The US Auto Sales 100 was one hot night of racing!
From relays to bicycle races to some of the fastest race cars in the Southeast- GMP had it all!
GMP sent the kids back to school with a night full offun! Funopolis Family Fun Center started the night's events with the Funopolis Funtastic Challenge before the kid's bicycle race on the front straight. Ronald McDonald made a special appearance at GMP to take pictures with the kids, ride in the pace truck and drop the green flag.
Rheem had "School's Cool" back to school kits and t -shirts. Apparel Authority also handed out Gresham t -shirts to the kids and many fans won some great prizes.
Not only was the night filled with kid's activities, but the races at GMP were action-packed and full of excitement!
Will Fagan and Mason Elzey finished first and second in the Mini Cups to start the night's racing action!
The Renegade race was a strong ten laps with Tony Newman finishing first and Mike Childers and Nathaniel Carlisle finishing second and third.
Matt Meyer and Dustin Stephan stayed strong in the front of the field throughout the entire Mini Stock race. Stephan stayed on the bumper of Meyer for most of the race, but Meyer was able to keep him behind him until he took the checkered flag with Aaron Calvert finishing third.
With a return of the Sportsman class to GMP, Brian Sosebee started in the pole position.
Sosebee spun on the corner of turn 4 but was able to save the car from going into the wall. Mark Caudell was able to take advantage of the spin and take first position from Sosebee. Caudell led with almost a 2 second lead for the remainder of the race. John Michael Mobley took second place and Brian Sosebee was able to finish third.
The Super Truck race was one full of action. Hearts stopped as Gary Baker's truck erupted into flames on turn two of lap 14. Brandon Jones was not able to avoid the No. 7 truck and went into the wall, but he was able to return to the race before the caution restart. After a short delay in the race for cleanup, Spencer Davis took the lead. Chris Wagner kept a close second to Davis but he could not get around Davis to gain that lead position. Davis lead Wagner, Jim Wall and Jones to the finish line.
Matthew Wragg started on the pole of the Outlaw Late Models, but David Murphy quickly took the first place position after the green flag dropped. Murphy stayed strong in the lead until Brian Hardman hit the wall at the start/finish line on lap 24.
Wragg was able to jump in front of Murphy to take the lead. Hoyt Stephens eased in from behind to take second place with Jason Bates behind him in third. Wragg, Stephens and Bates were able to hold the top three positions for the remainder of the race.
With Michael Lance on the pole and 23 other cars following, the Pro Late Model race was sure to be an action-packed event from the start! Lance was able to keep the lead even after the first caution. After the second restart, Colt James was able to jump in front of Lance for the lead and Stephen Nasse followed close behind for second, putting Lance in the third position and Russell Fleeman in fourth.
Nasse, James, Fleeman and Dillon Oliver stayed in the top positions throughout the entire Pro Late Model race. With 11 cautions, Nasse or James kept the lead position almost every time.
The real competition was between Fleeman and Oliver for third place during the last 20 laps. Oliver and Fleeman battled back and forth all night for the third place position. With only 3 laps to go, Fleeman passed Oliver and Oliver came back into Fleemans side to send him into the wall at the start/finish line. Nasse takes the lead off of the caution restart finishing in first and James and Willie Allen finishing second and third.
Unofficial race results are posted at GreshamMotorsportsPark.com. Official race results are soon to follow!