Day Motorsports Race Recap: Ingalls, Evans, Martin score wins at Hunt County

GREENVILLE, Texas (July 3, 2024) — Veteran Modified pilot and noted chassis builder Jason Ingalls; red-hot and versatile short track ace Boone Evans; and local Stock car stalwart Mason Martin all won features in their respective divisions, as officials hosted the third annual Tommy Davis Memorial on Wednesday night at Hunt County Raceway.  

Ingalls powered to victory in a 20-lap A Main for Grubb’s Collision and Motorsports Modifieds; Evans prevailed in a talent-filled affair for Bakers Ribs Caddo Mills-Greenville Limited Modifieds; while Martin was triumphant in a hotly-contested tilt for County Armory USRA Factory Stocks. 

Austin Theiss (American Crate Late Models); Drew Pattat (Eco Mods) and Kason Capps (Jr. Limiteds) were also feature winners on the night before Americans gather for Independence Day celebrations. 

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Ingalls, of Longview, started on the pole of a 20-car grid and led 19 of 20 laps in convincing fashion. Mitchell Clement was all over Ingalls throughout yet settled for second after leading lap 12, while  Rowdy Day (in Bo’s car) filled out the podium. Jason Langford and Jason Webb completed the top five. 

Finishing sixth through 10th in the Modified A Main were Dustin Hyde, Shane Hartline, James McCreery, Jason Sartain and John Webb. One caution slowed the pace at lap four for a minor incident. Ingalls’ margin of victory was a comfortable 1.048 seconds. 

Evans, of Bullard, started on the pole of a 19-car grid and led all 20 laps in fine style. Justin Whitehead settled for the runner-up position, while North Texas oval icon Tim Clonch finished third. Last year’s Tommy Davis Memorial winner Coty Tupper and Skyler McFarlin rounded out the top five.

Finishing sixth through 10th in the Limited Modified feature were Gary Fitch, Dustin Sprouse, Britton Moore, Nick Lent and Shannon Hartline. Three cautions slowed the pace (laps 1, 3, 4), none for serious incident. Evans’ margin of victory over Whitehead was a scant .528 of a second after a torrid battle. 

Martin, of Kaufman, started on the pole and led all 20 laps and was never seriously challenged. North Texas icon and son of Tommy Davis Sr. Chris Davis crossed the stripe in second, while red-hot Deaon Redmon filled out the podium with another solid performance. 

Rodney White and Cody Myers finished fourth and fifth, respectively. 

Finishing sixth through 10th in the Factory Stock feature were Jr. McCall, Justin Whitehead, Brandon Bettis, Colton Tanner and Michael Smith. Only two cautions slowed the pace (laps 1, 5), all for quick spins. Martin’s  margin of victory was a whopping 2.726 seconds, a lifetime in short track racing. 

The third annual Tommy Davis Memorial drew an impressive 131 entries spread across six classes. Led by the popular Factory Stocks with 31 teams on hand, there was talent in every corner of the pits on Wednesday evening. Fans were treated to competitive racing across the board. 

Officials knocked out 17 qualifying Heats and five B Mains in short order before hosting six highly entertaining features. Before all of the action began, members of the Davis family convened on the front stretch for a photo opportunity. Tommy Davis Sr. was a much-loved member of the racing family.

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By Phil Whipple, RaceON.com Staff Writer. Photo by: Pics By Dalton