Neal Allison with friends and family after winning at Mountain Creek Speedway. (Whitney McIntosh, Promise View Photography)

Allison Tops Mountain Creek Micro Sprints Feature

SALISBURY, N.C. — The third race of the season at Mountain Creek Speedway proved to be beneficial for Neal Allison, Slate Harrell, Karter Beattie, Chase DeMarco, Callaway Harpe and Ayden Owens. 

Twenty one micro sprints signed in at the speedway. When the checkered flag fell it was Neal Allison rim-riding the outside line around NASCAR Xfinity Series regular Sheldon Creed and Hayden Wise for the victory.

The early laps of the main event saw leader Wise moving to an early race lead past Creed. Creed would eventually take the lead but was not able to shake Wise in second.

Wise started working the bottom to challenge for the lead. When that happened, Creed changed lanes to defend the bottom, allowing Allison to start gaining some distance on the top. While Creed and Wise battled for the lead, Allison slipped on past with an outside move with 10 laps to go.

Creed and Allison battled for the lead until a late race caution came with three laps to go. Allison held on for the remaining laps for the win. Wise slipped past Creed for second with Creed rounding out the podium.  

Other Features

DiMarco started on the pole in the Box Stock main event and lead wire-to-wire to take the victory. Beattie finished in second, followed by Brexton Busch, Liam Kane and John Marshall Pursley.

Harpe was the big winner in the Cadet main event. All eyes were watching the battle for second place between Ryder Poole and Maverick Bradshaw. The two youngsters would swap the runner-up spot several times before Poole settled into second with Bradshaw third.

McKenna Wilson was fourth and Brylon Earnhardt finished fifth.

Beattie out dueled teammates Spencer Bradshaw and Abby Gunter for the win in the 125cc Intermediate division.

Harrell started on the pole and led every lap to win the Beginner Box Stock feature. He was followed across the line by Brantlee Lamb and Brexton Busch. 

The Yamaha 450 Outlaw division was won by Owens from the pole. outside polesitter Mark Pollardi was running a solid second until he was passed by former track champion, C.J. Sweatt with seven to go.

They would run in that order all the way to the checkered flag.