Miller Hot, But Burroughs Steams to Thunderhill SRRS Checkers

By Janet Sandrell

SUMMERTOWN, Tenn. - April 10. The "Birmingham Bullet", Anthony Burroughs, took the PPM Race Products Southern Regional Racing Series checkered flag at Thunderhill Raceway Saturday. Starting the 40-lap, $3,000 to win feature on the outside pole, Burroughs inherited the lead after front runner Daniel Miller’s engine overheated, and led the remainder.

Gentry - Fields

One of the the area's most popular and most potent competitors, David Gentry rumbles underneath #F26 Mark Fields on his way to fifth place at Thunderhill. (Connie Putnam)

Burroughs also earned Shy Suspension and Base Racing Fuels feature winner awards.

Out of 30 entries from five states, Miller set fastest time in qualifying, securing the pole starting position and the Star Grafix Fast Time Award. Miller took the lead on the start of the race and was in another time zone until his engine overheated, putting him out for the night. On the restart of the race, Burroughs checked out and held on to take the checkered flag.

Mark Fields took a wild ride on lap 20 when he went off the top of the track on the front straight-away just before turn one. Fields wasn’t injured, but that

King - Cook

Brandon King and #53 Ray Cook mix it up before Cook advances to second in the final rundown at Thunderhill. (Connie Putnam)

put an end to the night for him. Ray Cook made a late race charge to finish second, followed by Jacob Grizzle, Tony Morris and David Gentry. Series rookie Grizzle’s third place finish moved him to the top spot in the points standings.

The top nine drivers that locked into the feature through qualifying were Daniel Miller, Tony Morris, Ray Cook, Anthony Burroughs, Jerry Owens, Jacob Grizzle, Seth Daniel, Brandon King, and David Gentry.

The winner of B-Main number one and drivers transferring to the main event were Mark Fields, Kelly HanveyJackson, Chuck Proctor, and Jimmy Tucker. The winner of B-Main number two was McElhiney, followed by Bo Shirley, Ben Kittrell, and Ben Davis. The winner of B-Main number three was Jay Brinkley, followed by Eric Hickerson, Brett Wyatt, and Jeremy Glasgow. Rounding out the 24 car starting line up were series’ provisionals Caleb Ashby and Joe Denby, who earned recognition as the race's hard charger by racing from 23rd to 14th.

Shirley - Ashby

Northeast Alabama racer Bo Shirley and Tennessee's Caleb Ashby race for position in SRRS action at Thunderhill Raceway. (Connie Putnam)

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