Ronnie Johnson scored a home track victory in Friday’s night’s Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series 2018 season opener at Boyd’s Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia.
Johnson, who hails from Chattanooga, Tennessee, swept the program at the speedway that sits right across the state line from his hometown.
Johnson started off the evening by setting fast time with a 15.178 secondsin qualifying to earn the pole for the 40-lap feature.
From the drop of the green flag, the only driver that could get close to Johnson was Riley Hickman, and that was in heavy lapped traffic. A run of three caution flags on lap 23 bunched up the field, and made the lapped traffic go away. Johnson pulled away in the final 18 laps to carry a 1.881 second margin of victory under the checkered flag.
“This is a special win for me and the team to be able to come to my home track and run as well as we did tonight,” Johnson said. “I can’t thank Kathie Coulter and the folks here at Boyd’s Speedway enough for having this race. It’s a great way to start off the season.”
Hickman had to settle for second, with Cartersville, Georgia’s Dale Thurman in third, Cruz Skinner in fourth and Rome, Georgia’s Jake Knowles in fifth.
Jordy Nipper, Travis Pennington, Chip Brindle, Landon Bagby and Chase King rounded out the top ten.
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Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series
Boyd’s Speedway – Ringgold, GA
Race Results – April 13, 2018
1. Ronnie Johnson – Chattanooga, TN
2. Riley Hickman – Ooltewah, TN
3. Dale Thurman – Cartersville, GA
4. Cruz Skinner – Oxford, AL
5. Jake Knowles – Rome, GA
6. Jody Nipper – Gray, GA
7. Travis Pennington – Stapleton, GA
8. Chip Brindle – Chatsworth, GA
9. Landon Bagby – Winston, GA
10. Chase King – Seymour, TN
11. Chad Wallace – LaGrange, GA
12. Oliver Gentry – Newnan, GA
13. Barry Goodman – Spring City, TN
14. Scott Hall – Rome, GA
15. Eric Dalton – Science Hill, KY
16. Dalton Polston – Lithia Springs, GA
17. Zach Pilcher – Rome, GA
18. Joseph Brown – Columbus, GA
19. Randy Dillard – Epworth, GA
20. Pete Cochran – Dallas, GA
21. Buster Goss – Rome, GA
22. Jody Knowles – Tyrone, GA