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11.2.18 NeSmith Late Models Results

MILTON, FL – Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series point leader Ashton Winger of Senoia, GA is on the path to the 2018 National Championship at Southern Raceway during Friday night’s preliminary action for the $10,000-to-win 11th Annual Southern 100 on Saturday night.  Winger won the Pole Position for the race with a Heat 1 victory on Friday night.

 

               The 18-year-old Cruise With The Champions Rookie of the Year point leader goes into the race with a 48-point lead over Jake Knowles of Rome, GA.  If Winger leaves Milton, FL with a 49-point lead over Knowles, all he has to do is start the final race of the season on November 24 at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, MS to clinch the 2018 Durrence Layne Late Model title.

 

               Winger started the Friday night action by driving his Keyser Manufacturing Rocket to the Knowles Race Parts and Bodies Fast Time Award with around Southern Raceway in 15.325 seconds to earn the pole position for the first of three eight-lap heat races.  Knowles started alongside on the outside of the front row.

 

               The Heat Race win and the Pole for Saturday night’s Southern 100 went to Winger and Knowles finished second in the heat race and will start the big show from the fourth starting spot in the Knowles Race Parts and Bodies Special.  Both Winger and Knowles are looking for their fourth Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series wins of the season.

 

               In addition to his point leads in the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series National standings and the Cruise With The Champions Rookie of the Year standings, Winger also leads the point standings in the VP Racing Fuels Young Guns Challenge Series for Durrence Layne Chevrolet Late Model drivers 18 years of age and younger.

 

               Travis Pennington of Stapleton, GA won the second eight-lap Heat Race and will start the U.S. Duffie Site Prep Special on the outside of the front row in the Southern 100.  Joseph Joiner of Milton, FL drove the Cole Services Special to victory in the third eight-lap Heat Race and will start on the inside of Knowles in the second row for the Southern 100.

 

               The top six finishers in each of the three Heat Races on Friday night transferred into the first 18 starting spots for Saturday night’s $10,000-to-win Southern 100.  Following Winger and Knowles into the big show from the first Heat Race were Bo Slay of Milton, FL, Colton Leyendecker of Holt, FL, Clint Smith of Senoia, GA, and James Gilmore of Milton, FL.

 

               Finishing second through sixth respectively behind Pennington in the second Heat Race were 2016 Southern 100 winner Andy Picklesimer of Ooltewah, TN, D.G. Hawkins of Chunchula, AL, Monte Skinner of Saraland, AL, Kyle Bryant of Navarre, FL, and Hunter Lewis of Moss Point, MS. 

 

Oakley Johns of Hohenwald, TN, Bryant Marsh of Corinth, MS, Jamey Boland of Cuba, AL, Walker Arthur of Forest, VA, and Ron Boudreaux of New Orleans, LA followed Joiner out of the third Heat Race in the second through sixth positions respectively and into the 11th Annual Southern 100.

 

Drivers that finished seventh on back in the three heat races will have one more opportunity to make the main event through a ten-lap B-Main race on Saturday night at Southern Raceway that will transfer the top four finishers into the Southern 100 in the 19th through 22nd starting spots. 

Starting positions 23 and 24 are Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series Provisional spots reserved for drivers in the Top 15 of the point standings that fail to make the race through preliminary competition.  There are three drivers eligible for a provisional and they are T.J. Brittain of Centre, AL, who is sixth in points, Marcus Minga of Shannon, MS, who is eighth in points, and Tyler Wood of Hohenwald, TN, who is ninth in points.

 

If Brittain, Minga and Wood race their way into the Southern 100 through the B-Main race, the fifth and sixth-place finishers in the B-Main would be the 23rd and 24th starters in the $10,000-to-win 11th Annual Southern 100.

 

For more information and rules about the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series, visit the series web site atwww.durrencelayneracing.com, or visit the series on Facebook at Durrence Layne Racing.  You can follow us on Twitter @DurrenceLayneRacing.

 

FRIDAY NIGHT PRELIMINARY RESULTS FOR THE SOUTHERN 100 AT SOUTHERN RACEWAY IN MILTON, FL ON 11/2/18:

 

KNOWLES RACE PARTS AND BODIES GROUP QUALIFYING:

 

GROUP 1
POS CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN CHASSIS TIME
1 C6 OAKLEY JOHNS HOHENWALD, TN PIERCE 15.765
2 10 JOSEPH JOINER MILTON, FL MASTERSBILT 15.772
3 232 JAMEY BOLAND – R CUBA, AL TRAK STAR 15.783
4 1 BRYANT MARSH – R CORINTH, MS ROCKET 15.857
5 87 WALKER ARTHUR FOREST, VA MASTERSBILT 15.872
6 99b RON BOUDREAUX NEW ORLEANS, LA TRAK STAR 16.354
7 24 STEVEN JERNIGAN MILTON, FL CVR 16.503
8 12 RODNEY BRUCE PASS CHRISTIAN, MS TRAK STAR 16.568
9 17JR TYLER WOOD HOHENWALD, TN PIERCE 20.714
GROUP 2:
POS CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN CHASSIS TIME
1 12 ASHTON WINGER – R SENOIA, GA ROCKET 15.325
2 66 JAKE KNOWLES ROME, GA LONGHORN 15.520
3 33 COLTON LEYENDECKER HOLT, FL LONGHORN 15.665
4 2 BO SLAY MILTON, FL LONGHORN 15.745
5 44 CLINT SMITH SENOIA, GA ROCKET 15.942
6 47 JAMES GILMORE MILTON, FL MASTERSBILT 16.200
7 8 WAYNE HARBIN SHARPSBURG, GA ROCKET 16.325
8 19 MARCUS MINGA SHANNON, MS ROCKET 16.420
GROUP 3:
POS CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN CHASSIS TIME
1 P1 ANDY PICKLESIMER OOLTEWAH, TN LONGHORN 15.377
2 01 TRAVIS PENNINGTON STAPLETON, GA LONGHORN 15.581
3 00M MONTE SKINNER SARALAND, AL CAPITAL 15.643
4 7 HUNTER LEWIS MOSS POINT, MS ROCKET 15.813
5 96 D G HAWKINS CHUNCHULA, AL ROCKET 15.905
6 79 KYLE BRYANT NAVARRE, FL KBF 16.103
7 63 BLAKE MARTIN MILTON, FL TNT 16.315
8 05 T J BRITTAIN CENTRE, AL WARRIOR 16.332
9 3M MICHA McCALL FLOMATON, AL TNT 18.922

 

HEAT RACES (8 Laps – Top 6 Transfer To Main Event):

 

               1ST HEAT:  1. Winger (R); 2. Knowles; 3. Slay; 4. Leyendecker; 5. Smith; 6. Gilmore; 7. Minga; 8. Harbin.

 

               2ND HEAT:  1. Pennington; 2. Picklesimer; 3. Hawkins; 4. Skinner; 5. Bryant; 6. Lewis; 7. Brittain; 8. McCall; 9. Martin.

 

               3RD HEAT:  1. Joiner; 2. Johns; 3. Marsh (R); 4. Boland (R); 5. Arthur; 6. Boudreaux; 7. Jernigan; 8. Wood; 9. Bruce.

 

“ELITE 18” FEATURE LINE-UP:

 

ROW 1:
12 Ashton Winger (R) – 01 Travis Pennington
ROW 2:
10 Joseph Joiner – 66 Jake Knowles
ROW 3:
P1 Andy Picklesimer – C6 Oakley Johns
ROW 4:
2 Bo Slay – 96 D.G. Hawkins
ROW 5:

1 Bryant Marsh (R) – 33 Colton Leyendecker
ROW 6:
00 Monte Skinner – 232 Jamey Boland (R)
ROW 7:
44 Clint Smith – 79 Kyle Bryant
ROW 8:

87 Walker Arthur – 47 James Gilmore
ROW 9:
7 Hunter Lewis – 99 Ron Boudreaux

 

B-MAIN STARTING LINE-UP (10 Laps – Top 4 Transfer To Main Event):
19 Marcus Minga – 05 T.J. Brittain
24 Steven Jernigan – 8 Wayne Harbin
3 Micha McCall – 17jr Tyler Wood
63 Blake Martin – 12 Rodney Bruce

 

R – Denotes Cruise With The Champions Rookie of the Year Candidate

 

 

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