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Tucker scores first Limited Late Model win at Lavonia

By Tony Hammett
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Mason Tucker gave himself an early birthday present on Sept. 30th when he out dueled Jimmy Johnson to take his first-ever win in the Limited Late Model division at Georgia’s Lavonia Speedway.

The Hartwell, Georgia driver made the move from the 4-Cylinder ranks this season, and the 20-year-old used what he has learned so far in the Late Model ranks to beat out Johnson, who has scored a multitude of wins around the region this year.

The action behind the leading duo was no less spectacular, with Clayton Turner finishing in third spot ahead of Gus Simpson in fourth and David McCoy in fifth.

In other action, Adam Partain edged out Cody Pritchett to record FASTRAK Pro Late Model feature. Frankie Beard followed in third, with Parker Herring in fourth and Vince Fenella in fifth.

After apparent 602 Hobby feature winner Nick Schlager was disqualified in a post-race protest, veteran Steve “Hot Rod” LaMance made his first visit to Lavonia’s victory lane for 2017. Lance Chitwood moved to second, with Brandon Stroud in third, Scott Kennedy in fourth Chris Cape in fifth.

Sterling Helm grabbed the Modified Street feature win, as he held off Kyle Gordon and Johnny Pilgrim for the victory. Tim Stephens and Chase Burdette rounded out the top five.

Cape doubled up on victory lane visits, as he also drove to the Stock V8 feature. Zach Brown came home in second, with James Campbell in third, Timmy Jones in fourth and Justin Turner in fifth.

In the Stock 4 feature, Parris Simmons powered to the win over Harley Holden. Scott Hollars followed in third, with Mike Little in fourth and Randy Boshears in fifth.

B.J. Gillespie scored his first Lavonia Front Wheel Drive feature win of the year ahead of Cody Henry. Lance Sentell, Tony Stevens and Matthew Wall rounded out the top five.

Dakota Whittemore reached the checkered flag first and then survived a post-race protest to take his second consecutive Beginner 4-Cylinder feature win. Jacob Kelly finished second, Tyler Fortner third, Daniel Booth fourth and Nathanial Little fifth.

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Lavonia Speedway – Lavonia, GA
Race Results – Sept. 30, 2017

Limited Late Models
1. Mason Tucker
2. Jimmy Johnson
3. Clayton Turner
4. Gus Simpson
5. David McCoy
6. Chad Puckett
7. Jesse Investee
8. Darryl Matheson
9. Wesley English
10. Jimmy Ivester
11. Bubba Russell
12. J.R. Headen

FASTRAK Pro Late Models
1. Cody Pritchett
2. Adam Partain
3. Frankie Beard
4. Parker Herring
5. Vince Fanello
6. David McCoy
7. Brad Rachels
8. Jerry Rachels
9. Peter Petropolous II
10. Adam Smith
11. Sam Hicks
12. Mitchell Godfrey

602 Hobby
1. Steve “Hot Rod” LaMance
2. Lance Chitwood
3. Brandon Stroud
4. Scott Kennedy
5. Chris Cape
6. Daniel Fowler
7. Thomas Riggins
DQ: Nick Schlager
DNS: Kevin Tullis
DNS: Taylor Griffith

Modified Street
1. Sterling Helm
2. Kyle Gordon
3. Johnny Pilgrim
4. Tim Stephens
5. Chase Burdette
6. Daniel Doster
7. Tye Nalley

Stock V8
1. Chris Cape
2. Zach Brown
3. James Campbell
4. Timmy Jones
5. Justin Turner
6. Hayden Collett
7. Evan Brown
8. Len Cleveland
9. Chaz Allen
DNS: Howard Allen
DNS: Ricky Chamberlain

Stock 4-Cylinder
1. Parris Simmons
2. Harley Holden
3. Scott Hollars
4. Mike Little
5. Randy Boshears
DNS: Kevin Kelly

Front Wheel Drive
1. B.J. Gillespie
2. Cody Henry
3. Lance Sentell
4. Tony Stevens
5. Matthew Wall
6. David Ledford

Beginner 4-Cylinder
1. Dakota Whittemore
2. Jacob Kelly
3. Tyler Fortner
4. Daniel Booth
5. Nathanial Little

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