Kenny Compton Jr. Wins
At Dublin Motor Speedway.
Kenny Compton Jr. Wins his Second Career Carolina Clash
Event in First Ever Appearance at Dublin Motor Speedway.
Luke Roffers holds onto the points lead as 30 cars
descended on Dublin Motor Speedway.
By: Alex Cummings
Kenny Compton Jr. was able to fight off 30 of the best
super late models in the southeast Saturday evening at
Dublin Motor Speedway to win his second career Carolina
Clash race. With a third place finish, Luke Roffers was
able to extend his points lead over the field. "We have
been fighting hard all year to get this win," said Compton
Jr. in victory lane "I've never been to Dublin before but
I really like this track and look forward to coming back
at the end of the season. I also want to thank my crew and
especially my father for all of their hard work along with
all of my sponsors."
Kenny Compton Jr. in his first ever appearance at Dublin
Motor Speedway (DMS) was able to win the XS Power Racing
Batteries Fastest Qualifier Award with a time of 15.5
seconds. The echo of his Clements power plant could be
heard as he flat footed the entire ½ mile speedway.
The first 10 laps of the feature event seemed as though
all 24 cars on the track were thrown into a blender and
jumbled up lap after lap as passing was taking place over
all the speedway. Johnny Purlsey got in on the action
passing Compton Jr. for the lead on lap 9 but Compton Jr.
would get back around Pursley to lead lap 12.
Klotz Rookie of the Year contender Travis Yow would go for
a wide ride in turn 1 when the front suspension broke
sending him over the bank. Another Klotz Rookie of the
Year contender, Mike Huey would slow on lap 26 but would
resume after minor repairs behind the pit wall.
On the restart, the both Dean Bowen and Craig Shuffield
would be bitten by the rattlesnake in turn 3 as Bowen spun
in front of the field while running third. Shuffield, with
nowhere to go slammed driver side first into the front of
Bowen's car. Shuffield would be placed into the ambulance
for observation and was released minutes later.
On lap 28, the fans were treated to a side by side battle
for the lead when Dennis Franklin caught Compton Jr. with
Compton Jr. having the preferred high side. Both
competitors would run door handle to door handle until lap
35 when Franklin would bobble in turn 2 collecting the
second place runner in Carolina Clash points in Mike Gault.
Gault would go for a spin bringing out the caution and
sending him to the rear of the field. Gault would
capitalize and race his way back to an 11th place finish.
This would setup a 5 lap dash for cash with Compton Jr.
showing the way. Compton Jr. wouldn't let the lead go as
he went on to victory followed by Franklin in second and
Luke Roffers in third. Johnny Pursley made a last lap pass
on Jeff Smith coming out of turn 4 for fourth place as
Smith would finish fifth.
Hard Charger of the Race - (10 pts bonus) Chris Blackwell
Points Provisional Starters - Mike Huey, Travis Yow
Fastest Qualifier - Kenny Compton Jr.
Heat race #1 (Top 5 Transfer) - Benji Cole, Tim Allen,
Petey Ivey, Chad Paxton, Shaun Harrell, Travis Yow, Mike
Huey, Scott Neighbors, Doug Sanders, DNS Donald Bradhser
Heat race #2 (Top 5 Transfer) - Mike Gault, Justin Labonte,
Travis YowRobbie Bailey, Craig Shuffield, Mike Mason,
Chris Blackwell, Dale Hammond, Ray Tucker, DNS GR Smith
B Main (Top 2 Transfer) - Michael Mason, Chris Blackwell,
Dale Hammond, Ray Tucker, DNS Donald Bradsher, Doug
Sanders, Scott Neighbors, GR Smith
XS Power Racing Batteries Fastest Qualifier - Kenny
Collins Signs First Man Out Award - Benji Cole
R2C Performance Heat Race Winners - Benji Cole, Mike Gault
Shell Racing Solutions B Main Winner - Michael Mason
Comp Cams Feature Winner - Kenny Compton Jr.
Keizer Wheels Runner up Award - Dennis Franklin
Shell Racing Solutions 3rd place finisher - Luke Roffers
ATL Fuel Cells 4th place finisher - Johnny Pursley
Cool Shirts Top 5 - Kenny Compton Jr., Dennis Franklin,
Luke Roffers, Johnny Pursley, Jeff Smith
RF Composites 6th Place finisher - Tim Allen
NASCAR Technical Institute 10th place finisher - Chris
Klotz Lubricants 15th place finisher - Mike Huey
Ohlins Shocks Last but not Least Award - Michael Mason
Safety Kleen Hard Charger of the Race - Chris Blackwell
Klotz Lubricants Rookie of the Race - Chad Paxton
Klotz Lubricants Hard Luck Award - Dean Bowen
The next event on the Carolina Clash schedule is slated
for June 4 at 311 Speedway in Madison, NC for $4,000 to
win then the very next weekend on June 11, the Carolina
Clash rolls back into Fayetteville Motor Speedway for a
$4,000 to win event.
The Carolina Clash would like to thank the following
sponsors for their contributions to the series in 2011:
American Racer Tire, Heintz Brothers Performance, VP
Racing Fuels, Comp Cams, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Shell
Racing Solutions, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Shafer
Enterprises' Cool Shirts, NASCAR Technical Institute,
Safety Kleen, R2C Performance, XS Power Racing Batteries,
Next Level Graphics, Collins Signs,
www.lockoutforums.com , Performance Tee's, Racing
Electronics, Mike's Custom Tanks, Lincoln Electric, Ohlins
Advanced Suspension Technology, Klotz Synthetic
Lubricants, RF Composites, Keizer Wheelhouse South,
Collins Trophies, Firethorn Marketing, Raceiver, JE
Pistons/Roush Yates Performance Parts, Sisco Fire &
Luvracin.com , and Wylie X Sunglasses.