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Lemons Scores Victory at Caraway

Lemons Scores Victory at Caraway

by August 25, 2013 0 comments

TROY, NC :: Tommy Lemons, Jr. held off some of the biggest names in Late Model Stock Car racing at Caraway Speedway to score his fifth win of the season on Friday night.  The win came in one of two twin races at Caraway Speedway.

Lemons qualified on the pole with a 17.12 second lap.  The top qualifiers redrew for their starting spot and Lemons drew the first place starting position.  He led every lap of the race until a caution came out with two laps to go.  Despite being the apparent leader, track officials claimed Lemons was in second.

Lemons restarted the race on the outside lane and would reassume the lead on a green-white-checkered finish in the first 40 lap race.  From there, the leaders would trade paint as Lemons held on strong on the outside.  He went on to win the race by a nose.

TommyLemonsPR“Our car was really good all night,” said Lemons.  “We started on the pole and I knew we could win this race.  We led wire-to-wire basically, though the track claims we were beat at the line coming to that green-white-checkered with two to go.  I didn’t see it that way but we were still able to come away with the win.  We got up on that outside line and I knew we would be able to pull it off.  It wasn’t easy though.  There were 20 other really good drivers we had to beat.  I’m just proud of my guys and glad I could bring home a trophy tonight.”

The top eight cars were inverted for the second race.  Lemons drove his way up inside the top five before being taken out by another car with a handful of laps remaining in the race.

“The second race was just frustrating,” said Lemons.  “We worked our way up inside the top five and were mounting a charge and then we got spun from behind and plowed in to by another car.  Unfortunately, that ended our night but the fans got their money’s worth in this race.”

Lemons will be back in action on Saturday, August 24th at Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, North Carolina.

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