Kyle Busch grabs win #2

From the Crossville Chronicle – Crossville, TN Friday May 2, 2008

By Joe Dunn joe@onpitroad.com

With another big crash on the white flag lap, Kyle Busch rolled his Toyota under caution to the checkered flag in his best finish at Talladega Super Speedway.
In a race with 21 different leaders, it was Tony Stewart leading the most laps. But it was still not Tony’s day as a late race crash would leave him with a 38th place finish. Talladega’s most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr. looked to be headed for a finish in the back, but by escaping the last lap crash he managed a top 10 finish. Following Busch across the line was Juan Pablo Montoya, Denny Hamlin, David Ragan and Brian Vickers in fifth. The series now head to Richmond this weekend.
On the local racing scene, The Southern Regional Racing Series stormed into Crossville Friday night with 44 Super Late Model cars registered for the 40 lap $3,000.00 to win Chris Sopha memorial race. Crossville’s own Brett Wyatt was the fastest qualifier, but it was Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, Ga. who jumped out to an early lead. Crossville’s Randy Weaver got by Wyatt for second and held onto that spot for the remainder of the race. Billy ogle Jr. of Knoxville finished third as Wyatt finished 5th.
The track saw a huge crowd attending the race, and the Bread Of Life Rescue Mission got a boost to their food pantry from those fans. Pastor Ralph Reagan of the Bread of Life was at the track with his recently released book, Fallen, Felon, and Finally Faith. The book sales receipts are going toward the new building fund for the mission.
Other winners at Crossville Raceway included, Hannah Proffitt – Cruisers, Robert Edwards – Late Model Sportsman, Steve Mullinax – Open Wheel Modified, Pro Street – Mike Selby, Modified Mini – Bryan Gregory, and Pure Mini – J D Rector.
Saturday Night, the Advance Auto Parts Thunder Series visited Wartburg Speedway with a $5,000 to win event. The big winner was Stacy Boles, followed by Rich Rogers, Anthony White and Joe Armes. Other winners Saturday included, Sportsman – Mark Leach, Pure Street – Reagan Williams, Mini Stock – Darren Goins and FWD – Spunky Brown.
Crossville Raceway will conduct the regular weekly racing program Friday along with the Fans side by Side racing, where fans can compete on the track in their own car. Gates open at 5 pm. with hot laps at 6:30 pm and racing at 7:30 pm.