posted June 10, 2001 08:54 PM
Double Trouble for Perry & Seaton III at Cleveland Races
The Super Late Models and the Claimer Late Models highlighted this weekend’s races Saturday night at the Cleveland Speedway. Jamie Perry (a.k.a. The Ringgold Kid) took his second SLM win of the season in round #10 of the 2001 championship season. Perry’s red #P4 “Sims Carpet Care, Cedar Hill Poultry Farm, Port City Racing South” sponsored Chevrolet Monte Carlo picking up the Spec-Motor $200 bonus using his “Race Engine Design” engine. In the special Claimer Late Model division “Mid-Season Championship” race, last years Novice Award winner Glen Seaton III of Cleveland took his biggest win ever after taking the checkers at the end of the 30 lap $500 to win “A” Main feature. In the Hobby division Jon Woodward of Ooltewah took his first win at the Cleveland Speedway. The Pony Stock winner was Josh Doss of Cleveland who barely edged out last weekends winner at the checkers. In the Street feature evening finale it was former division champion Donald Forgey taking the win.
First up in Budweiser: King of Speed Qualifying, Jamie Perry set the standard clocking a 14:421 second lap. In the first of two Super Late Model heat races, Perry again reigned supreme winning the preliminary and earning the “A” Main feature starting pole position. Current points leader David Smith backed up his second fastest qualifying lap also by winning his heat. As the field took he green flag in the first of two “Double Trouble 30 Features” Perry took command leaving Smith to battle second with last weekends winner Kent Hicks, 15 year old Todd Morrow, and Lamar Scoggins. Disaster was averted on the font straight away by Paul Tims as he, Andy Dill and Chris Beavers raced three wide off of four. Tims fell from contention, parking his mount only two laps into the feature. A couple of minor cautions slowed the field just past the halfway point until Dill and Randy Burrows collided down the backstretch. David Smith continued to apply pressure to Perry in search of his first win of the season, unfortunately it would be as Smith mount broke while attempting to pass Perry for the lead while the white flag waved. With Smith stalled in turn four Perry took the checkers with Hicks in a distant second, Morrow third, Scoggins fourth, and Burrows in fifth.
The second half “DT-30 Races” the Claimer Late Model Mid-Season Championship race it was Glen Seaton III and Shane Breeden earning the front row starting spots after winning their heat races. As the green flag flew for the special event Seaton raced into the lead. As the field raced through the first lap Dana Burrows got crossed back in the pack and collided with former Mid Season Champion Peanut Clinton in turn two. Clinton careened up off the outside concrete was and flipped up onto the speedway’s advertising billboards, making for a spectacular crash, of which Clinton was uninjured. As the field took the restart Seaton led with Breeden and second in points Chris Powell battling for second. Current points leader P.D. Doss got into the wall while racing towards the front on lap nine. Seaton almost lost the lead around the halfway point as back-marker traffic allowed Powell to catch up. Mark Cross worked into the top five on lap 20 passing Elgin Gray. Cross and Gray were able to work pass Mike Krizonavic in the waning stages of the event to secure top five positions as the checkers waved over Seaton, Powell and Breeden. From victory lane Seaton thanked his dad, family and crew for their support in racing the #92 “Kustom Exhaust Muffler and Brake, MRC, Cleveland Collision Center” sponsored racecar.
Super Late Model:
1.Jamie Perry (# P4) of Ringgold GA
2.Kent Hicks (# 15) of Cleveland
3.Todd Morrow (# T1) of Cleveland *
4.Lamar Scoggins (# 32) of Georgetown
5.Randy Burrows (# 95) of Chattanooga
6.Chris Beavers (# 03) of Cleveland *
7.Dewayne Smith (# 21) of Cleveland
8.Jerry Coffman (# K1) of Soddy Daisy
9.Tim Daniels (# 75) of Chattanooga
10.Nathan Parris (# 32) of Blue Ridge GA
* Rookie of the Year Contender
Claimer Late Model Mid-Season Championsh