Postrace inspections alter Caraway Speedway results

SOPHIA – Twice the first driver across the finish line didn’t end up the winner during Caraway Speedway’s slate of racing Saturday night.

In the Challenger division, Fletcher Whaley was the first-race winner after Nathan Bess, who was first to cross the line, was disqualified via a postrace inspection.

In the UCAR class, Josh Phillips prevailed courtesy of front runners Josh Williams and Troy Ring disqualified in postrace inspections.

Other races had more conventional outcomes during the double-points racing that included select classes.

Gary Ledbetter Jr. captured the first place in the 50-lap Mid-Atlantic Street Stocks feature. Jeff Sparks was the runner-up and Kyle Lynch placed third.

Tyler Bush posted the victory in the 20-lap Mini Stocks division, edging points leader Jimmy Crigger.

In the special Allison Legacy Series race, Justin Oplinger claimed the victory in the 25-lapt even that involved 14 entries.

A special midweek card is slated for June 29 with the Rusty Harpe Memorial. There will be twin 99-lap races in Late Models and SMART Modifieds along with the biggest regular-season action for 602 Modifieds with a 71-lap race and $2,000 going to the winner.

By Randolph Record