Seymour, TN – It was another warm but beautiful Saturday afternoon at Tennessee’s Action Track. We would play host to the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series, where the night kicked off with Qualifying for the NeSmith Chevrolet DLMS. Jimmy Elliott would claim quick time honors with his lap of 14.553. Next up was heat races for the support divisions and B-Mains for the NeSmith Chevrolet DLMS. Feature time rolled around, where Dale Watson was awarded what could be one of the final Thunder & Lightning checkered flags, after winner Dennis Barton was disqualified for having a soft tire. Next was Sportsman, where Terry Poore came from 6th to win. Street Stock was up next, where Bradly Lewelling appeared to be on his way to certain victory, until Jerry Hux made a power move entering turn 1 on the final lap to go on to claim the win. Next was Mini Stock, where Mike Townsend took the early lead, then came John Byers, who was pulling away to the certain victory until mechanical failure would send Byers to the infield, handing the lead to Nick Perry. Perry would hold off Townsend to claim the victory. Capping off the night was the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series 3rd Annual J.T. Kerr Memorial 40. The early leader in this one was Jimmy Elliott, but he had a mirror chocked full of “The Chattanooga Flash” Ronnie Johnson. On the 22nd circuit, Johnson finally got the run he needed and quickly dispatched “The Mohawk Warrior” to the 2nd spot. Johnson would go on to claim his 2nd victory in the J.T. Kerr Memorial 40, becoming the first multiple time winner in the memorial race.
Join us this Saturday June 14th as we have a full night of championship points racing action in store for you! The future of the Thunder & Lightning division will be discussed at a meeting to be scheduled at a later date. On June 14th, we’ll have double features in Mini Stock, with more details to follow on this new format. See you all on Saturday fans!