WHEELERSBURG, OH-The 2012 season officially came to a close on Saturday, November 10th with the “1st Annual Fall Havoc” Enduro. With great racing and crazy action the norm for the 2012 season, it’s only fitting that the year would end with the most wild Enduro in SOS history.
The afternoon of racing officially got underway with the Time Trial Challenge. Danny Hamilton, a GCP Engines Sport Mod competitor at SOS, bested the field of 28 Enduro’s in the Time Trial Challenge. Hamilton was one of seven cars who made it under the 1:00.00 minute in time trials as the cars had to make one lap around the correct direction, turn their car around, and make a lap the opposite direction.
Following the Time Trial Challenge, the cars made their way out to compete in the Dash for Cash. Hamilton, by having quick time would have to start sixth in the dash. That wasn’t no problem for Hamilton as he was up to third by lap one and took the lead on lap two. Hamilton was able to hold off a late race challenge from Cody Noble to win the dash for cash worth $25 and the pole for the 15 lap finale of The Main Event.
The rest of the field was then split up into two 15 lap heat races. The first heat race saw a great battle for the lead between Jesse Noble and Justin Miller until Miller made heavy contact with the wall off of turn four with three laps to go. Noble then led the final three laps to win the first heat race. Ray Scott won the second heat race.
With all of the preliminary events completed, next to hit the track was The Main Event. The Main Event featured a 30 lap endurance segment followed by a 15 lap finale for the $200 win and Fall Havoc Championship. With the track soaked down pretty heavily prior to The Main Event, things got real interesting right from the start of the endurance segment as cars struggled to keep the cars going straight around the slick surface. Things got really interesting at the 20 minute mark when Craig Hunt, driving a retired SOS push truck, got hooked on the backstretch and rolled over multiple times. Thankfully, Hunt emerged from the car uninjured with a big wave to the crowd, which garnered a huge cheer from the fans. (A screenshot from the start of Hunt’s wreck is at the top of the press release.) Following Hunt’s wreck, the last 10 minutes of the endurance segment went off without any major incidents.
28 cars started in their quest to win the “1st Annual Fall Havoc.” By the time the 15 lap finale came around, only 9 cars remained. Before the 15 lap finale began, the track was once again soaked down to help slow down speeds and make for a more exciting race. The front row of Danny Hamilton, Cody Noble, and Tony Sites led the field into turn one for the finale. Noble was able to get into the early lead with Robert Mapes close behind in second. On lap 5, the action got really wild again as a car barrel rolled off the backstretch, landed on all four, and kept on going to drive the car back into the pits. With Noble leading, the action for second got fast and furious between Mapes and Danny Hamilton. Nobody would have anything for Cody Noble as he led every lap of the 15 lap finale to win the “1st Annual Fall Havoc” Enduro!
Southern Ohio Speedway would like to extend a thank you to all of the competitors and race fans for making the 1st Annual Fall Havoc a great success. From side by side racing, beating and banging, the most unique time trials in SOS history, two rollovers, and a car being towed into the pits on it’s roof, it was a fun afternoon and great way to end the 2012 season. SOS will sit idle for the next four months for the winter but return to action with two pre-season Test N’ Tunes on March 23rd and 30th and Opening Night on Saturday, April 6th featuring Late Models-$2,000 to win, Modifieds, Sport Mods, and Pure Stocks. Stay tuned to www.southernohiospeedway.com for lot’s of content all winter long.
1st Annual Fall Havoc Summary
Time Trial Challenge Winner-Danny Hamilton
Dash for Cash-Danny Hamilton, Cody Noble, Derrick McClusky, Tony Sites, Terry Summers, Todd Brumfield
Heat One-Jesse Noble
Heat Two-Ray Scott
The Main Event-Cody Noble