Bray wins Modoc Cup opener, earns $4,000
MODOC, S.C. (May 29) — Polesitter Royce Bray of Hull, Ga., led all 40 laps of the opening event of the four-race Modoc Cup on Friday at Modoc Speedway, holding off a late charge from third-starting Parker Herring of Hartwell, Ga. Outside front-row starter Brent Dixon of Elberton, Ga., was third while David Smith of Inman, S.C., and Brandon Overton of Appling, Ga., rounded out the top five at the 4/10-mile oval. | Slideshow
Notes: Provisional starter started 27th and rallied to finish 13th. ... Chris Steele rallied from the tail of a consolation to finish second, narrowly losing to winner Jimmy Maness. ... The Fastrak-sanctioned Modoc Cup Series continues with $2,000-to-win events on June 12 and June 26 with a $3,000-to-win topless event on July 3. The miniseries points fund will pay $1,000 to the champion, $500 to second, $300 to third, $200 to fourth and $100 to fifth.
Modoc Cup: (1) Royce Bray, (2) Parker Herring, (3) Brent Dixon, (4) David Smith, (5) Brandon Overton, (6) Larry Timms, (7) Bob Robertson, (8) Jonathan Davenport, (9) Wendell Chavous, (10) Henry Carter, (11) Brian Connor, (12) Chris Steele, (13) Johnnie Tucker Jr., (14) John Henderson, (15) Ches Chester, (16) Mike Garrett, (17) Brian Ligon, (18) Jimmy Maness, (19) Chris Cape, (20) Chris Usry, (21) Jeff Fortner, (22) Brandon Carpenter, (23) Doug Davis, (24) Ryan Bryson, (25) Jeremy Faircloth, (26) Greg Pilgrim. Fast qualifier (among 33 cars): Bray, 18.335 seconds. Consolation winners: Fortner, Maness. Provisional starters: Usry, Ligon, Tucker.