Clayton Miller Claims Sweetheart Race Open Wheel Modified Win at 411 Motor Speedway

By Michael Despain

SEYMOUR, TENNESSEE – February 16, 2019 – CT Promotions would sanction the Open Wheel Modified portion of the 2019 Sweetheart Race at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, TN and Clayton Miller of Elkton, KY would score the $2,000 victory in the richest Open Wheel Modified event ever contested at the track.

The win for Miller would be his first at the track and would come aboard the Lexington Landscape, Wall Construction, Blackwell Construction, Hustlin' Lawn Care, Quick Car sponsored #15 Brucebilt Chassis, Kevin Fisher Race Engines powered entry.

After the initial would be waved off for a caution for a turn one tangle between Brian Nantz and P.J. Simpson, the thirty-lap feature contest would go green with Adam Stricker taking the race lead, with Amos Bunch, Clayton Miller, Rocky Wilson, and Josh Henry giving chase. Miller would drive past Bunch for second on lap three, while the caution would fly one tour later when Nantz and Rick Standridge would spin in turn one. Back underway, Stricker would maintain the race lead, with Miller in pursuit, while Henry would pressure Wilson for the fourth position. The caution would appear again on lap eight and would eventual turn into a red flag when Standridge would hit the outside retaining wall in turn four and his mount would end up sitting rear bumper first up on the outside wall. Stricker would continue to lead on the restart, while Miller began to apply more pressure to the leader, while Billy Palmer would take the fifth position away from Henry on lap eleven. Miller would duck to the inside and take the lead momentarily on lap thirteen, but the caution would appear again just as Miller made his pass for Nantz, who sat turned around in turn four.

The restart would see Miller continue to pressure Stricker for the race lead and Miller would again scoot past Stricker on lap sixteen, only to have another caution appear when Cameron Marlar would loop his entry in turn four. This restart would see Stricker and Miller settle into a side-by-side battle for the lead only to have a caution wave on lap nineteen for Josh Stoglin who had slowed at the top of turn two. The restart would see the battle for the lead resume and Miller would work under Stricker exiting turn four to finally snag the top spot on lap twenty. Miller would pull away slightly from Stricker, while Bunch would pressure Stricker for the runner-up spot and Stricker would slip high in turn one and Bunch would take the second position on lap twenty-three. Two more cautions would wave on laps twenty-four and twenty-five, but Miller would not be challenged the remainder of the way and score the $2,000 victory. Bunch would finish second, with Stricker settling for third. Henry would come home fourth, while sixteenth-place starter Glen Hounshell would complete the top five. The remainder of the top ten finishers would be Rocky Wilson, Tyler James, Brian Nantz, Cameron Marlar, and Robbie Reagan.

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Official Summary of Results

Feature Results for CT Promotions Open Wheel Modifieds at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, TN on February 16, 2019
1. Clayton Miller-Elkton, Ky.
2. Amos Bunch-Wartburg, Tenn.
3. Adam Stricker-Batavia, Oh.
4. Josh Henry-Newport, Tenn.
5. Glen Hounshell-Cartersville, Ky.
6. Rocky Wilson-Hodgenville, Ky.
7. Tyler James-Newport, Tenn.
8. Brian Nantz-Corbin, Ky.
9. Cameron Marlar-Winfield, Tenn.
10. Robbie Reagan-Crossville, Tenn.
11. Aaron Carter-Beckley, West Va.
12. Joey Cotterman-Cookeville, Tenn.
13. Josh Stoglin-Sparta, Tenn.
14. Billy Palmer-Knoxville, Tenn.
15. Wayne James-Newport, Tenn.
16. Terry James-Newport, Tenn.
17. Rick Standridge-Vonore, Tenn.
18. Josh Chesney-Maynardsville, Tenn.
19. P.J. Simpson-Berry, Ky.
20. Larry James-Newport, Tenn.
21. Brian Skaggs-Pedro, Oh.
Did Not Start-Blake Gregory, Mark Patton

Time of Race: 41 minutes, 42 seconds
Margin of Victory: 2.105 seconds
Yellow Flags: 8 (Lap 1, 4, 8, 13, 16, 19, 24, 25)
Red Flags: 1 (Lap 8)
Lap Leaders: Adam Stricker 1-19, Clayton Miller 20-30
Entries: 25
Overall Top Qualifier: Clayton Miller 14.430 seconds

Heat One Finish (8 laps/top 7 transfer)- Amos Bunch, Clayton Miller, Wayne James, Joey Cotterman, Tyler James, Glen Hounshell (DNS-Rick Standridge, Mark Patton)

Heat Two Finish (8 laps/top 7 transfer)- Adam Stricker, Billy Palmer, P.J. Simpson, Josh Stoglin, Robbie Reagan, Cameron Marlar, Larry James (DNS-Terry James)

Heat Three Finish (8 laps/top 4 transfer)- Josh Henry, Rocky Wilson, Aaron Carter, Josh Chesney, Brian Nantz, Brian Skaggs (DNS-Blake Gregory, Kelly Cook)