Troy Taylor had himself a day... well most of it.
Taylor's day began when his wife accidentally left her cell phone on the truck. It fell off and was later found in pieces on I-45.
Then later, Taylor's transmission gave up the ghost and he was stranded until a friend with a wrecker could get there.
But wait, there's more. The wrecker broke down on the way.
So it was nothing short of amazing that Taylor made it to Battleground Speedway Saturday night to race at all, but when he did he made it count by winning the 25-lap feature over two-time Touring Outlaw Modified Series champion Triston Dycus and Chris Brown.
It was a battle of attrition as only nine of the 21 starters were still running at the end after numerous cautions and some eroding track conditions which tore up quite a few cars, including third-place finisher Brown's No. 21.
And, oh yes, on the final lap Taylor wasn't done with his day yet. The water pump busted, sending a puff of black smoke into the air.
Special thanks to our sponsors: S&S Fishing & Rental, Day Motor Sports, Fritzphoto, Pilse Racing Innovation, Sunoco Racing Products, Five1Seven Design, All-Star Signs by Wesley, KR Promotions, Superior Wheels, Frozen Ropes Training Center, Milt Clark Performance Warehouse, Superior Steering Wheel, MLH Racing Products, Love Graphics, Wichita Tank, Wicked Race Cars, Precision Fabrication Race Car Bodies, Awards N More and OK Freightways.
Special thanks to Wayne Done and all of the Battleground Speedway staff for your help and support of the TOMS.
The next stop for the TOMS gang will be March 31 in at the Wichita Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas, and then April 1 at the Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, Okla.
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United States Racing Association
Summit Racing USRA Weekly Racing Series
Touring Outlaw Modified Series (TOMS)
Battleground Speedway, Highlands, Texas
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Heat #1: (21) Chris Brown, (23) Howard Willis, (14t) Triston Dycus, (71) Phillip Houston, (25d) Donnie Shipp, (77) Garrett Gregory, (75) Kenneth Densman.
Heat #2: (A1) Phil Dixon, (51x) Danny Florence, (12) Cory Babbitt, (5w) Jon O Whittington, (10) Tye Clampitt, (74) Jasen Hammond, (17) Jesse McNorton.
Heat #3: (78) Billy Jack Brutchin, (7b) Timothy Boudreaux, (56) Troy Taylor, (7x) Rory Jordan, (11) Josh Landers, (05) Ron Gould Jr., (83) Eddy Martin.
Day Motor Sports Feature: (56) Troy Taylor, (14t) Triston Dycus, (21) Chris Brown (71) Phillip Houston, (7x) Rory Jordan, (11) Josh Landers, (75) Kenneth Densman, (51x) Danny Florence, (7b) Timothy Boudreaux, (A1) Phil Dixon, (78) Billy Jack Brutchin, (23) Howard Willis, (17) Jesse McNorton, (12) Cory Babbitt, (5w) Jon O Whittington, (77) Garrett Gregory, (74) Jasen Hammond, (25d) Donnie Shipp, (05) Ron Gould Jr., (10) Tye Clampitt, (83) Eddy Martin.
Lap Leader: Taylor 1 -25.
Smiley’s Hard Charger: Densman.
Milton Clark Performance Warehouse: Gould.
Day Motor Sports Tire Winner: Willis.
OK Expressway Tire Winner: Landers.
MLH Racing Products: Dixon.
Precision Fabrication High Point: Brown.