Gibson Makes it Two in a Row,
Columbus, Ohio (August 12, 2006) – Not only did Zach Gibson clinch the Winged Sprints on Asphalt championship by winning the twenty-five lap feature event at Columbus on Saturday, but he did so by holding off his father, Larry, to become the first son/father duo to finish 1-2 in WSoA history.
At the drop of the green, it was pole sitter Christopher Myers jumping out the early lead. Myers remained unchallenged until lap five when he got sideways coming out of turn four, allowing Chad Livingston and Larry Gibson to catch up. By lap seven Larry Gibson had gotten by Livingston and Myers to over take the top spot. On lap twelve Larry Gibson encountered lapped traffic allowing his son Zach, who had over taken second from Myers, to close in on Larry.
The only yellow of the evening would fly on lap fifteen as Matt Ferrell spun out in front of traffic. When the green flag came back out, it was a father/son battle for first, as Zach was putting the pressure on his dad for the lead. By the time to duo came back to the flagstand to complete lap sixteen, Zach had over taken the lead. Where he would remain unchallenged for the remainder of the event. Behind Zach Gibson, was father Larry – with an impressive run as this was his first race in two and a half years. Third place went to Chad Livingston, followed by another Gibson, Terry and Frank Neill rounded out the top five.
Fast time went to Terry Gibson with a lap of 12.305 seconds. Heat race wins went to Larry Gibson and Matt Ferrell.
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Qualifying: 1. Terry Gibson 12.305; 2. Zach Gibson 12.343; 3. Frank Neill 12.369; 4. Matt Ferrell 12.380 5. Larry Gibson 12.534; 6. Tom Tolbert 12.565; 7; 7. Rick Ridenbaugh 12.87; 8. Tom Geren 12.907; 9. Chad Livingston 12.914; 10. Paul Buckingham 12.983; 11. Christopher Myers 12.997; 12. Duane Smith 13.903
Heat Race #1: 1. Larry Gibson 2. Christopher Myers 3. Chad Livingston 4. Terry Gibson 5. Frank Neill 6. Rick Ridenbaugh
Heat Race #2: 1.Matt Ferrell 2. Zach Gibson 3. Tom Geren 4. Tom Tolbert 5. Dwayne Smith 6. Paul Buckingham
Feature: 1. Zach Gibson 2. Larry Gibson 3. Chad Livingston 4. Terry Gibson 5.
Frank Neill 6. Paul Buckingham 7. Matt Ferrell 8. Tom Geren 9. Christopher Myers
10. Rick Ridenbaugh 11. Dwayne Smith 12. Tom Tolbert
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