Richards Makes History With $30,000-Plus Victory In Firecracker 100 At Lernerville Speedway

Josh Richards of Shinnston, W.Va., put the finishing touch on a perfect weekend with a victory in Saturday night’s seventh annual Firecracker 100 Presented by GottaRace.com at Lernerville Speedway. By adding a $30,650 triumph in the marquee World of Outlaws Late Model Series event to his 30-lap preliminary A-Main wins on Thursday night and Saturday afternoon, the 25-year-old superstar became the first driver to sweep the Firecracker 100 weekend since it was expanded to three full nights of racing in 2012. “It means a lot to me to win a race of this much prestige – as well as (the fact that) this is the place I ran my first Outlaw race (in 2004),” said Richards, who added a Firecracker 100 victory to his previous WoO LMS century-grind scores at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. (2011 USA Nationals) and Mohawk International Raceway in Akwesasne, N.Y. (2010 Battle At Eastern Door). “This track means a lot to me and to get a crown-jewel (event win) here is huge. There are a lot of great cars here and just to be able to win one of the (weekend) races means a lot – and to win all three is unreal.” Would like to congratulate all of our Weld guys for their victories Sammy Swindell, Jonathan Allard, Randy Martin, mark Dobmeier,Tim Kaeding,Jac Haudenschild,Roger Crockett,Bobby East, Travis Rilat,Brian Borwn,Zach Daum,Charles Davis Jr,Bud Kaeding, Kaleb Johnson,Bobby Pierce and Billy Moyer Jr.