By Don Cook
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
85 Speedway (Ennis)
February 18 (Saturday)
85 Speedway, in Ennis, TX, held their 2nd Annual Smackdown Saturday night. A great crowd was on hand to watch some exciting racing and support a great cause, the Parker Lee Project. The Parker Lee Project raises money for children with special needs. For more information on the Parker Lee Project, go to: theparkerleeproject.org Also on the program, were the exciting Sportmods, along with the Smileys Racing Products Inaugural Battle Royal Invitational!
In the Smackdown, 40-lap, $2,500 to win feature, several cars battled it out for the early lead. Texarkana's Justin Whitehead, No. 85t, worked his way to the front and seemed to have the race well in hand, until a caution came out, with less than 5 laps to go. Brandon Brown, No. 32, made it interesting, but he had to settle for the $1,000 second spot. Jason Gore, No. 7g, was third, Chris Davis, No. 98, was fourth, Brandon Ball, No. 78, was fifth, Mike Marusak, No. 45, was sixth, Kevin Sustaire, No. 630, was seventh, Jacob Wilborn, No. 66, was eight, Keith White, No. 84, was ninth, and Jon Mitchell, No. 68x, was tenth. C. Morris, D. Bissonnette, R. Sessions, C. Lyles, W. Hamilton, J. Turner, A. Waters, K. Manning, K. C. Jamerson, C. UpChurch, J. Finelli, S. Graham, and B. Arden, rounded out the field. Twenty-four cars started the feature.
To view a video of the Factory Stock Smackdown feature, click below:
SportMod Feature Winner: Cody Smith, No. 31s, gave Rodney White, No. 84, a run for the money, but Cody settled for second place in the 40-lap, $1,200 to win SportMod feature. Having a good run for third was Jake UpChurch, No. 24, Justin Shaw, No. 55, was fourth, Walter Hamilton, No. 1w, was fifth, Jared Baird, No. b4, was sixth, Rickey Haney, No. 99h, was seventh, James McCreery, No. 13j, was eighth, Keith Wright, No. 5*, was ninth, and Mike Martin, No. 15, was tenth. B. Burt, N. Vandiver, K. Rowland, M. Doescher, J. Sartain, D. Spear, B. Sheets, J. McDougall, J.C. Howell, T. Potter, G. Yates, B. Watson, and J. Robozzi, rounded out the field. Twenty-four cars started the feature.
To view a video of the SportMod Feature feature, click below:
Factory Stock Battle Royal Feature Winner: This race saw ten drivers battle for the Smileys Racing Products Inaugural Battle Royal Invitational Championship. Coming from the back of the pack was Justin Whitehead, No. 85t, for his first of two feature wins on the evening. The star studded field included Kevin Rogers, Kevin Sustaire, Cody Daniel, Tyler Honeywell, Jon Mitchell, Raymond King, Keith White, Justin "Rowdy C" Shaw and Kenneth Montgomery.
Thanks to KR Promotions and everyone that helped make this event a huge success! Thanks to your efforts, over $20,000 was raised to help special needs children with their medical expenses. For more information on the Parker Lee Project, please go to: theparkerleeproject.org
If you would like to purchase a DVD of this event, that includes all the features, heat races and sound, go to: raceontexas.com All proceeds from the sale of the DVDs go to the Parker Lee Project.
To view a video of the Factory Stock Battle Royal feature, click below:
For OFFICIAL results, go to: www.official85speedway.com
85 Speedway Photos: Sandy Ramsey Pinks Photos
To view a slideshow from 85 Speedway, click on the link below: