EAST ALABAMA MOTOR SPEEDWAY HOSTS NVRA “VINTAGE THUNDER” SERIES
It was a warm and humid Saturday evening as the NVRA vintage cars took hot laps at East Alabama Motor Speedway for their first of two appearances in 2013. EAMS is one of our favorite tracks and our guys were up for a great night of racing.
The father & son team of Larry and Jason Bailey rejoined the NVRA and brought their new car, a 1939 Chevy coupe sitting on a vintage Troyer chassis. The good looking orange #18 was very impressive in hot laps and in the heat race. Unfortunately, a mysterious and copious oil leak sidelined the car for the feature race.
Although not new to the NVRA, Ernie Walker and Larry Smith have teamed up to field a 1955 Chevy #77. The light blue beauty sports a checker design on the roof. Larry piloted the car at EAMS so its Ernie's time next.
Keith Campbell made his first race of the year with his '65 Falcon dressed up in the color scheme and number of Jody Ridley. The #98 Falcon brings back memories of the 1960's when Jody was winning a lot of short track races. Keith spent most of his track time shaking down the falcon and promises to be quicker next time out.
Fred Herren's Mustang was dominant in the Modified Open division. Fred's Mustang screams coming out of the corners and blows by everybody on the straights. It was two feature wins in a row for Fred.
Woody Callaway continues to be the car to beat in the Modified Sportsman division with his 1936 Chevy coach #55 taking his third consecutive feature win this year.
Jerry Williams #41 Ford sedan was the only Limited Sportsman car in the field so his bragging rights were limited,however, Jerry was all smiles when he won the $200 NVRA bonus drawing following the feature race.
Bret Puckett won the Late Model Sportsman feature, followed by Dale Stephens in a '37 Chevy coupe and Larry Smith in the #77 Chevy.
Randy Woodard and Woody Moore dueled each other in the Late Model Modified division with Randy pulling out the win in the #16 Falcon with Woody second in the #22-85 Nova.
Next stop on the schedule will bring the NVRA back to Watermelon Capital Speedway, in Cordele, GA on Saturday June 29.