Wednesday August 12th, 2020 2:18AM

Chester sweeps Screven to conclude FASTRAK season

By Wesley Outland
  Contact Editor

SYLVANIA, Ga. - Ches Chester wrapped up the 2019 FASTRAK Racing Series season with a home state sweep of the season finale Georgia Outlaw State Championship weekend at Screven Motorsports Complex in Sylvania, Georgia.

The Twin Cities, Georgia native started the weekend with a win on Friday, then backed it up with the finale victory on Saturday at the 3/8-mile clay oval.

Meanwhile, Carson Ferguson wrapped up the 2019 season championship by starting Friday night’s event. He took home a $10,000 top prize with the title.

On Friday night, the event got underway with Matthew Nance and Chester leading the field to the green flag, with Chester moving to the lead early on. He would hold the top spot through several caution conditions, including a big shunt on lap 11, when Nance and Chuck Bowie tangled in turn one, sending both cars up the track and gathering up several other cars, including Ferguson.

As the field moved around the track under the yellow flag, Nance plowed into the right rear of Bowie’s Machine. FASTRAK officials immediately parked Nance. Bowie was given his spot back, but would lose it on the restart due to a cut tire.

The last caution would fall on lap 25, setting up a 15 lap run to the finish. Back under green, Chester held off Nick Schlager to score the victory.

Bob Roberson finished in third, with Jordy Nipper in fourth and Jeremy Faircloth in fifth.

On Saturday, it was Bob Roberson and Chester leading the field to the green flag, with Chester again quickly moving to the top spot. Just as with the night before, the race was plagued with a multitude of cautions. Nine times the yellow flag flew over the course of the 40 lap contest.

Two incidents set up the final portion of the race. The first occurred on lap 21 when Ben Faircloth got into the wall in turn two. On the restart, Nick Schlager jumped the restart, and Corey Almond spun in turn one, drawing the caution. FASTRAK officials penalized Schlager two spots on the restart.

A multi-car crash broke out on the restart, gathering up seven cars in the melee. After a lengthy clean-up, the race resumed, with Chester continuing to show the way.

With drivers jockeying for position behind him, Chester drove away to his third career series win and the sweep of the weekend.

Mark Whitner, Schlager, Bob Robertson and Carson Ferguson rounded out the top five.

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FASTRAK Racing Series
Screven Motor Speedway – Sylvania, GA
GA Outlaw State Championship – November 22, 2019

1. Ches Chester
2. Nick Schlager
3. Bob Roberson
4. Jordy Nipper
5. Jeremy Faircloth
6. Lonnie Brant
7. Corey Almond
8. Mark Whitener
9. Carson Ferguson
10. Chuck Bowie
11. Chesley Dixon
12. Scott Shirey
13. Chris Usery
14. Jordan Feider
15. J.J. Reich
16. Enger Thomas
17. Kerry King
18. Jordan Benefield
19. Elliott Sanders
DQ: Matthew Nance

FASTRAK Racing Series
Screven Motor Speedway – Sylvania, GA
GA Outlaw State Championship – November 23, 2019

1. Ches Chester
2. Mark Whitner
3. Nick Schlager
4. Bob Robertson
5. Carson Ferguson
6. Jordy Nipper
7. Joshua Bishop
8. Chesley Dixon
9. Kyle Hardy
10. Lonnie Brant
11. Chuck Bowie
12. Elliott Sanders
13. Scott Shirey
14. Corey Almond
15. Ben Faircloth
16. Jeremy Faircloth
17. J.J. Reich

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