Ward holds strong for Caraway victory

SOPHIA – Dean Ward was the top qualifier and rode the pole position to victory in Sunday’s Late Models feature at Caraway Speedway.

Ward was in control in the 60-lap event, with Jamie York the runner-up, followed by Camden Thomas, Brody Duggins and Colby Fogleman.

** There were 14 entrants in Challengers, with Austin Harris the winner after sitting in the fourth position for a top-six redraw.

Michael O’Brian was in second place with Duggins in third spot, followed by former NASCAR Cup Series driver Jeremy Mayfield in fourth. Then came Gary Ledbetter, Nate Gregg and Christian Henderson.

** In Modifieds, Billy Gregg passed Tony Manetti for the early lead on the way to victory. Dean Lowder contended for the lead before finishing second, with Jaxson Casper in third and Jacob Creed fourth.

** In UCARs, Steven Collins prevailed in the 15-lap race with Daniel Hughes the second-place finisher in a field of a dozen cars. Tito Clapp, Jeremy Moose and Justin Smith rounded out the top five. Jason Richmond was sixth.

** Jimmy Crigger took the Mod 4 feature ahead of Jason Garwood, Tommy Raino, Corey Rosa and Rudy Hartley.

** In Bootleggers, Dustin Wilson, making a Caraway Speedway debut, edged Dennis Wilson for the win in the Bootleggers feature. Bentley Black finished third ahead of Dalton Miller, Kyle Dubeau and Bobby Bescher.

** In Legends, Traye Walker Scott came out in first place in the 25-lap event ahead of Benjamin Morabito, with the next three spots held by Ethan Truell, Nicholas Bulkeley and Kaleb Bradley.

** Rylan Lowder won the Bandoleros feature ahead of Jay Hemenway, Rylan Speight, James Monolo, Delaney Grey and Jaxson Scoggins.

This weekend, the track’s Easter Extravaganza is scheduled with Late Models, Challengers, Modifieds, UCARs, Bootleggers and Mini Stocks on Saturday night.

By Randolph Record