Holt wins $1000 at Swainsboro Raceway!
Holt wins $1000 at Swainsboro Raceway!
By: Candy Barber
Saturday night racing action was exciting as the Zaxby’s Crate Late Model division take the slick track first. After many days of rain, drivers battled a different racetrack than in previous weeks at Swainsboro Raceway. Leading the field to green, Michael Akeson and Chris Taylor took the top positions after qualifying. Lap one, Chris Taylor took the lead on the outside with Akeson falling into the second position. Keeping the gap tight, lap two, Michael Akeson moved to the inside off turn four to take the lead in turn two on lap three. Halfway, Taylor began to get loose off turn four allowing Austin Scarboro to move in and battle for second. Michael Akeson grabbed his first win at Swainsboro Raceway, Chris Taylor held off Austin Scarboro for second picking up his best finish, fourth was Robert Diekemper, and fifth Glen Watkins.
Up next in the Sunoco Super Street division, Luke Scott took the lead with Danny Scarboro in second. Chris Shaw and Dustin Watkins battled for the third position. With Shaw taking over third, on lap three he moved to the inside of Scarboro on the back stretch to take the second position. Halfway, Dustin Watkins passed Scarboro for the third position in turn three. Luke Scott led the field to return to Victory Lane, Chris Shaw rolled in second. After Dustin Watkins broke on the last lap, Danny Scarboro picked up third, Watkins fourth, and Rod Wiggins fifth.
Battling for $1000 to win the Adams Construction Road Warrior division, Lil Charlie Coxwell and George Williamson both picked up heat race wins. With a caution on the first restart, Coxwell had to pit with a flat tire and rejoin the field in the rear. Moving to the inside pole position, Tyler Holt took the lead on lap one. George Williamson held off Alf Wimberly for the second position. Halfway, Williamson got loose coming off turn four and Wimberly took over the second position. Three laps to go, Williamson moved inside Wimberly in turn three to regain the second position. Tyler Holt led every lap to take home the $1000 pay day, George Williamson second, Alf Wimberly third, Corey Howell fourth, and Eric Weber fifth.
In the Daniels Chevrolet Pure Stock division, Luke Scott pulled out front with points leader Wesley Coleman riding in second. Lap one, Shelton Richardson and Charlie Coxwell battled for the third position. As Richardson took third, he moved to the inside of Coleman trying for the second position. Richardson drove too hard getting sideways and allowing Brent Herndon to move into third. Lap six, Scott half track out front, Herndon passes Coleman for the second position. Luke Scott picks up another win for the night. Running in second, Herndon off the pace with mechanical issues after previously changing an axle after heat races. Wesley Coleman takes home second, Charlie Coxwell third, Brent Herndon fourth, and Shelton Richardson fifth.
Picking up the heat race win in the Extreme Concrete Mini Stock division, Brad McKenzie leads lap one over Joey Schoen and Tim Wilkerson. Lap two, Schoen hot on McKenzie’s bumper as McKenzie gets a little sideways but holds on to the lead. Lap three, Roger McKenzie, Sr rides by Tim Wilkerson on the back stretch for the third position. Lap seven, Schoen finally makes the move and takes the lead off turn two. Three laps to go, Roger McKenzie, Sr hits a rut and slips allowing Tim Wilkerson to regain third. Joey Schoen continues his record breaking winning streak, Brad McKenzie drove a hard race picking up second, Tim Wilkerson third, Roger McKenzie, Sr fourth, and Payton Johnson fifth.
On the second restart in the West Main Pit Stop 440 division, Rod Morris on the pole has issue firing allowing Justin Thompson, John Hooks, and Tommy Davis to pass. As Justin Thompson leads the way, on lap three, Tommy Davis takes over second. With only a few laps to go, Rod Morris makes his way by John Hooks for the third position. Justin Thompson takes the checkered, points leader Tommy Davis in second, Rod Morris third, John Hooks fourth, and Paul Carroll rounded out the top five.