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NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series News Release:  Contact – ROBY HELM – (865) 207-4157

August 31, 2014

HOLLINGSWORTH LIGHT, WILLIAMS TAKES NeSMITH CHEVROLET DLMS MAG WIN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

                COLUMBUS, MS – Cliff Williams of Star, MS was awarded his first career NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series victory Saturday night at Magnolia Motor Speedway in the Cliff Williams Plumbing Trak-Star after the Parker Racing Special of apparent winner Ronny Lee Hollingsworth of Northport, AL was light at the scales after the 40-lap main event.

                Jeremy Shaw of Millport, AL finished second in the Summit Resource Development Trak-Star and Johnny Stokes of Columbus, MS took the third spot in the Basset Hound Motorsports GRT.  Chase Edge of LaFayette, AL drove the Edge’s Gas Company Special to a fourth-place finish and Mark Stokes of Steens, MS took the fifth spot in the Chuck’s Speed Shop Special.

                Defending NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series National Champion and current point leader Ronnie Johnson of Chattanooga, TN finished sixth in the Hickman Manufacturing Special and Nick Thrash of Meridian, MS drove the McDevitt Enterprises GRT to a seventh-place finish.

                The two provisionals in the race, the 23rd starter Chris Noah of Rainbow City, AL in the Old Man’s Garage Special and the 24th starter Marcus Minga of Shannon, MS in the B&M Salvage Rocket finished eighth and ninth respectively.  Noah was also the Rookie of the Race.  Joey Mullenix of Elrod, AL rounded out the Top 10 in the High Roller Race Cars Special.

                Johnson now holds a 218 point lead in the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series point standings over Noah, as the National Dirt Late Hall of Fame Inductee is in quest of his second straight $20,000 National Championship.  Noah leads the Rookie of the Year point standings. 

In preliminary action, Brent Barrett of Cleveland, MS was the Fast Qualifier among the 38 entrants with a lap in 14.203 seconds to earn the pole position for the 40-lap main event.  The three ten-lap B-Main Races were won by Shaw, Edge, and Hunter Carroll of Columbus, MS in the FBG Motorsports Special.

Barrett took the lead at the start of the race followed by Hollingsworth, Ryan Oswalt of Northport, AL in the One Life Checking Special, Thrash and Justin McRee of Woodstock, AL in the High Roller Race Cars House Car.  The first four of ten caution flags came early and often in the race.

Neil Baggett of Shannon, MS spun the Montgomery Farms Special in turn two on lap two to bring out the first caution flag.  McRee was able to get by Thrash for the fourth spot on the restart, but the field was slowed by the caution flag for the second time on lap four when Baggett stalled on the backstretch and required a tow to the pit area.

Barrett had Hollingsworth, Oswalt, McRee, Thrash, Johnny Stokes, Johnson, Williams, Kyle Shaw of Millport, AL in the Sweddenberg Logging Trak-Star, and Chad McCool of Millport, AL in the Tenn-Tom One Stop Special doubled up behind him for the Dixie-Style Double-File Restart.  After the field went green, Barrett slowed off the pace in turn three to bring out the third caution flag.

Barrett was done for the night and earned the Dominator Race Products Hard Luck of the Race Award.  Hollingsworth inherited the lead, but racing action would have to wait some more, as a four-car pile-up in turn three on the restart brought out the fourth caution flag.  McRee would get by Oswalt for the second spot on the restart, and Johnny Stokes advanced to the fourth spot.

Thrash got back around Johnny Stokes for the fourth spot on lap six, and then made an inside move on Oswalt to take the third spot.  By then, Hollingsworth and McRee had stretched out a half straightaway advantage over Thrash.  Williams drove past Johnny Stokes to claim the fifth spot in turn three on lap ten.

Hollingsworth began to encounter the cars on the tail of the lead lap by lap 13, and Williams got around Oswalt for the fourth position.  The top five at the halfway point was Hollingsworth leading McRee, Thrash, Williams and Oswalt.  Michael Blount of Sumrall, MS stalled the Lamar Auto Salvage Trak-Star on the backstretch to bring out the fifth caution flag on lap 21.

The restart saw Hollingsworth leading McRee, Thrash, Williams, Oswalt, Johnson, McCool, Jeremy Shaw, Johnny Stokes, and Edge down to the green flag.  Williams moved past Thrash for the third spot on the restart, and he would find himself in what would be the winning position two laps later after Chase Washington of Houlka, MS brought out the sixth caution flag when he stalled the Columbus Nissan GRT down the backstretch on lap 23.

During the caution period, it was discovered that McRee was leaking fuel out of his fuel cell, and he was forced to the sidelines for the rest of the night.  Williams moved up to the second spot for the restart followed by Thrash, Johnson, Jeremy Shaw, Stokes, McCool, Edge, Justin Carter of Pontotoc, MS in the Billy’s Auto Repair Trak-Star, and Mark Stokes.

Johnson got by Thrash for the third spot on the restart, and McCool made a big move from seventh to fourth.  Mark Stokes spun in turn two on lap 27 and collected Minga and 13-year-old Cruz Skinner of Oxford, AL in the Skinner’s Body Shop Special to bring out the seventh caution flag.  Minga ended up cutting a tire in the tangle that went down on lap 31 for the eighth caution flag.

After falling back as far as the ninth spot, Johnny Stokes had dusted off the top groove of the track, and began a march to the front of the pack.  The lap 31 restart saw Johnny Stokes take the green flag from the fourth spot, and then he passed Johnson to move up to third. 

Up at the front of the pack, Williams could stay with Hollingsworth, but couldn’t keep enough momentum on the bottom groove the track to make a serious challenge for the lead.  Thrash was beginning to fade back through the field, and spun on lap 32 in turn two to bring out the ninth caution flag.

The restart line-up had Hollingsworth leading Williams, Johnny Stokes, Johnson, Jeremy Shaw, McCool, Edge, Carter, and Mark Stokes.  The green flag came out with nine laps to go, and business for the top ten positions began to pick up.

Williams went into attack mode on the restart, looking to the inside of Hollingsworth to challenge for the lead.  Hollingsworth was able to keep Williams behind him, and began to pull away on lap 34.  Johnson, Jeremy Shaw and McCool battled for the third spot, with McCool taking the position on the restart.

Johnson got back around McCool for third on lap 35, but going down the backstretch on lap 37, McCool hooked the left side of Johnson’s back bumper sending both cars spinning and lighting up the yellow caution bulb for the tenth time.  McCool was done for the night, and Johnson had to go to the pit area to change a cut down tire.

The final restart for the three lap dash to the finish had Hollingsworth leading Williams, Johnny Stokes, Jeremy Shaw, Edge, Thrash, Mark Stokes and Johnson as the cars left on the lead lap. 

Jeremy Shaw was able to get by Johnny Stokes on lap 39 for the third spot, as Hollingsworth would take the checkered flag with a 2.519 second advantage over Williams, only to give it away on the scales after the race.  It was Williams who would return to the front straightaway to collect the $2,000 check and the NeSmith Chevrolet Gold Trophy.

There are currently three races left on the 2014 NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series schedule with a pair of $2,500-to-win 50-lap Showdown On The Coast races at Golden Isle Speedway in Brunswick, GA on October 17 and 18.  The season finale will be at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL on November 21-22 with the $10,000-to-win 100-lap 10th Annual Chevrolet Performance World Championship Race.

If Johnson finishes the first Showdown On The Coast race with over a 200-point lead in the standings, he will clinch his second straight $20,000 NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series National Championship.

For more information and rules 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.

OFFICIAL RESULTS OF ROUND 19 AT MAGNOLIA MOTOR SPEEDWAY IN COLUMBUS, MS ON 8/31/14:
               
POS        STRT     CAR #    DRIVER                               HOMETOWN                     LAPS     $ WON 
1.             10           C11        Cliff Williams                     Star, MS                                40           $2,000
2.             11           1s            Jeremy Shaw                       Millport, AL                        40           $1,000
3.             8              1              Johnny Stokes                     Columbus, MS                     40           $700
4.             12           18           Chase Edge                          LaFayette, AL                     40           $550
5.             21           2              Mark Stokes                        Steens, MS                            40           $500
6.             6              R1           Ronnie Johnson                  Chattanooga, TN                40           $425
7.             3              01           Nick Thrash                         Meridian, MS                      40           $375
8.             23           56           Chris Noah (R)                    Rainbow City, AL              39           $350
9.             24           19           Marcus Minga                    Shannon, MS                       39           $325
10.          22           11m        Joey Mullenix                     Elrod, AL                             39           $300
11.          17           13           Chad McCool                      Millport, AL                        36           $275

12.          16           33           Justin Carter                       Pontotoc, MS                       36           $250
13.          18           11           Cruz Skinner                       Oxford, AL                          24           $225
14.          5              25           Justin McRee                       Woodstock, AL                   22           $200
15.          4              24           Ryan Oswalt                        Northport, AL                     22           $175
16.          15           R3           Chase Washington             Houlka, MS                          22           $150
17.          19           121         Michael Blount                   Sumrall, MS                        19           $140
18.          13           147         Hunter Carroll                   Columbus, MS                     19           $125
19.          1              110         Brent Barrett                      Cleveland, MS                     3              $125
20.          9              2s            Kyle Shaw                            Millport, AL                        3              $125
21.          20           14           Chance Inman                     Bruce, MS                            3              $125
22.          7              6              Neil Baggett                         Shannon, MS                       3              $125
23.          14           73           Evan Ellis                            Plantersville, MS                2              $125
24.          2              B17        Ronny Hollingsworth        Northport, AL                     40           $125 DQ/LT       

ENTRIES:  38
FAST QUALIFIER:  Barrett, 14.203 Seconds
PROVISIONALS:  Noah and Minga
LEAD CHANGES:  1
LAP LEADERS:  Barrett, 1-3; Hollingsworth, 4-40
LAPS LED:  Hollingsworth, 37; Barrett, 3
ROOKIE OF THE RACE:  Noah
DOMINATOR RACE PRODUCTS HARD LUCK AWARD:  Barrett
PRC JUST MISSED IT AWARD:  Tyler Burgess
STEALTH RACING CARBURETORS 7TH-PLACE AWARD:  Thrash
SCHAEFFER’S OIL 8TH-PLACE AWARD PRESENTED BY CHAD WALLACE AND HEATHER NEWSOME: Noah
MODERN IMAGES 9TH-PLACE AWARD: Minga
AR BODIES 10TH-PLACE AWARD:  Mullenix
MIKE CUSTOM TANKS 11TH-PLACE AWARD:  McCool
SCHOENFELD HEADERS 12TH-PLACE AWARD:  Carter
KINSER AIR FILTERS 13TH-PLACE AWARD:  Skinner
CAUTIONS:  10
MARGIN OF VICTORY:  2.519 Seconds
TIME OF THE RACE:  1 Hour, 2 Minute and 56.530 Seconds

QUALIFYING (Top 10 Transfer To Main Event):

POS

CAR #

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

CHASSIS

LAP 1

LAP 2

TIME

1

110

Brent Barrett

Cleveland, MS

GRT

14.288

14.203

14.203

2

B17

Ronny Hollingsworth

Northport, AL

HRRC

14.347

14.216

14.216

3

01

Nick Thrash

Meridian, MS

GRT

14.393

14.250

14.250

4

24

Ryan Oswalt

Northport, AL

Mastersbilt

14.583

14.345

14.345

5

25

Justin McRee

Woodstock, AL

HRRC

14.432

14.349

14.349

6

R1

Ronnie Johnson

Chattanooga, TN

Mastersbilt

14.415

14.678

14.415

7

6

Neil Baggett

Shannon, MS

Mastersbilt

14.568

14.442

14.442

8

1

Johnny Stokes

Columbus, MS

GRT

14.459

14.447

14.447

9

2s

Kyle Shaw

Millport, AL

Trak-Star

14.540

14.459

14.459

10

C11

Cliff Williams

Star, MS

Trak-Star

14.556

14.468

14.468

11

1s

Jeremy Shaw

Millport, AL

Trak-Star

14.473

14.524

14.473

12

11

Cruz Skinner

Oxford, AL

Mastersbilt

14.630

14.481

14.481

13

11r

Joey Mullenix

Elrod, AL

Mastersbilt

14.635

14.485

14.485

14

56n

Chris Noah - R

Rainbow City, AL

Mastersbilt

14.698

14.537

14.537

15

R3

Chase Washington

Houlka, MS

GRT

15.074

14.605

14.605

16

147

Hunter Carroll

Columbus, MS

Mastersbilt

15.131

14.606

14.606

17

73

Evan Ellis

Plantersville, MS

Barry Wright

14.621

14.809

14.621

18

18

Chase Edge

LaFayette, AL

Mastersbilt

14.631

14.621

14.621

19

121

Michael Blount

Sumrall, MS

Trak-Star

14.640

14.670

14.640

20

13

Chad McCool

Millport, AL

Mastersbilt

14.787

14.678

14.678

21

54

Richie Beasley

Terry, MS

Mastersbilt

14.866

14.700

14.700

22

33

Justin Carter

Pontotoc, MS

Trak-Star

14.953

14.704

14.704

23

232

Jamey Boland

Cuba, AL

Trak-Star

14.751

14.708

14.708

24

84

Randall Beckwith

Kilmichael, MS

Barry Wright

14.916

14.716

14.716

25

7

Todd Gray

Coker, AL

Mastersbilt

14.719

14.734

14.719

26

44

Lain Hawk

Thomasville, AL

Trak-Star

15.023

14.737

14.737

27

2

Mark Stokes

Steens, MS

Mastersbilt

14.752

14.760

14.752

28

19

Marcus Minga

Shannon, MS

Rocket

14.995

14.830

14.830

29

14

Chance Inman

Bruce, MS

GRT

15.001

14.855

14.855

30

2

Tyler Burgess

Quitman, MS

Mastersbilt

15.004

14.890

14.890

31

25c

Chris O'Connor

Cantonment, FL

HRRC

15.024

14.953

14.953

32

28j

Joey Hiatt

Enterprise, MS

Warrior

15.513

14.999

14.999

33

311

Henry Pullen

Pittsboro, MS

Barry Wright

15.051

16.389

15.051

34

33

Sid Scarbrough

Florence, MS

Trak-Star

15.099

15.882

15.099

35

G33

Greg Dedwylder

Vossburg, MS

GRT

15.473

15.176

15.176

36

19b

Terry Mosley

Gilbertown, AL

Trak-Star

15.562

15.724

15.562

37

25g

Jammie Gowers

Vincent, AL

GRT

15.682

15.697

15.682

38

3

Shay Knight

Columbus, MS

Pierce

NT

NT

NT

B-MAINS (10 Laps – Top 4 Transfer To Main Event):

                1ST B-MAIN:  1. J. Shaw; 2. Ellis; 3. McCool; 4. Inman; 5. Noah (R); 6. Hawk; 7. Dedwylder; 8. Boland; 9. Hiatt; 10. Knight DNS.

                2ND B-MAIN:  1. Edge; 2. Washington; 3. Skinner; 4. M. Stokes; 5. Burgess; 6. Beasley; 7. Pullen; 8. Mosley; 9. Beckwith.

                3RD B-MAIN:  1. Carroll; 2. Carter; 3. Blount; 4. Mullenix; 5. Gray; 6. Scarbrough; 7. Minga; 8. O’Connor; 9. Gowers.

Super Late Models - Main Event August 31, 2014
Pos Car # Driver
1 90 BRIAN RICKMAN
2 68 EDDIE RICKMAN
3 44 BRETT WHITE
4 29 BUDDY GEORGE
5 91 BILLY TEDFORD
6 13 CHAD MCCOOL
7 43 KURT RADOJCSICS
8 4WW WILEY WILLIAMS
9 21P JAMIE PICKARD
10 88D MARK DOWDY
11 6 CHRIS WOOD
12 M50 ALLEN SIMMONS
13 38A JIMMY ANDERSON
14 99 RYAN LYDA
15 77 STEVEN HESTER JR (DNF)
16 61 STEVEN HESTER SR
17 12 Joe Reeves (DNF)
18 327 JAMIE TOLLISON (DNF)
19 1B BRYANT MARSH (DNF)
20 27M CHRIS MCELHENNEY (DNF)
21 33B ERIC COOLEY (DNF)
22 2R TERRY MOSLEY (DNF)
23 2 JASON WILLIAMS (DNF)
24 38 DJ BRASFIELD (DNS)
25 4B JASON BROCK (DNS)

Street Stocks - Main Event August 31, 2014

Pos Car # Driver
1 82B TREY BRIGHT
2 007 KEVIN WHITTINGTON
3 10R RICK LEVERETTE
4 1 SCOTT FLURRY
5 2R LEE RAY
6 56M MARK BARNETT
7 53 SCOOTER WARE
8 69 JASON HARRISON
9 59 BRANDON HARDIN
10 18F Billy Fraizer
11 74V SCOTTY VOWELL
12 Q32 QUITERIO AREVALOS
13 16 ROBERT EATON
14 22 JOHN BEARD
15 8NG JAMES STEWART (DNF)
16 4B MATT BYRAM (DNS)
17 5V Clint Vaughn (DNS)
18 6 TERRY TAYLOR (DNS)
19 7 Randell Reedwood (DNS)
20 25 TONY SHELTON, JR (DNS)
21 41 BILL SUDDUTH (DNS)

Mini Stocks - Main Event August 31, 2014
Pos Car # Driver
1 5 LOGAN LUX
2 316 Dewayne Everett
3 38B JASON BYRD
4 21 NICK DEESE
5 68 Brennan Tomlinson
6 A1 JOSH HOLBROCK (DNF)
7 7 TYLER CASTLE (DNF)
8 7G MATT GUIN (DNF)
9 2B JENNIFER BYRD (DNF)
10 72 JUSTIN MASSEY (DNF)
11 12B HANNAH BATES (DNF)
12 1 BO MINOR (DNS)
13 72G Darrell Goins (DNS)