MESQUITE, Texas—A strong field of USRA Modifieds invaded the Devil's Bowl Speedway Saturday with the Texas Outlaw Modified Series taking center stage at the historic half-mile oval.
Troy Taylor jumped out to a big lead in the main event, while several drivers made a charge toward the front of the field.
A couple of late-race cautions kept the field within striking distance of Taylor, including Clyde Dunn Jr. who came from the 16th starting spot into the top three with a handful of laps remaining.
With two laps to go, Dunn pulled alongside Taylor and the pair battled to the finish line with Dunn slipping underneath in the final turn to win by a nose.
But a spun car in turn two forced officials to turn on the yellow light and a green-white-checkered sprint to the finish ensued.
While it seemed that Taylor caught a huge break and Dunn would be denied a great last-lap pass, the same scenario played out the second time around with Dunn once again passing Taylor in the final corner to take the $1,300 win.
TOMS points leader Triston Dycus, who also started deep in the field, came up to finish third behind Taylor while Charlie Smith and Johnny Philpot roundd out the top five.
Special thanks to our sponsors: Day Motor Sports CAM Chassis Fritzphoto Wyatt Sheet Metal Five1Seven Designs All-Star Graphics K&R Promotions and Superior Wheels. Special thanks to Lanny Ross Edwards and all of the Devil’s Bowl Speedway staff from the TOMS to be part of this event.
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United States Racing Association
USRA Weekly Racing Series - Texas Outlaw Modified Series
Devil's Bowl Speedway, Mesquite, texas
Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016
Heat #1: (3c) Charlie Smith, (47) Jack Sartain, (18) Billy Melton, (7x) Rory Jordan, (6x) Donny Powers, (88xxx) Clyde Dunn Jr, (52) Joseph Casper, (82x) Greg Teske.
Heat #2: (56) Troy Taylor, (74) Jasen Hammonds, (51x) Danny Florence, (28b) Wendall Bolden, (14x) Josh Landers, (88) Shawn Gammage, (57) Clint Jones, (3) Sam Cox.
Heat #3: (12j) Johnny Philpot, (11x) Wesley Veal, (8) Skip Oneal, (14t) Triston Dycus, (7jr) Chad Ewell, (711) Michael Daniels, (29)Scott Haseman (40f) Max Eddie Thomas.
Day Motor Sports A-Main: (88xxx) Clyde Dunn Jr, (56) Troy Taylor, (14t) Triston Dycus, (3c) Charlie Smith, (12j) Johnny Philpot, (8) Skip Oneal, (28b) Wendall Bolden, (52) Joseph Casper, (40f) Max Eddie Thomas, (7x) Rory Jordan, (18) Billy Melton, (3) Sam Cox, (29)Scott Haseman (51x) Danny Florence, (82x) Greg Teske, (88) Shawn Gammage, (74) Jasen Hammonds, (7jr) Chad Ewell, (6x) Donny Powers, (57) Clint Jones, (14x) Josh Landers, (711) Michael Daniels, (47) Jack Sartain, (11x) Wesley Veal.
Lap Leaders: Taylor 1-18, Dunn 19-20.
Smiley’s/Superior Hard Chargers: Dunn, Thomas (+15)
Day Motor Sports Tire Winner: Smith.
Frtizphoto Pole: Taylor.