The Night "The Lights Went Out" in Ona
North Carolina (July 21, 2009) - On Saturday, July 18, 2009, the
Super Cup Stock Car Series raced at Ona Speedway in Ona, West
Virginia, with a great thanks to our sponsor Brumfield’s Toting.
What a night of racing! Not only was there heat on the track, but
also some excess heat in a circuit breaker.
The day began with the #75 Jody
Harrison taking the pole, although Saturday night showed that
Michael Mohelski was ready to win with the #12 car. Running third
and biding his time, Michael had the best seat in the house to watch
race leader, Tyler Nuckles and Jody Harrison battle for the lead.
The race was slowed by only 2
cautions in the first half of the 100 laps of the night. The second
half of those 100 really created fan excitement! On lap 70, Jody
Harrison got into the leader Tyler Nuckles and his #71 car while
trying to take the position and sent Nuckles turning around
and bringing out one of four cautions during the last 50 laps. After
the caution, Jody Harrison and his #75 were sent to the rear of the
field, leaving the #12 of Michael Mohelski with the top spot.
lap 80, Mohelski was out front holding off a very hard charging
Harvey Harrison in the #51 car when the entire raceway went black!
That’s right, an overheated circuit breaker blew and the “Lights
Went Out in Ona Speedway”. This
particular bizarre turn of events really proved what a talented
group of drivers the Super Cup Series has because while driving at
full speed into a blackout, none of the drivers wrecked! Amazing!!
These Super Cup Drivers never fail to amaze a crowd!
the lights returned, there were 20 laps to go. Mohelski restarted
the race after some more cautions were brought out, including the
last one of a Green-White Checker for him to get his first win in
his 5th start of the Super Cup Series. The battles on the
track proved to be an excitement to the crowd, with their voices and
cheers carrying during the 100 laps of the race about what was
happening at the time, and their desire to see the Super Cup Series
return to Ona Speedway in the future. This truly was a one of a kind
race night, but when the Super Cup Series races, it can always
provide the crowd with the unexpected leaving them cheering for
more! Super Cup Series would once again like to thank Brumfield’s
Toting for sponsoring the night and helping to make it all happen.
Top 5 Finishing Order 7/18/09
# 12 Michael Mohelski
# 51 Harvey Harrison
# 71 Tyler Nuckles
# 1 Mike Kurkowski
# 66 Larry Wilcox
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