DURRENCE LAYNE CHEVROLET MODIFIED SPORTSMAN DIVISION WEEK 15 ROUND UP

DURRENCE LAYNE CHEVROLET MODIFIED SPORTSMAN DIVISION WEEK 15 ROUND UP

ADAIRSVILLE, GA – Durrence Layne Chevrolet Modified Sportsman Division point leader Luke Riddle of Hartselle, AL continued his winning ways in Durrence Layne Weekly Racing Series Week 15 competition. Riddle posted a win and two second-place finishes in three nights of racing driving the Morgan Machine Special powered by a $3,595 Chevrolet Performance 602 Circle Track Engine.

Riddle finished second on Wednesday night at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, AL and on Friday night in the Week 6 Make-Up Race at North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, AL. Riddle returned to North Alabama Speedway on Saturday night and won the Week 15 Durrence Layne Chevrolet Modified Sportsman Division race.

Riddle now has 580 points on top of the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Modified Sportsman Division standings after seven wins and 16 top five finishes in 16 races over 12 weeks of competition. Riddle has a nine point lead over the defending Durrence Layne Chevrolet Modified Sportsman Division National Champion Oakley Gillespie of Five Points, TN.

Gillespie has 571 points after five wins, 13 top five finishes and 14 top ten finishes in 15 races over 12 weeks of competition. Gillespie drove the Rounder’s Sports Bar and Grill Special powered by a $3,595 Chevrolet Performance 602 Circle Track Engine to a pair of third-place finishes on Friday night and Saturday night at North Alabama Speedway.

Riddle and Gillespie are also one-two in the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Modified Sportsman Division Weekly Point Averages (WPA). Riddle has a WPA of 48.33 out of a possible 50, and Gillespie has a WPA of 47.58. Both drivers have another two weeks to earn full points before reaching the 14-week mark of their respective seasons.

Drivers racing in Durrence Layne Weekly Racing Series events compete for both a Track point fund and a National point fund. Drivers compete against drivers racing at Durrence Layne Racing sanctioned tracks across the country using a National points system over a 27-week season that concludes on September 29.

A driver’s best 14 weekly point totals count as their season total. Once a driver reaches 14 weeks of competition, they start trying to net points by replacing the lowest weekly total among their best 14 weekly totals with a higher one. A driver can only count their best point finish each week as their total for that week.

The top ten drivers in the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Modified Sportsman Division National point standings will earn a seat at the Durrence Layne Racing Annual Awards Banquet to receive a point fund check and a trophy.

David Nichols of Hodges, AL is third in the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Modified Sportsman Division National standings with 508 points after six top five finishes and 11 top ten finishes in 12 events over 12 weeks of racing. Nichols had a pair of sixth-place finishes on Friday night and Saturday night at North Alabama Speedway driving the Hodges Racing Special powered by a $3,595 Chevrolet Performance 602 Circle Track Engine.

Ron Bailey of Meridianville, MS drove the John’s Auto Repair Special to a fourth-place finish on Friday night in the Week 6 Make-Up Race at North Alabama Speedway, and an eighth-place finish on Saturday night at ECM Speedway in Arkadelphia, AL. Bailey is fourth in the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Modified Sportsman Division standings with 484 points after nine top five finishes and 13 top ten finishes in 16 races over 12 weeks of competition.

Seth Johnston of Santa Fe, TN did not compete in Week 15 Durrence Layne Weekly Racing Series action, and fell to the fifth spot in the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Modified Sportsman Division National standings with 483 points. Johnston has driven the Johnston Racing Special to ten top five finishes and 11 top ten finishes in 16 events over 12 weeks of racing.

In other Durrence Layne Chevrolet Modified Sportsman Division Week 15 action, Chris Yarbrough of Eastaboga, AL drove the United Maintenance Special to his fourth win of the season on Wednesday night at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, AL.

John Smartt of Manchester, TN won the Week 6 Make-Up Race on Friday night at North Alabama Speedway for his fourth win of the season driving the Front Line Race Cars Special powered by a $3,595 Chevrolet Performance 602 Circle Track Engine. Michael Blakeney was a first-time winner on Saturday night at in a special Durrence Layne Chevrolet Modified Sportsman Division appearance at ECM Speedway driving the Blakeney Racing Special.

The Durrence Layne Chevrolet Modified Sportsman Division race schedule for Saturday night at Thunderhill Raceway in Summertown, TN was rained out. Thunderhill Raceway will have Double Features on July 20 with the first feature being the Week 15 Make-Up Race, and the second feature being the regularly scheduled Week 17 race.

For complete point standings, more information and rules about the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Modified Sportsman Division, visit the series web site at www.durrencelayneracing.com, or visit the series on Facebook at Durrence Layne Chevrolet Modified Sportsman Division. You can follow us on Twitter @DurrenceLayneRacing.

DURRENCE LAYNE CHEVROLET MODIFIED SPORTSMAN DIVISION POINT STANDINGS THROUGH 7/6/19:

1. 28 Luke Riddle – 580
2. 1g Oakley Gillespie – 571
3. 12 David Nichols – 508
4. 12 Ron Bailey – 484
5. 246 Seth Johnston – 483
6. 11 Darren Jewell – 464
7. 10 Chuckie Gipson – 442
8. 99 Blake Cross – 396
9. 92 Blaze Trull – 371
10. 00 Billy Wilkins – 366

DURRENCE LAYNE CHEVROLET MODIFIED SPORTSMAN WEEK 15 RESULTS:

Wednesday, July 3:

TALLADEGA SHORT TRACK – EASTABOGA, AL: 1. Chris Yarbrough; 2. Luke Riddle; 3. Billy Wilkins; 4. Corey Pressley; 5. Steven Forsythe; 6. John Smartt; 7. Michael Blakeney; 8. Ryan Wilson; 9. Paul Poe; 10. Dale Stephens; 11. Greg Wilkins; 12. Joseph Champion; 13. Josh Salisbury; 14. Kevin Hughes; 15. Tyler Hurst; 16. Matt Dunn; 17. Brian Ferguson; 18. Michael McCrelles.

Friday, July 5:

NORTH ALABAMA SPEEDWAY – TUSCUMBIA, AL (Week 6 Make-Up Race): 1. John Smartt; 2. Luke Riddle; 3. Oakley Gillespie; 4. Ron Bailey; 5. Chuckie Gipson; 6. David Nichols; 7. Alan Lacy; 8. Tyler Cox; 9. Darren Jewell.

Saturday, July 6:

ECM SPEEDWAY – ARKADELPHIA, AL: 1. Michael Blakeney; 2. Chris Yarbrough; 3. Kenneth Brown; 4. Steve Pate; 5. Billy Wilkins; 6. Paul Poe; 7. Greg Wilkins; 8. Ron Bailey.

NORTH ALABAMA SPEEDWAY – TUSCUMBIA, AL: 1. Luke Riddle; 2. John Smartt; 3. Oakley Gillespie; 4. Tracy Terrell; 5. Chuckie Gipson; 6. David Nichols; 7. Darren Jewell; 8. Alan Lacy.

THUNDERHILL RACEWAY – SUMMERTOWN, TN: RAINED OUT

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