May 29, 2004

Fair Takes Home Win Number 3 …………………..

Many have said that Danny Fair is back. Ask Danny, a 5-time track champ at the Old Dominion Speedway, and he will tell you straight up, he has never left. Fair picked up his second straight win, and third overall in 2004, holding off Jack Bailey in the 100 lap feature for the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series Late Model Stock Cars. Fair took over the lead early in the event, and despite a ill running engine in his Dodge Intrepid, was able to keep Bailey in his rear view mirror for most of the 100 laps. The Manassas Dodge "Dash For The Cash" started off the evening, with Nathan Buttke taking over the lead at the halfway point over Andreas Kestermann and taking home the win, putting him on the pole for the feature. Kestermann held on for second, with Fair, Bailey, quick qualifier Mike Colabucci, and Roger Austin Jr. rounding out the top six. That would set the starting order for the 100 lap event. The green dropped over the 18 car field, and Buttke led the charge into turn one. Fair put Kestermann back a spot by lap two, then set his sights on Buttke. Buttke was battling an ill handling car, and Fair was able to take advantage and take the lead before the quarter mark. Bailey, who started fourth, battled his way through traffic and seemed to have something for Fair. But a car length behind Fair was about as close as he would come all night as Fair was just a tick faster. Bailey would have to settle for the runner-up spot at the end, which was much better that the previous week as he crashed hard, totaling his primary ride. Buttke held on for third, while point leader Brandon Butler, who had a horrific qualifying effort (11th) finished 4th. Colabucci came home fifth, while rookie John Gunter finished sixth for his best ever effort. Willard Lawrence came back from a disastrous week last week, and took home win number four in 2004 in the Redman Fleet Service Grand Stock 50 lap event. Lawrence, who started from the sixth spot, picked his way methodically through traffic, and took the lead late over Les Miranda. He crossed the stripe easily ahead of Michael Hardin for the win. Miranda held on for the third spot, while Ron Jardine and Michael Arnold rounded out the top five. Colt White battled with Johnny Lowery and Tom Beckman throughout the 30 lap event, and took home his third win in 2004 in the Kay Jennings Springfield Toyota Mini Modified feature. The win pushed his point lead to 24 over Ken Datesman, who finished a distant 4th. Jamie DeMattio held off the early charges of Deuce Wright and David Smith, and took home his fourth win in 2004 in the Winning Edge Performance and Graphics Speedway Sportsman feature. Smith got around Wright in the final few feet to take home second, with Wright and Joe Edwards rounding out the top four. Jason Miller continued his dominance of the INEX Legends division, taking home his third win in the 30 lap feature for the motorcycle engine powered machines. Mike Bryant finished in the second spot, with Willie Randow, Ryan Ellis, and two-time Old Dominion Speedway Mini Stock champ Sean Dawson rounding out the top five. Next Saturday night, the Late Models will compete in the Commonwealth 200 lap feature. Also on the schedule, the Grand Stocks will compete in a 50 lap event, with the Mini Modified going 30 laps, and the Speedway Sportsman competing in a 25 lap feature. Qualifying begins at 4 PM, pre-race starts at 6 PM, with racing action set to take the green at 7 PM.


Manassas Dodge "Dash For The Cash" Winner - Nathan Buttke
INEX Legends Winner - Jason Miller


Kay Jennings Springfield Toyota Mini Modified Winner - Colt White
Redman Fleet Service Grand Stock Winner - Willard Lawrence


Winning Edge Performance Speedway Sportsman Winner - Jaime DeMattio
NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series Late Model Stock Car Winner -
Danny Fair

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