David Webb and #9 Mike Jewell duke it out for second in the early going in NASRA
action at Bluegrass Speedway .(Thomas
Carrier Captures 12th "Kentuckiana Klash" Barnburner at
|Eddie Carrier, Jr. is interviewed by track announcer/
publicist Michael Despain at Bluegrass Speedway. (Thomas
BARDSTOWN, Ky. - July
10. The NASRA Super Late Model Series
visited Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown, Ky on Saturday and Eddie Carrier, Jr. of Salt Rock, W.V. took $5,000 back
to the Mountaineer State by capturing the win in the 12th "Kentuckiana Klash", but the win wouldn't come
Carrier and David Webb brought the field to
the green flag, with Carrier jumping out to the early lead, followed by Mike Jewell, Webb, Tim Tungate, and Justin
Rattliff. Dustin Neat went from seventh to fifth on lap two.
(Above) While #28 Eddie Carrier, Jr. took the 12th annual "Kentuckiana Klash" at Bluegrass
Speedway Saturday, David Webb and his GM Performance CT525 made him earn every dollar of his $5,000
payday in one of the most competitive races so far this season. (Thomas Hendrickson)
Back at midfield,
it may as well have been a race for the lead between #33 Aaron Hatton, #1 Duane Chamberlain, and #44 Scott
James. (Thomas Hendrickson)
With Carrier holding a comfortable lead, the
front five stayed the same as the first caution of the race waved on lap nine when Marty O’Neal slowed.
Webb took second on the restart as Neat went by Jewell for third. By lap 18, Webb had
reeled in Carrier and was on his rear bumper.
A wild restart
finds a scramble for position between #16 Justin Rattliff, #157 Mike Marlar, #18 Brandon Kinzer, and #13 David
Webb, who ultimately got the edge. (Thomas
As the field saw the halfway
signal on lap 20, Webb pulled alongside Carrier exiting turn two, but Carrier would beat Webb back then, again
on lap 23. With
the action up front, Neat was able to
close in on Webb from his third spot. Meanwhile, Tim Tungate challenged Jewell for fourth and eventually grabbed
the spot on lap 30.
Webb continued to try
to find a way around Carrier for the lead until caution wave again on lap 33 when Scott James slowed on the
back chute. The final restart saw Neat get by Webb exiting turn two, while Justin Rattliff squeezed back around
Jewell for the fifth position on lap 34.
Finally, Carrier led the
last five circuits in his Carl Grover Motorsports owned Engines, Inc./Cox Wrecker Service/Blue Ridge Machinery and
Tool sponsored #28 Rocket. Neat, Webb, Tungate, and Rattliff completed the top five.
Veteran Mike Jewell saw as high as second early on, but faded back to sixth by race's end.
July 10 - NASRA - Bluegrass Speedway
1) Eddie Carrier, Jr., 2) Dustin Neat, 3) David
Webb, 4) Tim Tungate, 5) Justin Rattliff, 6) Mike Jewell, 7) Mike Marlar, 8) Greg Johnson, 9) Duane
Chamberlain, 10) Steve Barnett, 11) Jeff Watson, 12) Aaron Hatton, 13) Dustin Linville, 14) Skylar
Marlar (prov.), 15) Jason Smith, 16) Marty O’Neal, 17) Arnie Fields (prov.), 18) Tim Rivers, 19)
Scott James, 20) Terry English, 21) Jordan Bland, 22) Tanner English (prov.), 23) Freddy
Fast Time (29 entries): Zach Dohm (16.442 secs.); Heat winners: Webb, Carrier, Jewell; B-Main