CRAWFORD IN MODS OF MAYHEM. BURKETT CLAIMS PURE STOCK BOUNTY, LANGHAM IN SPORTSMEN, WINSLOW WINS OUTLAW STOCKS.

Crawford Earns Emotional Win; 17-Year-Old Burkett Nabs First Career Victory, Collects Balkum Bounty   By Chuck Corder Adam Crawford put his trust in his equipment and had faith in his genes. Letting Donnie Hamrac reach clean air at Five Flags Speedway is, usually, never a good idea. Especially, when the three-time Modifieds Snowball Derby champion takes the lead with less than 20 laps remaining. Typically, you can write a Hamrac “W” in ink. Not this Friday night at the famed half-mile asphalt oval. The crafty Crawford reset, cooled his No. 64’s tires and made a triumphant charge to reclaim the lead on Lap 43. The Mobile driver, and son of former NASCAR trucks champion Rick Crawford, pulled away from the rest of the field to claim the Modifieds of Mayhem 50-lap feature win for his first career victory in Pensacola. “I knew I had a really good racecar,” Crawford said of his David Jones machine. “I [...]

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KNOWLES LEADS MODIFIEDS OF MAYHEM AS OPEN WHEEL ACTION SHIFTS TO PENSACOLA FRIDAY

Fresh Start, Fresh Results: With Podium Finishes, Knowles Enjoying Mayhem of Modifieds Racing   By Chuck Corder Zach Knowles couldn’t have asked for a better introduction on the Modifieds of Mayhem tour. The 28-year-old Texan is in his first season running the series' full schedule of races, making stops at some of the south’s most iconic speedways. Knowles, who has raced both Modifieds and Late Models at Five Flags Speedway, began his year with a third-place finish at the venerable Montgomery (AL) Motor Speedway in early March. But it was last month’s dominant win at Crisp Motorsports Park in Cordele, Ga., that injected some confidence into the Houston native and his No. 51 team. “We actually struggled in practice the day of (the race) and the day before,” said Knowles, who first began racing at age 12. “We did our homework, made sure everything was good and changed the car accordingly. We led from Lap [...]

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