WINTER SHOOTOUT FINALE FOR DURRENCE LAYNE LATE MODELS IN COCHRAN, GA

WINTER SHOOTOUT FINALE FOR DURRENCE LAYNE LATE MODELS IN COCHRAN, GA

               CARTERSVILLE, GA – The Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series Winter Shootout will contest its final two 2019 races this Friday night and Saturday night at Cochran Motor Speedway in Cochran, GA in the 2nd Annual Cochran Clash.  Friday night’s race will be a $2,000-to-win $200-to-start event, and Saturday night’s race will pay $3,000-to-win and $250 to start.

 

               The complete purse for the Friday night Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series Winter Shootout race will be as follows:  1. $2,000; 2. $1,000; 3. $700; 4. $550; 5. $500; 6. $425; 7. $375; 8. $350; 9. $325; 10. $300; 11. $275; 12. $250; 13. $225; 14-24. $200.

 

               The complete purse for the Saturday night Durrence Layne Chevrolet Winter Shootout race will be as follows:  1. $3,000; 2. $1,250; 3. $850; 4. $700; 5. $650; 6. $550; 7. $500; 8. $450; 9. $400; 10.$375; 11. $350; 12. $300; 13. $260; 14. $260; 15-24. $250.

 

               Jimmy Elliott of Cleveland, TN will be looking for his second straight Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series Winter Shootout Championship.  Elliott won the season opener on January 6 at the 28th Annual Ice Bowl at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, AL.  Elliott finished sixth in Round 2 on February 28, the first of three races at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL.

 

               The next two races at the 8th Annual Bubba Army Winternationals weren’t as kind as the first race at BRP for the Champ.  Elliott was running fifth in the March 1 race, but dropped out on lap 22 of the 40-lap race.  Elliott was caught up in a wreck not of his doing in the 15th Annual Chevrolet Performance World Championship Race on March 2, and finished 24th.

 

               Elliott is one of three drivers that have appeared in all four Durrence Layne Chevrolet Winter Shootout races, that include Shannon Davis of Estill Springs, TN and Todd Hurst of Lineville, AL.  All three are expected for Rounds 5 and 6 this weekend at Cochran Motor Speedway.  Elliott leads the Winter Shootout standings with 310 points.

 

               Kyle Bronson of Brandon, FL is fresh off his unprecedented third-straight Chevrolet Performance World Championship Race win at Bubba Raceway Park on March 2.  In over three years of racing with the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series, Bronson has taken over $55,000 in prize money to the bank.  Bronson, who also took the win in Round 2 on February 28, is second in the Winter Shootout standings with 292 points.

 

               The defending Durrence Layne Dirt Late Model Series National Champion Ashton Winger of Hampton, GA will be at Cochran Motor Speedway this weekend.  Winger finished second in the Chevrolet Performance World Championship Race on March 2.  Also expected is the 2018 Durrence Layne Chevrolet National Championship Runner-up Jake Knowles of Rome, GA.

 

Local favorite Wil Herrington of Hawkinsville, GA will defend his home turf after venturing away from familiar territory and turning in a strong third-place finish in the Chevrolet Performance World Championship Race on March 2 at Bubba Raceway Park.  Herrington also recorded the fastest lap around BRP during a Heat Race for any type of dirt late model at 13.999 seconds.

 

Another local favorite bringing some momentum to his home track is 14-year-old Parker Martin of McIntyre, GA.  Martin made himself known on the national stage of dirt late model racing at the Chevrolet Performance World Championship Race by driving to a tenth-place finish.  It was Martin’s best career finish with the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series.

 

Martin will be competing for the 2019 VP Racing Fuels Young Guns Challenge Series title with the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series.  The VP Racing Fuels Young Guns Challenge Series is for Durrence Layne Chevrolet Late Model drivers that are 18 years of age and younger.  They will compete for a separate point this season.

 

               On Friday, the pit gate at Cochran Motor Speedway opens at 5 p.m. and the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series Pre-Race Registration and Technical Inspection will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  The Drivers Meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. with Hot Laps to follow. 

 

On Saturday, the pit gate opens at 4 p.m., and the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series Pre-Race Registration and Technical Inspection will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.  The Drivers Meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m., with Hot Laps to follow.

 

Cochran Motor Speedway is located at 241 Jim Wimberly Road, Cochran, GA  31014.  For more information call 478-456-4036, or visit the track web site at www.cochranspeedway.com.  You can also Like them on Facebook at Cochran Motor Speedway.

 

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.

 

 

Durrence Layne Chevrolet, Buick, GMC of Claxton, GA is the Title Sponsor of the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Late Models and the Pacesetter Award Sponsor at Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series events.  Durrence Layne Chevrolet, Buick, GMC is one of the nation’s top GM Powertrain and Performance Dealers, with free delivery anywhere in the Southeast.  Chevrolet Performance Parts is an Official Sponsor of the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Late Models.  Hoosier Racing Tire is the Official Tire Sponsor of the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Late Models.  VP Racing Fuels and Lubricants is the Official Race Fuel and Lubricant of the Durrence Layne Late Models, sponsor of the VP Lubricants Starting Box, and the VP Lubricants Smooth Move of the Race Award at Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series events.  Knowles Race Parts and Bodies is the Official Parts Supplier for the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Late Models and the Fast Qualifier Sponsor at National Touring events.  David Smith Carburetors is the Official Carburetor of Durrence Layne Racing.  Fullmoon Graphics is the Official Wrap, Banner, and Sign Company of Durrence Layne Racing.  Durrence Layne Chevrolet Late Model Contingency Sponsors for 2019 are Knowles Racing Parts and Bodies, and Fullmoon Graphics.  2019 Chassis Sponsors are Warrior Race Cars, Rocket Chassis, GRT Race Cars, and CVR Race Cars.