October 20, 2005
SCS Draws 192 Cars For Night Two of Qualifying
Memphis, MO (Oct. 14) One hundred ninety-two cars signed in for the second night of qualifying for the 1st Annual Memphis Nationals, at the Bentz GM Country Scotland County Speedway.
Matt Furman (Late Models), Darin Duffy (Modifieds), Brad Pinkerton (Stock Cars), Wyatt Lantz (B-Modifieds), Ben Moudry (Hobby Stocks), Dave Hudson (Cruisers) and David Lorton (Hornets) ending the night in victory lane for there respective qualifying feature events.
Matt Furnman and John VanDenBerg drew the front row for the 25-lap Late Model feature, with Furman grabbing the lead on the start. Furman would go on to lead all twenty-five laps to pick up the pole for Saturday night's $5,000 feature. Andy Eckrich finished in second. Brian Harris came from 10th to third while VanDenBerg held on for fourth. Rob Moss was fifth and Alan Vaughn was sixth. Steve Lance Jr. was seventh, Sonny Findling eighth, Jeff Aikey was ninth, with Jody Wood charging from 23rd to get the final transfer spot.
The 20-lap Modified feature had Dennis Betzer and Mark Widmar on the front row, but it was third place starter Brad Pinkerton getting the lead on the drop of the green. Pinkerton would hold the lead until lap 4, when Darin Duffy slipped by for the top spot. Duffy then held on for the final 16 laps to pick up the win. Bruce Hanford came from 7th to finish in second. Kevin Cale started 8th and finished third. Jeremy Tibben was fourth, Jeremy Mills charged from 13th to come home fifth, with Pinkerton holding on for the final transfer spot.
John Oliver Jr. and Nathan Wood led the field to the drop of the green flag in the 15-lap Stock Car feature, with Oliver Jr. jumping out into the lead on lap 1. Oliver Jr. would hold the top spot until lap 5, when Brad Pinkerton jumped to his outside to take over the lead. Pinkerton then held on for the final 10 laps to claim the win. Shane Weller was second, Mike Harwood came from 21st to finish in third. Jim Lynch started 16th and finished fourth. Dave Boyd charged from 22nd to fifth, with Zack VanderBeek coming home in the final transfer spot.
Bob Woodrow and Donovan Lodge drew the front row for the 15 lap B-Modified feature, but it was third place starter Wyatt Lantz moving out front on lap 1. Lantz would lead all 15 laps to pick up the easy win. Jeff Waterman was second, Woodrow was third, Joe Hooper was fourth, Lodge was fifth, with Terry Houston picking up the final transfer spot.
The 15-lap Hobby Stock feature had Dan Wenig and Mark Holt on the front row, with Wenig jumping out front on lap 1. Wenig would hold the top spot until lap 4, when Ben Moudry slipped under him for the top spot. Moudry then went on to lead the final 11 laps to pick up the win. Bill Bonnett charged from 17th to finish in second, Mike Shelton was third, Wenig held on for fourth, Adam Birck was fifth, with Jeff Soper coming from 15th to get the final transfer spot.
Clayton Robbins and Doug Fenton led the field to the green in the 10-lap Cruiser feature, with Fenton grabbing the lead on lap 1. Fenton held the top spot until lap 4, when Dave Hudson went by for the lead. Hudson pulled away on the final six laps to claim the win. Larry Asher was second, Bill O'Haver third, Robbins held on for fourth, Randy Reed in fifth, with Fenton holding on for the final transfer spot.
The 10-lap Hornet feature saw David Lorton and Brandon Savage on the front row, with Savage jumping out front on lap 1. Savage would hold the lead until lap 5, when he slowed with a flat tire. Lorton would inherit the top spot and then held on for the win. Andrew Hustead was second, Chris Rees was third, Bill Young fourth, J.D. Murphy in fifth, with David Helenthal grabbing the final transfer spot.