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HERRINGTON SWEEPS MOUNTAIN VIEW CRUSA RUN WITH ARMSTRONG STEERING
SPRING CITY, TN – Wil Herrington of Hawkinsville, GA swept the program by winning the Spring City 50 for the Newsome Raceway Parts Crate Racin’ USA Dirt Late Model Series on Saturday night at Mountain View Raceway. Herrington led all 50 laps in the Poole’s Service Center Rocket despite losing his power steering on lap ten on the ¼-mile high banked clay oval.
In addition to leading every lap in the main event, Herrington earned the pole position for the main event on a track he had never seen before by setting a new track record in Qualifying at 11.011 seconds to shatter the old track record of 11.195 seconds set by Randy Weaver. In all, five drivers were under the old track record in qualifying.
“The car was perfect tonight, as we set a new track record in qualifying, then we took the lead at the start of the race, and then the power steering went out on lap ten while we were in lapped traffic,” Herrington said. “Now I’m not a big guy, but I somehow got a rhythm going, but boy I was tired at the end of the race.”
Herrington my have had a rhythm, but the rest of the field didn’t like the tune, as Herrington took the checkered flag with a 1.078 second margin of victory over Ahnna Parkhurst of Evans, GA who claimed her best Crate Racin’ USA career finish with a second-place effort in the EZ Go Special.
Parkhurst made a late-race charge up into the second spot, as she was the only driver to dust off the top shelf outside groove of Mountain View Raceway, a maneuver that earned her the VP Racing Lubricants Slick Move of the Race Award.
Cruz Skinner of Oxford, AL battled side-by-side with Parkhurst late in the race but had to settle for third in the Skinner’s Body Shop Rocket. That was good enough to put Skinner on top of the Newsome Raceway Parts Crate Racin’ USA Dirt Late Model Series National point standings. Bryson Mitchell of Russellville, AL took the fourth spot in the Sparks Energy Rocket.
Jimmy Elliott of Cleveland, TN started 12th and finished fifth in the Car Smart Auto Sales Special to earn the Knowles Race Parts and Bodies Hard Charger of the Race Award. Corey Dunn of Milledgeville, GA was sixth in the Georgia Timber CVR, and Braden Mitchell of Russellville, AL drove the Sparks Energy Rocket to a seventh-place finish and the Fullmoon Graphics Lucky 7 Award.
T.J. Brittain of Center, AL finished eighth in the Brittain Hauling Warrior, and KRC Power Steering B-Main winner Rodney Martin of Cartersville, GA took the ninth spot in the Martin’s Wrecker Service Special. Barry Goodman of Spring City, TN rounded out the top ten in the Charlie’s Used Auto Parts CVR. Troy Dixon of Dallas, GA finished 14th in the Granite Hauling and Grading Rocket and was the Cruise With The Champions Rookie of the Race.
Herrington took the lead at the start of the race from the pole position followed by Dunn, Bryson Mitchell, Goodman, and Parkhurst. Ethen Hunter of Harrison, TN in the ETSB Construction Special got by Parkhurst for the fifth spot on lap five. Herrington caught the cars on the tail end of the lead lap on lap seven in the close confines of Mountain View Raceway.
Dunn was able to close in on Herrington by lap ten while the leader tried to negotiate putting cars a lap down. The first of eight caution flags came out on lap 12 when Ty Ellis of Covington, GA cut down a tire on his Precision Bodyworks Special.
The field lined up for a Dixie-Style Double-File Restart with Herrington in the lead while Dunn, Bryson Mitchell, Goodman, Hunter, Cody Overton of Grovetown, GA in the Mid-States Equipment Rocket, Parkhurst, Jody Knowles of Tyrone, GA in the Clayton Signs/Gentry’s Used Auto Parts Special, Braden Mitchell and Martin doubled up behind the leader.
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OFFICIAL RESULTS OF ROUND 4 AT MOUNTAIN VIEW RACEWAY IN SPRING CITY, TN ON 6/27/2020:
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