FARMINGTON – Despite last week’s rain, the St. Francois County Raceway grounds crew were able to get the track ready for Saturday’s races in time, though it left a heavy track which provided for more traction and a lot more beating and banging going on in the heats and feature races.
For the second race weekend in a row, Karl Francis in the #10A Pure Street had the class covered. Ryan Williams #34 and Karl Francis #10A won their heat races and in the feature, Robert Hicks #32, David Baker #00, Mike Abney #32X and Robbie Williams #43X round out the top five. Francis will have a chance to win his third feature in a row when racing resumes on May 28.
Dusty Homan won the BMod feature again this week. Shane Blair led almost the entire feature until the end of the race when he blew his transmission. Dusty Homan #10, Shane Blair #1 and Eddie Gross #4G won their heat races and for the feature; Chuck Adams #99, Eddie Gross #4G, Chris Boyd #97 and Randy Forster #r7 round out the top five.
Danny Resinger caught the AMod feature win this week. In the winner’s circle, it was a very excited and happy Resinger pounding the roof of his car as he got out and waving to the fans as Danny caught his first Feature win since 2005!
Jeff Asher #777 won both his heat and dash races moving him to a tie for first place in points with Matt Eaton #53. Billy Smith also won his heat race but didn’t have enough Toyota horse power to get past Asher #777 in the feature.
Fans got to inspect the chassis of Ben Gerdes modified as he rolled it over at the entrance to turn three. In the feature Jeff Asher #777, Billy Smith #14, Dave Armstrong #34 and Matt Eaton #53 round out the top five.
410 Winged Sprint Cars were racing for $2000 to win this week and they were all in. Two sprint cars took wicked flips this weekend. Thankfully both drivers walked away, but they have a lot of work and damaged race cars.
Korey Bales #5 was the first to take a tumble along the front stretch exiting turn four. He rolled the car along the outside wall, landing on its side when the rear tire caught sending him down the track before Bales was able to get the massive power plant shut down.
Joey Montgomery #12X, Tank Bridgeman #14T and Jeff Wurst #88 won their heat races, with Montgomery #12X packing his second checkered flag of the night in the Dash. At the start of the feature Bridgeman in the #14T looked like he was going to take home that $2000 win, but it didn’t last long for him.
After leading for a few laps Bridgeman #14T found a little too much of that Super Man traction in the cushion and sent his car tumbling in turns one and two.
When Montgomery pulled into the winners circle to collect his $2000 pay check his left front suspension was broke, apparently a lap or two before the checkered flag. ‘Front Row Joe’ tried to go three wide on the back stretch and didn’t quite fit, but it didn’t slow him down much as he brought home the win. Brad Loyet #05, Joe B Miller #7c and Joey Boyd #67 rounded out the top four in the Sprint feature.
SFCR presents the ‘Round Up at the Bull Ring’ for the next races on May 28. The National Sprint Car League will be in Farmington to see who can tame the Bull Ring and come out on top. This is a Points night for all classes. With the exception of Sprint cars, NSL rules are different than local track rules, so they will not run for points. A Mods will run for both local track points and for UMP Points.