Championship Auto Racing Series regular Scott Bishop survived a beating and banging contest with two former Orange County Speedway champions to win the Summer Sizzler 100 Saturday night at OCS.
The South Carolina driver was using last Saturday’s race as a prep for the July 30 CARS event at the three-eighths mile paved oval.
Runnerup Terry Dease and Saturday’s early leader, Chris Denny, were quick to point fingers at Bishop after the race for what each saw as rough driving.
“I don’t drive like that” Bishop stated in victory lane. “ I want to apologize to both of them.”
The race was a crowd pleasing contest with the three protagonists swapping the lead on numerous occasions .
Layne Riggs finished third in a car he will drive in the upcoming CARS event in Rougemont. Craig Stallard (fourth place last Saturday) and Denny (seventh place) are also expected to be back as well.
Boo Boo Dalton easily won a 35-lap limited sportsman affair over Chris Elliott and Daniel Moss. Dalton led all the way from a pole-position start.
The CARS Summertime Showdown 250 is scheduled for July 30 at the Orange County Speedway. It’s the sixth stop on the tour’s schedule, and the second this year at OCS.
Tim Peters of Providence won the CARS Orange Blossom 300’s late model stock race April 16 at OCS. Mooreville’s Christopher Bell on the night’s super late model event.
Tommy Lemons Jr., winner last Saturday in the CARS event last Saturday in Greenville, S.C., was poised this week to press current points leader Deac McCaskill for the top spot in CARS’ season standings. Lemons was third going into last Saturday’s races, with 154 points to McCaskill’s 164.
Orange County Speedway
July 23, 2016
Late model stock: Scott Bishop, Terry Dease, Layne Riggs, Craig Stallard, Barry Beggarly, Trevor Rizzo, Chris Denny, Daniel Moss.
Limited sportsman: Boo Boo Dalton, Chris Elliott, Daniel Moss, Gary Young Jr., Corey Purnell, Jerry Hinesley, Tracey Chambers.
Grand American Modifieds: (Race one) Josh Nichols, Brian King, Todd Massey, Gary Young Jr., Sharon Botts, John Barilka. (Race two) Young Jr., King, Barilka, Michael Roney, Nichols, Botts.
Pure stocks: Danny Winstead, Jarrett Milam, Emory Brooks, Chase Sanderfur, Johnnie Vaughn, Quincy Adkins, Rob Coloie, Bobby Clayton Jr.
Super mini trucks: Brook Beckham, John Comstock, Devin Parrott, Dalton Martin.
Street stocks: Jared Gilles, Jeffrey Martin, Joe Lunsford, Corey Whiteley, Austin Purnell.
AllIson Legacy: Justin Taylor, Jantzen Stirewalt.