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Jason Croft captures Super Late Model win at Rome

By Jeff Smith
  Contact Editor

Jason Croft took home his third Rome Boss title with the Super Late Model victory at Georgia’s Rome Speedway on Sunday night.

The win was worth $3,000 for the Woodstock, Georgia racer.

Croft started on the outside pole, but launched past pole sitter Tyler Millwood on the drop of the green flag. Croft held the advantage until he became mired in lapped traffic, allowing Millwood to close and challenge for the lead. That battle evaporated when a caution flag flew on lap 28.

On the restart, Millwood was involved in an incident, and Croft was able to draw clear of all his pursuers en route to the victory.

Dalton Cook finished in second, with Ronnie Johnson in third, Aaron Wilson in fourth, and Benjamin Crawford in fifth.

In other action, Ronnie Johnson topped the field to take the Steelhead 525 feature victory. He earned a $500 bonus as fast qualifier and led all 20 laps en route to a $1500 payday. Oliver Gentry followed in second, with Mike Bruner in third, Rucker Orr in fourth and Chris Fennell in fifth.

Jeff Smith won the 604 Crate feature. Smith, a semi-retired driver, started third. He made a high side pass on lap 10 to take the lead from pole sitter Blant Duke. Smith cruised the rest of the way to the victory. Devin Stuart, Duke, A.J. Carlisi and Kyler Haygood rounded out the top five.

Thirty-eight 602 Sportsman registered on the night, and track officials decided to run two features. Taylor Cole captured his third win of 2021 at Rome in the first feature. In the second feature, Stevie Brannon jumped to the early lead. He withstood heavy pressure from Mario Gresham and Hayden Swaney to win his first career 602 Sportsman feature. Swaney finished second followed by Gresham, Rob Johnson and Zach Pilcher.

Jeremy Williams continued his dominance in Economy Bomber class in 2021, as he recorded his 10th feature of the year. Cody Newton came home in second, with Andrew Findley in third, Logan Warren in fourth, and Derek Young in fifth.

Don Jenkins has caught fire in the Open Wheel Modified class in the second half of 2021. Jenkins worked his way through the pack to earn his fifth featured win of the year. Kyle May finished second, with Jarred Gray third, Dan Ferguson fourth, and David Newton fifth.

Kenny Clark capped off the night by winning Street Stinger feature. Clark started deep in the field and quickly moved to the top spot. Clark held off Shaun Harper in the waning laps to win his first race of 2021. Harper finished second followed by Jason Young in third, Allen Jones in fourth, and Michael Albright in fifth.

Rome Speedway concludes their 2021 season with the Rome Shootout featuring the Lucas Oil Dirt Late Models on Sunday, October 10. For more information, visit DixieSpeedway.com.

Rome Speedway – Rome, GA
Race Results – September 5, 2021

Super Late Models
1. 9 Jason Croft
2. 44D Dalton Cook
3. 5 Ronnie Johnson
4. 14 Aaron Wilson
5. 93 Benjamin Cranford
6. 29m Gary McPherson
7. 10 Mario Gresham
8. 87 Andrew Littleton
9. 07 Scott Hall
10. 4 Shane Smith
11. 31 Tyler Millwood
12. 41 T.J. Reaid
13. 24 Buster Goss
14. 222 Rusty Hatfield
15. 0s Ted Snow
DNS: J8 Jarred Frame

Steelhead 525
1. 85 Ronnie Johnson
2. 03 Oliver Gentry
3. 18 Mike Bruner
4. 99 Rucker Orr
5. c87 Chris Fennell
6. J28 Jacques Daniel
7. 22 Alec Morgan
8. 20 Russell Teal
9. 75 James White
10. 44 Elliott Johnson
11. 59 Dale Thurman
12. 33 Brian Reece

Crate Late Models
1. 17 Jeff Smith
2. 20 Devin Stuart
3. 01 Blant Duke
4. 00 A.J. Carlisi
5. 17 Kyler Haygood
6. 10 Dylan Armstrong
7. 15 Marty Massey
8. 44 Colby Kilgore
9. 13 Brent Rhodes
10. 22 Tim Clark
11. 72 Chris Ledbetter
12. v51 Christian Varner
13. 117 Zach Shirley
14. 89 Von Casey
15. 17 Jake Pilgrim
16. 81 Granger Howell
17. 9T Ty Pelfrey

Open Wheel Modified
1. 9 Don Jenkins
2. 55 Kyle May
3. 44 Jarred Gray
4. 65 Dan Ferguson
5. 96 David Newton
6. 51 Andrew Moody
7. 43 Greg Loyd
8. 96 Sonia Newton
9. 12 Johnny Kuykendall
10. 41 Bo Jordan
11. 98 Wesley Brown
12. 21 Tony Carr

602 Sportsman Race 1
1. 66 Taylor Cole
2. 98 Jackie Waites
3. 22 Matt Thompson
4. T25 Tate Nichelson
5. 10 John Land
6. 57 Luke Cooper
7. 0 Olivia Gentry
8. XX Michael Thomas
9. 17 Kevin Mulkey
10. 21 Eric Hamby
11. 11 Jake Raines
12. 21 Nick May
13. 04 David Kirkland
14. 17 Petey Cochran
15. 11 Michael Mims
16. 32 Josh Stansell
17. 4 Jacob Parris
18. 4m Andrew Moody
19. 116 Jay Brown

602 Sportsman Race 2
1. 17 Stevie Brannon
2. 52 Hayden Swaney
3. 10 Mario Gresham
4. 9 Rob Johnson
5. 1 Zach Pilcher
6. 4 Kyle Beck
7. 12 Jeremy Broome
8. 14 Cade Brookshire
9. 07 Dan Meadows
10. 43 Garrett Lloyd
11. 9 Dillon Peterman
12. 15 Bron Rutledge
13. 25 Alden Morgan
14. 20 Victoria Purcell
15. 27 Joey Hazelwood
16. 48 Ted Rayburn
17. 16 Wade Chandler
18. 60 Chad Trammell
19. 62 Jesse Hughes

Economy Bomber
1. 14 Jeremy Williams
2. 14 Cody Newton
3. 07 Andrew Findley
4. 27 Logan Warren
5. 15 Derek Young
6. 20 Charles Dettmar
7. 11 Donovan Wacaster
8. 9 Blake Broome
9. 39 Roger Pilcher
10. 51 Brent Beard
11. 23 Travis Smith
12. 27 Dustin Lindsey
13. 44 Billy Dean
14. 18 Jon Sanford
15. 13 Brian Dempsey
DNS: 21 Randy Smith
DNS: 12 Tim Bennett
DNS: 17 Tyler Garrett

Street Stinger
1. 77c Kenny Clark
2. 99 Shawn Harper
3. 3 Jason Young
4. 30 Allen Jones
5. 14 Michael Albright
6. 17 Lane Rose
7. 18 Spencer Huth
8. 7m Mike Stork
9. 21 Jamie Heitsenrather
10. 14 Dustin Albright
11. 86 David Pope
12. 21 Paul Heitsenrather
13. J5 Jonathan Nelson
14. 68 Neal Drummond
15. 6 Blake Stork
16. 17 Matt Yost
DNS: 4 Rick Ricks

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