By Phil Whipple,
RaceOnTexas.com Staff Writer
GREENWOOD, Louisiana (Oct. 2, 2021) — Late Model master Jamie Burford, open-wheel sensation Colby Mewborn and stock car wheel-man Cody Myers all won features in their respective divisions, as Brian Frazier and staff presented the final points night of the season on Saturday at Boothill Speedway.
Burford capped a championship season with a convincing victory in the Crate Late Model A Main; Mewborn hung on through numerous restarts to claim the caution-plagued Limited Modified feature, while newly crowned points champion Myers powered his way to victory in the Factory Stock A Main.
Chase Hatton (Pro Mods) and Jack Dupont (FWD) were also feature winners on a beautiful night for stock car racing in northwestern Louisiana.
Burford, of Keatchie, Louisiana, started second on the 13-car grid, powered around the outside of polesitter Tim Eaves Jr. to lead the opening lap and never looked back. Tracy Denby Jr. worked his way into contention early and crossed the stripe in second, while Eaves filled out the podium.
David Winslett and Garren Lindsey finished fourth and fifth, respectively.
“This is a brand new car we just put together,” Burford said in Victory Lane. “It's a good piece, but it was really tight to drive tonight. I had to change my entry into Turn 1 a little bit to make this one work. But I guess we did Okay. I need to thank my Dad, Rawhide LLC, Tommy Dowden Logging, Advanced Powder Coating, Ronnie Stuckey and Black Diamond Race Cars for all the help these last few weeks.”
Finishing sixth through 10th in the Frazier Accounting Crate Late Model A Main were Jarret Stuckey, Tony Lindsey, Austin Dupont, Ethan Bryant and Randy Warner. Dupont came to a stop off the top of Turn 2 on lap two to bring out the event's only caution. Burford's margin of victory was 2.780 seconds.
Mewborn, of Texarkana, Texas, drove around the outside of CJ Howell on lap two of the Limited Mod feature to take command. Wyatt Wilkerson made a tremendous late-race charge yet came up just .200 seconds short at the line in a thrilling finish, while Mark Underwood Jr. filled out the podium in third.
Andrew Rossum (Texarkana, Texas) and Joshua Martin (Colfax, Louisiana) completed the top five.
“I don't know if I've ever raced against him, but he sure is fun to race with,” Mewborn said about Wilkerson's impressive run. “I knew he was about to start throwing sliders on me as soon as I pinned his nose down and I saw how hard he was running. I just tried to do everything I could to block him.”
Finishing sixth through 10th in the LED4Life Limited Modified A Main were Coty Tupper, Conner Williams, Nate Gaines, John Ammons and Tommy Tullis. Six cautions slowed the pace, all for minor incidents. The Limited Mods may have had issues on Saturday night, yet that finish was worth the wait.
Myers, of Bossier City, Louisiana, started on the pole of his talent-filled 24-car Factory Stock feature and led all 20 laps. Gary Harvin was fast all night long yet settled for second, while Ricky Ingalls filled out the podium. Connor Mewborn (Texarkana) and Bo Perry (Bossier City) rounded out the top five.
“This car was awesome tonight,” Myers said. “It's been great the last couple of races, actually. It's been a heck of a season. I have a lot of good folks that helped me get here; great companies like Harvey Toyota, Harvey Subaru/Lexus, J&J Motorsports and PTS Race Engines. I really want to thank Joe Best for giving me this great opportunity, I can't thank that man enough. I also appreciate all my Dad has done, and I want to give a big shout out to Justin Whitehead and everybody at Outlaw Race Cars.”
Finishing sixth through 10th in the Granger Equipment Factory Stock A Main were Chris Burrows, JT Turner, Dean Rascoe, Dalton Dubois and Stoney Dubois. Only two cautions slowed the pace, both for minor incidents. Myers' margin of victory over Harvin was a healthy 1.717 seconds.
In a fine display of parity among geographic reach, the top three drivers were from Louisiana, Arkansas and Texas.
Rainouts across the Ark-La-Tex region over the weekend meant big car counts at Boothill. There were 32 Factory Stock teams on hand to compete for a 24-car starting field, while 29 Limited Mods on hand meant that five of them would be on the trailer before the A Main went green. It was pretty competitive.
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