Jordan Sands takes modified race

By Cobb Taylor - Special to the News
Jordan Sands and his family and crew celebrate after he won the Blue Ridge 602 Modified race at the Antioch Speedway in Morganton last week. - Submitted photo

MORGANTON — Jordan Sands #99 from Mount Airy took the lead on a restart after a caution and went on to take the checkered flag in the (Heintz Brothers performance) Blue Ridge 602 modified race. Richie Watson #90 led the first three laps but had to settle for second. Jason Ledford #14 third, George Anen #80 fourth and Lowell Wagner #13W fifth.

John Reynolds #55 from Connelly Springs made his first start of the year pay off by winning the (Heintz Bros performance) Renegade/Crate sportsman event at the Antioch Speedway in Morganton. Victor Durham #100 second, Ronnie Vasser #77 third, Brian Carswell #13 pressured Reynolds early in the race but slowed with over heating problems to finish fourth and Rodney Lail #26 fifth.

Johnny Reynolds #55 from Connelly Springs made it to Victory Lane for the first time ever in his second season by winning the (Tire plus/tires pros) Thunder bombers/pure stock V8 division. Matthew Prince #19P pressured Reynolds most of the event but was sidelined late with engine problems. Benny Peeler #16 worked his way from mid field to finish second, John Mcelrath #63 third, Chris Greene #65 fourth as the highest finishing pure stck V8 and Steven Shrt #17 rounded out the top five.

Paul Butler #B4 from Morganton LED flag to flag winning the super stock 4 event. Trent Chatham #9T second, Trevor Chatham #00 pressured Butler most of the event but slow to a third-place finish. Jimmy Millsaps #20 fourth and Jason Greene #9 fifth.

Randy Powell #88 from Lincolnton won the (RPM graphics) pure stock 4 race. Chris Butler #B9 led the first 8 laps until his racers engine let go sidelining him from the event. John Reed #81 finished second, Jeremy Potter #579 third, Jonathan Greer #65 came from the back of the pack to finish fourth and Kevin Deal #21 fifth.

Blake Walker #00 from Lenoir led every lap on his way to Victory in the Extreme FWD’s race. Kevin Roberts #3 ran strong to a second place finish, Kevin Saam #41 third, Dustin Chapman #58 passed Amanda Farmer #19h with 4 laps remaining to finish fourth, Farmer fifth.

Mason Pugh #22 from Connelly Springs won a highly competitive (James Wagoner’s welding) Young Guns event. Colby Burks #73 quickly worked his way from the rear of the field and pressured Pugh most of the event but could only muster a second place finish. Trace Chatham #21 out battled Chesnie Chatham #9 for second, Chesnie fourth and Colton Stanley #45 rounded out the top five.

Jordan Sands and his family and crew celebrate after he won the Blue Ridge 602 Modified race at the Antioch Speedway in Morganton last week.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/web1_IMG_0400.jpgJordan Sands and his family and crew celebrate after he won the Blue Ridge 602 Modified race at the Antioch Speedway in Morganton last week.Submitted photo

By Cobb Taylor

Special to the News