Results From SRRS/VRS race 8/14/10 NGS
With the threat of rain looming over head, and everywhere else, the officials at North Georgia Speedway was able to get the entire show in, and what a show it was.
In econo hobby Justin Thomas walked away with another win, followed by Dale Fortner, Brandon Francis and Derek Chapman. Dave Fletcher brought John Paul’s #44 to the track and put a big #72 on it, only to crash on first lap, and not even scoring a single lap, he was trying to retake the point’s lead in Econo hobby but he couldn’t get to the line, looks like Glenn Grimsley could be on his way to a points championship in his first season of racing, just show’s that being there every week and making laps can pay off.
In Mod hobby it was Devin Stuart taking the win, with Larry Higgins 2nd, Tim Ford 3rd and Mr. Smooth Delbert Haynes 4th it was good to see multi time track champ Delbert back racing, he says he plans on making the rest of the races this season.
Crate’s rolled out next with the TEAM17 Driver Jeff Smith taking yet another win, there was some issues last night with the A-1 car of Kenny Kizzar and the 17H of Randy Hill, Kizzar was trying to get around the 17H and made contact with the 17H sending the 17H into the wall down the front stretch coming to a stop in turn one, on the caution lap the 17H “t-boned” the A-1 feeling the A-1 had taken him out, , more on this later this week in thoughts from the dr. but Jeff Smith was not to be out done as he took the win followed to the line by the 12 car of Darrell Owenby, the 44 of Kolby Kilgore, (Kilgore the Younger) and the 18 of Sam Parrish.
Limited was a great race with birthday boy Brian Jackson taking the lead at the green and not looking back Jamie Lunsford in the 41 Ford powered car gave chase for a while but the B4 car was too strong and at the line it was Jackson , the 17 of Shannon Bearden who was on a rail coming to the front ran out of laps and finished 2nd, the 1 of Trig Parris 3rd and the 41 of Lunsford was 4th.
The mod pony class, was a show! It was Billy Callahan taking the win but it wasn’t easy for the #32 car as he battled with the A-1 car they got together coming off of turn 4 and Callahan was sent to the back, the call was made to give the A-1 his spot back at the front but the 14 of Ralph Langston gave chase and the 32 of Callahan charged from the back looking for the lead , as the 32 picked off cars lap after lap it wasn’t long before he was on the bumper of the A1 and took the lead for good on the last lap the 32 of Callahan was first to the checkered followed by the A-1 for 2nd, Ralph Langston in the 14 for 3rd.
The supers saw Randy Weaver in Derek Ellis’ backup car on the front row with the 5 of Ronnie Johnson and at the drop of the green it looked like Weaver was going to run off and hide, but over heating issues got the better of the 99W and Weaver headed for the pit’s. Ronnie Johnson looked like there wasn’t anyone who could catch him, but David Payne found some speed and was coming in a hurry from the back, only to be held up by the 99G a lapped car who refused to acknowledge the move over flag from the flagman and raced David Payne for 8 laps while Johnson checked out, the 99G was not on the lead lap and cost David “the Coach “ Payne a shot at battling Johnson for the lead, SRRS officials who were in charge of the raceciever’s should of done a better job of telling drivers to move over for the leaders. Ronnie Payne let the officials know he was not happy after the race. But at the line it was Ronnie Johnson, David Payne, Kevin Gibson, and local hot shoe Derek Ellis.
More to come on some of this weeks problems in thoughts from the dr later this week.