Apple pulls off Caraway surprise

Donnie Apple claimed the checkered flag by winning a feature Saturday night at Caraway Speedway. (Photo courtesy of Caraway Speedway)

SOPHIA – Donnie Apple turned back the clock and won a Late Models feature Saturday night at Caraway Speedway.

Apple, 60, tied in qualifying with points leader Coy Beard. Apple won a coin toss for the coveted top starting spot and went on to win the 35-lap race. Beard placed second.

Ross Dalton, who was third in the first race, captured the second feature while holding off Tony Black. Beard was third in that race.

There was a familiar tone to the Modifieds feature, with Cody Norman capturing his fourth consecutive victory in the first of the two 20-lap races.

Jaxson Casper ended Norman’s streak by winning the second feature for his first win the Modifieds division. Norman took second.

In Mini Stocks, Jimmy Crigger won in a six-car field in the first 10-lap event, with Tony Black the runner-up. In the division’s second race, Crigger prevailed again.

In the Challenger division, Brian Rose won the first 20-lap features and Nathan Bess claimed the second 20-lapper. Both drivers were the runner-up in the races they didn’t win among 16 drivers.

In the UCAR class, Troy Ring was declared the winner of the first 10-lap race after Brandon Collins was disqualified. Corey Rose was seventh in the first race but took the victory in the second race.

The next regular racing card at the speedway is set for June 18, though Late Models and Modifieds won’t be in action again at the track until a special mid-week card June 29.

By Randolph Record