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Friday September 20th, 2019 2:51PM

Croft takes home Rome Boss Super Late Model money

By Jeff Smith
  Contact Editor

Jason Croft was in the right place at the right time at Georgia’s Rome Speedway on Sunday night.

Croft inherited the point when leader Austin Horton had mechanical issues, and went on to score the annual Rome Boss Super Late Model Championship race win at the ½-mile clay oval.

Horton looked to be the man beat from the start of the feature, leading most of the race with Jason Hiett challenging for the top spot through most of the race.

While under caution, Horton went to the pits, his night over with a mechanical problem. Meanwhile, Hiett had to restart in the rear of the field.

That opened the door for Croft, who drove to the win. Hiett recovered to finish in second, with Sam Seawright in third, Ahnna Parkhurst in fourth and Austin Smith in fifth.

In other action, Oliver Gentry held off a very strong Tod Hernandez to score the Steelhead Late Model feature victory. Drew Benefield followed closely in third, with Shane Smith in fourth and Mario Gresham in fifth.

Devin Stuart recorded his first ever victory at Rome Speedway, leading wire-to-wire for the Crate Late Model feature. Andy Picklesimer, T.J. Brittain, Zach Pilcher and AJ Carlisi rounded out the top five.

The 602 Sportsman feature also had a first time winner, as Rome, Georgia’s Kyle Beck led the entire distance for the victory. Colten Jackson followed in second, with Chris Hough in third, Jamie Maurice in fourth and Jesse Goss in fifth.

Eric Hamby took the win in the time shortened Economy Bomber feature. Several early cautions slowed the race, with the longest flying when the car of Tim Bennett flipped on the backstretch. Bennett climbed out of the car uninjured. Derek Young finished second, with Dylan Armstrong third, Michael Mims fourth and Brandy Brewer fifth.

After starting dead late in a 12 car field, Rick Ricks made his way to the front of the Street Stinger feature, and went on to win. Jason Young finished in second, followed by Jonathan Nelson in third, Daniel Turner in fourth and Jeff Peardon in fifth.

Rome Speedway returns to action on Sunday, October 12 for the Lucas Oil Rome Showdown. Visit DixieSpeedway.com for more information.

Rome Speedway – Rome, GA
Race Results – September 1, 2019

Super Late Models
1. 9 – Jason Croft
2. 85 – Jason Hiett
3. 16 – Sam Seawright
4. 23 – Ahnna Parkhurst
5. 84 – Austin Smith
6. G9 – Eric Granger
7. 24 – Buster Goss
8. 0 – Trevor Thompson
9. 3x – Bo Eaton
10. 0 – Teddy Snow
11. 16 – Austin Horton
12. 99 – Derek Ellis
13. 222 – Rusty Hatfield
DNS: 07 – Matt Helbing

Steelhead/525
1. 03 – Oliver Gentry
2. T6 – Tod Hernandez
3. 371 – Drew Benefield
4. 4 – Shane Smith
5. 21 – Mario Gresham
6. 99 – Rucker Orr
7. 89 – Von Casey
8. 17 – Kevin Mulkey
9. 0 – Michael Poss
10. 21 – Harvey Burns
11. 28 – Kevin Burke
DNS: 96 – Marty Lunsford

Crate Late Models
1. 20 – Devin Stuart
2. 1c – Andy Picklesimer
3. 05 – T.J. Brittain
4. 87 – Zach Pilcher
5. 00 – A.J. Carlisi
6. 92 – Rodney Martin
7. 42 – Don Jenkins
8. 20 – Russell Teal
9. 18 – Troy Dixon
10. 4 – Justin Ledford
11. 07 – Scott Hall
12. 17 – Jake Pilgrim
DNS: 40 – Daniel Casteel

602 Sportsman
1. 4 – Kyle Beck
2. J4 – Colton Jackson
3. 24 – Chris Hough
4. 69 – Jamie Maurice
5. 13 – Jesse Goss
6. 1 – Nick May
7. 27 – Pete Cochran
8. 10 – John Land
9. 4m – Andrew Moody
10. 7 – Seth Lacey
11. 2 – William McConnell
12. 20 – Dean Lindsay
13. 18 – Josh Martin
14. 11 – Mitchell Keaton
15. 16 – Wade Chandler
16. 98 – Jackie Waites
17. 117 – Samuel Carter
18. 15 – Joey Payne
19. 9 – Brian Womack
20. 17 – Logan Johnson
21. 25 – Aaron Stoner
DNS: 10 – Ryan Zebeau

Economy Bomber
1. 21 – Eric Hamby
2. 15 – Derek Young
3. 10 – Dylan Armstrong
4. 14 – Michael Mims
5. 22 – Brandy Brewer
6. 14 – Jeremy Williams
7. 98m – Matt Janssen
8. 44 – Billy Dean
9. 82x – Dustin Lindsey
10. 07 – Andrew Findley
11. 04 – David Kirkland
12. 7 – Jonathan Butler
13. 12 – Tim Bennett
14. 24 – Donnie Smith
15. 5 – Vernon Smith
DNS: 23 – Travis Smith
DNS: 21 – Randy Smith

Street Stingers
1. 4 – Rick Ricks
2. 3 – Jason Young
3. 5 – Jonathan Nelson
4. 27 – Daniel TUrner
5. 11 – Jeff Peardon
6. 34 – Zane Holder
7. 11R – Bron Rutledge
8. 11o – Chandler Ortwein
9. 18 – Jonathan Sanford
10. 38 – Paul Heitsenrather
11. 77 – Kenny Clark
12. 14 – Ernie Turner

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