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Wayne Echols returns to Victory Lane with Dixie SLM win

By Jeff Smith
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After a three year drought, Wayne Echols scored the Super Late Model victory Saturday night at Dixie Speedway. / Photo: Kevin Prater/praterphoto.com
WOODSTOCK, GA - It was slightly over three years to the day since Wayne Echols of Cumming, GA visited Victory Lane at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, GA, but Saturday night he made a return trip, as he took the lead at the drop of the green flag and went wire to wire for the win.

Echols led by the length of a straightaway at times over second place Michael Page, who was able to close to within a couple of car lengths of the leader in lapped traffic. Preston Graves and Johnny Chastain, both of Murphy, NC, battled each other for third for half the race before Chastain grabbed the spot. Graves held fourth for several laps before being over taken on lap 25 by Jason Croft. Graves would hold on to finish in fifth.

The Steelhead Late Models would see Don Jenkins make a daring move on lap three to go from third to first on the outside groove, and he would go on to take the win. Chris Fennell held on to second as Randy Dllard ran third. Rob Johnson and Austin Horton finished fourth and fifth, respectively.

Justin Shipley took the in the Crate feature as he bested the large field of competitors. T.J. Reaid finished in second followed by Shane Smith, Zach Pilcher, and Cody Richards.

Terry Vollrath took the win in the Super Bomber feature holding off both Justin Begley and Andy Morris for the win. Morris was able to finish second followed by Josh Pilcher with fourth going to Justin Begley followed by Roy Patterson.

It was the Wheelspin Championship tonight where a wheel with the names of four Divisions were written was spun to see who would run for a $1000 to win feature. The wheel stopped on the Economy Bomber class. Landon Bagby grabbed the win and the extra cash after the apparent winner refused to teardown in a post race protest. Dan Meadows, Doug Ellis, Bryne Duren and David Burtz rounded out the top five.

J.J. Garrett and Jake Jones staged an spirited battle for the win in the Pony Stock feature with Garrett taking the top spot on the final lap. He would go on to take the win with Jones settling for second. C.J. Dettmar made his way from the rear of the field to grab third on the final lap. Ronnie Faucett finished fourth with Mitchell Pope in fifth.

In the Cruiser feature, Todd Lankster grabbed another win. John Sexton held the lead for most of the race with heavy pressure from Lankster, who was also receiving pressure from behind by Wes Chavez. Lankster was able to get around Sexton in turn four. Chavez moved to second with Sexton settling in third. The Wilson Brothers, Jimmy and George, completed the top five.

Dixie Speedway - Woodstock, GA
Race Results - Aug. 2, 2014

Super Late Models
1. 19 - Wayne Echols
2. 24x - Michael Page
3. 00 - Johnny Chastain
4. 9 - Jason Croft
5. 105 - Preston Graves
6. 81 - Aaron Ridley
7. 77 - Doug Stevens
8. 3 - Luther Jenkins
9. 17 - Ricky Williams
10. F9 - Frank Ingram
11. 12w - Levi Hicks
12. g9 - Eric Granger
13. 3 - Dabbs Potts
14. 13 - Paul Hollander
15. 311 - Scott Groves
16. 77 - Tim Day
17. 07 - Scott Hall

Steel Head Late Models
1. 1B - Don Jenkins
2. c87 - Chris Fennell
3. 51 - Randy Dillard
4. 2 - Bob Johnson
5 .19 - Austin Horton
6. 21 - Mario Gresham
7. 07 - John Harbin
8. 37 - Clay Fancher
9. 12 - Gaylen Robinson
DNS: 55 - Chuck Hambrick

Crate Late Models
1. 08 - Justin Shipley
2. 41 - T.J. Reaid
3. 4 - Shane Smith
4. 07 - Zach Pilcher
5. 71 - Cody Richard
6. 14 - Tony Beck
7. 3 - Billy Coley
8. 151 - July Turner
9. 21 - Stephen Clack
10. 15 - Mason Massey
11. 14 - Logan Palmer
12. 19 - Trey Wood
13. 74 - Craig Reece
14. 78 - Maddie Crane
15. 25 - Matt Larson
16. 54 - Hunter Jones
17. 7 - Will Payne

Super Bombers
1. 21 - Terry Vollrath
2. 40 - Andy Morris
3. 57Jr - Josh Pilcher
4. J21 - Justin Begley
5. 17 - Roy Patterson
6. 34 - Brant Hardin
7. 17 - Justin Hammett
8. 5 - Russell Schell
9. 82 - Randall Powell

Economy Bombers
1. 19 - Landon Bagby
2. 07 - Dan Meadows
3. 79 - Doug Ellis
4. 17 - Bryne Duren
5. 84 - Austin Smith
6. 31 - David Burtz
7. 74 - Jamie Garner
8. g7 - Gooch Spriggs
9. 13 - Jesse Goss
10. 33 - Joe Trantham
11. 21 - Troy Turner
12. 14 - Drew Larson
13. 8 - Will Payne
14. 35 - James Gagnon
15. 9 - Rob Johnson
16. 09 - Larry Whitlow
17. 16 - Kyle Beavers
18. 18 - Chuck Page
19. 18 - Austin Phillips (DNS)
20. 1A - Ryan Ray

Pony Stocks
1. 21 - J.J. Garrett
2. 21 - Jake Jones
3. X - C.J. Dettmar
4. x6 - Ronnie Faucett
5. 56 - Mitchell Pope
6. 04 - DAvid Kirkland
7. 15 - Jeremy Millsaps
8. 62 - Charles Dettmar
9. 90 - Jeff Armistead
10. 23 - Mason Tucker
11. 2 - James Harris

Cruisers
1. 17 - Todd Lankster
2. 3 - Wes Chavez
3. 15 - John Sexton
4. 43 - Jimmy Wilson
5 .1 - George Wilson
6. 83 - Randy Ledford
7. 13 - Daniel Ray

Link: Dixie Speedway
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