Justin Wakefield celebrates in victory lane after winning the Capital City Clash 150 at the Wake County Speedway. His Carswell Motorsports needed the win now more than ever after mechanical failures including two blown motors struck the team in each of the first three races of the season.
Wakefield’s a Winner at Wake County
Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South super late model regular Justin Wakefield survived a wild finish to capture Friday nights’ Capitol City Clash 150 at Raleigh North Carolina’s Wake County Speedway. Wakefield took the lead away from Ryan Lawler with just two laps to go. Lawler hung tough in second, with series point leader Preston Peltier third. Home track hero Alex Fleming raced home fourth and Heath Hindman completed the top five.

The victory was Wakefield’s fourth in PASS South competition. His last win came in July of 2009 at Hickory Motor Speedway.

For the most part the field kept their cool as the laps clicked away, running a hard but patient race until the checkered flag was in sight. Just five caution flags slowed the first 144 laps.. Then came caution number six, and the restart produced the kind of craziness only a tight bullring like Wake County Speedway can create.

Preston Peltier and Ryan Lawler led the field to the green and it looked like Peltier might be able to extend his PASS South win streak to three. Peltier seemed to have Lawler cleared but a nudge from behind had Peltier, Lawler and Ryan Blaney three wide and the field stacked up behind them. The caution flew and when the dust cleared the front five was shaken up considerably. Lawler now had the lead with Blaney second, John Stancill third, Justin Wakefield fourth and Alex Fleming fifth. When the green flew again Lawler led and Blaney tried to dive to the bottom but he hadn’t quite cleared Stancill. The resultant crash ended Blaney’s night. Andy Loden suffered race ending damage trying to avoid the wreck.

The running order with four to go was Lawler in the lead with Wakefield up to second, Stancill third, Peltier back up to fourth and Alex Fleming fifth. The front pair drag raced into turn one, and Wakefield took over the lead for good on lap 148 Stancill was later penalized for gaining spots on the track under caution; he was listed as eighth (last car on the lead lap) at the finish.

In addition to Wakefield, Peltier and Lawler, Jay Fogleman and Devin Jones each had a turn at the front of the field early on. While Fogleman only led a single lap, Jones led over thirty before handing over the lead to Lawler.

Andy Loden earned his second pole award of the season with a fast lap of 12.888 seconds around the .23 mile oval, just a tick faster than Devin Jones‘ 12.901. Ryan Blaney (12.904), Ryan Lawler(12.945), and Jimmy Weller (12.971) completed the fast five.
Andy Loden in his #29 Monroe Roadways Impala SS was a bit of a suprise as he set fast time during Pro Photo Productions Qualifying after never having seen the Wake County Speedway before raceday.
#15 Clay Jones (rear), #29 Andy Loden (left), and #47 Trey Mitchell (right) battle for position around the tight quarter mile bullring that is Wake County Speedway in the PASS South Capital City Clash 150.
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Capital City Clash 150 - Friday, May 7th
Unofficial Finishing Order
1 - Justin Wakefield
2 - Ryan Lawler
3 - Preston Peltier
4 - Alex Fleming
5 - Heath Hindman
6 - Clay Jones
7 - Jimmy Weller
8 - John Stancill
9 - Ryan Blaney
10 - Trey Mitchell
11 - Jay Fogleman
12 - David Clark
13 - Andy Loden
14 - Joe Heigl
15 - Dana White
16 - Devin Jones
17 - John Batten
18 - Kenzie Ruston
19 - Steven Legendre
20 - Joey Coulter
21 - Tim Pinion
Wake County Time Trials
1 - Andy Loden 12.888
2  - Devin Jones 12.901
3 - Ryan Blaney 12.904
4  - Ryan Lawler 12.94
5 - Jimmy Weller 12.971
6 - Jay Fogelman 12.991
7 - Justin Wakefield 12.992
8 - Trey Mitchell 12.995
9 - Clay Jones 13.03
10 - John Stancill 13.044
11 - Heath Hindman 13.057
12 - Preston Peltier 13.095
13 - Kenzie Ruston 13.13
14 - John Batten 13.137
15 - Alex Fleming 13.172
16 - Joe Heigl 13.19
17 - Joey Coulter 13.24
18 - David Clark 13.266
19 - Steve Legendre 13.319
20 - Dana White 13.414
21 - Tim Pinion 13.771
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