Post-race inspections change winners at OCS
In an unusual 1-2 TKO punch Saturday night at the Orange County Speedway, the winners of the top two featured stock car events were disqualified after failing post-race inspections.
Craig Moore withstood strong challenges from Chuck Lawson and Terry Dease to finish first in the 75-lap late model race, but he was denied his fifth win of the season after post-race inspections, which moved Chuck Lawson up into the winning spot. As bad if not worse for Moore, he found that much of his racing gear had been stolen from his shop Saturday.
With Tripp Massengill sidelined since his last crash, and with Dease’s move to the No. 2 spot Saturday, Moore and Dease are neck-and-neck in the season’s point race.
Donald Brace was declared the winner of a 35-lap limited late model race after the top two finishing cars of Joey Throckmorton and Brandon Baker both failed post race inspection.
In other races for the regular speedway divisions, Jason Warsing captured a 25-lap street stock clash; Junior Chrisco took a 20-lapper for super mini trucks; and newcomer Greg Autrey bested a 16-car field in the 25-lap pure stock fours feature.
ACC basketball writer Collins visits Thursday
Veteran ACC sportswriter and columnist Dan Collins of Winston-Salem will be at Barnes & Noble in New Hope Commons at 7 p.m. Thursday to read from and sign copies of his latest book: “The ACC Basketball Hall of Fame.” Collins spent two years devising a unique system to select an ACC Basketball Hall of Fame, but he recognized that the process, while fair, was really a gimmick of sorts, so his profiles of the players became the heart of the book. The actual rankings of the players may surprise you.
Collins worked at the Chapel Hill Newspaper before heading to Winston-Salem in the mid-1970s, where he covered ACC sports for decades. He’s threatened to bring his guitar to Thursday’s reading, but don’t let that deter you. His writing is better and more steeped in experience than that of most sportswriters.
Local runners do well in 5Ks
Michael Catalano and Mary Benton were the top men’s and women’s finishers in the Galloway Ridge 5K last Saturday in northern Chatham County.
Catalano won the 5K in 18:57.66. Benton (23:56.18) was the first female across the line and finished 11th overall.
Also Saturday, Gwanzura Musa won the Tar Heel Trot 5K in Chapel Hill with his time of 17:15, while Kimberly Neff of Chapel Hill (21:45) was the top female finisher.
W.E. Warnock, Chapel Hill News