Moore wins LMSC race at Orange County Speedway
Reigning track champion Craig Moore took advantage of a scuffle last weekend between frontrunners Chris Denny and Layne Riggs to win the 75-lap late-model stock race at Orange County Speedway. The event was the finale of a seven-race card which honored the memory of former track staff member Sherry Love Johnson.
Moore was running third when Denny spun Riggs to a halt, allowing Moore and several other cars to scoot past. Moore held off Brandon Baker and Chuck Lawson to get the checkered flag, with Riggs rallying for fourth.
“We didn’t have the best car tonight, but we put ourselves in a position to win,” the Rougemont native stated in victory lane.
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In other races:
Ross Boo Boo Dalton outdueled Gary Young Jr. to take his first ever OCS triumph in the 35-lap limited sportsman affair. ...
Scott Martin edged John Comstock in the super mini truck 20 lapper. ...
Dennis Capps survived a duel with Tony Dale Lassiter and Harold Sumney to take the mod four 20. ...
Chad Sykes beat out Mike Herron in the pure stock 25. ...
Jerry Wilkerson took the street stock 25 ...
Brian King dominated the field in a Grand American modified 30.
Racing returns to the Rougemont speedway on May 14 with a slate of seven events on the OCS Family Fun Day/Kid’s Ride Along Night. The card features late models, limiteds, pure stock, street stock, super mini trucks, an Allison Legacy series race, and the Smokey Dave’s BBQ mod 4s.
OCS, April 23, 2016
Craig Moore, Brandon Baker, Chuck Lawson, Layne Riggs, Tripp Massengill, Terry Dease, Grayson Massey, Chris Denny, Devin Steele
Ross Dalton, Gary Young Jr., Dennis Sargent Jr., Daryl Carver, Richard Hayden, Jerry Hinesley, Chris Gray, Chris Elliott, Chris Henderson, Richard Placer, Daniel Moss, Cory Purnell, Daniel Schadt.
Chapel Hill Rec begins summer registrations
Chapel Hill’s Parks and Recreation Department opens Registration for summer programs on Monday. Patrons can browse and sign up for classes and activities that range from a Downtown Pop Up Farmers Market to Summer Youth Basketball for ages 10-18.
One of the newest class offerings is Teen Nights After Dark, for ages 13-18. Each week brings a different event, such as Top Chef; Beach Night; Poetry Slam; Kings of the Court 3 on 3 basketball tourney; and a “Step Up! Hip Hop Night.”
Residents living within Orange County may register beginning 8:30 a.m. May 2; all others may register beginning 8:30 a.m., May 16.
To download a new program brochure or access the online registration, go to www.chapelhillparks.org and browse the activities.
UNC’s Darkside, Pleiades trying for Ultimate nationals
Ranked No. 2 in the nation among Division I teams, North Carolina’s Darkside team is in Axton, Va., this weekend in the USA Ultimate Atlantic Coast Regionals.
Darskside, the 2014 national champion and coached by 2015’s Most Valuable Player Jonathan Nethercutt, is competing for one of the Atlantic regional’s two seeds in the USA Ultimate championships, to be held May 27-30 in Raleigh.
The UNC Pleiades are also ranked No. 2 nationally and are competing in the Women’s Div. I regional in Axton for the Atlantic’s one berth in the women’s national tournament.
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