Carrier tops Casebolt for $5,000 K-C victory
ALMA, Ohio (July 1) — Eddie Carrier Jr. of Salt Rock, W.Va., notched his second O'Reilly All Star Late Model Series victory of the season Friday at K-C Raceway to extend his series points lead.
Carrier overtook polesitter Steve Casebolt of Richmond, Ind., with nine laps remaining in the 40-lapper en route to a $5,000 victory at the 3/8-mile oval. | Slideshow
"I didn't know if I could have got him if he didn't spin his tires off of (turn) two just a little bit," Carrier said. "This is a good way to start the Fourth of July weekend."
Donnie Moran of Dresden, Ohio, was third followed by Tim Dohm of Cross Lanes, W.Va., and Earl Pearson Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla.
Among cautions were a lap-seven yellow for a Frank Heckenast Jr. spin and a lap-10 yellow when Brad Neat slowed.
Notes: Carrier's Grover Motorsports-owned Rocket Chassis has a Grover Racing Engine and sponsorship from Engines Inc., Cox Wrecker Service and Blue Ridge Machinery and Tools. ... Greg Johnson's 17th-to-sixth run gave him hard charger honors. ... Among drivers failing to make the feature: Harold Redman Jr., D.J. Miller and Carri Mason. ... The next O'Reilly All Stars race is Aug. 6 at Selinsgrove (Pa.) Speedway.
O'Reilly All Stars @ K-C: (1) Eddie Carrier Jr., (2) Steve Casebolt, (3) Donnie Moran, (4) Tim Dohm, (5) Earl Pearson Jr., (6) Greg Johnson, (7) Bub McCool, (8) Ben Adkins, (9) Josh McGuire, (10) Delmas Conley, (11) Mike Wilson, (12) Jared Miley, (13) Clint Keenan, (14) Brad Neat, (15) Chad Smith, (16) R.J. Conley, (17) Rod Conley, (18) Frank Heckenast Jr., (19) Mark Frazier, (20) Ken Howell, (21) Russ Frohnapfel, (22) Devin Moran, (23) Dean Boyd, (24) Eric Wells, (25) Brian Casey. Fast qualifier (among 37 cars): Adkins, 14.356 seconds. Heat race winners: Casebolt, Adkins, Moran, Conley. Consolation winners: Johnson, Heckenast.