Summer Shootout Begins At CMS
Tharp started the feature race in 11th place, with Bruce Silver taking the pole. Silver maintained his lead for one lap, until John Craig pushed to the front on the second lap. Craig held the point position until lap 20.
After a caution on lap 24, Tharp restarted in second place and eventually took the lead from Tom Pistone, taking the victory. Carl Cormier finished in second place, with Eddie Harwell taking third. Rounding out the top five were Chip Ferguson and Silver.
In the Bandolero Outlaws feature race, Holleman, of Winston-Salem, N.C., led the field to the green. Holleman led the first seven laps but was contested closely by Austin Green who eventually took the lead on lap 7 after a lengthy side-by-side battle. A solo spin by Matt Davey on lap 8 brought out the caution. On the restart, going into Turn 1, a multi-car wreck broke out including Scott Joy and Daniel Bedford. The next restart resulted in another multi-car wreck involving lead contender Green, Miguel Cesar, and seven other racers. With Green out of the race, Holleman retained the lead and went on to take the win.
After 12 laps, the rest of the top five included Jacob Heafner in second, Alton Clark in third, Alex Reece in fourth and Eric Brown in fifth. There were a total of five cautions during 12 total laps.
Other winners included Payton Ryan, of Concord, N.C., in the Legend Car Young Lions division; Ryan Mackintosh, of Kannapolis, N.C. in the Legend Car Semi-Pro division; Chandler Smith, of Jasper, Ga., in the Bandolero Bandits division and Kayla Lyons, of Rock Hill, S.C., in the Beginner Bandits.