Scott two in a row at Swainsboro Raceway!
Swainsboro Raceway continued weekly racing action Saturday night with its second points race of the season. The first feature event of the night, Chesley Dixon grabbed the pole position over Jim Rogers in the Zaxby’s Crate Late Model division. On the start, Dixon pulled out front with Rogers second, and Cole Godowns made his way to third. Lap three, Brandon Carpenter began putting the heat on Godowns off turn four. After a caution on lap four, the field went to double file restart with leader out front, Godowns took advantage moving into second and Joshua Bishop to fourth. Lap eight, Carpenter moved by Bishop for fourth. Halfway, Rogers and Carpenter began closing in on Godowns for second. Four to go, Carpenter took over third off turn four. Chesley Dixon dominated to pick up his first win of the season, Cole Godowns drove hard to earn second, Brandon Carpenter third, Jim Rogers fourth, and Joshua Bishop fifth.
In the 602 Crate Late Model division, Luke Scott returned and showed out for the second week in a row. Scott immediately took the lead off turn two and checked out, Austin Scarboro held off Jim Rogers for second, Joey May took fourth, and Jared Jones fifth.
Picking up the heat race win in the Sunoco Super Street division, Brent Herndon held off reigning points champion Andy Stewart. At the start of the feature, Herndon took the lead as Canaan Cranford stuck to his bumper in second. Herndon and Cranford broke away from the field. Russell Peterson brought out the first caution as he broke running fourth. On the restart, Herndon pulls to the lead as Cranford falters on the start. Jeremy Brassell closes in on Cranford for second. Five to go, Brassell breaks in bottom of turn two. Brent Herndon grabbed the win with Canaan Cranford second.
Fourteen cars took the green in the Roger Wheeler Construction Road Warrior division with Dustin Watkins and Gene Thompson front row. An initial pile up in turn one sent second row Alf Wimberly and third row Seth Clark to the pits. On the restart, Dustin Watkins took the lead and Tyler Sanders moved to second. Lap four, Logan Tanner took over third. Halfway, Alf Wimberly moved from the back after pitting to fourth. Dustin Watkins held of the two 14 cars to take his first win of the season. Tyler Sanders took second in his first appearance, Logan Tanner third, Alf Wimberly fourth, and Gene Thompson fifth.
Both dropping down this year from previously driving Super Street, George Williamson and Danny Scarboro won heat races leading the Daniels Chevrolet Pure Stock division to green. Williamson took the lead off two. Lap two, Brent Herndon took over second and Alex Sturkie third. Lap three, Herndon tried Williamson off two. Lap five, Scarboro began falling back. Travis Young brought out the caution in turn four losing the fourth position. Five to go, Herndon gets by Williamson for the lead. Two laps later, Williamson drove hard to regain the lead. Williamson took the checkered. During post race inspection, Brent Herndon was declared the winner, Dale Poole took second, Danny Scarboro thid, Seth Clark fourth, and Jamey Donaldson fifth.
Brothers Tommy and Terry Davis took the green side by side in the Scare House of the South 440 division. Tommy Davis took the lead with Terry Davis second and father-n-law and teammate Richard Lastinger third. Lap two, the black beast Rod Morris moved into third. Morris made several attempts to pass Terry Davis for the lead. The Davis brothers were like shake and bake as Tommy Davis held the lead while Terry Davis fought to block Rod Morris from taking over second. Tommy Davis drove to Victory Lane for the first time of the season, Terry Davis picked up his best finish in second, Rod Morris third, Richard Lastinger fifth, and rookie 14 year old Tyler Davis picked up fifth in his second career race.