MATHIS, CARRIGAN AND SMITH COMPLETE SPEEDWORLD
Three drivers concluded the first week of the 2005 Winternationals at
Orlando Speedworld by finishing up sweeps of their respective divisions
Terry Mathis took the lead from Mark Dyer on lap 14 and led the rest
of theway to claim victory in the 35 lap Aaron's Pro Challenge feature.
Cumming, GA driver took all three events during the week as well as
settingfast time on opening night.
Unlike the first two night, only one caution flag slowed the action
onSaturday as Brett Butler hit the wall on lap 11. Shortly after the
greenreappeared, Mathis zipped by Dyer with Josh Adams moving up to second.
Meanwhile, Wayne White was on the charge after starting deep in the
field and took second from Adams Late in the going but couldn't catch the
fleet Mathis. Adams crossed the line third followed by Alan Mitchell,
Ken Butler. Rounding out the top ten were Kyle Kennedy, Dyer, Ben
Stancill, Mike Grissom and Raymond Williams with Frankie Roberts, John
Hardwick, Jason Treschl, Brett Butler, J.L. Snowden, Bobby Keys, Trent
Mayo,Bob Harsbarger, Mike Lago, and Larry Druwbarn completing the field.
RustyMcLain, Brett McLain, and Michael Foy were unable to start.
Doug Carrigan again dominated the Mod Lite field to complete a sweep
of that division's races. The Murphreesboro, TN driver took the
K.J. Pickett, Mike Belusar, Phil Krauthoff and Harvey Johnson.
Doug Smith ended up with back to back wins in the Florida Mini Cup
All Pro division but had to contend with second and third place finishers
Kash and Frank Pfister nearly the entire distance as the tree raced side by
side for over 25 of the 50 laps which were run without a single caution
flag. Rick Auriemma took fourth with Ed MacKenzie fifth.
The Florida Mini Cup Junior All Stars race was won by Jacob France
of Mt.Juliet, TN as he led the entire 30 lap distance to take the checker
ahead of Dylan Presnell, Mason Mingus, Stephen Hershey and Seth Greco.
Brian Gingras took the Open Wheel Lite feature win for his second
victory in three nights. Friday night winner Ron Towles was second
Tom Schnable, Rick Lundeen and George Landis.
Wayne White backed up his second place finish in the Aaron's Pro
Challenge race with a win in the Florida Pro Challenge feature.
to the checker were Howard Brennan, John Tyler David, Mark David and J.L.
Will Ragsdale took the BM Modified win over Allen Mitchell, David
Northcutt,Chuck Mitchell, Jeff McMahan, and Tom Brown.
2005 Winternationals action resumes on Tuesday, February 15th as the
RE/MAX Legends Cars, Bandeleros, Thunder Roadsters, Baby Grands and MMRA
Cups are in action through Saturday.