Nathan Prince celebrates Friday's win (photos courtesy Matt Prince)

Racing roundup: Prince scores first V8 win, topping field at Harris Speedway

Polk County Middle School eighth grader Nathan Prince earned his first victory in a V8 car on Friday, winning the Thunder Bomber Futures race at Harris Speedway in Rutherfordton.

Racing against a field of adults, Prince claimed the checkered flag, finishing ahead of Hayden Atkins and Justin Barber for the win.

Another local student, Polk County High School’s Jake Jackson, took top honors in the Crate Sportsman class, with Tryon’s Bailey Hipp placing third and Mill Spring’s Matt Prince finishing fourth.

Columbus’ Mattison Hoots took second in the Thunder Bomber race. Only the top-five finishers were available for Friday’s races.

Harris Speedway
Sept. 11
Top-five finishers only
Crate Sportsman
1. Jake Jackson, Rutherfordton (PCHS student); 3. Bailey Hipp, Tryon; 4. Matt Prince, Mill Spring.

Thunder Bomber
2. Mattison Hoots, Columbus

Thunder Bomber Futures
1. Nathan Prince, Mill Spring

Cherokee Speedway
Saturday Night Racing
Sept. 12
Thunder Bombers Hot Laps
1. Mattison Hoots, Columbus

Super Sportsman Heat 2
1. Josh Hoots, Columbus

Super Sportsman A Feature
11. Josh Hoots, Columbus

Thunder Bomber A Feature
3. Mattison Hoots, Columbus

Muddy Creek Raceway
Blountville, Tenn.
Hot Summer Nights Series
Sept. 12
2. Mike Keller, Tryon

2. Clayton Sain, Tryon

125cc 2 stroke
4. Clayton Sain, Tryon

2. Mike Keller, tryon

Mega & SAS Series
Sept. 13
Schoolboy 1
3. Clayton Sain, Tryon

125 2 Stroke Amateur
4. Clayton Sain, Tryon

5. Mike Keller, Tryon

4. Mike Keller, Tryon