North Central Arkansas Speedway, 4-26-19
North Central Arkansas Speedway took to the track for the second week of racing action with cooling temperatures a field of drivers anxious to get back on track.
Tommy Eppes and Chad Tyler paced the field to get the first feature race of the night underway for the Pure Stock drivers. Tyler put his car out in front by the end of lap one and led from start to finish. Eppes had his hands full throughout the race as Ethan Dandurand came up to challenge for the second spot several times but in the end it was Tyler the winner, Eppes in second and Dandurand finishing third.
Pure Stock Final Results: 1) #73 Chad Tyler, 2) #33 Tommy Eppes, 3) #15 Ethan Dandurand, 4) #22 Kaitlyn Glade, 5) #T10 Marvin Brightwell, 6) #14 Cody Collins, 7) #77D David Harris
The Hobby Stock feature race had Chance Cotter alongside Jackie Hensley on the front row as the race accelerated to the starting green flag. Hensley was able to claim the lap one lead with Cotter and Chris Caststeel following close behind the leader. By lap eight the top three cars had caught slower cars and as the leaders moved past the traffic the race for the lead remained tight. Cotter was able to pull to the inside of Hensley on several occasions buy was never able to get enough space to make the pass for the lead as Hensley drove to the race win.
Hobby Stock Final Results: 1) #411 Jackie Hensley, 2) #113 Chance Cotter, 3) #29 Chris Caststeel, 4) #25 Cody Robinson, 5) #10D Darrin Smith, 6) #5 Rocky Brotherton, 7) #4T Ben Tackitt
In the Super Stock feature Jason May held the pole position with Jason Guffey outside of row one. Guffey used the upper lane to move past May on lap one, then used the bottom grove to protect his advantage throughout the race. Eddie Martin started in the third spot and after running in that position for the opening pair of laps moved past May into second on lap three. Martin began to mount a serious bid for the lead but mechanical issues would end his race on lap eight. As Martin started to slow both May and Kyle Cotter moved past the ailing car and began to fight over second. After following May for two trips around the speedway mid-race, Cotter moved into the second spot on lap nine. May reclaimed the second position on lap ten and remained there until he too began to slow on lap fourteen. As May began to slow Joe Davenport used his experience to choose the right place to be and moved past both May and Cotter to take second on lap fifteen. Davenport tried to close on Guffey over the closing laps, but it was Guffey earning the feature race win.
Super Stock Final Results: 1) #4G Jason Guffey, 2) #28 Joe Davenport, 3) #18K Kyle Cotter, 4) #3T Mark Tackitt, 5) #888 Jason May, 6) #10K Eddie Martin, 7) #5 Joseph Smittle, DNS: #21S Gibber Steinhaus, #21 Eric Hopper
The B-Modified feature powered off turn four to a waving green flag with Kandy Methvin and John Briggs leading the way. Methvin used the lower lane to hold off Briggs exiting turn two on the opening lap to take the top spot with Briggs pressuring the leader for the first two laps of the race when the caution lights came on. Methvin maintained the lead as the race resumed but Briggs was soon passed by the cars of Cody Acklin and Jason Snodgrass. Briggs moved back past Snodgrass on lap five and maintained the third position with Acklin chasing leader Methvin. As the race progresses slower cars produced traffic for the leading duo with Acklin moving past Methvin to take the lead on lap eighteen. Methvin chased Acklin for the last pair of laps but couldn’t regain his momentum as Acklin earned his first race win of the season.
B-Modified Final Results: 1) #24 Cody Acklin, 2) #86 Kandy Methvin, 3) #71 Jason Snodgrass, 4) #X2M Carl Murphey, 5) #5 John Briggs, 6) #14 Curt Cotter, 7) #93 Jay Croney, 8) #23 Casey Acklin, 9) #31 Justin Kraft, 10) #00B Dan Bolen, 11) #1X Bryce Griffin
In the Late Model feature event Arlen Stewart and Sawyer Crigler started out front, but and opening lap incident ended the night early for Crigler. Stewart would top the score sheet for the first three laps but was passed for the lead by Kandy Methvin on the fourth circuit. Methvin led the race until lap ten when mechanical problems ended his night early and allowed Stewart to claim the win.
Late Model Final Results: 1) #3 Arlen Stewart, 2) #14¢ Jerry Croney, 3) #41 Kandy Methvin, 4) #12 Sawyer Crigler, DNS: #51 Eddie Martin
Lightning Rod Final Results: 1) #28 Chris Martin, 2) #500 Kolton Jensen, 3) #44 Mike Smith, 4) #43 Michael Smith, 5) #15 Ty Rosson
North Central Arkansas Speedway is located between Yellville and Flippin on Hwy. 62-412. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and those with a military ID, $5 for those ages 7 through 15 with 6 and under getting in free. A family plan is $25 for two adults and their family members 15 and under. For rules or information please visit the speedway website at www.ncaspeedway.com.