Lowder roars in Modifieds at Caraway

Josh Lowder, left, accepts the trophy for winning a Modifieds race at Caraway Speedway. (Courtesy photo)

SOPHIA – Josh Lowder dominated the Modifieds race for a victory Saturday night at Caraway Speedway.

Lowder was the fastest qualifier and once he moved into the lead he never gave up the front spot in the 40-lap race. He won the fifth time this year at the track.

Kevin Orlando made a late bid after a caution, but he ended up in second place. Justice Calabro, who’s the division’s points leader, ended up third, Mitchell Wright was fourth and Junior Harvill claimed fifth.

In the Challengers class, Allen Vance cranked out another victory despite track promoter Darren Hackett’s bounty that would have rewarded a different winner.

Corey Rose was the runner-up, followed by Dante Curtis, Josh Waldron and DJ Dean.

The UCARs feature included 19 drivers, with Steven Collins hanging on to win the race.

Josh Phillips was second, followed by Ron Mock, Daniel Hughes and Jason Garwood.

In the Bootleggers race, Jon Morton stayed in command for a victory, fending off Robbie Perkins and Brandon Collins.

Collins also was in action in the Any Car Enduro, winning that event.

Racing returns to the speedway June 28 with the CARS Tour Late Models competing in the Firecracker 265. This marks the second year in a row the touring series will conduct a mid-week event at that track in a throwback nod to the “Firecracker” events that Russell Hackett made so popular, according to information from the speedway.

A field of more than 25 Late Models cars is expected, while there’s also a Pro Late Models feature on the card. A national points race for U.S. Legends Cars plus Bandoleros sets the stage for the CARS Tour stop.

Also, on July 1 is the annual Rusty Harpe Memorial, with a 99-lap in the SMART Modifieds Tour plus regular Modifieds, Mini Stocks, Challengers, UCARs and Bootleggers.

By Randolph Record