WHEELERSBURG — It was another great night of racing at the Southern Ohio Speedway Friday for the Memorial Day Championships. A total of 64 race cars and a good crowd was in attendance.
Eddie Carrier Jr. and Delmas Conley battled side by side for the lead at the start of the night’s $2,000-to-win, Late Model A-Main. Carrier and Conley raced hard for the opening two laps with Carrier leading and Conley pulling off the track on the races first caution.
With Carrier leading, all eyes were on sixth place starter Jackie Boggs as he continued to move his No. 4B machine up through the field. After several laps of racing side by side for the second position, Boggs made the pass on Kenny Howell to move into the second position on lap nine.
Boggs then set his sights on Carrier and received a much needed caution on lap 17, putting Boggs right on the rear bumper of Carrier. On the restart, Boggs put his car up top and got a big run on Carrier as they battled side by side for the lead.
The two battled for the next three laps with Boggs able to clear Carrier and pull away out front. The race wasn’t over with yet as a caution flag flew on lap 22 to setup a three-lap shootout. Carrier put his No. 28 machine up top on the restart, but wouldn’t have enough to pass Boggs as Jackie Boggs came across the checkers to claim his second feature win in a row.
Carrier finished second with Kenny Howell third, R. J. Conley fourth, and Jeff Arnold fifth. Carrier won the dash race while Paul Davis, and R.J. Conley won heat races.
Todd Robinson led the field to start the night’s Jordan Heating & Cooling, UMP Modified A-Main. Robinson led the races first few laps before coming to a stop on a lap three caution and having to pull off the track.
This left the lead to second place runner Jeremy Rayburn. Rayburn held off challenges from Dave Jamison to lead the final 18 laps of the race and come across the checkers to take his third feature win this season.
Jamison finished second with Eric Hatfield third, Scott Lemaster fourth, and Jake Keaton fifth. Robinson won the dash race while Adam Colley won the heat race.
Mark Hall and Tim Scarberry were side by side for the lead at the start of the nights GCP Engines Sport Mod, A-Main. The two battled for the opening few laps with Hall making the pass on lap three to go on and lead the remaining laps and take his second feature win in a row.
Danny McGowan finished second with Colten Wright third, Bill Egbert fourth, and Tim Scarberry fifth. Hall won the heat race.
The No. 55 of Thompson and Mike Christy had an excellent, battle for the lead in the Classic Car A-Main. The two battled side by side for the first six laps of the race with Christy making the pass on lap seven to go on and claim his second feature win in a row.
No. 55 Thompson finished second with the No. 33 of H. Brumfield third, the No. 99 of Newman fourth, and the No. 77 of Blevins fifth. Christy won the heat race.
Jamey Adams led the field to the green flag in the Street Stock A-Main. With Adams up front, there was great side by side racing from the second position back. Adams ended up leading all 15 laps to come across the checkers to take the feature win.
Conard Newman finished second with Brandon Mather third, Tim Cutler fourth, and the No. 46 of Fisher fifth. Adams and Tommy Mossbarger won heat races.
The Southern Ohio Speedway will be back in action June 1 for “Kids Night.” On the card will be Late Models-$2,000 to win, Jordan Heating & Cooling UMP Modifieds-$600 to win, Steel Block Late Models-$500 to win, GCP Engines Sport Mods, and an Enduro at the end of the night.