Taylor travels to Dixieland for VA Sprint Series victory

Winner of the Virginia Sprint Series Fast Friday Feature at Dixieland Speedway was Jeff Taylor. (Photo by Jim Haines) 

By Jim Haines

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (June 9) – New Jersey hotshot Jeff Taylor travels the country running his IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car and you never know where he may show up next … this week it was the winner’s circle when the Virginia Sprint Series traveled to Dixieland Speedway.

Taylor had the lead from the initial green in the first Fast Friday Feature of the season and was a car length ahead of Daren Bola at the checkers.

Mike Leraas, Jerald Harris and Brian Lawson rounded out the top five.

Anthony Linkenhoker and Taylor paced the field early with Taylor showing the top side was the place to be. He made laps up top with Leraas in tow and Bolac charging toward the front.

Dixieland is quick, short oval and at halfway the front pack was getting tight with Harris in the group and lapped traffic in the mix. Taylor stayed high as Leraas and Bolac were swapping se­cond.

Bolac made a big push to get by Leraas for second. With three to go, Bolac got alongside Taylor in turns one and two up high but Taylor had a better line off two and got back in front.

The white flag waved with Taylor clear of traffic and he stayed good to the checkered flag.

The Virginia Sprint Series is next at Eastside Speedway in Waynesboro on Saturday, June 17.

Feature results – 1. Jeff Taylor; 2. Daren Bolac; 3. Mike Leraas; 4. Jerald Harris; 5. Brian Law­son; 6. Bronzie Lawson; 7. Tom Humphries; 8. Anthony Linkenhoker; 9. Tony Harris; 10. Bill Rice; 11. Chris Ware; 12. Charlie Ware.