MACON, Ga. – Larry Russell Jr. had been thinking a long time about making a return to Street Stock racing at Macon Speedway.
He not only made his comeback but also did it in style by winning a furious battle.
The former Macon Speedway track champion kept Terry Reed, Bobby Beiler and Nick Justice is his rearview mirror and took the checkered flag Saturday night during the Skeff Distributing Christmas in July Toy Drive. Russell, of Harristown, kept his car glued to the bottom groove to score the victory on the fifth-mile high banked dirt oval.
Meanwhile, Cory Daugherty overcame a collision with a lapped car that nearly doomed his night. The driver from Blue Mound grabbed the Billingsley Towing Modifieds victory even though his left rear quarter panel was bent over the rear deck lid.
Nick Macklin made a late pass with a daring move to win in Sportsman. Unable to make the pass low, the Argenta racer charged around the high side for the victory, making it two straight weekends with a win.
Paul Day, of Atwood, was the fastest of 16 Beach House Mini-Sprints as the class made its second appearance at Macon Speedway this season. Day finished third here earlier this season in the other Mini-Sprint feature.
Thad Gee took the win in the Outlaw Hornets for the second consecutive week, and Benjamin McChristy grabbed the lead from Luke Wright midway through the Stock Hornet feature to take the victory.
Larry Russell Jr; Terry Reed; Justin Layne; Nick Justice; Bobby Beiler; Gene Reed; Kyle Waters; James Farley III; Tom Reich; Roy MaGee II; Charles Biesenthal; Zach Perryman; Brian Gaines; Luke Force; Dustin Reed; Brian Dasenbrock; Jake Weatherford; Ronnie Burns; Brandon Dick; Jason Schrimpsher; Billy Justice Jr.; Ben Medaris