Green Valley Speedway
Holmes races to $3,444 victory at Green Valley
GLENCOE, Ala. (July 4) — Stacy Holmes of Munford, Ala., earned $3,444 at Green Valley Speedway on Sunday in a visit by the first-year Volunteer Racing Series. The third-starting Holmes took the lead from William Thomas of Phenix City, Ala., in the early laps and led the rest of the way.
Holmes was chased to the checkers by Ronnie Johnson of Chattanooga, Tenn., Eric Jacobsen of Seacliff Beach, Calif., and Clint Smith of Senoia, Ga. Kelly Hanvey of Cullman, Ala., rounded out the top five. Thomas ended up sixth.
The race was slowed three times, the most serious for a 10-car pileup in turn one on the first attempted start that drew a red flag. A lap-18 yellow appeared when Chris Thomas spun in turn four, and Tim Busha spun in turn four on lap 36.
VRS @ Green Valley: (1) Stacy Holmes, (2) Ronnie Johnson, (3) Eric Jacobsen, (4) Clint Smith, (5) Kelly Hanvey, (6) William Thomas, (7) Billy Ogle Jr., (8) Craig Scott, (9) Tony Knowles, (10) Jake Knowles, (11) Brian Reese, (12) Ray McElhiney, (13) Mike Weeks, (14) Todd Morrow, (15) Rod Carroll, (16) Cody Smith, (17) Ross White, (18) Tim Busha, (19) Chris Thomas, (20) Jason Welshan, (21) Chad Smith, (22) Anthony Burroughs, (23) Brian Smith, (24) Virgil Taylor. Fast qualifier (among 27 cars): W. Thomas, 14.523 seconds. Heat race winners: Thomas, Scott, Holmes. Consolation winner: Smith. Provisional starters: Weeks, C. Thomas.