Columbus Motor Speedway, Columbus, OH Track championships decided at columbus motor speedway

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    September 08, 2012

    Jerry Williams Jr may have won the battle but Chad Pendleton won the war during the season championship event Saturday at Columbus Motor Speedway. The NASCAR Whelen All American Series late model action saw Williams hold off Dick Dunlevy Jr to claim the final event of 2012 while Pendleton's fourth place effort was good enough to earn his first career track championship along with the requisite NASCAR Ohio State title. "This means so much to me winning this championship," stated Pendleton in an emotional post-race interview. "With my father and uncles racing here for so long I'm just thrilled." Pendleton topped his night off by streaking to his third Columbus modified feature victory in that division's main event but it was George Lindsay's second place run that netted him the title. A wild sport stock feature contest preceded near pandemonium breaking out on the front stretch with Bill Ramey claiming the race win and Joe Hensel his first career track title. Randy Rogers registered his first crazy compact feature victory while Jim McElfresh lumbered to his first ever season championship. Finally, Bryan Nuckles secured victory in the Fast Midwest Series legend car event.
    Daryl McKay led the final late model feature event of the season to the green flag with Williams in hot pursuit. Taking advantage of the outside lane, Williams surged ahead as lap-2 went up on the NASCAR scoreboard. McKay was left to defend his spot from Dunlevy. Starting third and driving in what could be the final race of his career, Dunlevy quickly disposed of McKay but it was Bobby Justus who was turning the most heads. Entering the event just 17-points behind Pendleton following his quick qualifying effort, Justus started eighth and took ownership of the outside lane early on. While Dunlevy pulled alongside Williams for the top spot, Justus had advanced to third. Pausing only briefly to observe the battle for the point, Justus continued to challenge once Dunlevy fell in behind the leader near the race's mid-point. Justus pulled even with Dunlevy at that point but was unable to complete the pass settling into third for the run to the checkered. Williams held onto the top spot flashing under start Jim Paugh's checkered flag first ahead of Dunlevy, Justus, Pendleton and McKay.

    A pair of drivers competing in both the late model and modified divisions played key roles in the open wheel feature event as well. Daryl McKay took control of the 40-lap main event and showed the way until Pendleton stretched the legs of his Steve Scott owned modified. Advancing from his third starting position, he pulled even with the early leader who eventually ran afoul of a lapped car ending his race. Having made his way up from his sixth starting spot, George Lindsay chased Pendleton in the later stages of the contest. Having already clinched the division's title, Lindsay went to work on the leader but in the end was forced to settle for second. Buddy Townsend, Terry Humphrey and Dave Disinger rounded out the top five.

    Bill Ramey survived a crash strewn sport stock event to claim his first main event. Ralph Vinson was second in the final analysis ahead of Phil Gussler Jr, Joe Hensel and Scott Allen. Hensel's fourth place result was good enough to earn his first career track championship.

    Randy Rogers allocated his first crazy compact feature contest narrowly outrunning Corey Kyer and Michael Robison in the 25-lap contest. Lonnie Brown and Christian Bullock completed the first five finishing positions. Jim McElfresh used a borrowed race car to limp to a seventeenth place finish and a narrow 10-point bulge in the track championship hunt.

    Bryan Nuckles was victorious in the Fast Midwest legend car finale ahead of Allison Schock, Josh Deitz, Dustin Sword, Heath Tatman.

    FAST Series Legend Cars

    Fast Time: Bryan Nuckles

    Heat: 1) Gerad Miller 2) Taylor Turner 3) Ron White 4) Jarrett Alexander 5) Mike Sharp

    Heat: 1) Bryan Nuckles 2) Ty Rose 3) Allison Schock 4) Josh Deitz 5) Dustin Sord

    Feature: 1) Bryan Nuckles 2) Allison Schock 3) Josh Deitz 4) Dustin Sword 5) Heath Tatman6) Jason Karr 7) Ron White 8) Ty Rose 9) Gerad Miller 10) Taylor Turner 11) Mike Sharp12) Sheldon Lambert 13) Steve Morgan 14) Jarrett Alexander 15) Ron Schock

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