CONCORD, N.C. – Captain Jeremy Brown of the Kannapolis Fire Department took the victory in the Guns and Hoses School Bus Slobberknocker during Week Six of the Jack in the Box Summer Shootout Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Tuesday.
Kason Plott and Tom Pistone also picked up wins.
In the first responders school bus race, the fire department beat out local police and paramedics. Jeremy Brown, of the Kannapolis Fire Department, edged Ken Auten, of the Gastonia Fire Department, out of the lead on Lap Three. Brown, who finished second in last year’s First Responders School Bus Slobberknocker, cruised to the checkered flag, beating Auten by almost two school bus lengths. Tony Peeler, of the Kannapolis Police Department finished in third place while Dean Lowder, of the City of Albemarle Fire Department placed fourth. Rounding out the top-five was Gary Hatley, of the Concord Police Department.
The caution flew on the first lap of the Legend Pro for Trey Jarrell who spun in turn 4. Plott still led, followed by Steven Cantrell and Daniel Hemric, who made contact, bringing out the caution again. After several more incidents, Hemric and Cantrell got together again causing the yellow flag to fly.
On lap 12, Byron brought out the yellow for a wreck in turn Four, which also collected Trey Jarrell. Hemric made his way back through the pack and chose the outside lane on the final restart, which put him next to Plott. Plott was able to hold the defending series champ to second place, Michael Torres finished third, Zane Smith finished fourth and Jordan Black finished fifth.
Pistone overcame a race bounty and remained undefeated in the Security Force Legend Car Masters division, edging out John Sossoman. Pistone, a Mooresville, N.C. native, took the lead from Scott Whitaker on lap 8 and never looked back, extending his car length lead over Sossoman to almost eight lengths on lap 11. However, Sossoman was able to cut into Pistone’s lead towards the end. With the win, Pistone’s race bounty has increased to a $300 reward and four new race tires to any driver that defeats him in the next round.
Sossoman, who has been the closest driver this season to dethroning Pistone, finished just 0.874 seconds behind him at the end. Whitaker finished in third to record his third podium finish of the season. Robby Faggart moved into second place overall in the points standings with a fourth place finish. Rounding out the top-5 was Robbie Woodall, who tallied his fourth top-5 finish of the season.
Other winners included Joshua Brimecombe, of Concord, N.C., in the Quaker Steak and Lube Legend Car Semi-Pro division and Carson Ferguson, of Charlotte, N.C., in the Legend Car Young Lions division. Bandolero divisions were scratched due to rain in the area and will be run next week.