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July 2nd, 2011

Hollingsworth Wins First Career PRO Event at Whynot

Whynot, Mississippi (07/02/11) – The PRO Dirt Car Series hosted the second round of the annual Three Crown Nationals, and it was Ronny Lee Hollingsworth, who rocketed to the $2,000 payday.

Ronny Lee Hollingsworth started the night by topping Southern Belle Qualifier Pole Qualifying by setting a new track record with a 12.667 second lap around the 1/3 mile oval.  Via his performance he started on the pole for the 40 lap main event with previous track record holder, Klint Byars, joining him on the front row.

As the race went green it was an all-out war at the front of the pack with Hollingsworth and Byars throwing slide jobs at one another as Hollingsworth led the first lap with Byars, Scott Creel, Eric Cooley, and Chad Thrash in tow.

The event’s lone caution would fly on lap 8 as heartbreak would strike for fourth place runner and series’ points leader, Eric Cooley, as he lost his right rear tire and wheel.  At the time of the caution the top five in the running order consisted of Hollingsworth, Byars, Creel, Thrash, and Steve Bryan.

On the restart Hollingsworth would stretch his advantage with Byars and Creel contesting a high speed, side-by-side battle for the second spot.  Byars would dispose of Creel after five laps as he set his sights on Hollingsworth.  The top two cars would encounter lapped traffic by lap 15, and over the remainder of the event the duo would execute breath-taking slide jobs through traffic as they battled for the lead. 

Byars would keep touch with Hollingsworth, but would be unable to catch him to make the pass as Hollingsworth earned his first career PRO Dirt Car Series win, which came over Byars, David Breazeale (started 11th), Chad Thrash, and Rodney Wing.

The first qualifier was won by Brian Rickman, while Neil Baggett won the second qualifier.

The Three Crown Nationals will conclude on Sunday night at Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) with a $2,000 to win/$150 to start event.  For more information, please visit and .

The P.R.O. Super Late Model Series would to like to thank all of their sponsors including Southern Belle, Hoosier Race Tire,, American Race Tire, Jeff Burns Racing Engines, Miller Welders, DBR Starters, MRC Racing Collectables, GRT Race Cars,, Maximum Signs & Graphics, ADP Rivet, Stealth Carburetors, XS Power Batteries, and .

For more information on the P.R.O. Dirt Car Series, please visit .

PRO Dirt Car Series – July 2nd, 2011
Whynot Motorsports Park (Meridian, Mississippi)

Feature Results
1.  Ronny Lee Hollingsworth (Northport, AL)
2.  Klint Byars (Carrolton, MS)
3.  David Breazeale (Four Corners, MS)
4.  Chad Thrash (Meridian, MS)
5.  Rodney Wing (Meridian, MS)
6.  Neil Baggett (Shannon, MS)
7.  Scott Creel (Franklinton, LA)
8.  Brian Rickman (Columbus, MS)
9.  Steve Bryan (Collinsville, MS)
10.  Rick Rickman (Columbus, MS)
11.  Cliff Williams (Star, MS)
12.  Johnny Stokes (Columbus, MS)
13.  Eric Cooley (Fulton, MS)
14.  Clay Fisher (Dewitt, AR)
15.  Leon Henderson (Laurel, MS)
16.  Tony Shelton (Columbus, MS)
17.  Dean Carpenter (Coldwater, MS)
18.  Jason Milam (Guntown, MS)
19.  Kody Barber (Bogalusa, LA)
20.  Shay Knight (Columbus, MS)
21.  Ross Camponovo (Clarksdale, MS)
22.  Chris Hoomes (Brewton, AL)

DNS: Bo Gordon, Keith House, Chad Washington

Entries: 25
Cautions: 1
Red Flags: 0
Leaders: Ronny Lee Hollingsworth (1-40)
Southern Belle Pole Qualifier: Ronny Lee Hollingsworth (12.667) Track Record
MRC Racing Collectibles Smooth Move Award: David Breazeale
GRT Race Cars Hard Luck Award: Bo Gordon Qualifier #1 Winner: Brian Rickman Qualifier #2 Winner: Neil Baggett
American Race Tires Hard Charger: David Breazeale (11th-3rd)
Hoosier Race Tires Top Performer Award: Ronny Lee Hollingsworth
DBR Starters 12th Place Award: Johnny Stokes