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Johnson, Gabbert, Watson, and McCarty Score Spring Shootout Wins at Richmond Raceway

 

Richmond, KY (April 18, 2015) Richmond Raceway would present its Spring Shootout on Saturday evening at “The Beast of the East” and Greg Johnson of Bedford, IN would pick up the $5,000 payday for the Barry Turner of Century 21 Advantage Realty Super Late Models.  Russ Gabbert of Berea, KY would claim the $1,000 win in the American Dirt Allstars KDRA Super Stock main event.  Other feature event winners included Jeff Watson of Campbellsville, KY in Modifieds and Dave McCarty of Owingsville, KY in Four Cylinders.

Greg Johnson would take the lead at the drop of the green flag on the 40 lap, $5,000 to win Barry Turner of Century 21 Advantage Realty Super Late Model main event and the only thing would slow the Hoosier state native would be a trio of caution flags during the course of the contest that would slow the action.  Johnson would claim the win aboard the Gary Engle owned Carthage Auto Parts/Jay Construction/Genesis Racing Shocks sponsored #15 Revelution Race Car entry.  Victor Lee and Dustin Linville would have a spirited battle for second throughout the contest, with Lee ending up in the runner-up spot, with Linville claiming the final podium position.  Stephen Breeding would finish in the fourth position, while Brad Neat would make a late race charge on the top side of the track to claim the fifth position.  The remainder of the top ten would be Chris Combs, Derek Fisher, Tim Tungate, Todd Coffman, and Johnny Wheeler.  Seventeen entries would see Kenneth Howell as top qualifier at 15.443 seconds, while Johnson and Aaron Hatton scored heat race victories.

The American Dirt Allstars KDRA Super Stock main event would see Russ Gabbert and Jamey Adams battle side-by-side for the first seven laps of the contest before Adams claimed the top spot on lap 8 and appeared to be headed for victory when mechanical gremlins would strike Adams and give the lead back to Gabbert, who would drive on to the win in the Dan Ramey owned Ramey Motorsports/Ramey Race Engines sponsored #4 Chevy Monte Carlo.  Glen Hounshell, Jr. would charge from the rear of the field after an early race spin to finish second, while Eddie Stewart would finish in third.  Trae Soper and 16th starting Daniel Howard would round out the top five.  Completing the top ten would be 18th starting Bill Robinson, Derek Bottoms, Kevin Greer, Chad Barrett, and James Crowe.  Twenty-nine entries would see Adams as top qualifier at 16.618 seconds, with Adams, Dean Boyd, Allen Hackworth, Jr., and Gabbert taking heat wins, while Jeremy Howard would claim the B-Main win.

The Modified feature contest would see Jeff Watson take the lead at the start and never look back to claim victory in the seat of his Shofner Enterprises/Brad Burton Dairy Farms sponsored #11 Tomahawk Race Car powered by a Frank Ofria Race Engine.  Mikah Reams and Scott Lemaster would wage an entertaining battle for second, with Reams taking the spot over Lemaster, while Keith Smith and Dennis Roberson would complete the top five.  Rounding out the top ten were Jim Robinson, Wade Rookard, Cody Smith, Brent Estes, and Tim Patrick.  Seventeen entries saw Keith Smith as top qualifier at 16.276 seconds, with Watson and Reams scoring heat race victories.

The Four Cylinder main event would feature fourth place starting Dave McCarty grab the lead on the opening lap and never be headed in claiming the victory in his Swartz Enterprises sponsored #AR-15 Ford Mustang.  Tyler Hayes and Dylan Stephens would finish second and third, while Jeremy Cantrell and Dalton Cox would drive to fourth and fifth place finishes.  The rest of the top ten would be Brian Ferguson, Jon Garland, Jamison Gipson, Daniel Jackson, and Stacy Harrison.  Twelve entries would see heat race checkered flags fall to Ferguson and Hayes.

SUMMARY-Richmond Raceway-Richmond, KY-April 18, 2015

Barry Turner of Century 21 Advantage Realty Super Late Models (17 entries)
Top Qualifier- Kenneth Howell 15.443
1st Heat- Greg Johnson, Victor Lee, Stephen Breeding, Tim Tungate, Jason Barrett, Todd Coffman, Tommy Carlton (DNS- Kenneth Howell, John Craft)
2nd Heat- Aaron Hatton, Dustin Linville, Chris Combs, Johnny Wheeler, Brad Neat, Derek Fisher, Elliott Despain (DNS- Michael Chilton)
Spring Shootout- Greg Johnson, Victor Lee, Dustin Linville, Stephen Breeding, Brad Neat, Chris Combs, Derek Fisher, Tim Tungate, Todd Coffman, Johnny Wheeler, Elliott Despain, Aaron Hatton, Tommy Carlton, Kenneth Howell, Jason Barrett, Michael Chilton (DNS- John Craft)

American Dirt Allstars KDRA Super Stocks (29 entries)
Top Qualifier- Jamey Adams 16.618
1st Heat (top 4 transfer)- Jamey Adams, Eddie Stewart, Travis Preston, Chad Barrett, Kevin Greer, Darrell Cain, Jeremy Howard (DNS- Anthony Wiseman)
2nd Heat (top 4 transfer)- Dean Boyd, Bartley Grant, John Cole, James Crowe, Jason Wright (DNS- Jim Ison, Richard Mitchell)
3rd Heat (top 4 transfer)- Allen Hackworth, Jr., Robby Perkins, Trae Soper, Rudi Streebeck, Pherman Stewart, Bill Robinson (DQ) (DNS- Greg Hensley)
4th Heat (top 4 transfer)- Russ Gabbert, Glen Hounshell, Jr., Derek Bottoms, Daniel Howard, Johnny King, Glen Branham, Martin Stacey
B-Main (top 6 transfer)- Jeremy Howard, Bill Robinson, Darrell Cain, Johnny King, Kevin Greer, Glen Branham (DNS- Jason Wright, Pherman Stewart, Martin Stacey, Anthony Wiseman, Jim Ison, Richard Mitchell, Greg Hensley)
Spring Shootout- Russ Gabbert, Glen Hounshell, Jr., Eddie Stewart, Trae Soper, Daniel Howard, Bill Robinson, Derek Bottoms, Kevin Greer, Chad Barrett, James Crowe, Rudi Streebeck, Johnny King, Jamey Adams, Dean Boyd, Allen Hackworth, Jr., Darrell Cain, Glen Branham, Bartley Grant, Robby Perkins, Travis Preston, John Cole (DNS- Jeremy Howard)

Modifieds (17 entries)
Top Qualifier- Keith Smith 16.276
1st Heat- Jeff Watson, Jim Robinson, Cody Smith, Keith Smith, Ricky Brandenburg, Jr., Clay Reece, Brian Ramsey, Jared Reams (DNS- Jimmy Crabtree)
2nd Heat- Mikah Reams, Scott Lemaster, Dennis Roberson, Wade Rookard, Zach Powers, Brent Estes, Tim Patrick, Stevie Tipton
Feature- Jeff Watson, Mikah Reams, Scott Lemaster, Keith Smith, Dennis Roberson, Jim Robinson, Wade Rookard, Cody Smith, Brent Estes, Tim Patrick, Ricky Brandenburg, Jr., Jared Reams, Clay Reece, Brian Ramsey, Stevie Tipton, Zach Powers (DNS- Jimmy Crabtree)

Four Cylinders (12 entries)
1st Heat- Brian Ferguson, Jon Garland, Jeremy Cantrell, Daniel Jackson, Jamison Gipson, Stacy Harrison
2nd Heat- Tyler Hayes, Dave McCarty, Dylan Stevens, Dalton Cox, Keith Gipson (DNS- Clint Cox)
Feature- Dave McCarty, Tyler Hayes, Dylan Stevens, Jeremy Cantrell, Dalton Cox, Brian Ferguson, Jon Garland, Jamison Gipson, Daniel Jackson, Stacy Harrison, Keith Gipson (DNS- Clint Cox)