Old Dominion Speedway / August 11, 2001

Rain Washes Out Activities At The Old Dominion Speedway....

For the fifth time this season since May 19th, rain has washed out activities at the Old Dominion Speedway in Manassas, Va. Predicted storms throughout the day and evening have prompted track promoter Dick Gore to call off the program. "The weather forecast is for a 70 percent chance of rain today and 60 percent tonight. That’s about as bad as it can get. With it as humid as it is, even if we got a break, it would take a very long time to dry the track, and one more shower would do us in" he said. With this rain out, the events scheduled for the next weekend of racing (August 25th) have been changed. There will be twin Late Model races to go along with the Legends, twin Grand Stock events, the 30 feature for the Mini Stocks, and the 25 lapper for the Speedway Sportsman. The oval track is closed next weekend (August 18th and 19th) for the Prince William County Fair.
The Bailey’s NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Late Model Stock Car division appears to have come down to a 2 driver race, as Dustin Storm has reeled in Mark McFarland and taken over the point lead by just 8 points. Danny Fair, Ricky Exline, and Earl Case set well back at over 120 points in arrears. The Redman Fleet Service Grand Stock division is still up for grabs with the top 4 drivers separated by just 30 points. Jimmy Hardin leads that group, with Willard Lawrence, Jerry Black, and Chris Donnelly trailing. Over in the D&K Electric / Aldie Construction Mini Stock division, it seems no one has wanted to lead that division. There have been no less than 4 different drivers that have led the division at one point during the season. Currently, Garry Klaus has the slim advantage over Bill Briggs by just 4 points. Back in third, just 10 points out is defending track champ Steve Loughman, followed by Adam Flis who is 14 points behind the leader. Dave Gibbs held the point lead early, then lost it, and now has settled in on top again in the Gaston Automotive Speedway Sportsman division. The former track champ has a slight 12 point advantage over James Lucas, who made the move to the division from the Legends class. Back in third, just 14 points behind is Ted Queen, followed by Scott Lunceford who is 22 points behind Gibbs. Jeff Sisak and Jamie DeMattio, who are 5th and 6th respectively, are not out of the picture as Sisak is just 24 points out, and DeMattio who is 54 points out. Over in the Legends division, it’s no surprise to see Kevin Yeatts on top of the division at this point. Yeatts, who missed a race early in the season, has battled back and put himself in a familiar position. He currently leads the division by just 2 points over Nick Carlson, 10 points over Kyle Hendershott, and 18 points over 2-time feature winner Tommy Morgan. Dave Hendershott sits back in 5th, just 22 points out of the top spot.