CRANDALL, Texas – Eight different faces graced victory lane after eight feature races this weekend at RPM Speedway, as Tommy Davis Jr., John O. Whittington and Sean Leasure added their names to the third annual Summit Southern Nationals winners list.
Davis had the USRA Limited Mod national championship wrapped up before the start of the evening’s program, but it was in the Sunoco USRA Factory Stocks where he claimed his first feature win of the weekend.
The 44-year-old track champion from Wills Point went wire to wire in Saturday’s 20-lap main event and earned $1,500 for his 14th win of the 2020 campaign.
Dalton Faulkner of Cleveland raced from 12th on the starting grid to score the runner-up honors with Blossom’s Kyle Blanton, Jacob Wilburn of Highlands and Chris Davis of Wills Point completing the top five.
The next five to see the checkered flag, respectively, were polesitter Ryan Harris, G.W. Hessong, Jeff Hammitt, Sonny Schoffen and Cody Myers,
Walter Hamilton settled for a 14th-place finish after winning Friday’s Sunoco USRA Factory Stock feature, but it was enough for the Dallas driver to deliver his first USRA national title.
In USRA Limited Mod action, a trio of competitors with a long history behind the wheel of a race car — including USMTS Modifieds — claimed the top three positions in their 20-lap main event.
John O. Whittington, 39, of Vidor held off repeated challenges from Kaufman’s Cody Smith to take home the $1,750 top prize, with 15th-starting Shane Hebert of Lafayette, La., climbing into the third spot.
Michael Martin of Kaufman finished fourth and Bailey Dosser of Rusk raced from 16th to fifth. Billy Brierton, Thursday’s winner Coty Tupper, Bobby Ruffin, Matthew Day and Kale Westover rounded out the top 10.
Becoming the eighth different winner in eight USRA features this weekend, Sean Leasure of Mansfield motored to a $300 victory in the USRA Tuner main event.
Second went to Steve Riojas, while 14th-starting Frank Lackey of Joshua took third, Grand Prairie’s Steven Bevills was fourth and Kaleb Watson of Mineral Wells finished fifth.
Brian Schoenbaum Jr. of San Antonio finished 10th but had the USRA Tuner national title sewn up before the cars hit the track.