2013 NVRA Season Kicks Off with Fast Laps and a
Flaming Engine Explosion
David Owens turned several laps at 17.5 seconds around the 3/8 mi. paved oval at Watermelon Capital Speedway on his way to winning the first NVRA feature race of the 2013 race schedule. David's black # xXx Chevy led from green flag to checkers followed closely by Randy Woodard driving his first NVRA race in the B & S Racing #16 Ford Falcon.
It was the Woody & Woody show swapping places for third and fourth spot throughout the race with Woody Moore finishing third in his '66 Chevy Nova after Woody Callaway's Modified Sportsman Chevy slowed late in the race to take fourth place.
Bret Puckett started the feature nursing an engine with low oil pressure. On lap nine of the race Bret's engine belched smoke and erupted in flames down the front straight. Bret exited the car uninjured and the '69 Camaro rode the hook back to the pits.
Ernie Walker finished 5th driving the #87 Dodge Modified Open with Larry Smith taking sixth place in a '47 Chevy coupe. Bo Wagner exited the race early with car problems to join Bret in the pits.
The NVRA “Vintage Thunder” Racing Series will make its next appearance at Senioa Raceway near Senoia, GA on May 4th making our first appearance there since the track switched from asphalt to dirt.