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VanDyke, Bayne capture Kingsport Late Model victories

By Robert Walden
  Contact Editor

KINGSPORT, Tenn. - Friday night was the story of a veteran and a youngster at Tennessee’s Kingsport Speedway.

Defending track and Tennessee NASCAR Whelen All-American Series state champion Kres VanDyke took the win in the first of two Late Model Stock Car feature, while 14-year-old rookie driver Trey Bayne recorded his first victory in just his seventh career start.

Zeke Shell was fastest in qualifying at 15.082 seconds, with VanDyke close behind at 15.086.

VanDyke jumped out into the lead at start of the first feature, and by the time the race was 10 laps old, he, Derrick Lancaster and Shell had separated themselves by half a straightaway over the field.

While Lancaster and Shell battled for second place, in front of them VanDyke was pulling away. With the race running clean-and-green, VanDyke cruised to his third win on the season. Lancaster finished in second, with Shell in third, Ronnie McCarty in fourth and Robbie Ferguson in fifth.

“It’s always great to run out front and win,” VanDyke said. “We had a really good car tonight and there around the halfway point in the race, Derrick (Lancaster) and Zeke (Shell) got to really battling each other for position and that kind of allowed us to pull away from them by time the checkered flag waved.”

The top eight finishers from the first race were inverted for the second twin 35-lap feature, putting Wayne Hale and Trey Bayne on the front row.

Bayne grabbed the lead over Hale on the opening lap with Ferguson, Nik Williams and McCarty in tow. Ferguson passed Hale for second place on lap five and quickly closed right in on Bayne’s rear bumper. Meanwhile, Williams got around Hale for the third spot on lap seven.

Ferguson stuck his nose underneath Bayne racing off the corners for several laps, and on each occasion Bayne held his ground and maintained the lead.

Bayne went on to score his first career win, with Ferguson, Williams, Hale and Lancaster rounding out the top five.

“Man, this is just awesome,” Bayne said. “Winning your first-ever NASCAR sanctioned race is a very special deal. It’s something you dream about and most definitely you’ll never forget the awesome feeling. I’ll always look at the trophy and remember this very special night. It’s great having both my dad and mom here to share in the joy of this first win.

“With me being a rookie, I guess you could say there’s been a learning period of getting me comfortable driving the car, just being able to race against others. But I’ve got one of the best in the business in Wade Day calling the shots as crew chief and serving as spotter, he’s really taught me a lot. I want to thank Larry (Gibson) and everybody who’s helped with this racing deal, because a lot of time’s been spent back in the race shop getting the car good as it is.”

Joshua Gobble jumped out into the lead on the opening lap of the Modified Street feature and proceeded to lead flag-to-flag for his second win on the season. Royce Peters finished in second, with Chase Dixon in third, Rusty Clendenin in fourth and Derek Lane in fifth.

Keith Helton inherited the lead when Brandon Sutherland dropped out with mechanical issues, and went on to score his second straight Pure 4 feature win. Bruce Crumbley came home in second, followed by Kenny Absher in third, Craig Phelps in fourth and William Hale in fifth..

Kevin Canter drove to the win in the Mod 4 feature, with Brad Ball, Hershell Robinette, Billy Duty and Chris Amburgey rounding out the top five.

Joey Sykes captured his third Pure Street feature win on the season David Strong in second, Sammy Ferguson in third, Ricky Payne in fourth and Kevin Darnell in fifth.

Racing returns to Kingsport Speedway on Friday, June 15. For more information, visit NewKingsportSpeedway.com.

Kingsport Speedway – Kingsport, TN
Race Results – June 8, 2018

Late Model Stock Car Race 1
1. Kres VanDyke #15 – Abingdon, VA
2. Derrick Lancaster #25 – Christiansburg, VA
3. Zeke Shell #1 – Johnson City, TN
4. Ronnie McCarty #5 – Kingsport, TN
5. Robbie Ferguson #7 – Jonesborough, TN
6. Nik Williams #32 – Greeneville, TN
7. Trey Bayne #21 – Knoxville, TN
8. Wayne Hale #19 – Bluff City, TN
9. Derek Lane #28 – Kingsport, TN
10. Joey Trent #26 – Gray, TN
11. Bryson Dennis #15 – Greeneville, TN
12. Kyle Lockrow #7 – La Plata, MD
13. Billy Light #13 – Bluff City, TN
14. Darin Silver #12 – Spruce Pine, NC
15. Rick Pannell #33 – Kingsport, TN
16. Joe Salyers #55 – Kingsport, TN
17. Dillon Hodge #5 – Kingsport, TN
18. Allen Hawkins #14 – Kingsport, TN
19. Hayden Woods #87 – Piney Flats, TN

Late Model Stock Car Race 2
1. Trey Bayne #21 – Knoxville, TN
2. Robbie Ferguson #7 – Jonesborough, TN
3. Nik Williams #32 – Greeneville, TN
4. Wayne Hale #19 – Bluff City, TN
5. Derrick Lancaster #25 – Christiansburg, VA
6. Ronnie McCarty #5 – Kingsport, TN
7. Kres VanDyke #15 – Abingdon, VA
8. Zeke Shell #1 – Johnson City, TN
9. Derek Lane #28 – Kingsport, TN
10. Hayden Woods #87 – Piney Flats, TN
11. Bryson Dennis #15 – Greeneville, TN
12. Joey Trent #26 – Gray, TN
13. Dillon Hodge #5 – Kingsport, TN
14. Kyle Lockrow #7 – La Plata, MD
15. Darin Silver #12 – Spruce Pine, NC
16. Allen Hawkins #14 – Kingsport, TN
17. Billy Light #13 – Bluff City, TN
18. Mardy Roberts #55 – Kingsport, TN
19. Rick Pannell #33 – Kingsport, TN

Modified Street
1. Joshua Gobble #88
2. Royce Peters #42
3. Chase Dixon #07
4. Rusty Clendenin #27
5. Derek Lane #48
6. Hannah Seal #55
7. Alex Miller #37
8. Dennis Deese #24
9. Kevin Wolfe #17
10. Trey Lane #9
11. Sam Hurd #44

Pure 4
1. Keith Helton #9
2. Bruce Crumbley #3
3. Kenny Absher #11
4. Craig Phelps #00
5. William Hale #47
6. Chad Jeffers #38
7. Paul Stanley #40
8. Jimmy Thomas #14
9. Tim Jennings #1
10. Kevin Canter #00
11. Josh Detwiler #38
12. Josh Collins #77
13. David Trent #57
14. Larry Stapleton #15
15. Dennis Stanley #21
16. Jesse Slagle #31
17. Brian Eggers #13
18. Alexcia Ray #99
19. Billy Byington #11
20. Richard Isaacs #71
21. Brandon Sutherland #48
22. Joey Amburgey #53
DNS: Bucky Smith #99
DNS: Chris Stine #10

Mod 4
1. Kevin Canter #3
2. Brad Ball #17
3. Hershell Robinette #9
4. Billy Duty #1
5. Chris Amburgey #17
6. Jimmy Acito #57
7. Jessie Amburgey #7
8. Ted Glover Jr. #03
9. Dalton Thomas #22
10. James Deese #14
11. Randall Scott Artrip #06
12. Joshua Gobble #77
13. Kirby Gobble #78
14. David Brown #13
15. Greg Clevenger #12
16. Chris Coleman #20
17. Dennis Arnold #7
DNS: Darrell Whitehead #43

Pure Street
1. Joey Sykes #23
2. David Strong #53
3. Sammy Ferguson #5
4. Ricky Payne #1
5. Kevin Darnell #4
6. Penny Hurd #11
7. Jay Swecker #77
8. Brian Eggers #74
9. Jessica Payne #12
DNS: Anitra Little #13

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