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ULTIMATE South East Super Late Model Series News Release: Contact – ROBY HELM – (865) 207-4157
June 16, 2017
PURSLEY SWEEPS LAVONIA ULTIMATE RUN
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
LAVONIA, GA – Johnny Pursley of Clover, SC led wire-to-wire to win the 40-lap Main Event on Friday night for the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series South East Region at Lavonia Speedway driving the Pursley Grading Longhorn. The $4,000 victory was the third career ULTIMATE win for Pursley in a race in front of a capacity crowd that only saw one caution flag.
Pursley started from the pole position after earning the $200 M&W Transport “Haulin’ It” Fast Time Award with a lap around Lavonia Speedway in 15. 497 seconds. Pursley grabbed the lead at the drop of the green flag and took a .867 second margin of victory under the checkered flag over the second-place driver, three-time ULTIMATE Champion Casey Roberts of Toccoa, GA.
The defending and two-time ULTIMATE Champion Dennis “Rambo” Franklin of Gaffney, SC took the third spot and ULTIMATE Championship point leader and the Autolite/Fram/DirtOnDirt.com Rookie of the Year point leader Tyler Millwood of Cartersville, GA finished fourth. Brent Dixon of Elberton, GA was fifth.
Brett Hamm of Newberry, SC drove to a sixth-place finish, and seventh went to Jeff Smith of Dallas, NC. Kenny Collins of Colbert, GA took the eighth spot, and Jason Welshan of Maryville, TN stayed in ULTIMATE Championship contention with a ninth-place finish.
Josh Thurman of Toccoa, GA rounded out the top ten after starting 13th and was the Hard Charger of the Race. The only caution flag of the 40-lap race came out on lap 23 when Anthony Sanders of Spartanburg, SC stalled. The time of the race was 23 minutes and 2.635 seconds.
The next race for the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series South East Region will be Saturday night with a $4,000-to-win, $400-to-start 40-lap event at North Georgia Speedway in Chatsworth, GA.
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OFFICIAL RESULTS OF ROUND 9 AT LAVONIA SPEEDWAY IN LAVONIA, GA ON 6/16/17:
POS `STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN LAPS $ WON
M&W TRANSPORT “HAULIN’ IT” QUALIFYING:
POS CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN TIME
The ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series would like to recognize their marketing partners for the 2017 season which include: American Racer, Hoosier Race Tires, VP Race Fuels, M&W Transport, PPM Racing Products, Arizona Sport Shirts, DirtonDirt.com, Big A’s Custom Graphics, AR Bodies, Five Star Race Bodies, Schaeffer’s Racing Oil and Lubricants, Autolite/Fram, RockAuto.com, Safecraft, Simpson, and Thomas Clarke Performance Web Design.