Pleasanton, Tx., March 24th, 2012
After a very successful opening night, driver, crew and fans returned for the second points nights of the season on the semi-banked, ¼ mile clay oval, south of San Antonio. Along with the normal cast of IMCA Modifieds and Southern Sportmods, Limited Late Models, Street and Pure Stocks, plus the Front Runners it was the Dwarf Car Racing Series of Texas making their first appearance of the year.
Earlier in the day, the racing community came together to help JL Wingo, owner of Bubbas Burgers & Fries, who lost his home after a lightning strike and fire during the early week storms. I-37 Raceway’s Charles Earnhardt helped spearhead a fundraising event hosted by Track Smack’s, Dawn Murphy and Mike Haag at the restaurant. Wingo, who has been a supporter and sponsor of racing, was overwhelmed by the turnout and support from the racing community.
The racing action was highlighted by several hard fought scraps for the lead in the IMCA Modifieds, Limited Late Models, Street Stock and Pure Stocks and capped off with a first ever main event win for one young IMCA Southern Sportmod driver.
8g Greg Dinsmore, 26 Darin Leonard, 37 Bill Pittaway, 49 Chuck Chesler, 117 Jimmy Tidwell, 16 Carson Bednarz, 29 Jamie Campbell, 99 Billy Meyer—DNS
IMCA Southern Sportmods
37 Cody Leonard, 9d Lawrence Mikulencak, 66 Johnny Torres, 94 Allen Torres, 4r Robby Minten, 22 Randy Bennett, 57 Jason Kelly, 118 Anthony Gordon, 02 Robert Williams, 60 Pat Lyon, 18 Larry Jernigan, 56 Brad Titzman, 17b Bruce Barber, 26g JJ Jennings, 14t Talon Minten—DNTG
Limited Late Models
99 Trey Votion, 6 Craig Crawley, 42 Ron Sprayue, 1x Andrew Hesler, 7 Richard Bartosh, 13 Howie Marcx, 14 Gary Hunter, 48 Greg Dinsmore—DNS
52 AJ Dancer, 37w(99) Frank Okruhlik, 2x Dennis Hilla, 37 AJ Wernette, 41 Wade Jones, 15 Tommy Casey, 53 Brian Becka, 40 Mike Lyon, 141 Curtis Opiela, 7 Danny Schroat, 5 Rick Schroat, 22 Patricia Lucas, 04 Nathan Robins, 82 Richard Wells, 18 Shawn Moore, 93 Aaron Leddy—DNTG
7x Janel Hilla, 44 Frank Okruhlik, 66 Adam Torres, 10c Karoline Campbell, 9m Marcus Mikulencak, 117 Devin Adler, 14 Trey Heald, 33 Mereda Major, 9 Philip Haywood, 15 William Cavender, 4 James Watson, 43 Eric Watson, 5 Ryan Doyon, 33c Charlie Earnhardt III, 1x Tim Watson, 13 Cameron Smith, 95 Jerry Jones, 9s Jarrett Payton, 31/2 Bill McCall, 83 Kary Scott—BF, 88 Brandy Ramzinski—DNS
5 Dillon Gaither, 08 Landon Sowder, 12 Roy Easler sr., 57 Trevor Bettis, 113 Hailee Marcx, 01 Lindy Schroat, 223 Jeff Poll, 82 Blaine Markgraf, 66c Cindy Snyder—DNS
Dwarf Car Racing Series of Texas
27 Butch Havelka, 07 Michael Dion, 85 Chris Silvas, 15 Dwain Groff, 8 Chuck McCormick, 61 John Flake, 86 Chris Silvas jr, 2 Jim Mokry, 10 Eric Robbins jr., 60 Richard Smith—DNS