Double the Races, Double the Wins for Kenny Brooks at High School Senior Night at the Races at Concord Speedway
CONCORD, N.C. (May 12, 2012) – Kenny Brooks, of Concord, N.C. proved that two races and two wins in one night was not impossible as he notched two more victories in his record book in the Wilburn Auto Body Late Model Stock Car division Twin 50-Lap feature events. Sonny Schoffen, of Mint Hill, N.C., and Adam Morgan, of Concord, N.C., also scored victories in tonight’s feature events on Concord Speedway’s Half-Mile Tri-Oval.
In the first of Brooks’ two trips to the Rack Room Shoes Victory Lane, he walked away with his fourth victory of the 2012 season in the Wilburn Auto Body Late Model Stock Car division 50-lap feature event. In a battle to conserve their tires, Jeff Melton, of Concord, N.C., and Andrew Thomas, of Monroe, N.C., waited until the last five laps to really pressure Brooks’ lead as well as battle for the second position. Thomas nearly lost control in hopes to complete a pass for second on Melton with two laps to go, but Melton was able to hold on to finish second and Thomas rounded out the top three.
Brooks fought a much harder battle for his victory in the second of the Twin 50-Lap feature events for the Wilburn Auto Body Late Model Stock Car division. Brooks and Thomas battled door-to-door until a caution came out on lap 19 for a spin by Melton. On the restart, Brooks got extremely loose exiting turn four and fell back to the tail end of the field.
However, Brooks didn’t give up easy and by lap 25 he had fought his way back to third position and closed onto the bumper of the 2011 Concord Speedway Track Champion, Bobby Measmer, Jr., of Concord, N.C. In 12 laps, Brooks had made his way past the two very strong cars of Measmer and Thomas and muscled his way back into the lead. Thomas went on to battle Measmer to take home second position and Measmer settled for third.
After two disappointing weeks of hard breaks for Schoffen, he finally scored his first victory of the season in the Pepsi Street Stocks division 40-Lap feature event. This was no easy feat for Schoffen, who battled tight competition the entire race from Brian Love, of Mount Pleasant, N.C., who already has two wins this season.
However, a late race altercation on lap 37 between Love and Cooper Faassen, of Monroe, N.C., created some fireworks between the two, but also opened the door for Schoffen to walk away with the victory as Charles Faassen, of Monroe, N.C., finished second and Ron Flynn, of Harrisburg, N.C., in third.
Morgan grabbed the win in the 25-Lap feature event for the Town and Country Ford Fast and Furious Fours division. Tracy Mullis, of Marshville, N.C., jumped out to an incredible 10-car lead while Morgan charged rapidly through the field in hopes to make it to the bumper of Mullis’ car.
Morgan, who set a new track record with his lap of 19.799 seconds and 90.914 mph, didn’t waste any time tracking Mullis down and lessened his lead to less than a car length with two laps to go. Morgan was able to complete the pass for the lead and Mullis fell back to second and Terry Parham, of Kannapolis, N.C., finished third.
In our second Kid’s Pedal Car race of the season, six-year-old Bailey Arey, of Richfield, N.C. won the Girl’s Division race and six-year-old Caymen Powell, of Mint Hill, N.C., won the Boy’s Division race.
On Saturday, May 26, Concord Speedway will host the PASS South Super Late Model Series for their Memorial Day 125 event. Qualifying will begin at 5:15 p.m. with racing action starting at 7:30 p.m.
Our next Half-Mile event will be Saturday night, June 2, for Pizza Hut Kid’s Night at the Races at Concord Speedway. The racing show will feature 100 Laps for the Wilburn Auto Body Late Model Stock Car division, Twin 25-Lap races for the Pepsi Street Stocks, 25 laps for the Town and Country Ford Fast & Furious Fours division, 25 laps for the Vintage Sportsman Division and 25 Laps for our new Sportsman Division. We will also have race car rides, face painting and bounce houses all for the kids!
Grandstand admission is just 15 dollars and kids 12 and under are admitted for free at Concord Speedway. Also new for this year, the speedway will be offering a Senior, Teen and Military discount admission of 10 dollars. Don’t miss the racing excitement at the track where grassroots racing lives, Concord Speedway!
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