- Sept. 3 - Whynot Motorsports Park by Sam Holbrooks


NeSmith: Harrod's Stock Rises With Whynot Win

Roby Helm

MERIDIAN, Miss. - Sept. 3. Larry Harrod of Plains, Ga. won the "NOS Energy Drink 75" for the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series National Tour on Saturday at Whynot Motorsports Park.  “The Big Tree” held off challenges from several drivers in a three-wide battle for the lead in lapped traffic to post his second win of the season.

In addition to taking the $5,000 top prize, Harrod also takes over the series "Rookie of the Year" point lead and the fourth spot in the series point standings.

Harrod raced for the lead with Mike Boland, local veteran Larry Murphy, and the defending series champion Eric Cooley of Fulton, Miss. in heavy lapped traffic.  The only time it seemed anyone could get close to Harrod was in traffic, as Murphy led the 46th lap, but it was Harrod leading all of the rest of them.

“When we were in lapped traffic, I knew everyone was coming and I gave up the lead for a lap before I could find my line to get the lead back,” Harrod said.  “The last time we were here in June we learned a lot that we put to use this weekend, and it worked.  The first part of the race, my car worked so well I never lifted off the throttle.”

Harrod ran up on lapped traffic again in the closing laps of the race, but it was not enough time for Boland to close in to make a challenge.  Boland had to settle for second, and Murphy took the third spot. 


Whynot Motorsports Park - Sept. 3rd
1) Larry Harrod, 2) Mike Boland, 3) Larry Murphy, 4) Eric Cooley, 5) Charlie Henderson, 6) Johnny Stokes, 7) Cliff Williams, 8) Chris Ragan, 9) Jim McDuffie, 10) Todd Morrow, 11) Matthew Turner, 12) Chris McElhenney, 13) Terrance Nowell, 14) Michael Blount, 15) Shannon Lee, 16) Chip Brindle, 17) Lucky Keeton, 18) Josh Huss, 19) Evan Ellis, 20) Rodney Wing, 21) Marcus Minga, 22) Justin McRee, 23) Roger Rolison, 24) Monte Skinner

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