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Cater's Bad Luck Streak Finally Ends at Mt. Lawn
August 1, 2007 - New Castle’s Terry Cater, who had been plagued all season long by bad luck, finally rolled into victory lane three times in the Motion Motors Late Models at the Mt. Lawn Speedway.
Cater's feature win allowed him to complete a clean sweep for the night.
The evening started out typical for Cater as he had his steering wheel come off exiting the dog-leg on the backstretch, causing him to crash hard into the outside concrete and ending up in the escape route about 150 feet off the short turn.
After a lot of hard work from his Razzles crew and others, he was able to qualify second fast for the evening.
Dale Amonett started on the pole and took the lead of the race on lap one. Jeff Marcum of Morristown, moved to the front on lap four from his inside row two starting position. He held the top spot for the next 30 laps in the Kevin Garner Construction 50.
Fast qualifier David Fox II, of Markleville, was scheduled to start on the inside of row seven and Cater was starting on the outside of row six. Because Greensboro’s Scott Knepley was not able to start the feature, Fox was able to move up one row along side Cater to start the race.
Fox and Cater immediately began their march to the front and were running sixth and eighth on lap ten. Chuck Cook, of New Castle, started fifth and moved into second place behind Marcum on lap eight. Cook pressured Marcum over the next 18 laps, until Fox took over second on lap 26. As Fox concentrated on Marcum, trying to figure his next move, Cater went to the outside and passed Fox on lap 33. He then did the same thing to Marcum on lap 34. Cater led the final 16 for the win. He was followed by Fox, Cook, Marcum, Randy Anderson of Knightstown, Scott Runion of Mooreland, David McConnell of Shirley, Kevin Claborn of Cambridge City driving for William Mefford of Knightstown who was absent to attend his sons wedding, Johnny Fugate of New Castle and Creston Johnson of New Castle. The Razzles Dash for Cash went to Cater, with the first heats going to Cater and Dean Morris of New Castle.
Chuck Cook, driving Ron Lyles Thunder Car, led the final 10 laps of the Dependable Drywall feature for his second win of the year.
Michael Starks started outside row one and led the first two laps. Mike Vaccaro, of Middletown, led the next 11 laps when he gave way to Tom Nixon, who led lap 14. Cook led the rest of the way and was chased across the line by fast qualifier Kevin Claborn. Claborn finished second, followed by Brett Marcum of Morristown, Pam McConnell of Shirley, Bill Clark of Rushville, Vaccaro, Ryan Claborn of Cambridge City, Cody Walker of Middletown, Nixon, and Chris Bolyard of Rushville.
Greensboro’s Jason Clark, who crashed in the feature on lap 19, did win the Dependable Drywall Dash for Cash and a heat, with the second heat going to Vaccaro.
Keith Morris of won the Collins Auto Service Hornet feature for the sixth time in 2007. Morris beat Chris Jennings of Richmond, who had won for the past three weeks. Joyce Dyer, of Greenfield, finished third. She was followed by Kenny Lee of Anderson, Aaron Gray of New Castle, Scott Tungate of New Castle, Russ Humes of Middletown, Jerry Small of Arcadia, Nate Lummis of Anderson and John Massengale of New Castle. Fast time went to Jennings, with the heats going to Lee, Tungate and Mark Dulworth of Middletown.
Jenmarco.com UMRA Midgets results are available on the UMRA website at umar.com.
In the street drags, Gary Branscum, in his 89 Mustang, beat Scott Razor in his Lincoln.
Next week is the Founders Day 100 for the Thunder Cars. The feature event will be a 100-lap affair, with $1,000 going to the winner. Motion Motor Late Models and Collins Auto Service Hornets will also be on the program.
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