Flat Track series debuts at Friendship


By Ryan DeCosta - rdecosta@civitasmedia.com



Mocksville’s Tommy Clark wheels it through turns three and four during the inaugural ATV race at Friendship Motor Speedway, hosted by the Carolina ATV Flat Track Riders Series Friday night. Clark went on to win in the 40+ class later in the night.


Ryan DeCosta | Elkin Tribune

Only 5 years old, Walkertown’s William Landreth looks off in the distance during the drivers meeting before the first-ever ATV race at Friendship Motor Speedway Friday night. Landreth was the youngest competitor of the night in the Carolina ATV Flat Track Riders Series, and finished second in his class.


Ryan DeCosta | Elkin Tribune

It was a memorable night at Friendship Motor Speedway Friday as a completely different vehicle hit the track for the first time.

ATV riders took to the high banks of Friendship for the first ever ATV race held at the speedway, and it provided a change of pace for Friendship fans who are used to seeing cars smash and bang into each other for Saturday night racing, and a challenge for the drivers in the Carolina ATV Flat Track Riders Series.

In the first year for the series, the trip to Friendship marked their first laps around an oval. Tight hairpin turns were replaced by long sweeping ones, making for some exciting finishes. Unlike the typical Saturday night racing, there were some especially young riders turning fast laps. Walkertown’s William Landreth was the youngest competitor of the bunch. At only 5-years-old, Landreth finished second in his class, the 50-70 series. The Carolina ATV Flat Track Riders Series will return to the speedway Sept. 4. Top three from each feature were:

A-Class

Thomas McCoy

Michael Cox

Jason Duncan

C-Class

Derek Alderman

Ashton Russell

Chase Melton

40+

Tommy Clark

Rick Stanley

Chad Atkins

D-Class

Jonathan Spencer

Dallas Grubb

Kenneth Lewis

50-70cc

Billy Hart

Lane Sykes

Isaac McCoy

Open Amateur

Michael Wolford

Jason Duncan

Tyler Landreth

Women

Lauren Atkins

Kimmie Templeton

Tori Atkins

Mini Open

Billy Hart

Lane Sykes

Pro-Am

Zach Stanley

Thomas McCoy

Brooks Williams

30+

Rick Stanley

Chad Atkins

Jonathan Spencer

50-70

Issac McCoy

William Landreth

400 Youth

Ashton Russell

Chase Melton

Dallas Grubb

Pro

Brooks Williams

Zach Stanley

Chris Landreth

Knobby

Jason Duncan

Michael Wolford

Devin Snow

Ryan DeCosta can be reached at 336-258-4052 or via Twitter @rsdecosta.

Mocksville’s Tommy Clark wheels it through turns three and four during the inaugural ATV race at Friendship Motor Speedway, hosted by the Carolina ATV Flat Track Riders Series Friday night. Clark went on to win in the 40+ class later in the night.
http://yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_IMG_3232.jpgMocksville’s Tommy Clark wheels it through turns three and four during the inaugural ATV race at Friendship Motor Speedway, hosted by the Carolina ATV Flat Track Riders Series Friday night. Clark went on to win in the 40+ class later in the night. Ryan DeCosta | Elkin Tribune

Only 5 years old, Walkertown’s William Landreth looks off in the distance during the drivers meeting before the first-ever ATV race at Friendship Motor Speedway Friday night. Landreth was the youngest competitor of the night in the Carolina ATV Flat Track Riders Series, and finished second in his class.
http://yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_IMG_3270.jpgOnly 5 years old, Walkertown’s William Landreth looks off in the distance during the drivers meeting before the first-ever ATV race at Friendship Motor Speedway Friday night. Landreth was the youngest competitor of the night in the Carolina ATV Flat Track Riders Series, and finished second in his class. Ryan DeCosta | Elkin Tribune

By Ryan DeCosta

rdecosta@civitasmedia.com

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