Morris Stable Wins Both Late Model Features
On a night when the late models had twin 60 lap features, the Philip Morris/Reynolds Racing took both checkered flags. Morris as looking to make some points in the National Championship points battle and things looked promising after the first feature where Morris started sixth and drove away for an easy win. The feature went caution free with Alex Brock, Doug Barnes, Tyler Hughes and Sergio Pena rounding out the top five. Brock had his best run of the year finishing second and was very happy with his result. “First feature was really good for us. Started fourth and was able to make our way through the outside and get past Mike Ganoe and Chandler Sherman, followed Philip through, got past Doug Barnes as well and drove second for the rest of the race”.
In the second feature, Morris chose to start last on the field to try and get max points for his national championship run. Mike Looney was running at Motor Mile the same night, and also in the top six in national points, had already come from the back of the pack to win the first feature there. It looked like a great call as Morris went from 15th to first in only 37 laps. All that went for naught when a pile up in turn three with 22 laps to go collected Morris, Brock, Hughes, Trent Barnes and caused minimal damage to D. Barnes. Morris would be done for the night along with Hughes and T. Barnes. However, Travis Byrd, driving one of Morris’s back up cars, was able to stay out of all the action and park the number 81 machine in victory lane in his first race at Dominion. Morris would finish in the tenth position. In the track championship battle, D. Barnes was able to extend his lead over Hughes by finishing in front of him in both features.
In the Dominion Racer class, Bradley Kilby was able to hold off a hard-charging Chris Donnelly to get his first win of the year on his 16th birthday. Cole Bruce, the current points leader was fastest in qualifying and started on the pole for the 35-lap feature. Midway through the feature and after a caution, Bruce was running third behind Aaron Donnelly and got into the back of him bringing out a caution and sending him and Donnelly to the back of the field. That opened the door for Kilby who pulled away and held off C. Donnelly to take the checkered
In other action last night James Scott took the win in the Any Car class over Pete Sullivan and Michael Frayser got his first win in the UCAR domestic division while Reggie Alcaraz finished first for the fourth time this season in the UCAR import division.
Next race is September 14 with gates opening at 5 and green flag racing starting at 7 pm. Scheduled features are twin races for the Modified class, Legends, and Dominion Racer, and the Mini Mods have a single feature night.