George gets win in limited late model
Racing action was at its best last Saturday night at Shelby County Speedway.
The afternoon rain shower made for a tacky track for racing.
The weekly racing program got started as Ashley Smith, Little Miss Shelby County, made one parade lap during the National Anthem.
The first division out for racing was the hobby class.
After three cautions the field went single file to try and get the race started.
Jeremy Isbell took the lead at the drop of the green flag and never looked back.
Robert Lucas tried to get around Isbell, but settled for the second spot.
Jamie Wood had his car together and claimed third.
David Davis, Lee Childers and Jason Garner rounded out the top six.
Robert George claimed the victory in the limited late model division.
He started on the outside pole, shot out front and led every lap.
Jimmy Crawford tried to get around Crawford on the inside groove, but had to settle for second.
Billy Franklin finished third, with Gene Guy, Rod Carroll and Michael Franklin finishing fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively.
In the pony stock class, Benny Pickett was the first to see the checkered flag.
Shannon Todd finished second with Kevin Evans, using his blocking techniques, in third.
William Moore, Chris Revis and Dale McGill rounded out the top six.
Gary Ingram celebrated in victory lane as he captured the hogg division win.
Buddy George was right there in the action finishing second.
Jerry Jarvis, Jeff Warren, Tom Black and Wayne Spredlin rounded out the field.
Johnny Dawson was the man of the hour in thunder action. Wayne Lucas grabbed a close second followed by Sandy Dawson for third.
Wade Carlee finished fourth, David Teer fifth and Ronnie Revis sixth.
Racing action continues Saturday night with a full racing program. Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing beginning at 8 p.m.
The next special even will be Friday night, Aug. 2, featuring a demolition derby with $500 going to the winner.
Racing in hobby, pony and hogg will also be featured. Racing will begin at 8 p.m.
On Saturday, Aug. 3 all regular classes will run.
For more information call the track at 669-6509 or James Ingram after 8 p.m. at 669-6508
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