NASRA: Hill Dominates Eventful "Buddy Rogers Memorial 44"
TAZEWELL, Tenn. - Sept. 23. After being rescheduled earlier in
the season due to rain the National All Stars Racing Association (NASRA) was greeted with cool temperatures and a
gusty fall wind. Vic Hill raced to a relatively
unchallenged win in the event.
track qualifying record holder Steve Smith led the field to green, but
from early on, the race belonged to
Hill. On lap 11,
just behind the leaders, Bryan Hendrix tangled with Travis Fultz and the resulting contact send Fultz first into
the outside wall. Fultz then rolled over and back into the inside wall, where
the car came to rest on top of the wall.
Fultz and crew were angry, but luckily he
was uninjured and walked away.
Arnie Fields goes a lap down to a flying Vic Hill
at Tazewell Speedway. (Allen Earl)
On the restart, with Hill leading Smith and Jason Trammell, another driver took a wild
Fields found his #01 car in the outside wall of turn two after
also flipping.He too was uninjured.
The race was restarted and Hill moved out to a four-second lead and found out his car could run in basically any groove he
and Trammell at this point did well to just hang on. At lap 28,
no one had really put up a challenge, but after a lap 28 restart, Bryan
Hendrix got third from Trammell
and set out after Smith to grab second. On lap 39, Hendrix tangled with
a lapped car and the result was four more cars sustaining damage, including Trammell and Terry Wolfenbarger. who
had been running in the top five most of the night.
With Hendrix retaining second, the
eight remaining cars were lined back up. Hill held them off and
got yet another Tazewell Speedway victory.
Sept. 23 - Tazewell Speedway NASRA
1) Vic Hill, 2) Bryan Hendrix, 3) Steve Smith, 4) Bobby Wolter, Jr.,
5) Andy Galgoci, 6) Heath Alvey, 7) Tommy Bailey, 8) Freddie Brock, 9) Jason Trammell, 10) Terry
Wolfenbarger, 11) Jeff Maupin, 12) Jeff Wolfenbarger, 13) J. Allan, 14) Brian Smith, 15) Travis Fultz,
16) Brett Miller, 17) Arnie Fields, 18) Mark Leach (DNS)
Fast Time: Steve Smith (10.828 -
Allen Earl photo