Caudill Wins as the STARS Shine in a Big Way Over Tri County
North Carolina (May 24, 2009) - On
Friday April 10, 2009 it was Mother Nature who ruled the day
at Tri County Speedway for the UARA-STARS.
The STARS returned to Tri County Friday May 22, 2009
and the show was on. The
STARS did not fail to put on fantastic race for the large
crowd who came to cheer them on. Clouds began to darken the sky right at race time but the
UARA-STARS prevailed in a big way.
time winner at Concord, Paddy Rodenbeck
set the pace with the Sunoco of 16.398.
Matt McCall was close behind with the KLB Race Cars
& Parts outside pole at 16.427.
Brandon McReynolds, Chris Lawson and Richard Boswell II
will round up the top five starting positions.
green flies and McCall will be quick to take the lead but
caution will fly right away as Matthew Godley, Scott
Turlington and Brad Queen Spin in turn 2.
When the green flies again McCall will set the pace for
the first 43 circuits with the field hot on his trail.
There will be no run away this night as McCall has done
in the past at Tri County.
2 will be the culprit again as the cars of Ryan Gray and Kyle
Moon spin on lap 43 bringing out the second caution.
At this time leader Matt McCall has problems and falls
back in the field.
Rodenbeck will inherit the lead under caution but be assured
McCall new he was there all along.
will continuing his lead with plenty of pressure from Brandon
McReynolds who in turn is being pursued by Jamey Caudill,
Coleman Pressley, Chris Lawson, Richard Boswell II, Andy Loden,
Garrett Campbell, John King II and Lee Tissot being the top
big one happens on lap 56 as Kyle Grissom, R.A. Brown, Scott
Turlington, Darrell Wallace, Jr., Dylan Presnell and Kyle Moon
all tangle on the backstretch.
The pit action will be as fierce as the on track
action. Some will
continue on and some will attempt a few more laps but their
nights will end early.
green will fly only to come right back out at as in turn 4 the
cars of Turlington, Gray, Brown, Joey Bryant, Grant McGinnis,
Matthew Godley, Wallace, and Queen all seem to be going every
way but the right way. There
will be a short green period again when the cars of Queen and
Bryant spin again.
still leads the field but with plenty of pressure from
Caudill, Lawson, Boswell II, Loden, Campbell, Tissot and King
II remain the top ten but are shuffling around.
Caution 6 will fly as Michael Rouse slows on the track
with a flat tire coming out of turn four.
Rodenbeck will maintain his lead when caution 7 falls
for the spin of Grant McGinnis in turn 2.
fans have a hard time keeping their seats as the racing is so
intense throughout the field and the leaders running nose to
tail and side by side lap after lap.
They continually inch back and forth.
McReynolds who celebrated his birthday on Thursday and
graduated high school on Friday morning would like nothing
more than to make it a big three weekend with a win.
Rodenbeck has other things on his mind also being a new
graduate but Caudill is like a cat watching the mouse.
One wrong move and he plans on being there.
Caudill makes his move on McReynolds on lap 143 for
second place and puts the pressure on Rodenbeck.
On lap 146 it will be Caudill with his nose out front
and he want look back from there.
Boswell will pass McReynolds on lap 148. He has his sites on the lead and on lap 149 Boswell and
Rodenbeck are doing some serious rubbing and Rodenbeck will
spin in Turn 1—nothing but close racing here.
They were seen joking around with one another after the
race will come down to a green, white, checker finish. It will
be Caudill that will claim the win adding another UARA victory
to his records. He
will collect the RE Suspension 1st place award
along with the G-Force Shift of the Race award for his smooth
move gaining the lead. Charlie
Long will claim the Comp Cams Engine builder of the race award
for building the powerhouse in the Caudill machine.
John King II will be the UARA Rookie of the Race. Brandon McReynolds will claim the B Square Janitorial Clean
Sweep award by starting and finishing in the same position.
the Street Stock division, only four cars made the trip and it
was decided to run a 15 lap shootout for them.
Waylon Flynn was the victor followed by Kevin Eby,
Baron Kuritzky and Dustin Walker.
These drivers all thanked the UARA for allowing them to
run with such a small field of cars.
Pro Challenge drivers put on quite a show in their 35 lap
event with Kyle Benjamin bringing his 71 machine home to the
winners circle. He
was followed to the checker by Meghan Dillner, Brady Boswell,
Stephen Bergh, Trevor Edwards, Ryan Heavner, Kyle Wilson and
of these young drivers have their sites set on moving up to
the UARA in 2010. Being
a companion series with the UARA-STARS in 2009 is a great way
for them to see first hand their future competition and learn
the rules along the way.
Richard Boswell II
John King II
Darrell Wallace, Jr.
by: David Allio
UARA-STARS will be in action again at Dillon Speedway,
Saturday- May 30, 2009.
more info visit www.uara-stars.com
or call 828-692-3833
Press Release by: Wink