Dave McCarty Hits Paydirt in Four Cylinder Fury at Richmond Raceway


Richmond, KY(June 27, 2015) Richmond Raceway would present the Four Cylinder Fury on Saturday evening and Dave McCarty of Owingsville, KY would collect the $1,000 payday and score the victory.  Other feature event winners included Johnny Wheeler of Campbellsville, KY in Barry Turner of Century 21 Advantage Realty Super Late Models, Elliott Despain of Campbellsville, KY in REVELution Race Cars Pro Late Models, Blake Brown of Corbin, KY in Modifieds, Jeremy Howard of Berea, KY in KDRA Super Stocks, and Josh Dickerson of Richmond, KY in Warlock Race Cars Mini-Cup/Cyclones.

McCarty would lead the entire distance in the Four Cylinder main event that would be shortened due to the race time limit due to numerous caution flags, but would visit victory lane in the Swartz Enterprises sponsored #AR-15 Ford Mustang.  Stacy Harrison would take runner-up honors, with Sean Jones coming from the rear of the field after being involved in a early race caution to finish third.  Matthew Norman would also charge from the rear of the pack to finish fourth, with Shane Yates completing the top five.  The remainder of the top ten would be Greg Hensley, Nathan Martin, Johnny Donahue, Zac Karr, and Bill Taulbee.  Thirty-one entries saw McCarty as top qualifier at 18.332 seconds and also win a heat, while other heat race wins were captured by Jones, Harrison, and Logan Burke.  Thomas Scenters would win the B-Main.

Johnny Wheeler would make it two straight victories by taking the checkered flag in the Barry Turner of Century 21 Advantage Realty Super Late Model main event aboard the Louis and Phyllis Brady owned Wilson Plumbing sponsored #31x MasterSbilt Race Car powered by a Dale Meers Race Engine.  Derek Fisher would finish second for the second straight week, with Tommy Bailey claiming the final podium finishing position.  Jason Barrett and Josh Hall would round out the top five.  Completing the top ten would be Aaron Hatton, Joe Brewer, Ben Nicastri, Steve Stollings, and Dennis Barton.  Fourteen entries would see Wheeler as top qualifier at 15.528 seconds and win a heat, while Fisher would be victorious in the other heat. 

Elliott Despain would jump to the race lead at the start of the REVELution Race Cars Pro Late Model main event and never look back to pick up his victory of the season at Richmond Raceway behind the wheel of the Billy and Lisa Despain owned Lucas Oil Products/Miller Pest Control/Southern Indiana Rock Drilling/Family Eyecare/Bilstein Shocks/VP Race Fuels/SpeeDecals Vinyl Graphics/Mike Williams Auto Repair sponsored #75e C.J. Rayburn Race Car, GM604 crate powered entry.  David Freeman and Steve Elliott would finish second and third respectively, while Todd Coffman and Richard Musick completed the top five.  Chad Spradlin would head up the second five at finish, followed by Sean Thomas, Wesley Ball, Perry Barnhardt, and Chris Johnson.  Twelve entries saw Despain as top qualifier at 15.853 seconds and win a heat, while Freeman scored a heat race checkered flag as well.

Russ Gabbert and Blake Brown would duel for the race lead for the first two laps on the Modified main event before Brown would settle into the lead and survive a pair of late race cautions that would see the 16 year old second-generation racer scored his first-ever feature event victory in the seat of the Robbie Brown owned Ball’s Bath and Lighting/Tammy Brown Photography/Vic Hill Race Engines/1st Priority/Don Franklin Auto Group sponsored #99 Lightning Chassis, Vic Hill Race Engines powered mount.  Delane Browning would sneak past Gabbert to claim second, with Gabbert finishing third.  Jared Reams and Aaron Branham would have season-best finishes at the track by coming home fourth and fifth.  The remainder of the top ten would be Kevin Harkins, Steven Eversole, Jimmy Crabtree, Mike Pratt, and Brent Estes.  Twenty entries would see Brown be top qualifier at 16.834 seconds and win a heat, while Gabbert also picked up a heat win.

The KDRA Super Stocks were scheduled to be off, but after several other tracks were rained out, they would be added to the racing card and Jeremy Howard would put Howard Chassis/Terry Rice Race Engines/Xtreme Style Signs and Graphics sponsored #310 in victory lane.  Eddie Stewart would nip Logan Preston at the finish for second, while Robby Perkins and first-time visitor Brandon Hutchinson would complete the top five.  Rounding out the top ten would be Jason Wright, Glen Hounshell, Jr., John Cole, Chad Barrett, and Anthony Wiseman.  Eighteen entries would see heat race wins fall to Allen Hackworth, Jr. and Howard.

The Warlock Race Cars Mini-Cup/Cyclone main event would be a nip and tuck affair the entire way before Josh Dickerson would grab the lead for good on the final lap and drive to his first-ever feature win in the Dickerson Remodeling sponsored #17D unit.  Jason Bell and Scott Crusenberry would complete the running order.  Dickerson would also be victorious in the heat.

SUMMARY-Richmond Raceway-Richmond, KY-June 27, 2015

Four Cylinders (31 entries)
Top Qualifier-Dave McCarty 18.332
1st Heat (top 5 transfer)- Dave McCarty, Robert Minton, Greg Hensley, Dewayne Smith, Tyler Hayes, Thomas Scenters, Justin Masters, Nathan Martin 2nd Heat (top 5 transfer)- Sean Jones, Charlie Ratcliff, Freddy Breeden, Zac Karr, Jon Garland, Dalton Cox, Jamison Gipson, Derek Thornsburg 3rd Heat (top 5 transfer)- Stacy Harrison, Dylan Stevens, Brian Thornsburg, Shane Yates, Bill Taulbee, Eric Masters, George Patton, Keith Gipson 4th Heat (top 5 transfer)- Logan Burke, Matthew Norman, Ronnie Romines, Clint Cox, Johnny Donahue, Brandon Creech, Troy Smith B-Main (top 4 transfer)- Thomas Scenters, Nathan Martin, Eric Masters, Dalton Cox, George Patton, Justin Masters, Jamison Gipson, Keith Gipson (DNS- Brandon Creech, Derek Thornsburg, Troy Smith) Four Cylinder Fury- Dave McCarty, Stacy Harrison, Sean Jones, Matthew Norman, Shane Yates, Greg Hensley, Nathan Martin, Johnny Donahue, Zac Karr, Bill Taulbee, Eric Masters, Dalton Cox, Charlie Ratcliff, Logan Burke, Dylan Stevens, Thomas Scenters, Freddy Breeden, Tyler Hayes, Robert Minton, Ronnie Romines, Jon Garland, Brian Thornsburg, Dewayne Smith, Clint Cox

Barry Turner of Century 21 Advantage Realty Super Late Models (14 entries) Top Qualifier- Johnny Wheeler 15.528 1st Heat- Johnny Wheeler, Tommy Bailey, Dennis Barton, Jonathan Couch, Joe Mayabb, Joe Brewer, Steve Stollings 2nd Heat- Derek Fisher, Josh Hall, Jason Barrett, Aaron Hatton, Ben Nicastri, Chris Ruble, Mike Petrey
Feature- Johnny Wheeler, Derek Fisher, Tommy Bailey, Jason Barrett, Josh Hall, Aaron Hatton, Joe Brewer, Ben Nicastri, Steve Stollings, Dennis Barton, Chris Ruble, Mike Petrey, Jonathan Couch, Joe Mayabb

REVELution Race Cars Pro Late Models (13 entries) Top Qualifier- Elliott Despain 15.853 1st Heat- Elliott Despain, Todd Coffman, Chris Johnson, Richard Musick, Derek Bottoms, Sean Thomas (DNS-Clayton Spradlin) 2nd Heat- David Freeman, Jake Henry, Wesley Ball, Chad Spradlin, Steve Elliott, Perry Barnhardt
Feature- Elliott Despain, David Freeman, Steve Elliott, Todd Coffman, Richard Musick, Chad Spradlin, Sean Thomas, Wesley Ball, Perry Barnhardt, Chris Johnson, Derek Bottoms, Jake Henry

Modifieds (20 entries)
Top Qualifier- Blake Brown 16.834
1st Heat- Blake Brown, Delane Browning, Jeff Watson, Aaron Branham, Jimmy Crabtree, Mitchell Fields, Stevie Tipton, Clay Reece, Zach Powers, Brian Ramsey 2nd Heat- Russ Gabbert, Jared Reams, Jimmy Robinson, Kevin Harkins, Steven Eversole, Brent Estes, Mike Pratt, Korey Cochran, Dustin Mosley (DNS-Ricky Brandenburg)
Feature- Blake Brown, Delane Browning, Russ Gabbert, Jared Reams, Aaron Branham, Kevin Harkins, Steven Eversole, Jimmy Crabtree, Mike Pratt, Brent Estes, Korey Cochran, Stevie Tipton, Jeff Watson, Clay Reece, Mitchell Fields, Dustin Mosley, Zach Powers, Brian Ramsey, Jimmy Robinson (DNS- Ricky Brandenburg)

KDRA Super Stocks (18 entries)
1st Heat- Allen Hackworth, Jr., Robby Perkins, Johnny King, John Cole, Jason Wright, Brandon Hutchinson, Chad Barrett, Kevin Greer, Shane Bailey (DNS- Bartley Grant) 2nd Heat- Jeremy Howard, Eddie Stewart, Logan Preston, Darrell Cain, Greg Hensley, Glen Hounshell, Jr., Anthony Wiseman, James Crowe
Feature- Jeremy Howard, Eddie Stewart, Logan Preston, Robby Perkins, Brandon Hutchinson, Jason Wright, Glen Hounshell, Jr., John Cole, Chad Barrett, Anthony Wiseman, Johnny King, Darrell Cain, Greg Hensley, Shane Bailey, Allen Hackworth, Jr., James Crowe, Kevin Greer (DNS- Bartley Grant)

Warlock Race Cars Mini-Cup/Cylones (3 entries)
Heat- Josh Dickerson, Jason Bell (DNS- Scott Crusenberry)

Feature- Josh Dickerson, Jason Bell, Scott Crusenberry