Carolina Clash $6,000 ‘Spring Thaw’ Victory At Volunteer
By Robert Walden
Volunteer Speedway - Media/Public Relations
BULLS GAP, Tenn. (April 18, 2015) - With NASCAR racing at
nearby Bristol Motor Speedway twice yearly, Volunteer
Speedway always holds special events during BMS weekend. A
big crowd gathered Saturday night at “The Gap” for running
of the 14th annual Spring Thaw - Late Model Mania, which
featured three classes of Late Model racing that saw a
total of 75 Late Models in attendance.
Ray Cook of Brasstown, N.C., wrote his name in the record
book by capturing the $6,000 Carolina Clash Super Late
Model Series victory.
With the top 10 cars from qualifying locked into the
50-lap main event, Donald McIntosh was fastest at 12.772
seconds to grab the pole position. Cook tripped the clock
second quickest at 12.810 to earn the right to start
Riley Hickman and Doug Sanders each won heat races, which
determined the remainder of the starting lineup.
At the drop of the green flag, McIntosh and Cook raced
side-by-side down the front straightaway into the first
turn. But Cook grabbed the lead racing off (turn) two down
the backstretch with McIntosh, Chad Ogle, Stacy Boles and
Billy Ogle Jr. giving chase. The event’s first caution
flag waved on lap 4, when Mack McCarter slowed to a stop
high in turn four.