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jammin
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posted September 16, 2001 12:51 PM UIN: 16262997
Duck River (TN) Speedway results from September 15
>
> Saturday night Duck River Speedway held the final points race (four
> more non points races remain on the 2001 schedule) of the season and saw a
> mixture of veterans and first time winners alike emerge with victories.
> In the Late Model division veteran Jimmy Nowlin stormed out front at
> the drop of the green flag and although quick qualifier, Shannon Davis
> (13.247) shadowed Nowlin most of the way, no one made a serious challenge
> to the former champion and three time feature winner. Jimmy led all 25
> laps of the main event. Davis had to hold off a hard charging David Gentry
> to hold on to second with Grant Helms and Jerry Ashley completing the Top
> 5. Several late model drivers experienced bad luck as Mike Hines broke
> during time trials and Mike Luna went hard into the first turn wall early
> on in the main event. Bo Judge, Terry Sanders, Doyle Scott and Brandon
> Scott all experienced on track incidents that cut short their evening of
> racing.
>
> Late Model
> 1 Jimmy Nowlin
> 2 Shannon Davis
> 3 David Gentry
> 4 Grant Helms
> 5 Jerry Ashley
> 6 David Thompson
> 7 Jimmy Tucker
> 8 Randy Gifford
> 9 Tony Morris
> 10 Allen Carter
> The Open Wheel feature was a barnburner with Mark Haddon leading all
> but the final 3/16's of a mile. Haddon led the first 19 laps of the main
> event and as the five time winner took the white flag the drive shaft came
> out of his racer. With David Gentry virtually pushing Haddon and looking
> for an opportunity to pass, Gentry got into the now disabled racer of
> Haddon's going into turn number. David kept his Wayne Butts Open Wheel
> headed in the right direction, as did Haddon, and went on the victory.
> Unfortunately Marks disabled racer was left without a prime mover system(
> no driveshaft) and watched the final lap conclude from his turn two
> viewing area. David's eleventh open Wheel victory gave him his eighteenth
> overall win (Seven late model wins) to tie him with Pony racer Michael
> Chumbley for the most wins in 2001. Gentry's teammate Tommy Davis grabbed
> the runner-up finish with last week's winner Mike Grissom edging Henry
> Hanger for third. Mark Barnes and Mark Haddon were the heat winners.
> Open Wheel
> 1 David Gentry
> 2 Tommy Davis
> 3 Mike Grissom
> 4 Henry Hanger
> 5 Jason Maurer
> 6 Mark Barnes
> 7 Steve Garner
> 8 John Schetrompf
> 9 Bob Jarrett
> 10 Mark Haddon
> The two barrel Late model division was all Anthony Seibers as the
> Shelbyville racer topped Rick Curren who had his hands full with a
> determined Tim Smith. Tim settled for third with first time visitor Terry
> Tucker doing a nice job to grab fourth ahead of Scott Cook. Curren was the
> heat race winner.
> 2 Barrel Late Model
> 1 Anthony Seibers
> 2 Rick Curren
> 3 Tim Smith
> 4 Terry Tucker
> 5 Scott Cook
> 6 Roscoe Perrell
> 7 Greg Harbin
> 8 Jason Gregg
> 9 Randy Judge (DNS)
> Thirty one Super Stocks ran three heat races(won by Jay George,
> Larry Landers and Tim Wilson) then put on an exciting feature event for
> the fans with Jay George getting the measure of Farris Lovett. Lee Roy
> Norris started seventeenth and was closing on the lead duo when the
> checkered flag was unfurled as Norris settled for third.
> Super Stock
> 1 Jay George
> 2 Farris Lovett
> 3 Lee Roy Norris
> 4 Tim Wilson
> 5 Clint Alexander
> 6 Mike Johnson
> 7 Dwayne Whitman
> 8 Jeff Anderson
> 9 Jason Holt
> 10 Tash Bruce
> Veteran Johnny Crowell put on a late season charge for the Outlaw
> Pony championship but came up short in the final points tally. Crowell
> however did not come up short in last nights main event as he held back
> the "Fairview (TN) Flyer", Steve Kennedy for the win. Kennedy's runner-up
> finish would seal the 2001 class championship for the seven time feature
> winner. Jeff Roberson was third and 15 year old Blake Carter took the
> fourth spot. Crowell and Kennedy were the heat race winners.
> Outlaw Pony
> 1 Johnny Crowell
> 2 Steve Kennedy
> 3 Jeff Roberson
> 4 Blake Carter
> 5 Jeff Crowell
> 6 Nathan Campbell
> 7 Mike Dale
> 8 Clay Lawrence
> 9 Terry Whitley
> 10 Bo Owens
> In Pure Pony action one phenomenal streak would come to an end, as
> eighteen time feature winner and class champion Michael Chumbley failed to
> finish in the Top 5 for the first time in twenty six events this season!
> Michael pushed his father and early leader Doug Chumbley for nearly eight
> laps before both of the Columbia (TN) heat race winners encountered
> problems. Jimmy Calahan and David Wallace put on a stirring duel over the
> final three circuits with Wallace prevailing to pick up that elusive first
> win. Calahan held onto second with Eddie Hartley and Chance Rogers netting
> themselves season bests with third and fourth place finishes.
> Pure Pony
> 1 David Wallace
> 2 Jimmy Calahan
> 3 Eddie Hartley
> 4 Chance Rogers
> 5 Stanley James
> 6 John David Todd
> 7 Dudley Rogers
> 8 Belvie Jordan
> 9 Jeff Maxwell
> 10 Doug Chumbley
> Wallace was not the only first time winner as Dustin Harris
> withstood an encounter with the wall, a broken shock and a determined Tim
> Giles to grab his first win in the Rookie Pony division.
> With the pits full of Rookie Pony racers, two features were run last
> night and Clint Crowell became the seventh driver of the 2001 season to
> graduate to the Pure Pony class by winning his third main event of the
> year.
> Joe Burns, Jeff Hurst and Tommy Nichols all were heat race winners.
>
> Rookie Pony #1
> 1 Dustin Harris
> 2 Tim Giles
> 3 Bobby Jones
> 4 Dean Rader
> 5 Ethan Nickens
>
> Rookie Pony #2
> 1) Clint Crowell
> 2 Jerome Owenby
> 1 Eddie Runions
> 2 Chris Pinkston
> 3 Travis Lester
>
> 2001 Class champions
> Late Model: Shannon Davis (Estill Springs, Tennessee)
> Open Wheel: Bob Jarrett (Pulaski, Tennessee)
> Super Stock: Larry Landers (Shelbyville,Tennessee)
> Outlaw Pony: Steve Kennedy (Fairview, Tennessee)
> Pure Pony: Michael Chumbley (Columbia, Tennessee)
> 2 Barrel Late Model: Josh Lunsford (Tennessee)
>
>
> Racing continues for the next two Saturday nights (September 22 &
> 29) then Duck River will be closed on the first weekend of October (Oct.
> 6) before reopening for the 5th Annual "Jamboree" on October 11,12 & 13.
> Duck River Speedway closes with a special Super Late Model show on
> Saturday afternoon, December 1 when we host our 3rd Annual "Winter
> Classic" paying $3,000 to win and $400 to start!
> Dennis Bowling
>

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