All Roberts at Cherokee Speedway
GAFFNEY, S.C. - July 16. Casey Roberts led flag-to-flag at the storied Cherokee Speedway to capture his fourth
career Southern Nationals Series triumph on Thursday.
After setting fast time during qualifying, Roberts paced the stout field for all 35 circuits to claim the
$3,500 payday. Dennis Franklin trailed throughout to finish second, while Ross Bailes held down third until he
slipped out of the groove and let Jonathan Davenpprt sneak by. Seventh starter John Pursley, Jr. slipped by Bailes
later in the race to finish fourth.
World of Outlaws Late Model Series regular Clint Smith worked his way by ten competitors to earn a sixth place
finish and Hard Charger honors.
July 15 - Southern Nationals: Cherokee
1) Casey Roberts, 2) Dennis Franklin, 3) Jonathan
Davenport, 4) John Pursley, Jr., 5) Ross Bailes, 6) Clint Smith, 7) Tommy Kerr, 8) Ronny Lee
Hollingsworth, 9) Tony Knowles, 10) Brian Booze, 11) Chris Brown, 12) Jeff Smith, 13) Kenny Compton,
Jr., 14) Scott Creel, 15) Mike Collins, 16) John Pursley, Sr., 17) John Henderson, 18) Vic Hill, 19)
Brent Dixon, 20) Ethan Hunter (prov.), 21) Mike Gault (prov.), 22) Jeff Cooke, 23) G.R. Smith, 24)
Fast Time (31 entries): Casey Roberts (15.392); B-Main winners: Scott Creel, Chris Ferguson