Craig Moore took his third Late Model Stock Car win of the season in a 75-lap event at Orange County Speedway on Saturday night. Moore easily outdistanced Terry Dease and Chris Denny to extend his lead in the division point standings.
“I was beginning to think we weren’t going to win again,” the hometown winner stated.
Moore won two races back in April and hadn’t won since.
Denny started from the pole and led early, but was no match for the flying Moore once the race reached its middle stages.
Barry Beggarly Jr. edged Layne Riggs by half a car length to take the 35-lap Limited Sportsman feature.
It was the Pelham driver’s first ever win at the track. He out-battled Riggs and Boo Boo Dalton to take the triumph.
Beggarly Jr. ran the race in his father’s 82 car, used by Beggarly Sr. to win the 1993 National Championship, in the tight race with Riggs, who’s the son of NASCAR star Scott Riggs.
With his runner-up finish Saturday, Riggs moved into first place in the OCS Limited Sportsman points race over Chuck Lawson, who crashed while battling Riggs for the lead.
In the night’s other races...
Jared Gillis edged Scoot Hayden to take a 25 lap street stock battle,
Mike Herron garnered his second victory of 2015 in the 25 lapper for pure stocks and
Anthony Bennett topped the field in a 20 lap super mini truck contest.
Orange County Speedway
Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015
Late model stock: Craig Moore, Terry Dease, Chris Denny, Donnie Puryear Jr., Grayson Massey, Chuck Lawson, Mike Chambers, Barry Beggarly.
Limited sportsman: Barry Beggarly Jr., Layne Riggs, Boo Boo Dalton, Brandon Baker, Mike Chambers, Dennis Sargent Jr., Chuck Lawson, Chris Henderson, Chris Elliott, Jerry Hinesley, Daryl Carver, Tracey Chambers
Street stock: Jared Gilles, Scoot Hayden, Bobby Wade, Jerry Wilkerson, Austin Purnell, Dave Vinesett, Scott Cross, Joe Lunsford, BrianLowman, Wesley Martin
Super mini trucks: Anthony Bennett, Kiser Martin, Bobby Salisbury, Jeffrey Martin, Scott Martin
Pure stocks: Mike Herron, Danny Winstead, Emory Brooks, Mikey Milam, Chase Sanderfur, James Peery, Justin Bollock, Jarrett Milam, Tony Dale Lassiter Jr.