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  • Dinah Thompson

Matthews, Humblet Take Wins Before Rain

Ryan Matthews picked up right where he left off last week picking up his seventh win on the season and, much like the week before, a good portion of the field was taken out thanks to three cautions.


Cameron Burke won the pole over Matthews by .069 by posting a 16.429. Unfortunately for him though, he pulled a six for the invert and started sixth on the grid. This gave Jason Pittman his first pole of the year. Within three laps, the 51 of Matthews was out front with Burke playing catch up in second. Both were able to avoid the first two cautions, but Burke was not so lucky with the third and much like last week was caught up in the wash. Due to the fact this was the third caution laps were being counted so the red flag was put out to get the track clean. Once the yellow waved, there were still a few laps under caution which set up a green, white, checkered situation. Matthews was able to get a solid restart and Mike Ganoe was able to get around Peyton Lee to come home second with Lee finishing third. Burke’s points chase took another serious hit finishing just outside of the top ten in 11th.

The Alcova Mortgage Modified division was back for a second straight week with twin 50 lap features. Current points leader Mike Rudy took the pole in qualifying but drew a two to start outside of row one. Jimmy Humblet led them to the green to start the race, but Chris Humblet was able to take the lead shortly after the start and drove away for the win. J. Humblet was second and Eric Fowlkes finished third.

The only other class that was able to run their feature Saturday night before the rains came, was the Mini Stock class where Jesse Jones took the win over Keith Riley and EJ Kenny.


The week is the Soles4Souls Big One race sponsored by WG Speeks. Friday night there is practice from 5-8 and following practice the Dominion Stocks, UCARS, and Any Car will kick off the racing weekend. Saturday night is twin 100 laps for the Geico of Fredericksburg Late Models in the Soles4Souls Big One, as well as features for the Virginia Racer, INEX Legends and Bando classes. Saturday night the gates open at 5 and green flag drops at 7.