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posted May 06, 2001 10:17 AM UIN: 16262997
Scoggins / Smith / Perry Dance Through Cleveland Thriller
Racefans will be talkin` about Saturday nights three-way dance at Cleveland Speedway for a long time as they witnessed Lamar Scoggins, David Smith and Jamie Perry battling for supremacy in round #6 of the championship season. By less than a few inches Scoggins racing his “Candy Apple Auto Sales, Cleveland Auto Outlet, Chambers Equipment Sales, Scherl Enterprises” sponsored Pontiac Gran Prix of Georgetown TN took his second victory of the season in what is to be considered one of the tracks best races ever. In the Claimer Late Model division “Peanut” Clinton of Rossville GA was deemed the winner after Bobby Doss came up light at the scales. The “North Carolina Connection” still ran ramped as Jim Twiggs of Murphy took his second win of 2001 in the Hobby feature. In the Pony Stock it was an all Elliott show as Kenneth and Chad both of Cleveland finished first and second respectfully in the feature. In the Street finale it was Cleveland’s Herbert Chambers flexing his muscle on the white flag lap to take the lead and the win.

In Budweiser: King of Speed Qualifying, Jamie Perry returned (with Spec Motor under the hood) to set the pace turning a 14:725 second lap. In the first of two Super Late Model heat races it was third fastest qualifier Randy Burrows taking the lead. Perry would battle back using his patented bottom groove as the flag waved over the field. Perry and Burrows collided together at the flagstand (with checkers high in the air) to set the inside row for the feature. Second fast qualifier Lamar Scoggins (14:832) pounded the competition for the win in the second heat over Kent Hicks. As the field took the green flag to start the 30 Lap “A” Main race Scoggins took command on top with Perry following closely on the bottom. Burrows night ended before it began as he stalled in front of the pack in turn two of the opening laps. David Smith began working the (outside) concrete wall trying to find passage on Hicks and Jake Lowry. Brad Coffey reared a yellow simultaneously with Carson Burris. Scoggins and Perry continued their duel as David Smith continued usage of the very top of the track. Dewayne Smith, Lowry and Hicks battled for fourth as David Smith began pressuring Perry for second. Scoggins changed to the bottom of the track as Perry rallied closer and closer with each passing lap. Just passed the halfway point David Smith worked by Perry to set-up a dance that would take to the checkers. Scoggins moved back to the high groove as David Smith’s pressure became intently apparent. Perry got back into the picture as the trio raced three wide in turn four. David Smith dropped to the bottom in attempt to get by the “SuperWide” Scoggins as the laps waned. Scoggins and David Smith exited turn four to the checkers almost side by side with Scoggins taking the win at the line by merely inches. Perry was third with Kent Hicks and Dewayne Smith rounding out the top five.

Super Late Model:
1.Lamar Scoggins (# 32) of Georgetown TN
2.David Smith (# 22D) of Chattanooga TN
3.Jamie Perry (# P4) of Ringgold GA
4.Kent Hicks (# 15) of Cleveland TN
5.Dewayne Smith (# 21) of Cleveland TN
6.Mike Tinker (# 22) of Ringgold GA
7.Jake Lowry (# 44) of Georgetown TN
8.Andy Dill (# 39) of Georgetown TN
9.Tim Richardson (# 01) of Chattanooga TN
10.Nick Yancy (# Y7) of Soddy Daisy TN *

* Rookie of the Year Contender

Claimer Late Model: Winner – Peanut Clinton (# 51) of Rossville GA
2.Chad Anderson (# 17), 3.Chris Powell (# P9), 4.P.D. Doss (# 1), 5.Charlie Hatler (# H22)

Hobby: Winner – Jim Twiggs (# 99) of Murphy NC
2.Doug Works (# 35), 3.Doyle Herron (# 77), 4.Chris Stewart (# 68), 5.James Nichols (# K3)

Pony Stock: Winner – Kenneth Elliott (# 39) of Cleveland TN (Second Win in a Row)
2.Chad Elliott (# 38), 3.Jason Spraker (# 25), 4.Donnie Webb (# 77), 5.Jimmy Brown (# 10)

Street: Winner – Herbert Chambers (# 31) of Cleveland TN
2.Donald Forgey (# 71), 3.Jason Seaton (# 92), 4.Jim Erwin (# J8), 5.Anthony Hawkins (# 3)

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