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Ray Cook rolls to Southern Regional Racing Series SHOWDOWN Night # 2

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Ray Cook rolls to Southern Regional Racing Series SHOWDOWN Night # 2 Victory at Smoky Mountain Speedway

 

By Chris Tilley

 

MARYVILLE, TN (June 30, 2012)—There was a new winner at Smoky Mountain Speedway in 2012 tonight as the Southern Regional Racing Series rolled into town for the 40-lap $3,000 to win SHOWDOWN Night # 2.

 

Vic Hill has dominated this season but a vacation this weekend has prompted a new winner. Tonight was Brasstown, NC driver Ray Cook who took the lead from Brett Miller on lap 8 to go on to victory over Billy Ogle Jr., Tommy Kerr, Brett Miller and PA’s D.J. Myers.

 

Cook drove to victory lane while driving the Hicks and Ingle Construction, A+ Moving and Storage, D&R Motorsports sponsored Race Engine Design powered MasterSbilt Race Car to the win of the 35 lapper. One red flag stopped the race as Mark Vineyard’s ride wound up on top of David Crabtree’s entry, both were pulled off one another and continued. Then the first full yellow came on lap 15 as Mark Douglas slowed in turn two then the final yellow came on lap 17 as Skip Arp slowed in turn two.

 

The SRRS Showdown rolls to 411 Motor Speedway just up the road in Seymour, TN on Monday Night July 2nd for a 40-lap $3,000 to win event then on Tuesday Night July 3rd at Wartburg Speedway in Wartburg, TN for the $4,000 to win finale.

 

Official Summary of Results

 

Smoky Mountain Speedway-Maryville, TN

Southern Regional Racing Series Late Models

Saturday Night June 30, 2012

 

Feature Finish:

1. Ray Cook-Maryville, TN

2. Billy Ogle Jr.-Knoxville, TN

3. Tommy Kerr-Maryville, TN

4. Brett Miller-Greeneville, TN

5. D.J. Myers-Greencastle, PA

6. Josh Putnam-Florence, AL

7. David Payne-Murphy, NC

8. Ronnie Johnson-Chattanooga, TN

9. Mark Vineyard-Powell, TN

10. Skylar Marlar-Winfield, TN

11. Riley Hickman-Chattanooga, TN

12. Aaron Ridley-Chatsworth, GA

13. Pierce McCarter-Sevierville, TN

14. Jeff Watson-Campbellsville, KY

15. Josh Henry-Newport, TN

16. David Crabtree-Maryville, TN

17. Skip Arp-Georgetown, TN

18. Mark Douglas-Knoxville, TN

19. Chad Ogle-Sevierville, TN

20. Bobby Giffin-Maryville, TN

21. Jeff Franklin-Ten Mile, TN

22. Steve Smith-Powell, TN

23. Weston Gantte-Dandridge, TN

24. Mike Weeks-Friendsville, TN

25. Matt Henderson-Loudon, TN (DNS)

26. Sammie Russell-Madisonville, TN (DNS)

 

Yellow Flags: Two (laps 15, 17)

Red Flags: One (lap 1)

Lap Leaders: Miller (1-7); Cook (8-35)

Time of Race: 32 minutes/43 seconds

Entries: 26 from six states (TN, GA, NC, AL, PA and KY)

Fast Qualifier: Ray Cook-15:935 seconds

 

Heat-1 Finish: Skip Arp, D.J. Myers, Mark Vineyard, Skylar Marlar, Jeff Franklin, Weston Gantte, Sammie Russell

 

Heat-2 Finish: Riley Hickman, Mike Weeks, Pierce McCarter, David Crabtree, Ronnie Johnson, Steve Smith, Bobbi Giffin

 

Heat-3 Finish: Josh Putnam, Chad Ogle, Aaron Ridley, Jeff Watson, Josh Henry, Matt Henderson (DNS)

 

Dash Finish: Brett Miller, Billy Ogle Jr., Ray Cook, Tommy Kerr, David Payne, Mark Douglas

 

2012 SHOWDOWN Event Winners:

Todd Morrow-East Ridge, TN (June 28th at Duck River Speedway)

Todd Morrow-East Ridge, TN (June 29th at Duck River Speedway)

Ray Cook-Brasstown, NC (June 30th at Smoky Mountain Speedway)

2012 SHOWDOWN Upcoming Events:

Monday July 2-411 Motor Speedway-Seymour, TN-$3,000 to win

Tuesday July 3-Wartburg Speedway-Wartburg, TN-$4,000 to win

Complete Results – FIVE TOWN SHOWDOWN presented by STANLEY BEST HEATING & AIR

Smoky Mountain Speedway
Saturday, June 30th
SRRS Super Late Models
1.  Ray Cook # 53 2.  Billy Ogle, Jr. # 201 3.  Tommy Kerr # 4T 4.  Brett Miller # 47 5.  DJ Myers # 70j 6.  Josh Putnam # 212 7.  David Payne # 8 8.  Ronnie Johnson # 5 9.  Mark Vineyard # 4 10.  Skylar Marlar # 257 11.  Riley Hickman # R1 12.  Aaron Ridley # 81 13.  Pierce McCarter # 71 14.  Jeff Watson # 11 15.  Josh Henry # B00 16.  David Crabtree # C5 17.  Skip Arp # 31 18.  Mark Douglas # 52d 19.  Chad Ogle # 98 20.  Bobby Giffin # 97 21.  Jeff Franklin # J12 22.  Steve Smith # 3 23.  Weston Gantte # 14 24.  Mike Weeks # 22
Did Not Start:  Sammie Russell  # F4, Matt Henderson # 17
NeSmith Crate Late Models
1.  Ryan King # 30 2.  Adam Beeler # 66 3.  Chris Wilson # 10 4.  Hunter Best # 007 5.  Marty Calloway # 79c 6.  Trevor Sise # 73 7.  Patrick Duggan # 28 8.  Tom Smith # 14 9.  Terry Poore # 7 10.  James Kelso # 49 11.  Justin Summers # 99 12.  Jason McCall # 98 13.  Mark Rosner # 40 14.  John Cobb # 40 15.  Stone Fuller # 169
Did Not Start:  Cory Hedgecock # 23, Dereck Blair # 114
Street Stock
1.  Travis Reno # 77 2.  Larry Rudd # 88 3.  Jeff McLemore # J3 4.  Jeremy Hershner # 10
Did Not Start: Bradley Lewelling # 10b, Shay Loveday # 23
Topless Modifieds
1.  Mike Lewis # 15 2.  Keith Gregory # 44 3.  Paul Johnson # 20 4.  Johnny Ridings # 31 5.  Marvin Romines # 57 6.  Kevin Lewis # K15 7.  Patrick Evans # 16
Did Not Start:  Tim Cooper # 99, David Lewis # 51
Be sure to join us next Saturday night, July 7th!  The Ultimate Super Late Models come back to town for a $5,000 to win feature!!

Update # 3 – June 30th

SRRS Super Late Models Starting Line-Up 35 laps
Brett Miller (47)                  Billy Ogle, Jr. (201) Ray Cook (53)                    Tommy Kerr (4t) David Payne (8)                  Mark Douglas (52d) Skip Arp (31)                     Riley Hickman (R1) Josh Putnam (212)             DJ Myers (70j) Mike Weeks (22)                Chad Ogle (10) Skylar Marlar (257)            Pierce McCarter (71) Aaron Ridley (81)               Mark Vineyard (4) David Crabtree (C5)           Jeff Watson (11) Jeff Franklin (J12)              Ronnie Johnson (5) Josh Henry (B00)               Weston Gantte (14) Steve Smith (3)                 Sammie Russell (F4) Bobby Giffin (97)               Matt Henderson (17)
NeSmith Crate Late Models Starting Line-Up 25 laps
Ryan King (30)                 Adam Beeler (66) Hunter Best (007)             John Cobb (40) Justin Summers (99)        Chris Wilson (10) Marty Calloway (79c)        Trevor Sise (73) Mark Rosner (40)             Tom Smith (14) Stone Fuller (169)            Terry Poore (7) Jason McCall (98)             James Kelso (49) Cory Hedgecock (23)        Patrick Duggan (28) Dereck Blair (114)
Street Stock 15 laps
Travis Reno (77)             Larry Rudd (88) Jeremy Hershner (10)     Bradley Lewelling (10b) Jeff McLemore (J3)          Shay Loveday (23)
Topless Modified 15 laps
Mike Lewis (15)              Johnny Ridings (31) Keith Gregory (44)         Paul Johnson (20) Tim Cooper (99)             Patrick Evans (16) Kevin Lewis (K15)          David Lewis (51) Marvin Romines (57)

Update # 2 – June 30th

NeSmith Crate Late Model Qualifying *** TOP 4 LOCKED IN ***
1.  John Cobb (40) 2.  Hunter Best (007) 3.  Ryan King (30) 4.  Adam Beeler (66)
NeSmith Crate Late Model Heat Races 8 laps
HEAT # 1
Cory Hedgecock (23)               Stone Fuller (169) Jason McCall (98)                    Justin Summers (99) Marty Calloway (79c)               Mark Rosner (40) Dereck Blair (114)
HEAT # 2
Chris Wilson (10)                    Trevor Sise (73) Tom Smith (14)                      Terry Poore (7) Patrick Duggan (28)                James Kelso (49)
SRRS Super Late Model Qualifying *** TOP 2 IN EACH GROUP LOCKED INTO FAST DASH UPCOMING ***
1.  Ray Cook (53)                15.935 2.  Billy Ogle, Jr. (201) 3.  Tommy Kerr (4t) 4.  Brett Miller (47) 5.  David Payne (8) 6.  Mark Douglas (52d)
ALL CARS WILL START TONIGHT’S FEATURE HEAT RACES WILL DETERMINE THE STARTING LINE-UP 8 laps
HEAT # 1
Riley Hickman (R1)                 Mike Weeks (22) Pierce McCarter (71)               Ronnie Johnson (5) David Crabtree (C5)                Steve Smith (3) Bobby Giffin (97)
HEAT # 2
Skip Arp (31)                         DJ Myers (70j) Skylar Marlar (257)                Weston Gantte (14) Jeff Franklin (J12)                  Mark Vineyard (4) Sammie Russell (F4)
HEAT # 3
Josh Putnam (212)                Chad Ogle (10) Aaron Ridley (81)                  Jeff Watson (11) Josh Henry (B00)                  Matt Henderson (17)

Update # 1 – June 30th

The driver’s meeting has just concluded…  We are getting ready for hot laps as track packing is on going.  It’s not to late to come on out for great night of racing…
26 SRRS Super Late Models
Pierce McCarter (71) Ronnie Johnson (5) Mike Weeks (22) Steve Smith (3) David Crabtree (C5) Bobby Giffin (97) Billy Ogle, Jr. (201) Riley Hickman (R1) David Payne (8) Skip Arp (31) Brett Miller (47) Skylar Marlar (257) Ray Cook (53) Weston Gantte (14) Jeff Franklin (J12) DJ Myers (70j) Sammie Russell (F4) Mark Vineyard (4) Josh Putnam (212) Chad Ogle (10) Aaron Ridley (81) Mark Douglas (52d) Tommy Kerr (4t) Josh Henry (00) Jeff Watson (11) Matt Henderson (17)
17 NeSmith Crate Late Models
Jason McCall (98) John Cobb (40) James Kelso (49) Chris Wilson (10) Hunter Best (007) Stone Fuller (169) Ryan King (30) Mark Rosner (40) Justin Summers (99) Dereck Blair (114) Tom Smith (14) Trevor Sise (73) Cory Hedgecock (23) Marty Calloway (79c) Terry Poore (7) Adam Beeler (66) Patrick Duggan (28)

LIVE UPDATES – SRRS FIVE TOWN SHOWDOWN presented by Stanley Best Heating & Air

Smoky Mountain Speedway

Maryville, Tennessee
SRRS FIVE TOWN SHOWDOWN NIGHT # 3
Saturday, June 30
Pit Gates Open @ 3 pm

Grandstand / Tier Parking Gates Open @ 5 pm

Grandstand Admission – $15

Tier Parking Admission – $20

Pit Passes – $35

TONIGHT’S SCHEDULE OF EVENTS ***TENTATIVE PLAN***
Driver’s Meeting – 7 pm
HOT LAPS TO FOLLOW DRIVER’S MEETING
NeSmith Crate Late Models

Topless Modifieds

SRRS Super Late Models

Street Stock

QUALIFYING & HEAT RACES
Topless Modified Heats (6 laps)

NeSmith Crate Late Models Qualifying (2 laps)

SRRS Super Late Models Qualifying (2 laps)

Street Stock Heats (6 laps)

NeSmith Crate Late Models Heats (8 laps)
INVOCATION / NATIONAL ANTHEM

SRRS Super Late Model Heats (8 laps)

FEATURE RACES
NeSmith Crate Late Models (25 laps)

Street Stock (15 laps)

SRRS Super Late Models (35 laps)

Topless Modifieds (15 laps)

Night 1 of SRRS Showdown @ Duck River

Look for these drivers + More Saturday & Monday night!

Complete Summary of Results

SOUTHERN REGIONAL RACING SERIES

THUR-JUNE 29TH SRRS SHOWDOWN NIGHT # 1 FINISH:

(1) Todd Morrow-East Ridge, TN
(2) Riley Hickman
(3) Ronnie Johnson
(4) Ronny Lee Hollingsworth
(5) Daniel Miller
(6) Brandon Kinzer
(7) Jeff Watson
(8) Chad Winkles
(9) Aaron Ridley
(10) D.J. Myers
(11) Eric Hickerson
(12) Rodney Wing
(13) Todd Hernandez
(14) Michael Ashbury
(15) Josh Henry
(16) Jason Wilson
(17) Pierce McCarter
(18) Brad Skinner
(19) Randy Todd
(20) Josh Putnam
(21) Dave Seibers
(22) Vic Hill
(23) Ray McElhiney
(24) Skylar Marlar

Entries: 36

Fast qualifier: Winkles-13.285 seconds

Heat race winners: Hill, Ridley, Wing, Watson

Dash winner: Winkles

Morrow’s first-ever Southern Regional Racing Series victory, worth $3,000, came while driving the A&K Transportation, Cherokee Farms RV Center, Wilson’s Auto Sales and BASE Fuels sponsored PMI Performance Masters Engine powered MasterSbilt Race Car. Morrow became the sixth different winner in seven events during the 2012 SRRS season with Aaron Ridley of Chatsworth, GA the only repeat winner.

THE HEAT IS ON – SMS TO OFFER FREE WATER

“THE HEAT IS ON”

As if the temperature in Wheel Tennessee at Duck River Speedway wasn’t  hot enough, it just got hotter. With the  thermometer already hovering around 100 degrees, the temperature moved up a few notches last night as 36 Super Late Models entered into competition qualifying for a position in front of a house full of fans.  Duck River Speedway hosted  the first leg of the SRRS 5 Town Showdown and also stepped up to host the second leg as well tonight. With our fans and drivers in mind as the weatherman predicts record high temperatures for the weekend SMS has made the decision to push back the start up time an additional 30 minutes for our heat races and qualifying. With qualifying original set for 7:00PM it is now scheduled for 7:30PM. If all goes as scheduled this change should still have us out by our mandated curfew as well as giving all of our racers and fans a more enjoyable climate. So come prepared to enjoy what promises to be one of our biggest events of the season.

And…while your there have a bottle of ice cold water on SMS and Stanley Best Heating & Air! clap

4 Nights Remain of the SRRS Showdown
Tonight- Duck River Raceway
Saturday at SMS Grandstands & Tier Open at 5
Monday at 411 Motor Speedway ALL Gates open at 4
Tuesday at Wartburg Speedway

Looks like Duck River Speedway picked up Fridays SRRS

Just got a Tweet from SRRS Confirming Thursday & Friday will be $3,000 to win SRRS at Duck River Speedway.. Looks like they picked up Boyds original Friday night!

So..

Thursday, June 28th- Duck River Speedway
Friday, June 29th- Duck River Speedway
Saturday, June 30th- Smoky Mountain Speedway
July 2nd- Monday, 411 Motor Speedway
July 3rd- Tuesday, Wartburg Speedway