DURRENCE LAYNE CHEVROLET LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN DIVISION WEEK 19 ROUND UP

DURRENCE LAYNE CHEVROLET LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN DIVISION WEEK 19 ROUND UP

ADAIRSVILLE, GA – Week 19 saw a big shift in the Top 5 of the 2019 Durrence Layne Chevrolet Late Model Sportsman Division National point standings, as several drivers earned full points with a Week 16 Make-Up Race, and points earned for this week. At the completion of Week 19 competition, nine of the top ten drivers in the point standings have reached the 14-week mark.

Bryson Mitchell of Russellville, AL remains the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Late Model Sportsman Division point leader with a 14-week total of 680 points. Mitchell finished third on Friday night in the Week 16 Make-Up Race on Friday night at North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, AL to net on a 41.

Mitchell returned to North Alabama Speedway on Saturday night to drive the Sparks Energy Rocket to his ninth Durrence Layne Weekly Racing Series win of the season to net on another 41. Mitchell now holds a 24-point lead over Cruz Wallace of Tuscumbia, AL. Wallace reached the 14-week mark of his season with a fifth-place finish on Friday night at North Alabama Speedway. Wallace finished sixth on Saturday night at NAS to net on a 41.

Blake Ray of Russellville, AL moved from sixth to third in the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Late Model Sportsman Division point standings, earning full points in two races. Ray took the second spot on Friday night at North Alabama Speedway, and finished seventh at NAS on Saturday night to bring his 14-week total to 655 points.

Tony Chaney of Tuscumbia, AL also used nights of full point racing to climb from the eighth spot to fourth in the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Late Model Sportsman Division National standings with 633 points. Chaney ran ninth in the Week 16 Make-Up Race at North Alabama Speedway on Friday night and then finished fourth at NAS on Saturday night.

Morgen Lambert of Booneville, MS dropped from fourth to fifth in the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Late Model Sportsman Division National standings. Lambert finished 14th at North Alabama Speedway in the Week 16 Make-Up Race on Friday night to reach the 14- week mark earning 41 points. Lambert did not compete in Week 19 competition, and has a 14-week total of 618 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 Late Model 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 Late Model Sportsman Week 19 action, Donovan Henry of Muscle Shoals, AL won the Week 16 Make-Up Race on Friday night at North Alabama Speedway in the Cabinet Solutions Rocket. Tony Shelton of Steens, MS drove the B&S Salvage Special to a 40-point win on Friday night at Columbus Speedway in Columbus, MS.

Cole Brown of Cullman, AL was the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Late Model Sportsman Division winner on Saturday night at ECM Speedway in Arkadelphia, AL driving the Wilkins Logistics Special. Justin Angle of Anniston, AL took the win on Saturday night at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, AL in the Randy’s Tree Service Special.

Nick Thrash of Meridian, MS drove the McDevitt Enterprises GRT to victory on Saturday night at Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, MS. The Durrence Layne Chevrolet Late Model Sportsman Division Race at Camden Speedway in Camden, TN was rained out.

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

DURRENCE LAYNE CHEVROLET LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN DIVISION POINT STANDINGS THROUGH 8/3/19:

1. 46 Bryson Mitchell – 680
2. 14 Cruz Wallace – 656
3. 17 Blake Ray – 655
4. 99 Tony Chaney – 633
5. M77 Morgen Lambert – 618
6. 16 Heather Lowe – 610
7. 14 Brian Murray – 602
7. 20 Victoria Purcell – 602
9. 15 Austin Steele – 595
10. 7 Jake Graves – 588

DURRENCE LAYNE CHEVROLET LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN DIVISION WEEK 19 RESULTS:

Friday, August 2:

NORTH ALABAMA SPEEDWAY – TUSCUMBIA, AL: (Week 16 Make-Up Race) 1. Donovan Henry; 2. Blake Ray; 3. Bryson Mitchell; 4. Austin Steele; 5. Cruz Wallace; 6. Colton Leyendecker; 7. Chuckie Gipson; 8. Chance Landers; 9. Tony Chaney; 10. Gary Jones; 11. Zach Roach; 12. Logan Moore; 13. Jake Graves; 14. Morgen Lambert.

COLUMBUS SPEEDWAY – COLUMBUS, MS: 1. Tony Shelton; 2. Brian Hollis; 3. Heather Lowe; 4. Jimmy Anderson; 5. Russ Brasel.

Saturday, August 3:

ECM SPEEDWAY – ARKADELPHIA, AL: 1. Cole Brown; 2. Doodle Lowe; 3. Sherman Everette; 4. Heather Lowe; 5. Brian Murray; 6. Sam Ramsey; 7. Victoria Purcell; 8. Wayne Tidwell; 9. Logan Moore; 10. Josh Stansell; 11. Randy Fowler; 12. Joshua Anderson; 13. Silas Hamm; 14. Brayden Williams; 15. Chase Henson DNS; 16. Johnny Faucett DNS.

NORTH ALABAMA SPEEDWAY – TUSCUMBIA, AL: 1. Bryson Mitchell; 2. Donovan Henry; 3. Austin Steele; 4. Tony Chaney; 5. Chance Landers; 6. Cruz Wallace; 7. Blake Ray; 8. Chuckie Gipson; 9. Chris Bentley; 10. Jake Graves.

TALLADEGA SHORT TRACK – EASTABOGA, AL: 1. Justin Angle; 2. Buddy George; 3. Lane Shuler; 4. Brandon Crosby; 5. Tony Thompson; 6. Kevin Walls; 7. Jared Gray; 8. Nicholas Kimbrell; 9. Randy Holder; 10. Brian Qualls; 11. Ryan King; 12. Todd Hurst; 13. Jake Hollis.

WHYNOT MOTORSPORTS PARK – MERIDIAN, MS: 1. Nick Thrash; 2. Wiley Williams; 3. Josh
Thomas; 4. Zack Owens; 5. Rick Hasselle; 6. Brian Jones; 7. Chad McCool; 8. Chase Williams; 9. Dawson Simpson; 10. Keith House; 11. Jimmy Anderson; 12. Tody Ratcliff; 13. Brant Tirello; 14. Jay Thompson.

CAMDEN SPEEDWAY – CAMDEN, TN: RAINED OUT

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