AN INSIDERS VIEW: RACE #4 CARAWAY SPEEDWAY
by Brian Hawks
Welcome to another edition of
the Insider's view from down South. Again, sorry for no update after
Greenville-Pickens. Was a very long week afterwards.
Well it was a two week event for the Caraway show as it was
for Thompson as Burt Myers set
fast time and got his fourth Bud Pole of the season. His brother would
redraw on the pole but it would soon rain the show out for the next week.
As the race got set the next week, Jason Myers would show the
way for the first 140 laps of the event with heavy action going on behind
him. Gene Pack had early woes of overheating with put him a lap down early
and fighting his way back through the field.
Tim Brown also made contact with the outside wall coming off
turn two as Junior Miller made contact with the Hayes Jewelers #83 machine.
Tim would go a lap down making repairs to his car on pit road during the
green flag stop.
Michael Clifton after having a strong qualifying run and
starting up front had rear end problems and would have to load up early.
Was an exciting event during the race in the mid-pack of
racing as Jason Myers and Brian King pulled away from the field.
Jason Myers had a strong lead and pulled up to Gene Pack.
Gene raced him just as he would anyone else even though it was the leader
and the outcome may have caused Jason to lose the race. Jason spun Gene
going into turn two and brought out the caution late in the event.
The showed LW Miller in the Baker Motorsports #36 behind him
on the restart. LW drove to the inside but Jason held him off for a few
laps. With 10 to go, LW drove hard into turn three and made side to side
contact with Jason throwing him out of the groove and into the marbles.
Jason fought back to one car length but LW Miller would win the race.
After the race Junior Miller and Tim Brown had an engine revving contest and
swerved toward each other a few times, Both were called to the NASCAR hauler
after the race. Jason also let LW know he wasn't pleased with the way he was
ran during the last few laps.
1/4 of the Southern Tour is complete and taking a break as
our local track of Bowman Gray Stadium kicks off this weekend!
Note: Please stay tuned for a special edition of this
article. I'll be discussing the future as I feel of Modified racing from a
younger point of view.
Everyone be safe and support your local short tracks!
See ya at the races.
April 25, 2007