Adam Resnick Scores Upset Victory In Mini-Stock Nationals At Carteret

by November 20, 2018 0 comments

PELETIER, N.C. – Adam Resnick inherited the victory in the Carolina Mini-Stock Challenge 4-Cylinder Nationals at Bobby Watson’s Carteret County Speedway on Saturday night.

The race was dominated by New Hampshire’s Cody LeBlanc.  In the closing laps, LeBlanc surrendered the lead to Patrick Arch late in the race.  On the final restart, Arch pulled away and Resnick got around LeBlanc for second.

However, the race was decided in the tech shed after the race.

Arch was disqualified after post-race technical inspection because his intake manifold did not meet specifications.  That gave the victory to Surf City, North Carolina resident Adam Resnick – an unlikely victory after he struggled just making the race.

“I cannot freaking believe it,” Resnick said.  “I wanted to say this is the biggest race of my life.  This car, we ran last place with it in the normal Mini-Stock division.  We come out here today, we struggled to get in the race.  Got wrecked, got put to the back.  Then we came up to the front and we finished.  Car’s tore to hell.”

Resnick started the race in the 17th position and raced his way up to second before spinning off the front bumper of another car.  From there, Resnick methodically raced back toward the front before running out of gas and falling to the rear again.  The third time was a charm as he raced his way back up front once again.

“DJ Coley and his family were so happy, it’s amazing,” Resnick, who drove Coley’s car stated.  “It’s a life-changing experience.  I’m just so happy and lucky to have the support of Outer Banks Marine Construction, Tommy Blanton and my wife Melondy.  My dad passed away two years ago and I can’t believe he’s not here to see all this.”

The victory capped off a banner year for Resnick who also won the U-CAR division championship at Bobby Watson’s Carteret County Speedway back in October, scoring six wins in the division.

Cody LeBlanc ended up finishing in second while Jesse Jones, George Sparkman and Joseph Pittman rounded out the top-five.

“Just looking at the car and see why I gave up the lead, I’ve got a flat right rear,” LeBlanc said after the race.  “Hate to see that happen.  I think I had it in the bag for sure but I guess that’s racing.  This track is unique.  I had a blast.  I wish we would have won but I had a lot of fun.”

Sean Wales won the Champ Kart feature over Justin Thompson and JR Taylor; Chase Singletary held off Justin and Larry Hall to win in Mini Cup; Ryan Matthews won over Billy Hall and Chris Floars in Legends competition.

While the racing season is over at Bobby Watson’s Carteret County Speedway, the track will hold an event on December 15th providing a free Christmas dinner for area residents who have been affected by Hurricane Florence and others who are less fortunate.  On January 12th, the track champions and other racers will be celebrated at the awards banquet and champion’s celebration in the track infield.

The 2019 schedule will be released in the upcoming weeks.

For more information about Bobby Watson’s Carteret County Speedway, visit the track’s official website at www.carteretspeedway.com“like” Bobby Watson’s Carteret County Speedway on Facebook or follow @carteretcoswy on Twitter.

Photo Credit: Andy Marquis

RESULTS

Mini-Stock

  1. Adam Resnick
  2. Cody LeBlanc
  3. Jesse Jones
  4. George Sparkman
  5. Joseph Pittman
  6. Shannon Ward
  7. Josh Phillips
  8. Nick Anderson
  9. Kris Hetu
  10. Michael Tucker
  11. Matthew Sonnhalter
  12. Chuck Wall
  13. Brandon Brendle
  14. Ronnie Jones
  15. Stephen Sanders
  16. Scott Hoeft
  17. Emerson Cayer
  18. AJ Sanders
  19. Brandon Clements
  20. Jessie Yopp
  21. Kodi Sabins
  22. Isaac Chandler
  23. Shane Canipe
  24. Travis Miller
  25. Duane Walker
  26. Mike Stafford
  27. Patrick Arch

Legends

  1. Ryan Matthews
  2. Billy Hall
  3. Chris Floars
  4. Zack Brown
  5. Tucker Jones
  6. Aaron Crumpler
  7. Adam Resnick
  8. Eric Courtney
  9. Rodney Tharp

Champ Kart

  1. Sean Wales
  2. Justin Thompson
  3. JR Taylor
  4. BJ Thompson
  5. Cory Dimauro
  6. Scott Benford

Mini Cup

  1. Chase Singletary
  2. Justin Hall
  3. Larry Hall
  4. Charles Hossinger

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