Hunter Rasdon Gobbles the Gumbo in CCSDS Go at Greenville
Greenville, Mississippi (07/01/16) – The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) presented by Lucas Oil kicked off a triple header weekend in the state of Mississippi with a $2,000-to-win affair at Greenville Speedway on Friday night. When the gumbo finally stopped flying, race fans had been treated with another phenomenal feature at the ¼-mile oval, and Hunter Rasdon had claimed his third series win of the year.
Brian Rickman earned the New Vision Graphics Pole Award for the 35-lap finale and was joined on the front row by Clay Fisher. It was Fisher, who grabbed the lead at the drop of the green flag with Brian Rickman, Rick Rickman, Kyle Beard, and Hunter Rasdon in tow.
By lap 6 the leaders were in lapped traffic as the field raced top to bottom on the gumbo surface. While Fisher maintained the lead, the Rickman brothers began to duke it out for the 2nd position.
Fisher found his night come to a quick and disappointing end on the 12th circuit when he hooked the turn-2 wall, which caused him to spin. He retired pitside for the remainder of the evening.
Rick Rickman inherited the lead, but wouldn’t yet get a chance to lead a lap as 3rd-running, Hunter Rasdon used the cushion to catapult to the lead on the restart. Two laps later, Rick Rickman took the lead with Rasdon slipping as far back as 3rd over the next few laps as Brian Rickman again joined the fray.
A couple of mid-race cautions bunched the field, and it appeared that would be the only thing that could slow Rick Rickman down. However, following a lap-23 caution Rasdon came back to life and catapulted into the lead on lap 26. Rickman battled back to lead lap 27 before Rasdon took over for good on lap 30.
In the closing laps Jack Sullivan charged from 4th to finish 2nd behind the race winner, Rasdon. Rick Rickman, Brian Rickman, and Kyle Beard rounded out the Top 5 finishers.
“I’m exhausted right now, and it’s even hard to talk – that was a really demanding track tonight,” said Hunter Rasdon in victory lane. “Rick (Rickman) really made me drive the wheels off this thing to get the win. Me and Kyle (Beard) and Jack (Sullivan) are in a real tight points battle, so nights like this are really important if we are going to win the championship.”
He concluded by saying, “I want to thank everybody that helps me on this race car, and I hope the fans enjoyed the show here tonight.”
Black Diamond Race Cars Heat Race #1 was won by Brian Rickman with Allen Manufacturing Heat Race #2 being claimed by Clay Fisher. M&M Paint & Construction Heat Race #3 was won by Rick Rickman.
Clay Fisher received the Henryetta Ford Hard Luck Award after seeing his time in the lead come to an end after lap-11 contact with the wall. Austin Theiss was the Larry Shaw Race Cars Hard Charger after advancing from 19th to finish 10th.
Saturday, July 2 takes the tour to Jackson Motor Speedway (Byram, Mississippi) for the first time in its history. The night will be highlighted by a $2,000-to-win/$400-to-start finale. The Mississippi Street Stock Series along with Open Wheel Modifieds, NeSmith Crate Late Models, and Factory Stocks will also be in action. Gates open at 5 p.m. with the driver’s meeting at 6:30 p.m. and hot laps at 7:00 p.m. Racing action is slated for 7:30 p.m. Adult grandstand admission is $20 with seniors and kids (ages 7-to-12) $10. Kids (ages 6-and-under) are free. Pit admission is $35 for adults with kids (ages 7-to-12) $20. For more information on the event, please visit www.JacksonMotorSpeedway.net .
The red-hot weekend draws to a close on Sunday evening at Johnny Stokes Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) with a $2,000-to-win/$350-to-start event. NeSmith Late Models, Street Stocks and Factory Stocks will be in action. The pit gate will open at 3 p.m., with grandstands opening at 5:00 p.m. Racing is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. To put an exclamation point on the weekend, the band Trademark will perform in the infield following the completion of the racing program as fireworks light up the sky. Pit admission for adults is $35, kids (ages 6-to-10) are $25, and kids (5-and-Under) are free with an adult. Grandstand admission for adults $15, kids (10-and-under) are free with an adult. Speedzone Parking will be an additional $15 per car, plus the purchase of grandstand pass(es). For more information, please visit www.MagnoliaDirt.com .
The entry fee will be $110 each night at the CCSDS trailer with non-transfer drivers receiving $100.
The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series presented by Lucas Oil is sponsored by and would like to thank all of their sponsors including- COMP Cams, Lucas Oil, Hoosier Tire South, Kuntz and Co. Racing Engines, New Vision Graphics, Larry Shaw Race Cars, Henryetta Ford, Black Diamond Chassis, Mark Martin Powersports, Arctic Cat, Wilwood, Allen Manufacturing, Boston's Sports Bar and Restaurant, ROCKHARD Powder Coating, Woodco, Mark Martin Automotive Group, Mid-State Golf Cars, Henryetta Ford, M&M Paint and Construction, Ronald Surrett Contracting, Beach Veterinary Services, MSR Mafia Marketing, Sampson Racing Communications, AR Bodies, Schoenfeld Headers, Wilwood, Central Arkansas Pest Services and Keyser Manufacturing.
For the latest information on the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series presented by Lucas Oil, please visit www.COMPDirt.com .
COMP Cams Super Dirt Series – July 1, 2016
Entries: 19 Representing Five States (AR, LA, MO, MS, TX)
Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi)
1)Hunter Rasdon 2)Jack Sullivan 3)Rick Rickman 4)Brian Rickman 5)Kyle Beard 6)Tanner Kellick 7)Brett White 8)Mason Oberkramer 9)Jonathan Rowan 10)Austin Theiss 11)David Payne 12)Bubba Harrison 13)Jamie Tollison 14)Brent Barrett 15)Tommy Surrett 16)Clay Fisher 17)Zach Edwards 18)Brandon Wilson 19)Shay Knight
Group A Fast Qualifier (and Overall): Hunter Rasdon (14.704 seconds)
Group B Fast Qualifier: Clay Fisher (14.875 seconds)
Group C Fast Qualifier Rick Rickman (15.308 seconds)
Black Diamond Chassis Heat Race #1 Winner: Brian Rickman
Allen Manufacturing Heat Race #2 Winner: Clay Fisher
M&M Paint & Construction Heat Race #3 Winner: Rick Rickman
New Vision Graphics Pole Sitter: Brian Rickman
Henryetta Ford Hard Luck Award: Clay Fisher
Larry Shaw Race Cars Hard Charger: Austin Theiss (19th-10th)
COMP Cams Top Performer: Hunter Rasdon
Leaders: Clay Fisher (1-11), Hunter Rasdon (12-13, 26, 30-35) Rick Rickman (14-25, 27-29)
Red Flags: 0
JULY 1, 2016 RESULTS
NESMITH CRATE - FEATURE