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Franklin County Speedway Heats Up

Kyle Dudley won in the wrong car Saturday night at Franklin County Speedway. Dudley 18, a senior at Lord Botetourt High School, won the 50-lap Late Model feature, in a car his dad hadn’t raced in two years.

“The cam in my car broke in practice.” Dudley said. “We had to go back to Roanoke and get the other car, and everything was wrong with it. It had the wrong gear, the wrong setup, but we still managed to win,” Dudley added. It was the young driver’s second straight win.

Bobby Gillespie of Floyd and Daryn Cockram of Blacksburg spent the first half of the race battling for the lead, until both drivers spun, opening the door for Dudley, who started in the rear of the field after drawing the last starting position.

Calvin Brooks of Bassett finished second, right on Dudley’s back bumper. Gillespie recovered to finish third.

Cameron Conner 14, won the 25-lap Mini Stock race after being spun out twice.

Rocky Mount drivers Jonathan Smith 17, and David Duncan, Sr. finished second and third, after both were sent to the rear of the field for spinning Conner.

Billy Holder, Jr. of Sutherlin won the 25-lap Rookie U-Car race for his sixth win of the season. Issac Lavinder of Glade Hill was second.

Other Winners: Jonathan Hall-Super U-Car, Cub Lynch-Good Ole Boys Race #1, Mike Toler-Good Ole Boys Race #2, Jason Gibson – Any Car.

Racing returns to the speedway Saturday night at 7 p.m., featuring a 50-lap Pure Stock race that pays $500 to the winner.

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By Flip Carico
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