Gould, Scrivner, Hanson hoist hardware at Heart O’ Texas Speedway Fall Classic

William Gould was the $2,000 IMCA Modified winner at Heart O’ Texas Speedway’s 24th annual Fall Classic. (Photo by Stacy Kolar, Southern Sass Photography)

WACO, Texas (Oct. 23) – Another big race at Heart O’ Texas Speedway brought out the best in William Gould.

The 24th annual Fall Classic saw Robert Scrivner and Lance Hanson impress, too.

All three were $2,000 feature winners Saturday night, Gould in the IMCA Modifieds, Scrivner in the Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods and Hanson in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars.

The recently crowned Razor Chassis South Central Region champion Gould had won the All Star Shootout fueled by Fast Shafts main event at HO’T in May and led green to checkered of the 2021 season finale. 

“The track was black from top to bottom and start to finish I was in the right place at the right time,” said Gould, newly eligible for the 2022 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. “I led going into turn one and kept the car going where it needed to.” 

Kevin Green, J.P. Dowell, P.J. Egbert and David Goode Jr. rounded out the top five.

Winless in seven Heart O’ Texas starts this season, Scrivner enjoyed a flag-to-flag run at the front of the Southern SportMod field.

 “This is a race I’ve gone to for years. To win it means a lot to me, especially with the struggles I’ve had this year,” he said. “This weekend was probably the best I’ve had. I had a good car, got a good draw for the qualifier, got a good start in the feature, led every lap and never looked back.”

“We’ve had some good runs here before. In 2017 I led most of the way before losing the lead late,” he added. “We put together 20 laps this year and made this race our own.” 

Dustin Mooney, Kaden Honeycutt, Paul White and Brandon Geurin were next across the stripe.

New to the Stock Car division this year, Hanson had run a Modified and a factory stock at Waco before motoring to his first win and career best payday in a 2019 B & B Racing Chassis.

“It was a stressful race and it was a long race,” said Hanson, who had his hands full with Westin Abbey challenging the first half of the contest. “But it couldn’t have been a better first win.”

Those checkers made Hanson eligible for next September’s B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational.

Benji Kirkpatrick stayed close before ending in second. The rest of the top five included Mooney, Thomas Hall Jr. and Abbey.