Story courtesy of TennesseeRacer.com:
Ruben Mayfield has experienced a great deal of success this season at the Spring City Raceway but on Friday night he scored his most lucrative win of the season on the 1/4 mile clay oval. The veteran driver earned $1,000 by besting fifteen other Limited Late Model drivers on the east Tennessee track.
Mayfield began the night by setting fast time in qualifying with a lap of 11.792 seconds. The top-6 drivers in time trials earned a spot in a special dash race that would pay the winner $50 but also set the starting lineup for the feature. Joining Mayfield in that event would be Ross White, Ryan King, Brian Hooks, Anthony White and Jason Manley.
Ross White got the early jump in that short dash and went on to win with Mayfield, Hooks, King and Anthony White following. Manley broke a power steering belt on his machine in that race and was forced to retire for the evening.
Travis Armes and Trent Mullinax won the two heat races used to set the rest of the starting lineup for the feature event.
At the drop of the green flag for the 30 lap main event, Ross White went to the early lead with Mayfield dogging him at every turn around the tight track known as ‘The Bullring’. Finally, Mayfield got inside of White and took the lead going into turn three on the sixth lap. From that point on, the #00 car would command the race despite a number of cautions that would bunch the field behind the race leader.
The most significant of those yellow flags came on lap 11 when Ryan King made a move inside of Ross White for 3rd place. The two cars came together in turn three and King’s machine went up over the nose of White’s car. At the same time, Mullinax came onto the scene and drove under King’s prone racer. The resulting impact sent King rolling over with his car coming to rest on its top.
King and all other drivers were uninjured.
With the field reduced Mayfield continued to assert his dominance, sometimes building leads of up to a full straighaway. Even with additional cautions to allow the competition to close up to his rear spoiler, the #00 was never seriously challenged for the top spot in the second half of the race.
At the finish it was Ruben Mayfield, Brian Hooks, Trent Mullinax, Travis Armes, Jim Bolen, Joey Standridge, Kelvin White and Herman Radke III.
In other action, Allen Henderson beat out Clay Henderson in the Pony Stocks while Nathan Adams was victorious in the Front Wheel Drive class. John Stout won in Mod Lites.
Jimmy York won over Todd Poole in the Modified Street division and Chuck Heling came home the winner ahead of Aaron Duncan in the Super Streets.