Kitzmiller’s Bookend Boone Tractor Mother’s Day Special at FCS

Callaway, VA (May 13, 2024) – The Grand National Super Series rolled into the hills of Franklin County and took on the high banks of the “World’s Fastest 3/8-mile Paved Oval” at Franklin County Speedway on Saturday night for the Boone Tractor Mother’s Day Special.

The Kitzmiller’s with the father Jason and son Isaac both of Maysville, WV took advantage of twin 50-lap races for the Grand National Super Series winning both. Isaac picked up his first career Grand National Super Series victory holding off his father and former series champion AJ Henriksen of Chicago, IL.

His father, Jason, then returned the favor and picked up the win in the second race of the night for the Grand National Super Series ahead of Henriksen and the younger Kitzmiller. Former NASCAR star Jeremy Mayfield of Owensboro, KY finished fifth in race one and fourth in the second race.

Dennis Holdren of Roanoke took advantage of an early race crash between front-row qualifiers Josh Phillips of Roanoke and Stonewall Kniceley of Rocky Mount took both drivers out of the race. Holdren then held off Rocky Mount driver Scott Foley for his second victory in a row. Jeff Martin of Blacksburg made his first start in many years and finished a strong third ahead of David Duncan of Rocky Mount and Steven Delp of Roanoke.

Chris Lilly of Shenandoah continued his dominance in the Moneta Tractor & Trailer Legends division with two wins on the night. Lilly bested former CARS Tour Late Model Stock Car driver Daniel Silvestri of Great Falls and Winston-Salem, NC driver Ethan Truell in both races. Reining Legends champion James Folds of Roanoke finished fourth ahead of Phil Smith of Grottoes in both races.

The Stock4 division once again put on the best show of the evening and led off the night with a dramatic finish between rival drivers Keyshaun Claytor of Martinsville and Josh Hinchee of Boones Mill. Hinchee made an aggressive move at the beginning of the race to take the lead from Claytor, but as the race headed to the checkered flag, he was leading Claytor and Rocky Mount driver Austin Guilliams in a close battle.

The trio came up on a lapped car late and split it, giving them different angles to enter turn one with Hinchee inside and Claytor and Guilliams going high. The lapped car moved down into Hinchee allowing Claytor and Guilliams to close in closer. Claytor contacted Hinchee’s rear bumper and got to his inside as the two traded paint through turn two. Claytor would come out with the lead and the win as Hinchee settled for second and Guilliams third. Pole winner Jaden Austin of Callaway finished fourth ahead of Wes Givens of Richmond.

Givens would take advantage of an invert after a rain delay for the second race and grabbed the lead early and never looked back on his way to win his fourth race in six starts in the second Stock4 race. Austin finished second with Gary Smith of Buchanan third, Josh Brown of Rocky Mount fourth and Claytor made his way back to fifth after being relegated to start last due to his victory in race one.

Racing action at Franklin County Speedway will have a week off this weekend due to expected rain but will return to action next Friday, May 24th with the FoxFire Towing Kenny Minter Classic SMART Modified Tour race. The event will feature a 110-lap SMART Modified Tour race with former NASCAR stars Ryan Newman, Joey Coulter and Jake Crum as well as Bowman Gray Stadium stars Burt and Jason Myers, Brandon Ward and more.

Also, on tap on Friday, May 24th will be the Carolina Crate Modified Series and the Moneta Tractor & Trailer Legends division. The night will kick off with a Racers Reunion and a Pit Party/Autograph Session with the stars of the SMART Modified Tour and more. The local classes will also compete on Monday, May 27th in the Sunoco Memorial Day Bash at 7pm.

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