March Madness at Carolina Speedway
Mooresville, NC (March 30, 2008) – Johnny Pursley showed superiority at the
famed 3/10th mile clay oval located just outside of Charlotte in Gastonia,
NC in Friday nights late model event.
Pursley, a Clover, SC native, jumped in front of the field early and on
each restart commanding the respect the young Pursley earned on the track
last year. Living up to the reputation of his father young Johnny stepped
into the gas and never looked back. Tim Allen took a peak on the inside of
the local race hero; however, he had to settle for second.
1. Johnny Pursley 2. Tim Allen 3. Trey Baucom 4. Billy Thompson 5. Dan
Shellhouse 6. Mike Plummer
7. Jerry O’Neil
In City Chevrolet late model action the crates took the track by strom. The
elder John Pursley passed his way to first spot as pole starter Chris Steele
became a Pursley-Timbo Mangum sandwich. Steele lifted allowing his hungry
competitors to enter the first turn two wide. Steele clearly had no
intention of ending his night on the first lap. Timbo Mangum came out of
the turn in front and held his position firmly until he and rival Pursley
caught up to lapped traffic. Pursley asserted his years of racing wisdom
and expertly weaved through the traffic taking the lead and he didn’t slow
down until the checkers flew high in the air.
1. John Pursley 2. Timbo Mangum 3. Chris Steele 4. Colt Gilliam 5. David
Lindsey 6. Greg Barker
7. Luke Fox 8. Johnathan Edwards 9. Whitney Long 10. Teddy Musgraves Jr.
Street stocks brought about excitement as Timbo Mangum pulled
double-duty. Ben Watkins was able to finish on top with Mangum not far
1. Ben Watkins 2. Timbo Mangum 3. Frankie McGuire 4. David Carswell 5. Jamie
6. Ronald Pope 7. Eric Thompson 8. Frank Cooke 9. Dave Knight 10. A.J. Cable
11. Bryan Robinson
12. Robbie Louthan 13. Greg Jenkins
The Renegades were all wound up when the hit the track. Shorty Lacey
reigned supreme as he was able to out pilot Alex Dipietro and Chris Stowe.
1. Shorty Lacey 2. Alex Dipietro 3. Chris Stowe 4. Steve Stephens 5. Patrick
Lyon 6. Jeff Onley
7. Stan Parrish 8. Ray Tapp 9. Chester Thomas 10. Bill Harvey 11. Todd Bolin
12. Kurt Small
13. Paul Sparrow 14. Robbie Hudspeth 15. Drew McCullough
Jerry Oliver pulled double-duty winning in the stock four class followed
by Tommy Stang and Berry Fuller.
1. Jerry Oliver 2. Tommy Stang 3. Berry Fuller 4. Jamie Renegar
5. Shannon Barnhill 6. Adam Vandiver
In the pure stock four class Brian Nufer crossed the stripe first followed
by Travis Caviness and
1. Brian Nufer 2. Travis Caviness 3. Brian Stang 4. Mitch Warlick 5. Wayne
Curtis 6. Johnathan Petrea
7. Mark Flowers 8. Justin Timmons 9. Chris Cody 10. Jody Brown 11. Bobby
Come join us, Carolina Speedway will be back in action this Friday April
4th. Look for car counts to increase as more drivers now have their
machines expertly crafted and race ready. Carolina Speedway is a family
track with admission just $12.00 for adults and children over 12. Spectator
gates open at 5 p.m. with hot lap action at 7:15 p.m.