NeSMITH CHEVROLET OLD MAN’S GARAGE WEEKLY RACING SERIES WEEK 12 PREVIEW


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Posted on Jun 13 2013 - 11:26pm by Bores4815

NeSmith-2012By Roby Helm: CARTERSVILLE, GA – Week 12 of the 2013 NeSmith Chevrolet Old Man’s Garage Weekly Racing Series season will nine races at eight different tracks in six different states. Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, MS will host two races this weekend with a Friday night $800-to-win event, and a Saturday night $1,000-to-win race.

Justin McRee of Cottondale, AL is undefeated this season in NeSmith Chevrolet Old Man’s Garage Weekly Racing Series Late Model competition at Magnolia Motor Speedway. J-Mac has three consecutive wins at The Mag, and will be looking for victory number four on Friday night and number five on Saturday night.

Other Friday night NeSmith Chevrolet Old Man’s Garage Weekly Racing Series events are also scheduled for Hattiesburg Motorsports Park in Hattiesburg, MS and at Penton Raceway in Penton, AL.

Other Saturday night NeSmith Chevrolet Old Man’s Garage Weekly Racing Series races are scheduled for Battleground Speedway in Highlands, TX, Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL, Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, TN, East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, AL, and St. Tammany Raceway in Lacombe, AL.

Derrick Mackmer of Purvis, MS leads the NeSmith Chevrolet Old Man’s Garage Weekly Racing Series standings with 439 points. Mackmer is the only driver that has competed in all 11 weeks of competition held, and he has three more weeks to earn full points before he hits the 14-week point of the 2013 season.

Drivers participating at NeSmith Chevrolet Old Man’s Garage Weekly Racing Series sanctioned tracks compete against each other through a points system that counts their 14 best weekly point totals over the 27-week season that runs through September 29. Drivers can compete in as many events available to then each week, only their best event point total for that week will count.

Once a driver reaches the 14-week point in their NeSmith Chevrolet Old Man’s Garage Weekly Racing Series season, they will begin to net points, by trying to replace the lowest weekly point total with a higher one.

A major story has developed involving the second-place driver in the NeSmith Chevrolet Old Man’s Garage Weekly Racing Series standings, Michael Arnold of Hattiesburg, MS. It has been reported that Arnold has left the Reynolds Motorsports/Billy Riels Racing Team. Arnold, who has 435 points, is reportedly putting together his own team.

Sid Scarbrough of Florence, MS is third in the standings with 432 points and Noah Daspit of Kiln, MS is fourth with 427 points. Bobby Jordan of McCarley, MS is fifth in the NeSmith Chevrolet Old Man’s Garage Weekly Racing Series standings with 380 points and Shannon Lee of Lumberton, MS is sixth with 379 points.

Mike Palasini Jr. of Leland, MS holds down the seventh spot in the NeSmith Chevrolet Old Man’s Garage Weekly Racing Series standings with 377 points and Dana Eiland of Salem, AL is eighth with 358 points. T.J. Hays of Bradford, TN is ninth in the standings with 350 points.

Montana Dudley of Phenix City, AL rounds out the Top 10 in the NeSmith Chevrolet Old Man’s Garage Weekly Racing Series standings with 348 points, and can be considered the hottest driver in the series. In seven races, Dudley has five wins, and finished second in the two races he didn’t win.

In the coming weeks as the top competitors close in on their 14th week of competition, we will outline the gauge that is used to determine “Who’s Hot and Who’s Not” that is called the Weekly Point Average, or the WPA, for drivers in the Top 20 of the NeSmith Chevrolet Old Man’s Garage Weekly Racing Series standings.

The highest WPA a driver can obtain is 50, which means that driver has won at least one race in each of the 14 weeks used to determine their season point total. In the coming weeks, there could be a driver with a higher WPA than the driver leading the NeSmith Chevrolet Old Man’s Garage Weekly Racing Series point standings that week.

Dudley is one of those drivers, as he has a WPA of 49.71. He will be a driver to watch as the second half of the NeSmith Chevrolet Old Man’s Garage Weekly Racing Series season unfolds. Another driver that falls into the “Who’s Hot” category sits 11th in the NeSmith Chevrolet Old Man’s Garage Weekly Racing Series standings.

Ricky Waggoner of Martin, TN is just four points behind Dudley in the NeSmith Chevrolet Old Man’s Garage Weekly Racing Series standings. Waggoner also has five wins in seven races, with the other two being 47-point fourth-place finishes. That gives Waggoner a WPA of 49.14.

Chase Washington of Houlka, MS and Mickey Trosclair of Luling, LA tied with the most points at the end of the 2012 NeSmith Chevrolet Old Man’s Garage Weekly Racing Series season and both drivers had WPAs of 49.86. Washington won the 2012 Championship by virtue of the tie-breaker with more 50-point wins than Trosclair.

The 2013 NeSmith Chevrolet OMG WRS National Champion will earn $10,000 and the Top 10 drivers in the final National point standings will also receive cash awards from the point fund. Drivers will also compete for an additional point fund at each series sanctioned track.

The dirt late model race cars in the NeSmith Chevrolet Old Man’s Garage Weekly Racing Series are powered by the economical Chevrolet Performance Crate Engines that are built and sealed at the factory to prevent any expensive modifications. There are two engines to choose from, the 400 horsepower aluminum-head 604 engine and the 350 horsepower steel-head 602 engine that gets a 100-pound weight break.

These engines are in stock and ready for free next day delivery anywhere in the Southeast from NeSmith Chevrolet in Claxton, GA. The Chevrolet Performance 604 Crate Engine is $5,195 and the Chevrolet Performance 602 Crate Engine is $3,195 at NeSmith Chevrolet in Claxton, GA. To place an order call Tim Bland at 1-877-497-3624.

Complete Week 12 results and updated point standings for the NeSmith Chevrolet Old Man’s Garage Weekly Racing Series will be available on Monday with the NeSmith Chevrolet Old Man’s Garage Weekly Racing Series Round Up. For more information about the NeSmith Chevrolet OMG WRS sanctioned tracks, visit the Weekly Racing Series all-new web site at www.nesmithracing.com.

For more information about the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series visit the series all-new web site at www.nesmithracing.com, or visit the series on Facebook at NeSmith Racing. Becoming a fan of the NeSmith Racing Facebook page will make you eligible for special prizes that will be given away each month. You can follow us on Twitter @NeSmithRacing.

NeSMITH CHEVROLET OLD MAN’S GARAGE WEEKLY RACING SERIES WEEK 12 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

June 14:

HATTIESBURG MOTORSPORTS PARK – HATTIESBURG, MS
MAGNOLIA MOTOR SPEEDWAY – COLUMBUS, MS
PENTON RACEWAY – PENTON, AL

June 15:

BATTLEGROUND SPEEDWAY – HIGHLANDS, TX

BUBBA RACEWAY PARK – OCALA, FL
CLAYHILL MOTORSPORTS – ATWOOD, TN
EAST ALABAMA MOTOR SPEEDWAY – PHENIX CITY, AL
MAGNOLIA MOTOR SPEEDWAY – COLUMBUS, MS ($1,000-To-Win)
ST TAMMANY RACEWAY – LACOMBE, LA

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