Rutledge rolls to Open Wheel Modified feature win
By Scott White
(Meridian, MS) Tim Rutledge of Whynot picked up his first Open Wheel
Modified feature win of the season Saturday night in an exciting night
of racing at Whynot Motorsports Park.
Rutledge started fourth and battled two and three wide for the
lead with Bryan Brock, Jason Brock and Ryan Allday. After gaining the
lead, he set a blistering pace and cruised to the win.
The battle for second was another story with Tim's son Kyle Rutledge
who started 11th. Kyle worked his way to second late in the race and had
to settle for the runner up spot as dad was no where in sight with laps
running out. Brian Brock of Sulligent, AL finished third.
In the NeSmith Chevrolet weekly racing series Late Model feature it
was Jim McDuffie of Meridian driving the H.E. Mosley Construction Track
Star by Boland Performance. McDuffie in only his second race back from a
heart attack held off a pesky Roger Rolison of Meridian at the finish.
Rolison finished second with Talbert Goldman of Meridian finishing third.
David James of Meridian driving the Allen Brothers Construction
Chevy Monte Carlo held off Kyle Rutledge at the finish to win the heavy
metal Street Stock feature. Jeffrey Walker of Whynot finished third.
Bill Bunyard of Toomsuba won the Mini Stock feature. Robert Underwood
of Hattiesburg battled his way from seventh to finish second. Jennifer
Shelton of Toomsuba (third).
Robi Dearing of Meridian won the Stinger feature over April Allen of
Stonewall and Chris Woodham of Coffeville, AL.
Nickie Ward of Toomsuba along with her partner won the Cruiser feature.