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DURRENCE LAYNE WEEKLY RACING SERIES WEEK 7 ROUND UP
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CARTERSVILLE, GA – Week 7 of the Durrence Layne Weekly Racing Series saw two drivers keep their perfect seasons going, and three drivers in the Durrence Layne Performance Parts Street Stock Division pocketed $1,000.
Evan Ellis of Plantersville, MS drove the Ellis Welding Special to his fifth straight Durrence Layne Chevrolet Late Model Division win on Saturday night at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, MS. Ellis remains undefeated and has a perfect Weekly Point Average of 50. Double E will definitely be a driver to watch in the coming weeks as he climbs up the point standings.
Ricky Idom of Hattiesburg, MS picked up his sixth win of the 2018 Durrence Layne Performance Parts Street Stock Division season on Saturday night at Jackson Motor Speedway in Jackson, MS. While Idom doesn’t have a perfect season, he has a perfect WPA at 50. With his winning streak at five-in-a-row going into Week 7, it came to an end on Friday night.
Michael Blount of Sumrall, MS broke Idom’s winning streak on Friday night at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, MS. It was the first win for Blount, who has competed in Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series National Touring events for many years with his family as his crew, since he won a National Touring race in 2009. Blount and his daughter/crew chief Jordan have found success this season with the Durrence Layne Performance Parts Street Stock Division.
Chad Winkles, Kyle Livingood, and David Earl Gentry all took $1,000 wins in Week 7 Durrence Layne Performance Parts Street Stock Division action. Winkles took the win on Friday night at Moulton Speedway in Danville, AL, Livingood was the winner on Saturday night at Needmore Speedway in Norman Park, GA, and Gentry grabbed the victory on Saturday night at North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, AL.
Week 7 Durrence Layne Chevrolet Late Model Division winners on Friday night were point leader Sid Scarbrough of Florence, MS at Hattiesburg Speedway Cruz Skinner of Oxford, AL at Moulton Speedway in Moulton, AL, and Steve Russell of Pontotoc, MS at Greenville Speedway in Greenville, MS.
Other Saturday night Durrence Layne Late Model winners were Cliff Ross at Jackson Motor Speedway, Eric Hickerson at Camden Speedway in Camden, TN, Austin Franklin at ECM Speedway in Arkadelphia, AL, Cory Dumpert at 81 Speedway in Wichita, KS, Brad Berry at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, AL, Jadon Frame of Decherd, TN at Winchester Raceway Park in Winchester, TN, and Seth McCormack at North Alabama Speedway.
John Bishop warmed up for the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model National Touring event this Friday night at Oglethorpe Speedway Park with a Saturday night win at OSP. The Durrence Layne Chevrolet Late Model National Tour will also stop at Cochran Motor Speedway in Cochran, GA this Saturday night, but they were rained out for Week 7 Saturday night competition, as was Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, NE.
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