Lee, Gregory, and Howard Land in Victory Lane at Lake Cumberland Speedway
By: Michael Despain
Burnside, KY-April 13, 2013- Lake Cumberland Speedway kicked off its 2013 racing season on Saturday evening and feature event winners included Victor Lee of Danville, KY in Super Late Models, Tommy Gregory of Monticello, KY in Modifieds, and Jeremy Howard of Berea, KY in Super Dirt Stocks/Road Hogs.
The Super Late Model feature would see Jason Barrett grab the initial lead only to have the start nullified when Terry Tomlinson made heavy contact with the outside wall in turn three. The restart would see Barrett again grab the top spot, with Todd Coffman and Victor Lee giving chase. Lee would work past Coffman on lap 3 and set his sights on Barrett, only to have the action slowed on lap 6 for a caution for Dennis Barton, who had suffered a flat left-rear tire. During the caution, Barrett would develop mechanical issues and pull his mount pitside, handing the lead over to Lee. The remainder of the event would go caution-free and Lee would pull away from Coffman to grab the win aboard the JAACO Mining Supplies/Hatcher Auto Sales/Xtreme Style Signs and Graphics sponsored #4 Revelution Chassis. Coffman would take second, while defending track champion Johnny Wheeler would finish third. Ernie Cordier and Barton would complete the top five. Eight entries saw Coffman set quick time at 13.053 second and also win the heat.
The Modified feature event would see Tommy Gregory lead from start to finish aboard the Jerry Gregory owned El Cazador Mexican Grill/Bodean’s Tattoos/Bo Trading Post/The Undertaker/Turner Towing sponsored #44 Lightning Chassis powered by Corder’s Competition Engine. Keith Denny would take second, while Mikah Reams would finish third. Six entries saw Elliott Despain set quick time at 14.607 seconds, while Gregory also won the heat.
The Super Dirt Stocks and Road Hogs were combined for this event and Jeremy Howard would lead all 15 circuits of the event to take the win aboard his Terry Rice Engines/J&J Race Car Bodies and Fab Works sponsored #310 Chevy Monte Carlo. Glen Hounshell, Jr. would finish second, while Jake Vineyard would roll home third. Johnny King and Dusty Branscum would complete the top five. Howard was top qualifier at 15.864 seconds, while Vineyard won the heat.
Super Late Models (8 entries)
Top Qualifier- Todd Coffman 13.053
Heat- Todd Coffman, Jason Barrett, Victor Lee, Johnny Wheeler, Nick Claborn, Terry Tomlinson, Dennis Barton, Ernie Cordier
Feature- Victor Lee, Todd Coffman, Johnny Wheeler, Ernie Cordier, Dennis Barton, Jason Barrett, Nick Claborn, Terry Tomlinson
Modifieds (6 entries)
Top Qualifier- Elliott Despain 14.607
Heat- Tommy Gregory, Keith Denny, Mikah Reams, Tommy Turner (DNS-Elliott Despain, Virgil Parriman)
Feature- Tommy Gregory, Keith Denny, Mikah Reams (DNS- Tommy Turner, Elliott Despain, Virgil Parriman)
Super Dirt Stocks/Road Hogs
Top Qualifier- Jeremy Howard 15.364
Heat- Jake Vineyard, Jeremy Howard, Glen Hounshell, Jr., Johnny King, Dusty Branscum (DNS- Tim McMullin)
Feature- Jeremy Howard, Glen Hounshell, Jr., Jake Vineyard, Johnny King, Dusty Branscum (DNS- Tim McMullin)