LMSC Feature Winner Stan Owens

Old Dominion Speedway / June 29, 2002

Stan Owens Picks Up First Win In 2002…….

Stan Owens from Haymarket Va. picked up his first win in 2002 Saturday night at the Old Dominion Speedway, taking home the checkers in the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Presented by Dodge 75 lap feature for the Late Model Stock Cars. Owens led flag to flag enroute to the win. Last week’s feature winner Brian Jenkins led the 19 car field in qualifying, as he turned the quick lap around the 3/8 mile oval in 15.744 seconds, a full tenth faster than Owens, who turned a lap of 15.845 seconds. Mike Darne was third quickest with a 15.862 lap, while Mark McFarland, the current NASCAR Atlantic Seaboard Regional point leader (15.920) and 2 time feature winner Mike Southard (15.986) rounded out the top 5. After the inversion, Owens found himself on the front row, got the jump on the initial start, and led the charge into turn one. This was a lead that he would never relinquish. Mike Southard, who had started on the front row as well, closed the gap on several occasions throughout the 75 lap event, but was never able to mount a serious challenge. “We were so bad last week, with all the problems we had. There were a lot of late nights and early mornings this week to get the car back to where we needed to be. We changed everything on this car, and it paid off,” said an elated Owens in victory lane. The battle for the third spot between Case, Darne, and McFarland was a good one, as the three veterans battled for most of the event. Case was able to hold off Darne at the end, while McFarland faded by the 75 lap mark.
Other race winners included Jimmy Hardin from Pomfret, Md., who breezed to his 6th feature win in the Redman Fleet Service 50 lap Grand Stock feature. The Mini Stock feature was won by Vince Langan from Centreville, Va. The win was Langan’s 3rd win in 2002. Ray Miller from Manassas, Va. picked up his 3rd win in 2002 in the Gaston Automotive Speedway Sportsman 25 lap feature.
Next Saturday night, the Old Dominion Speedway 3/8 mile oval will be dark. There will be SBRA drag racing on both Friday night and Saturday at the 1/8 mile drag strip. The NASCAR Weekly Racing Series returns to the famed 3/8 mile oval in Saturday night, July 13th, with a 200 lap feature for the Late Models. Also on the schedule is a 50 lap feature for the Grand Stocks, 30 laps for the Mini Stocks, and 25 laps for the Speedway Sportsman. In addition, the Champ Karts and Mini Cups will be competing in feature events. Qualifying begins at 5:15 PM, with racing action for the Champs Karts and Mini Cups beginning at 6:30 PM. NASCAR Racing is set to take the green at 7:00 PM.

Feature Winners From 6/29/02:
Ray Miller, Vince Langan, Jimmy Hardin