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Croft cruises to Super Late Model checkers at Dixie

By Jeff Smith
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WOODSTOCK, GA - Jason Croft jumped to the early lead in the Super Late Model feature at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, GA Saturday night, gaining a straightaway at times with only cautions to slow him down, and drove away for the victory.<br /> <br /> Croft had one scary moment when coming upon a lapped car that had not noticed the move over flag and was forced to spin the car out in the closing laps, bringing out a caution with one lap left to go. Croft was not challenged on the restart, but an alert Michael Page was able to jump into third place passing Tony Knowles. Page followed second place Ricky Williams to the checkered flag. Knowles finished fourth with Ricky Stevens in fifth.<br /> <br /> Chris Fennell took the lead ahead of pole sitter Mario Gresham in the Steelhead Late Model feature, and went on to score his second win of the season. From there it was a battle for second thru fifth with Oliver Gentry moving into second and staying ahead of Dusty Chitwood for the position. Don Jenkins held on for fourth followed by Gresham in fifth.<br /> <br /> After his car was destroyed in a front stretch flip two weeks ago, Zach Pilcher was back in victory lane with a win in the Crate Late Model feature in a borrowed car. Hunter Jones took the initial lead and looked to have things well in hand until he slipped high on lap five, giving Pilcher an opening to grab the lead. David Beam and Shane Smith made their way into second and third in the next few laps as Hunter's handling began to fade. Justin Shipley made his way to fourth in the closing laps as Mason Massey took fifth.<br /> <br /> Andy Morris went flag to flag in the Super Bomber Championship for the victory. Randall Powell tried hard but settled for second in the end. He was trailed by Terry Vollrath, Roy Patterson and Tom Darby.<br /> <br /> The Economy Bomber feature would see James Gagnon lead every lap for his first career victory at Dixie Speedway. He would hold off close challengers John Davis and Dan Meadows at the final lap with Ryan Ray and Brent Beard finishing in fourth and fifth.<br /> <br /> Jake Jones took the Pony Stock feature after holding off several challengers to the checkered flag. Travis Smith was the final challenge but only able the muster a second place finish ahead of David Kirkland, Bo Jordan, and Keremy Ray.<br /> <br /> Todd Lankster and John Sexton gave the crowd a thrill as they staged a side by side battle for the win in the Cruiser feature. It took the final lap at the finish line for Lankster to pull out the win by just a few inches.<br /> <br /> The next event at Dixie Speedway will be on July 19 with the USCS Sprint Cars making their yearly visit to the Speedway. For more info, visit <a href="http://www.dixiespeedway.com" target="_blank">dixiespeedway.com</a>.<br /> <br /> <strong>Dixie Speedway - Woodstock, GA</strong><br /> <strong> Race Results - July 12, 2014</strong><br /> <br /> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Super Late Models</strong></span><br /> 1. 9 - Jason Croft<br /> 2. 17 - Ricky WIlliams<br /> 3. 24x - Michael Page<br /> 4. 26 - Tony Knowles<br /> 5. 77 - Doug Stevens<br /> 6. 119 - Mike McConnell<br /> 7. 21 - Joe Armistead Jr<br /> 8. 9 - Cass Fowler<br /> 9. 77 - Tim Day<br /> 10. 3 - Jerry Loudermilk<br /> 11. 311 - Scott Groves<br /> 12. 59 - Richard Yeomans<br /> 13. 59 - Dale Thurman<br /> 14. 07 - Scott Hall<br /> 15. 24 - Buster Goss<br /> <br /> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Steel Head Late Models</strong></span><br /> 1. 29 - Chris Fennell<br /> 2. 03 - Oliver Gentry<br /> 3. 15 - Dusty Chitwood<br /> 4. 1B - Don Jenkins<br /> 5. 21 - Mario Gresham<br /> 6. 34 - Chuck Padgett<br /> 7. g9 - Eric Granger<br /> 8. 18r - Ronnie Haynes<br /> 9. 63 - Rick Jennings<br /> 10. 37 - Clay Fancher<br /> 11. 55 - Chuck Hambrick<br /> 12. 07 - John Harbin<br /> 13. 25 - Matt Larson<br /> 14. 66 - Richard Engleman<br /> <br /> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Crate Late Models</strong></span><br /> 1. 07 - Zach Pilcher<br /> 2. 44 - David Beam<br /> 3. 4 - Shane Smith<br /> 4. 08 - Justin Shipley<br /> 5. 15 - Mason Massey<br /> 6. 78 - Maddie Crane<br /> 7. 97 - Ted Minnix<br /> 8. 33 - Scott Howard<br /> 9. 19 - Trey Wood<br /> 10. 14 - Tony Beck<br /> 11. 420 - Chris Hatcher<br /> 12. 14 - Logan Palmer<br /> 13. 54 - Hunter Jones<br /> DNS: 2 - Justin Clark<br /> <br /> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Super Bomber Championship</strong></span><br /> 1. 40 - Andy Morris<br /> 2. 82 - Randall Powell<br /> 3. 21 - Terry Vollrath<br /> 4. 17 - Roy Patterson<br /> 5. xXx - Nathan CHambers<br /> 6. 11 - Tom Darby<br /> 7. 119 - Tom Cleghorn<br /> 8. J21 - Justin Begley<br /> 9. 5 - Russell Schell<br /> DNS: 57Jr - Josh Pilcher<br /> <br /> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Economy Bombers</strong></span><br /> 1. 35 - James Gagnon<br /> 2. 06 - John Davis<br /> 3. 07 - Dan Meadows<br /> 4. 1A - Ryan Ray<br /> 5. 51 - Brent Beard<br /> 6. 9 - Rob Johnson<br /> 7. G7 - Gooch Spriggs<br /> 8. 09 - Troy Whitlow<br /> 9. 8 - Will Payne<br /> 10. 31 - David Burtz<br /> 11. 19 - Landon Bagby<br /> 12. 418 - Terry Law<br /> 13. 14 - Drew Larson<br /> 14. 33 - Joe Trantham<br /> 15. 79 - Doug Ellis<br /> 16. 13 - Jesse Goss<br /> 17. 84 - Austin Smith<br /> DNS: 12 - Robbie Stewart<br /> DNS: 16 - Kyle Beavers<br /> <br /> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Pony Stocks</strong></span><br /> 1. 21 - Jake Jones<br /> 2. 23 - Travis Smith<br /> 3. 04 - David Kirkland<br /> 4. 41 - Bo Jordan<br /> 5. x5 - Jeremy Ray<br /> 6. X - CJ Dettmar<br /> 7. 62 - Charles Dettmar<br /> 8. 21 - Shannon Ethridge<br /> 9. 56 - Mitchell Pope<br /> 10. 90 - Jeff Armistead<br /> <br /> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Cruiser</strong></span><br /> 1. 17 - Todd Lankster<br /> 2. 15 - John Sexton<br /> 3. 1 - George Wilson<br /> 4. 26 - Chris Neese/Anthony Pittman<br /> 5. 83 - Randy Ledford<br /> 6. 2 - Alton Ames<br /> 7. 43 - Jimmy Wilson<br /> 8. 31 - Tim Pittman
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