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Holley gets sixth straight NeSmith win at Battleground

By Roby Helm
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Chris Holley of Highland, TX displays his winning form as he races to his sixth straight NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Late Model win and remains undefeated for the season on Saturday night at Battleground Speedway. / Photo: Ron Skinner
CARTERSVILLE, GA – Chris Holley of Dayton, TX and Shannon Lee of Lumberton, MS were the big winners in NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Week 8 competition. Holley took his sixth straight win on Saturday night at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, TX driving the Land Bridge Transportation Special to remain undefeated this season.

Holley continues to climb up the point standings and is now 11th with 300 points having raced for six of the eight weeks of NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series competition. He has a perfect Weekly Point Average of 50.

Lee picked up two wins in Week 8 NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series action driving the Billy Riels Racing GRT. Lee’s first victory came on Friday night at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, MS, and he followed that up with a win on Saturday night at St. Tammany Raceway in Lacombe, LA.

Adam Gauldin of Talladega, AL continues to lead the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series standings with 384 points after two wins, seven top five finishes and nine top ten finishes in nine races over eight weeks. Gauldin finished third on Saturday night at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, AL driving the Adam Gauldin Racing GRT.

Daniel Bridgmon of Meridian, MS is second in the standings with 377 points after two wins, seven top five finishes and eight top ten finishes in nine NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series races over eight weeks. Bridgmon finished outside the top ten on Saturday night at Jackson Motor Speedway in Jackson, MS driving the Robinson Electric Supply Special, but still earned 41 points.

Lee is third in the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series standings with 353 points after two wins and eight top five finishes in 11 races over eight weeks. Cruz Skinner of Oxford, AL finished fourth on Saturday night at Talladega Short Track in the Skinner Body Shop Special and is fourth in the standings with 345 points after two top five finishes and five top ten finishes in 10 races over eight weeks.

Doug Sanchagrin of Florence, MS is fifth in the standings with 341 points after one top five finish and four top ten finishes in nine races over eight weeks driving the Permanent Exterior Solutions Trak-Star. Sanchagrin finished outside the top ten on Saturday night at Jackson Motor Speedway, but still earned 41 points.

Caleb Coan of Moulton, AL took his first NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series win of the season on Saturday night at Talladega Short Track driving the Buttram Snacks Special. That vaulted Coan up to the sixth spot in the standings with 326 points after one win, five top five finishes and eight top ten finishes in eight races over seven weeks.

Mike Combs of Odenville, AL is seventh in the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series standings with 324 points after one win, four top five finishes and eight top ten finishes in eight races over seven weeks. Combs finished sixth on Saturday night at Talladega Short Track driving the Pro Graphx Special.

Nick Thrash of Meridian, MS finished outside the top ten on Saturday night at Jackson Motor Speedway in the McDevitt Enterprises GRT, but still earned 41 points to hold the eighth spot in the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series standings. Thrash has 315 points after one win, three top five finishes and seven top ten finishes in eight races over seven weeks.

Ronnie Cooper of McKenzie, TN and Cliff Williams of Star, MS round out the Top 10 of the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series standings and are tied for the ninth spot with 302 points apiece. Cooper finished fifth on Saturday night at Camden Speedway in Camden, TN to take his seventh straight top five finish in seven races driving the Ronnie Cooper Trucking Rocket.

Williams drove the Cliff Williams Plumbing Trak-Star to a second-place finish on Saturday night at Jackson Motor Speedway. After ten races over seven weeks, Williams has six top five finishes and seven top ten finishes.

In other NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Week 8 action, Jason Cliburn of Star, MS drove the Cliburn Performance Special to the $1,000 victory on Saturday night at Jackson Motor Speedway. Chris Mahan of Casey Springs, AL took his first win of the season on Saturday night at Arkadelphia Speedway in Bremen, AL driving the Mahan Racing Special.

Robby Moore of Brosley, MO picked up his first NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Late Model win of the season on Saturday night at Poplar Bluff Speedway in Poplar Bluff, MO driving the Moore Race Fab Trak-Star.

Mike Palasini, Jr. of Leland, MS drove the MP Trucking Special to his third straight win on Saturday night at Greenville Speedway in Greenville, MS, and Bronson Berry of Huntingdon, TN took his second win of the season on Saturday night at Camden Speedway driving the Garner Brothers Farms Special.

There were two rainouts on the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Week 8 schedule; on Friday night at Batesville Motor Speedway in Batesville, AR and at Moulton Speedway in Moulton, AL.

Trak-Star Race Cars built by Boland Performance of Cuba, AL continues to lead the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Chassis Manufacturers Challenge after Moore gave them their tenth win the season. GRT Race Cars of Greenbrier, AR took over the second spot in the Chassis points with eight victories after Lee’s pair of Week 8 wins.

Rocket Chassis of Shinnston, WV is in the third spot of the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Chassis Manufacturers Challenge standings with seven wins, and CVR Race Cars of Lenoir City, TN is fourth with two wins.

Warrior Race Cars built by Goddard Performance of Knoxville, TN is in the fifth spot in the chassis standings with one win. 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 eight weeks of NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series competition, a total of 316 different drivers have earned points. The complete NeSmith Chevrolet WRS point standings are posted on the NeSmith Chevrolet WRS web site.

NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series
Week 8 Race Results

May 16

HATTIESBURG SPEEDWAY – HATTIESBURG, MS
1. 47 Shannon Lee
2. 347 Noah Daspit
3. 22 Lucky Keeton
4. C11 Cliff Williams
5. 21 Kody Barber
6. C4 Chris Reid
7. 995 Dwight Falcon Jr.
8. 3n Ronnie Graham
9. 33 Sid Scarbrough
10. 41 Al Kouhout
11. 11 Wayne Byrd
12. 4 Michael Arnold DNS
13. J88 Jered Smith DNS

BATESVILLE MOTOR SPEEDWAY – BATESVILLE, AR
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May 17

TALLADEGA SHORT TRACK – EASTABOGA, AL
1. 19 Caleb Coan
2. 57 Maddox Mullinax
3. 17 Adam Gauldin
4. 11 Cruz Skinner
5. 07 Jimmy Elkins Jr.
6. 5 Mike Combs
7. F97 Red Farmer
8. 30 Karl Parks
9. 19 Trey Wood
10. J8 Justin Angle
11. 11h Tyler Hill
12. 27 Nicholas Kimbrell
13. 67 Kyle Clifton
14. 94 Jamie Brown

ARKADELPHIA SPEEDWAY – BREMEN, AL
1. 97 Chris Mahan
2. 64 Braden Mitchell
3. 15 Heath Minor
4. 11 Hunter Holloway
5. 28 Joey Hiatt
6. 5 Rodgerick Dykes
7. 13 Brent Rhodes
8. 9 Austin Steele
9. B97 Lee Burdett

ST. TAMMANY RACEWAY – LACOMBE, LA
1. 47 Shannon Lee
2. 995 Dwight Falcon Jr.
3. 56 Kash Wilson
4. 22 Ronnie Roberts
5. 21 Kody Barber
6. 2T Tootie Arnold
7. C15 Corie Herberger
8. M1 Mike Giammanchere
9. 44 Jerry Dugas
10. 99 Justin Bowman
11. C4 Chris Reid
12. 24 Adam Sibley
13. 7 Bryan Foy

JACKSON MOTOR SPEEDWAY – JACKSON, MS
1. 888 Jason Cliburn
2. C11 Cliff Williams
3. C20 Cliff Ross
4. 21 Wayne Murphy
5. 4j Josh Banes
6. 2 Tyler Burgess
7. 121 Michael Blount
8. 711 Steve Bynum
9. 22 Lucky Keeton
10. 01 Nick Thrash
11. J88 Jered Smith
12. 33 Sid Scarbrough
13. 13 Gary Cooper
14. 1c Chad Thrash
15. 34 Doug Sanchagrin
16. 93 Jake Knight
17. 01h Tyler Hudson
18. 14 Brant Tirello
19. 09 Daniel Bridgmon
20. 22w David Weems
21. 54 Richie Beasley DNS

POPLAR BLUFF SPEEDWAY – POPLAR BLUFF, MO
1. 66 Robby Moore
2. 6 Jimmy Halford
3. 14jr Andrew Rushin
4. 99 Tim Taylor
5. 42 Debra Hall
6. 8 Julie Bell DNS

BATTLEGROUND SPEEDWAY – HIGHLANDS, TX
1. 17 Chris Holley
2. 99 Randy Lovell
3. 00 Buster Deen
4. 83 Joseph Penney
5. 97 Eric Neal
6. 23 Chris Jewell
7. 96 Donald Mick
8. 45 Earl Cannon
9. 84 Mike Davenport
10. 1 Doug Begnaud

GREENVILLE SPEEDWAY – GREENVILLE, MS
1. 8 Mike Palasini Jr.
2. J8 Bobby Jordan
3. 21 Ryan Colby
4. 311 Henry Pullen
5. 7d Brent Dillon
6. 44 Peyton Wilkerson
7. 7p Peter Hazzard
8. C55 David Carpenter
9. 88 Howard Irby Jr.
10. 26 Glenn Craft
11. C4 Cole Burns
12. 34 Rett Burns
13. 46 Kenny Carpenter
14. 20 Tyler Arnold DNS

CAMDEN SPEEDWAY – CAMDEN, TN
1. 00 Bronson Berry
2. 69 Neal Neisler
3. 00g Ben Garner
4. 55 Michael Lee
5. 10 Ronnie Cooper
6. 4 Joe Mike
7. H17 Steven Holcomb

MOULTON SPEEDWAY – MOULTON, AL
Rained Out

Link: NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series
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