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the Ice Bowl is this weekend so heres the results/article from 1999

The Dominator Stays Cool At The Ice Bowl !
The 8th Annual GRT Race Cars Ice Bowl at Talladega Short Track saw records shattered as 303 race cars from across the country invade the famed 1/3 mile clay oval to participate in the first major event of the 1999 racing season. A jam packed grandstand and all time event record of fans witnessed a scene all to common to those who attend TST on a regular basis.

Fans saw "The Dominator" Danny Peoples from Margaret, Alabama take home another victory at Talladega Short Track. The unsponsored racer is coming off a banner year in 1998 which included 14 feature event wins and 13 second place finishes, continues his domination in southeastern Super Late Model events. Action got underway on Saturday for Ice Pole Day with the Alabama young guns Mark Mears and Bo Shirley both clocking identical 15.45 second qualifying times claiming the front row out of 75 Super Late Models that made qualifying runs trying to make the coveted Ice Bowl "Sweet Sixteen" that are locked into the main event. Second row qualifiers were TST ace Ted Lackey and Danny Peoples claiming the outside of row two. Rounding out the top six were Magnolia State representatives Robbie Starnes and 1998 Ice Pole sitter "The Wild Child" James Dean from Chunky, Mississippi.

Danny Peoples who is the 1997 and 1998 TST Track Champion along with being the 1998 Southern All Star Bandit Late Model Series Champion earned the prestigious Ice Bowl victory after getting by 1998 Southern All Star Rookie of the Year, Mark Mears from Decatur, Alabama on a lap 32. Peoples driving his Vinson Racing Engines powered, TNT Chassis, Monte Carlo would go on to lead the remainder of the 50 lap main event to take his second career Ice Bowl victory. Mears would finish second after holding off Gadsden, Alabama's Bo Shirley. Finishing fourth was always hard charging Robbie Starnes driving the Rick's Home Galeries sponsored car out of Starkville, Mississippi.

Rounding out the top five was Late Model rookie competitor Duane Hommell from Newport, Tennessee driving the Stealth Carburator's sponsored car from Newport, Tennessee. Hommell also doing double duty won the IMCA Modified portion of the Ice Bowl topping the 74 car modified field. Randle Chupp, driving the J&J Racing sponsored, John Brunson owned GRT made the biggest move of the day. Chupp, winner of the Talladega 100 and the 2nd place finisher in the 1998 Ice Bowl earned his way into the field through second B-Main after battling brake troubles all weekend but finally got his car dialed in to charge from 18th to finish sixth. Finishing seventh was Greg Skinner from Oxford, Alabama in his best outing in a new Warrior race car followed closely by Georgetown, Tennessee's Paul Tims.

Rounding out the top ten was former TST Track Champion Tim Roszell from Anniston, Alabama followed by former Ice Bowl Champion and fan favorite Stan Massey from Mableton, Georgia back in his familiar red number 22.

written by --- Tim O'Brien

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