PRP Press Release

By CHUCK GREENSLATE

Tuesday, September 1, 2021

After a three-week layoff, Portsmouth Raceway returned to action Saturday, and action was the key word! The racing was fast and fierce throughout the evening as PRP hosted 410 Winged Sprints, Late Models, Modifieds, Limited Lates, and Sport Mods.

Cole Duncan grabbed the win in the Sprints. Robby Hensley took the checkers in the Giovanni’s Pizza Late Models. Jody Puckett claimed victory in the Keaton’s Collision Center Modifieds. Shane Bailey was the winner in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Limited Lates, and Danny Hamilton was triumphant in the EMC2 Party Rentals & Inflatables Sport Mods.

The Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association made a stop in Portsmouth for Saturday’s race, and the 410 Winged Sprint Car drivers turned blistering laps throughout the evening. Lockbourne, OH’s Cole Duncan led every lap of the 25-lap feature other than the first one, but he had to work hard to maneuver his way through lapped traffic. When the checkered flag fell, runner-up Bryan Nuckles was right on his rear bumper. Brandon Wimmer, Cale Stinson, Ryan Broughton, Nathan Skaggs, Nate Reeser, Dave Dickson, Keith Baxter, and Adam Cruea rounded out the top 10. Nuckles set quick time with a lap clocked at 13.618 seconds.

Union, KY’s Robby Hensley and Camden, OH’s Kody Evans put on quite the show in the Late Model Feature. They went back and forth for the lead throughout the mid-portion of the 25-lap A-Main. Hensley and Evans threw crossover moves and sliders. Hensley led the first 10 laps and the last 11 circuits. Evans led the four laps in between.

Brandon Fouts climbed from 15th to third. Kenny Christy placed fourth. Shannon Thornsberry rounded out the top five. Billy Staker, Austyn Mills, Chris Shannon, Mike Meyers, and Ronnie Cole completed the top 10. Fouts set fast time with a lap recorded at 15.068.

The final three laps of the Modified Feature had three different leaders. Brian Skaggs led the first 18 laps of the 20-lap event before being passed by Nathan Loney on lap 19. A caution would then come out setting the stage for a one-lap shootout. Skaggs would have to pull off the track prior to the restart allowing Jody Puckett to move up to second behind Loney.

After the green flag fell Puckett would execute a beautiful white-flag pass to overtake Loney. Puckett’s win was his first PRP victory of the season and his second-ever career win in Portsmouth. He also posted fast time at 16.612 seconds.

Finishing behind Puckett and Loney were Adam Colley, Brian Sammons Jr, and Ben Adkins. The rest of the top 10 were Matt Holcomb, Tommy McClain, Brayden Berry, Luke Jordan, and Adam Jordan.

Finishing behind Shane Bailey in the Limited Lates were Mike Meyers, Richie Edwards, Evyian Terry, Austin Mullett, Kent Keyser, Rick Stringer, Joe Brewer, Brayden Dillow, and Dave Gentil.

Nine cars started the Sport Mod A-Main. The finishing order was Danny Hamilton Jr, Jason Spillman, Branden Colley, Cody Gifford, Kasey Black, Stevie D. Thornsberry, Mike Wilson, Justin Montgomery, and Dillon Hamilton.

PRP will return to action this Saturday and will host The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Car Series for the annual Bob Miller Memorial “River Days Rumble 50” presented by Pepsi, which will pay $12,000 to the winner. Also on the card will be Modifieds and Sport Mods. Pit gates will open at 2 p.m., and the general admission gates will open at 4 p.m. Expect racing to start at approximately 7:30. For more details log on to www.portsraceway.com.

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Media Results for 8/29/2020 at Portsmouth Raceway Park – Portsmouth, OH

Late Models 20 Entries

A Feature 1 25 Laps | 00:18:56.725

1. 21RH-Robby Hensley[2]; 2. 4G-Kody Evans[1]; 3. 81-Brandon Fouts[15]; 4. C7-Kenny Christy[8]; 5. 17T-Shannon Thornsberry[4]; 6. 7S-Billy Staker[6]; 7. 1AM-Austyn Mills[10]; 8. 9S-Chris Shannon[7]; 9. 10-Mike Meyers[9]; 10. 55-Ronnie Cole[18]; 11. 17-Nick Snell[12]; 12. 159-Avery Taylor[5]; 13. 22-Joe Mayabb[11]; 14. K73-Kevin Mullett[16]; 15. 21L-Dennis Little[14]; 16. 3-Claude Spence[13]; 17. 1-Audie Swartz[20]; 18. 71-Delmas Conley[3]; 19. 39-Mike Hildebrand[17]; 20. (DNS) 26-Josh Hall

Heat 1 8 Laps | 00:07:14.543

1. 4G-Kody Evans[2]; 2. 71-Delmas Conley[5]; 3. 159-Avery Taylor[6]; 4. 9S-Chris Shannon[4]; 5. 10-Mike Meyers[10]; 6. 22-Joe Mayabb[7]; 7. 3-Claude Spence[8]; 8. 81-Brandon Fouts[1]; 9. 39-Mike Hildebrand[9]; 10. 26-Josh Hall[3]

Heat 2 8 Laps | 00:11:15.917

1. 21RH-Robby Hensley[1]; 2. 17T-Shannon Thornsberry[3]; 3. 7S-Billy Staker[6]; 4. C7-Kenny Christy[2]; 5. 1AM-Austyn Mills[5]; 6. 17-Nick Snell[7]; 7. 21L-Dennis Little[8]; 8. K73-Kevin Mullett[9]; 9. 55-Ronnie Cole[4]; 10. (DNS) 1-Audie Swartz

Qualifying 1 | 00:02:37.750

1. 81-Brandon Fouts, 00:15.068[10]; 2. 21RH-Robby Hensley, 00:15.093[9]; 3. 4G-Kody Evans, 00:15.296[3]; 4. C7-Kenny Christy, 00:15.405[17]; 5. 26-Josh Hall, 00:15.455[20]; 6. 17T-Shannon Thornsberry, 00:15.544[16]; 7. 9S-Chris Shannon, 00:15.610[6]; 8. 55-Ronnie Cole, 00:15.617[13]; 9. 71-Delmas Conley, 00:15.675[5]; 10. 1AM-Austyn Mills, 00:15.676[18]; 11. 159-Avery Taylor, 00:15.687[14]; 12. 7S-Billy Staker, 00:15.798[7]; 13. 22-Joe Mayabb, 00:15.821[12]; 14. 17-Nick Snell, 00:15.881[8]; 15. 3-Claude Spence, 00:16.139[4]; 16. 21L-Dennis Little, 00:16.351[19]; 17. 39-Mike Hildebrand, 00:16.379[2]; 18. K73-Kevin Mullett, 00:16.403[15]; 19. 10-Mike Meyers, 00:16.963[11]; 20. 1-Audie Swartz, 00:16.963[1]

Modifieds 22 Entries

A Feature 1 20 Laps | 00:27:10.554

1. J3-Jody Puckett[3]; 2. 10L-Nathon Loney[4]; 3. 11-Adam Colley[8]; 4. B5-Brian Sammons Jr[9]; 5. 7-Ben Adkins[5]; 6. 23H-Matt Holcomb[11]; 7. 7T-Tommy McClain[14]; 8. B75-Brayden Berry[7]; 9. 13E-Luke Jordan[13]; 10. 13-Adam Jordan[10]; 11. 244-Brandon Smith[15]; 12. 4B-Greg Thompson[19]; 13. 51*-Jimmy Spillman[21]; 14. 10-Henry Sizemore[18]; 15. 20S-Brian Skaggs[2]; 16. A85-Ervin Vance[1]; 17. 26-Jason Bilyeu[12]; 18. A17-Allen Salisbury[17]; 19. 1L-Cory Lewis[16]; 20. 606-Brandon Parsons[20]; 21. 1-Anthony Slusher[6]; 22. (DNS) 28-Bob Ramey

Heat 1 8 Laps | 00:03:49.000

1. A85-Ervin Vance[2]; 2. J3-Jody Puckett[1]; 3. 7-Ben Adkins[4]; 4. B75-Brayden Berry[3]; 5. B5-Brian Sammons Jr[6]; 6. 23H-Matt Holcomb[5]; 7. 13E-Luke Jordan[7]; 8. 244-Brandon Smith[8]; 9. A17-Allen Salisbury[10]; 10. 4B-Greg Thompson[9]; 11. 51*-Jimmy Spillman[11]

Heat 2 8 Laps | 00:02:29.000

1. 20S-Brian Skaggs[1]; 2. 10L-Nathon Loney[2]; 3. 1-Anthony Slusher[3]; 4. 11-Adam Colley[4]; 5. 13-Adam Jordan[6]; 6. 26-Jason Bilyeu[5]; 7. 7T-Tommy McClain[7]; 8. 1L-Cory Lewis[8]; 9. 10-Henry Sizemore[11]; 10. 606-Brandon Parsons[9]; 11. 28-Bob Ramey[10]

Qualifying 1 | 00:00:59.000

1. J3-Jody Puckett, 00:16.612[10]; 2. 20S-Brian Skaggs, 00:16.613[1]; 3. A85-Ervin Vance, 00:16.625[18]; 4. 10L-Nathon Loney, 00:16.651[4]; 5. B75-Brayden Berry, 00:16.830[8]; 6. 1-Anthony Slusher, 00:16.949[2]; 7. 7-Ben Adkins, 00:16.952[15]; 8. 11-Adam Colley, 00:16.968[13]; 9. 23H-Matt Holcomb, 00:17.008[11]; 10. 26-Jason Bilyeu, 00:17.250[9]; 11. B5-Brian Sammons Jr, 00:17.275[16]; 12. 13-Adam Jordan, 00:17.347[12]; 13. 13E-Luke Jordan, 00:17.490[19]; 14. 7T-Tommy McClain, 00:17.612[7]; 15. 244-Brandon Smith, 00:17.617[17]; 16. 1L-Cory Lewis, 00:17.628[5]; 17. 4B-Greg Thompson, 00:17.741[6]; 18. 606-Brandon Parsons, 00:17.900[20]; 19. A17-Allen Salisbury, 00:18.319[14]; 20. 28-Bob Ramey, 00:19.544[21]; 21. 51*-Jimmy Spillman[3]; 22. 10-Henry Sizemore[22]

Limited Late Models 11 Entries

A Feature 1 15 Laps

1. 1-Shane Bailey[1]; 2. 10M-Mike Meyers[2]; 3. 9F-Richie Edwards[3]; 4. 58-Evyian Terry[7]; 5. 73B-Austin Mullett[5]; 6. 702-Kent Keyser[4]; 7. 26-Rick Stringer[8]; 8. 316-Joe Brewer[6]; 9. 83-Brayden Dillow[11]; 10. 55-Dave Gentil[10]; 11. 53-Scott Wilson[9]

Heat 1 8 Laps | 00:04:22.454

1. 1-Shane Bailey[1]; 2. 9F-Richie Edwards[3]; 3. 73B-Austin Mullett[2]; 4. 58-Evyian Terry[4]; 5. 53-Scott Wilson[6]; 6. (DNS) 55-Dave Gentil

Heat 2 8 Laps | 00:02:50.420

1. 10M-Mike Meyers[2]; 2. 702-Kent Keyser[1]; 3. 316-Joe Brewer[3]; 4. 26-Rick Stringer[4]; 5. 83-Brayden Dillow[5]

Sport Mods 12 Entries

A Feature 1 15 Laps | 00:14:07.081

1. 99-Danny Hamilton Jr[2]; 2. 51-Jason Spillman[4]; 3. 11B-Branden Colley[1]; 4. B9-Cody Gifford[3]; 5. 55-Kasey Black[8]; 6. 8D-Stevie Thornsberry[5]; 7. 5W-Mike Wilson[10]; 8. 1M-Justin Montgomery[11]; 9. 99X-Dillon Hamilton[7]

Heat 1 8 Laps | 00:03:15.000

1. 11B-Branden Colley[1]; 2. B9-Cody Gifford[3]; 3. 8D-Stevie Thornsberry[2]; 4. 99X-Dillon Hamilton[6]; 5. 8-Derek McIntosh[4]; 6. 1M-Justin Montgomery[5]

Heat 2 8 Laps | 00:03:15.000

1. 99-Danny Hamilton Jr[3]; 2. 51-Jason Spillman[5]; 3. 24Z-Zack Pendleton[2]; 4. 55-Kasey Black[4]; 5. 5W-Mike Wilson[1]; 6. 7C-Jason Ruby[6]

OVSCA Sprints 24 Entries

A Feature 1 25 Laps | 00:17:51.446

1. 22-Cole Duncan[4]; 2. 59-Bryan Nuckles[7]; 3. A79-Brandon Wimmer[2]; 4. 4X-Cale Stinson[9]; 5. 22B-Ryan Broughton[10]; 6. 2-Nathan Skaggs[16]; 7. 83X-Nate Reeser[11]; 8. 7A-Dave Dickson[5]; 9. 1B-Keith Baxter[12]; 10. 83-Adam Cruea[1]; 11. 23-Nick Patterson 23[13]; 12. 08-Brandon Conkel[18]; 13. 00H-Hunter Lynch[14]; 14. 1MC-Wayne McPeek[17]; 15. 1-Jamie Myers[15]; 16. D12-Jason Dolick[22]; 17. 40-Mark Imler[19]; 18. 11-Brian Benson[20]; 19. 44-Charlie Vest[21]; 20. 97J-Andy Fike[23]; 21. 5M-Eric Martin[24]; 22. 60-Kory Crabtree[8]; 23. 9W-Lance Webb[3]; 24. 35R-Ron Blair[6]

Heat 1 8 Laps | 00:05:59.000

1. A79-Brandon Wimmer[3]; 2. 9W-Lance Webb[2]; 3. 59-Bryan Nuckles[4]; 4. 22B-Ryan Broughton[5]; 5. 23-Nick Patterson 23[7]; 6. 2-Nathan Skaggs[6]; 7. 40-Mark Imler[8]; 8. D12-Jason Dolick[1]

Heat 2 8 Laps | 00:03:31.000

1. 22-Cole Duncan[4]; 2. 83-Adam Cruea[2]; 3. 7A-Dave Dickson[1]; 4. 83X-Nate Reeser[3]; 5. 00H-Hunter Lynch[5]; 6. 1MC-Wayne McPeek[6]; 7. 11-Brian Benson[7]; 8. 97J-Andy Fike[8]

Heat 3 8 Laps | 00:03:50.000

1. 60-Kory Crabtree[3]; 2. 35R-Ron Blair[1]; 3. 4X-Cale Stinson[4]; 4. 1B-Keith Baxter[5]; 5. 1-Jamie Myers[2]; 6. 08-Brandon Conkel[8]; 7. 44-Charlie Vest[6]; 8. 5M-Eric Martin[7]

Qualifying 1 | 00:00:14.000

1. 59-Bryan Nuckles, 00:13.618[14]; 2. 22-Cole Duncan, 00:13.637[2]; 3. 4X-Cale Stinson, 00:13.706[18]; 4. A79-Brandon Wimmer, 00:13.762[6]; 5. 83X-Nate Reeser, 00:13.792[4]; 6. 60-Kory Crabtree, 00:13.881[16]; 7. 9W-Lance Webb, 00:13.889[11]; 8. 83-Adam Cruea, 00:13.906[19]; 9. 1-Jamie Myers, 00:13.975[9]; 10. D12-Jason Dolick, 00:14.017[10]; 11. 7A-Dave Dickson, 00:14.030[12]; 12. 35R-Ron Blair, 00:14.038[23]; 13. 22B-Ryan Broughton, 00:14.057[1]; 14. 00H-Hunter Lynch, 00:14.115[5]; 15. 1B-Keith Baxter, 00:14.147[15]; 16. 2-Nathan Skaggs, 00:14.172[20]; 17. 1MC-Wayne McPeek, 00:14.225[7]; 18. 44-Charlie Vest, 00:14.430[13]; 19. 23-Nick Patterson 23, 00:14.533[3]; 20. 11-Brian Benson, 00:14.712[21]; 21. 5M-Eric Martin, 00:14.752[8]; 22. 40-Mark Imler, 00:14.871[22]; 23. 97J-Andy Fike, 00:15.332[24]; 24. 08-Brandon Conkel[17]