Autry Win at Fayetteville Has Special Meaning
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - Aug. 6. Scott Autry took his fifth career Carolina Clash win and first of the season.
However, the win had special meaning for the winner, as this event was a memorial for his Stepmother, Shirley
Autry, who with her husband Donald, promoted the Fayetteville Motor Speedway facility for several years, and
supported Scott throughout his racing career.
The early battle up front was Dustin Mitchell and fastest qualifier Ricky Weeks, but on lap
three, Autry moved pass Weeks to take over second place. Weeks took the runner up spot back for the next
two circuits, but Autry powered pass Weeks again on lap seven and closed in on the rear deck of Mitchell's
car. On lap 10, Autry took over the top spot coming off turn four.
Weeks made the pass on Mitchell on lap 13 and pressured Autry for the top spot, and with a caution plagued race,
Weeks kept the heat on Autry on every restart, but Autry would not be denied as he went on to take the win over
Weeks, Mitchell, Ray Tucker, and points leader Dennis Franklin.
In the Klotz Rookie of the year battle, Travis Yow ran consistently in the top 10 and finished the event in the
sixth place to take the Klotz lubricants Rookie of the Race. Chad Paxton was caught up in an early caution and
raced his way from the rear of the field to finish 10th.
In the ROY points battle, Paxton holds an 89 point advantage over Yow. In Carolina Clash Points "Rambo" has a 13
point lead over Luke Roffers.
Fayetteville Motor Speedway
"Shirley Autry Memorial"
Autry, 2) Ricky Weeks, 3) Dustin Mitchell, 4) Ray Tucker, 5) Dennis
Franklin, 6) Travis Yow, 7) Luke Roffers, 8) Tim Allen, 9) Mike Parker, 10) Chad
Paxton, 11) Craig Shuffield, 12) David Taylor, 13) Kenny Compton, Jr., , 14) Mike
Gault, 15) Justin Labonte (prov.), 16) Dale Hammond, 17) Jonathon Gunther, 18) Jay
Sessoms, 19) Daulton Wilson (prov.), 20) Timmy Carroll, 21) Brent Dysart, 22) Jeff
Smith, 23) Dean Bowen, 24) Ronnie Hoover
Fast Time (24 entries): Weeks; Heat winners: Allen, Roffers; B-Main winner: Paxton