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Holley grabs 11th NeSmith Chevrolet WRS win of 2014

By Roby Helm
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Chris Holley celebrates NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series win number 11 of the 2014 season on Saturday night at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, TX. / Photo: Ron Skinner
CARTERSVILLE, GA – Chris Holley is now three wins away from a “Perfect Season” in 2014 NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series competition. Holley not only took his 11th NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series win on Saturday night at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, TX driving the Land Bridge Transportation Special, but it was who he beat that made it special.

Holley outran the defending NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series National Champion Noah Daspit of Kiln, MS, who finished second in the Billy Riels Racing Trak-Star at Battleground Speedway on Saturday night. Daspit won the $10,000 title last season with a 14 win “Perfect Season.”

Holley now has 11 wins in 13 races, and in the two races he didn’t win, he finished second. In one of those races earlier in the season, Holley finished second to Daspit. Now they are even. Will there be a best two out of three encounter this season? There are still nine weeks left in the 27-week NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series to find out.

While Holley and Daspit battled in Texas, NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series point leader Adam Gauldin of Talladega, AL was taking care of business at his home track, Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, AL, on Saturday night where he drove the Adam Gauldin Racing GRT to his fourth win of the season.

Gauldin has able to net seven points and bring his best 14 week total to 674 points after four wins, 13 top five finishes and 17 top ten finishes in 18 races. Gauldin will now be trying to net on a 45 in his next NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series event.

Daniel Bridgmon of Meridian, MS hit the road in NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Week 18 competition, and collected a second-place finish on Saturday night at Arkadelphia Speedway in Bremen, AL in his final race of the season to earn full points and reaching the 14 week mark of his season.

That moved Bridgmon up to the second spot in the standings with a best 14 week total of 669 points after three wins, 14 top five finishes and 15 top ten finishes in 17 races. Bridgmon will now be trying to net on a 41 in his next NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series race.

Shannon Lee of Lumberton, MS finished third on Friday night at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, MS to net seven points, but dropped to third in the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series standings with a best 14 week total of 664 points after four wins, 16 top five finishes and 20 top ten finishes. Lee will now be trying to net on a 43 in his next race.

Daspit’s second-place finish earned him 49 points in his 14th week of racing to bring his season total to 659 points and climb up to the fourth spot in the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series standings. Daspit has five wins, 12 top five finishes, and 15 top ten finishes in 16 races. Daspit will now be trying to net on a 41 in his next race.

Cruz Skinner of Oxford, AL finished second on Saturday night at Talladega Short Track driving the Skinner’s Body Shop Special and was able to net eight points to bring his best 14 week season total to 652 points after three wins, nine top five finishes and 14 top ten finishes in 20 races. The 12-year-old sensation is fifth in the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series standings.

Holley’s 11th win of the season left him sixth in the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series standings with 648 points and one more week to earn full points. Another 50-point win would bring his season total to 698 points, two points away from a perfect point total of 700 points.

Heath Minor of Ralph, AL is seventh in the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series standings with 621 points and one week to earn full points before reaching the 14 week mark of his season. Minor has six wins, 11 top five finishes and 13 top ten finishes in 14 races. Minor finished eighth on Saturday night at Arkadelphia Speedway in the Mike Minor’s Auto Repair Warrior.

Doug Sanchagrin of Florence, MS finished second on Saturday night at Jackson Motor Speedway in Jackson, MS to net 24 points and remains in the Top 10 of the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series standings in the eighth spot win a best 14 week total of 611 points. Sanchagrin has four top five finishes and eight top ten finishes in 17 races driving the Permanent Exterior Solutions Trak-Star.

Mike Combs of Odenville, AL drove the Pro Grafx Special to a third-place finish on Saturday night at Talladega Short Track and is ninth in the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series standings with 587 points and one more week to earn full points. Combs has one win, five top five finishes and 14 top ten finishes in 14 races.

Henry Pullen of Pittsboro, MS rounds out the Top 10 of the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series standings after 18 weeks of competition with 585 points and one more week to earn full points. Pullen has seven top five finishes and 12 top ten finishes in 13 races driving the Southern Chicks Special.

In other NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Week 18 action, Michael Arnold of Hattiesburg, MS drove The Strength Center Special to his fifth NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series win of the season on Friday night at Hattiesburg Speedway.

Delbert Smith of Wichita, KS took his third NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series win of the season on Friday night at Salina Speedway in Salina, KS driving the BSB Manufacturing Special. Roger Witt of Batesville, AR picked up his second win of the season on Friday night at Batesville Motor Speedway in Batesville, AR.

Jason Cliburn of Star, MS drove the Cliburn Truck Lines GRT to his fourth NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series win of the season on Saturday night at Jackson Motor Speedway. Ryan King of Seymour, TN visited Victory Lane for the fourth time this season on Saturday night at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, TN driving the Brian King Roofing Stinger.

Billy Franklin of Calera, AL was a first-time NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series winner this season on Saturday night at Arkadelphia Speedway driving the Franklin Enterprises Rocket. Bryan Foy of Lacombe, LA took his second win of the season on Saturday night at St. Tammany Raceway in Lacombe, LA driving the B&K Contracting Trak-Star.

Bronson Berry of Huntingdon, TN drove the Garner Brothers Farms Special to his sixth NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series win of the season on Saturday night at Camden Speedway in Camden, TN. Johnny Stokes of Columbus, MS was a first time winner this season on Saturday night at Greenville Speedway in Greenville, MS driving the Bassett Hound Motorsports GRT.

Victories by Witt and Foy brought the season-leading three-time and defending NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Chassis Manufacturers Challenge Champion Trak-Star Race Cars built by Boland Performance of Cuba, AL up to 24 wins in the first 18 weeks of the season.

Wins by Gauldin, Cliburn and Stokes vaulted four-time NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Chassis Champ GRT Race Cars of Greenbrier, AR up to the second spot in the Chassis Manufacturers standings with 19 wins. Rocket Chassis of Shinnston, WV dropped to third in the standings even after Franklin gave them their 18th win of the season.

Warrior Race Car built by Goddard Performance of Knoxville, TN is fourth in the standings with six wins, and CVR Race Cars of Lenoir City, TN is fifth with four wins this season. 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 season.

After 18 weeks of the 27-week 2014 NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series season, a total of 417 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 nesmithracing.com.

NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series
Week 18 Race Results

July 25

HATTIESBURG SPEEDWAY – HATTIESBURG, MS
1. 4 Michael Arnold
2. 347 Noah Daspit
3. 47 Shannon Lee
4. K3 Jamey Smith
5. KC1 Kash Wilson
6. 28 David Williamson
7. 11 Wayne Byrd
8. 21 Kody Barber
9. 41 Al Kouhout
10. 19 Dustin Turner
11. G33 Greg Dedwylder

SALINA SPEEDWAY – SALINA, KS
1. 92 Delbert Smith
2. 55 Chris Kratzer
3. 1jr Justin Kinderknecht
4. 10 Jill Roberg
5. 31 Kelly Dunn
6. 47 Chris Bratcher
7. 92s Daniel Smith
8. 4 Tracy Holloway
9. 12 Ryan Grit
10. 15 Alan Reinert
11. 2k Darrick Klima
12. 38 Shaylon Holloway

BATESVILLE MOTOR SPEEDWAY – BATESVILLE, AR
1. 18 Roger Witt
2. 77 Gavin Landers
3. 47 Chandler Petty
4. 23 Travis Ashley

July 26

JACKSON MOTOR SPEEDWAY – JACKSON, MS
1. 888 Jason Cliburn
2. 34 Doug Sanchagrin
3. 4j Jimmy Cliburn
4. C11 Cliff Williams
5. 2T Tootie Arnold
6. 711 Steve Bynum
7. 13 Tim McClendon
8. C20 Cliff Ross
9. 2 Tyler Burgess
10. 93 Jake Knight
11. 14 Henry Cooper
12. 01 Tyler Hudson
13. 33 Sid Scarbrough
14. 00c J.D. Pass
15. 22w David Weems DNS
16. 54 Richie Beasley DNS

411 MOTOR SPEEDWAY – SEYMOUR, TN
1. 52 Ryan King
2. 29 Rusty Ballenger
3. 17 Mike Weeks
4. 99 Justin Summers
5. 7 William Overbey
6. 79c Marty Calloway
7. 31 Brad Seagle
8. 66 Adam Beeler
9. 98 Eric Centers
10. 10 Chad Beeler
11. 7w Scott Ward

ARKADELPHIA SPEEDWAY – BREMEN, AL
1. 18 Billy Franklin
2. 09 Daniel Bridgmon
3. 18f Cale Finley
4. B97 Lee Burdett
5. 22 Austin Franklin
6. 15b Brad Malone
7. 12 Chad Winkles
8. 15 Heath Minor
9. 7 Jon Biles
10. 311 Henry Pullen
11. H2 Hayden Franklin DNS

ST. TAMMANY RACEWAY – LACOMBE, LA
1. 7 Bryan Foy
2. KC1 Kash Wilson
3. 50 Joey Credidio
4. 99 Justin Bowman
5. 55 Pat Nichols
6. 77 Gary Hoyt
7. 24 Albert Hollie
8. 47 Shannon Lee

CAMDEN SPEEDWAY – CAMDEN, TN
1. 00 Bronson Berry
2. 18 Jayme Medlin
3. 4 Joe Mike
4. 00g Ben Garner
5. 15 Jacob Mann

TALLADEGA SHORT TRACK – EASTABOGA, AL
1. 17 Adam Gauldin
2. 11 Cruz Skinner
3. 5 Mike Combs
4. F97 Red Farmer
5. 57 Maddox Mullinax
6. 22 Jason Wilson
7. 9 Austin Steele
8. 71 Dustin Knighten
9. 6 Brandon Hood
10. 30 Karl Parks
11. 1 Nicholas Kimbrell
12. 66 Wesley Ford
13. 88 Scott Davis
14. 371 Crew Benefield

BATTLEGROUND SPEEDWAY – HIGHLANDS, TX
1. 17 Chris Holley
2. 347 Noah Daspit
3. 99 Randy Lovell
4. 10 Cecil McCreary
5. 00 Buster Deen
6. 84 Mike Davenport
7. 0 Ed Wickham
8. 83 Joe Penney
9. 45 Earl Cannon
10. 15 John Aitken
11. 95 Jamie Green
12. 96 Billy Gould

GREENVILLE SPEEDWAY – GREENVILLE, MS
1. 1 Johnny Stokes
2. 8 Mike Palasini Jr.
3. 1B Jason Botsford
4. 21 Ryan Colby
5. 01 Nick Thrash
6. C55 David Carpenter
7. 96 Trey Rickman
8. J8 Bobby Jordan
9. 121 Michael Blount
10. 84 Randall Beckwith
11. 22 Jason Bowen
12. C4 Cole Burns
13. 88 Howard Irby Jr.
14. 25 Billy Pate
15. 7p Peter Hazzard
16. 44 Peyton Wilkerson
17. 46 Kenny Carpenter
18. 34 Rhett Burns
19. 7d Brent Dillon
20. 21m Drew McMahon DNS

Link: NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series
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