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Portsmouth Raceway Park

Friday rain cuts DTWC to one-day event; 92 cars

October 19, 2012, 4:42 pm
By Todd Turner
DirtonDirt.com managing editor
Josh McGuire tries to stay dry in the tech inspection line. (DirtonDirt.com)
Josh McGuire tries to stay dry in the tech inspection line. (DirtonDirt.com)

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (Oct. 19) — Friday afternoon drizzles that carried into the evening at Portsmouth Raceway Park rained out action on the opening night of the 32nd annual Red Buck Dirt Track World Championship. The $50,000-to-win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event will be held Saturday as a one-day show. | Complete DTWC coverage

Saturday’s drivers’ meeting is set for 12:30 p.m. with hot laps scheduled for 1 p.m. Time trials and heat races for the 92 entrants will follow. After an intermission, Saturday’s program will be run as regularly scheduled with Late Model consolation races beginning at 7 p.m. followed by the modified feature, 100-lap Late Model feature and non-qualifiers’ race.

Drizzly rain began Friday afternoon and persisted into the evening. Track workers abandoned work on the track surface in the early evening and officials postponed the event about 7:15 p.m.

The event, held for the first at the 3/8-mile oval on the Ohio River, serves as the finale on the Lucas Oil Series.

Race notes: Additional drivers can enter the event through 12:30 p.m. Saturday. ... Temperatures dipped into the lower 50s late Friday afternoon. ... The huge turnout of more than 300 RVs and campers turned out for the event. ... DTWC’s modified program began Thursday night with 97 cars in action for heats and consolation races. Ben Adkins and Rick Aukland, both former DTWC starters in Late Model action, are scheduled to start on the front row of Saturday evening’s modified feature. ... DirtonDirt.com has added $1,000 for the fast time award ($100 from Red Buck increases the prize to $1,100). ... Saturday's Jim Dunn Memorial non-qualifiers’ feature for Late Models pays $3,000-to-win and $200-to-start. ... The modified feature is $4,000-to-win and $400-to-start. ... Jimmy Owens has clinched the Lucas Oil Series championship for the second straight year. ... R.J. Conley of Wheelersburg, Ohio, is PRP’s 2012 Late Model champion. ... Borrowed Blue, a Kentucky-based county-rock band, is scheduled to provide a free concert in front of the main grandstands before the evening session.

Correction: Fixes car count to 93 entered as of Friday evening.

Unofficial roster

Scott Bloomquist (0), Mooresburg, Tenn.
Mike Marlar (5B), Winfield, Tenn.
Don O’Neal (71), Martinsville, Ind.
Raymond Nichols (18n), Isom, Ky.
Earl Pearson Jr. (44), Jacksonville, Fla.
Brian Birkhofer (15B), Muscatine, Iowa
Jared Landers (5), Batesville, Ark.
Kenneth Howell (21), Lovely, Ky.
Mark Morrison (7m), Manchester, Ohio
Mike Johnson (2j), Imperial, Pa.
Michael Chilton (97), Salvisa, Ky.
Jon Hodgkiss (69), Pittsburgh, Pa.
Steve Shaver (6s), Vienna, W.Va.
Stephen Breeding (5), Isom, Ky.
Jarrod Breeding (25), Isom, Ky.
Joe Ramey (2), Wheelersburg, Ohio
Dennis Erb Jr. (28), Carpentersville, Ill.
Daniel Kattine (D1), West Union, Ohio
Jonathan Davenport (15), Blairsville, Ga.
Dale McDowell (2), Chickamauga, Ga.
Mike Unger (23m), Versailles, Ohio
Bob Adams (A55), Racine, Ohio
Shannon Thornsberry (17), Martin, Ky.
Dan Schlieper (s9), Oak Creek, Wis.
John Blankenship (23), Williamson, W.Va.
Paul Davis (16), Pilgrim, Ky.
Brandon Fouts (81), Kite, Ky.
Jason Riggs (81jr), Harrisburg, Ill.
Brett Kennard (5m), South Shore, Ky.
Roy Roush (T55), Tupper Plains, Ohio
Tommy Carlton (17c), Lawrenceburg, Ky.
J.T. Conley (71j), Wheelersburg, Ohio
D.J. Wells (18), Hazard, Ky.
Eric Wells (18), Hazard, Ky.
Jared Hawkins (37), Fairmont, W.Va.
Brandon Sheppard (1), New Berlin, Ill.
Eddie Carrier Jr. (28), Salt Rock, W.Va.
Josh Richards (1), Shinnston, W.Va.
Dustin Linville (D8), Bryantsville, Ky.
Jackie Boggs (4B), Grayson, Ky.
Steve Casebolt (c9), Richmond, Ind.
Ben Adkins (57), West Portsmouth, Ohio
Tyler Reddick (11), Corning, Calif.
Doug Drown (63), Wooster, Ohio
Wayne Chinn (1), Bradford, Ohio
Josh Bivens (14), McDermott, Ohio
Kevin Wagner (33), Wheelersburg, Ohio
Chris Combs (47), Isom, Ky.
Josh McGuire (41), Grayson, Ky.
Billy Ogle Jr. (201), Knoxville, Tenn.
Roger Stacy (44), Campton, Ky.
Jimmy Owens (20), Newport, Tenn.
Rod Conley (71r), Wheelersburg, Ohio
Greg Johnson (24H), Bedford, Ind.
Kirk Phillips (45), Ashland, Ky.
Chris Garnes (42), Evans, W.Va.
Chub Frank (1*), Bear Lake, Pa.
Delmas Conley (71d), Wheelersburg, Ohio
Ty Dillon (41), Welcome, N.C.
Zack Dohm (17), Cross Lanes, W.Va.
George Lee (61), Loudonville, Ohio
Shane Clanton (25), Fayetteville, Ga.
R.J. Conley (71c), Wheelersburg, Ohio
Russ Frohnapfel (45), Columbus, Ohio
Nick Bocook (1B), Wheelersburg, Ohio
Butch Dowdy (158), South Short, Ky.
Brian Daniels (11), Jackson, Ohio
Jason Montgomery (21), Jackson, Ohio
Darren Kattine (97), West Union, Ohio
Steve Lucas (5L), Charleston, W.Va.
Mason Zeigler (25z), Chalk Hill, Pa.
Jamie Ferguson (13), West Liberty, Ky.
Brad Malcuit (79), Strasburg, Ohio
Matt Ginn (101), Vanceburg, Ky.
Josh Bocook (B1), Wheelersburg, Ohio
Wayne Maffett Jr. (40), Mansfield, Ohio
Derek Fisher (38), Columbus, Ind.
Jared Miley (H1), South Park, Pa.
Ray Cook (53), Brasstown, N.C.
Chris Wilson (17), Louisa, Ky.
Jeff Arnold (77), Manchester, Ohio
Chris Meadows (33), Beckley, W.Va.
Chris Carpenter (18c), Parkersburg, W.Va.
Brady Smith (2), Solon Springs, Wis.
Bobby Pierce (32), Oakwood, Ill.
Jerry Lierly (7L), Camp Point, Ill.
Tim Dohm (6T), Cross Lanes, W.Va.
Rick Christian (5x), South Point, Ohio
Steve Francis (15), Ashland, Ky.
Frank Heckenast Jr. (99jr), Frankfort, Ill.
Jimmy Mars (28), Menomonie, Wis.
Paul Michael Howard (24), Salyersville, Ky.
Mick Sansom (20m), Salt Rock, W.Va.

Red Buck DTWC

Dates: Oct. 18-20
Location: Portsmouth, Ohio
Track: Portsmouth Raceway Park (3/8-mile clay oval)
Sanction: Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Purse: More than $200,000 with Late Model feature winner earning $50,000.
Last year’s winner: Don O’Neal of Martinsville, Ind.
TV: 2 p.m (EST) Nov. 18 on the Speed cable network.
Tickets: $50 for three-day general admission ($15 for ages 7-11); three-day pit pass $60. For more info, call Mindy Pickelsimer (740) 858-6661 or email portsraceway@hotmail.com.
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