Harold Henderson wins first-ever O'Reilly SUPR victory
April 18, 2003
Mr. Second Place
needs a new name, as he was a winner tonight at Baton Rouge Raceway.
Harold Henderson Jr. claimed his first-ever O’Reilly SUPR Sprint
Car victory as he led flag-to-flag to take the long overdue win.
has had more than one victory slip through his hands in the late stages
but he wasn’t going to let it happen tonight as he held off the
challenge Michael Herrington and Butch David, the two drivers that won all
but one feature last year.
SUPR Sprint Car announcer Greg Holmes has jokingly pegged
Harold "Mr. Second Place" after
had more than one slip away from him last year but this year it looks like
he’s taking full advantage of his opportunities.
started on the front row after winning his heat race.
shot into the lead right from the start, outgunning Michael Herrington who
started on the pole after Top Qualifier Brandon Daniel fell ill and was
replaced by Lane Whittington, who started on the rear.
built a big early lead with Herrington and David doing battle for second.
The race was slowed by a Darrell Hyde spin and then Shane Morgan
took a nasty tumble in turn 1. The
third caution waved for Whittington who had stormed the high side and was
moving through the field before contact with 4th place runner
Terry Vidrine would eventually lead to his retirement.
the race reached the latter stages, Michael Herrington began to close in
and a late caution gave Herrington one last chance, but
was ready for it and Harold went on to take the win by 2 car lengths.
Results: (Finishing Position, Name and Starting Position)
Harold Henderson - 2
Michael Herrington - 1
Butch David - 3
Terry Vidrine - 6
Wesley Young - 10
Glynn LeBlanc - 4
Tommy Hall - 7
Bobby Ingram - 12
Farmer - 9
Darrell Hyde - 5
Wendell Magnon - 8
Lane Whittington - 13
Shane Morgan - 11
Cassidy Lejeune - DNS
James Ward makes it Three in a Row at Baton Rouge Raecway
April 18, 2003 Baton Rouge Raceway
Street stock heat winners David Johnson and Randy Jamison made
up the front row for the feature and drag raced lap after lap
where Johnson took the lead with Jamison in second smoking . Tommy
Cannon moved into third. Randy Jamison took his smoking car to the
pits moving Cannon to second. Cannon had caught the leader Johnson
and tried to take the spot ,but couldn't. Jason Wilks took the
lead and went on to win followed by David Johnson, Frog Talbert
,Edmond, an Tommy Cannon.
Bo Garig and Timothy Moran shared the heat wins for pure stock,
Bo Garig blasted into the lead on the start of the pure stock
feature. Troy Dean ran a strong second when third place got into
Dean causing him to retire to the infield. Bo Garig went on to win
by a long distance. McAllister took second, Mark Hardwick minus a
right door finished third, Melvin Buecker fourth and Tracy Talbert
Jerry Cassano, Bobby Semple and Roy Schnebelen all took heat
wins for UMP heats. On the start of the feature Cassano and Semple
drag raced an entire lap while Cassano pulled into the lead.
Schnebelen moved into second then spun in two and pulled into the
infield. Jerry Cassano went on to win followed by Shane Hebert,
Bobby Semple, Darron Carroll, and Jarred Bailey.
James Ward and Kennith Crowe took the heat wins for late
models. Yellow flew half way through when Jimmy Nolan didn't turn
coming off turn two he just went straight to the wall. On the
restart it was James Ward again. No one could catch Ward he was
out to make it another win. And that he did by several car lengths
over David Ashley, Kennith Crowe, Jerry Bevis and Bill Gordon
rounded out the top five.
Story by: Sue DuRoy
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