Henderson, Hudson win
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 6, 2002
South Alabama Speedway had a couple of special features Saturday night with the Super Stock class running a 50-lap feature and the Roadrunner having their Midseason Championship race. Jody Henderson won the Super Stock feature while Jerry Hudson took top honors in the Roadrunner Midseason Championship.
In the Super Stock Feature, Tommy Adams took the lead from the outside pole and led for the first 10 laps. Heath Mills, who started fourth, took the lead on the 11th lap. Henderson, meanwhile, had charged from the 11th starting spot into second by lap 14. While Henderson was headed to the front. David Ashley, Scotty Anderson and Bill Brown were engaged in a hot battle for third. The trio battled lap after lap, inside and outside, side by side, switching positions all race long. Henderson took the lead on lap 28 when Mills retired to the pits. As Henderson pulled ahead of Adams, the battle for third raged on. Eventually, Anderson won the position over Ashley and Brown.
In the Roadrunner Midseason Championship, Perry Boin took the lead at the start of the 40-lap event. Boin led until Sam Smith took over on lap 21. Smith's lead lasted only five laps as Hudson took over on lap 26. Smith retired to the pits on lap 28, leaving second place to Boin. Jason Singletary finished third, with J.R. Andrews fourth and Robert Colvin fifth.
In the Modified Feature, Kevin Peel took the lead from Kenny Parker on lap 17 and went on to win his 12th feature of the year. Parker held on to finish second with Jamie Ater third. Ken Gibson was fourth and Doug Rogers fifth.
In the Street Stock Feature, Jamie Bowers took the lead on the second lap and led the rest of the way to take an apparent win. However, an unapproved intake manifold was found on Bowers' car in post-race inspection and the win was given to Tim Hudson. Chad Roberts was moved up to second, followed by Brian Martin, Scott Morse and Doug Gandy.
In a special appearance by the Vintage cars, Andy Pugh took the lead from Phillip Anderson with five laps to go to take the win. Anderson, who had led from the start, held on to finish second. Andy Bevis, Steve Joiner and Bob Jones rounded out the top five.
B.J. Fountain took his third straight Mini-Sportsman Feature over Mike Cherry. Josh Cherry was third, followed by Mandy Younce and Greg Adams.
Next week, SAS will have a 40-lap Feature for the Modified class along with heats and features for four other classes.
For more information, contact the track at (334) 565-3539 or visit the track's web site at www.southalabamaspeedway.com.