Saturday, 7:40pm ET - "The Rawley Rocket" Chris Perley hunted down AJ Russell but couldn't get around Russell as he took the lead in the lengthy 50-lap "East West Shootout".
1) Perley 2) Russell 3) Schultz 4) Lanborn 5)Reid
Saturday, 7:40pm ET - The Super Mod “East West Showdown is under a red flag for a nasty three-car crash. A few major crashes have made the race length seem like an eternity. California’s AJ Russell is in the lead but the “Rawley Rocket” Chris Perley is on the move through the field.
Saturday, 6:40pm ET - Ted Christopher tore through the field and caught Blewett on the final lap. TC didn’t have time as Showtime stole the show winning the SK Mod feature. TC was not happy after the race and let his feelings be known to his crew and Speed51.com. “He’s Showtime and it’s his Show,” said TC as he walked to his hauler. Speed51.com will have more on this story in the “Leftovers” section later this week.
1)Blewett 2) Christopher 3) Farrell 4) Malave 5) Janovic
Saturday, 6:20pm ET - Ted Christopher took the lead from Jimmy Blewett but when Blewett got back underneath TC, the two cars made contact with Christopher spinning coming out of turn-one. The crowd was buzzing anticipating a similar ruling to the Pitkat/Rocco contact. Officials did not penalize Blewett.
Saturday, 6:10pm ET - Woody Pitkat was sent to the rear of the field after making contact with Keith Rocco. Pitkat, who led the early stages of the SK race was later taken out when he was collected in a restart jam-up.
Saturday, 5:45pm ET - Glenn Reen walked away with the SK-Light (Crate Mod) feature event.
Carl Pasteryak wins the Non-Qualifiers event for the second year in a row. Rick Kuiken, Jr finished second. JR Bertuccio and Rowan Pennink did not run the non-qualifier race though they were slated to start on the front row.
DNQ’s for the North-South Shootout
Rich Kuiken, Jr.
Chris Whitenight, Jr
Saturday, 4:00pm ET - Concord Motorsport Park just announced that the crowd for the 2007 North-South Shootout is the largest in the history of the North Carolina track.
Saturday, 3:55pm ET - Randy Freeze froze the competition by winning the four-cylinder (Mini-stock) feature event.
Saturday, 3:50pm ET - North Carolina Modified Legend Johnny Johnson took the popular win in his #99 Mod in the Vintage Flat-Head Modified race. The fans were treated to some good-old fashioned racing by the cars of yester-years. Johnson took the lead and then lost it and re-took the top spot on the final lap of the event.
Saturday, 3:38pm ET - Randy Smith wins the Vintage Mod feature event during the North-South Shootout.
The Super Modified Consi race was cut short by a crash on the frontstretch. Utah driver Jim Pasquin wrecked his #12 on the frontstretch. It took safety workers about 15-minutes to get Pasquin out of the car. He was put in the ambulance and we have learned will not be transfered to a local hospital and is being checked out on Speedway grounds. Good news after a tough crash.
Saturday, 2:58pm ET - The second Consi is complete. Bobby Grigas III won, Todd Szegedy crossed the line in second followed by Darren Scherer, who got the final transfer spot.
A non-qualifier’s race will take place later. The winner will have a choice to take the final spot in the Shootout or take the winner’s money.
Saturday, 2:25pm ET - Mountain Speedway (PA) regular Chris Whitenight hits the wall hard to bring out another caution after getting tangled with Ken Wooley, Jr.
Saturday, 2:25pm ET - Todd Szegedy jumps out to a big lead pulliing away with Grigas and Daren Scherer in tow. Jason Myers sits fourth with Ronnie Silk in the Chase Racing #77 fifth. Gene Pack spins to cause a caution on lap-one.
Here are the complete results for all of the division at this year's race:
5th Annual John Blewett III Memorial North-South Shootout presented by Town & Country Ford (100 laps): 1. Matt Hirschman, Northampton, PA (100); 2. Eric Beers, Northampton, PA (100); 3. Bobby Santos, Franklin, MA (100); 4. Burt Myers, Walnut Cove, NC; (100); 5. Donny Lia, Jericho, NY (100); 6. Eric Rudolph, Ransomville, NY (100); 7. Les Hinckley, Windsor Locks, CT (100); 8. Dale Quaterley, Westfield, MA (100); 9. Woody Pitkat, Stafford Springs, CT (100); 10. Ryan Preece, Kensington, CT (100); 11. Pete Brittain, Oakhurst, NJ (100); 12. Brian Pack, Walkertown, NC (100); 13. Johnny Bush, Huntington Station, NY(100); 14. Ronnie Silk, Norwalk, CT(100) 15. Jimmy Blewett, Howell, NJ(100) 16. Jamie Tomaino, Howell, NJ(100) 17. Chuck Hossfeld, Ransomville, NY(100) 18. Billy Pauch, Frenchtown, NJ(100) 19. Charlie Pasteryak, Lisbon, CT(100) 20. Brian King, Gibsonville, NC(100) 21. Darren Scherer, Binghampton, NY99) 22. Gene Pack, Walkertown, NC(99) 23. Andy Suess, Hampstead, NH(99) 24. Ken Wooley, Jr.,Brick,NJ(99) 25. Frank Fleming, Mt. Airy,NC(98) 26. Randy Butner, Pfafftown, NC(94) 27. James Civali, Meriden, CT(83) 28. Todd Szegedy, Ridgefield, CT(76) 29. Rick Kluth, Brockport, NY(73) 30. Jason Myers, Walnut Cove, NC(68) 31. Bobby Grigas, Marshfield, MA(58) 32. Ted Christopher, Plainville, CT(58) 33. Josh Nichols. Cleveland, NC(51)
Modified Non-Qualifiers Feature Event Finish (25-Laps): 1. Carl Pasteryak, Lisbon, CT; 2. Rich Kuiken, Jr., Staffordville, NJ; 3. Johnny Sutton, Harrisburg, NC; 4. Chris Whitenight, Jr., Berwick, PA; 5. Brandon Hire, Winston-Salem, NC; 6. Jay Mize, Clemmons, NC; 7. Greg Butcher; 8. John Manno, Sherrills Ford, NC; 9. Ken Heagy, Mocksville, NC; DNS-Rowan Pennink, Huntington Valley, PA; DNS-JR Bertuccio, Centereach, NY; DNS-Jay Hedgecock, High Point, NC; DNS-Brian Loftin, Lexington, NC.
Wirtgen America East-West Supermodified Feature Finish (50-Laps): 1. A.J. Russell, Clovis, CA; 2. Chris Perley, Rowley, MA; 3. Charlie Schultz, Lorain, OH; 4. Mike Litchey, Innerkip, Ontario; 5. Rich Reid, New London, OH; 6. Dale Lamborn, Carson City, NV; 7. Mike Ordway, Jr., Fremont, NH; 8. Mark Sammut, London, ONT, 9. Scott Martel, Bradford, MA; 10. Brad Noffsinger, Concord, NC; 11. Joey Payne, Jr., Fairlawn, NJ; 12. Ray Graham, Jr., Ankeny, OH, 13. John Torrese, Miami, FL; 14. Brandon Bellinger, Fulton, NY; 15. Ernie Coppo, Jr., Fresno, CA; 16. Justin Belfoire, Ipswich, MA; 17. Moe Lilje, Middleburg Heights, OH; 18. Jim Birges, Fresno, CA; 19. Joe Gosek, Oswego, NY; 20. Howie Page, Mexico, NY; 21. Sean Sauer, Wellington, OH; 22. Doug Didero, Moorseville, NC; 23. Tim Jedrezejek, Independence, OH; 24. Harry Stone, Bloomfield, CO; 25. Rob Summers, Jr., Vernon, CT; 26. Lou Cicconi, Jr., Aston, PA; 27. Bobby Dawson, S. Amherst, OH; 28. Bobby Dalton, San Martin, CA; 29. Jim Shirey, Oberlin, OH; 30. Rich Castor, Bennett, CO; 31. Larry Lehner, New London, OH; 32. Kelly Miller, Mexico, NY; 33. Brandon Fisher, Amherst, OH; 34. Martin McKeefery, Milpitas, CA.
SK-Type Modified Feature Finish (50-Laps): 1. Jimmy Blewett, Howell, NJ; 2. Ted Christopher, Plainville, CT; 3. Tommy Farrell III, Neptune, NJ; 4. Jeff Malave, S. Windsor, CT; 5. Rob Janovic, Waterford, CT; 6. Joe Lemay, Millville, MA; 7. Steven Reed, Freehold, NJ; 8. Donnie Fowler, Clinton, CT; 9. Glenn Griswold, Vernon, CT; 10. Rick Kluth, Brockport, NY; 11. Sherri Hogan, Belwood, Ont,; 12. Dave Flammia, Jr., Waterbury, CT; 13. Tony Hanbury, Owego, NY; 14. Patti Pruitt, Oswego, NY; 15. Keith Rocco, Wallingford, CT; 16. Rob Summers, Vernon, CT; 17. Jeff Ruddy, Caledonio, ONT; 18. Dave Cranmer, N. Hanover, NJ; 19. Woody Pitkat, Stafford Springs, CT; 20. Doug Coby, Milford, CT; 21. Shaun Carrig, Little Falls, NJ; 22. Richie Evans, Jr., Charlotte, NC; 23. Josh Steeves, Webster, MA; 24. Kerry Malone, Needham, MA; 25. Kenny Horton, New Haven, CT; 26. J.R. Roth, Jim Thorpe, PA; 27. Ronnie Silk, Norwalk, CT; DNS Richard Knapp.
Crate SK-Modified Feature Finish (30-laps): 1. Glen Reen, Wilbraham, MA; 2. Chris Matthews, Stafford Springs, CT; 3. Robert Geibel, Brick, NJ; 4. Marc Nappi, Howell, NJ; 5. Gary Young, Jr., Burlington, NC; 6. Scott Riggleman, Manchester, NJ.
Four-Cylinder Feature Finish (30-Laps): 1. Randy Freeze, Salisbury, NC; 2. A.J. Sanders, Mocksville, NC; 3. Michael Brown, Advance, NC; 4. Tony Black, Lexington, NC; 5. Andrew Sanders, Mocksville, NC; 6. Tracy Mullis (FWD), Indian Trail, NC; 7. Steve Truell, Winston-Salem, NC; 8. Ronnie Kinney, Lexington, NC; 9. Chad Miller (FWD), Concord, NC; 10. John Davis (FWD), Lexington, NC; 11. Debbie Hickman (FWD); 12. Ben Brown, Westfield, NC; 13. Billy Cameron, Jr., Salibury, NC; DNS-Michael Barr, Concord, NC; John Davis, Lexington, NC; Chris Gordon, Concord, NC;
Vintage Modified Feature Finish (25-Laps): 1. Randy Smith, Bassett, VA; 2. Darrel Lacks, Goode, VA; 3. Brian Janik, Russell, MA; 4. Dan Meservey, W. Chatham, MA; 5. Kenneth Deese, Monroe, NC; 6. Anthony Colosimo, Red Bank, NJ; 7. Johnny Gregory, Rural Hall, NC; 8. Tracy Mullins, Monroe, NC; 9. Donnie Lacks, Lynchburg, NC; 10. Willie Wall, Lexington, NC.
Saturday, 9:50pm ET - "Mr. November strikes again! Matt HIrschman wins the North-South Shootout for the second consecutive year.
Top-Ten Finishers: 1) Hirschman 2) Beers 3) Santos 4) Burt Myers 5) Lia 6) Rudolph 7) Hinckley 8) Quarterley 9) Pitkat 10) Preece.
We will have the full field results as soon as we are done gathering interviews and stories in the pit area. We'll be back!
Saturday, 9:50pm ET - Chuck Hossfeld makes contact with the back of Jimmy Blewett. Blewett spins. Hossfeld stops in the incident so goes to the rear. The Top-five will restart on lap 83 of 100. Hirschman leads, Beers, Santos, Lia and Pitkat.
Saturday, 9:43pm ET - Billy Pauch, Jr spins to bring out the caution. Hirschman leads Beers, Santos, Blewett, Hossfeld, Civali and Lia. Restart will be on lap 82.
Saturday, 9:36pm ET - James Civali passes Donny Lia for fifth. Lia fought back on the outside but Civali drifted high out of turn-one forcing Lia into the fence. Lia is not happy about the contact and has pulled up next to Civali to show his displeasure. Lia did not spin and will line up 7th. Todd Szegedy spun as a result of the jam-up. The restart will beon lap-76.
Saturday, 9:34pm ET - Back to green after a lengthy caution.
Saturday, 9:20pm ET - The caution is out on lap-73. The track is completly oiled down. Pit announcer Chris Zacharias is actually demonstrating how much the track is oiled by skating with his sneakers on the pavement. The red-flag has been thrown to clean up the mess. It appears that the cause of the oildown is the #44 of Rick Kluth
Top-Ten with 27-laps to go - 1) Hirschman 2) Beers 3) Santos III 4) Blewett 5) Lia 6) Civali 7) Pitkat 8) Szegedy 9) Rudolph 10) Hinckley
Saturday, 9:16pm ET - TC is done. Christopher's #36 appears to be overheating and is pulling behind the wall. Defending race winner Hirschman still leads. Lia, a former North-South champ now cracks the top-five.
Saturday, 9:10pm ET - Lap-58 the caution waves for the second-time. It's a crash off of turn-four involving Pete Brittain, Bobby Grigas III, Darren Scherer and Ronnie Silk.
Ryan Preece gives up the lead to make his manditory pit stop. Ted Christopher, Burt Myrs, Andy Seuss, Jamie Tomaino & Ricky Kluth are among the others to come in to pit as well.
Saturday, 9:06pm ET - At Halfway... it's Ryan Preece leading, Matt Hirschman, Eric Beers, Bobby Santos III, Jimmy Blewett, Teddy Christopher, Donny Lia, Woody Pitkat and James Civali. 50-laps in the books.
Burt Myers is getting shuffled to to back on the high-side and has slipped back to 10th. Preece has stretched out his lead on Matt Hirschman.