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Nicholson notches Lucas Oil Midgets victory at Toccoa

By Brandon Reed Reporter
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The Lucas Oil Southern States Midget Series wrote a fresh page of history at Georgia’s Toccoa Raceway Saturday night, as the series made its first appearance at the 62-year old speedway.

John Riley Nicholson powered to the victory, leading flag-to-flag en route to the win.

The win didn’t come easily, as Kyle Craker challenged Nicholson for the win. Craker drove from the back of the field to battle with Nicholson over the second half of the event. In the end, it was Nicholson edging out the win by half a car length.

Mike Ward finished in third, with Frank Beck, who came back from a flip in turn four during the heat races earlier in the evening, in fourth and Terry Becker in fifth.

In other action, Adam Smith took the win in the FASTRAK Pro Late Model feature, with Colby Cannon in second, Drew Benfield in third, Tyler Harvey in fourth and Derrick Harvey in fifth.

Gus Simpson was the winner in the Limited Late Model feature. Wesley English came home in second, followed by Darryl Matheson in third, David Conley in fourth and Jimmy Ivester in fifth.

Ben Riggins took the victory in the 602 Sportsman/Hobby feature, with Mitchell Godfrey in second, Nick Sellers in third, Jacob Anderson in fourth and Mark Wilbanks in fifth.

Robbie Campbell took top honors in the Modified Street feature, with Jennifer Everett crossing the finish line in second. Louis Tetreault finished third, followed by Jason Lewallen in fourth and Travis Terry in fifth.

Terry Calhoun scored the win in the Toccoa Pro Truck feature. Cameron Collett finished second, with Coon Ayers third and Bill Pulliam fourth.

Harley Holden was first across the finish line for the Stock 4 win. Jackie Holden, Bobby Rhinehart, Randy Boshears and Ryan Crawford rounded out the top five.

In the Stock V8 feature, Hayden Collett edged out Jason Pipes for the win. Ricky Jones finished third, followed by Ray Foskey in fourth and Shannon Duck in fifth.

Robert Hunt was the winner in the Front Wheel Drive feature, while J.J. Garrett was the victor in the Super 4 Cylinder feature.

Toccoa Raceway returns to action on Saturday, May 20 for Armed Forces Night, featuring action from the Limited Late Model, FASTRAK Pro Late Model, Pro Truck, 602 Sportsman, Modified Street, Super 4 Cylinder, Stock 4 Cylinder, Stock 8 and Front Wheel Drive divisions.

For more information, visit ToccoaRaceway.com.

Toccoa Raceway – Toccoa, GA
Race Results – May 13, 2017

Lucas Oil Southern States Midget Series
1. 24 John Riley Nicholson
2. 5 Kyle Craker
3. 80 Mike Ward
4. 92 Frank Beck
5. 45 Terry Becker
6. 62 Josh Wall
7. 3T Thomas Thompson

FASTRAK Pro Late Models
1. 14 Adam Smith
2. 16 Colby Cannon
3. 371 Drew Benfield
4. 9 Tyler Harvey
5. 11 Derrick Harvey
6. 52 James Cason
7. 34 Jimmy Madden
8. 21A Ralph Anderson
9. 74 Jody Farmer
10. 57B Jason Black

Limited Late Models
1. 11 Gus Simpson
2. 16 Wesley English
3. 49 Darryl Matheson
4. 1 David Conley
5. 115 Jimmy Ivester
6. 71 Nick Sellers
7. 1X Jr Headen
8. 15 Jesse Ivester
DNS: I15 Jamie Ivester

602 Sportsman/Hobby
1. 63 Ben Riggins
2. 29 Mitchell Godfrey
3. 71 Nick Sellers
4. 11 Jacob Anderson
5. 6 Mark Wilbanks
6. 48K Austin Kimsey
7. 818R Josh Roberts
8. 45 Brandon Elliot
DNS: 15 Logan Carlisle
DNS: 8 Jason Black

Modified Street
1. 37C Robbie Campbell
2. J19 Jennifer Everett
3. 41 Louis Tetreault
4. 2 Jason Lewallen
5. 57 Travis Terry
DNS: 10 Billy Buffington

Toccoa Pro Trucks
1. 4 Terry Calhoun
2. 8 Cameron Collett
3. 17A Coon Ayers
4. 21 Bill Pulliam

Stock 4
1. H3 Harley Holden
2. W5 Jackie Holden
3. 47R Bobby Rhinehart
4. ZERO3 Randy Boshears
5. 15C Ryan Crawford
6. 8 Jeremy Fassett
7. 27N Nathan Nation
8. 1 Jamie Brown

Stock V8
1. 7 Hayden Collett
2. 17 Jason Pipes
3. 91 Ricky Jones
4. 8 Ray Foskey
5. 33 Shannon Duck
6. 85 Stacy Watts

FWD
1. 33 Robert Hunt
2. 67 Jackie Holden
3. 11H Nickoli Holcomb

Super 4 CYL
1. 47 J.J. Garrett
2. 3B Austin Brumblew
3. 21 Shannon Etheridge
4. 41S Parris Simmons
5. 28C Brent Couch
6. 3T Kevin Tullis

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