Reels in "Ike Moler Memorial"
WILLIAMSBURG, Oh. - Aug. 20. The offering of a $5000 check and the famed Southern Trophy
was enough incentive to attract 32 top cars to Moler Raceway Park for the fourth running of the
track's premiere event, the "Ike Moler Memorial". Bedford, Indiana racer Greg Johnson took home his biggest payday
of the season in the annual event.
The “Salt Rock Express”, Eddie Carrier, Jr., took the top spot in qualifying with a
12.673 lap around the ¼ mile speedway. In the fast car dash, however, it was Bradford, Ohio’s Wayne Chinn and
Cross Lanes, West Virginia’s Zach Dohm battling the for the top spot before Chinn took the checkered flag and the
pole position for the 50 lap feature event.
With a 22-car starting line-up staged, it was Chinn and Dohm out front as the race went green. At
the halfway mark, the front two were the same, but it was Johnson on the move as he was up to third spot, with
Carrier and R.J. Conley rounding out the top five.
Chinn maintained the lead until, with ten laps to go, Johnson, in his Lineal Contracting, Universal
Holdings, Kendall Truck & Parts machine, took over the top position and set sail for the win for car owner Jack
Rainey. Chinn held on
for second, followed by Dohm, Carrier, and Justin Ratliff.
Aug.20 - Moler Raceway Park "Ike Moler
1) Greg Johnson, 2) Wayne Chinn,
3) Zack Dohm, 4) Eddie Carrier Jr., 5) Justin Rattliff, 6) R.J. Conley, 7) Duane Chamberlain, 8) Scott
James, 9) Rick Combs, 10) Greg Oliver, 11) Tim Prince, 12) Audie McWilliams, 13) Chad Stapleton, 14)
Barry Doss, 15) John Whitney, 16) Rod Conley, 17) Robby Hensley, 18) Larry Pickelheimer Jr., 19) Wayne
Maffett Jr., 20) Jason Jameson, 21) Tim Carpenter, 22) Dillon Huron.
Heat winners (32 entries): Johnson, James, Oliver; B-Main winners: Jamison, Pickelheimer.