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.
In other races:
Ross Boo Boo Dalton out-dueled 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.
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