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|Dudley claims second FCS triumph|
Monday, July 22, 2013
CALLAWAY -- Kyle Dudley picked up his second win of the season and Ryan Glenski scored his first win in a couple years on Saturday night at Franklin County Speedway (FCS).
Meanwhile, in the Mini Cup division, Steve Teter continued his dominance despite a $100 bounty being placed on him.
Dudley scored the victory in the first of two Late Model features after holding off a late- race challenge from Johnny Cash.
The two drivers swapped the lead several times in the closing stages before Dudley put the bump-and-run on Cash.
Wesley Thomason followed suit to finish second.
"I thought I had it," Dudley said. "I was running good, had a big lead and I was just cruising. I didn't want to see that last caution.
"We were awful on restarts. It took us a few laps to get going. He got around us a few times but the car was good tonight. I got in to the 30 (Cash) when I passed him but it was nothing intentional, just racing. He got loose and I was right there." Dudley said.
Dudley fell out of the second twin Late Model feature early after getting caught up in an on-track skirmish.
Once again, Cash made things exciting in the second race as the veteran racer pressured Ryan Glenski for the win.
The two swapped the lead numerous times in an instant classic until four laps to go, when Cash's car got loose off turn four and Glenski drove home to victory.
"It was a crazy race and I had a lot of fun," Glenski said. "I like this track a lot. You've really got to drive it. All the competitors raced clean. I brought it home in one piece.
"It's big to win. To see a smile on my dad's face (who just beat cancer) when he took the car out there to dry the track was awesome. I like this track and want to race more." Glenski said.
Glenski leads the 4-Crown Challenge standings over Brian Pembleton and Cash.
•Cash would go on to win the Mini Stock race, beating Brittany Cockram who had won in her last two starts prior to Saturday's race.
"It was a fun race," Cash said. "We were hanging out, having fun and waiting my time out. My hats off to Brittany, she's a heck of a driver. I knew what we had. This is an awesome car and this is a lot of fun.'
•The largest car count of the night came in the Mini Cup race where a field of nearly 20 cars came from up and down the East Coast to try and collect a $100 bounty placed on Teter.
Teter continued his dominance in the Mini Cup division, picking up his fourth win of the year and remaining undefeated.
As a result of the victory, the bounty on Teter will be increased to $150 for the next race on Aug. 3
"We had a good car tonight," Teter said. "I knew we should start 10th. Tonight, I wouldn't have cared if you put us at the rear of the field. That's how good the car was handling. It was handling like a dream tonight.'
And what of the bounty's increase?
"I don't care if you make the bounty $200.' Teter said.
•Chad Conner picked up the win in the Street Stock feature while Chad Burnopp won in the TunerZ race and Rodney Howell inherited the victory in the U-CAR feature after Tony Housman was disqualified.
The next race at FCS will be on Saturday, Aug. 3 with the SummerSlam featuring the fourth and final leg of the 4-Crown Challenge the Southern Ground Pounders and a $500 to win Any Car race.