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jammin
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posted August 12, 2001 12:39 PM UIN: 16262997
August 11, race results from Duck River (TN) Speedway
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> Florence, Alabama's Bill Robertson Jr. wheeled Donnie and Jimmy
> Pogue's Late Model to a New Limited Late Model track record Saturday night
> when he timed in at 12.761 to edge Jimmy Nowlin's 12.902. These were the
> first sub 13 second laps ever turned in by a Limited Late Model at Duck
> River Speedway. Limited Late Models are restricted to 362 cubic inch
> engine displacement and required to utilize all steel cylinder blocks and
> cylinder heads. These times fair very favorably to the unlimited (read
> unrestricted) Super Late Model track record held by Jay Brinkley at
> 12.590.
> Fourteen Late Models time trialed (seventeen were on hand) and when
> the green flag was unfurled for the start of the 25 main event it was
> Shelbyville's Jimmy Nowlin who broke on top and led for the first 14 laps
> of the main event before Robertson could get by the rim riding Nowlin.
> Once Robertson got by Nowlin for the lead it seemed as though the flood
> gates were opened as Shannon Davis also went by Jimmy and then Grant Helms
> took third from the Shelbyville driver. Nowlin's #28 seemed to develop a
> mechanical problem and fell back to a tenth place finish. With Robertson
> out front, Davis could stay close but had to settle for a strong second
> place effort. Grant Helms made a late race charge to grab third with
> Murfreesboro's Tony Morris edging Mark Fields and two time track Champion
> David Thompson for fourth.
> Late Models
> 1 Bill Robertson Jr.
> 2 Shannon Davis
> 3 Grant Helms
> 4 Tony Morris
> 5 Mark Fields
> 6 David Thompson
> 7 David Sells
> 8 Henry Hanger
> 9 John David Todd
> 10 Jimmy Nowlin
> Mark Haddon won his heat race then led all 20 laps of the Open Wheel
> feature to take the measure of Bob Jarrett. Jarrett's second place finish
> was enough to catapult the Pulaski driver into the season long points lead
> over Bryan Reed. Mark Barnes had a fine effort to nab third in Dooly
> Foster's Open Wheel. Jeff Tate and Corey Posey came a long way (from row
> nine) to take fourth and fifth, respectively. Several other Open Wheel
> chauffeur's had impressive runs. Among them were Eric Pirtle, who won his
> 11 car heat race then ran second until his racer went up in smoke
> (overheating ?). Shawn Mitchell and John Schetrompf were early contenders
> up front and both were sent to the rear for on track incidents. John and
> Shawn passed numerous racers on their way to Top 10 finishes. Rory Lohr
> charged from tenth to challenge the leaders before his engine expired And
> alas, David Gentry came from the rear to fourth before a flat tire let the
> air out of his effort.
> Open Wheel
> 1 Mark Haddon
> 2 Bob Jarrett
> 3 Mark Barnes
> 4 Jeff Tate
> 5 Corey Posey
> 6 Terry Fowler
> 7 John Schetrompf
> 8 Carl Crowell
> 9 John McArthur
> 10 Shawn Mitchell
> Twelve Top 5 finishes in 2001. Only six drivers in all seven classes
> have more Top 5 finishes! An excellent season so far, right? The answer is
> yes but something seemed amiss for one Super Stock Monte Carlo racer until
> last night. What was missing was that elusive checkered flag and last
> night Jay George won his heat race then led all 15 laps of the main event
> to garner victory number one in 2001. George had his hands full but never
> wavered as he withstood all challenges on his way to victory lane. Jeff
> Shields and Dean Travis started only two rows from the rear of the field
> but passed more racers than anyone else on this night to take second and
> third. Mike Johnson and Jeff McPeak both were heat race winners and both
> failed to finish the feature event. With 28 Super Stocks in attendance an
> eight lap consolation race ("B" Main) was run with Flintville's Scott
> Blackwell topping Tim Wilson and Jeff Anderson.
> Super Stock
> 1 Jay George
> 2 Jeff Shields
> 3 Dean Travis
> 4 Larry Landers
> 5 Nathan Norris
> 6 Chad Williams
> 7 Chris Ruth
> 8 Tyler Landers
> 9 Clyde Bruce
> 10 Mike Johnson
>
> Super Stock "B"
> 1 Scott Blackwell
> 2 Tim Wilson
> 3 Jeff Anderson
> 4 Bill Lewis
> 5 Jeff Adams
> Keep it in the family. That was the Seibers family cry last night.
> Although eight time feature winner David Seibers broke last week and was
> not in competition the younger Anthony Seibers made his debut in the 2
> Barrel Late model class and after battling heat winner and last week's
> winner, Rick Curren early on, Anthony slipped by Curren and never looked
> back in route to his first victory of the year. Jason Gregg had an
> impressive run to grab third ahead of points leader Josh Lunsford.
> 2-Barrell Late Models
> 1 Anthony Seibers
> 2 Rick Curren
> 3 Jason Gregg
> 4 Josh Lunsford
> 5 Billy Barnett
> 6 Charlie Cates
> Middle Tennessee's number one Outlaw is on the loose again as Steve
> Kennedy won his second feature in a row and seventh of the season by
> beating back Blake "The Kid" Carter in both the heat race and main event.
> Johnny Crowell settled for third in his lone Chevrolet Vega.
> Outlaw Pony
> 1 Steve Kennedy
> 2 Blake Carter
> 3 Johnny Crowell
> 4 Keith Layne
> 5 Bo Owens
> 6 Chuck Bates
> 7 Dion Gordon
> 8 Tammy Johnson
> 9 Mike Dale
> 10 Jimmy Dale
> When the 20 car Pure Pony feature lined up to start the main event
> there was only one former feature winner in the entire field. This fact is
> courtesy of one Michael Chumbley. Michael has won fifteen Pure Pony
> features in 2001 and though heat winner Billy Farless chased Chumbley
> early on and Tony Patterson showed some muscle late, no one was able to
> cancel the Michael Chumbley show last night at "The Duck". Chumbley also
> won his heat race.
> Pure Pony
> 1 Michael Chumbley
> 2 Tony Patterson
> 3 Jimmy Calahan
> 4 Billy Farless
> 5 David Wallace
> 6 Grady Winsett
> 7 Jeff Maxwell
> 8 Andy Rogers
> 9 Joseph Storey
> 10 Stanley James
> Chance Rogers joined Gary Reid, Andy Rogers, Don Lester and Chad
> Green as graduates of the "Rookie" pony division. You graduate when you
> win your third feature event and Mr. Chance Rogers accomplished that feat
> last night. Fifteen year old Dustin Harris showed flashes of his hard
> charging father, Billy Harris last night as Dustin was impressive in
> taking the runner-up finish ahead of Joshua Nichols. Eighteen year old
> Tiffany Jones won her heat race as Chance also was a heat race winner.
> "Rookie" Pony
> 1 Chance Rogers
> 2 Dustin Harris
> 3 Joshua Nichols
> 4 Earl Dodd
> 5 Tom Giles
>
> Racing continues next Saturday evening, August 18th with Gates
> opening at 3:00 PM and Drivers meeting at 6:00 PM. Racing to follow at
> about 7:00 PM.
> Dennis Bowling
>

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