WHEELERSBURG — It was a record breaking night at the Southern Ohio Speedway Aug. 10 when the OVSCA 410 Sprint Cars invaded the track.
Vandalia’s Jimmy Stinson set a new track record in time trials with a lap time of 14.125 with an average speed of over 125 miles per hour.
Jimmy Stinson and Kory Crabtree battled side by side for the lead to start the nights “H&L Motorsports 25 OVSCA 410 Sprint Car A-Main. The two battled side-by-side for the first few laps with Stinson getting the race lead. Stinson led through the races first caution flag on lap six.
On the restart, third place runner Nathan Skaggs battled side-by-side with Crabtree to battle side-by-side for the second position and set his sights on Stinson. Skaggs was able to catch Stinson a few laps later as the two battled for the lead.
Skaggs stayed close to Stinson for the next four laps until Crabtree got around him on a lap 10 restart.
Another caution flag flew on lap 14 when fourth place runner Jesse McCreary spun. On the restart, Crabtree went to the inside of Stinson as the two battled side-by-side for the lead through turns three and four inches apart from each other.
Crabtree was able to make the bold pass and take the race lead. From there, Crabtree negotiated lap traffic to perfection to lead the final 11 laps and claim the $2,000 feature win. Stinson finished second with Bloomington, Ind.’s Kody Kinser charging from eighth to finish third, Nathan Skaggs fourth, and Jim Nier charging from ninth to finish fifth. Stinson and Crabtree won heat races.
Eddie Harmon and Jeremy Rayburn battled side-by-side to start the night’s Jordan Heating & Cooling UMP Modified A-Main. The two battled side-by-side for the opening lap with Rayburn able to make the pass coming off of turn 4 to take the lead. From there, Rayburn dominated to claim his sixth feature win of the season.
Harmon finished second with Eric Hatfield third, Luke Jordan fourth, and Brian Whiteman fifth. Harmon won the dash race
while Adam Colley and Doug Adkins won heat races.
John Melvin dominated the nights 20-lap Steel Block Late Model A-Main to claim his first SOS feature win on the season. Jamey Adams finished second with Brian Daniels third, Jeremy Akers fourth, and Carl Dillow II fifth. Melvin and Tommy Twinam won heat races.
Tim Scarberry took the lead to start the nights GCP Engines Sport Mod A-Main. The race took a scary turn in the early stages when the steering box locked up on Eric Dennison’s car, causing him to hit the inside guardrail on the frontstretch head on. As soon as the car hit, it bursted into a flames. Dennison was able to get out of the car quickly and was not hurt.
When the race resumed, Scarberry and George Caldwell battled side-by-side for the lead with Scarberry able to pull away after a few laps. The race appeared to be Scarberry’s until it took a dramatic turn under caution with two laps to go when Scarberry pulled in with mechanical problems.
This allowed Caldwell to inherit the lead as he led the final two laps to take the feature win. Caldwell and Scarberry won
Terry Brumfield led all 12 laps of the nights Classic Car A-Main to take his second feature win in a row. The No. 55 car finished second with John Morton third, Mike Christy fourth, and Tex Perry fifth. Mike Christy won the heat race.
The Southern Ohio Speedway will be in action next Aug. 17 for “Meet the Drivers Night” and the “Season Championships.” During intermission all of the cars will be brought on the front stretch and the fan will be allowed to come out on the track and meet the drivers. It will also be the last points race of the season.
On the racing card will be Late Models-$2,000 to win, Jordan Heating & Cooling UMP Modifieds-$600 to win, Street Stocks-$400 to win, GCP Engines Sport Mods-Regular Purse, and Classic Cars-Regular Purse.
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