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Steve Davis captured the Hagar Motorsports Vintage Vengeance race to highlight action at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.
The front row for the Vintage Main Event was Brian Greene and Steve Davis.
At the green flag, it was Greene, Davis, Ben Helms and Steve Helms battling for the lead entering turn 1. Exiting turn two, it was Davis with Greene and Ben Helms giving chase. All race long these three great drivers ran close.
The Ford fans cheered on Davis Chevy fans backed Greene and Helms.
Greene gave Davis all he could handle most of the race. Helms had the edge in the turns on Davis and Greene, but coming down the straightaways Davis and Greene had the edge on Helms.
During the race’s late stages, Greene developed problems in his black No. 3 machine. This let Helms take second.
Helms gave Davis all he could handle for the remaining laps, but on this night Davis, in his No. 4 Ford, was too tough to handle and took the win. Top 5: Davis, Ben Helms, 10th-starting James Crump was third, Marty Batson in his General Lee fourth and Steve Helms fifth.
u In the Pure Street main, the front row had David Price and James Marion. When the green fell, it was Price, Marion, Jerry Sexton and Robbie Helms battling for the lead entering turn one.
Exiting turn two, Price led over Helms, Marion, Sexton.
As the laps ticked off, Price pulled away from Helms, Marion and Sexton.
The man on a mission was eighth-starting Steve Hinson as Hinson was living up to his nickname yet again. Hinson, known as Burn ‘em Down,” picked on his competition on working his way up to the front.
Back up front, Price led over a hard-charging Helms, but Helms gave his all only to run out of laps. Price won, but was protested by Helms on heads and intake,
Price was found illegal, giving Helms the win. Top 5: Helms, Marion, Hinson, Sexton and Ryan Whitaker.
u The NDRA GM Performance Late Model main front row had Dale Dodge and Pat Lindsay. When the green fell, it was Dodge, Lindsay, Ben Watkins and Brandy Baker battling for the lead entering turn one.
Exiting turn two, it was Baker, Watkins, Lindsay and Dodge battling for the lead.
The race saw numerous starts, but once the racing got under way it was Baker and Watkins dueling for the lead.
Both the No. 16 drivers thrilled the fans.
Watkins looked under Baker time and time again.
Watkins went on the high side to try and find a way around Baker.
During the middle stages of the race, Baker pulled out to about a two-car length lead only to see Watkins pull back on his back bumper within two laps.
Coming to the white flag, Watkins put pressure on Baker, but Baker held his own for his second win of the night. Top 5: Baker, Watkins, Dodge, Chris Hargett and Travis Steele.
u The Crate Sportsman main front row had Dustin Sweatt and Bryan Mullis.
At the green, Sweatt, Mullis, Hank Taylor and Austin Baker battled for the lead entering turn one.
Exiting turn two, Sweatt led, but with a mirror full of Mullis.
As the laps ticked off, it was Sweatt and Mullis dueling for the lead as Taylor and Austin Baker had their own duel for third.
Jeffrey McGuirt and Travis Payne battled for sixth.
The fans had a race to watch all through the field as Mullis was putting the pressure on Sweatt for the lead. About three car lengths back, it was Austin Baker putting the pressure on Taylor third and Payne battled McGuirt for sixth.
Back up front with the laps winding down, it was Mullis starting to close it on Sweatt.
Coming to the white flag, Mullis closed on Sweatt. Coming out of turn four to take the checkers, Mullis made a final charge only to come up short at the line. Top 5: Sweatt, Mullis, Taylor, Austin Baker and Andrew Baker.
u The Super Street main front row featured “The Gambler” Brandy Baker and the fast and improving Josh Hammond. When the green waved, it was Baker, Hammond, Jody Bigham and Jake Gibbons battling for the lead entering turn one.
Exiting turn two, it was Baker over Bigham, Hammond and Gibbons. Hammond’s night ended early though after a scary flip in turns three and four. Hammond walked away OK.
When the race restarted, it was Baker and Rusty Robinson on the front row. When the green flag dropped, it was Baker, Robinson and Brent Hodges all roaring into turn one battling for the lead. Exiting turn two, it was Baker with the lead over a hard-charging Robinson. As the laps ticked off, it was Baker, Robinson and Hodges in the top three.
During the late stages, Robinson had problems on his No. 44 machine to allow Hodges to overtake second and have a shot at Baker. Baker proved too tough and took the win. Top 5: Baker, Hodges, the returning Joey Engelbrecht was third, Kevin Godbee fourth and Jody Bigham fifth.
u The Stock 4 main had Evan Thomas and Wes Helms. When the green fell, it was Thomas, Helms, Mike Snipes and Brent Lowery going into turn one battling for the lead.
Exiting turn two, it was Thomas with a mirror full of Helms dueling for the lead.
During the early stages of the race, it was Thomas and Helms put on a show. Helms sought to pass Thomas in every corner only to come up short exiting the turns.
During the race’s middle stages, Helms made his move on Thomas and took the lead.
As the laps ticked off, Helms pulled away for the win.
Top 5: Helms, Thomas, Brent Lowery, Jennie White and Mike Snipes.
u The U-Car front row had Mel Privette and David Laney. As the green fell, it was Privette, Laney, Scotty Steen and Adam Leaird battling for the lead entering turn one.
Exiting turn two, David Laney led over Privette, Leaird and Steen.
The man on a mission was Joseph Laney, who started eighth and worked his way up to the front.
As Joseph Laney got to third coming down the front straight away, Leaird made his move on David Laney for the lead.
As Leaird made his move so would Joseph Laney, who chased Leaird for the remaining laps.
Coming to the checkered flag, Leaird had a sizeable lead on Joseph Laney and Leaird, with his fist waving out of the car, captured his first career win.
Top 5: Leaird, Joseph Laney, David Laney, Mel Privette and Scotty Steen.
u During intermission this past Saturday night, Lancaster Motor Speedway officials and drivers honored the memory of the late Johnny Starnes. Johnny’s son Jason brought his famous No. 4 on to the track with all the LMS drivers following him.
LMS is back in action Saturday night with seven exciting divisions.
If you missed any action this past Saturday night, or from any race from this season, visit Jackie Sims in the pits. Sims will have DVDs for sale for $10.
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