posted July 22, 2001 05:35 PM
Ted Lackey Back in Victory Lane at TST
Talladega, AL-The "High Plains Drifter" Ted Lackey of Munford, Alabama was
back in form as he took his S&J Motors/Alabama Artificial Limb sponsored GRT
Monte Carlo to Talladega Short Track Victory Lane holding off Oxford,
Alabama's Terry Smith. Lackey would claim the hard fought win as he and
Smith put on a show after Terry Smith set fast time for the evening with a
14.847-second lap on the 3/10's mile clay oval over another fine field of 21
Kilpatrick Chevrolet Super Late Models. Terry Smith also won the Quick Six
Dash for Cash as well. Following Lackey and Smith across the stripe were
Talladega's Bubba Lackey in one of his best runs of the season, Ronnie
Norton of Anniston, and Joe Armistead JR of Sharpsburg, Georgia.
TST will host one of the biggest Super Late Model special event of the year
this coming Saturday night July 28th as the Southern All Stars will be at
TST for the 4th Annual Michael Head JR Memorial with $5,400 to win for the
54 lap main event.
The Sportsman division had a first time winner as Stevie Waters of
Talladega, Alabama took the win in the always competitive division at TST.
Waters won a war over the tight field with Gadsden's Kevin Tallant in second
and Oxford's Jason Hiett in 3rd. Completing the top five were Cliff Brannon
and Jason Hawkins.
The Gulf Coast Region IMCA Modified division had long time campaigner Carl
Hickman claim his second ever feature win for the Anniston driver. Petie Poe
was the runner up with regional contender Jamie Gowers completing the
podium. "Mean" Gen Mince of Piedmont was fourth and Anniston's Edie Brannon
Steven Forsythe of Anniston won the Southern Division IMCA Stock Car event,
as the drivers would go four wide for the lead in the always exciting class.
Mac Crane was second followed by Adam Cummings, Tommy Shellnut, and James
The new Bomber class had their Summer Championship event with Michael
Williams taking the win and the $500 first place money. Georgia female
driver Jodie Free was second followed by Kelly Stroud, Jerry Grier, and Roby
The Pony Stockers also had their Summer Championship with Mike Hodges taking
the win. John Bearden was the bride maid in second with Jonathan Chapman in
third. Odenville's Alan Glaze was fourth with Brian Burtram completing the
The wild and crazy Two person Cruiser division went to the team of Doug and
David King with Doug and David King with Jimmy and James McAvoy in second
and Dale Togni and Randy Bearden in third.
Talladega Short Track will host the 4th Annual Michael Head JR Memorial this
Saturday night as the Southern All Star Super Late Model Series thunders
into east central Alabama. The best field of drivers of the year is expected
to be on hand gunning for a piece of the big purse, which exceeds $22,000
for the SAS drivers. The Michael Head JR Memorial is a fundraiser for the
Kayla Head Trust Fund. Miss Head is the young daughter of the late Michael
Pit gates open at 3pm with drivers meeting at 6:15 and practice to follow.
Racing action is scheduled to begin at 8pm. For more information please call
the TST event hotline at 256-831-1413.