Mayhem was the order of the evening in round three of the Kangaroo Express Summer Shootout Series. Many of the night's features were littered with numerous cautions, but Tyler Green, Jake Morris and Ray Beebe were among the feature winners who managed to avoid disaster.
Green, of China Grove, N.C., pulled the slide job on Justin Swilling in the Legend Car Pro division race to bring home his second consecutive win of the season and his 12th overall in the Kangaroo Express Summer Shootout Series.
After starting the race in the fifth position, Green moved into second place just behind Swilling on Lap 3 when a series of caution flags kept the field bunched together. Green remained in second, following
Swilling for the next 14 laps before a mistake by Swilling going into Turn 2 allowed Green to pull alongside. Swilling and Green beat and banged the last two laps, with Green emerging the victor after sliding up the track in front of Swilling coming out of the final turn.
Swilling, of Cohutta, Ga., held on to claim the second position, and Scott Hensley of, Olive Branch, Miss., finished third.
In the Pull-A-Part Semi Pro division, Morris, of Fredericksburg, Va., led 19 of the feature's 20 laps en route to his first victory in the Kangaroo Express Summer Shootout Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Starting in the second position, Morris didn't waste any time taking the lead on Lap 2 from pole sitter Alex Bowman. After assuming the point position, Morris quickly pulled away from the rest of his competitors until
a caution closed the field on Lap 13, putting Kyle Hall on his back bumper.
Hall beat on Morris's car for the majority of Lap 18 before Morris pulled away for the remaining two laps to claim the win.
Hall, of Brushwood, Md., crossed the stripe in second place, and Austin Leitner, of Lexington, S.C. came home in the third position.
After getting knocked on his roof last week, Beebe, of York, S.C., saw a dramatic change of luck in round three of the Kangaroo Express Summer Shootout Series as he took home his first checkered flag of the season in the Bandolero Bandits division.
Beebe overtook pole-sitter Jeffery Abbey coming out of Turn 3 on the second lap and dominated the remainder of the race, claiming his third career win in the series.
Clayton Weatherman, of Wentzville, Mo., finished in second after battling with Carson Ferguson for the final five laps of the 20-lap feature. Ferguson, of Charlotte, N.C., held on to finish in the third position.
The race saw three cautions, but the yellow on Lap 6 provided the most action with a five-car melee in Turn 3. The wreck sent five cars flying into the safety barrels turning the quarter-mile oval into more of a bowling
lane than a race track.
Other feature winners included Clay Hair, of Mt. Pleasant, N.C., in the Masters division; Sean Rayhall, of Winston, Ga., in the Legend Car Young Lions division; Riley Halverson, of Concord, N.C., in the Bandolero Outlaws division; and Chase Hawkins, of Manassas, Va., in the Bandolero Beginner Bandits division.
In round one of Media Mayhem school bus racing, Charlotte-area media went head-to-head in an intense school bus slobberknocker. Picking up where he left off last year, 2009 Media Mayhem champion Herman Towe of NewsChannel 36 emerged victorious. Finishing closely behind in the second position was Mark Smith of News 14 Carolina and coming home in third was WBTV's meteorologist Al Conklin.
This was the first of three races that will be held over the course of the next three months where local media will be vying for the title of Media Mayhem champion.
The 17th annual Kangaroo Express Summer Shootout Series continues Tuesday night, June 29, with fireworks on and off the track as Charlotte Motor Speedway celebrates Independence Day with Fireworks Night.
In addition to a full slate of Legend Car and Bandolero racing, CRASHCars will take to the quarter-mile oval for the second time this year in a thrilling race full of fender bashing battles. The fireworks extravaganza will follow the racing program at approximately 10:15 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m. and feature racing is scheduled to begin at 7:30.
In addition to the regular 10-week racing series, Charlotte Motor Speedway will host the biggest Legend Car race in history, the Legends Million, July 15 -17.
The Legends Million is a one-of-a-kind grassroots race featuring a total purse of $1 million with the A-Feature winner guaranteed to take home an unprecedented $250,000, while the final spot in the feature is assured $10,000.
For additional information on competitor registration for the Legends Million, visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com or call the Charlotte Motor Speedway events department at (704) 455-3205.
For tickets for the Kangaroo Express Summer Shootout Series or the Legends Million, contact the Charlotte Motor Speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3264) or visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.
The unofficial results:
Legend Car Pro Feature (20 laps): 1. Tyler Green; 2. Justin Swilling; 3. Scott Hensley; 4. Daniel Hemric; 5. Chad Finchum; 6. Chance Rice; 7. Travis Braden; 8. Steven Ross; 9. Kyle Plott; 10. Kenzie Ruston; 11. Brian Ouimette; 12. Bayley Currey; 13. Sam McAulay; 14. Aaron Moyer; 15. Eric Gunderson; 16. Harrison Rhodes; 17. Brandon McKenzie; 18. Duncan Molesworth; 19. Justin Lloyd; 20. Steven Cantrell; 21. Alex Pacheko; 22. Josh Morrow; 23. David Ragan; 24. Kyle Beattie; 25. Jimmy Heavlow; 26. Thomas Pistone III; 27. John Freeman; 28. Evan Swilling.
Legend Car Masters Feature (20 laps): 1. Clay Hair; 2. Hoyt Demis; 3. Eddie Harwell; 4. Jan Ingram; 5. Jimmy Gurley; 6. Bruce Silver; 7. Chip Ferguson; 8. Jackie Ryan; 9.John Sossoman; 10. Randy Ganton; 11. Phil Sharpe; 12. Carlos Moore; 13. Dennis White; 14. Tom Pistone; 15. Gary Shannon; 16. HP Schaeppi; 17. Clayton Austin; 18. George Schultze; 19. Brad Green.
Pull-A-Part Legend Car Semi-Pro Feature (20 laps): 1. Jake Morris; 2. Kyle Hall; 3. Austin Leitner; 4. Ryan Flores; 5. Chris Coker; 6. Alex Bowman; 7. Timmy Hill; 8. Robert Kuczmarski; 9. Banks Johnson; 10. Jason Austin; 11. Erik Nash; 12. R.S. Senter; 13. DeWayne Mash; 14. Jake Knight; 15. Nick Tucker; 16. Andrew Harrah; 17. Matt Kurzejewski; 18 William Cunningham; 19. Gregory Lang; 20. Alex Pacheko; 21 Chase Catania.
Legend Car Young Lions Feature (13 laps):1. Sean Rayhall; 2. Sean Shalvoy; 3. Corey Gordon; 4. Brady Boswell; 5. Luke Demis; 6. Spencer Boyd; 7. Justin Carroll; 8. Chandler Levan; 9. Adam Burton; 10. Matt Wallace; 11. Jacob Heavlow; 12. Dusty Summers; 13. Heather Lynn; 14. Jake Cole; 15. Jesse Little; 16. Tyler Hill; 17. Annabeth Barnes; 18. Hayden Woods; 19. Justin Thomas; 20. Nicholas Drake; 21. Brian Kolb; 22. Raven Schrantz; 23. Austin Osborne; 24. CJ Hulsey; 25. Mason Massey; 26. Gray Gaulding; 27. Kason Plott; 28. Josh Morris.
Bandolero Outlaws Feature (18 laps): 1. Riley Halverson; 2. John Holleman; 3. Coty Harston; 4. Myatt Snider; 5. Reid Wilson; 6. Ben Klatt; 7. Walker Yates; 8. Justin Mitchell; 9. Jeffrey Stanton; 10. Blake Spears; 11. Kayla Marshall; 12. Joshua Plummer; 13. Dillion Brown; 14.Tyler Janocha; 15. Dakota Ratcliff; 16. Chase Heath; 17. Craig Biryla; 18. Jacob Brumagin; 19. Joey Padgett; 20. Ryan Mackintosh; 21. Adam Nelson; 22. Ryan Shattuck; 23. Trey Jarrell; 24. Austin Allen.
Bandolero Bandits Feature (20 laps): 1. Ray Beebe; 2. Clayton Weatherman; 3. Carson Ferguson; 4. Garrett Biggers; 5. Layton Sullivan; 6. Teigan Deluca; 7. Austin Cindric; 8. Derek Sobel; 9. Seth Werner; 10. Daniel Bedford; 11. Tyler Dayton; 12. Kaz Grala; 13. Trevor Collins; 14. Cole Timm; 15. Jordan Locklear; 16. Jordan Plummer; 17. A.J. Davis; 18. Paxton Parker; 19. Austin Green; 20. John "Matt" Murphy; 21. Kodie Conner; 22. Jeffrey Abbey; 23. Payton Ryan.
Bandolero Beginner Bandits Feature (20 laps): 1. Chase Hawkins; 2. Banks Johnson; 3. Trevor Hawkins; 4. Hunter Richards; 5. Scott Joy; 6. Jacob Hefner; 7. Graham Smith; 8. Dalton Brown; 9. John Kuczmarski; 10. Stefan Parsons; 11. Raleigh Lambert; 12. Dawson Cram; 13. Elijah Bacon; 14. Matt Craig.
Media Mayhem School Bus Race (8 laps): 1. Herman Towe, NewsChannel 36; 2. Mark Smith, News 14 Carolina; 3. Al Conklin, WBTV; 4. Brandon Chase, K 104.7 FM; 5. Lug Nut; 6. Steve Lyerly, Fox Charlotte; 7. Landon Garibito, WRFX; 8. Rob Paul, WSOC-TV.