That's exactly what unfolded in last weeks 150-lap Late Model Stock Car event at Motor Mile Speedway when in the final laps a dominating run for Frank Deiny
was squelched by a last lap bump and run by two-time NASCAR Whelen All-American Series National Champion, Philip Morris
The post race festivities were nothing short of exciting either as the two teams exchanged words, water bottles were tossed and the two drivers sat nose to nose in victory lane before Deiny
leaned into Morris' window to let him know of his
No punches were thrown, nobody got hurt(if you don't count Deiny's feelings) ... it was simply short track racing at it's finest between two of the greatest racers who've ever taken to the 4/10 mile track.
Those two however weren't the only two people not exactly excited about one of their competitors and while everyone remained calm and left the main story to Morris and Deiny
, we're going to give you a little insight into everything else along with some strong words from Deiny
and Morris' view of the whole deal.
RIVALRY AT THE FRONT
To say that Frank Deiny, Jr.
wasn't happy about the contact between himself and Philip Morris
would be an understatement as the veteran driver who was making a return to full-time Late Model Stock Car racing this season didn't mince words at all following the race.
"I don't know why[Deiny's] car wouldn't go; it looked like he
was just parked in the corner.
I had the train behind me ... it was time to go."
Certainly the bad blood that was created on Saturday night would continue to spill over into the early week right???
Absolutely as Deiny
continued to make it known that he
wasn't about to roll over and forget about last week.
"The 26 will not win a championship, I can promise you that," stated Deiny
"I'm gonna hit him as hard as he
hit me, and I want to see if he
has the ability to save it like I do.
I saved mine; the question is can he
"We've had great battles in the past, and I did have a lot of respect for him.
We've moved each other out of the way before---there's an art form to it," explained Deiny
"I was planning on him being aggressive, but I was planning on him using his
ability to try and beat me.
That's why I was upset; it took no ability to do what he
a much better driver than that."
Morris still had the same feelings about the incident earlier this week himself as the veteran driver didn't show any remorse for the contact with Deiny
"I was just hoping for an opportunity for somebody to open the door, and the way I look at it, [Deiny] opened the door for me," Morris explained.
Brandon Dean has found himself on the verge of greatness nearly all season as the young driver has been racing around the top five all season long against some of the biggest names in the business like the above mentioned Morris and Deiny
Chad Harris was once the most formidable candidate in many people's mind that would challenge Morris for this years title, but while Frank Deiny
has been emerging as the strongest challenger late in the season, Harris lost a little ground on Saturday night.
Pennington seems to have made the most of his switch to FDJ Motorsports, which puts him under the watchful eye of points leader, Frank Deiny
, who owns FDJ Motorsports.
Who knows who might show up and with twin 75-lap races it could get crazy and did I mention that Frank Deiny
is still upset with Philip Morris
over last weeks bump and run???
Philip Morris(26) edged Frank Deiny(4) at the finish line by just a few inches in one of the greatest finishes ever at Motor Mile.
Frank Deiny(black) pulled into victory lane after coming within inches of winning the race, but Philip Morris
pulled nose to nose with him to let him know he
leans in Philip Morris' window in victory lane to share his
thoughts about the late race bump and run tactic that Morris used to win the race.
Philip Morris(26) dive bombs into the turns and gets into the left rear of Frank Deiny(4) scooting the veteran up the track and eventually taking away the win.
The rear of Frank Deiny's(4) car kicks out from underneath him after the contact from Philip Morris(26) allowing Morris to get to his
inside and take the win by mere inches.