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Caples makes it three in a row in Modified-4 division

By CODY TRUETT
Sports Contributor
Posted 6/30/20

Terry Caples picked up his third consecutive victory in the Modified-4 division at Sumter Speedway on Saturday.

Bubba Kolb shot into the lead of the Mod-4 feature as the green flag flew with Travis Poole on his heels. On Lap 3, Poole spun around …

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Caples makes it three in a row in Modified-4 division

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Terry Caples picked up his third consecutive victory in the Modified-4 division at Sumter Speedway on Saturday.

Bubba Kolb shot into the lead of the Mod-4 feature as the green flag flew with Travis Poole on his heels. On Lap 3, Poole spun around in the exit of Turn 4, collecting Terry Caples, ending Poole's night and bringing out the first caution flag. Kolb jumped back into the lead with Josh Carter taking over second. Caples quickly worked his way up to third.

Another caution would be displayed for Tommy Bell. As racing resumed, Kolb continued to show the way with Caples all over his rear bumper. Caples quickly dove to the inside of Kolb and captured the lead. Kolb battled back down the backstretch, but couldn't get back around Caples, who went on to the win.

Allen Ridgeway, who started in the rear after making a transmission swap after his heat race, came all the way up to second with Kolb third and Carter fourth. Shawn Shealy was fifth with Bell sixth and Poole seventh.

The caution-filled Stock V8 feature was the first feature of the evening. As soon as the green flag flew, Allen Jones made contact with pole sitter Walter Anderson. Jones' car wheel hopped Anderson's car, sending Jones around in turns 1 and 2, collecting Dalton Hodge and Robbie Martin. All three cars suffered significant damage and their nights were ended.

Racing resumed but caution after caution was displayed and nights were ended early. As time expired on the feature, the cars lined up for a green/white/ checkered finish. Charles Nicholson shot into the lead as the green flag was displayed with Terrell Holloway on his heels. Nicholson took the white flag as the leader and led the field through turns 1 and 2 down the backstretch. Nicholson slipped high in turns 3 and 4, opening the door for Holloway, who dove to the inside and powered his way alongside Nicholson. As the two drag-raced off of Turn 4 to the checkered flag, Holloway pulled out front and took the win.

Nicholson settled for second with Tony Coker third, Frank Eldridge fourth. Willie Hill fifth, Blake Roark sixth, Justin Amerson seventh, Walter Anderson eighth, Chris Stuart ninth, Hodge 10th, Jones 11th and Martin 12th.

Joseph Thomspon picked up the win in a shortened Extreme-4 feature. Michael Bruner shot into the lead as the race got began. On Lap 5, Lisa Glasscock and Colt Bedenbaugh made contact coming out of Turn 4. Both drivers spun and slammed head on into the outside concrete wall. Both were OK, suffering minor injuries.

Once the wrecked was cleaned up and racing resumed, Bruner continued to show the way with Thompson on his heels. Thompson took the lead with two laps to go and cruised on to the win.

Bruner came home second with Alex Myers third, Ben Hinson fourth, Dylan Hill fifth and John Harper Livingston sixth.

Austin Mintz dominated the Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Model feature, leading every lap of the 30-lap feature. Mintz started from the pole after posting a 14.997-seconds qualifying lap and quickly shot into the lead as the race got underway. As the feature stayed green, Mintz worked his way through lap traffic, putting all but the top four cars a lap down.

Mintz took the checkered flag with Scott Shirey second. Banjo Duke started the feature 12th and came home third with Tony Ayers fourth, Coty Tanquary fifth, Mark Dysart sixth, Banks Johnson seventh, Tony Terry eighth, Kevin Turner ninth, Cory Gordon 1oth, Kale Green 11th, David Pack Jr. 12th, Robbie Baily 13th and Chuck Smith 14th.

Cameron Holloway picked up his second straight win in the Street Stock division. Tanner Rodonis seemed to be the man to beat in the early stages of the race, leading the first six laps. However, Rodonis busted a radiator and his night was over.

Holloway took the lead and held it the remainder of the feature.

Adam Hill fought his way from a last-place starting spot after changing a transmission after his heat race to come home second. James Murphy was third with Mikey Coursey fourth, Matt Spigner fifth, William Disher sixth, LJ Sohnemann seventh, Michael Stuart eighth, Kevin Roark ninth, Britt Williams 10th and Buddy Stephen 11th.

Fourteen-year-old Andrew Stone dominated the Super Street main event, leading flag to flag while holding off multiple challenges from veteran drivers Drew Shealy and Terrell Holloway. Stone picked up his first win of the season with Shealy second, Daulton Dabbs third, Ryan Winn fourth, Ricky Hair fifth, TJ White sixth, Mickey Barnes seventh, Banjo Duke eighth, Stevie Jones ninth and Ronnie Anderson 10th.

There will be no racing at Sumter Speedway on Saturday in observance of July 4. Racing will resume on Saturday, July 11.