posted April 04, 2001 11:17 PM Cleveland (TN) Speedway 4/4/01 By: Steve Hixson Photo By: Nick Nicholson
This Saturday night (April 7th) the Cleveland Speedway hosts its first special event for the local racing divisions, the second annual "Spring Fling Championship" for the Claimer Late Model class. Defending race champion James Gamble (# 27) of Ooltewah TN won't be in contention as he'll be racing in the Super Late Model division's 30 lap feature, in which he is viaing for the 2001 Cleveland Speedway Rookie of the Year title. Last years runner up Cleveland's P.D. Doss (# 1) is a strong candidate for this years checkers, as is Nick Yancy (# Y7)of Soddy Daisy TN, whose already visited Cleveland Speedway victory lane this season. Double point accumulations for the CLM feature will be in effect for this weekends special race. After last weekends first points event, winner Glen Seaton III (# 92) of Cleveland holds the divisions points lead, followed closely by fellow Cleveland-er Chris Powell (# P9) and Whitwell TN racer Mike Krizonavic (# 10). Chattanoogian's Chad Anderson (# 17) and Elgin Gray (# 32) are also expected to fare well in this weekends event, based on last weekend's outcome. Racing gets underway shortly after 6PM with gates opening about 4PM. For more information call the track office at (423)479-8574, during regular business hours.