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jammin
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posted September 02, 2002 09:44 AM UIN: 16262997
David Gentry wins TRL River Valley Shootout

ARKADELPHIA, Ala. (Aug. 31) - Driving his American
Racer-shod Warrior chassis, Wheel, Tenn., driver David
Gentry picked up his first-ever Topless Racing League
win Saturday night at River Valley Speedway in
Arkadelphia, Ala.

Gentry started third, but quickly moved around front
row starters Jon Miller and Byron Michael. Gentry led
the remainder of the way to collect the $2,500
winner's share of the purse. Michael finished second,
ahead of TRL points leader Mark Mears.

Ninth-starting James Cline finished fourth, with local
standout Bobby Lowe finishing fifth. Lowe's finish
moved him into the top 10 in TRL points.

The race was marred by a violent crash by veteran
driver and Talladega Short Track regular Danny
Peoples. Peoples flipped his car down the backstretch
while racing for position inside the top 10. Peoples'
car was destroyed, but he escaped without major
injury. He was driven to a Birmingham-area hospital
for observation. He's said to be resting at home with
bruises and extreme soreness. The Topless Racing
League and its officials wish Peoples a quick
recovery.

Topless Racing League River Valley Shootout Results
The Arizona Motorsports Promotions fast qualifier
(among 24 cars): Mark Mears
The LPD Trailer Manufacturing dash finish: 1.) Jon
Miller 2.) Byron Michael 3.) David Gentry 4.) Mark
Mears 5.) Brandon King 6.) Kelly Hanvey
The Boyd-Built Sheet Metal Brakes tough break
recipient: Danny Peoples

Feature finish (40 laps)
1. David Gentry
2. Byron Michael
3. Mark Mears
4. James Cline
5. Bobby Lowe
6. Marty Hardy
7. Wren Turner
8. Tim Busha
9. Tim Hixen
10. Todd Chapman
11. Brandon King
12. Keith Hays
13. Dickie Miller
14. Jeremy Taylor
15. Scott Sisco
16. Darrell Cameron
17. Danny Peoples
18. Randy Ice
19. Anthony Burroughs
20. Kenny Gaither
21. Jon Miller
22. Brandon Brown
DNS Kelly Hanvey
DNS Terry Hamm

UNOFFICIAL TRL POINTS (after six events): 1. Mark
Mears 655; 2. Byron Michael 549; 3. David Gentry 548;
4. Keith Hays 523; 5. Brandon King 384; 6. Kelly
Hanvey 382; 7. Danny Peoples 364; 8. Marty Hardy 345;
9. Jeremy Taylor; 10. Bobby Lowe 280.

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