DURRENCE LAYNE CHEVROLET MODIFIED SPORTSMAN DIVISION WEEK 23 ROUND UP

DURRENCE LAYNE CHEVROLET MODIFIED SPORTSMAN DIVISION WEEK 23 ROUND UP

ADAIRSVILLE, GA – Week 23 of the 2019 Durrence Layne Weekly Racing Series saw five Durrence Layne Chevrolet Modified Sportsman races on the schedule over three days. It all started on Friday night at North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, AL when Chuckie Gipson of Tuscumbia, AL took the win in the Week 22 Make-Up Race driving the Service One Transport Special.

Bradley Qualls of Pleasantville, TN picked up his eighth win of the season in the Week 1 Make-Up Race at Thunderhill Raceway in Summertown, TN on Friday night driving the Isabell Construction Special.

Durrence Layne Chevrolet Modified Sportsman point leader Luke Riddle of Hartselle, AL drove the Morgan Machine Special to his 11th win of the season on Saturday night at North Alabama Speedway. Chris Hickerson took the Saturday night win at Thunderhill Raceway, and Michael Blakeney topped a 21-car field to win on Sunday night at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, TN.

Luke Riddle leads the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Modified Sportsman Division point standings with a best 14-week total of 694 points. Riddle was able to net on a 48 with his Week 23 win. Oakley Gillespie of Five Points, TN is second with a best 14-week total of 691 points. Gillespie was unable to net on a 48 after a pair of Week 23 third-place finishes.

With his win in the Week 22 Make-Up Race to net on a 42, and a fourth-place finish in the Week 23 race at North Alabama Speedway on Saturday night to net on a 42, moved Gipson up to the third spot in the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Modified Sportsman Division National standings. Gipson now has a best 14-week total of 647 points.

Tracy Terrell of Russellville, AL is fourth in the National standings with a best 14-week total of 645 points. Terrell used a second-place finish on Friday night at North Alabama Speedway in the Week 22 Make-Up Race to net on a 25, and then finished sixth on Saturday night at NAS to net on a 39 to climb from seventh to fourth in the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Modified Sportsman Division National standings.

Blake Cross of Centerville, TN rounds out the Top 5 in the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Modified Sportsman Division National standings with a best 14-week total of 639 points. Cross used an eighth-place finish in the Week 1 Make-Up Race on Friday night at Thunderhill Raceway to net on a 39.

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 29-week season that concludes on October 13.

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 total 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.

For more complete point standings, 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 9/1/19:

1. 28 Luke Riddle – 694
2. 1g Oakley Gillespie – 691
3. 10 Chuckie Gipson – 647
4. 10 Tracy Terrell – 645
5. 99 Blake Cross – 639
6. 12 David Nichols – 632
7. 12 Ron Bailey – 629
8. 00 Billy Wilkins – 628
9. 11 Darren Jewell – 622
9. 99 Bobby Joe Hickman Jr. – 622

DURRENCE LAYNE CHEVROLET MODIFIED SPORTSMAN DIVISION WEEK 23 RESULTS:

Friday, August 30:

NORTH ALABAMA SPEEDWAY – TUSCUMBIA, AL: (Week 22 Make-Up Race) 1. Chuckie Gipson; 2. Tracy Terrell; 3. Luke Riddle; 4. Ron Bailey; 5. David Nichols; 6. Darren Jewell; 7. Alan Lacy; 8. Chuck Gipson Sr.

THUNDERHILL RACEWAY – SUMMERTOWN, TN: (Week 1 Make-Up Race) 1. Bradley Qualls; 2. Chris Hickerson; 3. Oakley Gillespie; 4. Logan Phillips; 5. Seth Johnston; 6. Bobby Hickman Jr.; 7. Justin Ray; 8. Blake Cross.

Saturday, August 31:

NORTH ALABAMA SPEEDWAY – TUSCUMBIA, AL: 1. Luke Riddle; 2. Ron Bailey; 3. Oakley Gillespie; 4. Chuckie Gipson; 5. John Smartt; 6. Tracy Terrell; 7. David Nichols; 8. Tim Provost; 9. Alan Lacy; 10. Darren Jewell; 11. Matt Dunn; 12. Dwight Quillen DNS.

THUNDERHILL RACEWAY – SUMMERTOWN, TN: 1. Chris Hickerson; 2. Blake Cross; 3. Bobby Hickman Jr.; 4. Justin Ray; 5. Gannon Pritchard; 6. Seth Johnston; 7. Logan Phillips DNS.

Sunday, September 1:

TALLADEGA SHORT TRACK – EASTABOGA, AL: 1. Michael Blakeney; 2. Luke Riddle; 3. Billy Wilkins; 4. Steve Pate; 5. Carlton Freeman; 6. Greg Wilkins; 7. Joseph Champion; 8. Corey Pressley; 9. Brian Ferguson; 10. Justin Ray; 11. Paul Poe; 12. Dustin Connor; 13. Dale Stephens; 14. Blake Swann; 15. Kevin Higgins; 16. Sonja Newton; 17. Josh Salisbury; 18. Ryan Wilson; 19. Lewis Quinn; 20. Craig Hurst; 21. Michael McCrelles.

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