Dirt Track at Charlotte
Dillon maintains streak with victory at Lowe's
CONCORD, N.C. (May 22) — Keeping it all in the family, Austin Dillon of Welcome, N.C., led all 25 laps of a Fastrak Racing Series feature at the Dirt Track at Lowe's Motor Speedway for the third consecutive Fastrak victory by a Dillon at Lowe's. Austin won 2007's Fastrak event while his younger brother Ty captured last year's Memorial Day weekend event.
"I have to thank all of my guys," said Austin Dillon, whose grandfather Richard Childress of NASCAR fame watched. "My car was awesome. It was fun to drive. I want to thank the fans. We put that No. 3 up front."
The crowd, also on hand to watch the World of Outlaws sprint cars, saluted Dillon's victory by raising three fingers in the air in memory of Dale Earnhardt, who made the number famous driving for Richard Childress Racing.
Johnny Pursley of Clover, S.C., finished second followed by Kenny Peeples Jr. of Rural Retreat, Va. Chris Steele of York, S.C., and Dan Breuer of Mooresville, N.C., rounded out the top five. The feature was slowed by a pair of cautions for minor incidents with R.J. Otto on the first lap and Brandon Haley on the 17th lap.
Notes: Dillon drove a Warrior Race Car to victory. ... Joey Saldana won the night's World of Outlaws sprint car feature. ... Ray Dockery and Royce Bray, last year's Fastrak weekly champion, scratched from heat races. ... Among drivers failing to make the feature: Teddy Musgrave Jr., Ty Dillon, Chris Cheek and Anthony Sanders. ... Fastrak regional touring action continues with a May 23 event at Wythe Raceway in Rural Retreat, Va., and May 24 at Princeton (W.Va.) Speedway.
Fastrak @ Lowe's: (1) Austin Dillon, (2) Johnny Pursley, (3) Kenny Peeples Jr., (4) Chris Steele, (5) Dan Breuer, (6) Bob Robertson, (7) L. Cameron Norris IV, (8) Donald Bradsher, (9) Jimmy Schiltz, (10) Ryan Gifford, (11) Butch Lambert, (12) Jonathan Davenport, (13) Timbo Mangum, (14) Ron Parker, (15) Brian Ligon, (16) R.J. Otto, (17) Ross Bailes, (18) Walker Arthur, (19) Hunter Peacock, (20) Joseph Joiner, (21) Brandon Haley, (22) Andrew Durham, (23) Brandy Baker, (24) Brian Connor. Heat race winners (among 39 cars): Johnny Pursley, Dillon, Mangum, Peeples, Robertson, Steele. Consolation winners: Bradsher, Walts.