WEST PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth Raceway Park ran its ultimate factors race of 2022 this previous weekend, the ultimate occasion previous to subsequent month’s Dust Observe World Championship.
Saturday evening at PRP was Weaver’s Gasoline & Oil “Meet The Drivers” Evening and Pepsi “Worker” Evening.
Kenny Christy, Jeremy Rayburn, Matt Melvin and Zack Pendleton all recorded wins of their respective divisions, whereas Brandon Fouts, Anthony Slusher, Evyian Terry and Derek Richmond all captured observe championships.
Vanceburg’s (Ky.) Christy took over the lead on lap 6 of The Giovanni’s Wholesale Pizza Late Mannequin A-Primary introduced by Affect Race Gear.
The 62-year-old three-time observe champ would maintain on for his second win of the season.
Polesitter Kevin Wagner would place second.
Mike Hildebrand, Nick Bocook, Zach Hill, Ronnie Whitt, Justin Carter, Robert Starret, Matt Isaac and Kenneth Howell rounded out the top-10.
Fouts would set fast time with a lap clocked at 14.816, and would go on to dominate the primary warmth.
Nonetheless, he suffered a mechanical challenge not found till after successful his warmth race.
He needed to go to a backup automotive and begin the characteristic from the again row as an alternative of on the pole.
Fouts would march all the way in which as much as fifth earlier than having to drag off the observe on lap 11, however regardless of his points, the Kite, Ky. driver would maintain on to win his second straight PRP Observe Championship.
Lucasville’s Rayburn scored his fifth win of the season in The Native Happenings App Modifieds, which was additionally his fiftieth profession victory.
The 2-time PRP champ took over the lead from Brian Skaggs on lap 14 and by no means appeared again.
Whereas Rayburn’s 5 wins had been essentially the most within the modified class this season, fellow Lucasville driver Slusher was an image of consistency all 12 months lengthy — and wound up successful the 2022 observe championship.
Slusher positioned fourth in his warmth, however very like Late Mannequin driver Fouts, Slusher realized after the warmth that he had mechanical points forcing him to make use of a backup automotive for the characteristic.
Because of this, he began on the tail of the A-Primary.
Slusher entered the night with a 30-point lead over Rayburn, which means he may end not more than 5 spots behind Rayburn and nonetheless win the title.
Slusher would cost his method as much as third in his backup automotive, and would win the title by a mere 20 factors.
The championship is Slusher’s second at PRP.
Whereas Rayburn received Saturday’s characteristic and Slusher was third, Skaggs completed in between them, crossing the road in second.
Aaron Branham was fourth and Sport Mod common Richmond rounded out the top-five.
Finishing the top-10 had been Logan Burke, Adam Colley, Harold Branham, Tommy McClain and Derek Spencer.
Skaggs and Rayburn had been the heat-race winners, as Skaggs was the quick qualifier in The Dynamic Shock Service Modified Time Trials with a time of 15.956.
Coal Grove’s Melvin took Saturday’s win within the O’Reilly Auto Elements Restricted Late Mannequin A-Primary, main all 15 laps of the race.
Mike Meyers, Billy Staker, Joe Harper and Jason Salmons made up the remainder of top-five.
Ending sixth by tenth had been Rick Stringer, B.J. Branham, Casey Rhodes, Dustin Sales space and Terry.
Getting into the night the factors battle was the tightest in The O’Reilly Auto Elements Restricted Lates, as Terry and Robbie Lewis had been tied for the lead.
The championship would merely go to whichever driver completed forward of the opposite.
Lewis had a quick automotive and began on the surface pole, however he tagged one of many infield tractor tires early within the race, forcing him to be towed to the pits.
His departure cleared the trail for Terry to win his second PRP Restricted Late Mannequin title, 12 years after his first.
Stout native Pendleton took the checkers in The Specific Oil & Tire Engineers Sport Mod Division.
He bought previous Joe McClain on lap 3 and would cruise to the win, as Adam Jordan would end because the runner-up together with his son Luke inserting third.
The remainder of the top-10 had been Branden Colley, Stevie Thornsberry, McClain, Chris Howison, Kyle Name, Alan Kiser and James Cox.
Stout’s Spencer had the Sport Mod Observe Championship locked up earlier than the night ever began, so he determined to race with the Modifieds.
Spencer wound up successful the Sport Mod title by 150 factors over McClain.
Portsmouth Raceway Park’s subsequent occasion shall be Carl Brief’s forty second annual Basic Tire Dust Observe World Championship, introduced by Optima Batteries.
This three-day occasion will happen from Oct. 13 to Oct. 15, and for extra particulars, go browsing to www.portsraceway.com.