CONCORD, NC : As the split classes of the 2020 Summer Shootout continues on in the month of June, the Legends returned to Charlotte Motor Speedway on Tuesday night for round three of their series. The four point scoring classes of Young Lions, Semi-Pros, Masters and Pros were joined for the first time in over a decade by the Chargers division at the Summer Shootout.
The Young Lions began the feature portion of the races with Lucas Vera and Cameron Bolin on the front row for the 25 lap event.
Jaiden Reyna, the winner of week one’s feature started in third and took the race lead away as the field exited the fourth turn to complete lap one.
As Reyna checked out, the battle for second became a three-car affair as Bolin and Vera were under pressure by Landon Rapp.
By lap 10, Rapp finally setup Vera in turn three and took the third position away as they had both lost touch with the top two of Reyna and Bolin.
The race would be slowed on lap 14 after Colin Brown slid off track in turn three with a flat left front tire.
After two failed attempts to get the double-file restart underway, they would restart single file with Reyna out front of Bolin and Rapp.
Rapp continued his progress forward with four laps to go as he moved past the 14 of Bolin to take the second place and began his chase of leader Reyna.
Isaac Bevin spun in turn four with two laps to go to bring out the final caution flag and setup a shootout to the finish.
Jaiden Reyna continued his momentum with his second Young Lions feature win in three starts to begin this year’s Summer Shootout. Rapp came across the line in second with Bolin, Bryce Applegate and Cameron Murray the rest of the top five.
The Legends Pro drivers were next onto the quarter-mile at Charlotte Motor Speedway with Garrett Manes and Caleb Heady on the front row for the 25 lap feature race. The winners of the first two rounds, William Cox and Carson Ferguson made up the second row.
Heady led the charge into turn one from the outside, but it was Ferguson who used the gap to get from the outside of row two to the inside of Heady off the second turn and take the lead away as they completed the first circuit.
Manes was able to follow his Ladyga Motorsports teammate by Heady to take second away. However, on lap 3 Heady got back by Manes, but over drove turn three and as he slid up the track Justin Lloyd and Manes were both able to get around the 82 of Heady for second and third.
Lap 9 saw Heady begin to recover from the earlier mistake as he once more got by Manes for third. Cox and Ryan Mackintosh had joined the battle for the fourth position now as Manes’ car was going the wrong way.
Cox and Manes would exchange the fourth position several times around the halfway point of the feature, before Cox was able to win the battle and secure fourth.
Back up front, Lloyd had run down race leader Ferguson from over a second gap to just a couple of car lengths as they were inside ten laps to go.
Lloyd never got close enough to make a move as Carson Ferguson led all 25 laps en route to his second feature win in three starts of this year’s Summer Shootout. Ferguson proved that the air-cooled Yamaha 1250 is still fast around the Charlotte Motor Speedway as he drove that powerplant to the win.
The Legends Semi-Pros were next on track for a scheduled 25 lap feature race. Week one’s winner Tommy Good lined up on the pole with eNASCAR Coca~Cola Series driver Garrett Lowe alongside him on the front row.
A full field of 28 cars would take the green flag and thunder off into the first turn. Good jumped out to the lead, but Will Robusto was sent for a spin in turn three of the first lap to bring out the caution flag after contact from behind.
Good and last week’s winner Jake Waltman made up the front row after the choose . Waltman would grab the lead from the outside line and lead lap two.
That lead would be short-lived as Good moved back to the inside of Waltman off of turn two on lap three to retake the lead. Lowe was able to follow Good through and move into the second spot.
Lap five saw another yellow flag wave after Conner Jones went around in turn one after contact from the Cole Brown.
Good and Waltman brought the field down for the restart and just like the prior restart it was Waltman who used the outside to take the lead. Caution would wave one lap later after fender debris was scattered in the third turn.
After another incident on a restart, Waltman and California’s Justice Calabro lined up on the front row for a restart with 18 laps to go.
The race would be slowed once more after a multicar accident in turn four put the race under the yellow flag.
For the second straight week the time limit would be enforced on the Semi-Pro feature as they had reached the 25 minutes with just 8 laps completed.
Waltman and Good brought the remainder of the field down for the final restart with 17 scheduled laps to go, or the next caution flag.
Good was called for a jumped start and as he gave the lead back to Waltman, that opened the door for Calabro to take second away and then on lap ten Calabro would take the lead away from Waltman.
Waltman, Calabro and Good would fight it out for the lead before Waltman was able to come away with the top spot a lap before the final yellow flag flag on lap 16 to end the race. Jake Waltman came away with his second consecutive Semi-Pro feature win just ahead of Good and Calabro.
Dwayne Holder and former champion Doug Stevens brought the stout field of Masters to the green flag for their 25 lap event.
Stevens quickly took the lead as week one winner Robby Faggart took second away on the start.
On lap 3, Stevens’ car slowed suddenly off of turn two and he dropped to fourth behind Faggart, Scott Moseley and Jon Craig. Last week’s winner Robbie Woodall was also part of the five car battle for the lead.
Caution waved on lap six for the stalled car of Holder at the start/finish line.
Faggart and Stevens were the front row after the choose for the restart. Stevens once again used the high line to lead the field off of turn two as Woodall and Faggart found each other on the track again as they battled for second.
The caution flag waved on lap 15 after Faggart and Woodall came together in turn three.
It was an all-Georgia front row with Stevens and Moseley for the restart with ten laps to go.
Stevens did not get a great restart and it allowed Moseley to take the lead as they drove off into the first turn.
On lap 20, Stevens used a little bump to just move Moseley enough to get to the inside and he was able to reclaim the lead of the feature.
Doug Stevens would drive away to become the third different Legends Masters feature win in the first three weeks of the Summer Shootout. Moseley made it a Georgia 1-2 with second, followed by Faggart, Carl Cormier and Craig.
In the return of the Legends Chargers Division to the Summer Shootout it was Justin Outen who held off Logan Drumheller and Adam Berberich for the victory. However, it post race tech the car of Outen was too light and thus his win was thrown out. This gave Drumheller the win in the return of the class.
The Summer Shootout cranks back up on Monday night with the final split week of competition as the Bandoleros return for round four. On Tuesday, the Legend drivers will take on Charlotte Motor Speedway with their round four action.
Summer Shootout – Round 3 Results :
Legends Young Lions :
- Jaiden Reyna
- Landon Rapp
- Cameron Bolin
- Bryce Applegate
- Cameron Murray
- Paul Owens
- Lucas Vera
- Parker Eatmon
- Ethan Norfleet
- Kade Brown
- Chase Singletary
- Isaac Bevin
- Nikita Johnson
- Josh Speas
- Giovanni Ruggiero
- Colin Brown
Legends Semi-Pros :
- Jake Waltman
- Tommy Good
- Justice Calabro
- Blake Lothian
- Garrett Lowe
- Justin Gareis
- Carson Ware
- Rajah Caruth
- Jadyn Daniels
- Craig Biryla
- Trevor Thacker
- Will Robusto
- Lavar Scott
- Heather Hadley
- Jake Johnson
- Carson Poindexter
- Cole Brown
- Austin Saunders
- Joshua Plummer
- Trevor Wester
- Jack Baldwin
- Christina Pedano
- Graham Campbell
- Regina Sirvent
- Daniel Knight
- Conner Jones
- Landon Lewis
- Daniel Bushey
Legends Masters :
- Doug Stevens
- Scott Moseley
- Robby Faggart
- Carl Cormier
- Jon Craig
- Robbie Woodall
- Chip Ferguson
- Jan Ingram
- Kris East
- Charles Parker
- Dwayne Holder
Legends Pros :
- Carson Ferguson
- Justin Lloyd
- Caleb Heady
- William Cox
- Garrett Manes
- Ryan Mackintosh
- Cody Hall
- Bryson Ruff
- Cale Hall
- Timothy Watson
Legends Chargers :
- Logan Drumheller
- Adam Berberich
- Patrick Lyon
- Dustin McNeill
- Nick Morabito
- Izzie Wilson
- Branham Phillips
- Jordan Plummer
- Tristin Bruce
- Tyler Garretson
- Justin Outen – DQ