Saturday March 23rd, 2019 4:53PM

Mason Tucker gets first Late Model win at Toccoa

By Charles Head
  Contact Editor

Mason Tucker powered to his first Limited Late Model victory at Georgia’s Toccoa Raceway on Saturday night.

The Hartwell, Georgia driver started on the outside of the front row, and would by pass Bubba Russell en route to the victory.

Behind him, Russell and David McCoy battled side by side for almost half of the race. In the end, Russell would take second, with McCoy third. Drew Collins came home in fourth.

Spud Nicholson took his Chevy Silveradio pickup to victory lane with a win in the Toccoa Pro Truck feature. It marked Nicholson’s first feature win since 1996. Nicholson started shotgun on the field and slowly worked his way by the other competitors. Terry Calhoun had a spirited battle with Sterling Helm, as the duo raced side-by-side for several laps. Calhoun’s engine gave up the ghost on the final lap taking him out of the top three. Helm finished in second, with Bill Pulliam in third.

Continuing the streak of snapping droughts David Creighton powered through the field after starting in the back to take the win in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Front Wheel Drive division. Creighton hadn’t won since 2010. Ronny Goodson finished in second, with Michael Davis in third.

Bobby Rhinehart, who had last won in 2016, scored the victory in the Stock 4 feature. Chris Little finished second, followed by Randy Boshears in third.

Colby Cannon claimed his first win of the season in the FASTRAK Pro Late Model feature. Nick Schlager came home in second, with David McCoy in third.

Brandon Stroud drove to the win in the Safety Plus 602 Sportsman feature. Darryl Matheson finished second, with Crandall Turner in third.

Billy Buffington passed Sterling Helm for the top spot, and went on to win the Modified Street feature. Daniel Snow followed in second, followed by Smokey Roberts in third.

Hayden Collett made a return trip to victory lane in the Stock V8 feature. Nickoli Holcomb was second with Ray Foskey in third.

In the Kettle Construction Young Guns feature young Caylan Kettle won out over his younger brother Will Kettle.

Toccoa Raceway returns to action on Saturday, May 12. For more information, visit

Toccoa Raceway – Toccoa, GA
Race Results – May 5, 2018

Limited Late Models
1. Mason Tucker
2. Bubba Russell
3. David McCoy
4. Drew Collins
5. David Conley
6. Nick Sellers
7. Robbie Campbell
8. Jr. Headen
DNS: Chris Segars

FASTRAK Pro Late Models
1. Colby Cannon
2. Nick Schlager
3. David McCoy
4. Daniel Wilson
5. Ricky Smith
6. Sylvan Schuette
7. Tyler Harvey
8. Jerome Loudermilk

Toccoa Pro Trucks
1. Spud Nicholson
2. Sterling Helm
3. Bill Pulliam
4. Terry Calhoun

602 Sportsman/Hobby
1. Brandon Stroud
2. Darryl Matheson
3. Crandall Turner
4. Chris Wilbanks
5. Rod Roberts
6. Ben Riggins
7. John Howard
8. Josh Roberts

Modified Street
1. Billy Buffington
2. Daniel Snow
3. Smokey Roberts
4. Daniel Doster
5. Josh Thurmond
6. Louis Tetreault
7. Kyle Gorden
8. Tim Bohannan
9. Clay Bryson
10. Sterling Helm

Stock V8
1. Hayden Collett
2. Nickoli Holcomb
3. Ray Foskey
4. Stacy Watts
5. Ricky Jones

Stock 4
1. Bobby Rhinehart
2. Chris Little
3. Randy Boshears
4. Ryan Crawford
5. Daniel Partain

Young Guns
1. Caylan Kettle
2. Will Kettle

1. David Crenighton
2. Ronny Goodson
3. Michael Davis

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