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WILSON DOMINATES FOR SMOKY MOUNTAIN NeSMITH CHEVROLET DLMS WIN

Post  Val on 2011-04-04, 01:15

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



April 2, 2011



WILSON DOMINATES FOR SMOKY MOUNTAIN NeSMITH CHEVROLET DLMS WIN



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:



MARYVILLE, TN – Chris Wilson of Crossville, TN dominated the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series 50-lap race Saturday night at Smoky Mountain Speedway to pick up his first career win with the series driving the Dale’s Auto Sales GRT. Wilson was the fast qualifier and led all 50 laps to pick up the $2,500 first-place money.



After out-timing the 41 entrants during qualifying with a lap around 4/10-mile clay oval in 17.877 seconds, Wilson started from the pole position and took the lead at the start of the race. The only time the rest of the field could get within striking distance of Wilson was when he was working lapped traffic.



“We won a race here at Smoky Mountain Speedway last year in our first time in a late model, so to win here tonight against this tough competition is great,” Wilson said. “The lapped cars were very courteous, and gave us room to race.”



Finishing 1.236 seconds behind Wilson at the checkered flag was Randy Weaver of Crossville, TN in the Weaver Auto Sales GRT. Weaver was able to close within a car-length of Wilson on a couple occasions in lapped traffic, but had to settle for the second spot.



David Crabtree of Maryville, TN finished third in the Smoky Mountain Brewery Special, and Tommy Kerr of Maryville, TN was fourth in the Blount Excavating Rocket. Kayne Hickman of Soddy Daisy, TN took the fifth spot in the A1 Towing Special, and Jason Trammell of Knoxville, TN finished sixth in the Trammell Construction Company Warrior.



Two-time NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series Champion David Earl Gentry of Murfreesboro, TN was seventh in the Eads Farms/Preferred Sand Blasting Special, and Mark Vineyard of Powell, TN took the eighth spot in the Smithbuilt Homes Special. Dan Breuer of Troutman, NC finished ninth in the AES Racing Special, and Patrick Duggan of Lenoir City, TN rounded out the top ten in the Duggan Racing GRT.



Todd Coffman of Parksville, KY started 21st in the Coffman’s Photos Special and finished 11th to earn the $100 Hedman Husler Award for improving his position the most from the start of the race to the end of the race.



Breuer left Smoky Mountain Speedway Saturday night as the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series point leader with 354 points and a 14-point advantage over Gentry in the second spot with 340 points and Turner in third with 314 points.



Wilson took the lead at the start of the race followed by Crabtree, Weaver, Trammell, and Hunter Best of Maryville, TN in the Young Motorsports Warrior, while cars in the middle of the pack raced three and four-wide for position. Kerr passed Best for the fifth spot on lap three, and by the 12th lap, Wilson began to lap the cars on the tail of the lead lap.



Crabtree and Weaver then closed in to make it a three-car battle for the lead. Weaver was able to get by Crabtree for the second spot on lap 14 with an outside move in turn four, and then began to put the pressure on Wilson for the lead in heavy lapped traffic. The first of four caution flags came out on lap 21 when Matthew Turner of Dawsonville, GA cut down a tire under his Hedman Husler Special.



For the double-file restart, Wilson led Weaver, Crabtree, Trammell, Kerr, Best, Hickman, Mike Weeks of Friendsville, TN in the Competition Racing Equipment Special, Mark Rosner of Maryville, TN in the J.T. Racing Equipment Stinger, and Gentry down for the green flag. When the field reached turn two, Rosner spun and that triggered an eight-car pile-up that blocked the track and brought out a red flag.



When the field went back to green flag action, Kerr got by Trammell to take over the fourth spot. At the halfway point, Wilson held a four car-length advantage over Weaver followed by Crabtree, Kerr, Trammell, Hickman, Weeks, Gentry, Vineyard, and Breuer. Brandon Williams of Crossville, TN stalled his PPM Special in turn three on lap 32 to bring out the third caution flag.



When the green flag came out for the double-file restart, Weeks spun in turn two while running seventh, and collected six other cars. One of those cars was Turner, who had come from 24th to 14th in 11 laps. Turner was done for the night, and that earned him the Dominator Race Products Hard Luck Award.



The next restart was single-file, and everyone settled in quickly. Wilson opened up another three car-length advantage over Weaver, as the top two cars began to pull away from Crabtree, Behind the fourth-place car of Kerr, Hickman got by Trammell for the fifth spot on the restart.



With four laps to go, Wilson once again entered lapped traffic, and Weaver closed the gap to just a car-length. Wilson was able to hold the inside groove, and on the final lap, Weaver tried the outside to no avail. Weaver’s car pushed up the banking in turn three, and Wilson went on to post the victory.



In preliminary action, the four 12-lap Heat Races were won by Kerr, Brian Ownby of Maryville, TN in the Tommy Brewster Builders Special, Rosner and Gentry. Chase Edge of Lafayette, AL was the VP Racing Fuels Rookie of the Race.



The next event for the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series Tour will be at Greenville Speedway in Greenville, MS next Friday and Saturday nights with a 75-lap $5,000-to-win race. The Qualifying and Heat Races will take place on Friday night, while the B-Main Races and the 75-lap Main Event will be held on Saturday night.



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.



OFFICIAL RESULTS OF ROUND 4 AT SMOKY MOUNTAIN SPEEDWAY IN MARYVILLE, TN ON 4/2/11:



POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN LAPS $ WON
1. 1 10w Chris Wilson Crossville, TN 50 $2,500
2. 3 116 Randy Weaver Crossville, TN 50 $1,250
3. 2 C5 David Crabtree Maryville, TN 50 $850
4. 7 4T Tommy Kerr Maryville, TN 50 $700
5. 11 A1 Kayne Hickman Soddy Daisy, TN 50 $650
6. 5 90j Jason Trammell Knoxville, TN 50 $550
7. 10 56 David Earl Gentry Murfreesboro, TN 50 $500
8. 14 4 Mark Vineyard Powell, TN 50 $450
9. 13 B7 Dan Breuer Troutman, NC 50 $400
10. 17 15 Patrick Duggan Lenoir City, TN 50 $375
11. 21 35 Todd Coffman Parksville, KY 50 $450
12. 16 97 Bobby Giffin Maryville, TN 50 $300
13. 4 007 Hunter Best Maryville, TN 50 $280
14. 9 17 Mark Rosner Maryville, TN 49 $260
15. 23 47 Shannon Lee Lumberton, MS 49 $250
16. 20 17c Steve Cooke Mt. Airy, NC 48 $240
17. 6 122 Mike Weeks Friendsville, TN 31 $220
18. 24 10 Matthew Turner Dawsonville, GA 31 $200
19. 12 95 Brandon Williams Crossville, TN 31 $200
20. 18 117 Jake Teague Oliver Springs, TN 22 $200
21. 8 00 Brian Ownby Maryville, TN 20 $200
22. 15 10x Anthony White Clinton, TN 20 $200
23. 19 119 Tom Maddox Piedmont, AL 20 $200
24. 22 18 Chase Edge (R) Lafayette, AL 20 $200



ENTRIES: 41
FAST QUALIFIER: C. Wilson, 17.877 Seconds
PROVISIONAL: Turner
LEAD CHANGES: None
LAP LEADER: C. Wilson, 1-50
VP RACING FUELS ROOKIE OF THE RACE: Edge
HEDMAN HUSLER AWARD: Coffman (started 21st and finished 11th)
DOMINATOR RACE PRODUCTS HARD LUCK AWARD: Turner
INTEGRA SHOCKS JUST MISSED IT AWARD: Gathan Burns
RACE CAR ENGINEERING 5TH-PLACE AWARD: Hickman
KRC 6TH-PLACE AWARD: Trammell
JOE GIBBS DRIVEN 7TH-PLACE AWARD: Gentry
RACE CAR ENGINEERING 8TH-PLACE AWARD: Vineyard
MAXIMUM SIGNS AND GRAPHICS 9TH-PLACE AWARD: Breuer
KRC 10TH-PLACE AWARD: Duggan
MIKE’S CUSTOM TANKS 11TH-PLACE AWARD: Coffman
SHORTY’S SHOCK SERVICE 12TH-PLACE AWARD: Giffin
SCHOENFELD HEADERS 13TH-PLACE AWARD: Best
J.T. KERR RACING EQUIPMENT 14TH-PLACE AWARD: Rosner
COFIELD RACING STARTERS 15TH-PLACE AWARD: Lee
KINSER AIR FILTERS 16TH-PLACE AWARD: Cooke
CAUTIONS: 4
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 1.236 Seconds
TIME OF THE RACE: 41 Minutes and 56.130 Seconds



QUALIFYING ( Top 6 Transfer To Main Event):

POS


CAR #


DRIVER


HOMETOWN


CHASSIS


LAP 1


LAP 2


TIME

1


10w


Chris Wilson


Crossville, TN


GRT


18.025


17.877


17.877

2


C5


David Crabtree


Maryville, TN


Weeks


17.921


18.086


17.921

3


116


Randy Weaver


Crossville, TN


GRT


18.107


17.988


17.988

4


007


Hunter Best


Maryville, TN


Warrior


18.027


18.144


18.027

5


90j


Jason Trammell


Knoxville, TN


Warrior


18.818


18.035


18.035

6


122


Mike Weeks


Friendsville, TN


Weeks


18.612


18.043


18.043

7


A1


Kayne Hickman


Soddy Daisy, TN


Mastersbilt


18.480


18.044


18.044

8


00


Brian Ownby


Maryville, TN


Weeks


18.241


18.063


18.063

9


17


Mark Rosner


Maryville, TN


Stinger


18.131


18.066


18.066

10


56


David Earl Gentry


Murfreesboro, TN


Mastersbilt


18.121


18.079


18.079

11


4T


Tommy Kerr


Maryville, TN


Rocket


18.111


18.328


18.111

12


97


Bobby Giffin


Maryville, TN


GRT


18.133


18.255


18.133

13


129


Jason Welshan


Maryville, TN


Weeks


18.164


18.196


18.164

14


117t


Jake Teague


Oliver Springs, TN


Bloomquist


18.170


18.193


18.170

15


4s


Mike Smith


Rogersville, TN


GRT


18.336


18.223


18.223

16


24m


Greg Martin


Oliver Springs, TN


Bloomquist


18.391


18.235


18.235

17


35


Todd Coffman


Parksville, KY


Rayburn


18.445


18.245


18.245

18


19w


Chase Washington


Houlka, MS


GRT


18.461


18.280


18.280

19


10x


Anthony White


Clinton, TN


DWB


18.458


18.371


18.371

20


95


Brandon Williams


Crossville, TN


PPM


18.386


18.461


18.386

21


B7


Danny Breuer


Troutman, NC


Barry Wright


18.581


18.450


18.450

22


4


Mark Vineyard


Powell, TN


DWB


18.616


18.487


18.487

23


47


Shannon Lee


Lumberton, MS


GRT


18.507


18.747


18.507

24


17c


Steve Cooke


Mt. Airy, NC


Barry Wright


18.779


18.538


18.538

25


15


Patrick Duggan


Lenoir City, TN


GRT


18.592


18.542


18.542

26


10


Matthew Turner


Dawsonville, GA


DWB


18.547


18.636


18.547

27


119


Tom Maddox


Piedmont, AL


Rocket


18.548


18.825


18.548

28


19


Gathan Burns


Piedmont, AL


Rocket


18.701


18.609


18.609

29


28p


Zane Powell


Junction, KY


Mastersbilt


18.764


18.631


18.631

30


18


Chase Edge – R


Lafayette, AL


Mastersbilt


18.635


18.698


18.635

31


7


Robby Moses


Friendsville, TN


GRT


18.923


18.649


18.649

32


5


David Young


Strawberry Plains, TN


Barry Wright


20.247


18.704


18.704

33


89


Brad Coffey


Maryville, TN


Warrior


18.734


18.984


18.734

34


27k


Brian Kinnersley


Blairsville, GA


Mastersbilt


18.802


18.863


18.802

35


69


Tony Lawson – R


Laurel, MS


Rocket


18.871


19.039


18.871

36


24


Mark Tice – R


Avon, MS


Trak-Star


18.894


18.912


18.894

37


5r


Chris Ritchey


Maryville, TN


GRT


19.139


18.919


18.919

38


2T


Tootie Arnold – R


Bude, MS


GRT


19.065


19.231


19.065

39


25


Jason Ritchey


Maryville, TN


GRT


19.117


19.398


19.117

40


72


Frank Wilson – R


Harold, FL


Trak-Star


19.798


19.163


19.163

41


49


James Kelso


Maryville, TN


GRT


19.705


19.377


19.377



HEAT RACES (12 Laps – Top 4 Transfer To Main Event):



1ST HEAT: 1. Kerr; 2. Hickman; 3. White; 4. Maddox; 5. Lee; 6. Smith; 7. Moses; 8. J. Ritchey; 9. Lawson (R).



2ND HEAT: 1. Ownby; 2. Williams; 3. Giffin; 4. Cooke; 5. Burns; 6. Tice (R); 7. Martin; 8. F. Wilson (R); 9. Young.



3RD HEAT: 1. Rosner; 2. Breuer; 3. Duggan; 4. Coffman; 5. C. Ritchey; 6. Kelso; 7. Welshan; 8. Powell; 9. Coffey.



4TH HEAT: 1. Gentry; 2. Vineyard; 3. Teague; 4. Edge (R); 5. Washington; 6. Kinnersley; 7. Turner; 8. Arnold (R).



NeSMITH CHEVROLET DIRT LATE MODEL SERIES POINT STANDINGS THROUGH 4/2/11:



1. B7 Dan Breuer – 354
2. 56 David Earl Gentry – 340
3. 10 Matthew Turner – 314
4. 12 Jack Nosbisch Jr. – 288
5. 02 Keith Nosbisch – 282
6. 32 Phillip Cobb – 268
7. 21b Chip Brindle – 252
8. B69 Bryan Bernhardt – 246
9. 99 Shan Smith – 240
10. 47 Shannon Lee – 238
11. 11 Doug Horton – 232
12. 33c Eric Cooley – 230
13. 17c Steve Cooke – 224
14. 105 Dave Schmauss – 214
15. 72 Frank Wilson (R) – 202
16. 18 Chase Edge (R) – 200
17. 27 Larry Harrod – 198
18. 24 Mark Tice (R) – 190
19. 41 Travis Varnadore – 186
20. 07 Doug Watson - 180



R – Denotes VP Racing Fuels Rookie of the Year Candidate





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