COLLINS BEATS THE RAIN FOR MOUNTAIN VIEW RACEWAY LATE MODEL WIN
SPRING CITY, TN – Josh Collins of Knoxville, TN beat the rain and won the 25-lap Late Model Feature Race at Mountain View Raceway driving the Knoxville Diesel Rocket. While Collins had the field covered leading all 25 laps, the action behind him was fast and furious. Rain arrived just after the Late Model race and the rest of the Divisions will run Double Features on July 2.
Colton Profitt of Crossville, TN finished second in the Wyatt Builders Capital Race Car, and third went to Addison Cardwell of Knoxville, TN driving the Jake Miller Excavating Longhorn. The defending and three-time Track Champion Barry Goodman of Spring City, TN drove his Charlie’s Used Auto Parts CVR with a Marion Tipton Throwback wrap to a fourth-place finish.
Jeff Jackson of Ooltewah, TN rounded out the top five in the Jackson Racing Longhorn. In preliminary action, Collins out-timed the 20-car field in Qualifications with a lap around the ¼-mile high-banked clay oval in 11.850 seconds to earn the pole position for the Main Event.
Collins took the lead at the start of the race followed by Profitt and Goodman. The first of three caution flags came out on lap five when Jeremy Thurman of Rockwood, TN spun the Thurman Racing TNT in turn one. Collins led Profitt, Goodman, Jackson, and Cardwell down for the restart, and Cardwell got by Jackson to take over the fourth spot.
Thurman brought out the second caution flag with his second spin of the race in turn one on lap nine. When Collins brought Profitt, Goodman, Cardwell and Jackson down for the restart, a side-by-battle for the third spot ensued between Goodman and Cardwell.
Cardwell stepped to the outside groove and sailed around Goodman to take over the third spot coming off the fourth turn on lap 12. Goodman stayed right on Cardwell’s back bumper and was looking inside, as Cardwell found a fast groove on the high side. On lap 16, Goodman used the torque of his Chevrolet Performance CT 525 to drive under Cardwell coming off the second turn.
The final caution flag of the race came out on lap 18 when Joey Bishop of Spring City, TN stalled the Bishop Racing Special in turn two. When the field went back to green flag action on the restart, Goodman and Cardwell resumed their battle for the third spot. Cardwell once again went to the top shelf to challenge Goodman, but Goodman was able to hang on to the spot.
Cardwell dropped back to reload and take another shot at Goodman in the closing laps of the race. Goodman covered the bottom groove and Cardwell went where Goodman wasn’t. On lap 21, Cardwell sailed around the outside of Goodman to take over the third spot, a position he held on to until the checkered flag. Collins carried a .829 second margin of victory over Profitt.
There were 117 race cars in the Mountain View Raceway Pit Area Saturday night in eight Division on Throwback Night. The NVRA Vintage cars were in the house. Mike Nasworthy of Macon, GA drove a 1974 Chevrolet Vega to the win in the 15-lap NVRA Vintage Late Model Feature Race. The NVRA Vintage Modified race was rained out and will not be rescheduled.
A 13-car field of Junior Front-Wheel-Drive cars was divided into two ten-lap Main Events for drivers 15 years of age and younger. Point leader nine-year-old Frankie Sharp of Crossville, TN took the A Feature Race win driving the Sharp Race Cars Chevrolet. Dylan Jones of Limestone, TN was the winner in the B Feature Race in the Jones Racing Special.
Rain washed out the Feature Races for the Sportsman, Open-Wheel Modified, 4-Cylinder, and Front-Wheel-Drive Divisions. They all but the Sportsman will run Double Features this Saturday night as a part of the 2nd Annual Sam Williams Memorial Race and Independence Day Spectacular. The Make-Up Features will be contested at the beginning of the evening.
The Sportsman will run in the $2,000-to-win 2nd Annual Sam Williams Memorial Race with special format of Qualifying, Preliminary races and a 30-lap Feature Race. The June 25 Make-Up Race for the Sportsman will be announced in the coming days.
In addition to the Make-Up Races for the Open-Wheel Modified, 4-Cylinder, and Front-Wheel-Drive, they will qualify and run their regularly scheduled Feature Races. The Late Models will also Qualify and run a Feature Race this Saturday night.
In addition to the racing action on the track, there will be action in the sky and with the Kids Club during Intermission. A Spectacular Fireworks Show will light up the sky over Mountain View Raceway and the Kids will participate in a Box Car Race with cardboard boxes made up to look like the cars of their favorite drivers.
This Saturday, the Pit Gate opens at 3 p.m. and the Grandstand and Tier Parking Gates open at 4 p.m. The 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 $30 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 ON JUNE 25, 2022:
LATE MODEL – 25 Laps: 1. Josh Collins, Knoxville, TN; 2. Colton Profitt, Crossville, TN; 3. Addison Cardwell, Knoxville, TN; 4. Barry Goodman, Spring City, TN; 5. Jeff Jackson, Ooltewah, TN; 6. Tyler Jolley, Spring City, TN; 7. Brian Selby, Sparta, TN; 8. John Stout, Harriman, TN; 9. Mike Levi, Cleveland, TN; 10. Tommy Miller, Soddy Daisy, TN; 11. Donnie Van Winkle, Soddy Daisy, TN; 12. Joey Bishop, Spring City, TN; 13. Tyler Norwood, Athens, TN; 14. Kelby Norwood, Etowah, TN; 15. Jeremy Thurman, Rockwood, TN; 16. Dennis Shaver, Decatur, TN; 17. Mike Bishop, Decatur, TN; 18. Steven Bishop, Spring City, TN; 19. Kyle Courtney, Knoxville, TN DNS; 20. Jesse Lowe, Crossville, TN DNS.
NVRA VINTAGE LATE MODEL – 15 Laps: 1. Mike Nasworthy, Macon, GA; 2. Joe Cobb, Newnan, GA; 3. Donald Murdock, Acworth, GA; 4. Allen Burden, Swainsboro, GA; 5. Daniel Kellum, Watkinsville, GA; 6. Jerry Powell, Monroe, GA; 7. Travis Terry, Hometown, GA; 8. Lamar Kellum, Watkinsville, GA DNS.
JUNIOR FRONT-WHEEL-DRIVE – A Feature 10 Laps: 1. Frankie Sharp, Crossville, TN; 2. Steven Clowers, Englewood, TN; 3. Chevy Adams, Crossville, TN; 4. Josiah Singleton, Oliver Springs, TN; 5. Rebeacca Gresham, Decatur, TN; 6. Addison Cross, Cleveland, TN. B Feature 10 Laps: 1. Dylan Jones, Limestone, TN; 2. Eston Humphrey, Sparta, TN; 3. Ronnie Sharp, Crossville, TN; 4. Connor Smith, Madisonville, TN; 5. Mason Spence, Spring City, TN; 6. Emma Qualls, Cleveland, TN; 7. Dyllis Devaney, Spring City, TN DNS.
OPEN-WHEEL MODIFIED – 20 Laps: Rained out, will be run on July 2
SPORTSMAN – 20 Laps: Rained Out, Make-Up Race TBA
FRONT-WHEEL-DRIVE – A Feature 15 Laps, Rained out, will be run on July 2. B Feature 12 Laps, Rained out, will be run on July 2
4-CYLINDER – 15 Laps: Rained out, will be run on July 2
PHOTO CUTLINE: Josh Collins of Knoxville, TN celebrates in Victory Lane with Trophy Girl Tabatha Hufstetler after driving the #144 Knoxville Diesel Rocket to the win in the 25-lap Late Model Feature Race on Saturday night at Mountain View Raceway in Spring City, TN. (Mountain View Raceway Media Photo by Young Gunz Photography)