OWNBEY OWNS DURRENCE LAYNE CHEVROLET DLMS NIGHT TWO AT TSTCrate Racin USA
EASTABOGA, AL – John Ownbey of Cleveland, TN owned Night 2 of NASCAR Weekend for the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series on Saturday night at Talladega Short Track. After making several changes to his Orr Brothers Construction Kryptonite, Ownbey set fast time, and then led all 50 laps of the main event to take the $2,500 win.
“We were experimenting with the car last night, and it wasn’t real good, so today we came back and changed eight or ten things on it,” Ownbey said. “It was good right out of the box tonight, so we just left it alone and it worked.”
After winning on Friday night, Jake Knowles of Rome, GA finished second on Saturday night in the Knowles Race Parts and Bodies Special after being collected in a lap 17 tangle that spoiled the handling on his race car. Knowles leaves Talladega Short Track with a two-point lead over Ownbey in the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series National point standings.
Jake Rainey of Hiram, GA had his best finish of his young career with a third-place showing in the Wren’s Body Shop Special. The 15-year-old VP Racing Fuels Young Guns Challenge Series driver was also the Cruise With The Champions Rookie of the Race.
David Kay of Munford, AL took the fourth spot in the Kay Racing Special, and Dylan Knowles of Lanett, AL was fifth in the K-Line Logistics Rocket. Grant Pearl of Anniston, AL finished sixth in the Pearl Racing Special, and Tyler Wood of Hohenwald, TN started 18th in the Johns Timber Special and came home seventh to earn the Knowles Race Parts and Bodies Hard Charger Award, and the Fullmoon Graphics “Lucky 7” Award.
T.J. Brittain of Centre, AL drove the Brittain Hauling Warrior to an eighth-place finish and Jadon Frame of Decherd, TN was ninth in the Frame Racing Rocket. Tyler Sanders of Dublin, GA rounded out the top ten in the H.C. Roland Construction Special.
In preliminary action, Ownbey pocketed $200 from Boyd Bilt Fabricators and Southern Addiction Outdoors for setting Fast Time among the 42 entrants with a lap around Talladega Short Track in 15.088 seconds. The four KRC B-Main Races were won by Kay, Brittain, Cruz Skinner of Oxford, AL in the Skinner’s Body Shop Rocket, and Todd Morrow of Lafayette, AL in the ATM Racing Special.
Ownbey took the lead at the start of the race followed by Rainey, Bubba Pollard of Senoia, GA, Jake Knowles and Dylan Knowles. The first of four caution flags came out on lap three when Pollard spun the Race Car Engineering Special in turn two collecting Marcus Minga of Shannon, MS in the B&M Salvage Rocket and Andy Picklesimer of Ooltewah, TN in the Hyma Motorsports Special.
The field lined up for the Dixie-Style Double-File Restart. Ownbey had Rainey, Jake Knowles, Dylan Knowles, Pearl and Brittain doubled up behind him. It was the Jake and Jake show on the restart with Knowles getting by Rainey for second. Ownbey pulled away followed by two Jakes and two Knowles in the order of Jake Knowles, Jake Rainey and Dylan Knowles.
The yellow caution bulb was lit up on lap seven when 86-year-old legend Red Farmer of Hueytown, AL spun the Long-Lewis Ford Rocket in turn one. Farmer was the first car to retire from the race and he received the Keyser Manufacturing Hard Luck Award.
The top ten for the double-file restart was Ownbey, Jake Knowles, Rainey, Dylan Knowles, Pearl, Kay, Morrow, Brittain, Frame, and Wood. Ownbey pulled out to a half-straightaway lead over Knowles by the time he reached the cars on the tail end of the lead lap on lap 12. Jake Knowles and Rainey closed in to try and challenge the leader.
Ownbey was caught behind two cars battling for position in front of him. Going into turn one on lap 19, Ownbey made a banzai move to go between the two cars. Contact was made, and the lapped car of Jimmy Thomas of Phenix City, AL spun in front of Jake Knowles. Knowles crashed into Thomas’ Jenwood, Inc. Special and Brittain was also collected to bring out the caution flag.
Rainey made the right move at the right time to keep from getting collected in the tangle, and that earned the youngster the VP Racing Lubricants Slick Move of the Race Award. Thomas was ticketed with the caution flag, while Knowles and Brittain were able to continue in the spots they were running in for the double-file restart.
Ownbey pulled away to an eight car-length advantage over Jake Knowles on the restart followed by Rainey, Dylan Knowles, Pearl, Kay, Morrow, Brittain, Wood, and Frame. At the halfway point, Ownbey had stretched out to a full straightaway lead over Jake Knowles. Kay and Morrow both got by Pearl on lap 26 to take over the fifth and sixth spots respectively.
The big lead Ownbey had was gone on lap 34 when Morrow stalled out of the sixth spot in turn two to bring out the final caution flag of the race. The top ten for the double-file restart was Ownbey, Jake Knowles, Rainey, Dylan Knowles, Kay, Pearl, Wood, Frame, Brittain and Skinner. Kay was able to get by Dylan Knowles for the fourth spot on the restart.
Ownbey once again pulled away from Jake Knowles when the green flag came back out, and with ten laps to go in the race, Ownbey had a full straightaway lead over Friday night’s winner. Ownbey went unchallenged in the final ten tours to take a 3.662 second margin of victory under the checkered flag.
The next two events on the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series schedule of events will be during the Memorial Day Holiday Weekend. The series will visit Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, MS on Saturday night, May 25 for a $2,500-to-win 50-lap race. Then it’s on to Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, MS for a $2,000-to-win 40-lap race on Sunday night, May 26.
For more information and rules about the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series, visit the series web site at www.durrencelayneracing.com, or visit the series on Facebook at Durrence Layne Racing. You can follow us on Twitter @DurrenceLayneRacing.
OFFICIAL RESULTS OF ROUND 2 AT TALLADEGA SHORT TRACK IN EASTABOGA, AL ON 4/27/19:
POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN LAPS $ WON
1. 1 J0 John Ownbey Cleveland, TN 50 $2,700
2. 4 66 Jake Knowles Rome, GA 50 $1,250
3. 2 87 Jake Rainey (R-YG) Hiram, GA 50 $850
4. 7 K5 David Kay Munford, GA 50 $700
5. 6 66k Dylan Knowles Lanett, AL 50 $650
6. 5 8 Grant Pearl Anniston, AL 50 $550
7. 18 17jr Tyler Wood Hohenwald, TN 50 $500
8. 8 05 T.J. Brittain Centre, AL 50 $450
9. 14 J8 Jadon Frame (R) Decherd, TN 50 $400
10. 12 21 Tyler Sanders Dublin, GA 50 $375
11. 22 27 Brad Berry Attalla, AL 50 $350
12. 9 11 Cruz Skinner (R) Oxford, AL 50 $300
13. 11 C6 Oakley Johns Hohenwald, TN 50 $280
14. 23 19 Marcus Minga Shannon, MS 50 $260
15. 24 23 Ahnna Parkhurst Evans, GA 50 $250
16. 17 10 Kyle Clifton Ranburne, AL 45 $250
17. 10 T1 Todd Morrow Lafayette, AL 32 $250
18. 19 P1 Andy Picklesimer Ooltewah, TN 32 $250
19. 16 H2 Todd Hurst Lineville, AL 28 $250
20. 13 94 Jordan Hedger Crittenden, KY 24 $250
21. 15 22 Jimmy Thomas Phenix City, AL 17 $250
22. 3 26 Bubba Pollard Senoia, GA 13 $250
23. 21 24 Tanner Collins Franklin, GA 12 $250
24. 20 F97 Red Farmer Hueytown, AL 6 $250
BOYD BILT FABRICATORS/SOUTHERN ADDICTION OUTDOORS FAST QUALIFIER: Ownbey, 15.055 Seconds
PROVISIONALS: Minga and Parkhurst
LEAD CHANGES: None
LAPS LED: Ownbey, 1-50
KNOWLES RACE PARTS AND BODIES HARD CHARGER: Wood (started 18th and finished 7th)
VP RACING LUBRICANTS SLICK MOVE OF THE RACE: Rainey
FULLMOON GRAPHICS LUCKY 7 AWARD: Wood
KEYSER MANUFACTURING HARD LUCK AWARD: Farmer
CRUISE WITH THE CHAMPIONS ROOKIE OF THE RACE: Rainey
KRC HEAT RACE WINNER AWARD: Kay, Brittain, C. Skinner, and Morrow
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 3.662 Seconds
TIME OF THE RACE: 30 Minutes and 25.861 Seconds
NEXT EVENT: May 25, Whynot Motorsports Park, Meridian, MS, $2,500-to-win, 50-laps
BOYD BILT FABRICATORS/SOUTHERN ADDICTION OUTDOORS GROUP QUALIFYING (Top 3 In Each Group Transfer To Main Event):
|1||87||Jake Rainey – R-YG||Hiram, GA||Capital||15.154|
|2||66k||Dylan Knowles||Lanett, AL||Rocket||15.159|
|3||66||Jake Knowles||Rome, GA||Longhorn||15.272|
|4||K5||David Kay||Munford, AL||Rocket||15.279|
|5||21||Tyler Sanders||Dublin, GA||Capital||15.295|
|6||C6||Oakley Johns||Hohenwald, TN||Pierce||15.369|
|7||05||T.J. Brittain||Centre, AL||Warrior||15.377|
|8||23||Ahnna Parkhurst||Evans, GA||Bloomquist||15.385|
|9||17||Brad Skinner||Spring Hill, TN||Rocket||15.449|
|10||22||Jimmy Thomas||Phenix City, AL||Scorpion||15.469|
|11||H2||Todd Hurst||Lineville, AL||Rocket||15.481|
|12||5||Mike Combs||Odenville, AL||Rocket||15.482|
|13||14||Wil Herrington||Hawkinsville, GA||CVR||15.483|
|14||1||Sterling Freeman||Pell City, AL||Warrior||15.532|
|15||F97||Red Farmer||Hueytown, AL||Rocket||15.541|
|16||P1||Andy Picklesimer||Ooltewah, TN||Longhorn||15.561|
|17||C66||Donald Johns||Summertown, TN||Pierce||15.637|
|18||15||Jason Britton||Alexander City, AL||TNT||15.648|
|19||B97||Lee Burdett||Hueytown, AL||GRT||15.726|
|20||50||Ty Roberts||Birmingham, AL||Capital||15.859|
|21||3h||Randy Holder||Anniston, AL||GRT||DQ-LT|
|1||J0||John Ownbey||Cleveland, TN||Kryptonite||15.055|
|2||26||Bubba Pollard||Senoia, GA||Longhorn||15.082|
|3||8||Grant Pearl||Anniston, AL||Rocket||15.098|
|4||6||Clay Harris (YG)||Jupiter, FL||Rocket||15.231|
|5||J8||Jadon Frame – R||Decherd, TN||Rocket||15.248|
|6||11||Cruz Skinner – R||Oxford, AL||Rocket||15.272|
|7||T1||Todd Morrow||Lafayette, AL||Platinum||15.299|
|8||116||Cameron Weaver||Crossville, TN||Longhorn||15.335|
|9||19||Marcus Minga||Shannon, MS||Rocket||15.375|
|10||94||Jordan Hedger||Crittenden, KY||Club 29||15.398|
|11||17jr||Tyler Wood||Hohenwald, TN||Pierce||15.454|
|12||10||Kyle Clifton||Ranburne, AL||Rocket||15.485|
|13||27||Brad Berry||Attalla, AL||Rocket||15.488|
|14||24||Tanner Collins||Franklin, GA||Rocket||15.507|
|15||17||Adam Gauldin||Sylacauga, AL||Rocket||15.541|
|16||21||Kody Barber||Bogalusa, LA||Trak-Star||15.551|
|17||33||Eric Cooley||Fulton, MS||Rocket||15.582|
|18||3||Heath Carr||Ashland, AL||Mastersbilt||15.745|
|19||14jr||Victor Turner Jr.||Pell City, AL||Rocket||15.817|
|20||40||David Culver||Sylvan Springs, AL||GRT||16.028|
|21||110||Ricky Culpepper||Hamilton, GA||Longhorn||DQ-LT|
KRC POWER STEERING B-MAIN RACES (Top 4 Transfer To Main Event):
1ST B-MAIN: 1. Kay; 2. O. Johns; 3. Thomas; 4. Picklesimer; 5. Parkhurst; 6. Combs; 7. Freeman; 8. Roberts; 9. Britton.
2ND B-MAIN: 1. Brittain; 2. Sanders; 3. Hurst; 4. Farmer; 5. Herrington; 6. B. Skinner; 7. D. Johns; 8. Holder; 9. Burdett.
3RD B-MAIN: 1. C. Skinner (R); 2. Hedger; 3. Clifton; 4. Collins; 5. Barber; 6. Culver; 7. Weaver; 8. Carr; 9. Harris (YG).
4TH B-MAIN: 1. Morrow; 2. Frame (R); 3. Wood; 4. Berry; 5. Minga; 6. Cooley; 7. Gauldin; 8. Turner DNS; 9. Culpepper DNS.
DURRENCE LAYNE CHEVROLET DIRT LATE MODEL SERIES POINT STANDINGS THROUGH 4/27/19:
- 66 Jake Knowles – 196
2. J0 John Ownbey – 194
3. K5 David Kay – 180
4. J8 Jadon Frame (R) – 178
5. 05 T.J. Britton – 176
6. 8 Grant Pearl – 174
7. 66k Dylan Knowles – 170
8. 17jr Tyler Wood – 168
9. 11 Cruz Skinner (R) – 166
10. 87 Jake Rainey (R-YG) – 156
11. 21 Tyler Sanders – 146
12. 19 Marcus Minga – 144
13. C6 Oakley Johns – 138
14. 22 Jimmy Thomas – 132
15. P1 Andy Picklesimer – 120
R – DENOTES CRUISE WITH THE CHAMPIONS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR CANDIDATE
YG – DENOTES VP RACING FUELS YOUNG GUN CHALLENGE SERIES DRIVER
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