Buzz Car Division invades CAMS

Published 9:55 pm Monday, April 5, 2010

The racing facilities at Central Alabama Motor Speedway started filling with fans and cars early Saturday evening with the anticipation of a night of dirt track racing.

One of the larger divisions of the evening was the Eagles Auto Sales Buzz Car Division.

There were two new drivers that had never raced on dirt and made the swap from asphalt and are now hooked on dirt.

After two heat races of the Buzz Cars, the field was set for the feature event. The green flag was in the air directly in front of the flag stand instead of starting out of turn four.

Terry Merritt, No. 5 of Slapout, started front row outside, alongside of Patrick Wallace, No. 34 of Trussville.

Wallace swapped from asphalt back in November 2009 when he made his first appearance at CAMS. At the end of Lap 1, Wallace would find himself in the second-place spot.

Changes would come on Lap 2. when Bobby Kendrick, No. 41 of Wilsonville, moved up one position to take the second-place spot from Wallace.

Merritt would lead the way throughout the entire event with Kendrick and Wallace battling it out for the second-place position. On Lap 6, Barbara Bright No. 29 of Centerville, flipped her car on the front stretch in front of the grandstands.

Safety personnel responded quickly and informed officials the driver was OK.

This incident would take Bright out of the race.

When the checkered flag was in the air, Merritt would take home first place; Kendrick second place; Wallace third; Shawn Lawrence, No. 19 of Alabaster, fourth; and fifth to J. Mason of Slapout.

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Track Managers Special will be offered to each division that has 10 or more cars-the track mmanager will present the feature winner a $100 bonus on top of the guaranteed purse.

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Results for April 3

Barber Motorsports Crate Late Model/Sportsman

1) Mike Fields, No. 0, Calera; 2) Aaron Smith, No. 41, Clanton; 3) Josh Taylor, No. T13, Birmingham; 4) Sam Hughes, No. 35, Pelham; 5) J.R. Cobb, No. 12, Tallassee; 6) Lee Mason, No. 34, Wetumpka; (DNS) Travis Allen, No. 4, Ridge Grove

Buddha’s Screen Printing Thunder Cars

1) William Smith, No. 92, Sandy Ridge; 2) Josh Bean, No. 8, Maplesville; 3) Charles Davis, No. 28, Highland Home; 4) Derrick Price, No. 97, Clanton; 5) Justin Massey, No. 72, Tuscaloosa; 6) Gary Woods, No. 77, Verbena; 7) Johnny Dawson, No. 42, Clanton; (DNS) Wayne Lucas, No. 06, Brantleyville

L&L Forklift Hobby Cars

1) Dewayne Littleton, No. 15, Maplesville; 2) Brandon Wells, No. 55, Columbiana

Chico’s Detail Shop Street Stocks

1) Greg Wilkins, No. 01, Clanton; 2) Jimmie Cutler, No. 21, Marbury, AL

Super Ponies

1) Benny Pickett, No. 4, Montevallo; 2) Wesley Boothe, No. 87, Montevallo; 3) Benny Pickett, No. 4, Montevallo; 3) Mike Rominger, No. 7m, Brierfield; 4) Brian Hurst, No. 46, Calera; 5) Don Moncrief, No. 88, Alabaster; 6) Eddie Woods, No. 17, Calera; (DNS) Todd Riddle, No. 38, Maylene

Eagles Auto Sales Buzz Car/Pure Ponies

1) Terry Merritt, No. 5, Deatsville; 2) Bobby Kendrick, No. 41, Wilsonville; 3) Patrick Wallace, No. 34, Trussville; 4) Shawn Lawrence, No. 19, Alabaster; 5) J. Mason, No. Slapout; 6) Ray Perry, No. 7, Centerville; 7) Barbara Bright, No. Centerville; (DNS) Lisa Woods, No. 18, Calera, AL (DNS) Chase Atkins, No. 17, Millbrook; (DNS) Jimmy Hudson, No. 26, Hueytown