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CAMDEN/NORTH ALABAMA WEEKEND OPENS 2019 DURRENCE LAYNE DLMS SEASON
ADAIRSVILLE, GA – A Friday/Saturday Double Header this weekend is scheduled to open the 15th season for the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series. Camden Speedway in Camden, TN will host a $2,000-to-win $200-to-start 40-lap race this Friday night, and North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, AL will host a $2,500-to-win $250-to-start 50-lap race this Saturday night.
The total payout for this Friday night’s race at Camden Speedway is as follows: 1. $2,000; 2. $1,000; 3. $700; 4. $550; 5. $500; 6. $425; 7. $375; 8. $350; 9. $325; 10. $300; 11. $275; 12. $250; 13. $225; 14-24. $200. Drivers that fail to transfer to the main event, but start a B-Main will receive $35.
The total payout for this Saturday night’s race at North Alabama Speedway is as follows: 1. $2,500; 2. $1,250; 3. $850; 4. $700; 5. $650; 6. $550; 7. $500; 8. $450; 9. $400; 10. $375; 11. $350; 12. $300; 13. $280; 14. $260; 15-24. $250. Drivers that fail to transfer to the main event, but start a B-Main will receive $50.
The opening races always set the stage for the season that pays $10,000 to the National Champion and the right to hoist the Durrence Layne Cup at the Annual Durrence Layne Racing Awards Banquet. Last season, Ashton Winger of Hampton, GA and Jake Knowles of Rome, GA battled on the track from the first race to the final event. Winger took the title by ten points.
At age 18, Winger was also the Cruise With The Champions Rookie of the Year and the VP Racing Fuels Young Guns Challenge Series Champion. Winger has moved on in his young career and will not defend his title. Knowles is expected to return to compete for the championship that got away last season.
A host of drivers are expected to join Knowles in the chase for the Durrence Layne Cup in 2019. That list includes Decherd, TN drivers Chase Walls and Jadon Frame, who will also compete for the Cruise With The Champions Rookie of the Year Award. A former VP Racing Fuels Young Guns Challenge Series Champion Cruz Skinner of Oxford, AL will also run for Rookie honors.
Jake Rainey of Powder Springs, GA will run for the Cruise With The Champions Rookie of the Year Award, and the 15-year-old second generation driver will also run for the VP Racing Fuels Young Guns Challenge Series title. Another VP Young Gun is 18-year-old Spencer Hughes of Meridian, MS.
Top 10 Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series drivers from last season returning for 2019 include Andy Picklesimer of Ooltewah, TN, Marcus Minga of Shannon, MS, T.J. Britton of Centre, AL, and the Hohenwald, TN Gang of Tyler Wood and Oakley Johns. Two-time Durrence Layne Dirt Late Model Series National Champion Eric Cooley of Fulton, MS is also expected.
Several local favorites that compete on a weekly basis at Camden Speedway and North Alabama Speedway in the Durrence Layne Weekly Racing Series are expected to join the National Touring drivers this weekend.
Brad Skinner warmed up with a win last Saturday night at Camden Speedway, followed by Ronnie Cooper of McKenzie, TN, Ben Garner of Greenfield, TN, Logan Brown of White Bluff, TN, Adam Ray of Smithland, KY, Joe Mike of Mayfield, KY, and Jimmy Halford of Atwood, TN.
Cruz Skinner took the Durrence Layne Weekly Racing Series Late Model Division win last Saturday night at North Alabama Speedway followed by Jason Markewitz of Waterloo, AL, Braden Mitchell of Russellville, AL, Dustin Harris of Flintville, TN, Matt Brazil of Red Bay, AL, and Matthew Brocato of Muscle Shoals, AL.
For more information and rules about the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series, visit the series web site at www.durrencelayneracing.com, or visit the series on Facebook at Durrence Layne Racing. You can follow us on Twitter @DurrenceLayneRacing.
Durrence Layne Chevrolet, Buick, GMC of Claxton, GA is the Title Sponsor of the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Late Models and the Pacesetter Award Sponsor at Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series events. Durrence Layne Chevrolet, Buick, GMC is one of the nation’s top GM Powertrain and Performance Dealers, with free delivery anywhere in the Southeast. Chevrolet Performance Parts is an Official Sponsor of the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Late Models. Hoosier Racing Tire is the Official Tire Sponsor of the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Late Models. VP Racing Fuels and Lubricants is the Official Race Fuel and Lubricant of the Durrence Layne Late Models, sponsor of the VP Lubricants Starting Box, and the VP Lubricants Slick Move of the Race Award at Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series events. Knowles Race Parts and Bodies is the Official Parts Supplier for the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Late Models and the Hard Charger Award Sponsor at National Touring events. Boyd Bilt Fabrication is the Fast Qualifier Sponsor at Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series events. Keyser Manufacturing is the Hard Luck Award Sponsor at Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series events. Cruise With The Champions is the Rookie of the Year Sponsors of the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series. KRC Power Steering is a Heat Race Sponsor for the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series. David Smith Carburetors is the Official Carburetor of Durrence Layne Racing. Fullmoon Graphics is the Official Wrap, Banner, and Sign Company of Durrence Layne Racing. 2019 Chassis Sponsors are Warrior Race Cars, Rocket Chassis, GRT Race Cars, and CVR Race Cars.