J-MAC DOES IT AGAIN WITH NeSMITH CHEVROLET DLMS WIN AT THE MAG

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

                COLUMBUS, MS – Justin McRee of Cottondale, MS won the Black Ice 40 for the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series Touring Division on Sunday night at Magnolia Motor Speedway.  It was the third win of the season for J-Mac, and his second in as many nights driving the High Roller Race Cars Special.

                McRee held off a mid-race challenge from two-time NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series Champion David Earl Gentry of Murfreesboro, TN, who took his Eads Farms/Hardy & Associates Warrior to the high side, and passed McRee for the lead on lap 21.  McRee took back the lead one lap later, went to the high side of the track, and checked out on the field.

                “We checked out early running the bottom of the track, but when I saw David Earl up on the high side, I knew it was time to get up there,” McRee said.  “That’s where I need to be anyway because this is a High Roller Race Car that we built in our shop.  We’ve been working with it all season, and I think we’ve got it where we want it.  The next phase is to build some to sell.  This car is for sale.”

                Larry Harrod of Plains, GA made a late-race charge to take the second spot in the Harrod Logging Special, and Mike Boland of Cuba, AL started 15th in the Lee Racing Trak-Star and finished third to earn the Hedman Husler of the Race Award.  The Shaw Brothers claim the next two spots.

                Kyle Shaw of Millport, AL finished fourth in the Knock ‘Em Out Kennels Trak-Star, and Jeremy Shaw of Millport, AL was fifth in the Summit Resource Development Trak-Star.  Brett White of Kosciusko, MS drove the White Racing Trak-Star to a sixth-place finish, and Evan Ellis of Plantersville, MS was seventh in the Ellis Welding Special.

                Michael Blount of Sumrall, MS grabbed the eighth spot in the Lamar Auto Salvage GRT, and Matthew Turner of Dawsonville, GA reclaimed the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series point lead with a ninth-place effort in the Hedman Husler Special.

                Turner came into the race trailing Gentry by two points in the chase for the $20,000 Championship.  It looked like Gentry was going to pad his lead, as he spent most of the race in the second spot, while Turner ran outside the top ten.  The last three laps of the race dramatically changed the title hunt.

                With three laps to go, Gentry suddenly slowed down the backstretch with a major mechanical malfunction and when to the pits.  That earned Gentry the Dominator Race Products Hard Luck Award.

Turner drove from the 13th spot to ninth in the last three laps of the race to finish ninth, and now holds an 18-point lead over Gentry with two races left in the 2012 NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series season. 

Gentry made up an 18-point deficit on Turner with a fourth-place finish on Saturday night at Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, MS to take a two point lead after Turner had a mechanical failure.  Gentry gave it all back on Sunday night.  This point battle could go right down to the wire.  If Turner and Gentry were to have major problems in the same race, Harrod is not that far behind in third, 66 points behind Turner.

Tony Gray of Coker, AL rounded out the top ten in the Gray Motorsports Special.  In preliminary action, McRee was the fast qualifier among the 32 entrants with a lap around the 3/8-mile black gumbo clay oval in 14.081 seconds, and the two ten-lap B-Main Races were won by Chase Edge of Lafayette, AL in the Edge’s Gas Company Special and White.

McRee took the lead from the pole position coming off the second turn of the first lap followed by Gentry, Harrod, Gray and Jeremy Shaw.  Ellis got by Shaw for the fifth spot on lap four, and by lap ten, McRee was already encountering the cars on the tail of the lead lap.  Gray began to fall back on lap ten, as Ellis moved up to third by 11, and passed Gentry for second on lap 14.

The first of three caution flags was unfurled on lap 15 when Cody Kierre of Beebe, AR spun the K&E Racing GRT in turn two.  McRee led Ellis, Gentry, Harrod, Jeremy Shaw, Kyle Shaw, Gray, Boland, White, and Doug Sanchagrin of Florence, MS in the Permanent Exterior Solutions Trak-Star doubled up behind him for the restart.

When the green flag came back out, Gentry wound it up on the outside and sailed around Ellis to reclaim the second spot, while Harrod dropped back to the sixth spot.  Gentry kept his high side momentum going as he chased down McRee, who was running the bottom of the track. 

Gentry took the lead on lap 21, but McRee drove back under him coming off the fourth turn on lap 22 to retake the lead.  The field was slowed on lap 23 for the second caution flag of the race when Kierre spun in turn again in turn two and collected Ronnie Cooper of McKenzie, TN in the Ronnie Cooper Trucking GRT.

The top ten line-up for the double-file restart saw McRee leading Gentry, Jeremy Shaw, Ellis, Harrod, Kyle Shaw, Boland, Gray, Blount, and Daniel Bridgemon of Meridian, MS in the Robinson Electric Rocket.  Boland got to the inside on the restart and advanced from seventh to fourth  Boland then drove under Jeremy Shaw for the third spot on lap 30.

McRee was checking out on Gentry, who had company from Boland on lap 32 for a side-by-side battle for the second spot.  Boland edged ahead of Gentry for the second spot on lap 34, but with six laps to go, McRee had opened up a full straightaway lead.  Gentry’s race was over, along with McRee’s big lead, on lap 38 when Gentry slowed on backstretch to bring out the caution flag.

With three laps to go, McRee lead a single-file restart followed by Boland, Harrod, Jeremy Shaw, Ellis, Kyle Shaw, Blount, White, Gray and Bridgemon.  The battles were numerous, fast and furious in the final three laps.

Harrod got by Boland for second, Kyle Shaw got by Ellis for fifth, White passed Blount and Ellis to finish sixth, and Turner came from 11th to pass Bridgemon and Gray to take ninth.  None of them, however, could get close to McRee, who took the checkered flag with a 2.341 second margin of victory.

The penultimate race of the 2012 season for the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series Touring Division will be the $5,000-to-win 60-lap 6th Annual Gumbo Nationals at Greenville Speedway in Greenville, MS on October 4-6.

For more information about the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series visit the series 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.

OFFICIAL RESULTS OF ROUND 20 AT MAGNOLIA MOTOR SPEEDWAY IN COLUMBUS, MS ON 9/2/12:

POS        STRT     CAR #    DRIVER                               HOMETOWN                     LAPS     $ WON 
1.             1              25           Justin McRee                       Cottondale, AL                   40           $2,000
2.             4              27           Larry Harrod                     Plains, GA                            40           $1,000
3.             15           222         Mike Boland                        Cuba, AL                              40           $800
4.             6              2s            Kyle Shaw                            Millport, AL                        40           $550
5.             5              1s            Jeremy Shaw                       Millport, AL                        40           $500
6.             12           44           Brett White                          Kosciusko, MS                    40           $425
7.             9              73           Evan Ellis                            Plantersville, MS                40           $375
8.             16           121         Michael Blount                   Sumrall, MS                        40           $350
9.             19           10           Matthew Turner                 Dawsonville, GA                 40           $325
10.          3              35           Tony Gray                           Coker, AL                            40           $300
11.          10           09           Daniel Bridgemon             Meridian, MS                      40           $275
12.          22           27c         Hunter Carroll                   Columbus, MS                     40           $250
13.          17           19           Marcus Minga                    Shannon, MS                       40           $225
14.          8              1              Johnny Stokes                     Columbus, MS                     40           $200
15.          7              34           Doug Sanchagrin               Florence, MS                       40           $175
16.          24           10c         Ronnie Cooper                    McKenzie, TN                     39           $150
17.          14           14           Chance Inman                     Bruce, MS                            39           $140
18.          11           18           Chase Edge                          Lafayette, AL                      39           $125
19.          2              56           David Earl Gentry             Murfreesboro, TN             37           $125
20.          23           17k         Cody Kierre (R)                  Beebe, AR                             33           $125
21.          20           21m        Cody Martin                        Christiana, TN                    21           $125
22.          18           33           Sid Scarbrough                   Florence, MS                       11           $125
23.          13           6              T.K. King                             Columbus, MS                     6              $125
24.          21           F22         Carlton Freeman               Eastaboga, AL                    4              $125

ENTRIES:  32
FAST QUALIFIER:  McRee, 14.081 Seconds
PROVISIONALS:  Kierre and Cooper
LEAD CHANGES:  2
LAP LEADERS:  McRee, 1-20; Gentry, 21; McRee, 22-40
LAPS LED:  McRee, 39; Gentry, 1
VP RACING FUELS ROOKIE OF THE RACE:  Kierre
HEDMAN HUSLER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Boland (started 15th and finished 3rd)
DOMINATOR RACE PRODUCTS HARD LUCK AWARD:  Gentry
INTEGRA RACING SHOCKS JUST MISSED IT AWARD:  Jamey Boland
RACE CAR ENGINEERING 5TH-PLACE AWARD:  J. Shaw
KRC 6TH-PLACE AWARD:  White
QA 1 RACE PRODUCTS 7TH-PLACE AWARD:  Ellis
RACE CAR ENGINEERING 8TH-PLACE AWARD:  Blount
MODERN IMAGES 9TH-PLACE AWARD:  Turner
KRC 10TH-PLACE AWARD:  Gray
MIKE’S CUSTOM TANKS 11TH-PLACE AWARD:  Bridgemon
SHORTY’S SHOCK SERVICE 12TH-PLACE AWARD:  Carroll
SCHOENFELD HEADERS 13TH-PLACE AWARD:  Minga
J.T. KERR RACING EQUIPMENT 14TH-PLACE AWARD:  Stokes
KINSER AIR FILTERS 15TH-PLACE AWARD:  Sanchagrin
CAUTIONS:  3
MARGIN OF VICTORY:  2.341 Seconds
TIME OF THE RACE:  24 Minutes and 2.208 Seconds

QUALIFYING (Top 10 Transfer To Main Event):


POS

CAR #

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

CHASSIS

LAP 1

LAP 2

TIME

1

25

Justin McRee

Cottondale, AL

HRRC

14.139

14.081

14.081

2

56

David Earl Gentry

Murfreesboro, TN

Warrior

14.417

14.242

14.242

3

35

Tony Gray

Coker, AL

Mastersbilt

14.515

14.358

14.358

4

27

Larry Harrod

Plains, GA

Scorpion

14.710

14.374

14.374

5

1s

Jeremy Shaw

Millport, AL

Trak-Star

14.610

14.462

14.462

6

2s

Kyle Shaw

Millport, AL

Trak-Star

14.844

14.470

14.470

7

34

Doug Sanchagrin

Florence, MS

Trak-Star

14.909

14.473

14.473

8

1

Johnny Stokes

Columbus, MS

GRT

14.512

14.476

14.476

9

73

Evan Ellis

Plantersville, MS

Barry Wright

14.560

14.532

14.532

10

09

Daniel Bridgemon

Meridian, MS

Rocket

14.536

14.581

14.536

11

6

T.K. King

Columbus, MS

Mastersbilt

14.623

14.611

14.611

12

44

Brett White

Kosciusko, MS

Trak-Star

14.905

14.621

14.621

13

18

Chase Edge

Lafayette, AL

Mastersbilt

14.699

14.641

14.641

14

33

Sid Scarbrough

Florence, MS

Trak-Star

14.820

14.663

14.663

15

19

Marcus Minga

Shannon, MS

Rocket

14.692

14.703

14.692

16

14

Chance Inman

Bruce, MS

GRT

14.894

14.780

14.780

17

222

Mike Boland

Cuba, AL

Trak-Star

15.016

14.788

14.788

18

21m

Cody Martin

Christiana, TN

Warrior

14.829

15.234

14.829

19

10

Matthew Turner

Dawsonville, GA

DWB

14.867

14.945

14.867

20

121

Michael Blount

Sumrall, MS

GRT

14.906

15.033

14.906

21

232

Jamey Boland

Cuba, AL

Trak-Star

14.938

15.682

14.938

22

41

Ben Franks

Mooreville, MS

Mastersbilt

15.373

14.985

14.985

23

F22

Carlton Freeman

Eastaboga, AL

GRT

15.336

15.029

15.029

24

27c

Hunter Carroll

Columbus, MS

Mastersbilt

15.348

15.132

15.132

25

39

Johnny Smith

Starkville, MS

Mastersbilt

15.147

15.417

15.147

26

10c

Ronnie Cooper

McKenzie, TN

GRT

15.361

15.154

15.154

27

91

Billy Tedford

Pontotoc, MS

Trak-Star

15.608

15.172

15.172

28

17

Adam Gauldin

Talladega, AL

GRT

15.210

15.484

15.210

29

42

T.J. Garrett

Columbus, MS

GRT

15.293

15.660

15.293

30

R3

Ryan Rigdon

Columbus, MS

GRT

15.613

15.542

15.542

31

11

Matt Bollinger

Bruce, MS

Trak-Star

15.993

15.919

15.919

32

17k

Cody Kierre - R

Beebe, AR

GRT

15.974

16.047

15.974

B-MAINS (10 Laps – Top 6 Transfer To Main Event):

                1ST B-MAIN:  1. Edge; 2. King; 3. M. Boland; 4. Minga; 5. Turner; 6. Freeman; 7. J. Boland;  8. Tedford; 9. Smith; 10. Bollinger; 11. Garrett.

                2ND B-MAIN:  1. White; 2. Inman; 3. Blount; 4. Scarbrough; 5. Martin; 6. Carroll; 7. Cooper; 8. Gauldin; 9. Franks; 10. Kierre (R); 11. Rigdon

Magnolia Motor Speedway Results - September 2nd

Super Late Models - Main Event
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 2 4C    Scott Dedwyler    Vossburg , Ms 175.00
2 3 1C    Chad Thrash    Meridian , Ms 170.00
3 4 327J    Jamie Tollison    Kosciusko , Ms 165.00
4 15 3S    Shay Knight    Columbus , Ms 160.00
5 9 3    Tony Shelton    Steens , Ms 155.00
6 11 13    Chad Mccool    Millport , Al 150.00
7 7 4W    Wiley Williams    Stonewall , Ms 146.00
8 5 43    Kurt Radojcsics    Pontotoc , Ms 142.00
9 20 7    Todd Gray    Coker , Al 138.00
10 25 32    Mark Dodson    Caledonia , Ms 134.00
11 18 01    Nick Thrash     - 130.00
12 19 27S    Tony Silvestri Iii    Columbus , Ms 127.00
13 21 F1    Austin Flurry    Planterville , Ms 124.00
14 22 M50    Allen Simmons    West Point, Ms 121.00
15 6 21    Phillip Gibson     - 118.00
16 8 12    Tim Davis    West Point, Ms 115.00
17 17 26S    Jon Stinson    Walls , Ms 113.00
18 13 26M    Joey Mullenix    Elrod , Al 111.00
19 10 82    Jason Milam    Guntown , Ms 109.00
20 1 21NB    Neil Baggett    Shannon , Ms 107.00
21 16 711    Jered Smith    Hazlehurst , Ms 105.00
22 14 88JM    Joey Mckinney    Booneville , Ms 103.00
23 12 74    Caleb Myers    Columbus , Ms 101.00
24 23 44    Cody Wright     - 99.00
25 24 99W    Nick West     - 50.00 DNS
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Street Stocks - Main Event
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 6 44    Adam Cheeks    Guntown , Ms 175.00
2 1 0F    Jeremy Flurry     - 170.00
3 5 41    Bill Sudduth    Millport , Al 165.00
4 9 82    Trey Bright    Coker , Al 160.00
5 4 15    Mark Barnett     - 155.00
6 7 53J    James Ware    Westpoint , Ms 150.00
7 22 74    Jason Crutchfield     - 146.00
8 2 88L    Scott Leach    Kilmicheal , Ms 142.00
9 10 3    Brent Mitchell    Millport , Al 138.00
10 12 F86\    Marty Holtman    Caledonia , Ms 134.00
11 14 5H    Brandon Hardin     - 130.00
12 16 RB1    Reno Burr    Columbus , Ms 127.00
13 18 67    Kevin Mcwilliams    Columbus , Ms 124.00
14 15 72    Charlie Gardner    Columbus , Ms 121.00
15 21 2R    Lee Ray    Columbus , Ms 118.00
16 11 29    Howard Law    Greenwood Springs, Ms 115.00
17 20 48    Craig Barham    Columbus , Ms 113.00
18 19 M1    Tim Mcneese     - 111.00
19 13 74H    Brian Holley    Philadephia , Ms 109.00
20 3 74V    Scotty Vowell     - 107.00
21 8 47    Brad Gable    Columbus , Ms 105.00
22 24 5M    Robert Mccann    Detroit , Al 103.00
23 17 A14    Chris Price    Columbus , Ms 101.00
24 23 01    Greg Wilkins    Maplesville , Al 50.00 DNS
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Mini Stocks - Main Event
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 3 39    Tim Ladd     - 0.00
2 1 S1    John Smartt    Manehesta , Tn 0.00
3 11 21M    James Mcalpin     - 0.00
4 13 21    Nick Deese    Fosters , Al 0.00
5 8 85    Clayton Grovs     - 0.00
6 15 19J    Jake Sabens     - 0.00
7 10 42    Allen Gilreath    Northport , Al 0.00
8 6 58J    John Tilghman    Grenada , Ms 0.00
9 2 B1    Wayne Everett     - 0.00
10 9 17    Donny Andrews    Kosciusko , Ms 0.00
11 4 15    Heath Minor    Ralph , Al 0.00
12 5 221    Brandon Knight     - 0.00
13 7 1B    Bo Minor    Ralph , Al 0.00
14 17 12T    Garrett Taylor    Columbus , Ms 0.00
15 16 1P    Pj Williams     - 0.00
16 12 -01    Ronnie Guin     , Ms 0.00
17 14 G4    Shelby Sheedy    Weir , Ms 0.00 DNS
18 18 7    Tyler Castle     - 0.00 DNS
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