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|MATTHEWS VICTOR IN RAIN SHORTENED FEATURE FOR FMSA AT PUTNAM
COUNTY SPEEDWAY !!!
[5-18-13] Story by Bendinrules Motorsports/ It was a night of headlines and thrills at
Putnam County Speedway in Satsuma, Florida as the Florida Mini Sprint
...Association toured the tight turns and long straights upon their first return in over
A overflowing crowd thanks to the generosity of track management provided even
more excitement for the evening and headlines were being made before the evening
even began for the "ultra bullets" of the FMSA.
Walter Arnold Motorsports placed a new motor in the "Marco Island Missile's"
Nicholas Snyder #116 planned to run at North Florida Speedway in two weeks as
Nicholas had surgery Friday morning removing a tumor on his tongue and was
scheduled to be out relinquishing his point lead.
Upon the arrival of the Snyders picking up the car in the Arnold camp in
St.Augustine , Florida "The Missile" requested to race that night thru the pain in
order to try and keep his point advantage.
Meanwhile The Andy Dettan owned #6 usually driven by the St. Augustine's
chauffeur was being outfitted for 2012 multi feature winner Harold Matthews who has
to run four races with the FMSA in 2013 in order to be eligible for the big money
being offered Thanksgiving Weekend for the FMSA Finale the Todd's Tomatoes and
Quality Produce twin 40 lap features on Thanksgiving weekend.
27 mini sprints outstandily signed in the pit shack at Putnam County Speedway as
this night had been anticipated for weeks on the schedule.
4 heats would determine qualifying and they were great ones with Summerfield ,
Florida's Johnny Crowder #30 "The Flyin Striper" bringing home the checkers over
second place Lakeland , Florida's Bob Toney #243. Heat two would find Jacksonville
, Florida's Gavin Thomas #7 besting John Moss #44 from Deland, Florida after a 4th
turn melee ensued coming for the checkered flag piling up the field making the them
scramble for a finish. Heat 3 would find Deland , Florida's Dirk Miller #68 easily
winning over St. Augustine's Harold Matthews #6. The last and final heat of the
evening saw Orlando , Florida's Jody Mckenzie #18 continue his great heat run
streak as he outdistanced Eddie Moss Jr. #8 from Deland ,Florida as the two were
chasing each other so close to the apron on turns three and four they were kicking
up grass from the infield.
After a terrific halftime show put on by the track with a "candy chase" for the kids and
the Late Models and FMSA stars parked on the front stretch for the fans to talk to
the drivers and get a closeup of the cars it was time for the features.
The FMSA feature the fans got to witness a breathtaking "4 wide salute" to those in
attendance with another spetacular fireworks display.
The Florida Mini Sprint Association has great appreciation of their fan base and
each week this is their way of saying thanks to the fans for supporting their racing
and the fans loudly approved and knew that they were in for some great racing.
At the drop of the green the "ultra bullets" charged into turn 1 and Jacksonville ,
Florida's Gavin Thomas #7 took to the high side getting in the marbles in turns one
and two and running out of space tangling with the rear of the mini sprint of Paige
Moss #04 and flipping his racer however he emerged unhurt but the car was thru for
the night with heavy damage.
On the restart Nicholas Snyder took command of the race for the next few laps and
looked as though he would muscle thru his pain from the surgery and claim the
feature and maintain his points lead. Not to be though as another brief caution
slowed the feature as light sprinkles started to fall on the restart a battle between the
two Walt Arnold racers of Nicholas Snyder #116 and Harold Matthews #6 ensued
with Matthews coming out on top.
A red flag for a rain situation with still 15 laps to go and after a fast lap by Eddie
Moss Jr. #8 the decision was made to resume the race with loud approval from the
fans even with rain becoming more persistant.
On the final restart Eddie Moss Jr. made a final attempt to take the lead from
Matthews from his third starting spot as Nicholas fell back due to running out of tear
off visors like so many others.
One loud clap of thunder followed by some close lightening forced the checkered
flag on lap 12 just as the Moss/Matthews battle was heating up and the Atlantic
Powder Coatings #6 of Matthews was declared the winner followed by Moss. Dirk
Miller #68 was third and regained his points lead with Shawn Murray #68x driving
another Todd's Motorsports entry was fourth with Orlando , Florida's Jody McKenzie
#18 with a fine fifth place finish.
UNOFFICIAL FINISH FMSA PUTNAM COUNTY SPEEDWAY 5-18-13
1.] 6 Harold Matthews/Walt Arnold / Atlantic Powder Coatings
2.] 8 Eddie Moss Jr./ Moss Racing
3.] 68 Dirk Miller/ Todd's Tomatoes and Quality Produce
4.] 68x Shawn Murray/ Todd's Tomatoes and Quality Produce
5.] 18 Jody McKenzie
6.] 29 Connor Borah/Atlantic Powder Coatings
7.] 13T Tony Sinquefield/Kahl Motorsports
8.] 13 John Kahl/Kahl Motorsports
9.] 23 Rhea Moss/Moss Racing
10.] 67 David Hall/Todds tomatoes and Quality Produce
11.] 116 Nicholas Snyder/ Walt Arnold Motorsports
12.] 39 Chase Cabre /Focus Eyeware
13.] 14K Katerine Thomas
14.] 1710 Paul Lanza/Paul's Towing
15.] 30 John Crowder
16.] 04 Paige Moss/Moss Racing
17.] 3s Robert Snyder
18.] 14 Scott Barberis
19.] 4t Terry Taylor
20.] 87 Tommy Nelson
21.] 243 Bob Toney
22.] 44 John Moss/Moss Motorsports
23.] 7 Gavin Thomas/Thomas Racing
24.] 7x Taylor Lohman
25.] 1m Eddie Moss Sr. dns
26.] 343 Dominick Lanza dns