Flomaton Speedway made believers out of a lot of people Saturday night. The Mississippi Street Stock Series was rained out last Saturday night and it looked like Mother Nature was going to get her way once again, but Flomaton officials said early in the day, if you don't show up you will miss a great night of racing... They were right!! As racing started, 30 MSSS drivers checked in to do battle at the small bullring in Flomaton. The MSSS drivers took to the speedway for qualifying. The top 6 from qualifying would be locked in for the feature event but would have to re-draw for top 6 starting position. 3 cars at a time took to the track to qualify and after 30 cars, Trey Bright would put his #82 on the pole with quick time sponsored by S&S Communications. The #18 of Brooks Strength, Richie Stephens in the 69, Kevin Mitchells #99, The #7 of David Windham and Lee Ray in the #2 would come out as the fast 6. All other cars would have to run the heats to make the show.
3 MSSS Heats would roll of next with the top 4 from each heat transferring to the main event. The top 4 from Heat #1 would be 2 time defending MSSS Champion, Calvin Cook from Chumuckla, FL taking the win in the High Roller by Cook taking the win followed by Brandon Harrris of Molino, FL in the Butler U Pull It, Coastal Engine and Machine #2, The #29 Dean Shaw of Defuniak Springs, FL and the Country Pleasin' Sausage, Handicap Mobility, Steve's Performance #711 of Brian Cox
Transferring from Heat #2 would be Brandon, MS Kevin Whittington in the Ergon, Wixson Automotive, Climate Masters High Roller by Cook #007 taking the win. 2014 MSSS Rookie of the Year, Brandon Leftwich in the #777 sponsored by Reeve's Custom Paint, Leftwich Plumbing, Lit's Famiyl Haircare, STR Race car from Meridian, MS. Jay, FL driver Josh Kimmons in the #38 and Wesley Hoomes in his Back Pocket Racing #17
Heat #3 would see the #19, McMurtry's Automotive, Williams Racecars Chevrolet of Michael Williams from Saucier, MS. The L&H #3 of Larry Faulk from Alabama. Cantonment, FL's Joe Richbourg in the #15h and the last transfer spot from the heats would be the #27 of Jay, FL driver Bobby Resmondo.
4 cars from the B Main would also transfer, The #2 Outlaw Racecars, Altha, FL driver Brian Hansford, Toomsuba, MS's Artis Bunyard in the Bunyard Transmission #12, The #72 of Sam Maxie from Van Cleave, MS driving the Stringer Auto Center, Dog House Chassis machine and #86 of Kevin Bell.
MSSS Provisionals went to was Alan Gilreath. Jason Harrison and Garrett McDonald. Flomaton Track provisional was Alan Gilreath.
It was feature time in the MSSS at Flomaton Speedway. After driver introductions, The Top 6 would redraw for position and he #7 of David Windham would draw the #1 and take the pole. As the green flag dropped after 4 wide salute to the fans, the #69s of Rocketman Richie Stephens would rocket to the lead in the Rocketman Racecars, Lovestuffonline.com machine with the #18 of Brooks Strength close behind. Trey Bright would make his way into the 3rd spot. After several cautions, these 3 driver ran nose to tail for several laps until a red flag came out for the #99 Guy Bros Roofing, Atlas Roofing, Coastal Engine and Machine of Kevin Mitchel as he got together with another car and did a slow roll onto the top of his mount. Mitchel emerged from his machine unharmed. Also involved in that wreck would be the #6 of Calvin Cook who carried his mount to the pits or some quick repairs.
As the laps wound down, Bright drove his #82 around the Coleman Motorsports, Reed's Metals, Sauls Farms #18 of Brooks Strength for 2nd. A late caution would wave and the leader, Stephens would be forced pitside for a flat tire relinquishing the lead to Bright. As the checkered flag would drop on round 2 of the Mississippi Street Stock Series, Trey Bright in the Eaton Clinic, Bright Performance, Bama Pools, Feterly Automotive, canincompassion.com #82 would take the win. Strength would hold on for 2nd. The #777 of Brandon Leftwich would have his best finish coming in 3rd. Saucier, MS driver Brian Cox was 4th, Kevin Whittington would round out the top 5.
The MSSS would like to thank the staff of Flomaton Speedway for all their hospitality! The Next MSSS race is at Jackson Motor Speedway on June 16th.