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jammin
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posted April 08, 2001 08:03 PM UIN: 16262997
Champions Dill & Doss Spring Clean Cleveland



ReigningCleveland Speedway Track Champion Andy Dill of Georgetown
(TN) proved he wasstill as powerful as ever Saturday night by taking the lead
using the newoutside groove around the recently reconfigured Tennessee Valley
dirt track. Afull field of Claimer Late Models entered the “Spring Fling 30”
Championshiprace and witnessed a surprising outcome as the checkers flew.
P.D. Doss wasawarded the victory after apparent winner Nick Yancy came up
light at thescales. North Carolina racer Jim Twiggs rallied over the Hobby
division for hisfirst win of the season. Jimmy Brown also won his first race
of 2001 in thePony Stock class, after Adam Roberts refused to sell his engine
heads. The 12lap “Anything Goes” Street class race went to former division
champion DonaldForgey.

InBudweiser: King of Speed Qualifying Time Trials David Smith of
Chattanooga setfast time in his red #22D “B & B Mechanical, I Buy Homes”
Chevrolet MonteCarlo clocking a 14:477 lap around Cleveland Speedway. Shawn
Chastain backed uphis win last weekend with a second fast qualifying effort.
In the first of twoSuper Late Model heat races Mike Tinker (a.k.a. The
Lawman) powered out frontof Smith for the win. Lamar Scoggins finished third
with John Owenby and BradCoffey rounding out the top five. Chastain raced to
the win from the pole withDill in hot pursuit. Chris Twiggs, Johnney Chastain
and Tim Richardson finishedthird thru fifth.

As thefield took the green flag Tinker and Chastain battled for
supremacy with Tinker taking momentary control. Dillstepped up to the high
side as J. Chastain reared the first yellow flag afterhitting the wall in
turn four. Dill peaked into the lead shortly before lap 10on the high groove
swinging pass Chastain and Tinker for the lead in turn threeand four.
Reigning Cleveland Speedway Rookie of the Year, John Owenby continuedhis
recent streak of “bad” luck when the transmission let go down the
frontstraight-away while running sixth. Scoggins followed in Dill’s tracks
using thehigh grove to gain passage on his fellow competitors from fifth.
Scogginspassed Smith for fourth and conquered Chastain and Tinker on a
restart with tencircuits remaining. Dill racing his # 39 “Suttles
Construction and Trucking andRenegade Trucking” sponsored Chevrolet Monte
Carlo was able to hold offScoggins challenges as the checkers waved with
Tinker, S. Chastain and Smithfollowing across the line.

The ClaimerLate Model 2nd annual “Spring Fling 30” Championship
race saw plentyof action. P. D. Doss lead the first of two heat races despite
his left reartire going flat. Mike Krivonavic tried to race past Doss on the
outside butcould only get to second. Nick Yancy, Elgin Gray and Jody Campbell
rounded outthe top five. In the second heat Peanut Clinton took he top spot
with P.D.Doss` younger brother Bobby Doss second. Dirk Carter debuted
finishing thirdwith David Gamble and Milton Dunn finishing fourth and fifth.
In the featureNick Yancy could do no wrong as he raced from fifth to the lead
after earlyrace leader Clinton’s motor broke. Bylap 10 Yancy was in control
with P.D. Doss close on his spoiler. As thecheckers flew over the field Yancy
seemed to take his second feature of theseason. Unfortunately he was deemed
light at the scales and was subsequentlydisqualified from the race. To the
enthusiasm of the crowd very ecstatic P.D.Doss emerged from his black and
green “Doss Motors, Cleveland RV” sponsoredracecar in victory lane.
Krizonavic, Gray, B. Doss, and Jeff Paige finishedsecond thru fifth


Super Late Model:
1.Andy Dill (# 39) of Georgetown TN
2.Lamar Scoggins (# 32) of Georgetown TN
3.Mike Tinker (# 22) of Ringgold GA
4.Shawn Chastain (# 11) of Murphy NC
5.David Smith (# 22D) of Chattanooga TN
6.Randy Burrows (# 95) of Chattanooga TN
7.James Gamble (# 27) of Ooltewah TN *
8.Tim Richardson (# 01) of Chattanooga TN
9.Brad Coffey (# 3) of Maryville TN
10.Todd Morrow (# T1) of Cleveland TN *

(* Rookie)

Claimer Late Model: “Spring Fling 30” Championship
1.P.D. Doss (# 1) of Cleveland TN
2.Mike Krizonavic (# 10) of Whitwell TN
3.Elgin Gray (# 32) of Chattanooga TN
4.Bobby Doss (# 28) of Cleveland TN
5.Jeff Paige (# 27) of Chattanooga TN
6.Dirk Carter (# 22) of Ringgold GA
7.Glen Seaton III (# 92) of Cleveland TN
8.David Gamble (# 20) of Cleveland TN
9.Eric Wilson (# 101) of Cleveland TN
10.Mark Cross (# 3) of Cleveland TN

Hobby: Winner – JimTwiggs (# 99) of Murphy NC
2.Lee Hogan (# 1), 3.Kenneth Elliott(# 34), 4.James Nichols (# K3),
5.Chris Stewart (# 68)

Pony Stock: Winner –Jimmy Brown (# 10) of Chattanooga TN
2.Justin Winters (# J1), 3.Josh Doss(# B28), 4.Kenneth Elliott (#39),
5.Danny Burnette (# 4)

Street: Winner -- Donald Forgey (# 71) of Cleveland TN
2.Anthony Hawkins (# 3), 3.HebertChambers (# 31), 4.Jim Irwin (#J8),
5.Will Swearengine (# R1)

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