Daniels Chevrolet Pure Stock $1000 to win at Swainsboro Raceway!
By: Candy Barber
Saturday night racing action at its best began with the Aaron’s Crate Late Model division taking the green flag. After qualifying, Wendell Chavous picked up the fastest time with Hurricane Henry Carter sitting outside. Lap one, Carter took the lead from the outside as Chavous and Jeremy Faircloth battled for second. Lap seven, Chavous in the second position began trying the inside of Carter for the lead but after a caution sent the field back to a double file restart, it became a three car battle for second with Faircloth, Chavous, and Brandon Overton. Halfyway, Austin Scarboro moved inside Rod Wiggins for the fifth position. Lap twelve, Chavous tried the inside of Carter to take the lead off turn two. Once out front Chavous pulled away. As Carter began showing signs of tire wear and pushing, Faircloth dove to the inside to take over the second position. Wendell Chavous took the checkered grabbing his first win of the year at Swainsboro Raceway, Jeremy Faircloth second, Henry Carter third, Brandon Overton fourth, and Austin Scarboro rounded out the top five. In the Daniels Chevrolet Pure Stock division, Roger McKenzie and Jamie Whitaker picked up heat race wins to start the $1000 feature event. Lap one, Roger McKenzie took the lead with Brent Herndon sticking to his rear bumper for second and Luke Scott third. Whitaker stuck on the outside fell back before falling in line. Lap two, coming off turn two, battling for second, Scott got into Herndon bringing out the caution and ending Herndon night with a broke axle and car damage. Whitaker moved back into the second position but on the restart slipped in turn three as David Ussery took over the position. Lap three, three wide for second Scott slipped underneath Ussery and Whitaker to take over the position. Lap five, Scott and Ussery running second and third hooked sending both cars to the rear, as Wesley Coleman joined the battle for second. Halfway, Scott moved back into the second position as Gene Thompson took over fourth from Coleman. Roger McKenzie drove off as the rest battled behind him picking up his second win of the season. Finishing out the field was Luke Scott second, Jamie Whitaker third, Gene Thompson fourth, and Wesley Coleman fifth. Up next in the West Main Pit Stop 440 division, Justin Thompson took the lead with Chad Newton in second, and Tommy Davis third. Lap two, Newton night ended early when he was forced to give up second and pit with a right front flat tire. Lap three, three wide battle for the lead allowed Davis to move out front. With five laps to go, running in third, Justin Thompson brought out caution with bent tire rod. Taking the white flag, Davis out front and Clay Collins in second, Keith Johnson, Jeff Grubbs, and Freddie Duplisea battled three wide for third. Coming off turn four the three cars got together, sending Johnson spinning. Tommy Davis grabbed his second win of the season, Clay Collins second, Jeff Grubbs third, Freddie Duplisea fourth, and Paul Carroll fifth. The Tsunami Alf Wimberly continued to dominate in the Adams Construction Road Warrior division leading the way for lap one. George Williamson and Tyler Holt were battling for the second position. Lap three, Holt lost it in turn two and was forced to pit. Then on the restart, Williamson brought out the caution as was forced to pit. Jody Ivey moved from the fourth position to second. After bringing out a caution on lap two and going to the rear, Ricky Strange moved back to the third position on lap four. Lap five, Wimberly leading the way lost it due to a broken shock and Jody Ivey took over the lead. Taking the checkered flag, Jody Ivey picked up his first win and side by side within inches Ricky Strange took second over Eric Weber, Steven Stapleton fourth, and Lil Charlie Coxwell fifth. In the Extreme Concrete Mini Stock division, Joey Schoen and Tim Wilkerson took the green with Schoen taking the lead off turn two. Lap two, running in second Wilkerson was off the pass in turn one bringing out the caution. Tony McCumbers moved into the second position. Lap four, Wilkerson made his way back to second but Schoen had already checked out for the night. Lap nine, Aaron Phillips and McCumbers battled for third but with two laps to go, Phillips running in third had a flat. Joey Schoen dominated once again picking up his third win of the season. Finishing out the top five was Tim Wilkerson, Tony McCumbers, Aaron Phillips, and Shane Sheffield. Up last in the Sunoco Super Street division, Luke Scott took the lead over Michael Smith as Dustin Watkins and Jason Kight battle for third. Lap two, Watkins took over third from Kight. Lap three, Michael Smith hung on the outside allowed Watkins to move into the second position and Gene Thompson third. Lap seven, Smith running in fifth brought out the first caution in turn two. Lap eleven, after a restart, Thompson running in third dropped off the pace in turn two allowing Jason Kight to move into the third position. In a repeated battle, Luke Scott held off Dustin Watkins for the win, Michael Smith moved back into third as Jason Kight lost it on the back stretch of the last lap, Danny Scarboro fourth, and Dale Poole fifth. Next week don’t miss the Annual Preacher Feature. Come join the family fun and support your local Pastor and see which one can grab the bragging rights and trophy for their local church. Also is the First Annual Miss Swainsboro Raceway beauty pageant. See who will get crowned Miss Swainsboro Raceway and represent all your favorite driver in the upcoming Pine Tree Festival and events. Coming up May 3 and 4 is the Annual Pine Tree 100. Two nights of racing action with heats on Friday night and Saturday night features plus the World Of Outlaw Super Late Models.