- July 2 - Penton Raceway by Sam Holbrooks


NeSmith Racing Series: Thomas Continues Penton Success


Roby Helm


PENTON, AL – The numbers were working for William Thomas of Phenix City, Ala. on Saturday night at Penton Raceway. His car number is 22, and in his second NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series race of the season, he took his second win in the “Stars and Stripes 50 and his second straight win at Penton, driving the J.W. Miller Land and Timber Special. 


It was a clean sweep for Thomas as he set fast time among the 31 entrants with a lap around the 3/8-mile clay oval in 14.420 seconds to earn the pole position for the main event, and he led all 50 laps of the race to win with a 2.609 second margin of victory over Tod Darda of LaGrange, Ga.


The only time Darda could get close to Thomas was on restarts and on one occasion in lapped traffic, an episode Thomas remembered well.


 “I really had one close call in lapped traffic as we went three-wide in the corner, and I made contact with someone and almost had to stop,” Thomas said. “Other than that, it was a good race for this new car, and the first win for it.”


Chase Edge of Lafayette, Ala. took the third spot in the Edge’s Gas Company Special and was the VP Racing Fuels Rookie of the Race. Bob Robertson of Evans, Ga. finished fourth in the Huddle House Special, and NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series point leader Dan Breuer of Troutman, N.C. drove the AES Racing Special to a fifth-place finish.



NeSmith Racing Series - Penton Raceway
1) Williams Thomas, 2) Tod Darda, 3) Chase Edge, 4) Bob Robertson, 5) Dan Breuer, 6) Russ Ogletree, 7) Chris Cantrell, 8) Ryan King, 9) Matthew Turner, 10) David Earl Gentry, 11) Jake Teague, 12) Chris Wilson, 13) Mark Rosner, 14) Oliver Gentry, 15) Steve Cooke, 16) Frank Wilson, 17) Mark Tice, 18) Paul Walters, 19) Shannon Lee, 20) Dana Eiland, 21) Allen Netherland, 22) Cord Dodgen, 23) Richie Stephens, 24) Larry Harrod 


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Other Results from October 1-2

Brushcreek Motorsports Complex - Heritage/Bill Bob Weekend

MSCC at Jackson Motor Speedway

Western All Stars at Antioch Speedway and Merced Raceway

Total Seal Late Model Series at Canyon Speedway Park

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Top 50 Drivers For Period Ending 09-25-11

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Calumet County Fairgrounds "Chilton Fall Invitational" - Russ Scheffler

Russ Scheffler at Calumet Co. Fairgrounds

Billed as "the largest race at the smallest track in Wisconsin", the Calumet Co. "Fall Invitational" played out on Sept. 23-24,  and Russ Scheffler drove his #74 to the win in the event. (Michael Esser)

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