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jammin
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posted May 15, 2001 07:17 PM UIN: 16262997
Joe Armistead Jr. Takes Green Valley Honors!

Gadsden, AL-Kilpatrick Chevrolet Super Late Model action got kicked off with
Jay Brinkley of Shelbyville, Tennessee setting fast time honors with a
15.67-second lap on the wide 3/8's mile semi banked clay oval. Brinkley
would draw a six for the inversion in the Alabama Drivers Academy Dash For
Cash putting him on second fast qualifier Kelly Hanvey on the third row of
the Dash for Cash.
The Dash would see Chris Mullinax on the pole, but it would take all of two
laps for Kelly Hanvey to charge to the point showing that Green Valley lean
down the front stretch to claim the $200 bonus for the Dash winner. Mullinax
was second.
The 25 lap main event would see plenty of passing and dueling for position.
Hanvey would take the lead after going side by side with Mullinax in the
first laps but would stretch out his lead from the pack. Many fans were
watching for Greg Skinner to make a move and that he did, as he made a
charge from seventh position on the extreme bottom up to challenge Joe
Armistead Jr. for second.
Skinner got underneath Armistead on lap fourteen causing Armistead to move
up the track, but that was the difference maker as Little Joe got a great
run off the top cushion and found what he needed to win the race. Armistead
quickly tracked down Hanvey and made the pass on lap sixteen for the lead
and went on to win his second feature of the year at Green Valley Speedway.
Armistead of Sharpsburg, GA was driving his Transmission Parts Unlimited
sponsored GRT Monte Carlo. Kelly Hanvey in a strong run was second, Skinner
third, TJ Alford was fourth, and Birmingham's Chris Mullinax was fifth in
his first appearance at The Valley.
The next special event for the Super Late Models at The Valley will be a
$3,000 to win and $200 to start 40 lapper on Friday night May 25th.
The "Iceman" Richard Ogle of Leeds, Alabama made a visit to GVS just to
remain everyone who the King of the Alabama Sportsman division is and won
the 20 lap main event. Ogle took the lead early in the event and went
unchallenged for the point. Shane Clanton had a great run on the topside of
the track to pass three cars in the final two laps to take second, Tony Kemp
finished off the podium, with Tim Busha in fourth, and Chad Smith rounding
out the top five.
Lady racer Jodie Free won the Bomber division main with veteran Wayne Morris
in second and Brian Pruitt in third in another large field of entries in the
always competitive class. Ryan Tolleson was victorious in the Gulf Coast
Region IMCA Modified feature. The Gadsden pilot was closely followed by
"Mean Gene" Mince and Oxford's Eddie Brannon.
The Super Stock class had Greg Chumley take another win with Tim Bannister
in pursuit and Tray Downey rounding out the podium finishers. Bobby Armbrust
of Odenville picked up the pony win over Brian Dodgen and Bobby Bartlett.
The Pure Pony main was a family affair as troy Bennich won with Troy Bennich
Jr. in second and Mark Alexander in third.
A Full Racing Program in on tap this weekend at Green Valley Speedway. For
more information please call 256-835-1880 during the week or 256-492-8550 on
racedays.

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