Woodstock HAT postponed 97-09-28

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Woodstock HAT postponed 97-09-28

DirtNews Digest Your Online News Source for Late Model Dirt Track Racing "Get Some Dirt On Your Computer!" Todd Turner, editor

Email address: DirtNews@aol.com Web site: http://members.aol.com/dirtnews/digest =================================== CONTENTS: Sept. 26-27 results (published Sept. 28) HAV-A-TAMPA: Rain postpones Shootout to Oct. 11 CAPSULES: O'Neal, Hearst get victories on Saturday =================================== HAV-A-TAMPA DIRT RACING SERIES Hav-A-Tampa Shootout

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (Saturday) Billy Moyer will have to wait to wrap up his Hav-A-Tampa Dirt Racing Series championship.

Torrential Georgia rains forced Saturday's season-ending Hav-A-Tampa Shootout to be postponed until Oct. 11. The 18 drivers -- including the pole-sitting Moyer -- who clinched Shootout spots in Friday's heat races will return for the prestigious $35,000-to-win event.

Rain plagued Dixie Speedway all weekend, although Friday's preliminary races were completed. Because other events are scheduled for next weekend at Dixie Speedway, the Shootout was delayed two weeks.

Moyer, who has led the series points virtually all season, set fast time in Friday's qualifying and will lead the 26-car field to the rescheduled green flag. Other heat winners who will start in the first three rows of the Shootout are Rick Eckert, Terry Phillips, Scott Bloomquist, Bill Frye and Randle Chupp. Other drivers who have guaranteed feature spots are Ronnie Johnson, Wendell Wallace, Dale McDowell, Donnie Moran, Steve Francis, Rick Aukland, Clayton Christenberry, Ray Cook, Freddy Smith, Skip Arp, Mark Miner and Jack Boggs.

Eight other spots in the field will be completed before the feature Oct. 11, with six cars transferring from a pair of consolation races and two others added as provisional starters according to points. Jason Smith and Steve Smith (no relation) are the polesitters for the consolation races.

Tickets and pit passes will be honored for the rescheduled race. Pit gates will open at 9 a.m. Oct. 11 with the grandstand opening at noon. For more information, call Dixie Speedway at (770) 926-5315.

CREDIT: Ozzie Altman <victory.lane@mcione.com> of Hav-A-Tampa ------------------------------------------------------------- SATURDAY'S RACE CAPSULES

O'NEAL WINS PONDEROSA FALL CLASSIC: Don O'Neal of Martinsville, Ind., took the lead when front-running Darrell Lanigan dropped out with a broken oil line and went on to an $8,000 victory in the eighth annual Fall Classic at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Ky. O'Neal jumped to the lead from his outside pole position and held the top spot until Lanigan grabbed the lead on lap 18, just before the race's first caution. Lanigan looked dominant, quickly opening up a dozen car-length lead over O'Neal. However, Lanigan's car also began to smoke badly. Just before the fuel stop on lap 50, Lanigan pulled to the pits with the broken oil line, handing the lead to O'Neal. The top five at the fuel stop was O'Neal, Jim Curry, Steve Barnett, Audie McWilliams and Jason Altiers. O'Neal would dominate the second half of the race, opening up a half-lap lead by the 75th circuit. Curry and Barnett had an intense battle for the entire race, with Barnett finally getting under Curry for second on lap 90. There were 30 cars on hand with O'Neal (14.38 seconds) setting fast time on the 3/8-mile bullring. O'Neal also won the fast dash and heat wins went to Audie McWilliams and Josh Tarter. FEATURE (100 laps): (1) Don O'Neal, (2) Steve Barnett, (3) Jim Curry, (4) Jason Altiers, (5) Mike Jewell, (6) Paul Feistritzer, (7) Randy Boggs, (8) C.J. Rayburn, (9) Audie McWilliams, (10) Josh Tarter, (11) Steve Cornelius, (12) Mike Hawley, (13) Jesse Lay, (14) Dan Sturgeon, (15) Delane Browning, (16) Darrell Lanigan, (17) Rod Carter Jr., (18) Dustin Neat (Eddie Carrier Sr. and Johnny Wheeler scratched).

HEARST WINS RACE, JOE KOSISKI GRABS NASCAR TITLE: Veteran Tom Hearst of Tipton, Iowa, won the NASCAR Busch All-Star Tour's season-ending event, while Joe Kosiski finished third in the Hawkeye 100 at Crawford County Speedway to wrap up his fifth career series title. Hearst pocketed $4,000 for the 100-lap victory in Denison, Iowa. Kosiski, the oldest of the three famous racing brothers from Omaha, Neb., narrowly edged brother Steve to defend his 1996 series championship. Joe Kosiski also won the Busch All-Star Tour title in 1986, 1988 and 1989. Ron Boyse was Friday's fastest qualifier (23.452) at the two-day event, that saw Ray Guss Jr. and Mark Wyman win heat races. FEATURE (100 laps): (1) Tom Hearst, (2) Steve Kosiski, (3) Joe Kosiski, (4) Brian Birkhofer, (5) Steve Boley, (6) Curt Martin, (7) Jeff Aikey, (8) Rick Wendling, (9) Denny Osborn, (10) Denny Eckrich, (11) Bob Helm, (12) Curt Hansen, (13) Ed Kosiski, (14) Bob Hampel, (15) Sonny Findling, (16) Kyle Berck, (17) Bill Martin, (18) Scott Koskovich, (19) Ron Boyse, (20) Terry Schlipman, (21) Bob Dominacki, (22) Dave Eckrich, (23) Jay Johnson, (24) Al Zeitner, (25) Randy Havlik, (26) Jeff French, (27) Ray Guss Jr., (28) Ed Sanger, (29) Tom Cannon, (30) Mark Wyman, (31) Skip Frey, (32) Jarod Fleck. ------------------------------------------------------------- CAPSULE CREDIT: Terry Mynhier <ta4uk@aol.com>. -------------------------------------------------------------

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