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Parker gets $2,000 Road Show win at Charlotte

May 29, 2011, 2:22 am
From track reports
Ron Parker celebrates at Charlotte. (Gary Laster)
Ron Parker celebrates at Charlotte. (Gary Laster)

CONCORD, N.C. (May 28) — Polesitter Ron Parker of Lawndale, N.C., cruised to a victory in the 25-lap NDRA Road Show feature for Crate Late Models on Saturday at the Dirt Track at Charlotte. Parkers's $2,000 victory in the series opener was on the undercard of the Circle K NOS Energy Outlaw Showdown, a World of Outlaws sprint car event won by Paul McMahan. | Slideshow

Parker nearly ran into trouble when he spun out the No. 5 of Chase McCormick on the 14th lap, but nothing could stop him as he crossed the finish line in front of runner-up Jimmy Schiltz of Taylorsville, N.C., and Zack Mitchell of Enoree, S.C. The race was postponed 24 hours by Friday rain.

Besides the Parker-McCormick tangle, among accidents was when Dennis Franklin had to lift to avoid a spinning car in turn three and collected fellow consolation race winner Ryan Atkins.

Parker leads NDRA's City Chevrolet-sponsored weekly points with more than 10 victories so far in 2011.

NDRA Road Show @ Charlotte: (1) Ron Parker, (2) Jimmy Schiltz, (3) Zack Mitchell, (4) Matt Long, (5) Anthony Sanders, (6) Donnie Austin, (7) Steve Hendren, (8) Dan Breuer, (9) Steve Banal, (10) Travis Blackwell, (11) Billy Thompson, (12) Chris Cheek, (13) Ken Rominger Jr., (14) Pat Lindsay, (15) Travis Steele, (16) Kent Peckham, (17) Greg Clark, (18) Jay Sessions, (19) Chase McCormick, (20) Greg Barker, (21) Larry Blankenship, (22) Tim Christie, (23) Dennis Franklin, (24) Ryan Atkins. Consolation race winners: Atkins, Franklin.

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