ADAMS GRABS A GRAND IN MOUNTAIN VIEW RACEWAY FWD SPECIAL
SPRING CITY, TN – Nathan Adams of Crossville, TN continued his domination of the Front-Wheel-Drive Division at Mountain View Raceway with his sixth straight win and a clean sweep of the $1,000-to-win Front-Wheel-Drive Special on Saturday night. Adams drove to Fast Time honors, and led every lap in the 30-lap Feature Race driving the Adams Racing Chevrolet.
Jake Presley of Sweetwater, TN finished second in the Presley Racing Special and Jason Ketron of Kingsport, TN took the third spot driving the Ketron Racing Special. Joe Scealf of Decatur, TN was fourth in the J&S Towing Honda, and Michael Jones of Crossville, TN rounded out the top five in the Sharp Race Cars Chevrolet.
Andy Pilkey of Ten Mile, TN drove the Pilkey Racing Toyota to a sixth-place finish. Tara Garibay of Soddy Daisy, TN started 18th in the Garibay Racing Special and finished seventh to earn the Contingency Connection Racer Rewards Hard Charger Award. Carter Jolley of Spring City, TN finished eighth., with Tyler Walton of Crossville, TN taking ninth, and Matthew Lemarr of Tellico Plains, TN was tenth.
Adams out-timed the 47-car field with a lap around the ¼-mile high-banked clay oval in 13.916 seconds in Hot-Lap Qualifying to earn the pole position for the Big Show. The two $300-to-win 15-lap B-Main Races were won by Joshua Phillips of Rossville, GA driving the TLD Logistic Services Chevrolet and Ethan Johnson of Crossville, TN in the Johnson Racing Special.
The start of the race saw Adams take the lead followed by Josh Scealf of Decatur, TN in the J&S Towing Honda, Josh Davis of Lenoir City, TN in the Davis Racing Special, Jacob Sharp of Crossville, TN in the Sharp Race Cars Chevrolet, and Presley. The first of six caution flags came out on lap two when Walton spun down the front straightaway.
Sharp got by Davis for the third spot on the restart, and the field was slowed by a lap four turn one spin by Jon Pilkey of Ten Mile, TN in the Pilkey Racing Saturn. Davis fell out of the fourth spot when he stalled coming off the fourth turn on lap six. Adams led Josh Scealf, Sharp, Ketron, and Walton down for the restart.
Presley passed Walton for the fifth spot on the restart, while Josh Scealf and Sharp battled side-by-side for the second spot by lap eight. That battle ended on lap 14 when Josh Scealf and Ketron, running second and fourth respectively, both slowed with flat tires to bring out the caution flag.
Scealf went past the Work Zone and was out of the race, while Ketron hit the zone to change his tire and return to the race. Adams now had Sharp on his back bumper for the restart, but that was short-lived as Sharp slowed on lap 15 to bring out the caution flag and was out of the race. The top five for the restart was Adams, Presley, Joe Scealf, Walton and Jones.
When the green flag came back out, Jones drove past Walton for the fourth spot and Jolley got by Walton for the fifth spot on lap 17. There was one caution flag in the second half of the race, and that came on lap 23 when Andy Pilkey hit the wall on the front straightaway wall. Pilkey was able to continue in the race
Adams gave up a two second lead on Presley when the yellow flag came down with seven laps to go, but he had no problem pulling away on the restart. A three-wide battle for third broke out on the restart, but Joe Scealf held the position and Ketron powered by Jones for the fourth spot. Ketron was on a mission in the final seven laps of the race, as he passed Joe Scealf for third on lap 27.
A total of 116 race cars entered the Mountain View Raceway pit area in eight divisions, with drivers representing four different states. Kyle Courtney of Knoxville, TN won the 25-lap Late Model Feature Race in the Orr Brothers Construction Kryptonite. The 20-lap Sportsman Main Event was won by Jeremy Shannon of Wartburg, TN driving the Shannon Racing Special.
Jimmy Dalton of Powell, TN won the 20-lap Open-Wheel Modified Feature Race in the Willett Powder Coating Elite. Dylan Johnson of Dunlap, TN won the best race of the night in the 15-lap B-Hobby Main Event driving the Johnson Racing Camaro. Chris Williams of Soddy Daisy, TN won his second straight 15-lap Thunder Feature Race in the Anneke Wilkey Monte Carlo.
Jesse Skidmore of Oregon, OR drove the Skidmore Racing Sharps to victory in the 15-lap Sharps Mini Late Model Main Event. Brandon Bray of Ooltewah, TN won the 10-lap 4-Cylinder Feature Race in the Bray Racing Special.
Mountain View Raceway will present a Regular Weekly Points Race on Saturday night, May 28 with the Late Model, Sportsman, Open-Wheel Modified, 4-Cylinder, Thunder, Front-Wheel-Drive, Junior Front-Wheel-Drive, and Developmental Sportsman Divisions in action.
The Pit Gate opens at 3 p.m. and the Grandstand and Tier Parking Gates open at 4 p.m. Mandatory Pre-Race Registration and Technical Inspection will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Drivers Meeting is set for 6:15 p.m. and Hot Laps are scheduled for 6:45 p.m.
Pit Passes are $25 for Adults, $15 for Children 6-11, and Children 5 and under are admitted Free. The General Admission and Tier Parking ticket prices are $10 for race fans 12 and older, Children 6-11 are $5. and Children 5 and under are admitted Free. All Children must be accompanied by an Adult.
Mountain View Raceway where you can get “Your Thrill By The Hill” is located at 20626 Rhea County Highway (U.S. Highway 27), Spring City, TN 37381. For more information, call 423-405-8490 or visit the track website at www.mountainviewraceway.com. You can also like the Mountain View Raceway Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mountainviewraceway.
OFFICIAL RESULTS AT MOUNTAIN VIEW RACEWAY IN SPRING CITY, TN ON 5/21/22:
FRONT-WHEEL-DRIVE – 30 Laps: 1. Nathan Adams, Crossville, TN; 2. Jake Presley, Sweetwater, TN; 3. Jason Ketron, Kingsport, TN; 4. Joe Scealf, Decatur, TN; 5. Michael Jones, Crossville, TN; 6. Andy Pilkey, Ten Mile, TN; 7. Tara Garibay, Soddy Daisy, TN; 8. Carter Jolley, Spring City, TN; 9. Tyler Walton, Crossville, TN; 10. Matthew Lemarr, Tellico Plains, TN; 11. Zachary Roderick, Athens, TN; 12. Bo Millsaps, Decatur, TN; 13. Josh Scealf, Decatur, TN; 14. Jacob Sharp, Crossville, TN; 15. Marcus Huston, Decatur, TN; 16. Brandon Porstner, Niota, TN; 17. Dakota Morgan, Vonore, TN; 18. Josh Davis, Lenoir City, TN; 19. Jon Pilkey, Ten Mile, TN; 20. Greg Jolley, Loudon, TN.
LATE MODEL – 25 Laps: 1. Kyle Courtney, Knoxville, TN; 2. Barry Goodman, Spring City, TN; 3. Michael Smith, Crossville, TN; 4. Anthony White, Clinton, TN; 5. Brian Selby, Crossville, TN; 6. Jeff Jackson, Ooltewah, TN; 7. Chris Lewis, Lenoir City, TN; 8. Donnie Van Winkle, Soddy Daisy, TN; 9. Jerry Hendrix, Chattanooga, TN; 10. Tommy Miller, Soddy Daisy, TN; 11. Richard Greene, Wartburg, TN; 12. Zach Shannon, Wartburg, TN; 13. Harley Maginness, Dayton, TN; 14. Josh Collins, Knoxville, TN; 15. Perry Delaney, Sparta, TN.
SPORTSMAN – 20 Laps: 1. Jeremy Shannon, Wartburg, TN; 2. Brandon Stanfield, Soddy Daisy, TN; 3. Travis Sietsema, Crossville, TN; 4. Skylar Delaney, Sparta, TN; 5. Tyler Jolley, Spring City, TN; 6. Anthony White Jr., Clinton, TN; 7. Tyler Dennis, Dayton, TN; 8. D.J. McMahan, Cedar Ridge, TN; 9. Bradley Goodman, Spring City, TN; 10. Seth Jolley, Spring City, TN; 11. Nick Shelton, Newport, TN; 12. Zach Crager, Decatur, TN; 13. Christian James, Soddy Daisy, TN; 14. David Beeler, Sevierville, TN; 15. David Peak, Evensville, TN; 16. Cody Youngblood, Rockwood, TN; 17. Eric Rossington, Gainesboro, TN; 18. Larry Samuelson, Evensville, TN DNS.
OPEN-WHEEL MODIFIED – 20 Laps: 1. Jimmy Dalton, Powell, TN; 2. Joe Freels, Coalfield, TN; 3. Walter Walsh, Claxton, TN; 4. Kyle Shadden, Dayton, TN; 5. Scott Iles, Evensville, TN; 6. David Lester, Rockwood, TN; 7. Jay Metcalfe, Rockwood, TN; 8. Angel Freels, Coalfield, TN; 9. Dale Nance, Wartburg, TN DNS; 10. Ben Harmon, Brooks, KY DNS; 11. Trent Dalton, Powell, TN DNS.
B-HOBBY – 15 Laps: 1. Dylan Johnson, Dunlap, TN; 2. Lamar Hughes, Soddy Daisy, TN; 3. Brady Lee, Knoxville, TN; 4. Johnny Hughes, Graysville, TN; 5. Jim Gilbert, Rossville, GA; 6. Hunter Jenkins, Sweetwater, TN; 7. Allen Singleton, Oliver Springs, TN; 8. Kenneth Daniels, Spring City, TN.
THUNDER – 15 Laps: 1. Chris Williams, Soddy Daisy, TN; 2. Casey Cash, Spring City, TN; 3. Scott Smith, Soddy Daisy, TN; 4. Robert Russell, Philadelphia, TN; 5. Blake Jenkins, Sweetwater, TN; 6. Cody Satterfield, Knoxville, TN; 7. Jayden Woods, Spring City, TN; 8. Bobby Davenport, Crossville, TN; 9. Zaniel Rogge, Spring City, TN.
SHARPS MINI LATE MODELS – 15 Laps: 1. Jesse Skidmore, Oregon, OR; 2. Dave Garner, Springfield, TN; 3. Marty Allison, Paris, TN DNS; 4. Andrew Allison, Paris, TN DNS; 5. Scott Martin, Livingston, TN DNS; 6. Matthew Bohannon, Niota, TN DNS; 7. Jimmy Delaney, Cookeville, TN DNS.
4-CYLINDER – 10 Laps: 1. Brandon Bray, Ooltewah, TN; 2. Reagan Shepherd, Oliver Springs, TN.
PHOTO CUTLINE: Nathan Adams of Crossville, TN celebrates his $1,000 victory in the Special Front-Wheel-Drive Feature Race with Trophy Girl Tabatha Hufstetler on Saturday night at Mountain View Raceway in Spring City, TN. Adams led all 30-laps of the race in the #A93 Adams Racing Chevrolet. (Mountain View Raceway Media Photo by Young Gunz Photography)