Ronnie Johnson and "support staff" at North
Johnson Takes Third Series Win at North Georgia
CHATSWORTH, Ga. - July 24. Timmy Millwood and Tom Peters of North Georgia Speedway welcomed the
PPM Race Products Southern Regional Racing Series Super Late Model Series (SRRS) to their facility. With 32 top
drivers representing five states registered in for the 40 lap, $3,000 to win feature race, Ronnie Johnson
capitalized on Randy Weaver's mechanical misfortunes to claim the win.
Weaver quickly took the lead on the start of the race and held on as fourth starting Johnson
moved up and challenge him for the lead, but it was a broken racecar that would retire Weaver for the
night. Johnson led the rest of the 40 laps to take the checkered and the $3,000 jackpot. Second place went to Riley
Hickman, who raced from 14th place. Hickman was followed by Derek Ellis (Chatsworth, Ga.), Skip Arp
(Georgetown, Tenn.) and Brandon Kinzer (Allen, Ky.).
Fast qualifier for the night was Weaver, of Crossville, Tenn., with a
12.89 lap time. This would secure Weaver the inside pole starting position for the main event. The rest of
the top nine qualifiers that would lock into the feature were David Payne, Kevin Gibson (Ringgold, Ga.),
Ronnie Johnson (Chattanooga, Tenn.), Skip Arp (Georgetown, Tenn.), Bobby Giffin (Maryville, Tenn.), Dusty Carver (Englewood,
Tenn.), Brad Coffey (Maryville, Tenn.), Gary McPherson (Dalton, Ga.).
July 24 - SRRS - North Georgia Speedway
1) Ronnie Johnson, 2) Riley Hickman, 3) Derek Ellis, 4)
Skip Arp, 5) Brandon Kinzer, 6) Jay Brinkley, (7) Kevin Gibson, 8) Brad Coffey, 9) Chris Brown, 10)
Anthony Burroughs, 11) Gary McPherson, 12) Bobby Mayse, 13) Shawn Chastain, 14) Mike Weeks, 15) Josh
Putnam, 16) Jacob Grizzle (prov.), 17) Tony Morris (prov.), 18) Brett Wyatt, 19) Todd Morrow, 20) Randy
Weaver, 21) David Payne, 22) Gabe Wilson, 23) Dusty Carver, 24) Bobby Giffin.
Fast Time (32
entries): Weaver (12.89 secs.); Heat winners: Ellis, Kinzer, Putnam