Conley Claims Night Before the Heritage Aug 7, 2010 12:05:09 GMT -5
Post by Mike on Aug 7, 2010 12:05:09 GMT -5
Conley Claims Night Before the Heritage
(Peebles, Ohio) The 2010 American Heritage Classic week end kicked off Friday August 8th with a complete one day show headlined by a $1,000 to win modified race plus crazy compacts and legends. Fifty one modifieds signed in Friday with hopes of taking home the $1,000 top prize and gaining some valuable track time before The American Heritage Classic main event on Saturday night.
Wellsburg, West Virginia's Corey Conley picked up the feature win. He used a slide job on Milford Ohio's Dustin Webber out of turn four coming to the white flag lap to take the lead. Once in front a three way battle for second at Conley's rear bumper raged. Coming through turn four on the final lap Webber tried a slid job on Aaron Morey and Richard Michael Jr. but slid up the track allowing Chad Kinder and Doug Adkins to get by while Morey and Michael chased Conley across the line.
Bobby Kitchen and Rob Stambaugh brought The Night Before the Heritage modified feature field to the green. Kitchen jumped out to the early lead with Jess Hartman and Dustin Webber in tow. Kitchen stretched his lead over the first eleven laps until a caution slowed pace on lap twelve when Joey Kramer spun out of turn four. On the restart, Kitchen maintained the advantage over Hartman and Webber. The action was slowed just one lap later when the caution waved when three cars got together in turn one.
On the restart, Kitchen had his hands full with Webber while Hartman and Weasel Rhoades battled side by side for third. Webber shot to the lead out of turn four on lap sixteen. Lap seventeen saw Rhoades move his way into second. Now in second Rhoades began to chase Webber down. Rhoades pulled up to the rear bumper of Webber. Running nose to tail with front running Webber, Rhoades looped his #68 machine on the back stretch bringing out a lap twenty-one caution.
On the restart, Webber maintained the advantage over Aaron Morey and Corey Conley. Webber maintained a slight advantage the next seven circuits until Conley who had worked his way up from his sixth starting position to take second put a slide job on the front running Webber out of turn four coming to the white flag to claim the lead. Once in front a three way battle for second at Conley's rear bumper raged. Coming through turn four on the final lap Webber tried a slid job on Aaron Morey and Richard Michael Jr. but slid up the track allowing Chad Kinder and Doug Adkins to get by while Morey and Michael chased Conley across the line. Conley picked up the $1,000 win followed by Aaron Morey, Richard Michael Jr., Chad Kinder and Doug Adkins rounding out the top five.
In other action it was Peebles Ohio's Dave Jamison picking up the legend feature win and Bainbridge, Ohio's Rex Smith Jr. taking home another crazy compact feature win.
The 10th annual "American Heritage Classic" will go off Saturday August 7th. The "American Heritage Classic" is a complete one day show, consisting of the modifieds, racing for a Harley Davidson V-Rod Muscle or $10,000 to win - drivers choice, plus late models, and crazy compacts. Pill draw ends at 6:15 Hot laps at 7:00 PM General Admission will be $20 Kids 12 and under are free in General admission area. Pits will be $35
With the drivers choice of a Harley Davidson V-Rod Muscle (Valued at $16,000) or $10,000 for first place and a total purse of $17,750 for positions second through twenty fourth, the American Heritage classic is one of the biggest modified races in the country.
For more information on Brushcreek Motorsports Complex and the American Heritage Classic visit the Brushcreek Motorsports web site at www.brushcreekmotorsports.com or call the track office at 937-544-3344.
Brushcreek Motorsports Complex is located 3 miles south of Peebles, Ohio on OH 41. Directions: from Cincinnati, OH take 1-275 to OH-32 East. to OH-41turn right onto OH-41. From Columbus, OH take 1-270 to US-23 South to OH-32 West to OH-41 turn left onto OH-41. From Athens, OH take OH-682 S. Merge onto OH-32 W to OH -41 turn left onto OH-41.