Hornsby Wins Princeton, FASTRAK Triple Crown To Bare

Henry Hornsby III (left) scored the FASTRAK Pro Late Model Series victory at Princeton Speedway, while Tyler Bare (right) won the FASTRAK Triple Crown Championship. Photos: Henry Hornsby III Racing (left), Tyler Bare Racing (right)

Henry Hornsby III made some bold moves at Princeton Speedway in Princeton, West Virginia to win the FASTRAK Pro Late Model Series feature on Saturday night.

It was also the third Jewel of the 12th Annual FASTRAK Triple Crown, with Tyler Bare of Rockridge Baths, Virginia scoring the title with a fourth-place finish.

A lap 14 restart found Hornsby in the fourth spot behind Benji Hicks, Walker Arthur and Bare. The lead quartet of drivers went into the first turn on the restart four-wide.

When dust settled, Arthur came out the leader, and Hornsby made a bold move to come out of turn two in the second spot. On the next restart, Hornsby was able to get the jump on Arthur to take the lead.

Hornsby never looked back en route to his second career FASTRAK Touring win, taking a 2.458 second margin of victory under the checkered flag to score the $2,500 win.

“When we into turn one on that lap 14 restart, Arthur pushed up on Hicks, and I wasn’t sure what to do, so I just mashed the gas,” Hornsby said. “To win one of these races is just incredible. There is so much tough competition in FASTRAK, I’m just proud to get to race with these guys.”

“We gave up running a Division 3 race to come here tonight, so we have decided to give up on the weekly stuff and we’re going to tour with FASTRAK for the rest of the year,” Bare said after the race. “We will have to do a more traveling than we’re used to, but we have had so much fun racing with the FASTRAK Touring guys, and being able to compete with them, this is where I need to be.”

Hicks finished in second, with Arthur in third, Bare in fourth and T.J. Salango in fifth.

For more information on the FASTRAK Racing Series, visit FASTRAKRacing.com.

FASTRAK Pro Late Model Series
Princeton Speedway – Princeton, WV
Race Results – August 5, 2017

POS       STRT    CAR #   DRIVER                             HOMETOWN                   LAPS     $ WON
1.            8             39           Henry Hornsby III          Beckley, WV                     40           $2,500
2.            3             55           Benji Hicks                        Mt. Airy, NC                     40           $1,000
3.            2             87           Walker Arthur                 Forest, VA                         40           $700
4.            4             30           Tyler Bare                         Rockridge Baths, VA      40           $600
5.            6             18           T.J. Salango                      Beckley, WV                     40           $500
6.            9             04           David Watts                      Buchanan, VA                   40           $450
7.            5             2             Michael Bland                  Pineville, WV                    40           $400
8.            12           42           Cla Knight                         North Augusta, SC           40           $375
9.            18           24n        Matthew Nance                Ronda, NC                         40           $350
10.          13           55L        Matt Long                         Charlotte, NC                   40           $325
11.          21           83           Jensen Ford                       Piney Flats, TN                 40           $315
12.          11           33g        Shane Greco                      Midway, WV                     40           $300
13.          10           45           Eddie Hambrick            Oak Hill, WV                      40           $275
14.          22           86           Brandon Riffe                   Lerona, WV                      40           $265
15.          17           84b        Matt Bennett                     Hinton, WV                       40           $250
16.          20           27           Ashley Brewster                Princeton, WV                  40           $250
17.          19           99           Teddy Tate                        Rural Retreat, VA           35           $250
18.          15           002        Tyler Arrington                Honaker, VA                     30           $250
19.          7             8             Ron Parker                       Belwood, NC                     26           $250
20.          16           12u        Brandon Umberger         Rural Retreat, VA           23           $250
21.          23           19           Brian Thomas                   Mount Carbon, WV         21           $250
22.          1             12           Ricky Williams                Beckley, WV                        13           $250
23.          14           99s         Rick Solari                        Beaver, WV                       13           $250
24.          24           C4          Chuck Kimble                   Rayland, OH                     12           $250

 

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