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arl-4-11-resultsARENA RACING USA
at Richmond (Va.) Coliseum
Health Diagnostic Laboratory 200
Race Report  Friday, April 11, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. (Apr. 11) — Travis Wall of Chesapeake, Va., moved out front on a restart at lap 29 and led the rest of the way for his sixth win of the season in the 50-lap AmeriGas Top Dog race, the featured event of Friday evening’s HDL 200 for Arena Racing USA’s Pro Series at the Richmond Coliseum. Three of Wall’s six victories have come in Top Dog competition.

Jason Styron, the Top Dog winner on Mar. 29, drew the pole position for the evening’s grand finale, sharing the front row with Scott Allen. Arena Racing newcomer Brian Henderson was due to start third, but chose to drop to the rear of the field. As he retreated, Tyler Daniels assumed the third slot on the grid, alongside Jason Manes. Wall launched from fifth.

On the start, Styron motored ahead of Allen off Turn 2 to grab the lead on the opening circuit. Allen settled into second, while Wall slipped past Manes for third on lap 3.

The first of the race’s six caution flags flew on lap 4 for a multi-car jumble in Turn 2.

On the double-file restart, Styron quickly cleared Allen and brought Wall along with him, to second. Dylan Loving moved up to third, followed by Scott Prillaman, as Allen tumbled down the running order. On lap 13, Loving poked a fender underneath Wall in a bid for second. Wall retained the position, but the brief scuffle allowed Styron to pull away by four lengths.

The second caution flag appeared on lap 15 when Francis Jarrelle III spun in Turn 2. The third yellow flag was unfurled when John Alford and Daniels tangled at the end of the backstretch on the ensuing restart. With the yellow flags beginning to mount, officials began scoring the caution laps to help the event along toward its conclusion.

On the next restart, Wall got the jump on Styron and nosed ahead as lap 29 went on the board. He cleared Styron on lap 30. Two laps later, the fourth caution flag appeared when Daniels’ battered machine ground to a halt on the backstretch.

The following green-flag stint was short-lived as Wesley Givens spun off Turn 4 on lap 38, slowing the field once more. Lining up for the restart, Wall and Styron occupied the front row, followed by Loving and Prillaman in Row 2, while Carlton and Manes made up Row 3.

Back under green, Wall bolted ahead of the pack, bringing Loving and Carlton along with him. Styron slid back to fourth with Prillaman rounding out the top five.

The sixth, and final, caution flag waved on lap 48 when Daniels and Alford got together for a second time. The incident set up a “green-white-checkered” sprint to the checkers.

On the last restart, Wall pulled ahead of Loving as they rolled into Turn 1. As Wall eased away, the scramble was on behind him. Carlton scooted past Loving to take second on lap 49, while Prillaman snagged the third spot on the white-flag lap.

At the finish, Wall was the winner by nearly half a straightaway over Carlton. Prillaman was third, followed by Loving and Styron. Manes headed up the second five, in sixth, while Jarrelle, Allen, Camden Testerman and Givens completed the top 10, all on the lead lap. Henderson was 11th, a lap down, in his first Top Dog outing. Alford, Daniels and Tommy Jackson Jr. were 12th, 13th and 14th in the final rundown.

The 2013-14 Pro Series campaign wraps up on Saturday, May 3, with the McGeorge Toyota-Scion 200 at the Richmond Coliseum. The season finale will feature a three-way joust for the $10,000 series championship, involving Prillaman, Wall and Carlton.

Heading into the season-ender, Prillaman holds a six-point lead over Wall, 375-369, while Carlton is 16 points out of the lead with 359. It’s important to note, however, that each driver will drop his two worst outings. Taking the dropped races into account, the title chase tightens considerably. In the “adjusted” standings, Prillaman leads Carlton by only three points, while Wall is just four points out of the lead.

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Scott Prillaman of Suffolk, Va., took the lead on lap 9 and showed the way to his sixth victory of the season in the 50-lap Uptown Color A Main. The win snapped a lengthy drought for Prillaman, who had been shut out of Victory Lane since Jan. 18.

Travis Wall drew the pole for the start of the event, but was slow coming up to speed at the initial green flag. Outside pole starter Jason Manes grabbed the early lead, while Cody Carlton moved up to second.

The race got off to a halting start with four caution flags in the first five laps. As the field gathered for a restart at lap 6, Manes held the top spot, followed by Prillaman, who had advanced from the eighth starting spot. Carlton, Wall and Tommy Jackson Jr. rounded out the top five.

Back under green, Prillaman shadowed Manes until lap 9 when he ducked low at the entrance to Turn 1, taking the lead as they returned to the flagstand. Wall tagged along with Prillaman and snagged second, leaving the door open for Carlton. After a protracted battle, Carlton finally took over third on lap 14. In the meantime, though, he had lost a full straightaway to the lead duo.

At the halfway mark, Prillaman held a one-length edge over Wall with slower cars looming half a straightaway ahead. Prillaman waded into traffic on lap 30 and was progressing nicely until he encountered Jason Styron. Showing strength in the high lane, Styron kept the leader pinned on the inside and preserved his place on the lead lap.

The race’s fifth yellow flag waved on lap 37 when Dystany Spurlock looped her machine in Turn 2. For the ensuing restart, with five laps to go, second-place Wall opted for the outside lane. He jumped the green flag, though, prompting the sixth, and final, caution flag as the field regrouped.

On the last restart, Prillaman eked out a slim advantage at the end of lap 46. A lap later, he was up by half a car-length. He cleared Wall on lap 48.

At the checkers, Prillaman was the winner by a car-length over Wall. Carlton was third, followed by Jackson and Dylan Loving. Francis Jarrelle III, Manes and Styron were sixth, seventh and eighth, in that order, taking the final three Top Dog transfer spots. John Nickens, Spurlock and Conner Medeiros completed the rundown.

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In the 50-lap Insurance Doctor B Main, Wesley Givens of Hanover, Va., swiped the lead on a restart at lap 3 and paced the field to his fifth victory. All of Givens’ wins have come in B Mains.

Camden Testerman was the pole starter and led the first two circuits, which were interrupted by a pair of caution flags. Lining up for a restart on lap 3, Megan Creech was second, followed by Givens, Tyler Daniels and Lin O’Neill. Givens and Daniels chose the outside lane.

Returning to green, Givens powered ahead of Testerman through Turns 1 and 2. Within just a few laps, Givens, along with Testerman and Daniels, had opened a half-straightaway gap on the rest of the pack.
The race was slowed by three more caution flags — at laps 7, 31 and 44 — as Givens, Testerman and Daniels continued to hold down the top three spots.

Bunching for the final restart, Daniels gave up his third spot in line to try his luck on the outside of the leader. Givens and Testerman were too strong, however, as Daniels dropped back into a third-place battle with Scott Allen.

At the finish, Givens was the winner by two lengths over Testerman. Daniels held off Allen for third, while John Alford was fifth. Brian Henderson, sitting in for Mike Weddell, was sixth, the final Top Dog transfer position. O’Neill, Bryan Hager, Creech, Zack Spicer and Kenneth Buchanan rounded out the finishing order.

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Garrett Manes of Powhatan, Va., started on the pole and wired the field for his fifth win in the 30-lap Rainbow Station/Camp Blue Sky Youth Series feature.

Manes bolted to a healthy lead as the race got under way. Behind him, Mini Tyrrell and Olivia Florian dueled for the runner-up spot. Florian grabbed the position on lap 7. Meanwhile, Manes extended his margin to a full straightaway.

On lap 11, the leader began to overtake slower traffic, giving Florian a chance to close the gap. By the halfway point, Manes’ lead had shrunk to only one car-length.

The only caution flag appeared on lap 18 when Florian and Tyrrell tangled off Turn 4 and Florian ended up on her roof. Officials righted her machine and sent her on her way as she and Tyrrell took up positions at the rear of the field.

Back under green, Manes quickly forged a half-straightaway edge over new second-place runner Chase Burrow. He maintained that advantage to the checkers, wrapping up an easy win. Burrow was second, while Florian and Tyrrell were third and fourth, respectively. Jay Seward and Aubrey Hill were fifth and sixth, in that order.

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Cody Carlton of Chesapeake nabbed his fourth pole award of the season in late afternoon Pro Series qualifying, lapping the tenth-mile oval in 7.728 seconds. It was the fastest Pro Series qualifying effort of the season. Travis Wall was second-quickest, 54-thousandths of a second off Carlton’s mark. Tommy Jackson Jr., Scott Prillaman and Dylan Loving completed the top five. Nineteen drivers posted timed laps with a little more than a second separating the fastest and slowest. The top 17 were separated by less than half a second.

In Youth Series time trials, Garrett Manes rolled to his seventh pole award, clocking in at a season-best 8.124 seconds. Olivia Florian was second-fastest, almost two-tenths of a second off Manes’ standard. Chase Burrow, Mini Tyrrell, Aubrey Hill and Jay Seward rounded out the rundown.

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APRIL 11 RACE RESULTS from Richmond Coliseum:

PRO SERIES TOP DOG (50 laps): 1. Travis Wall; 2. Cody Carlton; 3. Scott Prillaman; 4. Dylan Loving; 5. Jason Styron; 6. Jason Manes; 7. Francis Jarrelle III; 8. Scott Allen; 9. Camden Testerman; 10. Wesley Givens; 11. Brian Henderson; 12. John Alford; 13. Tyler Daniels; 14. Tommy Jackson Jr. Pole: Styron.

PRO SERIES A MAIN (50 laps): 1. Scott Prillaman; 2. Travis Wall; 3. Cody Carlton; 4. Tommy Jackson Jr.; 5. Dylan Loving; 6. Francis Jarrelle III; 7. Jason Manes; 8. Jason Styron; 9. John Nickens; 10. Dystany Spurlock; 11. Conner Medeiros. Pole: Wall.

PRO SERIES B MAIN (50 laps): 1. Wesley Givens; 2. Camden Testerman; 3. Tyler Daniels; 4. Scott Allen; 5. John Alford; 6. Brian Henderson; 7. Lin O’Neill; 8. Bryan Hager; 9. Megan Creech; 10. Zack Spicer; 11. Kenneth Buchanan. Pole: Testerman.

YOUTH SERIES (30 laps): 1. Garrett Manes; 2. Chase Burrow; 3. Olivia Florian; 4. Mini Tyrrell; 5. Jay Seward; 6. Aubrey Hill. Pole: Manes.

NEXT EVENT:
Saturday, May 3. McGeorge Toyota-Scion 200. 2013-14 Season Finale.

Doors open at 6:00 PM; racing starts at 7:00 PM.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Ricky Dennis
Phone: (804) 835-5211
E-mail: ContactUs@ArenaRacingUSA.com

May 3 – Last Race of the Season!

Doors Open:  6:00 PM
Race Starts:    7:00 PM

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ARENA RACING USA
at Richmond (Va.)
Coliseum Capital Tristate 200 (2013-14 Season Opener)
Race Report
Saturday, November 9, 2013

RICHMOND, Va. (Nov. 9) — Pro Series kingpin Scott Prillaman of Suffolk, Va., began his title defense with a win in the 50-lap Three Rivers Services Top Dog race, the featured event of Saturday evening’s Capital Tristate 200, the 2013-14 season opener for Arena Racing USA at the Richmond Coliseum. Tyler Hughes was the pole starter, but gave way to front-row mate Jason Manes as the race got under way. Travis Wall briefly snagged the second spot, only to see Hughes regain the position on lap 2. The first caution flag flew on lap 4 when Manes and Hughes tangled at the start/finish line. Both drivers were directed to the rear of the field as the lead passed to Wall, a former series champ. A Main winner Cody Carlton was deployed in second for the restart, followed by B Main winner Scott Allen and Prillaman, who had moved from 12th to fourth. On the ensuing restart, trouble quickly broke out at the head of the field and the result was a multi-car pileup off Turn 2. Carlton, John Alford and Tripp Thurston were sidelined, while Wall was sent to the back of the pack. As the field bunched for another double-file restart, Allen chose to launch from the outside lane, ceding the inside to Prillaman. Back under green, Prillaman took full advantage of the inside groove, flashing ahead of Allen, who suddenly had his hands full with Dystany Spurlock, who swiped second. The yellow flag epidemic continued on through the end of the race with cautions on laps 11, 17, 36 and two on lap 45. Through it all, Prillaman held a firm grip on the top spot. Meanwhile, in his mirror, Jason Styron emerged as a potential challenger, hanging onto the runner-up spot for the bulk of the race. Nearing the end, Casey Sipe, making his first Arena Racing start, bypassed Styron and leaped into contention. He had two chances to overtake Prillaman on late-race restarts, but couldn’t best the longtime veteran. At the finish, Prillaman was the winner by 1.184 seconds — about half a straightaway — over Sipe. Styron was third, while Hughes and Dylan Loving completed the top five. Spurlock was sixth, followed by Manes and John Testerman, the final drivers to finish the entire distance. John Nickens and Allen rounded out the top 10. Wall was 11th, while Connor Medeiros, Carlton, Alford and Thurston were 12th through 15th, respectively.

*** Cody Carlton of Chesapeake, Va., grabbed the lead on a restart at lap 17 and rolled to victory in the 50-lap Uptown Color A Main. Tyler Hughes drew the pole for the start, but gave way to his front-row colleague, Scott Prillaman, on the opening circuit. Prillaman cleared Hughes out of Turn 2 on the second lap, bringing Travis Wall along with him, to second. Meanwhile, Carlton, who started seventh, was on the move in the early going. He quickly made his way toward the front and swiped third from Hughes. The caution flag appeared on lap 17 when John Alford spun in Turn 2. Gathering for the restart, Carlton and Hughes, the third- and fourth-place runners, broke ranks and pulled to the outside lane, alongside Prillaman and Wall. Back under green, Carlton was able to generate enough momentum off the top side to nose ahead of Prillaman, taking the lead as they returned to the flagstand. The two continued door-to-door until lap 20 when Carlton gained the clear-cut edge. Prillaman remained within a couple car-lengths of Carlton’s rear bumper until the waning laps when the leader began to ease away. By the finish, Carlton’s margin of victory had grown to better than half a straightaway — 1.394 seconds, to be exact. Prillaman was the runner-up, while Wall, Hughes and Jason Styron completed the top five. Along with the five front-runners, Dystany Spurlock, Casey Sipe and John Alford also advanced to the evening’s Top Dog finale, while Francis Jarrelle III missed out on a Top Dog opportunity.

*** Scott Allen of Chesapeake took the lead for good on lap 18 and sailed to the win in the caution-filled 50-lap Insurance Doctor B Main. Tyler Daniels started on the pole and led the first four laps. Soon after a restart, at lap 4, Allen made his first move to the point. Riding the high side, he charged past Tripp Thurston, Jason Manes and Daniels to take the lead on lap 5. The third of the race’s five yellow flags flew on lap 7 when Daniels and Manes tangled in Turn 4, earning both drivers a trip to the rear of the field. As they retreated, Dylan Loving advanced to second. On the ensuing restart, Loving, who launched from the outside lane, inched ahead of Allen to capture the lead. By lap 15, Loving had opened a half-straightaway margin over Allen. Slower traffic loomed ahead, though. On lap 18, that slower traffic snared Loving as he got tied up with Michael Newell in Turn 3, bringing out the fourth caution flag and handing the lead back to Allen. As the race resumed, Allen led John Nickens and Connor Medeiros in a three-car breakaway at the head of the pack. Behind them, Loving was in rally mode. He quickly moved back up to fourth, then took third on lap 33. The final caution flag appeared on lap 34 when Newell spun on the backstretch, collecting Thurston. For the final restart, third-place Loving again chose the outside lane, hoping to duplicate his earlier success. This time, though, Allen got the drop on him and gained the clear-cut edge as they rolled into Turn 1. Loving continued to hound Allen until lap 47 when the leader suddenly darted ahead by four lengths off Turn 2. At the checkers, Allen was the winner by 0.622-second — about three lengths — over Loving. Manes was third, followed by Nickens and Medeiros. The top five finishers, along with sixth-place John Testerman, moved on to the Top Dog feature. Originally on the outside looking in, Thurston was also added as the 15th Top Dog entry. Newell and Daniels were left on the sidelines for the evening’s final contest.

*** Garrett Manes of Powhatan, Va., jumped out front on the opening circuit and wired the field to win a 30-lapper for the Youth Series. Mini Tyrrell, who started fourth in the eight-car field, took over the second spot on a restart at lap 9, swiping the position from Aubrey Hill. While Tyrrell and Hill swapped spots, however, Manes dashed away to lead by nearly a straightaway. With the leader carefully making his way past slower machines, Tyrrell was able to close ground. At the crossed flags, Manes’ advantage had been trimmed to a single car-length. Breaking into the clear on lap 17, Manes immediately increased his edge to three lengths. Nearing the finish, lapped traffic became a factor again as Manes waded into a thicket of slower cars, giving Tyrrell a chance to close in. While certainly proving to be an obstacle, the lapped cars did little to hinder Manes’ run to the checkers as they also blunted Tyrrell’s charge. At the finish, Manes was the winner by 1.465 seconds over Tyrrell. Hill was third, followed by Chase Burrow and Olivia Florian.

*** Scott Prillaman set the pace in the new season’s first Pro Series qualifying session, circling the tenth-mile oval in 7.951 seconds. Cody Carlton was second-fastest, 50-thousandths of a second off Prillaman’s pole-winning mark. Tyler Hughes, Travis Wall and Francis Jarrelle III rounded out the top five among the 17 drivers who posted times. In Youth Series time trials, Garrett Manes clocked in at 8.506 seconds to nab the pole. Olivia Florian was second among the eight qualifiers, 0.188-second slower than Manes. Autumn Weaver, Mini Tyrrell and Chase Burrow were third, fourth and fifth, in that order.

*** NOVEMBER 9 RACE RESULTS from Richmond Coliseum: PRO SERIES TOP DOG (50 laps): 1. Scott Prillaman; 2. Casey Sipe; 3. Jason Styron; 4. Tyler Hughes; 5. Dylan Loving; 6. Dystany Spurlock; 7. Jason Manes; 8. John Testerman; 9. John Nickens; 10. Scott Allen; 11. Travis Wall; 12. Connor Medeiros; 13. Cody Carlton; 14. John Alford; 15. Tripp Thurston. Pole: Hughes.

PRO SERIES A MAIN (50 laps): 1. Cody Carlton; 2. Scott Prillaman; 3. Travis Wall; 4. Tyler Hughes; 5. Jason Styron; 6. Dystany Spurlock; 7. Casey Sipe; 8. John Alford; 9. Francis Jarrelle III. Pole: Hughes.

PRO SERIES B MAIN (50 laps): 1. Scott Allen; 2. Dylan Loving; 3. Jason Manes; 4. John Nickens; 5. Connor Medeiros; 6. John Testerman; 7. Tripp Thurston; 8. Michael Newell; 9. Tyler Daniels. Pole: Daniels.

YOUTH SERIES (30 laps): 1. Garrett Manes; 2. Mini Tyrrell; 3. Aubrey Hill; 4. Chase Burrow; 5. Olivia Florian; 6. Savannah Nickens; 7. Autumn Weaver; 8. Jay Seward. Pole: Weaver.

NEXT EVENT: Teacher Appreciation Night. Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Richmond Coliseum. Doors open at 6:00 PM; racing starts at 7:00 PM.

MEDIA CONTACT: Erika Gay Phone: (804) 835-5211 x.4 E-mail: Erika.Gay@ArenaRacingUSA.com

ARENA RACING USA
at Richmond (Va.) Coliseum
RVA 200 presented by Three Rivers Services
Race Report
Saturday, November 23, 2013

RICHMOND, Va. (Nov. 23) — On Teacher Appreciation Night, Scott Prillaman of Suffolk, Va., took his fellow Pro Series competitors to school, sweeping the AmeriGas Top Dog feature and the Uptown Color A Main for his second and third wins of the season, as Arena Racing USA convened at the Richmond Coliseum for Saturday evening’s RVA 200 presented by Three Rivers Services. In the evening’s final race, the 51-lap Top Dog event, Prillaman capitalized on a tangle between the two lead cars to move into contention. He took the lead for the first time on lap 44 and led the rest of the way for his second straight Top Dog victory. John Alford drew the pole for the start, but opted to drop to the rear of the field, handing the prime starting position to Scott Allen. Francis Jarrelle III was the outside pole-sitter, while Tyler Hughes and Tyler Daniels made up the second row. Tripp Thurston lined up in the fifth slot. As the race got under way, Jarrelle gathered a head of steam on the outside and nosed half a car-length ahead of Allen at the end of lap 1. Hughes came along with Jarrelle and snagged second, while Allen fell to third. Meanwhile, Prillaman was due to start 13th on the 14-car grid. With two cars unable to start and two more choosing to start at the rear, though, he moved up seventh before the first green flag dropped. The first caution flag flew on lap 6. Back under green, Jarrelle darted off by half a straightaway, aided by a momentary logjam in Turn 2. Prillaman skirted the melee and moved up fourth, behind Jarrelle, Hughes and Allen. The second caution flag flew on lap 18 when Allen and Prillaman tangled in Turn 2, sending Allen into the outside wall. Allen was sidelined by the incident, while Prillaman was directed to the back of the pack. On the restart, Jarrelle quickly cleared Hughes, who dropped off the pace and made his way to the infield. With Hughes faltering, Travis Wall moved up to third, followed by Dystany Spurlock. Closing in on the leader, Wall ducked underneath Jarrelle on lap 27. Jarrelle was strong on the outside, though, and regained the clear-cut edge a lap later. The third caution flag flew on lap 31 when Thurston and Dylan Loving tangled on the backstretch, sending Thurston into the inside barrier. As the race resumed, it appeared that Wall might have the advantage on the top side of the track. Jarrelle, however, carried him high in the corners a couple times and came away with the lead. Once out front, Jarrelle quickly returned to the high line. The fourth yellow flag fluttered on lap 35 when Jason Manes and Spurlock locked horns on the backstretch. Gathering for another double-file restart, Jarrelle and Wall remained first and second, while Prillaman had cycled back through the pack and was up to third and in position to pounce. On the ensuing restart, Jarrelle was unable to shake Wall, who remained on his flank through Turns 1 and 2 and down the backstretch. Heading into Turn 3, Jarrelle and Wall slammed together, door-to-door, and Jarrelle nearly lost control. As the two leaders separated, Prillaman charged up the middle and drew to the inside of Wall, who had pulled ahead of Jarrelle. With Prillaman to his inside, Wall held sway on laps 42 and 43. On lap 44, though, Prillaman finally found enough bite in the bottom groove and surged out front, clearing Wall on lap 45. Prillaman’s trip to Victory Lane was delayed by two more caution flags, at laps 48 and 50. That last yellow flag set up a “green-white-checkered” finish and pushed the event one lap past its scheduled 50-lap distance. On the final restart, Prillaman cleared Wall as they sped into Turn 1 and he opened a three-length margin that he would maintain to the end. At the finish, Prillaman was the winner, followed by Wall, Spurlock, Tyler Daniels and Jarrelle. Manes was sixth, while Thurston, John Nickens and Loving were seventh through ninth, respectively, the final drivers on the lead lap. Hughes, an early retiree, was credited with 10th. Allen and Alford were 11th and 12th, in that order. Camden Testerman and Cody Carlton qualified for the Top Dog race, but were unable to start. They were credited with 13th and 14th.

*** Scott Prillaman took the lead on the opening circuit and showed the way to his second victory of the season in the 50-lap Uptown Color A Main. Dystany Spurlock drew the pole for the start, but gave way to outside pole-sitter Prillaman as the field rolled onto the backstretch for the first time. Cody Carlton tagged along with Prillaman and took over second place. Dylan Loving moved up to third, while Spurlock slipped to fourth. The race’s only caution flag waved on lap 20 when Carlton attempted to put a lap on newcomer Jordan Wallace. The two tangled on the back straightaway, crippling Carlton’s #94 machine. During the ensuing caution period, Wallace also dropped from contention and his car was pushed to the infield. As the field gathered for a restart, second-place Loving, third-place Spurlock and sixth-place Tyler Hughes opted to launch from the outside lane. Back under green, Prillaman easily dispensed with Loving and left the inside lane open for Travis Wall, who moved up to second, while Loving and Spurlock settled into third and fourth. Over the second half of the event, Prillaman and Wall staged a spirited duel for the top spot. For most of the run, the two were glued together, nose-to-tail. On lap 41, though, Prillaman eked out one car-length’s worth of breathing room. Wall tried to rally in the closing laps, but could only trim the deficit in half as Prillaman won by half a car-length. Loving was third to the line, followed by Spurlock and Hughes. The top five moved on to the evening’s finale, the Top Dog feature, along with Scott Allen, John Nickens and Carlton, the sixth- through eighth-place finishers. Wallace was ninth in the finishing order.

*** Jason Manes of Powhatan, Va., took the lead for good on lap 30 and led the rest of the way for his first win of the season in the 50-lap Insurance Doctor B Main. Camden Testerman started on the pole and paced the first five laps, leading up to the race’s first caution flag, which appeared on lap 6. Back under green, Tripp Thurston used the outside lane to move to the point. John Alford emerged from the shuffle in second, followed by Manes, while Testerman slid back to fourth. The second caution flag flew on lap 13 when Casey Sipe spun in Turn 2 and collected Tyler Daniels. For the ensuing restart, Thurston opted for the outside lane, ceding the inside to Manes. The move didn’t pay off as Manes grabbed the lead on the restart. The third caution flag followed quickly as a multi-car fracas broke out in Turn 1. The dust-up earned Thurston a trip to the rear of the field. As the race resumed, Manes was the leader with Sipe on his outside flank. The two dueled door-to-door from lap 21 to lap 25 when Sipe gained the clear-cut edge. Sipe’s advantage was short-lived, however, as Manes regained the top spot on lap 30. While Manes began to pull away, Sipe ran into trouble on lap 32, smacking the outside wall in Turn 1. He dropped off the pace and eventually pulled to the infield. The race was slowed by two more caution flags, at laps 40 and 46, bringing the total to five. On the final restart, Manes fought off Thurston for the lead and eased away by four lengths, a margin he would hold to the checkers. Thurston was second, followed by Francis Jarrelle III, Tyler Daniels and Alford. Those five drivers, along with sixth-place Testerman, advanced to the Top Dog race. Sipe, Jason Styron and Connor Medeiros came up short in their quest for a Top Dog starting spot.

*** Mini Tyrrell of Manassas, Va., scored his first win of the season in a 30-lapper for the Youth Series. Starting from the outside of the front row, he chased down pole-sitter Garrett Manes and took the lead on lap 14. Once out front, Tyrrell dashed away to lead by half a lap. That margin vanished, though, when the last of the race’s three yellow flags came out on lap 26. Under green for a sprint to the finish, Tyrrell quickly opened a three-length advantage over second-place Aubrey Hill, who had his hands full with a challenge from Chase Burrow. At the end, Tyrrell was the winner by a straightaway over Burrow, who snatched second from Hill on lap 27. Manes passed Hill on lap 29 and came home in third. Hill was fourth, while Savannah Nickens completed the top five. Autumn Weaver, Jay Seward and Olivia Florian rounded out the rundown.

*** Henrico, Va.’s Dystany Spurlock topped Cody Carlton and Scott Prillaman to nab her first career pole in afternoon qualifying for the Pro Series. Spurlock’s best lap — 8.001 seconds — was 36-thousandths of a second quicker than Carlton’s and 44-thousandths quicker than Prillaman’s. Jordan Wallace and Travis Wall rounded out the top five among the 17 drivers who posted times. In Youth Series time trials, Garrett Manes bagged his second pole of the season, circling the tenth-mile oval in 8.512 seconds. Mini Tyrrell was second-fastest, 0.209-second off Manes’ pace, followed by Olivia Florian, Autumn Weaver and Savannah Nickens.

*** NOVEMBER 23 RACE RESULTS from Richmond Coliseum: PRO SERIES TOP DOG (51 laps): 1. Scott Prillaman; 2. Travis Wall; 3. Dystany Spurlock; 4. Tyler Daniels; 5. Francis Jarrelle III; 6. Jason Manes; 7. Tripp Thurston; 8. John Nickens; 9. Dylan Loving; 10. Tyler Hughes; 11. Scott Allen; 12. John Alford; 13. Camden Testerman; 14. Cody Carlton. Pole: Alford.

PRO SERIES A MAIN (50 laps): 1. Scott Prillaman; 2. Travis Wall; 3. Dylan Loving; 4. Dystany Spurlock; 5. Tyler Hughes; 6. Scott Allen; 7. John Nickens; 8. Cody Carlton; 9. Jordan Wallace. Pole: Spurlock.

PRO SERIES B MAIN (50 laps): 1. Jason Manes; 2. Tripp Thurston; 3. Francis Jarrelle III; 4. Tyler Daniels; 5. John Alford; 6. Camden Testerman; 7. Casey Sipe; 8. Jason Styron; 9. Connor Medeiros. Pole: Testerman.

YOUTH SERIES (30 laps): 1. Mini Tyrrell; 2. Chase Burrow; 3. Garrett Manes; 4. Aubrey Hill; 5. Savannah Nickens; 6. Autumn Weaver; 7. Jay Seward; 8. Olivia Florian. Pole: Manes.

NEXT EVENT: Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Richmond Coliseum. Doors open at 6:00 PM; racing starts at 7:00 PM.

MEDIA CONTACT: Erika Gay Phone: (804) 835-5211 x.4 E-mail: Erika.Gay@ArenaRacingUSA.com

ARENA RACING USA
at Richmond (Va.) Coliseum
Holiday Party 200
Race Report
Saturday, December 7, 2013

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RICHMOND, Va. (Dec. 7) — Pro Series points leader Scott Prillaman of Suffolk, Va., bolted out front at the drop of the green flag and led all the way to post his third straight win in the 50-lap AmeriGas Top Dog race, the featured event of Saturday evening’s Arena Racing USA program at the Richmond Coliseum. Overall, the win was Prillaman’s fourth of the still-young season.

Bryan Hager drew the pole for the start of the event, but pulled to the infield during the pace laps, ceding the prime starting spot to John Nickens. Prillaman was the outside pole-sitter, while Casey Sipe and Travis Wall made up the second row.

As the race got going, Prillaman powered ahead of Nickens and hauled the field toward the first turn. Wall tagged along with Prillaman and took over the second spot. Nickens slid back to third, followed by Tripp Thurston and Dystany Spurlock.

The first caution flag appeared on lap 5 for debris on the backstretch from Thurston’s machine.

On the double-file restart, Prillaman cleared Wall off Turn 2 and left the inside lane open for Spurlock, who dueled with Wall for a couple laps before claiming second. The Spurlock/Wall joust allowed Prillaman to pad his lead to half a straightaway.

The second yellow flag flew on lap 10 when Jason Manes spun off Turn 4, collecting Wesley Givens and Jordan Wallace.

On the ensuing restart, Prillaman slipped ahead of the pack, while Wall used the inside lane to regain the runner-up position from Spurlock.

The third caution flag waved on lap 19 when Francis Jarrelle III spun in Turn 2.

Back under green, Prillaman quickly cleared Wall. This time, though, Wall was able to fight off Spurlock and hang onto second place. As the crossed flags were displayed to mark the halfway point, Prillaman held a two-length margin over Wall, who enjoyed a similar advantage over Spurlock.

By the time the race entered its closing stages, Prillaman’s lead had swelled to better than half a straightaway over Wall. That edge disappeared, however, when the last of the race’s four yellow flags was unfurled on lap 39 for debris in Turn 4.

On the final restart, at the beginning of lap 45, Prillaman once again flexed his muscle and gained the clear-cut advantage before the field reached Turn 1. Wall fought off Spurlock and maintained second.

At the finish, Prillaman was the winner by three car-lengths. Wall was second, while Spurlock was third. It was the second straight 1-2-3 finish for the trio. Jason Styron was fourth and Jarrelle rounded out the top five. Thurston headed the second five, in sixth. He was the final driver on the lead lap. Jordan Wallace was seventh, followed by Nickens, Camden Testerman and Sipe. Givens, Manes, Tyler Daniels and Hager completed the rundown.

With the completion of Saturday’s event, Arena Racing USA heads into its holiday hiatus. Racing resumes at the Richmond Coliseum on Saturday, Jan. 4.

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Travis Wall of Chesapeake, Va., grabbed the lead on the opening circuit and wired the field for his first victory of the season in the 50-lap Uptown Color A Main.

Tripp Thurston drew the pole for the start, sharing the front row with Wall. As the event got under way, Wall remained on Thurston’s flank and edged ahead as the field returned to the flagstand. He cleared Thurston along the backstretch on lap 2 and brought Scott Prillaman along with him, to second.

The race was slowed by caution flags on laps 12, 13, 26 and 43 as Wall and Prillaman held onto the top two spots. Francis Jarrelle III occupied the third position for much of the event before getting shuffled back in the waning laps.

What should have been the last lap was already under way when the final caution flag waved as Cody Carlton and Tyler Daniels tangled on the frontstretch, collecting Thurston. The incident set up a “green-white-checkered” sprint.

On the final restart, Wall and Prillaman pulled ahead of Spurlock, who launched from the outside lane. While the lead duo pulled away, Jason Manes moved up to challenge Spurlock for third.

At the finish, Wall was the winner by a car-length over Prillaman. Spurlock withstood Manes’ bid and held on for third. Jarrelle was fourth to the line, while Manes slipped to fifth. Jason Styron, Daniels and Thurston were sixth through eighth, in that order, and joined the top five in advancing to the Top Dog finale. Carlton and Scott Allen missed out on Top Dog starting spots.

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Wesley Givens made his Arena Racing debut a successful one, picking up the win in the 50-lap Insurance Doctor B Main. He assumed the lead on lap 20 and showed the way to the finish.

John Nickens was the pole-sitter for the event, but gave way to his front-row colleague, series veteran Mike Weddell, on the first lap.

Weddell pulled away by as much as a full straightaway in the early going and easily made his way past Bryan Hager, the only slower machine he encountered. Nickens, on the other hand, tangled with Hager on lap 20 to bring out the first caution flag.

The second caution flag flew on the ensuing restart when Casey Sipe, who was lined up in the outside lane, tangled with Camden Testerman off Turn 4 and collected Connor Medeiros. While the field circulated under the yellow flag, Weddell ground to a halt in Turn 4, the victim of mechanical problems.

With Weddell relegated to the sidelines, the lead passed to Givens, followed by Jordan Wallace, another relative newcomer making his second start. Though short on experience, Givens and Wallace were up to the task as they maintained the first and second positions to the checkers.

At the finish, Givens was the winner by half a straightaway over Wallace. Nickens was third, while Hager and Testerman completed the top five. Those five, along with sixth-place Sipe, moved on to the Top Dog feature. John Alford, Medeiros and Weddell didn’t make the Top Dog cut.

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Allowed a “do-over” on the initial start, Garrett Manes of Powhatan, Va., jumped out front and led all the way for his second win in a 30-lapper for the Youth Series.

Olivia Florian started from the pole and got the drop on Manes, the outside pole-sitter, when the original green flag waved. Before the opening lap was in the books, however, the caution flag appeared as Autumn Weaver and Chase Burrow locked horns in the middle of Turns 3 and 4. The incident precipitated a complete restart.

On the second try, Manes easily cleared Florian as the field rolled toward Turn 1. Florian dropped into second, followed by Mini Tyrrell.

In the early going, Manes pulled away by four car-lengths. At the halfway mark, though, he ran up on slower traffic, giving Florian and Tyrrell a chance to close ground.

On lap 16, Florian and Tyrrell tangled in Turn 2, bringing out the second yellow flag. As they retreated to the back of the pack, Savannah Nickens moved up to second place.

Back under green, fourth-place Weaver swung to the outside and bypassed both Nickens and third-place Aubrey Hill. The moved drew a black flag, however, and Weaver fell to the rear. Manes, meanwhile, had driven away by more than a straightaway.

The last of the race’s three caution flags appeared on lap 28 for a multi-car fracas in Turns 3 and 4. Florian and Tyrrell overturned in the melee, while Jay Seward and Nickens were also collected.

On the final restart, Manes bolted from the pack and won by half a straightaway over Hill. Weaver was third to the line, followed by Nickens and Florian. Tyrrell, Seward and Burrow completed the rundown.

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Dystany Spurlock of Henrico, Va., nabbed her second straight pole award in late afternoon Pro Series qualifying. She circled the tenth-mile oval in 7.878 seconds on the first of her two timed laps. Her second circuit was derailed by a hard crash and rollover off Turn 2.

Cody Carlton was second-fastest, just 22-thousandths of a second off Spurlock’s pace. Travis Wall was third in the rundown, the only other driver to crack the 8-second barrier. Scott Prillaman and Tripp Thurston were fourth and fifth, respectively, among the 18 Pro Series participants.

In Youth Series qualifying, Garrett Manes maintained his unblemished time trial record with his third straight pole award. His best lap — at 8.475 seconds — topped Olivia Florian by 44-thousandths of a second. Mini Tyrrell was third-quickest, followed by Chase Burrow and Autumn Weaver.


DECEMBER 7 RACE RESULTS from Richmond Coliseum:

PRO SERIES TOP DOG (50 laps): 1. Scott Prillaman; 2. Travis Wall; 3. Dystany Spurlock; 4. Jason Styron; 5. Francis Jarrelle III; 6. Tripp Thurston; 7. Jordan Wallace; 8. John Nickens; 9. Camden Testerman; 10. Casey Sipe; 11. Wesley Givens; 12. Jason Manes; 13. Tyler Daniels; 14. Bryan Hager. Pole: Hager.

PRO SERIES A MAIN (50 laps): 1. Travis Wall; 2. Scott Prillaman; 3. Dystany Spurlock; 4. Francis Jarrelle III; 5. Jason Manes; 6. Jason Styron; 7. Tyler Daniels; 8. Tripp Thurston; 9. Cody Carlton; 10. Scott Allen. Pole: Thurston.

PRO SERIES B MAIN (50 laps): 1. Wesley Givens; 2. Jordan Wallace; 3. John Nickens; 4. Bryan Hager; 5. Camden Testerman; 6. Casey Sipe; 7. John Alford; 8. Connor Medeiros; 9. Mike Weddell. Pole: Nickens.

YOUTH SERIES (30 laps): 1. Garrett Manes; 2. Aubrey Hill; 3. Autumn Weaver; 4. Savannah Nickens; 5. Olivia Florian; 6. Mini Tyrrell; 7. Jay Seward; 8. Chase Burrow. Pole: Florian.

NEXT EVENT: Saturday, Jan. 4, at the Richmond Coliseum. Doors open at 6:00 PM; racing starts at 7:00 PM.

MEDIA CONTACT: Erika Gay Phone: (804) 835-5211 x.4 E-mail: Erika.Gay@ArenaRacingUSA.com


ARENA RACING USA
at Richmond (Va.) Coliseum
Hometown Realty 200
Race Report
Saturday, January 11, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. (Jan. 11 new-window) — Just nine hours after the Commonwealth of Virginia welcomed its new governor, Terry McAuliffe, to office, Arena Racing USA welcomed a new winner to its AmeriGas new-windowTop Dog Victory Lane as Chesapeake, Va.’s
Cody Carlton new-window led the last 47 laps of the 50-lap event to take the checkered flag in the featured race of Saturday evening’s Hometown Realty 200 at the Richmond Coliseum. The victory was Carlton’s second of the season, to go along with an A Main win on Nov. 9.

Tyler Daniels drew the pole for the start, sharing the front row with Carlton. Tyler Hughes and Scott Prillaman made up the second row, while Travis Wall and Francis Jarrelle III launched from Row 3.

The event got off to a rocky start as Daniels overturned in Turn 2 on the initial circuit. He slid up the track and smacked the outside wall before collecting Prillaman, Jarrelle and Casey Sipe, among others. The incident spelled the end of the evening for Daniels, Jarrelle and Camden Testerman, trimming the 14-car grid to 11 as the field was reorganized for another try at a successful start.

With the lineup jumbled, rookie contender Jordan Wallace assumed the pole position. Twice, the over-eager newcomer jumped the green flag, prompting another pair of caution flags and no completed laps.

The fourth try at a start proved to be the charm as Wallace powered ahead of Carlton and hauled the field into Turn 1. Wallace was unable to completely clear Carlton, though, and the outside pole-sitter drove to the leader’s outside on lap 2. Wallace eked out a slim edge on laps 2 and 3, then gave way to Carlton on lap 4. Carlton cleared Wallace on lap 5 and brought Wall along with him, to second.

In the early going, Carlton and Wall were able to distance themselves from the rest of the field as the pack stacked up behind third-place Wallace. On lap 16, Hughes made his way around Wallace and opened the door for Dystany Spurlock, Prillaman and Jason Styron.

The field was bunched when the fourth caution flag flew on lap 24 as Connor Medeiros and Prillaman tangled at the entrance to Turn 3, collecting Styron. Medeiros and Styron headed to the sidelines, joined by Bryan Hager.

As the race resumed, Carlton quickly dispensed with Wall, who immediately found Hughes to his inside. After dueling door-to-door for a couple laps, Wall regained command of the second spot and set sail after Carlton, who was up by two lengths. Meanwhile, Prillaman, the series points leader, was creeping back into contention, advancing to fourth place.

By lap 35, Carlton had extended his margin to four car-lengths and was threatening to check out on the field. His cruise to the winner’s circle was interrupted, though, when Sipe got shouldered into the outside wall along the backstretch on lap 38, coming to rest at the entrance to Turn 3 and bringing out the fifth, and final, yellow flag.

The green flag reappeared to begin lap 45 and Carlton wasted no time, clearing Wall before they reached Turn 1. As Carlton pulled away, Hughes rushed to the inside of Wall, while Prillaman lurked just behind.

On lap 46, Hughes and Wall tangled in Turn 2 and slid up the banking. Spotting an opening down low, Prillaman bypassed both drivers and advanced from fourth to second. The shuffle allowed Carlton to pad his lead to half a straightaway.
At the checkers, Carlton was the winner by 0.784-second over Prillaman, who saw his season-opening, three-race Top Dog winning streak come to a halt. Wall and Hughes were third and fourth, respectively, and their race-ending battle sparked a brief post-race scuffle. Spurlock rounded out the top five.

John Nickens headed the second five, in sixth, the final driver to complete all 50 circuits. Wallace was seventh, followed by Sipe, Styron and Hager. Medeiros, Daniels, Testerman and Jarrelle completed the rundown.

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Tyler Hughes new-window of Cordova, Md., grabbed the lead on lap 25 and held on in the closing circuits to score his first win of the season in the 50-lap Uptown Color new-window A Main.

Scott Prillaman started on the pole and paced the first 24 laps with Hughes, the outside pole-sitter, and Travis Wall in tow.
The race was slowed by caution flags on laps 2 and 3. On both restarts, Hughes opted for the outside lane, but couldn’t overtake Prillaman, who held a firm grip on the top spot.

Heading for the crossed flags, signifying the halfway mark, the complexion of the event took a turn when Prillaman got tangled up with a slower car in Turn 2. Hughes pounced on the opening and slipped past Prillaman to take the lead. Wall was unable to take advantage of Prillaman’s predicament and remained in third place.

Twice over the last 12 laps, Prillaman was able to work to the inside of Hughes as the leader dealt with lapped traffic. Prillaman couldn’t find enough bite on the low side to complete the pass, however, as Hughes used the momentum off the high groove to maintain the lead.

Coming to the finish, Prillaman took one final run at Hughes and the two tangled off Turn 4. Hughes spun across the finish line, taking the win by a car-length. Prillaman was the runner-up, followed by Wall, Cody Carlton and Dystany Spurlock.
The top five drivers, along with Tyler Daniels, Casey Sipe and Jordan Wallace, advanced to the evening’s Top Dog finale. John Alford, Tripp Thurston and Jason Manes were credited with ninth, 10th and 11th place, in that order, and missed out on Top Dog starting spots.

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Francis Jarrelle III new-window of Chesterfield, Va., moved out front on lap 21 and led the way to the finish of the 50-lap
Insurance Doctor new-window B Main, picking up his first win of the season.

Bryan Hager drew the pole for the start of the event, but gave way to outside pole-sitter Jason Styron on the opening circuit. Connor Medeiros tagged along with Styron and took over second place, followed by Jarrelle, who started fifth on the 11-car grid.
The first 17 laps were interrupted by four caution flags. On the second restart, at lap 13, Jarrelle slipped past Medeiros to take over the second spot.

For what would turn out to be the final restart, at lap 21, Styron opted for the outside lane, just as he had on the previous restarts. This time, though, the strategy backfired as Jarrelle nosed ahead to take the lead. He cleared Styron on lap 22. On lap 23, Styron swapped lanes and worked a fender underneath the new leader. He couldn’t overtake Jarrelle, however.
By lap 37, Jarrelle had widened his advantage to half a straightaway. Heading into the final 10 laps, though, Styron began to narrow the gap.

Slower traffic became a factor as the white flag waved, allowing Styron to close to within a car-length of Jarrelle’s rear bumper. Jarrelle hung on, though, winning by a car-length. Styron was second, while Medeiros, John Nickens and Camden Testerman completed the top five. Sixth-place Hager joined the top five finishers in moving on to the Top Dog feature, while Wesley Givens, Scott Allen, Joe Covington, Mike Weddell and Lin O’Neill were left on the sidelines for the night’s final race.

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Garrett Manes of Powhatan, Va., took the lead on lap 20 and motored to his third win of the season in a 30-lap contest for the Youth Series.

Aubrey Hill started from the pole position, but surrendered the top spot to outside pole-sitter Mini Tyrrell as the green flag waved. Autumn Weaver came along with Tyrrell and took over second place, while Hill dropped to third. Sixth on the starting grid, Manes picked up two spots in the opening shuffle and emerged in fourth place.

Manes snagged third from Hill on lap 4, then grabbed second from Weaver on lap 6. By then, however, Tyrrell had already opened a full-straightaway margin.

A caution flag on lap 10 wiped out Tyrrell’s healthy advantage and put Manes right on his rear bumper for the ensuing restart.
Back under green, Tyrrell and Manes jousted in nose-to-tail formation until lap 20 when slower traffic came into play. While Tyrrell struggled to find a clear path, Manes slipped past to take over the top spot.

Tyrrell continued to hold down the second position until lap 26 when he and Weaver tangled off Turn 2, bringing out the last of the race’s three caution flags and earning both drivers a trip to the back of the pack.

On the final restart, Manes bolted to a two-length advantage over new second-place runner Olivia Florian. By the finish, he had extended his winning margin to four lengths. Florian was second, followed by Chase Burrow, Hill and Tyrrell. Savannah Nickens and Weaver completed the rundown.

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Travis Wall of Chesapeake captured his his pole award of the season in late afternoon Pro Series qualifying. Wall circled the tenth-mile oval in 7.882 seconds to trim Tyler Hughes by 20-thousandths of a second. Cody Carlton and Scott Prillaman were third and fourth, respectively. Dystany Spurlock was fifth-quickest as her pole-winning streak was snapped at two. In all, 21 drivers posted timed laps with 0.817-second separating the fastest and slowest.

In Youth Series time trials, Garrett Manes snagged his fourth pole award in as many tries. Manes clocked in at 8.347 seconds to best Olivia Florian by nearly two-tenths of a second. Chase Burrow, Mini Tyrrell and Autumn Weaver rounded out the top five.

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JANUARY 11 RACE RESULTS from Richmond Coliseum:
PRO SERIES TOP DOG (50 laps): 1. Cody Carlton; 2. Scott Prillaman; 3. Travis Wall; 4. Tyler Hughes; 5. Dystany Spurlock; 6. John Nickens; 7. Jordan Wallace; 8. Casey Sipe; 9. Jason Styron; 10. Bryan Hager; 11. Connor Medeiros; 12. Tyler Daniels; 13. Camden Testerman; 14. Francis Jarrelle III. Pole: Daniels.

PRO SERIES A MAIN (50 laps): 1. Tyler Hughes; 2. Scott Prillaman; 3. Travis Wall; 4. Cody Carlton; 5. Dystany Spurlock; 6. Tyler Daniels; 7. Casey Sipe; 8. Jordan Wallace; 9. John Alford; 10. Tripp Thurston; 11. Jason Manes. Pole: Prillaman.

PRO SERIES B MAIN (50 laps): 1. Francis Jarrelle III; 2. Jason Styron; 3. Connor Medeiros; 4. John Nickens; 5. Camden Testerman; 6. Bryan Hager; 7. Wesley Givens; 8. Scott Allen; 9. Joe Covington; 10. Mike Weddell; 11. Lin O’Neill. Pole: Hager.

YOUTH SERIES (30 laps): 1. Garrett Manes; 2. Olivia Florian; 3. Chase Burrow; 4. Aubrey Hill; 5. Mini Tyrrell; 6. Savannah Nickens; 7. Autumn Weaver. Pole: Hill.

TOTAL POINTS STANDINGS: Click Here
*Note: Points may not yet be updated for this race at time of this posting.

NEXT EVENT:
DOUBLEHEADER WEEKEND. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 17-18, at the Richmond Coliseum.
On Friday (First Responders Night), doors open at 6:30 PM; racing starts at 7:30 PM.
On Saturday (Armed Services Night), doors open at 6:00 PM; racing starts at 7:00 PM.
Live Web/Mobile Coverage & Instant Replays In the Stands: http://avprva.com/live/

MEDIA CONTACT:
Erika Gay Phone: (804) 835-5211 x.4
E-mail: Erika.Gay@ArenaRacingUSA.com

ARENA RACING USA
at Richmond (Va.) Coliseum
Dominion Payroll Services/First Responders 200
Race Report
Friday, January 17, 2014

TopFinishers-Jan17RICHMOND, Va. (Jan. 17) — Starting from the outside pole, Travis Wall of Chesapeake, Va., took the lead on lap 3 and showed the way to his second win of the season in the 50-lap AmeriGas Top Dog race for the Pro Series, the featured event of Friday night’s Dominion Payroll Services/First Responders 200 for Arena Racing USA. Friday’s meet was the opener of a two-night stand for the series at the Richmond Coliseum, which will conclude on Saturday evening.

Longtime competitor Mike Weddell drew the pole for the start, but dropped to the rear of the field on the pace laps, ceding the pole to Camden Testerman. Wall was on Testerman’s outside flank, while Casey Sipe and Tyler Hughes made up the second row. Cody Carlton and Scott Prillaman occupied Row 3.ARL-topdog-web

As the race got under way, Testerman hauled the field into Turn 1 with a slim edge over Wall. He nearly cleared Wall off Turn 4 on lap 2, but Wall charged back to his outside and nosed out front on the third circuit. Hughes tagged along with Wall and took over the second spot, while Testerman slid back to third.

The first caution flag appeared on lap 4 when Sipe spun out of a jumble off Turn 2. The second yellow flag flew on lap 8 when John Alford spun off Turn 2, just ahead of the leaders.

On the double-file restart, Wall made short work of Hughes, who also gave way to Testerman, slipping to third. Jason Manes motored to the inside of Hughes in a bid for the third spot, but couldn’t pull off a pass.
The third caution flag was unfurled on lap 10 when Alford overturned off the fourth corner.

Back under green, Wall bolted ahead of Testerman and brought Hughes along with him. Prillaman scooted past Testerman to pick up the third position. By lap 18, Wall and Hughes, running nose-to-tail, had put half a straightaway between themselves and Prillaman.

The fourth yellow flag flew on lap 25 when Carlton spun out of a pack of cars in Turn 2. To help the event along toward its completion, officials began scoring caution laps.

On the restart, at lap 29, Wall quickly cleared Hughes, who found Prillaman to his inside. The two went door-to-door for a couple laps with Hughes taking the spot on lap 31. Meanwhile, Wall had fashioned a three-length advantage.

The last of the race’s five caution flags appeared on lap 38 as debris littered the frontstretch. Setting the lineup for the dash to the checkers, Wall and Hughes were 1-2, followed by Prillaman, Testerman and Manes.

Under green for the last time, at lap 43, Wall and Hughes battled side-by-side until they reached Turn 2. Heading onto the backstretch, Wall pulled ahead. Hughes settled back into second, followed by Prillaman and Manes. In their wake, a momentary logjam in Turn 2 allowed the top four to distance themselves from the rest of the pack.

Closing in on the finish, Wall held onto the top spot, while Hughes was parked on his rear bumper, waiting for an opening. With Wall showing no signs of slipping, though, Hughes decided to force the action on the white-flag circuit.

Coming to the checkers, Hughes poked a fender underneath Wall in Turns 3 and 4. Wall was able to manufacture enough of a run off the final corner to hold Hughes at bay, though, winning by half a car-length. Hughes was second, while Prillaman, Manes and Wesley Givens rounded out the top five.

John Nickens headed the second five, in sixth. He was the final driver to complete the entire distance. Sipe, Testerman, Weddell and Carlton were shown in the seventh through 10th positions, in that order. Alford was 11th, while Francis Jarrelle III and Dystany Spurlock were 12th and 13th. Tyler Daniels qualified for the race, but was unable to make the start and was credited with 14th.

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Tyler Hughes of Cordova, Md., took the lead for good on the second circuit and sailed to his second straight victory in the 50-lap Uptown Color A Main.ARL-amain-web
Hughes drew the pole for the event, sharing the front row with series points leader Scott Prillaman. The original start went awry when Hughes jumped a bit early, drawing a caution flag and a complete do-over.

On the second attempt, Prillaman got a good run off the top side of the track and nosed ahead of Hughes to lead the first lap. Hughes rallied on lap 2, though, and regained the top spot, clearing Prillaman on lap 3. Cody Carlton emerged in the third spot, followed by Camden Testerman and Travis Wall.
The last of the race’s two yellow flags flew on lap 6 when Testerman looped his machine in Turn 2. As the field bunched for a restart, Carlton opted for the outside lane, joined by Dystany Spurlock and Wesley Givens.

Back under green, Hughes quickly dispensed with Carlton, who immediately found Prillaman to his inside. Using the momentum off the high side, Carlton gained the clear-cut edge over Prillaman on lap 8. By then, however, Hughes had already driven away by almost half a straightaway.
Passing the crossed flags, Hughes enjoyed a full-straightaway advantage over Carlton, who had put some distance between himself and Prillaman, who had his hands full with Wall and Spurlock.

On lap 41, Carlton tangled briefly with a slower machine in Turn 2, allowing Prillaman, Wall and Spurlock to close in on his rear bumper.
At the finish, Hughes was the runaway winner, taking the checkers with a whopping 4.168-second margin of victory. Carlton was second, holding off Prillaman’s last-lap bid to nail down the runner-up position. Prillaman was third, followed by Wall and Spurlock. Jason Manes, Givens and Testerman were sixth through eighth, in that order, and joined the top five in advancing to the evening’s Top Dog feature. Jordan Wallace made an early exit from the race and missed out on a Top Dog starting spot.

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ARL-bmain-webFrancis Jarrelle III of Chesterfield, Va., moved out front on lap 4 and stormed to his second straight win in the 50-lap Insurance Doctor B Main.
Casey Sipe started on the pole and paced the first three circuits. Just after a restart at lap 3, though, Jarrelle used the outside groove to generate a pass for the lead off Turn 4. Just three laps later, Jarrelle had opened a half-straightaway advantage.

As Jarrelle pulled away, John Nickens moved up to challenge Sipe for the runner-up spot. He was unable to get the better of Sipe, who regained command of the second position on lap 15. The duel, though, allowed Jarrelle to pad his lead to a full straightaway.

The third caution flag appeared on lap 16 when Lin O’Neill ground to a half against the outside wall in Turn 2.

On the restart, Jarrelle opted for the outside lane and quickly cleared Sipe, leaving the high side open for Nickens. Nickens couldn’t complete the pass, however, as Sipe held onto second.

The fourth, and final, caution flag waved on lap 26 as Tyler Daniels encountered problems in Turns 1 and 2.
Under green for the last time, Jarrelle again used the outside lane and bolted from the pack. This time, Nickens found some grip up top and tagged along with the leader, swiping second from Sipe.

By lap 39, Jarrelle had stretched his lead to half a straightaway. A brush with lapped traffic on lap 42, however, allowed Nickens to close to within two lengths.

Over the closing circuits, Jarrelle reasserted command and eased away from Nickens, winning by 0.774-second. Sipe was third, followed by John Alford and Mike Weddell. Testerman was credited with sixth and claimed the final Top Dog transfer spot. Missing out on a Top Dog opportunity were O’Neill, Connor Medeiros and Scott Allen.

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Mini Tyrrell of Manassas, Va., led from pole to checkers to snag his second victory of the season in a 30-lap contest for the Youth Series.ARL-youth-web

The event got off to a rough spot with three caution flags before the first lap was officially in the books. The fourth and fifth caution flags quickly followed on laps 2 and 6 as the eight-car starting field was whittled down to just four.

Back under green Tyrrell and three-time winner Garrett Manes bolted from the pack, looking to settle things between themselves. At the halfway mark, Tyrrell owned a two-length advantage.

Slower traffic, in the form of Jay Seward and Autumn Weaver, came into play on lap 18 and allowed Manes to zero in on the leader’s rear bumper. On lap 21, though, Tyrrell broke into the clear and scampered away, stretching his margin to a full straightaway.

Manes tried to rally in the waning laps, but Tyrrell’s advantage was too much to overcome. At the finish, Tyrrell was the winner by 0.885-second. Manes was second, followed by Weaver and Seward. Early retirees Chase Burrow and Olivia Florian were credited with fifth and sixth, respectively, while Savannah Nickens and Aubrey Hill completed the rundown.

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Travis Wall collected his second straight pole award in late afternoon Pro Series qualifying. Wall circled the tenth-mile oval in 7.862 seconds to best Cody Carlton by just 13-thousandths of a second. Rookie Jordan Wallace was third-quickest, followed by Scott Prillaman and Dystany Spurlock.

In Youth Series time trials, Garrett Manes of Powhatan, Va., clocked in at 8.456 seconds to run his unblemished pole-winning streak to five. Olivia Florian was second-fastest, 59-thousandths of a second off Manes’ pace. Chase Burrow, Mini Tyrrell and Autumn Weaver completed the top five.

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JANUARY 17 RACE RESULTS from Richmond Coliseum:

PRO SERIES TOP DOG (50 laps): 1. Travis Wall; 2. Tyler Hughes; 3. Scott Prillaman; 4. Jason Manes; 5. Wesley Givens; 6. John Nickens; 7. Casey Sipe; 8. Camden Testerman; 9. Mike Weddell; 10. Cody Carlton; 11. John Alford; 12. Francis Jarrelle III; 13. Dystany Spurlock; 14. Tyler Daniels. Pole: Testerman.

PRO SERIES A MAIN (50 laps): 1. Tyler Hughes; 2. Cody Carlton; 3. Scott Prillaman; 4. Travis Wall; 5. Dystany Spurlock; 6. Jason Manes; 7. Wesley Givens; 8. Camden Testerman; 9. Jordan Wallace. Pole: Hughes.

PRO SERIES B MAIN (50 laps): 1. Francis Jarrelle III; 2. John Nickens; 3. Casey Sipe; 4. John Alford; 5. Mike Weddell; 6. Tyler Daniels; 7. Lin O’Neill; 8. Connor Medeiros; 9. Scott Allen. Pole: Sipe.

YOUTH SERIES (30 laps): 1. Mini Tyrrell; 2. Garrett Manes; 3. Autumn Weaver; 4. Jay Seward; 5. Chase Burrow; 6. Olivia Florian; 7. Savannah Nickens; 8. Aubrey Hill. Pole: Tyrrell.

NEXT EVENT: NIGHT #2 OF THE WEEKEND DOUBLEHEADER. Markel/Armed Forces 200. Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Richmond Coliseum. Doors open at 6 PM; racing starts at 7 PM.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Ricky Dennis
Phone: (804) 835-5211
E-mail: ContactUs@ArenaRacingUSA.com


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ARENA RACING USA
at Richmond (Va.) Coliseum
Markel/Armed Forces 200
Race Report
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Jan18-FinshersRICHMOND, Va. (Jan. 18) — Cody Carlton of Chesapeake, Va., took the lead on the second circuit and blazed to his third win of the season in the 50-lap AmeriGas Top Dog race, the featured event of Saturday evening’s Markel/Armed Forces 200 for Arena Racing USA’s Pro Series at the Richmond Coliseum. The victory was Carlton’s second in Top Dog competition. His 2013-14 resume also shows one A Main win.ARL-CodyCarltonJan18

Due to accidents and mechanical problems in the A and B Mains, the 14-car Top Dog grid was trimmed to nine starters before the green flag fell. Also, outside pole-sitter Mike Weddell and Jordan Wallace opted to drop to the rear of the lineup as the cars rolled onto the track.

In the reconstituted lineup, Jason Manes and Carlton occupied the front row, while Francis Jarrelle III and Travis Wall made up Row 2. Scott Prillaman and Tyler Hughes were in Row 3.

As the event got going, Manes gained a slim edge over Carlton and nosed ahead to lead lap 1. Chugging along on the high side, though, Carlton rallied on lap 2 and powered out front off the fourth corner. Manes settled into second, followed by Prillaman, Hughes and Jarrelle.

By lap 5, Carlton had opened a two-length margin over Manes, who was three lengths ahead of Prillaman and Hughes’ nose-to-tail duel for third.

On lap 9, Hughes worked to the inside of Prillaman off Turn 2. He inched ahead to claim the third spot on lap 10 and cleared Prillaman on lap 11. Having secured third place, Hughes drove off in pursuit of Manes.

On lap 13, Travis Wall, second to Prillaman in the series standings coming into the event, slowed and pulled to the infield, bringing his night to a premature conclusion.

Meanwhile, back at the head of the field, Carlton’s lead had grown to a full straightaway over Manes, who had Hughes on his rear bumper. Hughes made the pass for second on lap 18, then set his sights on Carlton.

Over the remaining circuits, Hughes was unable to chip away at Carlton’s healthy margin, which stayed at a full straightaway all the way to the finish of the caution-free event.

At the checkers, Carlton was the winner by 1.881 seconds over Hughes. Manes was third, followed by Prillaman, the final driver on the lead lap. Jarrelle was fifth, followed by Casey Sipe. Wall was credited with seventh, while Weddell and Wallace were eighth and ninth.

Tyler Daniels, Dystany Spurlock, Jason Styron, Scott Allen and John Nickens were unable to take the green flag, but they each received one championship point for qualifying for the event.

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A-Main-ScottPrillaman-Jan18Scott Prillaman of Suffolk, Va., assumed the lead on lap 32 and paced the field to his fifth win of the season in the 50-lap Uptown Color A Main. The victory was his second in an A Main, to go along with three Top Dog wins.

Rookie Jordan Wallace drew the pole for the start and led the first 12 circuits. Behind him, Cody Carlton, who started fifth, was rapidly making his way toward the front. Carlton snagged the runner-up spot from Prillaman on lap 11 and closed in on Wallace, swiping the lead on lap 13. Prillaman tagged along and took over second, followed by Tyler Hughes and Travis Wall, who advanced to third and fourth.

By lap 20, Carlton had opened a half-straightaway advantage over Prillaman, who enjoyed a similar margin over a fast-closing Hughes. As the race entered its second half, Carlton’s lead continued to grow, while Hughes pulled up on Prillaman’s rear bumper.

The complexion of the event took a big swing on lap 32 when Carlton ran up on Wallace off Turn 2. The two locked horns and Wallace spun, bringing out the only caution flag. Carlton and Wallace were both sent to the rear of the field, passing the top spot to Prillaman. Hughes, Wall, Jason Manes and John Nickens completed the top five.

Back under green, Prillaman raced door-to-door with Wall, who restarted to his outside, until they reached Turn 3. Entering the corner, Prillaman gained the clear-cut edge. With the lead secured, Prillaman pulled away by four lengths, while Wall dropped into a three-way joust with Carlton and Hughes for second.
On lap 39, Carlton and Wall tussled in Turn 2 and opened the door for Hughes, who passed both drivers to take over second. Carlton and Wall remained side-by-side until lap 41 when Carlton gained the third position off Turn 4.

Meanwhile, at the front, Prillaman was cruising, up by better than half a straightaway. In the closing laps, Hughes was able to shave a few car-lengths from Prillaman’s margin, but it wasn’t nearly enough as Prillaman sailed to the checkers. Carlton was third, followed by Wall and Nickens. Jason Styron headed the second five, in sixth, while Manes and Wallace were seventh and eighth and claimed the final Top Dog transfer spots. Camden Testerman was ninth in the final rundown.

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Francis Jarrelle III of Chesterfield, Va., took over the top spot on lap 25 and rolled to his third straight victory in the 50-lap Insurance Doctor B Main.

Tyler Daniels started on the pole and led the opening lap before giving way to outside pole-sitter Mike Weddell on lap 2. Daniels slipped into second, followed by Casey Sipe and Dystany Spurlock.

The first caution flag appeared on lap 13 when Connor Medeiros got crossed up in Turn 2 while battling with Lin O’Neill. Medeiros came to a stop against the outside wall as Weddell squeezed by. Daniels and Sipe weren’t so fortunate, however, as they piled into Medeiros, sending him over on his roof. The incident eliminated Medeiros and O’Neill from the race.

After another caution flag when the ensuing restart went awry, the event resumed with Spurlock nosing ahead of Weddell to take the lead. Weddell battled back out front on lap 14 and fashioned a one-length advantage. He couldn’t shake Spurlock, however, and the fan favorite drove under the leader on lap 19. Spurlock led lap 20 before Weddell regained the position on lap 21.

On lap 24, Spurlock took another run at Weddell and slipped a fender underneath him off Turn 4. Heading into Turn 1, the two began jostling and bouncing off each other, looking to gain an edge. Instead, they tied up off Turn 2, collecting Scott Allen, to bring out the last of the race’s three caution flags. The incident sidelined Spurlock and left only four drivers on the track — Jarrelle, the new leader, Sipe, Weddell and Allen.

For the restart, Jarrelle and Sipe picked the outside lane, putting Weddell and Allen on the inside. Back under green, Jarrelle bolted from the pack quickly establishing a half-straightaway lead. Over the second half of the event, that margin continued to grow.

At the finish, Jarrelle was the winner by a straightaway over Sipe and Allen, while Weddell was fourth. Spurlock was credited with fifth to qualify for the Top Dog race, along with sixth-place Daniels. Medeiros, O’Neill and Wesley Givens were seventh through ninth, in that order.

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Garrett Manes of Powhatan, Va., regained the lead on lap 5 and stormed to his fourth victory of the season in a 30-lapper for the Youth Series.

Manes drew the pole for the start, but gave way to his front-row colleague, Autumn Weaver, as the initial green flag waved. While Weaver couldn’t clear Manes, she kept a nose out front, which played in her favor when the first caution flag flew on lap 3.

Back under green, Weaver and Manes distanced themselves from the pack, which was stacking up behind third-place Aubrey Hill. On lap 5, Manes ducked underneath Weaver off Turn 2 and surged ahead as the two leaders exited Turn 4. After just a handful of circuits, Manes had opened a full-straightaway advantage.
Meanwhile, behind the two leaders, Hill was struggling to hold off Mini Tyrrell, Chase Burrow and Olivia Florian. That tussle overheated on lap 12 when Hill and Tyrrell locked horns off Turn 4 and careened into the outside wall, collecting Jay Seward, who was trailing the incident. Hill, Tyrrell and Seward were all relegated to the sidelines.

As the race resumed, Manes easily pulled away from the field. By the finish, his winning margin had swelled to half a lap. Florian was second, bypassing Weaver on lap 26. Weaver was third, followed by Burrow. Hill was credited with fifth, while Tyrrell, Seward and Savannah Nickens rounded out the rundown.

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Cody Carlton clocked in at 7.892 seconds to bag his first pole of the season in late afternoon Pro Series time trials. Travis Wall was second-fastest, missing out on a weekend pole sweep by just 82-thousandths of a second. Tyler Hughes, Scott Prillaman and Jason Manes completed the top five. Sixteen drivers posted timed laps with 0.673-second separating the fastest and slowest.

By the slimmest of margins, Olivia Florian of Suffolk halted Garrett Manes’ season-opening streak of consecutive pole awards at five. Florian circled the tenth-mile oval in 8.363 seconds to best Manes by 1-thousandth of a second. Mini Tyrrell, Savannah Nickens and Aubrey Hill were third-, fourth- and fifth-quickest, respectively.

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JANUARY 18 RACE RESULTS from Richmond Coliseum:

PRO SERIES TOP DOG (50 laps): 1. Cody Carlton; 2. Tyler Hughes; 3. Jason Manes; 4. Scott Prillaman; 5. Francis Jarrelle III; 6. Casey Sipe; 7. Travis Wall; 8. Mike Weddell; 9. Jordan Wallace; 10. Tyler Daniels; 11. Dystany Spurlock; 12. Jason Styron; 13. Scott Allen; 14. John Nickens. Pole: Manes.

PRO SERIES A MAIN (50 laps): 1. Scott Prillaman; 2. Tyler Hughes; 3. Cody Carlton; 4. Travis Wall; 5. John Nickens; 6. Jason Styron; 7. Jason Manes; 8. Jordan Wallace; 9. Camden Testerman. Pole: Wallace.

PRO SERIES B MAIN (50 laps): 1. Francis Jarrelle III; 2. Casey Sipe; 3. Scott Allen; 4. Mike Weddell; 5. Dystany Spurlock; 6. Tyler Daniels; 7. Connor Medeiros; 8. Lin O’Neill; 9. Wesley Givens. Pole: Daniels.

YOUTH SERIES (30 laps): 1. Garrett Manes; 2. Olivia Florian; 3. Autumn Weaver; 4. Chase Burrow; 5. Aubrey Hill; 6. Mini Tyrrell; 7. Jay Seward; 8. Savannah Nickens. Pole: Manes.

NEXT EVENT: Faith & Family Night. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Richmond Coliseum. Doors open at 6 PM; racing starts at 7 PM.

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8feb-results-summaryARENA RACING USA
at Richmond (Va.) Coliseum
Top Notch Tire & Auto Center 200
Race Report
Saturday, February 8, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. (Feb. 8) — Cody Carlton of Chesapeake, Va., led all the way from the pole for his fourth win of the season in the 50-lap AmeriGas Top Dog race, the featured event of Saturday evening’s Top Notch Tire & Auto Center 200 for Arena Racing USA’s Pro Series at the Richmond Coliseum. Three of Carlton’s four victories have come in Top Dog competition.2-8-CodyTopDog

Carlton drew the pole, sharing the front row with fellow series veteran Mike Weddell. On the start, the two went door-to-door until they reached Turn 2. As they headed onto the backstretch for the first time, Carlton pulled ahead, while Weddell settled into second. Scott Prillaman emerged from the opening shuffle in third, followed by Jordan Wallace and Bryan Hager.

On lap 3, Prillaman, the Pro Series points leader, bypassed Weddell for second. The exchange allowed Carlton to extend his advantage to half a straightaway. Meanwhile, Tommy Jackson Jr. and Tyler Hughes had come from deep on the grid to grab spots in the top five.

The first caution flag appeared on lap 22 when debris was spotted in Turn 2. Lining up for a double-file restart, Carlton and Prillaman occupied the front row, followed by Hughes and Weddell in Row 2.
Coming back to the green flag, Weddell and Prillaman tangled off the fourth corner, sending Prillaman into a spin. As the second yellow flag waved, Prillaman pulled to the infield with a flat right-front tire, his evening prematurely over.

On the ensuing restart, Carlton wasted little time in disposing of Hughes, the new second-place runner. Carlton cleared Hughes as they sped toward Turn 1 and, within a couple laps, he had already distanced himself from the runner-up by three lengths.

By lap 29, Carlton’s lead had swelled to better than half a straightaway over Hughes. That margin vanished on lap 36, though, when Tyler Daniels ground to a halt in Turn 2 to bring out the last of the race’s three caution flags.

On the final restart, Carlton bolted ahead of the pack, leaving Hughes and Jackson to slug it out for the second spot.

At the finish, Carlton was the winner by a straightaway over Hughes, who trimmed Jackson for second. Weddell tailed Carlton, Hughes and Jackson to the line, in fourth, and Wesley Givens completed the top five.

Hager headed up the second five, in sixth, followed by Francis Jarrelle III, the final driver on the lead lap. Daniels was credited with eighth, followed by Prillaman, Dylan Loving and Wallace. Three drivers — Lin O’Neill, Travis Wall and Jason Styron — qualified for the Top Dog event, but were unable to make the start.

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2-8-TylerHughes-AmainwinnerTyler Hughes of Cordova, Md., moved out front on lap 20 and led the way to his third win of the season in the 50-lap Uptown Color A Main.

Connor Medeiros drew the pole for the start of the event, but gave way to outside pole-sitter Dylan Loving as the race got under way. While Loving pulled away, Medeiros found Hughes to his inside. Hughes and Medeiros went side-by-side until lap 5 when Hughes gained the upper hand. The second-place tussle allowed Loving to pad his lead to almost a full straightaway.

By lap 17, Hughes had trimmed Loving’s advantage to just a couple car-lengths. Before the battle for the lead could develop further, the second yellow flag waved on lap 18.

Back under green, Loving and Hughes quickly cleared Medeiros, who restarted to the outside. They were joined by Cody Carlton, who had come from last on the 12-car grid to take over third.

On lap 19, Hughes went after Loving for the lead, ducking underneath the leader off Turn 4. He nosed ahead to lead for the first time on lap 20 and brought Carlton along with him, to second. By lap 27, Hughes and Carlton had opened a half-straightaway margin over Loving and Scott Prillaman, who were scuffling for third. Prillaman nabbed the third spot from Loving on lap 32.

The race was slowed by two more caution flags, at laps 35 and 47, setting up a four-lap dash to the checkers. Hughes, Carlton, Prillaman and Tommy Jackson Jr. held the top four positions for the final restart.
Under green for the last time, Carlton remained on Hughes’ outside flank for a lap before the leader could assert control off Turn 2 on the 48th circuit.

At the finish, Hughes held on to win by a car-length over Carlton. Jackson was third, using the high lane to edge Prillaman, who came home in fourth. Francis Jarrelle III was fifth, followed by Loving and Jason Styron. Title contender Travis Wall finished eighth and nabbed the final transfer spot into the evening’s Top Dog finale.

Jason Manes, Medeiros, Dystany Spurlock and Casey Sipe were ninth through 12th, respectively, in the rundown and missed out on a Top Dog opportunity.

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Wesley Givens of Hanover, Va., started on the pole and wired the field for his second victory of the season in the 50-lap Insurance Doctor B Main. 2-8-Givens-BMain-winner

While Givens enjoyed a leisurely cruise at the head of the pack, Mike Weddell and Tyler Daniels battled it out for the runner-up spot, trading the position several times over the course of the event, which was slowed by seven yellow flags.

On the final restart, with two laps to go, Givens quickly dispensed with Daniels, who was deployed to his outside. As Givens motored ahead, Weddell rushed to fill the void to the inside of Daniels.

At the finish, Givens was the winner by nearly half a straightaway, while Weddell nosed ahead of Daniels off the final turn to take second. Daniels was third, followed by Bryan Hager and Jordan Wallace. Lin O’Neill came home in sixth and grabbed the final Top Dog transfer position.

John Alford was seventh in the final running order, missing out on a Top Dog starting spot, along with Matt Ashworth, Camden Testerman, Tripp Thurston, John Nickens and Scott Allen.

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2-8-Florian-YouthWinnerOlivia Florian of Suffolk, Va., assumed the lead on lap 25 and paced the final six circuits for her first win in the 30-lap Rainbow Station/Camp Blue Sky Youth Series feature.

Mini Tyrrell started on the pole and held sway for the first 24 laps with Garrett Manes in tow. Closing in on the finish, Tyrrell and Manes were nose-to-tail, separated from third-place Florian by more than a straightaway.

On lap 25, however, Tyrrell tangled with Aubrey Hill in Turn 2 and both cars careened into the outside wall, collecting Manes in the process. Tyrrell and Hill were relegated to the sidelines, while Manes rejoined the rear of the field as Florian took command.

On the final restart, Florian dashed away from the pack, eventually building her winning margin to a full straightaway. Manes was second to the line, followed by Savannah Nickens, Autumn Weaver and newcomer Logan Jones. Tyrrell, Hill, Chase Burrow and Jay Seward completed the rundown.

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Travis Wall of Chesapeake bagged his third Pro Series pole award in late afternoon qualifying, circling the tenth-mile oval in 7.883 seconds. Dystany Spurlock was second-fastest, only 13-thousandths of a second off Wall’s pace. Cody Carlton, Tyler Hughes and Jason Manes rounded out the top five. Twenty-two drivers posted timed laps with just 0.528-second separating the fastest and slowest.

In Youth Series time trials, Olivia Florian nipped Garrett Manes to claim her second straight pole award. Florian clocked in at 8.321 seconds, 6-thousandths of a second quicker than Manes. Mini Tyrrell, Chase Burrow and Aubrey Hill completed the top five.

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FEBRUARY 8 RACE RESULTS from Richmond Coliseum (Summary):

PRO SERIES TOP DOG
(50 laps): 1. Cody Carlton; 2. Tyler Hughes; 3. Tommy Jackson Jr.; 4. Mike Weddell; 5. Wesley Givens; 6. Bryan Hager; 7. Francis Jarrelle III; 8. Tyler Daniels; 9. Scott Prillaman; 10. Dylan Loving; 11. Jordan Wallace; 12. Lin O’Neill; 13. Travis Wall; 14. Jason Styron. Pole: Carlton.

  PRO SERIES A MAIN
(50 laps): 1. Tyler Hughes; 2. Cody Carlton; 3. Tommy Jackson Jr.; 4. Scott Prillaman; 5. Francis Jarrelle III; 6. Dylan Loving; 7. Jason Styron; 8. Travis Wall; 9. Jason Manes; 10. Connor Medeiros; 11. Dystany Spurlock; 12. Casey Sipe. Pole: Medeiros.

  PRO SERIES B MAIN
(50 laps): 1. Wesley Givens; 2. Mike Weddell; 3. Tyler Daniels; 4. Bryan Hager; 5. Jordan Wallace; 6. Lin O’Neill; 7. John Alford; 8. Matt Ashworth; 9. Camden Testerman; 10. Tripp Thurston; 11. John Nickens; 12. Scott Allen. Pole: Givens.

  YOUTH SERIES
(30 laps): 1. Olivia Florian; 2. Garrett Manes; 3. Savannah Nickens; 4. Autumn Weaver; 5. Logan Jones; 6. Mini Tyrrell; 7. Aubrey Hill; 8. Chase Burrow; 9. Jay Seward. Pole: Tyrrell.

NEXT EVENT:

Education Night. Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Richmond Coliseum. Doors open at 6 PM; racing starts at 7 PM.

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at Richmond (Va.) Coliseum
Bojangles’ 200
Race Report
Saturday, February 15, 2014
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RICHMOND, Va. (Feb. 15) – One week removed from his worst showing of the season, Travis Wall of Chesapeake, Va., rebounded with his best, notching his third and fourth victories with a sweep of the featured 50-lap AmeriGas Top Dog race, as well as the A Main, as Arena Racing USA’s Pro Series hit the track inside the Richmond Coliseum for Saturday evening’s Bojangles’ 200.

Competing in just his second Arena Racing USA meet, Matt Ashworth drew the pole for the start of the Top Dog finale. He was unable to answer the bell, though, and the pole passed to Camden Testerman, the youngest member of the Pro Series driver corps. Testerman, however, opted to drop to the rear of the field, moving Wall up to the prime starting spot. Jason Manes was also a scratch from the Top Dog field, while Conner Medeiros and Lin O’Neill joined Testerman in retreating to the back of the pack.

In the reconfigured lineup, Wall and Jason Styron made up the front row, followed, in Row 2, by Wesley Givens and Tommy Jackson Jr. Francis Jarrelle III and Tripp Thurston occupied Row 3.

As the race got under way, Styron initially got the drop on Wall and pulled ahead as the field motored toward Turn 1. Exiting Turn 2 for the first time, though, Wall charged back to the front and led lap 1. Behind the leaders, things quickly got testy with a couple of three-wide scrambles at mid-pack. Series points leader Scott Prillaman was a beneficiary of the early jousting, advancing from ninth to fifth.

By lap 15, Wall had pulled away from second-place Styron by almost a full straightaway. A couple laps later, Prillaman overtook Jarrelle for fourth. He was soon followed by Tyler Hughes, who moved into the top five.
On lap 20, Wall ran up on a side-by-side battle between Testerman and Thurston. Wall waited patiently while those two settled their differences, then swiftly moved past, maintaining his commanding advantage.
Meanwhile, Prillaman scooted around Givens for third, bringing Hughes with him, to fourth.

While Wall held a firm grip on the top spot, Prillaman and Hughes were closing the gap between themselves and second-place Styron. By lap 42, Prillaman had erased a half-straightaway margin and was parked on Styron’s rear bumper. Behind them, Jackson had crept up on Hughes and was looking to take fourth.

At the end of the caution-free race, which was completed in less than seven minutes, Wall was the winner by a straightaway over Styron, who held off Prillaman to snag second. Hughes fought off Jackson for fourth.

Givens was sixth, the final driver on the lead lap. Jarrelle and Thurston were seventh and eighth, each a lap down. Testerman and Casey Sipe completed the top 10, while Medeiros and O’Neill were 11th and 12th, respectively. Though they were unable to start the Top Dog race, Ashworth and Manes both received one championship point by qualifying for the event.

Wall will have a while to enjoy Saturday night’s success, as Arena Racing USA goes on a month-long hiatus. The series returns to action with a weekend doubleheader at the Richmond Coliseum on Friday and Saturday, Mar. 21-22.

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Travis Wall took the lead on lap 35 and rolled to the win in a hard-hitting 50-lap Uptown Color A Main, the first event on the evening’s program.

Francis Jarrelle III drew the pole for the start of the event, but two-wheeled his way through Turn 2 on the opening circuit and gave way to outside pole-sitter Mike Weddell. Weddell’s stay atop the leaderboard was short-lived, though, as fan favorite Dystany Spurlock pushed her machine to the front on lap 2.

Spurlock showed the way through lap 35. On the restart following the third caution flag, second-place Wall chose the outside lane and made the gamble pay off as he nosed ahead, clearing Spurlock on lap 36.
The race was slowed by three more yellow flags, at laps 37, 44 and 45, as Wall and fast qualifier Tommy Jackson Jr. maintained the top two spots.

On the final restart, Wall and Jackson battled door-to-door through Turns 1 and 2 with Wall gaining the upper hand as they spilled onto the backstretch. At the finish, Wall held on to edge Jackson by a car-length to seal the victory. Tyler Hughes was third to the line, followed by Jason Manes and Jason Styron.

Camden Testerman headed up the second five, in sixth, followed by Jarrelle. Series points leader Scott Prillaman was decidedly off the pace in the waning circuits, but still finished eighth to nab the final Top Dog transfer spot.

Spurlock, Weddell, Dylan Loving and Cody Carlton were premature retirees from the event and missed out on a Top Dog opportunity. They were credited with ninth through 12th places, respectively.

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Wesley Givens of Hanover, Va., moved out front on lap 18 and rolled to his third win, and second in a row, in the 50-lap Insurance Doctor B Main.

Casey Sipe was the pole-sitter for the start, but gave way to his front-row colleague, Scott Allen, on the opening lap. Allen also nosed ahead to lead lap 2. On lap 3, Sipe rallied back to lead by half a car-length. The first of five caution flags appeared on lap 4.

Back under green, Sipe quickly cleared Conner Medeiros, who had restarted to his outside. As the field reached Turns 3 and 4, Sipe darted away, while a logjam formed momentarily in his wake. When the field sorted itself out, Sipe was up by a straightaway over Allen and John Alford.

The second yellow flag waved on lap 8 when Alford and Medeiros tangled on the backstretch, collecting John Nickens and Jordan Wallace. Alford, Nickens and Wallace were all sidelined, while Medeiros rejoined the rear of the pack.

On the restart, at lap 15, Sipe dueled side-by-side with Givens for one circuit, finally pulling ahead at the end of the backstretch on lap 16. On the next lap, Givens swapped lanes and drove underneath Sipe off Turn 4. He took the lead on lap 18.

The event was interrupted by two more caution flags, at laps 21 and 41. Lining up for the final restart, Givens was the leader, followed by Sipe, Tripp Thurston, Tyler Daniels and Medeiros. Sipe, Medeiros and Matt Ashworth opted to launch from the outside lane.

As the dash to the finish began, Givens quickly dispensed with Sipe, who found Thurston to his inside. On lap 47, Sipe and Thurston briefly tangled in Turn 2, allowing Givens to pad his lead.

At the finish, Givens was the winner by a straightaway over Sipe. Behind them, Thurston and Daniels locked horns on the backstretch and Thurston overturned. Medeiros was third to the line, while Daniels was fourth. For his part in Thurston’s misfortune, however, Daniels was penalized to seventh place, knocking him from Top Dog contention. Lin O’Neill was fourth in the official rundown, while Ashworth and Thurston were credited with fifth and sixth, the last two Top Dog transfer positions.

Joining Daniels on the sidelines for the Top Dog finale were Allen, Alford, Wallace and Nickens. They were shown in the eighth through 11th spots, in that order.

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Olivia Florian of Suffolk, Va., started on the pole and led 29 of 30 laps for her second straight victory in the Rainbow Station/Camp Blue Sky Youth Series race.

The event got off to a wild start as five drivers — Savannah Nickens, Garrett Manes, Chase Burrow, Logan Jones and Autumn Weaver — piled up in Turn 2 on the opening lap. The incident sidelined Manes, along with outside pole starter Aubrey Hill.

The second try at a start also went awry when Florian bolted from the pack a bit early.

The third try proved to be the charm, though, as Florian eased ahead of Mini Tyrrell off Turn 2. By lap 6, her margin had grown to almost a full straightaway. Traffic loomed ahead, however.

As Florian struggled to bypass the slower machines, Tyrrell rapidly closed ground and slipped out front at the end of lap 9. A lap later, though, Florian returned to the top of the leaderboard.

The last of the race’s three caution flags appeared on lap 18 when Nickens and Burrow tangled off Turn 2 and Burrow sailed into the inside barricade along the backstretch.

On what would turn out to be the final restart, Florian and Tyrrell pulled away from the pack in nose-to-tail formation. Tyrrell stayed with shouting distance until lap 21 when Florian suddenly widened her advantage to half a straightaway.

By the finish, Florian’s winning edge had swelled to better than a full straightaway. Tyrrell was the runner-up. Behind the top two, Weaver, Jones and Burrow crashed off Turn 4. Jones extricated himself from the snarl and continued to a third-place finish. Weaver was fourth, while Burrow was fifth. Nickens, Jay Seward, Hill and Manes completed the rundown.

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Tommy Jackson Jr. of Poquoson, Va., turned the season’s quickest qualifying lap to date and snagged his first pole award in late afternoon Pro Series time trials. Jackson circled the tenth-mile oval in 7.820 seconds to best Travis Wall by just 19-thousandths of a second. Tyler Hughes, Cody Carlton and Scott Prillaman rounded out the top five. Twenty-three drivers posted timed laps with less than three-quarters of a second separating the fastest and slowest.

In Youth Series qualifying, Olivia Florian topped a nine-car field for her third straight pole award. Florian clocked in at 8.360 seconds, only 16-thousandths of a second faster than Garrett Manes. Manes and Florian have combined to sweep all eight Youth Series poles this season. Mini Tyrrell, Chase Burrow and Aubrey Hill were third-, fourth- and fifth-quickest in Saturday’s session.

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FEBRUARY 15 RACE RESULTS from Richmond Coliseum:

PRO SERIES TOP DOG (50 laps): 1. Travis Wall; 2. Jason Styron; 3. Scott Prillaman; 4. Tyler Hughes; 5. Tommy Jackson Jr.; 6. Wesley Givens; 7. Francis Jarrelle III; 8. Tripp Thurston; 9. Camden Testerman; 10. Casey Sipe; 11. Conner Medeiros; 12. Lin O’Neill; 13. Matt Ashworth; 14. Jason Manes. Pole: Wall.

PRO SERIES A MAIN (50 laps): 1. Travis Wall; 2. Tommy Jackson Jr.; 3. Tyler Hughes; 4. Jason Manes; 5. Jason Styron; 6. Camden Testerman; 7. Francis Jarrelle III; 8. Scott Prillaman; 9. Dystany Spurlock; 10. Mike Weddell; 11. Dylan Loving; 12. Cody Carlton. Pole: Jarrelle.

PRO SERIES B MAIN (50 laps): 1. Wesley Givens; 2. Casey Sipe; 3. Conner Medeiros; 4. Lin O’Neill; 5. Matt Ashworth; 6. Tripp Thurston; 7. Tyler Daniels; 8. Scott Allen; 9. John Alford; 10. Jordan Wallace; 11. John Nickens. Pole: Sipe.

YOUTH SERIES (30 laps): 1. Olivia Florian; 2. Mini Tyrrell; 3. Logan Jones; 4. Autumn Weaver; 5. Chase Burrow; 6. Savannah Nickens; 7. Jay Seward; 8. Aubrey Hill; 9. Garrett Manes. Pole: Florian.

NEXT EVENT WEEKEND:
Friday, Mar. 21, at the Richmond Coliseum. Doors open at 6:30 PM; racing starts at 7:30 PM.
and..
Saturday, Mar. 22, at the Richmond Coliseum. Doors open at 6:00 PM; racing starts at 7:00 PM.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Ricky Dennis
Phone: (804) 835-5211
E-mail: ContactUs@ArenaRacingUSA.com

ARL-overview-results3-21ARENA RACING USA
at Richmond (Va.) Coliseum
Ukrop’s Dress Express 200
Race Report
Friday, March 21, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. (Mar. 21) — Cody Carlton of Chesapeake, Va., notched his fifth and sixth Pro Series wins of the season, sweeping the AmeriGas Top Dog feature and the Uptown Color A Main as Arena Racing USA returned from a month-long layoff with Friday evening’s Ukrop’s Dress Express 200 at the Richmond Coliseum. Friday’s event was the front end of a weekend doubleheader that will wrap up on Saturday night.

Arena Racing rookie Matt Ashworth drew the pole for the Top Dog race, the evening’s grand finale. He opted to start at the rear of the field, though, ceding the prime spot to series veteran Jason Styron. Carlton lined up alongside Styron on the outside of Row 1. Thanks to rough-and-tumble A and B Mains, four Top Dog qualifiers — Camden Testerman, Jordan Wallace, Scott Allen and John Alford — were unable to answer the bell, whittling the starting field from 14 to 10.

As the Top Dog event got started, Styron edged ahead of Carlton to lead lap 1. He gained the clear-cut advantage on lap 2, while Carlton settled into second, followed by Tommy Jackson Jr., Scott Prillaman and Travis Wall.

On lap 6, under heavy pressure from Carlton, Styron’s car broke loose off Turn 2. As Carlton flashed past, Styron sawed on the steering wheel and made the save without collecting anyone else.
Title contender Travis Wall called it a night on lap 9 as he slowed and made the turn into the infield. He was shown ninth in the final rundown.

The first caution flag appeared on lap 13 when Styron and Francis Jarrelle III tangled in Turn 2. Carlton and Jackson shared the front row for the ensuing double-file restart.

Back under green, Carlton bolted ahead of Jackson. series points leader Scott Prillaman tagged along with Carlton, swiping second from Jackson. By lap 15, Carlton had opened a three-length lead over Prillaman, who was shadowed by Jackson. Nearly a full straightaway separated the top three from fourth-place Tyler Daniels, who had his hands full with Dylan Loving and Styron.

The second caution flag waved on lap 20 when debris was spotted in Turn 3.
On the restart, Carlton, Jackson and Loving scooted ahead of Prillaman, who drifted back to fourth place. As the laps clicked by, Carlton and Jackson began to ease away from the field. At the halfway mark, the lead duo enjoyed a half-straightaway margin over Loving and Prillaman.

On lap 31, Prillaman slipped past Loving for the third spot. Three laps later, the third, and final, caution flag was unfurled when Styron and Daniels tussled on the backstretch.

Under green for the last time, at lap 41, Carlton quickly dispensed with Jackson, who immediately found Prillaman to his inside. Jackson beat back that challenge, but, by then, Carlton had driven away by three lengths.

At the finish, Carlton was the winner by 0.563-second over Jackson. Prillaman was third, followed by Loving and Styron. Daniels was sixth, while Ashworth, Jarrelle, Wall and John Nickens completed the top 10. Though they couldn’t make the Top Dog start, Testerman, Wallace, Allen and Alford all received one championship point by qualifying for the event.

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Cody Carlton overcame an early-race accident, grabbed the lead for good on a restart at lap 46 and showed the way to the checkers in the 50-lap Uptown Color A Main. It was his second A Main triumph of the season.
Tyler Daniels drew the pole for the event and paced the first two circuits before giving way to Dystany Spurlock. Spurlock was joined by Tyler Hughes and Carlton in a three-car breakaway at the head of the field, while Daniels drifted to the back of the pack.

The first caution flag appeared on lap 12 when the lead trio tangled in Turns 1 and 2 with Spurlock and Hughes ending up on their roofs. The incident passed the lead to Jason Styron, followed by Dylan Loving and Scott Prillaman.

Back under green, Styron quickly cleared Daniels, who was unable to retake the top spot from the outside lane. Within a few laps, a top-five grouping of Styron, Loving, Prillaman, Travis Wall and Carlton had driven away from the rest of the pack.

The second and third yellow flags waved on laps 21 and 23 with Hughes playing a role in each one. In the incident on lap 21, he tangled with Daniels and Jason Manes in Turn 2 and landed on his roof for the second time. On lap 23, he stopped at the edge of the track in Turn 3, signaling his premature exit from the festivities.
When the race restarted on lap 32, Wall jumped out front for the first time. He withstood another restart, at lap 45, with Carlton on his outside flank. On the next restart, however, he two-wheeled Turn 2 and Carlton surged into the lead.

The last of the race’s six caution flags waved on lap 48.

Under green for the final time, Carlton motored ahead of Scott Allen, who had restarted to his outside. Prillaman tagged along, picking up the second spot.

At the finish, Carlton was the winner by about half a second over Prillaman. Loving was third, followed by Wall and Daniels. Allen was sixth, while Styron and Camden Testerman were seventh and eighth, nabbing the final Top Dog transfer spots. Meanwhile, Manes, Hughes and Spurlock missed out on Top Dog positions.

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Francis Jarrelle III of Chesterfield, Va., assumed the lead on the 29th circuit and sailed to his fourth victory of the season in the 50-lap Insurance Doctor B Main. All four of Jarrelle’s wins have come in B Main action.  John Nickens was the pole-sitter for the event. Casey Sipe drew the outside pole, but chose to drop to the back of the pack, passing his front-row spot to Bryan Hager.

As the race got going, Nickens moved out front, pulling ahead of Hager off Turn 2 on the opening lap. By lap 8, Nickens had extended his margin to better than half a straightaway as Hager, Jordan Wallace and Mike Weddell jousted nose-to-tail for second. Over the next handful of circuits, Weddell picked off both Wallace and Hager to take over second. In the meantime, Nickens nearly doubled his advantage.

Nickens’ hopes for a win went awry on lap 19 when he scuffled with Sipe in Turn 4. The incident ended Sipe’s evening, while Nickens retreated to the rear of the field. Weddell, his hood graced by a Ricky Bobby-inspired cougar, moved into the lead as the competitors prepared for a green flag.

Officials were unsatisfied with the ensuing restart, prompting the second yellow flag as the field slowed.
Back under green, Weddell battled side-by-side with Tommy Jackson Jr. until they reached Turn 4. Exiting the corner, Weddell gained the upper hand, bringing Wallace along with him. Jackson retook second from Wallace on lap 21 and rapidly closed in on the leader.

On lap 24, Jackson slipped underneath Weddell in Turns 1 and 2. After a door-to-door duel, Jackson nosed out front on lap 27 and cleared Weddell on lap 28.

A lap later, Jackson and Weddell locked horns in Turn 2, collecting Wallace in the mess. Conner Medeiros arrived on the scene and clobbered Wallace from behind, sending Wallace’s #23 machine for a tumble as the third caution flag waved.

Jarrelle was the beneficiary of the wreck, taking over the top spot, followed by Matt Ashworth and John Alford. Jackson, Weddell, Wallace, Medeiros and Nickens were next in the lineup.

As the race resumed, Jarrelle bolted to a half-straightaway lead, while Alford and Jackson dueled with Ashworth. The last of the event’s four caution flags flew on lap 33 for debris on the track. Alford and Jackson were both sent to the back of the pack for the restart.

Under green for the last time, with five to go, Jarrelle motored away from his pursuers, while Ashworth and Weddell battled for second. Weddell grabbed the spot on lap 48. On lap 49, however, he dropped off the pace, ensuing Jarrelle of a carefree stroll to the win.

At the finish, Jarrelle was the runaway winner. Jackson was the runner-up, followed by Nickens, Wallace and Ashworth. Weddell didn’t complete the final lap and was shown in sixth, the final Top Dog transfer spot. Alford, Medeiros, Hager and Sipe were seventh through 10th, respectively. Lin O’Neill was unable to take the green flag and was credited with 11th place.

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Olivia Florian of Suffolk, Va., snagged the top spot on lap 19 and rolled to her third straight victory in a 30-lapper for the Rainbow Station/Camp Blue Sky Youth Series.

Chase Burrow started on the pole, sharing the front row with Florian. The first three attempts at getting the race under way went awry, however, and the field was finally placed in single-file formation. That did the trick as Burrow, Florian, Mini Tyrrell and Garrett Manes bolted in a tight, nose-to-tail pack.

The Youth Series version of “The Big One” took place on lap 6 when Logan Jones and Autumn Weaver tangled at the flagstand, collecting Florian, Tyrrell and Manes. Just when it appeared that the dust was settling, Jay Seward piled into the melee to bring the final count to six out of the seven cars that remained in the race. Four more laps were completed before a spin by Manes in Turn 2 prompted another caution flag.

Back under green, Burrow, Florian and Tyrrell resumed their tussle with Florian sneaking occasional peeks to the inside of the leader. On lap 18, she went after the lead in earnest, driving under Burrow into Turn 1. With slower traffic looming ahead, Florian motored into the lead on lap 19. A lap later, Burrow and Weaver locked horns on the backstretch to bring out the last caution flag.

On the final restart, with two to go, Florian quickly fashioned a two-length edge over Tyrrell and held that margin to the finish. Manes was third to the line, while Jones and Burrow rounded out the top five. Weaver and Seward were sixth and seventh, in that order. Aubrey Hill was scratched from the lineup after problems on the starting grid. He was credited with eighth place.

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Cody Carlton topped Pro Series time trials, clocking in at 7.894 seconds, to claim his second pole award of the season. Travis Wall was second-quickest, 66-thousandths of a second off Carlton’s pace. Tyler Hughes, Dylan Loving and Jason Manes rounded out the top five. In all, nineteen drivers posted timed laps with 0.682-second separating the fastest and slowest.

In Youth Series qualifying, Olivia Florian nabbed her fourth straight pole award. Her lap, at 8.319 seconds, was the fastest of the season for the “milk and cookies” crowd. Garrett Manes was second in the results listing, 55-thousandths of a second shy of Florian’s mark. Chase Burrow, Mini Tyrrell and Aubrey Hill completed the top five.

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MARCH 21 RACE RESULTS from Richmond Coliseum:
PRO SERIES TOP DOG (50 laps): 1. Cody Carlton; 2. Tommy Jackson Jr.; 3. Scott Prillaman; 4. Dylan Loving; 5. Jason Styron; 6. Tyler Daniels; 7. Matt Ashworth; 8. Francis Jarrelle III; 9. Travis Wall; 10. John Nickens; 11. Camden Testerman; 12. Jordan Wallace; 13. Scott Allen; 14. John Alford. Pole: Styron.

PRO SERIES A MAIN (50 laps): 1. Cody Carlton; 2. Scott Prillaman; 3. Dylan Loving; 4. Travis Wall; 5. Tyler Daniels; 6. Scott Allen; 7. Jason Styron; 8. Camden Testerman; 9. Jason Manes; 10. Tyler Hughes; 11. Dystany Spurlock. Pole: Daniels.

PRO SERIES B MAIN (50 laps): 1. Francis Jarrelle III; 2. Tommy Jackson Jr.; 3. John Nickens; 4. Jordan Wallace; 5. Matt Ashworth; 6. Mike Weddell; 7. John Alford; 8. Conner Medeiros; 9. Bryan Hager; 10. Casey Sipe; 11. Lin O’Neill. Pole: Nickens.

YOUTH SERIES (30 laps): 1. Olivia Florian; 2. Mini Tyrrell; 3. Garrett Manes; 4. Logan Jones; 5. Chase Burrow; 6. Autumn Weaver; 7. Jay Seward; 8. Aubrey Hill. Pole: Burrow.

NEXT EVENT:
Saturday, Mar. 22, at the Richmond Coliseum. Doors open at 6:00 PM; racing starts at 7:00 PM.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Ricky Dennis
Phone: (804) 835-5211
E-mail: ContactUs@ArenaRacingUSA.com

ARL-overview-results3-22ARENA RACING USA
at Richmond (Va.) Coliseum
RVA 200 presented by Harris Electric
Race Report
Saturday, March 22, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. (Mar. 22) — Tommy Jackson Jr. of Poquoson, Va., came out on top of a late-race duel with Tyler Hughes and scored his first win of the season in the 50-lap AmeriGas Top Dog feature, the headlining event of Saturday evening’s RVA 200 presented by Harris Electric for Arena Racing USA’s Pro Series at the Richmond Coliseum.

Hughes drew the pole for the start of the evening’s finale, sharing the front row with Jordan Wallace. Francis Jarrelle III and Jason Manes made up Row 2. Jackson launched from eighth on the 14-car grid.
As the green flag went in the air, Hughes rocketed out front, clearing Wallace before they reached the flagstand. Jarrelle moved up to second, followed by Travis Wall and Dystany Spurlock, while Wallace slipped to fifth. On lap 3, Wall scooted past Jarrelle to take over second. Meanwhile, Cody Carlton, who started shotgun on the field, had made his way into the top five.

By lap 11, Hughes had driven away by half a straightaway over Wall and he was closing in on Scott Prillaman, threatening to put the series points leader a lap down. As Hughes approached, Prillaman ducked underneath John Nickens and their side-by-side battle blocked the leader’s progress, allowing Wall to close to within a car-length.

Once Prillaman and Nickens broke off their two-wide duel, Hughes dispensed with Nickens, then went after Prillaman. A slower car blocked Hughes’ path, however, and Prillaman maintained a place on the lead lap as the first caution flag waved on lap 24 for Spurlock’s spin at the start/finish line. Carlton was also involved in the incident and joined Spurlock in retreating to the back of the pack.

It didn’t take long for the second yellow flag to make an appearance as Spurlock and Wallace tangled on the ensuing restart.

On the next double-file restart, Hughes and Wall battled door-to-door until they reached Turn 4. Hughes two-wheeled the corner and pinched Wall into the outside wall, causing a momentary logjam — but no caution flag. Returning to all fours, Hughes scampered off, while Wall dropped back in the running order with his rear bumper dragging along the track.

The third yellow flag was unfurled on lap 28 for debris on the backstretch. During the caution period, Wall pulled to the attention of officials, who did some rudimentary body repair on his #60 machine.
As the race resumed, Hughes and Jarrelle, the new second-place runner, scuffled for the top spot. Again, Hughes’ car tried to rear up on its right-side tires in Turn 4, but he continued to hold the lead. Jackson, who had been relatively quiet to that point, moved into the second, followed by Prillaman, Carlton and Manes. Jarrelle dropped to sixth.

The last of the race’s four yellow flags waved on lap 43 when Jarrelle spun off Turn 2. He called it a night and headed to the infield, while Wall was directed to the rear of the field.

Returning to green to begin lap 46, Jackson nosed ahead of Hughes to lead for the first time. Hughes rallied on the next lap to retake the top spot as things began to get physical at the head of the procession. Jackson made the winning pass on lap 48 and left Hughes with a damaged rear axle, opening the door for Carlton to grab second place.

At the finish, Jackson was the winner by two lengths over Carlton. An unhappy Hughes was third and showed his displeasure by giving Jackson a firm rap on the rear bumper on the cooldown lap. Manes was fourth to the line, while Mike Weddell rounded out the top five.

Wall headed the second five, in sixth, followed by Spurlock. In third on the final restart, Prillaman got shuffled out of line and ended up eighth. Nickens was ninth, the last driver to complete the entire distance. Early retirees from the event included Jarrelle, Wallace, Tripp Thurston, Dylan Loving and Lin O’Neill.

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Travis Wall of Chesapeake, Va., took the lead on a restart at lap 6 and led the rest of the way for his fifth win of the season in the 50-lap Uptown Color A Main.

Dylan Loving drew the pole for the start of the evening’s opening event and paced the first five circuits. On lap 6, the first caution flag waved when Tyler Daniels, Jason Styron and Conner Medeiros tied up in Turn 1.
As the field gathered for a restart, Wall abandoned his fifth spot in line and pulled alongside Loving. The gambit paid off as he edged ahead of Loving when the green flag reappeared. Within seven laps, he had opened a full-straightaway advantage. Behind him, Tyler Hughes, Scott Prillaman, Jason Manes and Cody Carlton bypassed Loving.

The second caution flag flew on lap 24 when Prillaman made contact with Daniels’ lapped machine in Turns 3 and 4, sending Daniels tumbling into the Turn 4 wall, shedding his car’s body along the way. The incident eliminated Daniels, while Prillaman was directed to the rear of the field.

On the restart, Carlton opted to launch from the outside lane. He couldn’t get the better of Wall, though. At the crossed flags, signifying the halfway mark, Wall was up by half a car-length.

The last of the race’s three yellow flags waved on lap 29 when Scott Allen smacked the outside wall along the frontstretch. Lining up for what would turn out to be the final restart, Carlton again headed for the top side, joined by Jordan Wallace and Prillaman.

Back under green, Wall and Carlton battled side-by-side until they reached Turn 4. Exiting the corner, Wall gained the upper hand, while Carlton found Hughes to his inside. Carlton cleared Hughes on lap 33 to secure the runner-up spot, then set off after Wall.

At the finish, Wall was the winner by two car-lengths over Carlton. Hughes was third, while Prillaman outdueled Manes in the closing circuits to take fourth. Jordan Wallace was sixth, followed by John Nickens and Loving, who held on for the final Top Dog transfer spot. Medeiros, Allen, Daniels and Styron were ninth through 12th, respectively, in the final rundown.

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Dystany Spurlock of Henrico, Va., moved out front on lap 30 and led the way to a very popular victory in the 50-lap Insurance Doctor B Main. The win was Spurlock’s first in Arena Racing competition.

Tripp Thurston started the race from the pole position, but gave way to his front-row partner, Mike Weddell, as the green flag appeared. Thurston dropped into second, followed by Bryan Hager, Spurlock and Matt Ashworth.

The first caution flag flew on lap 6 when John Alford slapped the frontstretch wall. Lining up for the ensuing restart, Hager headed for the outside lane, joined up top by Francis Jarrelle III and Casey Sipe.
Back under green, Weddell quickly bolted ahead of the pack. Hager came out of the shuffle in second, followed by Thurston and Spurlock. On lap 10, Spurlock pulled off a bump-and-run to swipe third from Thurston.
At the halfway mark, Weddell was sailing along with a half-straightaway advantage over Hager. Another full straightaway separated Hager and Spurlock.

The field was bunched when the second yellow flag was unfurled on lap 29 for Thurston’s spin in Turn 2. Spurlock, Sipe and Jarrelle picked the outside lane for the restart.

As the race resumed, Weddell eked out a half-car-length margin over Spurlock at the end of lap 29. Spurlock rallied on lap 30, though, and grabbed the lead for the first time. She cleared Weddell on lap 31.
The third, and final, yellow flag appeared on lap 34 when Sipe spun off Turn 4, ending up in the foam barricade along the inside of the frontstretch.

As the field prepared for the restart, Spurlock again picked the outside lane, leaving the inside groove open for Weddell. It was a calculated risk, but Spurlock made it pay off, charging ahead of Weddell before the pack reached Turn 1. As she pulled away, Jarrelle moved up to challenge Weddell for second. Weddell got jostled out of the groove and dropped back, while Tommy Jackson Jr. advanced to third.

Over the closing laps, Spurlock continued to pad her lead, while Jarrelle and Jackson battled for second.
At the checkers, Spurlock was the winner by half a straightaway over Jackson, who snagged second on lap 49. Jarrelle was third, followed by Weddell and Thurston. Lin O’Neill was sixth and earned the final Top Dog transfer position. Camden Testerman, Hager, Ashworth, Sipe and Alford completed the finishing order.

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Mini Tyrrell of Manassas, Va., grabbed the lead on the opening lap and rolled to his third win of the season in the 30-lap Rainbow Station/Camp Blue Sky Youth Series feature.

Autumn Weaver was the pole-sitter for the event. After one attempt at a start went awry, the race got under way with Weaver and Tyrrell making contact at the flagstand. While Weaver made an unplanned excursion along the edge of the infield, Tyrrell surged into the lead.

The second and third caution flags appeared on lap 4. The first one came out when Weaver spun in Turn 4, while the second one flew when Weaver and Aubrey Hill locked horns on the ensuing restart.

As the race resumed, Tyrrell quickly fashioned a three-length lead over Garrett Manes. Little by little, though, Manes began to reel in the leader. Behind them, Chase Burrow and Olivia Florian, the third- and fourth-place runners, were also closing in.

The final caution flag waved on lap 16 as Weaver’s adventures continued in Turn 4.

On the restart, Tyrrell and Manes pulled away in nose-to-formation. By lap 25, Tyrrell had constructed a half-straightaway lead, while Manes was slipping into the clutches of Burrow and Florian.

At the finish, Tyrrell had to check up a bit due to traffic, but he still won by a comfortable two-length margin. Manes was second, followed by Burrow and Florian, who saw her three-race winning streak come to a halt. Hill completed the top five. Weaver and Savannah Nickens were sixth and seventh, respectively. Jay Seward was unable to make the start and was credited with eighth place.

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Cody Carlton of Chesapeake and Olivia Florian of Suffolk, Va., showed the way in late afternoon time trials for the Pro Series and Youth Series, respectively, grabbing their second pole awards of the weekend.
Carlton paced Pro Series qualifying to nab his third pole, circling the tenth-mile oval in 7.780 seconds. It was the fastest Pro Series qualifying lap of the season. Travis Wall was second-quickest, 78-thousandths of a second off Carlton’s standard. Tyler Hughes, Scott Prillaman and John Nickens were third through fifth, in that order.

On the Youth Series side, Florian captured her fifth consecutive pole, clocking in at 8.398 seconds. Garrett Manes was the runner-up in the qualifying results, 32-thousandths of a second behind the pole winner. Mini Tyrrell, Chase Burrow and Autumn Weaver completed the top five.

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MARCH 22 RACE RESULTS from Richmond Coliseum:

PRO SERIES TOP DOG (50 laps): 1. Tommy Jackson Jr.; 2. Cody Carlton; 3. Tyler Hughes; 4. Jason Manes; 5. Mike Weddell; 6. Travis Wall; 7. Dystany Spurlock; 8. Scott Prillaman; 9. John Nickens; 10. Francis Jarrelle III; 11. Jordan Wallace; 12. Tripp Thurston; 13. Dylan Loving; 14. Lin O’Neill. Pole: Hughes.

PRO SERIES A MAIN (50 laps): 1. Travis Wall; 2. Cody Carlton; 3. Tyler Hughes; 4. Scott Prillaman; 5. Jason Manes; 6. Jordan Wallace; 7. John Nickens; 8. Dylan Loving; 9. Conner Medeiros; 10. Scott Allen; 11. Tyler Daniels; 12. Jason Styron. Pole: Loving.

PRO SERIES B MAIN (50 laps): 1. Dystany Spurlock; 2. Tommy Jackson Jr.; 3. Francis Jarrelle III; 4. Mike Weddell; 5. Tripp Thurston; 6. Lin O’Neill; 7. Camden Testerman; 8. Bryan Hager; 9. Matt Ashworth; 10. Casey Sipe; 11. John Alford. Pole: Thurston.

YOUTH SERIES (30 laps): 1. Mini Tyrrell; 2. Garrett Manes; 3. Chase Burrow; 4. Olivia Florian; 5. Aubrey Hill; 6. Autumn Weaver; 7. Savannah Nickens; 8. Jay Seward. Pole: Weaver.

NEXT EVENT:
Saturday, Mar. 29, at the Richmond Coliseum. Doors open at 6:00 PM; racing starts at 7:00 PM.

MEDIA CONTACT:     
Ricky Dennis
Phone: (804) 835-5211
E-mail: ContactUs@ArenaRacingUSA.com

3-28-results-overviewphotoARENA RACING USA
at Richmond (Va.) Coliseum
Interstate Batteries 200
Race Report
Saturday, March 29, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. (Mar. 29) — Jason Styron of Chesapeake, Va., assumed the lead on lap 46 and paced the Pro Series field to his first win of the season in the 50-lap AmeriGas Top Dog race,new-window the featured event of Saturday evening’s Interstate Batteries 200new-window for Arena Racing USA at the Richmond Coliseum.new-window

Styron, the senior member of the Pro Series driving corps, drew the pole for the start of the night’s final race. Jordan Wallace was the outside pole-sitter, while Cody Carlton and Wesley Givens made up Row 2. Camden Testerman was slated for the inside of Row 3, but was a pre-race scratch, handing the fifth starting spot to Travis Wall.

As the race got under way, Styron and Wallace dueled until they reached Turn 4 for the first time. Heading back to the flagstand, Styron motored ahead, bringing Carlton and Wall along with him, to second and third. Givens held on to the fourth spot, while Wallace drifted back to fifth.

By lap 8, Styron, Carlton and Wall were deployed nose-to-tail, two car-lengths ahead of Givens and Wallace. Meanwhile, Scott Prillaman and Tommy Jackson Jr., who started at the rear of the field, were making steady progress through the running order, though they trailed the lead trio by half a circuit at lap 15.

A few laps later, Styron endured a momentary struggle with a slower machine. Directly behind him, Wall drove to the outside of Carlton, giving the appearance of a high-speed pace lap. Soon, though, Styron dispensed with the lapped machine and Carlton followed him through, while Wall settled back into third. All the while, Prillaman and Jackson continued to close in. By lap 25, the leaders were visible in Prillaman’s windshield.

On lap 29, Dylan Loving swiped the fifth spot from Wallace. Prillaman tagged along, picking up the sixth position, as the race remained caution-free.

On lap 34, Carlton, who had shadowed Styron from the very beginning of the event, finally pulled the trigger and ducked underneath the leader off Turn 4. The two raced door-to-door for a lap with Carlton edging ahead at the end of lap 35. As Carlton pulled ahead, Styron immediately faced a challenge for second from Wall. Wall nosed out Styron for the runner-up spot on lap 36, then gained the clear-cut edge on lap 37.

With the laps winding down, Carlton held a one-length margin over Wall. Ahead, the slower machines of Jason Manes and Bryan Hager loomed in their path.

It took 46 laps before the first (and only) caution flag appeared. When it did, though, it was was humdinger.
The incident was triggered when Givens and Loving the fourth- and fifth-place drivers tangled in Turn 2. They collected Prillaman, Jackson, Matt Ashworth and Wallace, completely blocking the track. Other drivers, including the lead duo, were also swept up in the melee as they arrived on the scene.

In the end, officials determined that Styron, who was in third at the time of the caution, and Hager, who was on the tail of the lead lap, were the only two drivers who weren’t involved in the incident. They were moved up to the first two spots as the field bunched for a double-file restart with five laps to go.

In explaining the placement for the final restart, Race Director Chris Stefi said that all drivers who were involved in contact were judged to have been a part of the caution — even though a some of the action took place as drivers tried to slow to avoid the original wreck, well after the yellow flag had been displayed. The ruling left more than a few drivers, crew members and fans scratching their heads.

On the final restart, Styron easily manuevered ahead of Hager and sailed on to the win. Carlton, who looked to have victory in his sights, wound up second, a car-length back. Hager was third, followed by Givens and Jackson. Prillaman came home in sixth, while Wall, Loving, Wallace and Manes completed the rundown of lead-lap drivers. Ashworth, Lin O’Neill and Francis Jarrelle III made early exits from the festivities, ending up 11th, 12th and 13th, respectively. Testerman was credited with 14th.

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Cody Carlton of Chesapeake started on the pole and led all the way for his seventh victory of the season in the 50-lap Uptown Color A Main.new-window The win was Carlton’s third in an A Main, to go with four Top Dog victories.

Tommy Jackson Jr. shared the front row with Carlton and raced door-to-door with the pole-sitter on the start. Rolling onto the backstretch for the first time, Carlton surged ahead to gain the upper hand. Jackson dropped into second, followed by Jordan Wallace, Travis Wall and Scott Prillaman. On lap 8, Wall and Prillaman double-teamed Wallace, taking over third and fourth and knocking Wallace back to fifth.

The first caution flag appeared on lap 11 when fast qualifier Tyler Hughes and fan favorite Dystany Spurlock tangled on the backstretch. Both cars were damaged in the dustup and neither driver could continue.
For the ensuing restart, Wall gave up his third spot in line and pulled alongside Carlton. He was joined on the top side by Mike Weddell and Jason Manes.

Back under green, Wall remained on Carlton’s outside flank until they reached Turn 4. Returning to the flagstand, Carlton eked out a slim edge, while Wall quickly discovered Jackson to his inside. Wall gained control of the runner-up spot on lap 13. In his wake, Jackson came under attack from Prillaman, who snagged third on lap 15.

The second caution flag waved on lap 16 for debris in Turn 4. As the field prepared for the restart, Wall, Weddell and Manes again headed for the top side.

As the race resumed, Carlton bolted ahead of Wall, clearing him before they got to the start/finish line. Carlton stretched his advantage to almost half a straightaway before Wall began to close the gap. By the halfway mark, Wall had narrowed the distance to little more than two lengths.

On laps 32 and 43, Carlton had to deal with slower traffic, giving Wall a chance to close in. While he was able to get within striking distance, Wall couldn’t manufacture a winning pass as Carlton held on to win by a car-length. Wall was second, followed by Prillaman, Jackson and Dylan Loving.

Manes, Jason Styron and Wallace were sixth, seventh and eighth, in that order, securing the last three Top Dog transfer spots. Meanwhile, Weddell, Spurlock and Hughes were left on the sidelines for the evening’s finale.

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Wesley Givens of Hanover, Va., regained the lead on lap 11 and showed the way to his fourth win of the season in the 50-lap Insurance Doctor B Main.new-window All four of Givens’ victories have come in B Main competition.

Lin O’Neill was due to start from the pole, but chose to drop to the rear of the lineup, ceding the pole position to John Nickens. Givens was the outside pole-sitter.

As the race got under way, Givens got a good run off the top side and nosed ahead of Nickens as they returned to the flagstand to complete lap 1. The two continued side-by-side until lap 5 when Givens finally surged ahead.
The first caution flag flew on lap 8 for debris in Turn 3. Lining up for the restart, Nickens opted for the outside lane, joined by Bryan Hager and Casey Sipe.

Back under green, Nickens’ ploy paid off as he retook the top spot from Givens. After his own success on the high side, then seeing Nickens use the top groove to his advantage, Givens formed a new game plan.
Givens got a chance to put his strategy to the test when the second caution flag waved on lap 11 for Tyler Daniels’ meeting with the backstretch wall. For the ensuing restart, Givens went back to the outside lane. As the green reappeared, Nickens failed to come up to speed, the victim of a broken drive chain. The caution flag came back out and Givens reassumed the lead.

Though he was now at the point, Givens kept returning to the outside lane for restarts at laps 11, 29 and 42. Each time, he was able to use the momentum off the high side to maintain the top spot.

At the finish, Givens was the winner by half a straightaway over Camden Testerman. Francis Jarrelle III was third to the stripe, followed by Bryan Hager and Matt Ashworth. Lin O’Neill was sixth, nabbing the final Top Dog transfer spot. Daniels, John Alford, Conner Medeiros, Nickens and Sipe completed the rundown.

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Olivia Florian of Suffolk, Va., took the lead for good on lap 5 and sailed to her fourth win in the last five races in the 30-lap Rainbow Station/Camp Blue Sky Youth Seriesnew-window feature.
Chase Burrow drew the pole, sharing the front row with Savannah Nickens. Florian and Mini Tyrrell made up Row 2, while Garrett Manes and Aubrey Hill were in Row 3.

The event got off to a rocky start with misfires on the first two green-flag attempts. Manes and Hill were relegated to the infield in the second incident, eliminated before lap 1 was in the books.

When the race finally got rolling, Burrow jumped out front, bringing Florian along with him, while Tyrrell moved up to third. On lap 5, Florian ducked underneath Burrow in Turn 2 and grabbed the lead as they exited Turn 4. By lap 11, she had pulled away by nearly a full straightaway over Burrow, who had his hands full with a challenge from Tyrrell. Tyrrell moved into second on lap 12.

The third, and final, caution flag flew on lap 14 when Jay Seward and Logan Jones tangled off Turn 2.
On the last restart, Florian and Tyrrell broke away in nose-to-tail formation, seemingly setting up a two-way duel for the win. As the laps clicked off, however, Florian began to ease away from Tyrrell.

By the finish, Florian’s winning margin had grown to better than half a straightaway. Tyrrell was second, while Burrow, Nickens and Seward completed the top five. Early retirees Jones, Manes and Hill were credited with sixth, seventh and eighth, in that order.

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Tyler Hughes of Cordova, Md., picked up his first pole award of the season in late afternoon Pro Series qualifying. He circled the tenth-mile oval in 7.780 seconds to nip Cody Carlton by 25-thousandths of a second. Hughes’ effort also matched the quickest qualifying lap of the year, which Carlton turned in last Saturday, Mar. 22. Tommy Jackson Jr., Travis Wall and Scott Prillaman rounded out the top five. Nineteen drivers posted timed laps with 0.785-second separating the fastest and slowest.

In Youth Series time trials, Garrett Manes of Powhatan, Va., bagged his sixth pole award, snapping Olivia Florian’s pole-winning streak at five in a row. Manes’ winning lap, at 8.256 seconds, was the fastest of the 2013-14 campaign for the “milk and cookie” division. Manes and Florian have combined to sweep all 11 Youth poles this season. Florian was second-quickest in Saturday’s session, 90-thousandths of a second off Manes’ pace. Mini Tyrrell, Chase Burrow and Savannah Nickens were third through fifth, respectively.

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MARCH 29 RACE RESULTS from Richmond Coliseum:

PRO SERIES TOP DOG (50 laps): 1. Jason Styron; 2. Cody Carlton; 3. Bryan Hager; 4. Wesley Givens; 5. Tommy Jackson Jr.; 6. Scott Prillaman; 7. Travis Wall; 8. Dylan Loving; 9. Jordan Wallace; 10. Jason Manes; 11. Matt Ashworth; 12. Lin O’Neill; 13. Francis Jarrelle III; 14. Camden Testerman. Pole: Styron.

  PRO SERIES A MAIN (50 laps): 1. Cody Carlton; 2. Travis Wall; 3. Scott Prillaman; 4. Tommy Jackson Jr.; 5. Dylan Loving; 6. Jason Manes; 7. Jason Styron; 8. Jordan Wallace; 9. Mike Weddell; 10. Dystany Spurlock; 11. Tyler Hughes. Pole: Carlton.

PRO SERIES B MAIN (50 laps): 1. Wesley Givens; 2. Camden Testerman; 3. Francis Jarrelle III; 4. Bryan Hager; 5. Matt Ashworth; 6. Lin O’Neill; 7. Tyler Daniels; 8. John Alford; 9. Conner Medeiros; 10. John Nickens; 11. Casey Sipe. Pole: Nickens.

YOUTH SERIES (30 laps): 1. Olivia Florian; 2. Mini Tyrrell; 3. Chase Burrow; 4. Savannah Nickens; 5. Jay Seward; 6. Logan Jones; 7. Garrett Manes; 8. Aubrey Hill. Pole: Burrow.

NEXT EVENT: Friday, April 11, at the Richmond Coliseum. Doors open at 6:30 PM; racing starts at 7:30 PM.

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