The second night in the 2002 season at Galaxy 411 Raceway on April 13th started off with some doubt.
Would we be able to get the whole night in, with the sun shining brightly as the cars entered the pit gates, the clouds started to move in soon afterwards.
The drivers started to wrap up the first practice when the raindrops hit the ground. Practice resumed about 30 minutes later only to be stopped again by rain.
When the rain finally quit for the second time it was too late for qualifying, so all the drivers had to draw numbers to find out were they would line up to start the race.
• By the time the Pro-Challenge cars entered the track, the sun was out and everyone settled back into their seats for what turned out to be a perfect night for racing.
Marty Arender in the five-car and Mark Dyer in the18-car fought it out all night for the lead but in the end, Arender took the win and Dyer finished second. Rowdy McCall was third and Gary Berrier was fourth.
• The Galaxy Chargers certainly know how to keep the crowd on their toes. As the cars came around to take the green, Alan Ruttencutter in the 15-car went high on turn one and slammed into the wall. He was okay. The race restarted and Brad Seagle in the B3-car raced to the lead, as Seagle was headed for the checkered flag, Rick Ballenger hit the wall in the back straight-away. He too was okay. Seagle took the win, Sands finished second, Ronnie Bibbins finished third and Jake Ginter finished fourth.
• Next up were the Street Stocks. Towards the middle of the race, Roger Anthony in the 71-car hit the wall in turn one and climbed out safely as Galaxy staff came onto the track. Stacy Castle in the 11-car came across in first with Scott Robinson close behind, Alto Satterfield third and Wayne Gibson fourth.
• The Legends then came storming out like a big bunch of bees. Last weeks winner, Shane Roberts in the 17-car, Kayne Hickman in the H3-car and Craig Haack in the eight-car were all over each other for the whole race. But at the of the flag, Roberts was declared the winner. Hickman finished a close second, The 8-ball Craig Haack was third and Janice Humble in the 19-car was fourth.
• The 18-car of Gary Kelley stuck to the track and also to his winning ways by pulling another win in the Classic Division. Fred McArthur followed Kelley past the checkered flag to take second, Brian Ball from Newport in the 33-car took third and Charlie Dunlap in the 00-car finished fourth.
• In the Modified Mini’s, Jason Henry in the nine-car was back in the winners circle at the end of the race to take his first win of 2002. Behind him was last weeks winner, John Byers in the 44-car, Phil Derosia in the 12-car finished third and Rick Shepard in the eight-car finished fourth.
• There were no cars on their tops this week in the Four Cylinder-Late Model race, they just came out and showed everyone what racing is all about. Randy Ogle in his 29-car won last week and came out on the track and put another victory under his belt for the season. Todd Pierce in the 24-car just couldn’t catch Ogle in time and finished second. Third place went to Tim Rucker in the 17-car and David Flynn in the 01-car finished fourth.
• Well Saturday was the night if you are a Galaxy Wedge Car fan. 100 laps to win $1000. These drivers did one heck of a job; very few cautions and a very close race. The drivers were charged up after last weeks close one. Larry Sullivan in the 24-car led the race for a long time. Then the 107.7-car of Scott Dyke passed him to take the lead. A bump by Sullivan to Dyke, sent Sullivan to the back of the pack As the race continued, Dyke had the 23-car of Bobby Cowan to watch. Cowan, on the other hand, had to keep a close eye on Rick Fazio in the 31-car, who was all over Cowan’s bumper. But what those three didn’t see was Sullivan slowly working his way back to the front. But Sullivan couldn’t catch Dyke, who went on to take his first win of the season. Behind him was Cowan in second, Fazio in third and Sullivan in fourth.
Next Saturday, the 20th of April is Kids Night. The kids will have bike races and all divisions will be there. Check out the web site ( www.Galaxy411Speedway.com) for pictures and info on the drivers. See ya at the track.

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The second night in the 2002 season at Galaxy 411 Raceway on April 13th started off with some doubt.
Would we be able to get the whole night in, with the sun shining brightly as the cars entered the pit gates, the clouds started to move in soon afterwards.
The drivers started to wrap up the first practice when the raindrops hit the ground. Practice resumed about 30 minutes later only to be stopped again by rain.
When the rain finally quit for the second time it was too late for qualifying, so all the drivers had to draw numbers to find out were they would line up to start the race.
o By the time the Pro-Challenge cars entered the track, the sun was out and everyone settled back into their seats for what turned out to be a perfect night for racing.
Marty Arender in the five-car and Mark Dyer in the18-car fought it out all night for the lead but in the end, Arender took the win and Dyer finished second. Rowdy McCall was third and Gary Berrier was fourth.
o The Galaxy Chargers certainly know how to keep the crowd on their toes. As the cars came around to take the green, Alan Ruttencutter in the 15-car went high on turn one and slammed into the wall. He was okay. The race restarted and Brad Seagle in the B3-car raced to the lead, as Seagle was headed for the checkered flag, Rick Ballenger hit the wall in the back straight-away. He too was okay. Seagle took the win, Sands finished second, Ronnie Bibbins finished third and Jake Ginter finished fourth.
o Next up were the Street Stocks. Towards the middle of the race, Roger Anthony in the 71-car hit the wall in turn one and climbed out safely as Galaxy staff came onto the track. Stacy Castle in the 11-car came across in first with Scott Robinson close behind, Alto Satterfield third and Wayne Gibson fourth.
o The Legends then came storming out like a big bunch of bees. Last weeks winner, Shane Roberts in the 17-car, Kayne Hickman in the H3-car and Craig Haack in the eight-car were all over each other for the whole race. But at the of the flag, Roberts was declared the winner. Hickman finished a close second, The 8-ball Craig Haack was third and Janice Humble in the 19-car was fourth.
o The 18-car of Gary Kelley stuck to the track and also to his winning ways by pulling another win in the Classic Division. Fred McArthur followed Kelley past the checkered flag to take second, Brian Ball from Newport in the 33-car took third and Charlie Dunlap in the 00-car finished fourth.
o In the Modified Mini’s, Jason Henry in the nine-car was back in the winners circle at the end of the race to take his first win of 2002. Behind him was last weeks winner, John Byers in the 44-car, Phil Derosia in the 12-car finished third and Rick Shepard in the eight-car finished fourth.
o There were no cars on their tops this week in the Four Cylinder-Late Model race, they just came out and showed everyone what racing is all about. Randy Ogle in his 29-car won last week and came out on the track and put another victory under his belt for the season. Todd Pierce in the 24-car just couldn’t catch Ogle in time and finished second. Third place went to Tim Rucker in the 17-car and David Flynn in the 01-car finished fourth.
o Well Saturday was the night if you are a Galaxy Wedge Car fan. 100 laps to win $1000. These drivers did one heck of a job; very few cautions and a very close race. The drivers were charged up after last weeks close one. Larry Sullivan in the 24-car led the race for a long time. Then the 107.7-car of Scott Dyke passed him to take the lead. A bump by Sullivan to Dyke, sent Sullivan to the back of the pack As the race continued, Dyke had the 23-car of Bobby Cowan to watch. Cowan, on the other hand, had to keep a close eye on Rick Fazio in the 31-car, who was all over Cowan’s bumper. But what those three didn’t see was Sullivan slowly working his way back to the front. But Sullivan couldn’t catch Dyke, who went on to take his first win of the season. Behind him was Cowan in second, Fazio in third and Sullivan in fourth.
Next Saturday, the 20th of April is Kids Night. The kids will have bike races and all divisions will be there. Check out the web site ( www.Galaxy411Speedway.com) for pictures and info on the drivers. See ya at the track.

Comments are closed.