Franklin County Speedway Driver Faces Double Trouble

Jamie Hartman is getting tired of being picked on, but he got double teamed anyway Saturday night at Franklin County Speedway.

Hartman was at FCS, after having a falling out with Motor Mile Speedway about his car. “They didn’t like this, they didn’t like that, and they didn’t like my rear spoiler.” Hartman said. “There are about six cars they have been picking on.” Hartman added.

Three other Mini Stocks showed up on a night they weren’t scheduled, but speedway officials decided they could have a non-points race.

Hartman was leading on the 17th lap when the double team started.

Current point leader and former division champion David Duncan Sr. of Rocky Mount spun Hartman in turn three. Speedway officials immediately parked Duncan for the night.

David Duncan, Jr. moved up to second, and on the restart beat repeatedly on Hartman down the back straightaway.

Speedway officials attempted to park the younger Duncan, but both drivers got into it again in turn three, before officials got  the younger Duncan off the track, and awarded the win to Hartman. “I knew before the race when they (the Duncans) went to get the second car I was in trouble.” Hartman said.

The senior Duncan saw it a little different. ”I was faster and he was holding me up.”

Libby Privette, 15 of Nathalie moved up to finish second.

New Castle drivers Ethan Brown and Daniel Givens finished first and second in the Pure Stock feature.

Billy Holder, Jr. and Chris Amos shared 15-lap Rookie U-Car wins.

Promoter Whitey Taylor’s son Josh celebrated his twelfth birthday by winning the Kids U-Car race.

Other Winners: Jeff Woods-Fast & Furious (Super U-Car), Jason Roach-Any Car.

Racing returns to the speedway Saturday featuring a Championship Pure Stock race.

Information: franklincospeedway.com or 1(540) 238-9955.