Bradburry under caution and put him into the wall off the dogleg.

 

1:56

Yellow flag #4 on lap 13 as Bradburry turns Melton out of second.

 

1:55

Lead change on lap 10 as Johnny Gregory makes a pass of Jeff Melton for the top spot.  Melton is about to lose second to Todd Bradburry.

 

1:49

We are now under our third caution of the first 9 laps of the Vintage Sportsman feature.  Brian Thomas, Brian Crump and Steve Irvin have all spun and slid into one another in turn one for this most recent yellow.

 

1:48

Johnny Sutton and the John Betts crew in Vintage Modified victory lane at the North-South Shootout (51 Photo)

 

 

1:38

Jeff Melton has the early lead.

 

1:38

The Vintage Sportsman cars are on track next for for their 25-lap feature.

 

1:32

CHECKERED FLAG:  Johnny Sutton has won the Vintage Modified race over Daryl Gwynn.

 

1:30

Five laps to go in the Vintage Modified race and Johnny Sutton has lapped all but the second-place car.

 

1:27

10 laps into the race, Sutton has a half-track lead on Daryl Gwynn.

 

1:25

Johnny Sutton, driving John Betts' #0, is the leader at the start.  Sutton has a 20-inch Supermodified tire on the right-rear.

 

1:25

Burt Myers is not in this race.  He crashed his Vintage machine yesterday in the heat race and that car did not return.

 

1:24

The first feature of the night is on the track.  It will be a 25-lap Vintage Modified race.

 

1:23

Brianna Huff, the pedal car winner.

 

 

1:14

Brianna Huff has won the pedal car race.

 

1:08

Several drivers and teams were handing out candy and treats to the fans, we at 51 are not shy about wanting to sample some of the goods handed out during the Pit Party...after all, it's free food.  Our Best Food of the Day goes to Corey Williams' Crew Chief Jerry Babb's pumpkin cookies, baked by his wife Melody.  Well done, Mel!

 

1:00

Two-time North-South Shootout winner Matt Hirschman signs an autograph for a fan. (51 Photo)

 

 

12:55

We caught up with James Civali, driver of the Hillbilly Racing #79 earlier during the Pit Party.  Civali was involved in one of the most talked-about and viewed videos in Speed51Video.com history just a few weeks ago at Charlotte Motor Speedway during the finale of the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour season.  Civali and LW Miller were involved in several on-track incidents at Charlotte and those emotions carried over into the pit area after the race.

Civali told Speed51.com today that he is excited about his #79 car in today's race.  Miller, however, is not in attendance here at Concord, so fans will not be able to see a potential on-track rematch between the two.

If you missed the videos from Charlotte, check them out by clicking here.

 

12:48

The first call to get the fans back up into the grandstands to conclude the Pit Party has been made.  Once the fans are clear of the frontstretch, the always-exciting Pedal Car race will take place near the start-finish line.

 

12:44

Fans pack the frontstretch to meet and greet the drivers. (51 Photo)

 

 

12:43

The CRA Super Late Models line up for the start of the Pit Party

 

 

12:43

Reaid and the KBM team were entered into this event, but Reaid was involved in a crash at Winchester Speedway's Winchester 400 a few weeks ago, so the KBM bunch is busy getting cars prepared for next weekend's World Crown 300 at Gresham Motorsports Park (GA) and for the Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL the first weekend in December, thus skipping the North-South Shootout.

 

12:43

Comment From Bill 

I thought KBM was entered with TJ Reaid for this weekend? What happened there?

 

12:40

While Speed 51 Radio was honored to broadcast last year's North-South Shootout last year, we will not be doing so this year.  There won't be any live radio today, but the event is being taped by the Masters TV production company for a later airing on FOX Sports South.

 

12:39

Comment From AJ 

Will there be live Internet radio coverage today?

 

12:35

Both 125-lap features for the CRA Super Late Models and the Tour-Type Modifieds will only count the green flag laps.

CRA PIT PROCEDURES
- Must make a trip down pit road after lap 25.  Two tires can be changed.  If no tires are changed, the car must at least be jacked up on one side.  Double-file restarts.

MODIFIED PIT & RACE PROCEDURES
- Must make a trip down pit road between laps 25 and 100.  Double-file restarts until 10 laps to go, when restarts will be single-file.  Leader can choose the inside or outside lane of double-file restarts.

 

12:23

Modified Tech Director Dick Brooks holds court over the driver's meeting. (51 Photo)

 

 

12:17

We're back from the Modified and the CRA Super Late Model drivers' meetings and the start of the Pit Party.  Fans have flocked to the racetrack, where all the cars are lined up and drivers are signing autographs, handing out candy and some, like Preston Peltier and Burt Myers, are selling t-shirts to the masses.

 

10:56

Practice is now complete.  We're headed down to the driver's meeting, which starts in four minutes.  We'll have the scoop from the pits when we return shortly.

 

10:55

MODIFIED PRACTICE RESULTS

1 Eric Beers 15.401
2 Erick Rudolph 15.439
3 James Civali 15.482
4 Ryan Preece 15.505
5 Burt Myers 15.518
6 George Brunnhoelzl III 15.524
7 Eric Goodale 15.539
8 Jimmy Blewett 15.551
9 Jimmy Zacharias 15.564
10 Ronnie Silk 15.566
11 Justin Bonsignore 15.577
12 Patrick Emerling 15.593
13 Les Hinckley 15.601
14 Doug Coby 15.620
15 Josh Nichols 15.634
16 Corey LaJoie 15.636
17 Chuck Hossfeld 15.639
18 Rowan Pennink 15.671
19 Earl Paules 15.692
20 Daren Scherer 15.692
21 Frank Fleming 15.693
22 Ted Christopher 15.721
23 Matt Hirschman 15.728
24 Zach Brewer 15.789
25 Jamie Tomaino 15.849
26 Jason Myers 15.874
27 Shaun Carrig 15.901
28 Junior Miller 15.918
29 Gene Pack 16.130
30 John Sappriacone 16.133
31 TJ Zacharias 16.915

 

10:49

Tour Modified practice is now complete.  Eric Beers was the quickest.

 

10:39

Tour-Type Modifieds are on the track for their final practice.

 

10:33

Ryan Blaney, the CRA Southern Six-Pack Series point leader, was the quickest in final CRA practice.

 

 

10:31

CRA SUPER LATE MODEL PRACTICE RESULTS

1 Ryan Blaney 15.977
2 Ross Kenseth 15.986
3 Preston Peltier 16.036
4 Jeff Fultz 16.044
5 Colt James 16.069
6 Michael Pilla 16.084
7 Roger Lee Newton 16.095
8 Dennis Schoenfeld 16.139
9 Terry Horak 16.247
10 Scott Hantz 16.256
11 Grant Davidson 16.260
12 Matt Brooks 16.299
13 Daniel Webster 16.327
14 Daniel Johnson 16.341
15 Cody Humphreys 16.374
16 Corey Williams 16.377
17 Randy Gentry 16.455
18 Jared Marks 16.527
19 Jimmy Weller 16.665
20 Tim Allensworth 16.987
21 Maryeve Dufault 17.190

 

10:27

CRA practice is now in the books.  Ryan Blaney has set fast time over Ross Kenseth and Preston Peltier.

 

10:20

The driver with the longest winning streak in North-South Shootout history is not going to be able to make an unprecedented fifth-straight victory today.  Austin Beers, son of Modified ace Eric Beers, has won the last four pedal car races during pre-race festivities, but despite his best efforts, he is now too tall to fit into a pedal car and won't be able to go for a fifth-straight win.

 

10:16

There are two female competitors in attendance here at the North-South Shootout.  USA Modified Rookie of the Year Ali Kern has been an invitee to the NASCAR Drive for Diversity combine.  Maryeve Dufault is making her CRA Super Series debut here at Concord driving the #50.  Dufault is a former motocross, open-wheel racer and swimsuit model from Canada who spent time in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series last year.

 

10:07

Bobby Measmer, Jr. set fast time for the CRA feature. (51 Photo)

 

 

10:06

Cleanup is complete and the CRA Super Late Models are on track.

 

10:03

All CRA Super Late Models will have to make one trip down pit road after lap 25 today in their 125-lap feature.  The teams have the option of changing up to two tires on the pit stop.  Those who don't change tires must at least jack up one side of the car on the stop.

The same rule will apply for the Tour-Type Modifieds, but there is no lap specified for when they have to do it.

 

10:01

Comment From BP 

Do the CRA cars have to do a pit stop like last years race And have the option of taking 2 tires?

 

10:01

Track crews are still cleaning up the USA Modified crash.

 

9:58

SK MODIFIED PRACTICE RESULTS

1 Keith Rocco 15.563
2 Ted Christopher 15.632
3 Matt Hirschman 15.684
4 Ron Yuhas, Jr. 15.686
5 Ronnie Silk 15.704
6 Earl Paules 15.842
7 Doug Coby 15.851
8 Tommy Barrett 15.867
9 Burt Myers 15.895
10 Steven Reed 15.911
11 Woody Pitkat 15.931
12 Ryan Preece 15.974
13 Patrick Emerling 16.272

 

9:58

2010 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series National Champion Keith Rocco was quickest in this morning's SK Modified practice.

 

9:52

McIntyre's car has a destroyed front-end after a practice crash this morning. (51 Photo)

 

 

9:49

YELLOW FLAG in USA Modified practice.  Travis McIntire took a hard right-hand turn out of the dogleg into the outside wall.  He has climbed from the car unscathed, but his car is pretty much junk.

 

9:44

We weren't able to catch up with Tommy before he packed up and left yesterday morning, but we've heard that there was an internal mechanical issue that forced them to withdraw.

 

9:43

Comment From Guest 

Why did Tommy St. John withdraw from the race yesterday?

 

9:43

TOUR-TYPE MODIFIED QUALIFYING RESULTS

1 Chuck Hossfeld 15.279
2 Justin Bonsignore 15.381
3 Matt Hirschman 15.404
4 Ryan Preece 15.413
5 Burt Myers 15.425
6 Eric Beers 15.426
7 Erick Rudolph 15.437
8 Josh Nichols 15.438
9 Eric Goodale 15.448
10 Jason Myers 15.471
11 James Civali 15.475
12 Frank Fleming 15.502
13 Ronnie Silk 15.532
14 Tommy Farrell 15.585
15 Jimmy Zacharias 15.599
16 Corey LaJoie 15.605
17 Daren Scherer 15.665
18 Patrick Emerling 15.687
19 George Brunnhoelzl III 15.711
20 Earl Paules 15.749
21 Ted Christopher 15.750
22 Rowan Pennink 15.757
23 Zach Brewer 15.759
24 Doug Coby 15.778
25 Jimmy Blewett 15.830
26 Shaun Carrig 15.834
27 Les Hinckley 15.859
28 Junior Miller 15.952
29 Jamie Tomaino 16.137
30 Gene Pack 16.313
31 TJ Zacharias 16.343
32 John Sappracone 16.925

 

9:40

 CRA QUALIFYING RESULTS & STARTING LINEUP

1 Bobby Measmer, Jr. 15.688
2 Jimmy Weller 15.700
3 Colt James 15.742
4 Ryan Blaney 15.791
5 Jeff Fultz 15.818
6 Matt Brooks 15.826
7 Ross Kenseth 15.913
8 Corey Williams 15.932
9 Joey Coulter 15.951
10 Preston Peltier 15.955
11 Roger Lee Newton 15.985
12 Dennis Schoenfeld 16.040
13 Michael Pilla 16.083
14 Mark Reedy 16.123
15 Grant Davidson 16.129
16 Daniel Webster 16.132
17 Terry Horak 16.167
18 Cody Humphries 16.177
19 David Johnson 16.188
20 Scott Hantz 16.283
21 Chris Lawson 16.370
22 Kevin Love 16.463
23 Tim Allensworth 16.596
24 Jared Marks 16.596
25 Randy Gentry 16.662
26 Jason Dietsch 16.777
27 John Coffman 18.064
28 Maryeve Dufault 18.396

 

9:38

SK MODIFIED TIME TRIAL RESULTS

1 Ronnie Silk 15.514
2 Ryan Preece 15.522
3 Ron Yuhas, Jr. 15.69
4 Matt Hirschman 15.735
5 Tommy Barrett 15.811
6 Keith Rocco 15.881
7 Steven Reed 15.903
8 Ted Christopher 15.93
9 Woody Pitkat 15.943
10 Earl Paules 16.115
11 Jerry Gradl 16.205
12 Tommy Farrell 16.257
13 Patrick Emerling 16.271
14 Doug Coby 16.282
15 Dan Kurzejewski 16.36
16 Adam Lalicero 16.69
17 Burt Myers 16.756

 

 

9:35

USA MODIFIEDS QUALIFYING RESULTS

Brad Springer 16.722
Chad Poole 16.830
Mike Stacy 16.837
Brian Nester 16.902
Ross Klingelhofer 16.997
Scott Tomasik 17.043
Nick Clemens 17.126
Travis McIntire 17.145
Greg Fullerton 17.225
Kyles Jones 17.232
Ali Kern 17.246
Danny Partelo 17.292
John Karl 17.342
Damon Breddlove 17.378
Brandon Oakley 17.404
Chris Tomasik 17.427
Rob Yelton 17.446
Kenny Phillips 17.499
Dave Christensen 17.507
Brad Yelton 17.544
Jim Blagg 17.587
Ryan Morgan 17.722
Brian Brewer 17.776
Mickey Wright 19.406

 

9:25

Yesterday, Concord Speedway regular Bobby Measmer, Jr. set fast time for the CRA Super Late Model feature, while Chuck Hossfeld was quick timer in the Modifieds.  Brad Springer set fast time for the USA Modifieds.

Last night, the majority of those divisions' fields beyond the cars locked in through time trials were to be set through heat races, but Mother Nature intervened.  That means that all Super Late Models and Tour-Type Modifieds will start today's features as they time trialed.  The Vintage Modifieds, Vintage Sportsman and SK Modifieds all had their heat races in the books before the rains came.

If you missed any of Friday's live coverage here at Concord, click here.

 

9:18

The Vintage Modifieds and Sportsman cars have completed their practices, now the SK Modifieds are up with a 15-minute session.

 

9:05

SATURDAY'S SCHEDULE
Pit Gates Open: 8 AM Grandstands Open: 10 AM
Registration & Inspection: 8AM– 9AM

Alternating Practice: 9AM – 10:30AM

Pit Party: 11:30 PM – 1:00 PM Including Little Shootout Pedal Car Races

Feature Events Immediately Following

Vintage Modified (TBD)
Vintage Sportsman (TBD)
SK-Type Modifieds (50 Laps)
USA Modifieds (50 Laps)
Modifieds (125 Laps)
Super Late Models (125 Laps)

 

9:04

After some rain showers put a halt to most of the heat race action last night, we're back without any threat of rain today, so all feature events will go off as scheduled today.

But first, there will be rotating practice from 9am until 10:30am, followed by the pit party and racing action.

 

9:02

Good morning and welcome to a bright and sunny Midland, North Carolina, where today the Eighth Annual John Blewett III Memorial North-South Shootout will thrill a packed house at the half-mile Concord Speedway.

Matt "Duke" Kentfield, Elgin "Stat Boy" Traylor, Matthew Dillner and Rebecca Kasten will all be on hand here at Concord to provide the web's best and most comprehensive coverage of the NSS.

Trackside Now: 8th Annual North-South Shootout – Concord Speedway (NC) – 11/6/10