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NeSmith Chevy Weekly Racing Series opens 2014 season

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Henry Hanger of Winchester, TN celebrates his Week 1 NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series victory at Talladega Short Track on Saturday night. / Photo: Courtesy Talladega Short Track
CARTERSVILLE, GA - Henry Hanger of Winchester, TN, Montana Dudley of Phenix City, AL, Daniel Bridgmon of Meridian, MS, Chris Holley of Highlands, TX, and David Smith of Holt, FL picked up NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Week 1 wins to open the 2014 season. The 27-week season will run through September 28 towards the $10,000 National Championship.

While Dudley finished first on Saturday night at East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, AL in the Jimmy Thomas Memorial Race, his $1,000 victory in the Eiland Pools Rocket is not yet official. His race car was protested and inspected by NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series Competition Director Tim Sims.

At the request of Dudley, the race car was impounded at the track since Saturday night and double-locked in the track Tech Building until Sims could take a look at it. One lock belonged to the track, and the other lock belonged to Dudley. Sims tore down the engine and found it to be legal. The MSD Ignition Box has been sent to the MSD factory for further evaluation for signs of an added Traction Control device. The results from MSD are expected by the end of the week.

So unofficially, Dudley shares the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series point lead with Bridgmon, Hanger, and Holley with each driver having 50 points. Smith is well down on the points list after taking a 40-point win against a field of less than eight cars.

Bridgmon topped a 27-car field on Saturday night at Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, MS driving the Robinson Electric Supply Special, and Hanger drove the Hanger’s Hardwood Floor City Special to victory over a 22-car field on Saturday night at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, AL. Holley picked up his Saturday night NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series win at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, TX.

Jimmy Thomas of Phenix City, AL, Casey Haney of Meridian, MS, Adam Gauldin of Talladega, AL, and Eric Neal of Highlands, TX are among a four-way tie for the fifth spot in the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series standings with 49 points apiece.

Thomas finished second at East Alabama Motor Speedway driving the Dublin Tire Company Special, and Haney took the second spot at Whynot Motorsports Park in the Robinson Electric Rocket. Gauldin drove the Adam Gauldin Racing GRT to a second-place finish at Talladega Short Track, and Neal was second at Battleground Speedway.

Dana Eiland of Salem, AL, Cliff Williams of Star, MS, Caleb Coan of Moulton, AL, and Buster Deen of Crosby, TX are in a four-way for the ninth spot in the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series standings with 48 points apiece.

Eiland drove the Andy’s Auto Parts Special to a third-place finish at East Alabama Motor Speedway, and Williams was third at Whynot Motorsports Park in the Star Plumbing Trak-Star. Coan finished third at Talladega Short Track in the Buttram Snacks Special, and Deen was third at Battleground Speedway in the Freedom Air Motorsports Special.

Smith drove the Jerry Mulcahy Painting Rocket to the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Late Model win on Saturday night at Southern Raceway in Milton, FL. The Saturday night NeSmith Chevrolet WRS Week 1 Late Model race at St. Tammany Raceway in Lacombe, LA was rained out.

NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series
Week 1 Race Results

March 29

TALLADEGA SHORT TRACK – EASTABOGA, AL
1. 15 Henry Hanger
2. 17 Adam Gauldin
3. 19 Caleb Codan
4. 10 Ronnie Cooper
5. 99 Toney Revis
6. 5 Mike Combs
7. 7 Josh Trammell
8. 00 Matt Black
9. 29 Justin McGather
10. 06 Justin Shipley
11. 23 Steven Forsythe
12. 19 Trey Wood
13. 25 Matthew Hamilton
14. 713 David Brocato
15. 18 Justin Angle
16. 45 Nick Deweese
17. 4 Brad Whittle
18. 11 Cruz Skinner
19. F97 Red Farmer
20. 05 T.J. Britton
21. 15 Mason Massey
22. 67 Kyle Clifton

EAST ALABAMA MOTOR SPEEDWAY – PHENIX CITY, AL
1. 55 Montana Dudley (Pending Technical Inspection)
2. 22 Jimmy Thomas
3. K9 Dana Eiland
4. 5 Thomas Lewis
5. 27 Larry Harrod
6. 14 Pat Wall
7. 75 Brand Lewis
8. 17 Matt Henderson
9. 371 Drew Barfield
10. 34 Chad Wallace
11. 66 Dylan Knowles
12. 19 Gathan Burns

WHYNOT MOTORSPORTS PARK – MERIDIAN, MS
1. 09 Daniel Bridgmon
2. 14 Casey Haney
3. C11 Cliff Williams
4. 8 Mike Palasini Jr.
5. 760 Jim McDuffie
6. 24 Ryan Oswalt
7. 4 Michael Arnold
8. 01 Nick Thrash
9. 3 Shay Knight
10. 96 Trey Rickman
11. G33 Greg Dedwylder
12. 27 Larry Murphy
13. 11 Tim Dees
14. 34 Doug Sanchagrin
15. 121 Michael Blount
16. 28j Joey Hiatt
17. 01 Tyler Hudson
18. 24f Bryan Foreman
19. 17 Ronald Dunn
20. 4w Wiley Williams
21. 2 Tyler Burgess
22. J8 Bobby Jordan
23. 47 Shannon Lee
24. 25 Justin McRee DNS
25. 118 Randy Boyd DNS
26. 54 Rick Beasley DNS
27. 11r Joey Mullenix DNS

BATTLEGROUND SPEEDWAY – HIGHLANDS, TX
1. 17 Chris Holley
2. 97 Eric Neal
3. 00 Buster Deen
4. 23 Chris Jewell
5. 95 Jamie Green
6. 84 Mike Davenport
7. 45 Earl Cannon
8. 96 Earl Whately

SOUTHERN RACEWAY – MILTON, FL
1. 3 David Smith
2. 72 Todd Neiheiser
3. 721 Rege Hellett

ST. TAMMANY RACEWAY – LACOMBE, LA
Rained Out

Link: NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series
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