Big Winners In Round 8 Of Summer Shootout
CONCORD, N.C. — Racing was fierce under an almost full moon at round eight of the Jack in the Box Summer Shootout Series. Gregory Lang, Joe Ryan Osborne and Cason Werner took home wins, among others.
In the First Responders School Bus Slobberknocker, the EMS beat out local police and fire departments. Scott Honeycutt, of Cabarrus County EMS, edged Jeremy Brown out of the lead on the last lap of the race. Brown, of the Kannapolis Fire Department, was ahead of the pack for much of the race.
It did not look like his lead would be contested until the last lap. Honeycutt and Jennifer Hyatt, of the Kannapolis Police Department, were not worried about maintaining safety when they attempted to flip Brown over in turn one. Brown tried to regain the lead but was forced to take second place.
Tyler Green started from the pole in the Legends Car Pro division. The first challenge to his lead was on lap 14, when Daniel Hemric closed the gap after starting in fourth. They battled side-by-side for the lead for several laps, until a caution flew for Steven Cantrell, who spun in turn two on lap 21. On lap 23, Evan Swilling and Lang brought out the yellow flag. After several more cautions and a single-file restart, Lang moved to the front and claimed his second career Jack in the Box Summer Shootout Series victory. Hemric finished second, Joey Padgett finished third, Cantrell in fourth and Evan Swilling in fifth.
The field was set for the Semi-Pro division on double points night when Adam Welch led the field to the green flag. With a rocky start to the race because of several big wrecks within the first few laps, point leader Ryan Mackintosh took the lead on lap 9. Mackintosh pulled away from the field but Osborne methodically tracked him down lap after lap. Osborne overtook Mackintosh on lap 22 and never looked back, to take his third win of the season in the Jack in the Box Summer Shootout Series. He was followed by Jay Coen in second, Luke Demis in third, Sheldon Crouse in fourth, and Bronson Butcher rounding out the top five.
The Bandolero Bandits point leader, Werner took his third win of the season. Werner started fourth after the invert and pushed his way to the lead on lap 18.
For much of the race, it looked as though Dawson Cram would take the win after securing the top spot on the second lap. Werner and Zachary Dabbs were left to battle for second throughout the feature. However, it was Werner who took the second spot after each of the two cautions and eventually the win.
Werner’s victory left Cram to take the second spot. Dabbs finished in third, with Daniel Wilk and Justin Taylor rounding out the top five.
Other winners included Stefan Parsons in the Legend Car Young Lions division; Tom Pistone in the Security Force Legend Car Masters division; Jacob Brumagin in the Bandolero Outlaws; and Hunter Jarrett in the Beginner Bandits.