SUMMARY-Barren County Speedway-Glasgow, KY-July 25, 2004

Randle Sweeney Rolls to Kevin Farmer Memorial NARA Modified Series Win at Barren County Speedway

Glasgow, KY-July 25- Randle Sweeney of Clifty, KY inherited the lead late in the race to take the Kevin Farmer Memorial for the NARA Battle of the Bluegrass Modified Series at Barren County Speedway on Sunday night. Other division winners were Richard Biggs of Burksville, KY in Pro Street, Jimmy Lyon of Glasgow, KY in Pure Street, Jeremy Griggs of Cave City, KY in Chevettes, and Danny Hunt of Bee Spring, KY in Frontrunners.


The 40 Lap Kevin Farmer Memorial would have Don Adams take the initial lead, with Terry Edwards, Robbie Gullion, Ricky Arms, and Jordan Matthews in tow. Arms would go to third on lap 5, while Sweeney would work to fifth on lap 7. The first caution of the race waved on lap 11 as veteran Butch Shay would spin in turn one. The restart would see Sweeney and Arms start to mix it up for fourth and they would both roll past Gullion to battle for the third spot on lap 15. Caution would wave on lap 18 as Richard Harlow slowed in turn three with a flat right rear tire. The restart would see Harlow spin in turn one and as the field attempted to get slowed down to avoid the spin, Sweeney and Arms got together with Arms spinning around and was contacted by Kelly Warren. Both Arms and Warren would see their night finished with suspension damage to both entries. This restart would also be null and voided when Chris Reihle spun on the frontchute and also involved Justin Ratliff, as Ratliff would bring out the final caution on lap 19 for a turn one spin. Adams pulled away on the restart, with Sweeney going to second past Edwards on lap 25, while Dion Benningfield rode third, with Russell Childress and Gullion battling for the fourth spot. Disaster would strike for Adams as the leader pulled up lame with mechanical problems on lap 35 on the backchute, ending his night. The final laps would see Sweeney hang on to take the win in his Wilhite Speed and Performance, Bilstein Shocks, UB Machine #182 Lightning Chassis, Brannon Performance powered entry. Benningfield, Edwards, Childress, and Gullion would complete the top five. Rounding out the top ten were Matthews, Brandon Green, Jimmy Payne, Robbie Sanders, and Jason Riney. Thirty one entries would see Kelly Warren grab the Racing Optics fast time award, with Crown Spray Power Heat wins went to Matthews, Adams, Gullion, and Edwards. The O’Reilly Auto Parts B mains went to Riney and Chris Reihle. Series provisionals went to Green and Jerry Rutherford, while Robbie Sanders and Justin Ratliff were track provisionals.

The Pro Street feature would see Richard Biggs lead all 15 laps in taking the feature win in his unsponsored #11 entry. Terry Porter would take second place, with Lee Branscum, Ron Meador, and Daryl Butler completing the top five. Gary Robertson, Donald Coontz, and David Huff would round out the field. Biggs and Huff were heat race winners.

Jimmy Lyon would pick up another Pure Street feature win in his Pedigo’s Drive Inn, Hudspeth Lettering, Lyons Towing, Southern KY Cylinder Heads, Hillbilly Racing Technology, Auto Glass Express, Sherfey’s Shell, D and G Racing, Houchens Racing #21. Jacob Harvey, Wesley Lyon, Jeffrey Parke, and Terry Kelsay would complete the top five. Rounding out the top ten were Mitchell Vernon, Nathan Butler, Roger Young, Robbie Houchens, and Eugene Houchens. Heat wins went to Robbie Houchens and Josh Allen.

Jeremy Griggs won his third straight Chevette feature in his 31-E Antique Mall, 31-E Bait and Tackle, Taylor Auto Sales, Primo Home Entertainment #1 entry. Brandon Bardin would be a close second, with Donald Winchester, Shawn Bardin, and Jeremy Creek rounding out the top five. Completing the top ten were Ronnie Cross, Danny Winchester, John Huff, Don Pollard, and Steve Burns. Heat wins went to Griggs and Bradley Matthews.

Danny Hunt would take the Frontrunner feature event by leading all 12 laps in his Broadway Auto, Wesley’s Auto Sales #L1 mount. The rest of the field would be Kenny Lindsey, Ricky Ashby, Ray Payton, Richard Davis, Ronnie Rogers, Richard Henson, and Mike Todd. Todd was also the heat race winner.
Jack Boggs – 1992 Kentucky Klassic, Barren County Speedway

Summary-Barren County Speedway-Glasgow, KY-July 25, 2004

NARA Battle of the Bluegrass Modifieds (31 entries)
Racing Optics Fast Qualifier- Kelly Warren 14.52
Crown Spray Power 1st Heat- Jordan Matthews, Ricky Arms, Kelly Warren, Robbie Sanders
Crown Spray Power 2nd Heat- Don Adams, Randle Sweeney, Butch Shay, Jason Riney
Crown Spray Power 3rd Heat- Robbie Gullion, Dion Benningfield, Richard Harlow, Jerry Rutherford
Crown Spray Power 4th Heat- Terry Edwards, Jimmy Payne, Josh Lucas, Chris Reihle
O’Reilly Auto Parts 1st B Main- Jason Riney, Russell Childress, Anthony Reams, Brandon Green, Robbie Sanders
O’Reilly Auto Parts 2nd B Main- Reihle, Freddy Garmon, Leonard Pierce, Rutherford, Kelly Riggs
Series Provisionals- Brandon Green, Rutherford
Track Provisionals- Robbie Sanders, Justin Ratliff
Lucas Oil A Main Kevin Farmer Memorial- Sweeney, Benningfield, Edwards, Childress, Gullion, Matthews, Green, Payne, Sanders, Riney, Pierce, Garmon, Shay, Reams, Reihle, Adams, Harlow, Arms, Warren, Ratliff, Rutherford, Lucas

Pro Street (11 entries)
1st Heat- Richard Biggs, Lee Branscum, Gary Robertson, Daryl Butler
2nd Heat- David Huff, Ron Meador, Jeff Centers, Otis Porter
Feature- Biggs, Terry Porter, Branscum, Meador, Butler, Robertson, Donald Coontz, Huff

Pure Street (14 entries)
1st Heat- Robert Houchens, Jimmy Lyon, Jacob Harvey, Roger Young
2nd Heat- Josh Allen, Eugene Houchens, Wesley Lyon, Scott Hunn
Feature- Jimmy Lyon, Harvey, Wesley Lyon, Jeffrey Parke, Terry Kelsay, Mitchell Vernon, Nathan Butler, Young, Robbie Houchens, Eugene Houchens, Jonathan Bledsoe, Allen

Chevettes (16 entries)
1st Heat- Jeremy Griggs, Donald Winchester, Shawn Bardin, Steve Burns
2nd Heat- Bradley Matthews, Shawn Bardin, Don Pollard, Chris Jennings
Feature- Griggs, Brandon Bardin, Donald Winchester, Shawn Bardin, Jeremy Creek, Ronnie Cross, Danny Winchester, John Huff, Pollard, Burns, Shane Winchester, Timmy Steenbergen, Jennings, Matthews

Frontrunners (10 entries)
Heat- Mike Todd, Danny Hunt, Ricky Ashby, Kenny Lindsey
Feature- Hunt, Lindsey, Ricky Ashby, Ray Payton, Richard Davis, Ronnie Rogers, Richard Henson, Mike Todd

SUMMARY-Barren County Speedway-Glasgow, KY-September 24, 2004

“The Silver Shark” Snares O’Reilly NARA BoB Thriller at Barren County Speedway



Glasgow, KY-September 24- The O’Reilly Auto Parts NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series presented by Arizona Sport Shirts invaded Barren County Speedway on Friday night and Scott James of Lawrenceburg, IN scored his third career BoB win and became the 14th different winner in the 20 O’Reilly NARA BoB events so far in 2004 in a dandy of a race that saw three different leaders and three and four wide action.

Other feature winners on the evening included Josh Lucas of Bardstown, KY in Modifieds, Dave Crawford of Glasgow, KY in Pro Street, Eugene Houchens of Glasgow, KY in Pure Street, and Leymon Winchester of Cave City, KY in Chevettes/Frontrunners.

Randle Sweeney and Brad Neat would bring the field to the green flag, with Neat taking the initial lead, with Terry English taking second, with Sweeney, Bryan Barber, and Scott James in pursuit, with James taking second on lap. Jay Brinkley would roll up between cars and battle English for third, with the first caution waving on lap 5 and Johnny Wheeler would get spun in turn one to slow the pace. The double file restart would see Neat out in front, with English and Brinkley working past James to go second and third. English and Brinkley would battle for second until English would loop his mount in turn three with six laps completed. Neat would still command the field on this double file restart, with James now pressuring Brinkley for second, with Steve Barnett rolling past Aaron Hatton four fourth on lap 8, with James taking second from Brinkley on lap 9. Barnett would roll past Brinkley one lap later and then take second from James on lap 12. Meanwhile, first B-main winner Patrick Sheltra would start 13th and would roll to fourth and second B-main winner Mike Marlar would start 14th and would go to fifth on lap 15, with Marlar taking fourth one round later. Barnett would now pressure Neat for the lead and would take the top spot off of turn two on lap 21 as the field got into heavy slower traffic. James would roll up on the outside of the lead pair to make it a three way battle for the lead on lap 24, with Sheltra passing Marlar and Sheltra would join the mix and the quartet of James, Barnett, Neat, and Sheltra would go four-wide for the lead off of turn two on lap 25, with Marlar just a couple car lengths off of this battle. The caution would wave on lap 27 as Wheeler had rolled to a stop in turn four. The restart would see Barnett on the point with James second, followed by Neat, Sheltra, and Marlar as Victor Lee and Jeff Watson would spin on the restart in turn two. The restart would see James step to the outside of Barnett and James would take lead fromBarnett on lap 29. Sheltra would take third on lap 32 and then roll up on Barnett and take second from Barnett on lap 36. Sheltra would charge on James but would come up short by about three car lengths as James would take the win in his Powell Motorsports, Baylor Trucking, Franks Industries, Welsh Excavating, James Art Design, Hoosier Tire, Stealth Carbs, AFCO sponsored #83. The rest of the top five would be Sheltra, Barnett, Marlar, and Neat. Completing the top ten would be Mike Jewell, Aaron Hatton, Brinkley, Dion Deason, and 24th starting Victor Lee. Thirty-seven entries saw James set Racing Optics/Russell Baker Race Engines fast time at 13.47 seconds. Crown Spray Power heat wins went to English, Barber, Neat, and Sweeney. Sheltra and Marlar won the O’Reilly Auto Parts B-mains. Tyrel Todd and Doug Smith were series provisionals, with Jeff Watson and Billy Dever taking track provisionals.

Josh Lucas would lead the way in scoring his first Barren County win in the 20 lap Modified main event in the Gerald and Rita Lucas owned National City Bank, Lucas Oil Products, The Car Pool, Riggs Electric, Family Chiropractic, Sidney’s Grill, Betty Seng Insurance #78 Lightning Chassis, Dale Meers Race Engines powered entry. Don Adams would take second, with Kelly Warren going third. Justin Ratliff and Ryan Hogue would complete the top five. Rounding out the top ten would be Jordan Matthews, Josh Belcher, Roger Vincent, Butch Shay, and Kelly Riggs. Heat wins went to Lucas and Warren.

Dave Crawford would win his first Pro Street feature of the season in his Pharmacy Express of Glasgow, Bailey’s Race Engine, Quick Fuel Carbs #29 mount. Clarksville Speedway track champion Brian Caudle would take runner-up honors, with Dave Huff, Robert Houchens, and Clifton Wheeler rounding out the top five. Completing the top ten were Daryl Butler, Robert Davis, Jimmy Lyon, Ronnie Rogers, and Thomas Uptegraft.
Heat wins were taken by Crawford and Wheeler.

Eugene Houchens would grab the lead around the midpoint of the 15 lap Pure Street feature and take the win in his Lyon Towing, Houchens Racing, Hillbilly Racing Technology #05 entry. Greg Brooks, Garnett Eldridge, David York, and Nathan Wells would make up the rest of the top five. The second set of five would be Bryant Wilson, Sr., Scott Hunn, Thomas Sutton, Nathan Butler, and Ricky Wilson.

Leymon Winchester would make a last lap pass to take the Chevette/Frontrunner feature win in his unsponsored #55 mount. Donald Winchester, Jeremy Griggs, Mike Todd, and Brandon Pierson completed the top five. The rest of the top ten were Lloyd McCoy, Brian Hamilton, Jerry Jackson, Richard Davis, and Bradley Matthews.
1992 Kentucky Klassic at Barren County Speedway ( Feature)

SUMMARY-Barren County Speedway-Glasgow, KY-September 24, 2004

O’Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCars (37 entries)
Racing Optics/Russell Baker Race Engines Fast Time- Scott James 13.47
Crown Spray Power 1st Heat- Terry English, James, Johnny Wheeler, Tommy Carlton
Crown Spray Power 2nd Heat- Bryan Barber, Aaron Hatton, Jay Brinkley, Patrick Sheltra
Crown Spray Power 3rd Heat- Brad Neat, Victor Lee, Mike Jewell, Spencer Watson
Crown Spray Power 4th Heat- Randle Sweeney, Steve Barnett, Michael England, Mike Marlar
O’Reilly Auto Parts 1st B-Main: Sheltra, Carlton, Dion Deason, Chris Carlson, Joey Kramer
O’Reilly Auto Parts 2nd B-Main: Marlar, Dennis Selby, Tim Tungate, Tony Morris, Frankie Coomer
Series Provisionals- Tyrel Todd and Doug Smith
Track Provisionals- Jeff Watson and Billy Dever
Lucas Oil A-Main: James, Sheltra, Barnett, Marlar, Neat, Jewell, Hatton, Brinkley, Deason, Lee, Todd, Tungate, Carlson, England, Carlton, Morris, Watson, Dever, Smith, Selby, Sweeney, Wheeler, English, Barber

MODIFIEDS (20 entries)
1st Heat- Josh Lucas, Butch Shay, Roger Vincent, Jason Riney
2nd Heat- Kelly Warren, Justin Ratliff, Don Adams, Ryan Hogue
Feature- Lucas, Adams, Warren, Ratliff, Hogue, Jordan Matthews, Josh Belcher, Vincent, Shay, Kelly Riggs, Rocky Wilson, Chuck Freeman, Riney, Ricky Huff, William Sanders, Stacey York, Terry Edward, Dan Beasley (DNS- Bill Geiger, Jeff Jones)

PRO STREET (12 entries)
1st Heat- Dave Crawford, Brian Caudle, Dave Huff, Daryl Butler
2nd Heat- Clifton Wheeler, Larry Greer, Terrelton Young, Jimmy Lyon
Feature- Crawford, Caudle, Huff, Robert Houchens, Wheeler, Butler, Robert Davis, Lyon, Ronnie Rogers, Thomas Uptegraft, Greer, Young

PURE STREET (15 entries)
1st Heat- Eugene Houchens, Josh Allen, Thomas Sutton, Bryant Wilson, Sr.
2nd Heat- Greg Brooks, Garnett Eldridge, Tyler Young, David York
Feature- Houchens, Brooks, Eldridge, York, Nathan Wells, Bryant Wilson, Sr., Scott Hunn, Sutton, Nathan Butler, Ricky Wilson, Allen, Charles Benham, Rodney Cooper, Young (DNS- Terry Kelsay)

Chevette Heat- Jeremy Griggs, Donald Winchester, Leymon Winchester, Bradley Matthews
Frontrunner Heat- Mike Todd, Richard Davis, Brandon Pierson, Lloyd McCoy
Feature- Leymon Winchester, Donald Winchester, Griggs, Todd, Pierson, McCoy, Brian Hamilton, Jerry Jackson, Davis, Matthews, Mark McFall

SUMMARY-Barren County Speedway-Glasgow, KY-October 3, 2004

Rattliff Rolls to First Career Win in Modified Action at Barren


County Speedway

Glasgow, KY-October 3- A total of 71 race cars signed in for the 2004 finale at Barren County Speedway and Justin Rattliff of Campbellsville, KY scored his first Modified feature of his career in his rookie season of action. Other feature race winners included Robbie Houchens of Glasgow, KY in Pure Street, David Huff of Tompkinsville, KY in Pro Street, Scott Shelton of Cookeville, TN in Chevettes, and Robbie Houchens also won the Frontrunner feature.

The Modified feature would see polesitter Rattliff take the lead at the drop of the green flag, with Jimmy Payne riding by Roger Vincent for second on lap 2, with Timmy York fourth and Butch Shay fifth. Caution waved for the first time to slow the field as Kelly Riggs spun his unit in turn four. Rattliff would again lead, with Payne second, as Shay would jump to fourth on lap 4 and would battle Vincent for third with York right there as well as the caution came out for a spin by Chuck Freeman in turn four. This restart would see Shay roll past Vincent for third on lap 8 and by lap 11, Robbie Sanders would pressure York for fifth. Freeman would be charged with his second caution on lap 14 with a spin in turn two and would go pitside. Rattliff and Payne would continue to mix it up for the top spot and Rattliff would pull away a bit from Payne until the final caution of the race waved on lap 22 when Riggs would loop his mount again, this time in turn two. The final four laps would see the lead pair battle it out for the top spot, with Rattliff taking the win as the 17 year old drove the James Rattliff owned Campbellsville Rent-A-Car, Rattliff Motors, Key Aviation #16 Bandit Race Cars entry. Payne would go second, with Shay third, with Vincent and Ricky Huff completing the top five. Rounding out the top ten were Gary Isaacs, Jeff Jones, Elliott Despain (in only his second time ever racing stock cars), Bill Geiger, and Kelly Riggs. Rattliff was fast qualifier at 14.86 seconds, with heat wins going to Rattliff, Vincent, and Payne.

Robert Houchens scored the 15 lap Pure Street feature win in the Eugene Houchens owned Lyon’s Towing, Houchens Racing, Glasgow Quarry, Sweetheart’s Bakery sponsored #05 entry. Greg Brooks, Garnett Eldridge, Bryant Wilson, Sr., and Josh Allen completed the top five. The remainder of the top ten were David York, Terry Kelsay, Shane Litton, Tim Donohoo, and David Jones. Heats were won by Houchens, Brooks, and Mike McGaha, with Eugene Houchens winning the B-main.

David Huff won the 15 lap Pro Street feature for the second time this season in his B and P Grocery, Lyon Towing, Hillbilly Racing Technology, Studle Tax Service #7. Veteran Clifton Wheeler would take second, with Daryl Butler, Jeff Lyon, and Jeff Centers rounding out the top five. Completing the top ten were Daniel Bledsoe, Terrellton Young, Thomas Uptegraft, Ronnie Rogers, and Charles Benham. Wheeler and Huff won the heats.

Scott Shelton picked up his sixth Chevette feature at Barren County and 30th of the season in the Houston Montgomery owned Montgomery Engineering owned #3m. Completing the top five were Leymon Winchester, Donald Winchester, Timmy Steenbergen, and John Huff. Shelton also won the heat.

Robert Houchens made it two wins for the night by coming back to win the Frontrunner feature in the Lloyd McCoy owned unsponsored #13 entry. Michael Thomason was second, with Mike Todd, J.R. Wheeler, and Brandon Pearson completing the top five. Todd was the heat winner.
Decades of Dirt: Barren County Ky 1980’s

SUMMARY-Barren County Speedway-Glasgow, KY-October 3, 2004

Top Qualifier- Justin Rattliff 14.86
1st Heat- Justin Rattliff, Timmy York, Kelly Riggs, Ricky Huff
2nd Heat- Roger Vincent, Rocky Wilson, Stacey York, Elliott Despain
3rd Heat- Jimmy Payne, Butch Shay, Gary Isaacs, Bill Geiger
Feature- Rattliff, Payne, Shay, Vincent, Huff, Isaacs, Jeff Jones, Despain, Geiger, Riggs, Robbie Sanders, Timmy York, Chuck Freeman, Dan Beasley, Wilson (DNS- Stacey York, Ryan Hogue, Barry Frazier, Keith Denny, Jason Keltner)

1st Heat- Robert Houchens, Garnett Eldridge, Thomas Sutton, Tim Donohoo
2nd Heat- Greg Brooks, Terry Kelsay, Bryant Wilson, Sr., David York
3rd Heat- Mike McGaha, Joe Blair, D.J. Alford, Brian Moore
B-Main: Eugene Houchens, Shane Litton, Donald McDaniels, Jacob Harvey, Nathan Wells
Feature- Robbie Houchens, Brooks, Eldridge, Wilson, Sr., Allen, York, Kelsay, Litton, Donohoo, David Jones, Harvey, Jimmy Lyon, Moore, McGaha, Sutton, Eugene Houchens, Blair, Alford

1st Heat- Clifton Wheeler, Jeff Lyon, Ronnie Rogers, Thomas Uptegraft
2nd Heat- David Huff, Daryl Butler, Jeff Centers, Terrellton Young
Feature- Huff, Wheeler, Butler, Lyon, Centers, Daniel Bledsoe, Young, Uptegraft, Rogers, Charles Benham, Billy Teegarden, Jr. (DNS- Neal Meredith, Lee Branscum)

Heat- Scott Shelton, Jeremy Griggs, Donald Winchester, Timmy Steenbergen
Feature- Shelton, Leymon Winchester, Donald Winchester, Steenbergen, John Huff, Jeremy Griggs, Chris Jennings, Bradley Matthews
Heat- Mike Todd, Robert Houchens, Michael Thomason, J.R.Wheeler
Feature- Houchens, Thomason, Todd, Wheeler, Brandon Pearson, Jerry Jackson, Eugene Shaw