Fayetteville HAT results

Fayetteville, NC - RIS - Wendell Wallace started on the pole and led all 100 laps of the TARHEEL 100 to garner his second win of the 1997 season on the HAV-A-TAMPA Dirt Racing Series. Using the advantage of the inside starting spot, Wallace took ...

Fayetteville HAT results

Fayetteville, NC - RIS - Wendell Wallace started on the pole and led all 100 laps of the TARHEEL 100 to garner his second win of the 1997 season on the HAV-A-TAMPA Dirt Racing Series. Using the advantage of the inside starting spot, Wallace took the lead into the first corner from teammate and outside front row starter Dale McDowell and was never headed as he picked up the $15,000 winner's share of the purse on the cigar sponsored tour.

"We're Happy," exclaimed Wallace in the Winner's Circle. "That's what you are supposed to do from the pole. It helps us in the points with the bonus (most laps led and pole). I almost ran out of tires there at the end. I tried to save them, but you use them up at a place like this."

The only challenge to Wallace came at the end of the race as Bill Frye, who had gotten around McDowell at the start made a valiant effort to take the point, but Wallace was more than up to the task of defending his lead. Frye's second place kept McDowell from making it a one-two finish for the Monday Motorsports team as he sp;it the two in the final results. Frye had been fighting an ill-handling car for the entire race but was still nearly as fast as Wallace.

"We lost the power steering on lap 30," said Frye afterwards, his right arm still encased in a cast from an earlier broken bone. "I knew the only chance I had was to save what tires I had until the end and hope that Wendell wore his out. I gave it what I could, but just came up short."

Frye's teammate Johnny Virden took home the fourth spot, while 1996 HAV-A-TAMPA National Champion Freddy Smith scored his seventh top five finish of the season to round out the top five.

Ray Cook was th sixth place finisher, while Marshall Green and Skip Arp took the seventh and eighth spots respectively. Ex-NASCAR competitor Rodney Combs finished ninth and the winner last week, Donnie Moran rounded out the top ten. Points leader Billy Moyer won the Consolation race to gain a spot in the feature and then was able to finish in the 12th spot to hold onto a slim 45 point lead after 10 races of the 32 race schedule.

The HAV-A-TAMPA series now moves on to West Virginia Motor Speedway for this weekend's "KING OF THE MOUNTAIN 100".


 1. Wendell Wallace Batesville, AR 100 laps $15,850 2. Bill Frye Greenbrier,AR 100 $9,000 3. Dale McDowell Rossville, GA 100 $5,400 4. Johnny Virden Russellville, AR 100 $3,950 5. Freddy Smith Knoxville, TN 100 $3,650 6. Ray Cook Murphy, NC 100 $2,750 7. Marshall Green Dalton, GA 100 $2,650 8. Skip Arp Georgetown, TN 100 $2,550 9. Rodney Combs Harrisburg, NC 100 $2,000 10. Donnie Moran Dresden, OH 100 $2,150 11. Hank Edwards Hope Mills, NC 100 $1,500 12. Billy Moyer Batesville, AR 100 $1,600 13. Steve Russell Pontotoc, MS 100 $1,500 14. Clint Smith Griffin, GA 100 $1,400 15. Kenny Bass Whiteville, NC 100 $1,100 16. David Gibson Ash Flat, AR 100 $975 17. Earl Pearson, Jr Jacksonville, FL 100 $950 18. Jeff Smith King's Mountain, NC 100 $925 19. Gar Dickson Flintstone, GA 100 $900 20. Pete Broughton Wimauma, FL 99 $900 21. Jimmy Edwards Jr Hope Mills, NC 96 $900 22. Ricky Weeks Forest City, NC 95 $900 23. Kenny Merchant Ruston, LA 66 $900 24. Ray Tucker Greensboro, NC 48 $900 

HAV-A-TAMPA National Points Standings 1. Billy Moyer 1556 11. Marshall Green 1209 2. Wendell Wallace 1511 12. David Gibson 1172 3. Freddy Smith 1503 13. Ray Cook 1129 4. Donnie Moran 1368 14. Gar Dickson 943 5. Dale McDowell 1359 15. Robbie Starnes 935 6. Clint Smith 1339 16. Kenny Merchant 894 7. Steve Russell 1282 17. Ronnie Johnson 757 8. Bill Frye 1277 18. Mark Miner 732 9. Johnny Virden 1250 19. Jason Smith 730 10. Skip Arp 1240 20. Steve Francis 705

John Kaiser, Racing Information Systems KNOXVILLE, TN - RIS - Patrick Duggan of Lenoir City won his second straight 40-lap Late Model feature Friday night at Atomic Speedway driving the Waldrop Transmission Chevrolet. Duggan took the point on lap 14 when early race leader Terry Shannon of Pilot Mountain had mechanical failure under the hood of his City Bonding Chevrolet.

Shannon took the lead from the outside front row at the start of the race with pole sitter Duggan giving chase. After Shannon retired for the evening, Randy Weaver of Crossville moved up to second in his NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, but Duggan was able to keep the rest of the field behind him.

Following Duggan and Weaver under the checkered flag were Billy Ogle Jr of Knoxville in the Rocky Hill Amoco Chevrolet, Rick Williams of Crossville in the Cook Trucking Chevrolet and Dave Bilbrey of Crossville in the A&B Body Shop Ford.

In other action, Steve Mullinax of Crossville passed Chad Ogle of Sevierville in the closing laps to post the win in the 20-lap Open Wheel Modified feature. Jimmy and Kurt Owens of Newport filled the top three when Ogle dropped out with a cut tire.

David Shular of Knoxville posted his first win of the season by taking the 20-lap Super Stock feature. Shular outran Lynn Selby of Crossville and Kries Manis of Knoxville for the victory. Allen Walker of of Sweetwater won the 15-lap Pure mini feature over Dwayne Dishman and Derik Elder. The 15-lap Pure Street Bomber feature went to Roger Smith of Harriman, followed by Walter Sims and Jason Capps.

Atomic Speedway will return to Saturday night racing next week while sister track Crossville Speedway will return to action on Friday nights. Both tracks will offer a full schedule of racing action.

Provided by Roby Helm

RACE RESULTS LATE MODELS 1. Patrick Duggan 2. Randy Weaver 3. Billy Ogle Jr. 4. Rick Williams 5. Dave Bilbrey 6. Vic Hill 7. Tommy Kerr 8. Kevin Coffey 9. Jeff Monger 10. Brad Coffey 11. Rocky Estes 12. Marty Calloway 13. Keith Longmire 14. Sam Williams 15. Jeff Wolfenbarger 16. Bill Reed 17. Jason McMahan 18. Anthony White 19. Dan Duggan 20. Terry Shannon

OPEN WHEEL MODIFIEDS 1. Steve Mullinax 2. Jimmy Owens 3. Kurt Owens 4. Michael Asberry 5. Duke Lowe 6. Charles Asberry 7. Joey Whittenburg 8. David King 9. Chris Rickett 10. Richie Standridge 11. Kenny Cupp 12. Chad Ogle 13. Lincoln Trammell 14. Mike Lewis 15. Larry Trammell

SUPER STOCK 1. David Shular 2. Lynn Selby 3. Kries Manis 4. Michael Helton 5. Brandon Williams 6. Marty Seney 7. Junior Waters 8. Trent Mullinax 9. Shea Lebow 10. Randall Herendon 11. Vic Loden 12. Shag Helton 13. Marty Goodman 14. Len Sheffield

PURE MINIS 1. Allen Walker 2. Dewayne Dishman 3. Derik Elder 4. Luke Crass 5. Dan Goldberg 6. Rick Grubb 7. Jackie Courtney 8. Terry Wyrick 9. Wayne Braden 10. John Stout 11. Mike Foster 12. Scott Smith 13. Bo Corbin 14. Bill Merritt 15. Ronnie Turpin 16. Brad Hamilton 17. Derrick Duggan 18. Lynn King

PURE STREET BOMBERS 1. Roger Smith 2. Walter Sims 3. Jason Capps 4. David Hackworth 5. Chris Gregory 6. Paul Dunlap 7. Stanley Selby 8. Paul Miller 9. Billy Asberry

John Kaiser, Racing Information Systems

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