Roberts Checks Out at Chester Southern All Stars
CHESTER, S.C. - June 26. Defending three-time and current Southern All Stars East Champion Casey
Roberts blistered the field, setting fast time and leading all 50 laps of the $6,000 fourth annual "Robert Pursley
& Friends Memorial" Saturday Night at I-77 Speedway.
Roberts, who was involved in a first lap incident the night before at Cherokee, was never contested throughout
this event. The standing room only crowd saw his #101 leading the field at times by a complete straightaway.
Jonathan Davenport ended a fantastic weekend run with a second place finish after starting seventh on the grid.
Finishing third was Johnny Pursley, with Mike Gault making a strong run from 13th to fourth. Ross Bailes completed
the top five.
The victory put Roberts within 12 points of series leader Johnny Pursley.
Chris Madden earned the hard luck award of the night with a broken oil line early in the race.
Southern All Stars East - I-77 Speedway - June
1. Casey Roberts, 2. Jonathan Davenport, 3. Johnny Pursley,
4. Mike Gault,5. Ross Bailes, 6. Randy Smith, 7. Travis Leake, 8. Jeff Cooke, 9. Jim Racey, 10. Donald
Bradsher, 11. Zack Mitchell, 12. Jason Burroughs, 13. Chris Ferguson, 14. Ronnie Hoover, 15. Kenny
Rominger, 16. John Pursley, 17. Jeff Smith, 18. Chris Madden, 19. Donnie Austin, 20. Jeff
Knight. (20 entries)
|Thomas Hendrickson photo