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Ashton Winger wins first SLM feature at Senoia Raceway

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SENOIA, Ga. - Ashton Winger powered to his first career Super Late Model victory Saturday night at Georgia’s Senoia Raceway.

The 16-year-old Senoia, Georgia speedster started the night by setting fast time in qualifying at the 3/8 mile dirt speedway, and then paced the field for the entire 25 lap feature.

Clint Smith battled with Zach Leonhardi on a late race restart for second, and came home with the runner up position. Michael Page finished in third, with Travis Pennington in fourth and Leonhardi in fifth.

In other action, Jody Knowles and Dennis Lykins, Jr. battled over the closing laps of the Crate Late Model feature, with the race coming down to a drag race to the finish line. Lykins, Jr. scored the victory by less than a fender. It marks his first career win at Senoia Raceway. Marty Lunsford finished in third, with Trey Wood in fourth and Jamie Maurice in fifth.

In the Limited Late Model feature, Jason Williams passed Matt Dooley on lap 11, and cruised from there to his second win of the season. Dooley finished second, with Tyler Thomason third, Chris Carr fourth and Brant Hardin fifth.

Joe Hillman bypassed JR Hardy with a couple of laps left in the Hobby Stock feature, and went on to his fourth victory of the season. Hardy, James Swanger, Blant Duke and Ryan Ray rounded out the top five.

Bobby Arnold took the win in the Late Model Sportsman feature, with Blake Griffin in second, Curtis Turner in third, Drew Larson in fourth and Keith Fields in fifth.

Mark Newton was the winner in the Mini Stock feature. Marc Leath was second, followed by Jamie Godbee in third, Jamie Nicholson, Sr. in fourth and Bobby Faulkner in fifth.

Derick Matthews held off McKenna Nelms to take his victory of the season in the Bomber division. Tim Harmon finished third, with Dorough Bright in fourth and Jim Jackson in fifth.

Morgan Pittman become the sixth different winner of the season in the new Hot Shots division feature, with Christy Matthews in second, Nathan Farrow in third and Dave McWilliams in fifth.

Senoia Raceway returns to action on Saturday, May 13th, as the speedway plays host to the Southern All-Stars Super Late Model Series for the Mike Head, Jr. Memorial.

The race, held in honor of the late Mike Head, Jr., who lost his life tragically over two decades ago, will celebrate the 20th Anniversary run with a new home at Senoia Raceway, after a 19-year run at Alabama’s Talladega Short Track.

“We are looking forward to the race being held at what really is our home track, Senoia Raceway, this year,” said Georgia Racing Hall of Fame member Mike Head, Sr. “It will be closer to home for us and should be a great race on this new gumbo clay.”

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Race Results – May 13, 2017

Super Late Models
1. Ashton Winger
2. Clint Smith
3. Michael Page
4. Travis Pennington
5. Zach Leonhardi
6. Tod Darda
7. Glenn Morris
8. Mark Page
9. Mason Massey
10. Lamar Haygood
11. Ricky Williams
12. Laddie Fulcher
13. Kyler Haygood
14. Ty King
15. Shane Fulcher
DQ: Ted Ray (Illegal Driver Substitution)

Limited Late Models
1. Jason Williams
2. Matt Dooley
3. Tyler Thomason
4. Chris Carr
5. Brant Hardin
6. Jamie Carr
7. Clint Thompson
8. Joey Armistead
9. Corey Payton
10. Bailey Williams

Crate Late Models
1. Dennis Lykins, Jr.
2. Jody Knowles
3. Marty Lunsford
4. Trey Wood
5. Jamie Maurice
6. Dow Kirkland
7. Trey White
8. Phil Deal
9. Josh Copeland
10. Craig Scott
11. Matthew Wyatt
12. Tina Johnson
13. Bobby Mills
14. Zach Shelton
15. Bailey Temples

Late Model Sportsman
1. Bobby Arnold
2. Blake Griffin
3. Curtis Turner
4. Drew Larson
5. Keith Fields
6. Ted Minnix
7. Billy Stevenson
8. Brandon Bright
9. Jamie Nicholson, Jr.
10. Jeff Robinson
11. Johnny Stinchcomb
12. Josh Roddy
13. Lee Fuller
14. Kayla Boswell

Hobby Stock
1. Joe Hillman
2. JR Hardy
3. James Swanger
4. Blant Duke
5. Ryan Ray
6. Jake Sanders
7. Ted Willingham
8. John Holcomb
9. Larry Bednar
10. Chris Kozusnik
11. Mike Trull

Mini Stock
1. Mark Newton
2. Marc Leath
3. Jamie Godbee
4. Jamie Nicholson, Sr.
5. Bobby Faulkner
6. Grant Roberts
7. Cassie Dingler-Still
8. Bo Chambers
9. Rocky Johnson
10. Trey Rogers
11. Tommy Faulkner

1. Derrick Matthews
2. McKenna Nelms
3. Tim Harmon
4. Dorough Bright
5. Jim Jackson
6. Randy Cornwell
7. Charlie Garrett
8. Carly Arnett
9. Scott Amoson
10. Shannon Stephens

Hot Shot
1. Morgan Pittman
2. Christy Matthews
3. Nathan Farrow
4. Dave McWilliams

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