STANLEYâ€”Jamie Kuntz (Concord) took the lead from pole sitter and race leader Richard Clew (Harmony) on the 13th circuit of the I.M.C.A. 25-lap feature at East Lincoln Speedway and marched on to victory over Josh Wright (Mooresville) Saturday night.
Clew held on for a third place finish with Steve Holland (Denver) and Tom Kinney (Vale) completing the top five positions.
â€œI tried to slide under Richard a lap earlier but just couldnâ€™t make the pass,â€ Kuntz said. â€œI knew the laps were winding down so on the next lap I carried a little more speed in the corner and it stuck,â€ he added.
In the Late Model Modified-Sportsman 20-lapper, Ronnie White (Charlotte) outdueled Billy Bishop (Mt. Holly) to win by the length of a fender. Brian Hickman (Mooresville) was third, Bryan Robinson (Gastonia) was fourth and Troy Wilson (Union Grove) was fifth.
John Faulk (Dallas) triumphed over a field of 16 fellow competitors in Stock Four action. Rounding out the top five were Jamie Major (Alexis), Jimmy White (Charlotte), Brad Williams (Mt. Holly) and Gary Pechi (Maiden).
David Lucas (Charlotte) captured the Rookie Four feature. Darryl Roak (Iron Station), Terry Russell (Charlotte), Anthony Ritter (Dallas) and Will Schmidt (Mt. Airy)_followed.
Tony Clements (Wirtz, Va.), scored his tenth Mini-Sprint win of the season. Brian Roseman (Newton) finished second, with Josh Chaney (Mt. Airy), Randall Sievess (Mooresville) and Boyd McMillan (Mt. Airy) rounding out the top five.
Gene Loden (Landis) defeated Scott Mowberry (Concord), Fabian Anderson (Statesville), Todd Edwards (Mocksville) and James Allison (Mockville) in Road Hawg racing.
In the childrenâ€™s 10th annual Tour de Stanley bicycle races, Nathan Ward (5-7 yrs.), Jacob Houser (8-10) and Travis Chase (11 yrs. And up) picked up trophies. Forty-eight entries were recorded for the event.
Racing for six divisions will return to the 3/8-mile clay oval next Saturday night where it will also be â€˜Christmas in Julyâ€™ with special guest Santa Claus handing out gifts to the children.
The gates will open at 5 p.m. with racing beginning at 7:30 p.m.
by Special to the LTN