"August 14, 2004" Champeno Brings Home Fifth Place
Dusty Rhoads took full advantage of his spot on the pole position as he jumped
out to a commanding lead in the 25-lap late model feature. Mel Wilt settled into second but nearing the half way point
would feel the pressure from point leader Todd Price and Rick Boyer. On lap 10 both Price and Boyer made their way passed
Wilt and set their sights on leader Rhoads, who was nearly half a straightaway ahead. With just over five laps remaining,
Price and Boyer caught Rhoads putting on a great show for the fans in a tight battle for the lead. Price made a move
on the inside of Rhoads but it failed, opening the door for Boyer, who went to the high side passed Price coming to the white
flag. Getting that strong run on the outside, Boyer pulled alongside Rhoads down the backstretch in a tight battle for
the top spot. At the stripe it would be Boyer by mere inches ahead of Rhoads to take his second win in a row.
Price settled for third in that three-car battle with Wilt coming home a distant fourth. Wade Champeno rounded out the
top five. Boyer won the heat race.
Rick Boyer, Dusty Rhoads second Price third, Wilt fourth and Wade
Champeno fifth in the New Enterprise Stone and Lime Nascar Weekly Racing Series Late Model Division.