August 26, 2013
PDT Sports Report
Race fans gathered at Portsmouth Raceway Park for Fan Appreciation Night presented by The Body Shop Physical Therapy.
A total of 97 race teams were on hand Saturday night. As part of Fan Appreciation Night festivities, folks in attendance had the opportunity to meet the drivers.
Ben Adkins took the Late Model A-Main. Todd Robinson was triumphant in the Modifieds. Evyian Terry captured the Limited Late Model feature. Jeremie Bretz took the checkers in the Bombers.
Adkins was strong all evening in the Giovanni’s Pizza Late Models. He won his heat, started on the pole of the feature and despite several strong challenges from Josh McGuire, led all 25 laps of the A-Main. For Adkins, it was his second PRP win of the season. After the race, Adkins showed his heart by entering the stands and posing for a photo with a fan in a wheelchair.
For the second straight week, McGuire had to settle for second place. McGuire, who had set fast time earlier in the night during Wesbanco Time Trials, pulled up alongside Adkins early in the race but never could take the lead. Nick Bocook finished third. Rod Conley came from ninth starting position to finish fourth. Mark Frazier rounded out the top five. Brett Kennard was the race’s 93.7fm “The Dawg” Hard Charger, as he marched from 16th to 10th.
Todd Robinson was dominat in the R.W. Rental & Supply Modified division. He started on the pole and led every circuit en route to his fifth PRP win of 2013. Doug Adkins placed second. Eddie Harmon finished third and was followed by Brian Skaggs and Rick Hensley.
Luke Jordan was the Markwest Hydrocarbon Hard Charger. Jordan won the Modified B-Main just to get into the feature. He started 16th and finished sixth.
Evyian Terry entered the weekend leading the O’Reilly Auto Parts Limited Late Model points by five points. After his solid effort Saturday, he still leads the points but now by a wider margin. The former track champ snapped a two-year drought, and finally found his way back to PRP’s victory lane. Evyian Terry’s father, Harold, was the race’s Hard Charger. He moved up eight positions.
Tommy Twinam got second to record his third top-five finish of the season.
Robbie Lewis started on the outside pole in the Limited Late Model, spun on the first lap, went to the tail end of the field, charged back up to second, but seemingly blew his motor on the final lap before coasting across the line in third place. Cameron Logan and Kenny McCann rounded out the top five.
Jeremie Bretz rolled in the M & M Inflatables Bomber A-Main. He led every lap on his way to another win. Conard Newman, Zach Pendleton, Shane Pendleton, and Shannon Stephens finished out the top five.
Portsmouth Raceway Park will be back in action this coming weekend racing the Pepsi 50 River Days Rumble featuring the Lucas Oil Late Model Series. This Saturday’s Late Model A-Main will pay $15,000 to win. Also on the card will be Modifieds and Limited Late Models.