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Billy Ogle in Victory Lane

Billy Ogle, Jr. after his "Charles Trammell Memorial" win. (Allen Earl photo)

 

Ogle - Hill

Eventual "Chales Trammell Memorial" winner Billy Ogle, ducked through this scrap with #1` Vic Hill and other cars to ultimately make his way to the front at Tazewell. (Michael Moats)

 

Ogle Reels in "Charles Trammell Memorial" Race Win at Tazewell

By Allen Earl

  

TAZEWELL, Tenn. - April 10. The 2010 racing season at the Gary Hall owned speedplant nicknamed the "Taz" got underway on a beautiful Saturday evening with the "Charles Trammell Memorial".  Billy Ogle, Jr. of Knoxville powered by Rick Rogers on lap 36 to claim his first win of the 2010 season.

 

The opening race was dedicated to the life of Charles Trammell, a much decorated and dedicated racer and fan of Tazewell Speedway, and foining Tazewell Speedway for its first-time sanctioning of a "Taz" event was C.J.

 

Three wide at Tazewell

Back at mid-field, second generation racer Jack Trammell looks underneath #01 Arnie Fields and #81 Aaron Ridley at Tazewell. (Michael Moats)

Rayburn's National All Stars Racing Association (NASRA).  

 

Rick Rogers got the early advantage until an incident left Jeff Wolfenbarger stopped on the inside of the track, where Brad Albright had earlier found the wall.  After the racers were regrouped, Rogers shot out to a good lead, but as the cars circled the track to begin lap four, David Webb was leading, and Steve Smith was into second place, looking to strike. 

 

On lap nine, Rogers had battled back to the point, but caution slowed the pace when contact left Vic Hill and Ogle stopped on the track.  Ogle was able to

 

Ridley wreck

Aaron Ridley parked his #81 atop Dustin Linville's #8 car at one point at Tazewell, but Ridley was able to keep going for the restart. (Michael Moats)

drive away but the Hill machine was too damaged to continue.  Mike Weeks came out of the smoke and dust in third, just behind Webb and Rogers. 

 

A lap 10 crash left Brian Smith damaged, and Wayne Chinn and Aaron Ridley hooked together on the frontstretch, while the field also had to slow to miss the #11 car of Bobby Wolter, Jr.   Another lap 10 crash halted the race restart when Dustin Linville and Aaron Ridley found trouble on the frontstretch.  Ridley escaped and was able to continue, despite wreckes having to pull his car from atop the racecar of Linville. 

 

The leader Webb found trouble as the race tried to resume and he gave the point once again over to Rogers, with Weeks second and Kerr third as flagman Bruce Caylor tried yet another lap 10 restart for the 12 remaining cars. 

 

Webb - Chinn

David Webb rallies to pull ahead of #1 Wayne Chinn at Tazewell.  Webb held an early lead until running into trouble midway through the race. (Michael Moats)

 

With the race running under green for awhile, Ogle slid boldly around Kerr and into second, and lap 36 saw Ogle pass Rogers at the flagstand, then power away with the win over Rogers, Kerr, Weeks and Mike Marlar. 

 

After climbing from his Calhouns Resturant, Kilby Equipment, Grady and King Construction, Gabby's Alternator, Corvette bodied, #201, Ogle talked about his race, "We tried a setup that we thought would be good for a dry-slick track and I believe that it helped us in the end."  Asked about a bold maneuver to

 

Aaron Ridley and Christian Rayburn

 

Aaron Ridley (left) and Christian Rayburn during some "down time" at Tazewell. (Michael Moats)

 

 clear two cars in about 200 feet, he added, "I took the high side and had such a momentum run that I just had to wobble between them like passing cars on an interstate.  I just knew I had to make the move and didn't know if I had them cleared or not." 

 

The Tazewell Late Model win went to Jason Welshan, his first ever at Tazewell.

Billy Ogle, Jr. - Steve Smith

Billy Ogle, Jr. races by veteran Steve Smith en route to htaking over the lead and the win in the NASRA "Charles Trammell Memorial" race at Tazewell Speedway. (Michael Moats)

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