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Alabama Slammer hits on all cylinders at Montgomery Motor Speedway

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Donnie Hamrac (Photo source: Philip Odom) Donnie Hamrac (Photo source: Philip Odom)
Joel Collier (Photo source: Philip Odom) Joel Collier (Photo source: Philip Odom)
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The Montgomery Motor Speedway hosted the Alabama Slammer Saturday, giving fans an exciting racing experience in all local division and had a very strong turnout for the Open Wheel Modifies.

The night started out with the Modified Minis heat lap, fastest time being 23.003 by Joel Collier in the #71. The heat race for the Street Stocks followed. Perry Patino in the #51 won the heat and rolled a 2 for the inversion.

20 Open Wheel Modifies competed in the first Modified race of the year. There were 2 qualifying timed laps, each trying to find the fastest way around the track. Johnny Brazier, in the #71, set the fastest time of 19.755.

The Street Stocks opened the feature races for the night, resulting in David Wood, #24, winning his first race of 2014.

1st   David Woods #24

2nd  Dwayne Wesenberg #31

3rd  Chance Atkins #17

4th  Brad Edwards #18

5th  Bubba Nesbitt #88

6th  Kameron Wesenberg

7th  Perry Patino #51

8th  Joe Bethea Jr #30

The Modified Minis took the track next featuring a few new cars and some regulars. Spradlin, #18, was behind Collier for most of the race before taking the lead in lap 26 and taking the double checkered flag on lap 30.

1st Chase Spradlin #18

2nd Jeremy Williams #69

3rd  Chris Landers #9

4th  Joel Collier #71

5th  Nicholas Doehring #11

6th  Derrick Moore #1

7th  Matthews Robbins #36

8th  Floyd Brown #48

9th  Ashley Bridgemon #2

10th Kyle Moore #25

The third feature for the night was the Open Sportsman. Justin Caton, #7, made a comeback after a crash at the last event, leading the race from start to finish.

1st   Justin Caton #7

2nd  Jason Furrow #21

3rd   Joey Holt #19

4th   Larry Speakman #91

5th   Shelby Reuse #59

6th   Joe Bethea Jr. #3

7th   Chris Wagner #26

8th   Ty Roberts #50

#26 and #50 were allowed to compete but did not meet Open Sportsman Specs.

The Open Wheel Modified's were next with 18 cars making the half mile 'House of Speed.' Two of the cars were not able to participate due to mechanical issues. Donnie Hamrac, #8, took first, claiming the title of fastest car over the reigning champion Johnny Brazier, #71.

1st   Donnie Hamrac #8

2nd   Donald Crocker #5

3rd   Johnny Brazier #71

4th   Jim Wall #91

5th   Jeff Letson #131

6th   Heath Mills #66

7th   Brandon Curren #00

8th   Brandon Howell #99

9th   Lance Blackmon #36

10th Cameron Berry #101

11th Jacob Permenter #17

12th Billy Melvin #145

13th Wade Redd #17

14th Jonah Gunn #87

15th Rocky Rogers #112

16th Parker Pugh #p131

17th  Troy Grey #77

18th  Gary Sanford Jr. #79

The night ended with Michigan stuntman, Rocky Hardcore, performing a duel steel wall crash. There were 2 pickup trucks set on the tail gates and the stunt man crashed a Jeep Cherokee with the top removed, flipping the trucks. Three flaming cars were stacked as well and crashed thru by the stuntman. 

The Montgomery Motor Speedway will return in 2 weeks with the Capital City Clash that will feature a 75 lap Open Sportsman race.

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