DURRENCE LAYNE CHEVROLET MODIFIED SPORTSMAN DIVISION WEEK 19 ROUND UP

DURRENCE LAYNE CHEVROLET MODIFIED SPORTSMAN DIVISION WEEK 19 ROUND UP

ADAIRSVILLE, GA – Week 19 saw the top two drivers in the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Modified Sportsman Division trade first and second place finishes in a Week 16 Make-Up Race on Friday night and the Week 19 Race on Saturday night. Both events took place at North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, AL.

When it was all said and done after netting points, Luke Riddle of Hartselle, AL held a three-point lead over the defending Durrence Layne Chevrolet Modified Sportsman Division National Champion Oakley Gillespie of Five Points, TN. Riddle has a best 14-week total of 689 points, and Gillespie has a best 14-week total of 686 points.

Riddle drove the Morgan Machine Special powered by a $3,595 Chevrolet Performance 602 Circle Track Engine to his ninth victory of the season on Friday night to net on a 40, and Gillespie finished second to net on a 34. Gillespie took his sixth win of the season on Saturday night in the Rounder’s Sports Bar and Grill Special powered by a $3,595 Chevrolet Performance 602 Circle Track Engine to net on a 46, and Riddle took the second spot to net on a 44.

Chuckie Gipson of Tuscumbia, AL made the biggest gain of the weekend, using his last two races to earn full point to climb from seventh to third in the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Modified Sportsman Division point standings.

Gipson finished sixth on Friday night in the Week 16 Make-Up Race at North Alabama Speedway, and then finished fourth in the Week 19 Race on Saturday night at North Alabama Speedway. Gipson now has a 14-week total of 620 points.

David Nichols of Hodges, AL finished tenth on Friday night at NAS and then on Saturday night finished eighth to net on a pair of 36s. Nichols now has a best 14-week total of 613 points and holds down the fourth spot in the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Modified Sportsman Division point standings.

Darren Jewell of Russellville, AL climbed into the Top 5 of the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Modified Sportsman Division point standings using his final race to earn full points on Friday night in the Week 16 Make-Up Race at North Alabama Speedway to turn in an eighth-place finish. Jewell then finished tenth at NAS in the Week 19 Race to net on a 35, and bring his best 14-week total to 603 points.

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.

In other Durrence Layne Chevrolet Modified Sportsman Division Week 19 action, Steve Pate of Heflin, AL drove the Pate Racing Special to his second win of the season on Saturday night in the Jerry Goodwin Challenge at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, AL.

Eric Hickerson of Linden, TN took the win on Saturday night at Thunderhill Raceway in Summertown, TN driving the Zemer Engineering Special powered by a $3,595 Chevrolet Performance 602 Circle Track Engine. The Durrence Layne Chevrolet Modified Sportsman Division race at Camden Speedway in Camden, TN on Saturday night was rained out.

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 8/3/19:

1. 28 Luke Riddle – 689
2. 1g Oakley Gillespie – 686
3. 10 Chuckie Gipson – 620
4. 12 David Nichols – 613
5. 11 Darren Jewell – 603
6. 12 Ron Bailey – 598
7. 246 Seth Johnston – 581
8. 10 Tracy Terrell – 544
9. 99 Blake Cross – 543
10. 92 Blaze Trull – 532

DURRENCE LAYNE CHEVROLET MODIFIED SPORTSMAN DIVISION WEEK 19 RESULTS:

Friday, August 2:

NORTH ALABAMA SPEEDWAY – TUSCUMBIA, AL: (Week 16 Make-Up Race) 1. Luke Riddle; 2. Oakley Gillespie; 3. Bryce Trull; 4. John Smartt; 5. Blaze Trull; 6. Chuckie Gipson; 7. Tracy Terrell; 8. Darren Jewell; 9. Ron Bailey; 10. David Nichols; 11. Alan Lacy.

Saturday, August 3:

NORTH ALABAMA SPEEDWAY – TUSCUMBIA, AL: 1. Oakley Gillespie; 2. Luke Riddle; 3. John Smartt; 4. Chuckie Gipson; 5. Tracy Terrell; 6. Alan Lacy; 7. Tom Provost; 8. David Nichols; 9. Ron Bailey; 10. Darren Jewell.

TALLADEGA SHORT TRACK – EASTABOGA, AL: 1. Steve Pate; 2. Chris Yarbrough; 3. Scottie Hiett; 4. Michael Blakeney; 5. Joseph Champion; 6. Tyler Hurst; 7. Billy Wilkins; 8. Corey Pressley; 9. Michael McCrelles; 10. Dale Stephens; 11. Josh Salisbury; 12. Blake Swann; 13. Paul Poe; 14. Mike Wilkins; 15. Ryan Wilson; 16. Dewayne Littleton.

THUNDERHILL RACEWAY – SUMMERTOWN, TN: 1. Eric Hickerson; 2. Blake Cross; 3. Blaze Trull; 4. Brice Trull; 5. Cord Primm; 6. Bobby Hickman Jr.; 7. Seth Johnston; 8. Matt Dunn; 9. Clayton Groves; 10. Tyler Cox.

CAMDEN SPEEDWAY – CAMDEN, TN: RAINED OUT

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