Big Steve Wright



Jackie Boggs claims the first of two 50 lap feature events while Eddie Carrier Jr rallies to claim the second 50 lap feature on Saturday 9/14/13, both take home $10,000 for their efforts 


  A cool September night set up a smooth fast track for some high flying action. On tap was two 50 lap features, the first paying $10,000 to win, the second, the field is inverted to setup a 50 lap dash for either a $10,000 top prize or a new Harley Davidson V-Rod motorcycle. With the heat races being ran Friday the field was already set. On the card along with the late models was the modified and legend classes. Only 6 modifieds showed up with Dave Jamison taking home the win,

  In the first of 2 feature events, Jackie Boggs and Tim Dohm brought the field to the green flag. At the drop of the green Boggs got a good jump into the lead and never looked back. Not much moving around in the first race with a lot of the drivers finishing pretty much where they started. Following Boggs across the line was RJ Conley, Greg Johnson, Tim Dohm, Eddie Carrier Jr, and rounding out the top ten was Josh McGuire, Jared Miley, Duane Chamberlain (from 17th starting spot, the biggest mover of the race), Ben Adkins and Dustin Linville. Mike Marlar and Chad Stapleton who both started in the first five rows both fell out with troubles. So now all the cars that finished the first feature on the lead lap would be inverted to lineup the second feature.

  In between the two 50 lap features they ran both the modified and legend car features, then took a little bit of time to rework the track, which really paid off at the end of the night.

  With an inverted starting field the second feature was pulling out onto the track. The top prize for this race was the winner's choice was either $10,000 or a new Harley Davidson V-Rod. Oklahoma's Gary Christian and West Virginia's Zack Dohm brought the field around the track for the green flag. At the drop of the green flag Zack Dohm got the jump he needed to lead the first two laps before a caution slowed the race. With at least three different attempts to get passed the lap 2 mark, every time they restarted the race Christian would dive under the leader but at the same time Ben Adkins would put his nose under Christian. Once they did finally get the race underway Christian started to slip back and on a lap 10 restart Adkins made a bonsai move to pass two cars to put his car in the 2nd position and was setting his sights on Dohm for the lead, working him for many laps and he finally got the job done with 12 laps in the book. Adkins held a steady lead for a while until a fast moving Duane Chamberlain made his presence known and began to put pressure on Adkins in lapped traffic. Chamberlain was running on the very bottom of the track and took the lead away from Adkins in lapped traffic and began to pull away. With the remainder of the race staying green, Eddie Carrier Jr was on the move and after the midway point of the race was putting pressure on Chamberlain for the lead. The two raced side by side for a couple laps before Chamberlain ended up getting a little loose, just enough for Carrier to pull ahead and begin to pull away to go on and take the checkered flag ahead of Chamberlain, Jared Miley, Greg Johnson and Ben Adkins rounded out the top five. Crossing the line behind them was Dustin Linville, Mike Marlar, Josh McGuire, Gary Christian and Tim Dohm.

  In victory lane Carrier was very excited. When asked if he wanted to ride the Harley home or take the $10,000 he said, "It takes money to run this operation. I know everybody likes to ride bikes, but the way the economy is, it seems like nobody has the kind of play money they used to have. Monies tight and we've got eight bikes in the shop right now that were trying to sell. So give me the money"

  Carrier was the first winner of the American Heritage to not take the bike but like Carrier said, you can't put a bike in the bank. This was Carrier's first win in the final American Heritage event but he has won the first of the 2 features before.


Notes from the weekend: Jackie Boggs won the first 50 lap race and was starting to move up in the second feature before he spun bringing out the caution, they told him to go to the tail but Jackie thought it shouldn't be that way so he stopped to argue but they acted like they were gonna start the race without him so he went up and spun his car around in turn 3 coming to a stop making the flagman throw the yellow back out. Then as he came by the flagman he gave him the black flag which ended his chances at a 5th Harley. Tennessee's Mike Marlar fell out of the first feature event and came back out and started on the rear of the second feature to move up to a 7th place finish at the end of the night. That was one of the best races I have seen all season. During parts of the 2nd feature they were running 3 and 4 wide at times. There was awesome racing going on all over that field. I have to give it to the crew at Brushcreek, they really know how to prepare a good, fast, smooth track and really proved it with that second feature.














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