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posted June 03, 2001 12:20 PM UIN: 16262997
Repeat Offenders Night Kent Hicks
Back in Cleveland Victory Lane
In what could be labeled “Repeat Offenders Night” at the ultra-fast Cleveland Speedway, Kent Hicks topped the card with his second Super Late Model victory of the 2001 racing season. The Cleveland native, sporting his red, white and blue “Rocket Chassis, Hicks Specialty Welding” sponsored Pontiac Gran Prix racecar, won the 30 lap “A” Main feature race. Repeats came in the form of two in a row for two of the five racing divisions Saturday night. Jim Twiggs of Murphy NC won for the second week straight in the Hobby division, keeping the NCC “North Carolina Connection” alive and well. Ditto for Justin Winters of Benton who got his second win of the season, as the reigning divisions Pony champ topped the four cylinder field. Current Claimer Late Model division points leader P.D. Doss of Cleveland came from fifth to take his third win of the season over last weekends winner. And in the evenings Street division finale Jason Seaton of Cleveland raced to another win of the 2001 season.

As twenty-six Super Late Models signed in for Budweiser: King of Speed Qualifying it was Hicks setting early fast time, until current SLM points leader David Smith of Chattanooga hit the track. Smith’s ultra-fast #22D “B&B Mechanical, I Buy Homes” Chevrolet Monte Carlo clocked an amazing 14:260 lap to earn the pole for the first of two heat races. Smith held back Lamar Scoggins for the win and the pole for the “A” Main feature. Scoggins was followed by reigning track champion Andy Dill, Shawn Chastain and John Jones. In the second heat it was Hicks getting the best of Jamie Perry. Jake Lowry, Perry, Randy Burrows, and Kevin Gibson followed Hicks across the stripe. With the threat of Mother-nature interrupting the SLM race took the green flag early on the race format card. Smith and Hicks danced through lap one side by side as it seemed it might be Smith’s night to shine for his first SLM victory of the season. Lap #2 had other plans for Smith as he spun in front of the field coming outta turn two. Kevin Cook turned the second yellow flag out on lap #4, at the same time Kevin Gibson ended his run early. With Hicks in control of the field Scoggins began applying the pressure immediately. Knoxville racer John Scarborough made his debut at Cleveland Speedway but could only muster a couple of yellow flags through the course of the feature. John Jones and Jamie Perry stepped up to the outside only to find no accessible lane of passage. Scoggins attempted several times to work under Hicks but caution periods gave Hicks the necessary advantage. Jake Lowry ran third but refused a post race inspection and was subsequently disqualified. Andy Dill was credited with third, Perry fourth and Chastain finished fifth. Next Saturday night the Claimer Late Model will run their Mid Season Championship race along with a full regular racing program for Round #10 of the 2001 season.

Super Late Model:
1.Kent Hicks (# 15) of Cleveland
2.Lamar Scoggins (# 32) of Georgetown
3.Andy Dill (# 39) of Georgetown
4.Jamie Perry (# P4) of Ringgold GA
5.Shawn Chastain (# 11) of Murphy NC
6.Randy Burrows (# 95) of Chattanooga
7.Dewayne Smith (# 21) of Cleveland
8.John Jones (# J1) of Rock Springs GA
9.Kevin Gill (# 7) of Ooltewah
10.John Owenby (# J32) of Cleveland

Claimer Late Model: Winner – P.D. Doss (# 1) of Cleveland
2.Shane Breeden (# 12), 3.Chad Anderson (# 17), 4.Mark Cross (# 3), 5.David Gamble (# 20)

Hobby: Winner – Jim Twiggs (# 99) of Murphy NC
2.Richard Dixon (# 3), 3.Doug Works (# 35), 4.Glen Seaton Jr. (# 92), 5.Chris Stewart (# 68)

Pony Stock: Winner – Justin Winters (# J1) of Benton TN
2.Jason Spraker (# 25), 3.Donnie Webb (# 77), 4.Travis Winters (# T20), 5.Wendall Ingram (# 24)

Street: Winner – Jason Seaton (# 92) of Cleveland TN
2.Donald Forgey (# 71), 3.Roy Nichols (# 00), 4.Herbert Chambers (# 31), 5.Tom Swearengine (# R1)

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