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Michael Page, seen here from an earlier win, topped the NeSmith Chevy Weekly Late Model Series dirt Late Model field for the win at Talladega Short Track Saturday night. / Photo: Kevin Prater/praterphoto.com
CARTERSVILLE - Michael Page of Douglasville, GA drove the T&T Trucking GRT to the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Late Model win on Saturday night at Talladega Short Track in week four action for the 2014 NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series season.

Adam Gauldin of Talladega, AL continues to lead the National point standings after his fourth straight Top 5 finish on Saturday night at Talladega Short Track.

Gauldin has two wins and four top five finishes in four races to hold a four-point lead in the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series point standings over Daniel Bridgmon of Meridian, MS. Bridgmon’s best finish of the weekend was a third-place showing on Friday night at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, MS driving the Robinson Electric Supply Special.

Bridgmon has one win, four top five finishes and five top ten finishes in five NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series starts to total 191 points. Nick Thrash of Meridian, MS is third in the standings with 184 points after one win, two top five finishes and five top ten finishes in five races. Thrash drove the McDevitt Enterprises GRT to a sixth-place finish on Saturday night at The Mag.

Casey Haney of Meridian, MS and Mike Combs of Odenville, AL are tied for the fourth spot in the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series standings with 182 points apiece. Haney has two top five finishes and three top ten finishes in four starts driving the Sinclair Auto Sales Rocket, and Combs has two top five finishes and four top ten finishes in four races. Combs finished fourth on Saturday night at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, AL in the Pro Grafx Special.

Ronnie Cooper of McKenzie, TN is sixth in the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series standings with 181 points after four top five finishes in four races. Cooper drove the Ronnie Cooper Trucking Rocket to a third-place finish on Saturday night at Camden Speedway in Camden, TN.

The Ageless Wonder, 80-year-old Hall of Famer Red Farmer of Hueytown, AL moved up to the seventh spot in the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series standings with 173 points after driving the Long-Lewis Ford Special to an eighth-place finish on Saturday night at Talladega Short Track. Farmer has one top five finish and two top ten finishes in four races.

Doug Sanchagrin of Florence, MS is eighth in the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series standings with 172 points. Sanchagrin has one top five finish and two top ten finishes in five starts driving the Permanent Exterior Solutions Trak-Star.

Trey Wood of Newnan, GA and Kyle Clifton of Ranburne, AL are tied for the ninth spot in the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series standings with 171 points apiece. Wood has one top five finish and two top ten finishes in four starts driving the Wood Motorsports Warrior. Clifton has one top five finish and three top ten finishes in four starts after driving the Clifton Racing GRT to a ninth-place finish on Saturday night at Talladega Short Track.

In other NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Week 4 action, Roger Witt of Batesville, AR drove The Chrome Shop Trak-Star to victory on Friday night at Batesville Motor Speedway in Batesville, AR. Kyle Shaw of Millport, AL topped a 33-car field to post the win on Friday night at Magnolia Motor Speedway driving the Sweddenberg Logging Trak-Star.

Ryan King of Seymour, TN claimed the $1,000 top prize with a Saturday night win at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, TN driving the Brian King Roofing Stinger. Neil Baggett of Shannon, MS drove the Montgomery Farms Trak-Star to a $1,000 victory over a 39-car field on Saturday night at Magnolia Motor Speedway.
Chris Holley of Highlands, TX picked up his third win in his three starts this season at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, TX driving the Holley Racing Special.

Ashley Newman of Ripley, TN was the winner on Saturday night at Camden Speedway in Camden, TN driving the Greg’s Sawmill Special. Cody Smith of Holt, FL took the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Late Model win on Saturday night at Smokey Harris Speedway in Haleburg, AL in the Smith’s Performance Rocket.

The defending NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series National Champion Noah Daspit of Kiln, MS picked up his second straight win on Saturday night at St. Tammany Raceway in Lacombe, LA driving the Billy Riels Racing Trak-Star. Mason Oberkramer of Brosley, MO drove the Corwell Trucking GRT to the win on Saturday night at Poplar Bluff Speedway in Poplar Bluff, MO.

There were two NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Week 4 events that did not get to run on Saturday night. Penton Raceway in Penton, AL was rained out, and Arkadelphia Speedway in Bremen, AL did not get to run due to a power outage.

There is now a three-way tie for the lead in the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Chassis Manufacturers Challenge among Trak-Star Race Cars built by Boland Performance of Cuba, AL, Rocket Chassis of Shinnston, WV, and GRT Race Cars of Greenbrier, AR with five wins apiece.

Trak-Star Race Cars picked up four Week 4 wins from Witt, Shaw, Baggett and Daspit. GRT Race Cars had two wins from Page and Oberkramer. Rocket grabbed a point with a victory from Smith.

Warrior Race Cars built by Goddard Performance of Knoxville, TN and CVR Race Cars of Lenoir City, TN are tied for the fourth spot in the chassis standings with one win apiece. TNT Race Cars of Piney Flats, TN is also participating in the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Chassis Manufacturers Challenge and is still looking for their first win of the 2014 season.

In the first four weeks of NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series competition, a total of 210 different drivers have earned points. The complete NeSmith Chevrolet WRS point standings are posted on the NeSmith Chevrolet WRS web site.

For more information and rules about the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series, visit the series web site at www.nesmithracing.com.

NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series
Week 4 Race Results

April 18

BATESVILLE MOTOR SPEEDWAY – BATESVILLE, AR
1. 18 Roger Witt
2. 77 Gavin Landers
3. 47 Chandler Petty
4. 23 Travis Ashley
5. 66 Robby Moore
6. 1 Shawn Knuckles
7. 81 Jerry Buck
8. 14jr Andrew Rushin
9. 54 Brandon McCabe

MAGNOLIA MOTOR SPEEDWAY – COLUMBUS, MS
1. 2s Kyle Shaw
2. 25 Justin McRee
3. 09 Daniel Bridgmon
4. 15 Nathan Mayes
5. 1s Jeremy Shaw
6. 1m Neil Baggett
7. 14 Chance Inman
8. 01 Nick Thrash
9. 1 Johnny Stokes
10. 91 Billy Tedford
11. 33 Justin Carter
12. 3 Shay Knight
13. 4 Stacy Caldwell
14. 19 Marcus Minga
15. 110 Brent Barrett
16. 7 Todd Gray
17. 14 Casey Haney
18. C11 Cliff Williams
19. 147 Hunter Carroll
20. 96 Trey Rickman
21. 73 Evan Ellis
22. 84 Randall Beckwith
23. 33 Sid Scarbrough
24. 6 T.K. King
25. 11 Cruz Skinner DNS
26. 2 Tyler Burgess DNS
27. 7 Jon Biles DNS
28. 15s Shane Stephens DNS
29. 1b Bryant Marsh DNS
30. 00 J.D. Pass DNS
31. 54 Richie Beasley DNS
32. R3 Ryan Rigdon DNS
33. J8 Bobby Jordan DNS

HATTIESBURG SPEEDWAY – HATTIESBURG, MS
Rained Out

April 19

411 MOTOR SPEEDWAY – SEYMOUR, TN
1. 52 Ryan King
2. 66 Adam Beeler
3. 24 Greg Martin
4. 79c Marty Calloway
5. 51 Mack McCarter
6. 71 Brian Courtney
7. 31 Brad Seagle
8. 7 William Overbey
9. 29 Rusty Ballenger
10. T35 Tanner Works
11. 98 Jed Emert DNS
12. 31m Mike Moore DNS

MAGNOLIA MOTOR SPEEDWAY – COLUMBUS, MS
1. 1m Neil Baggett
2. 19 Marcus Minga
3. 25 Justin McRee
4. 00 J.D. Pass
5. 232 Jamey Boland
6. 01 Nick Thrash
7. 09 Daniel Bridgmon
8. 73 Evan Ellis
9. 1s Jeremy Shaw
10. 110 Brent Barrett
11. 2s Kyle Shaw
12. 3 Shay Knight
13. 14 Chance Inman
14. 34 Doug Sanchagrin
15. C11 Cliff Williams
16. 33 Justin Carter
17. 4 Scott Dedwylder
18. 2 Tyler Burgess
19, 1 Johnny Stokes
20. 6 T.K. King
21. 84 Randall Beckwith
22. 11 Cruz Skinner
23. 7 Todd Gray
24. 24 Ryan Oswalt
25. 96 Trey Rickman DNS
26. 15 Shane Stephens DNS
27. 91 Billy Tedford DNS
28, 15m Nathan Mayes DNS
29. 33 Sid Scarbrough DNS
30. J8 Bobby Jordan DNS
31. 2 Mark Stokes DNS
32, R3 Ryan Rigdon DNS
33. 56 Jonathan Rowan DNS
34. 54 Richie Beasley DNS
35. 1b Bryant Marsh DNS
36. 7b Jon Biles DNS
37. 995 Dwight Falcon Jr. DNS
38. 42 Lance Johnson DNS
39. 3j James Andrews DNS

TALLADEGA SHORT TRACK – EASTABOGA, AL
1. 47 Michael Page
2. 56 Chris Noah
3. D7 Dallas Cooper
4. 5 Mike Combs
5. 17 Adam Gauldin
6. 19 Gathan Burns
7. 14 Alex Roberts
8. F97 Red Farmer
9. 67 Kyle Clifton
10. 57 Maddox Mullinax
11. 29 Brian Ponder
12. J8 Justin Angle
13. 56w Daryl Weaver
14. 19 Trey Wood
15. 30 Karl Parks
16. 4 Brad Whittle

CAMDEN SPEEDWAY – CAMDEN, TN
1. 73 Ashley Newman
2. 00 Bronson Berry
3. 10 Ronnie Cooper
4. 55 Michael Lee
5. 11 Kevin Fuller

SMOKEY HARRIS SPEEDWAY – HALEBURG, AL
1. 3 Cody Smith
2. 72 Todd Neiheiser
3. 721 Nicholas Weeks DNS

ST. TAMMANY RACEWAY – LACOMBE, LA
1. 347 Noah Daspit
2. 47 Shannon Lee
3. 4 Michael Arnold
4. 21 Kody Barber
5. 3n Ronnie Graham
6. 00 Allen Netherland
7. 55 Pat Nichols
8. M1 Mike Giammanchere
9. 7 Bubbie Latour
10. 22 Ronnie Roberts
11. 99 Justin Bowman
12. 2T Tootie Arnold
13. 56 Kash Wilson

BATTLEGROUND SPEEDWAY – HIGHLANDS, TX
1. 17 Greg Holley
2. 95 Jamie Green
3. 32 Ricky Begnaud
4. 23 Chris Jewell
5. 42 Glenn Revia
6. 84 Mike Davenport
7. 96 Donald Mick
8. 00 Buster Deen
9. 15 John Aitken
10. 10 Cecil McCrary
11. 97 Eric Neal
12. 33 Jose Moran

POPLAR BLUFF SPEEDWAY – POPLAR BLUFF, MO
1. 93 Mason Oberkramer
2. 47 Chandler Petty
3. 6 Jimmy Halford
4. 1s Shawn Knuckles
5. 2 Charlie Cole
6. 15 DeWayne Brooks
7. 14jr Andrew Rushin
8. 66 Robby Moore
9. 77 Gavin Landers
10. 99 Tim Taylor
11. 3 Mike Jessup
12. 18 Roger Witt

PENTON RACEWAY – PENTON, AL
Rained Out

ARKADELPHIA SPEEDWAY – BREMEN, AL
Power Outage

Link: NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series
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