UPDATE - 5/25/04:
Updated Grand Stock Results .Lawrence Declared Illegal .
After post race inspection of apparent winner Willard Lawrence, Old Dominion Speedway track officials have disqualified Lawrence for illegal parts. After the night's 50 lap feature, which Lawrence picked up the apparent win coming from the rear of the field, he was protested and found to be illegal. The win has been awarded to Les Miranda, his first ever grand Stock feature win. Ron Jardine will move up to the second spot, followed by Michael Arnold, Michael Hardin, and Bryan Short. Lawrence was awarded last place points and purse. Lawrence still retains the point lead in the division, but that margin is now just 8 points over Hardin, and 14 points over Miranda.
May 22, 2004
Fair First Double Winner At ODS In
Feature Winners From 5/22/04:
Danny Fair - NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series Late Model Stock Car
Jamie DeMattio - Winning Edge Performance and Graphics Speedway Sportsman
Danny Fair from Manassas Va. powered his way up from his 4th starting position and became the first two-time winner at the Old Dominion Speedway Saturday night, taking home the win in the "Salute To The USO" 100 lap feature for the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series Late Model Stock Cars. Fair took over the top spot from NASCAR National Champion Mark McFarland on lap 89, and breezed home to the win in his ME Concrete Products Dodge. The night's activities got underway with quick qualifying, and Brandon Butler from Petersburg Va. was the quickest with a 15.716 lap in his Bailey's Chevrolet. Jack Bailey was second quickest in his Century 21 Team Ford with a 15.736 lap, followed by the ME Concrete Dodge of Fair with a 15.748 lap. Mark McFarland circled the 3/8 mile oval in the Washington Area Dodge Dealers Dodge in 15.792 seconds, while Mike Colabucci (15.811) and Mike Southard (15.817) rounded out the top 6 qualifiers, which set the field for the Manassas Dodge "Dash For The Cash". Mike Southard picked up his first "Dash" win in that 10 lap event, which put him on the pole for the 100 lap feature. 20 cars took the green on the extremely hot and muggy evening, with Southard leading the charge into turn 1. It didn't take McFarland long to take over the top spot, as he charged to the front from his third starting spot. But as the race progressed, Fair's ride got stronger and stronger, as he put car after car behind him in his quest for the win. After the green flag flew for the final time after Jack Bailey's car developed brake problems, sending his car hard into the turn one fence, Fair was on a mission. Time after time, he was able to get side by side with McFarland, but was not strong enough to make the pass. The fan cheered loudly as the two veterans swapped paint lap after lap. Fair finally made the pass, and went on to take the win. Crossing the stripe behind Fair and McFarland was Denny Hamlin, making his first ever start at ODS, followed by point leader Butler, and Richard Boswell Jr. The MARF (Metropolitan Auto Racing Fans Club) Hard Charger Award went to Dave Carter, as he started his A&A Truck and Auto Body Pontiac from the 17th position, and finished 6th, advancing 11 spots. Mini Modified point leader Colt White from Mt. Airy Md. Took home win number 2 on the season, taking the checkers in the 30 lap Kay Jennings Springfield Toyota Mini Modified feature. White took over the top spot from early leader Tom Beckman, and held off Lowery who had started from the rear of the field and made an impressive run to the front. Beckman held on for third, followed by Ken Datesman, and Scott Quesenberry. Jamie DeMattio from Brookville Md. continued his dominance of the Winning Edge Performance and Graphics Speedway Sportsman division, taking home win number 4 in 2004, holding off the challenges of David Smith from Sterling Va. As of this release, the results of the Redman Fleet Service Grand Stocks are unofficial until post race inspections are complete. Willard Lawrence, who was involved in an early crash, came from the back to the front, and took home the win in the 50 lap feature. But a protest was issued, and the engines on both Lawrence and Bryan Short's rides were pulled down to the crankshafts. Both teams left the track well after midnight without many of the parts and pieces they arrived at the track with. The unofficial results at this time are Lawrence, Les Miranda, Ron Jardine, Michael Arnold, and Michael Hardin. Official results will be posted once all the information is received. Next Saturday night, the Late Models will compete in a 100 lap feature. The Grand Stocks will go 50 laps, while the Mini Modifieds will compete in a 30 lap event. The Speedway Sportsman return for their 25 lap feature, and the popular and always exciting INEX Legends cars will return to ODS for the 4th time in May, as they compete in a 30 lap feature. Qualifying gets underway at 4 PM, with pre-race activities starting at 6, and racing set to take the green at 7 PM.
Feature Winners From 5/22/04:
Colt White - Kay Jennings Springfield Toyota Mini Modified
Willard Lawrence - (Pending Inspection) - Redman Fleet Service Grand Stock