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Rocky Top Raceway

Carrier flag-to-flag at Rocky Top for $5,000

September 5, 2009, 6:47 am
From track reports
Eddie Carrier Jr. tunes up at Rocky Top. (southernohiosportsphotos.com)
Eddie Carrier Jr. tunes up at Rocky Top. (southernohiosportsphotos.com)

COAL GROVE, Ohio (Sept. 4) — Polesitter Eddie Carrier Jr. of Salt Rock, W.Va., earned $5,000 for leading all the way in the third annual Engines Inc. 50 at Rocky Top Raceway. Carrier took the checkered flag ahead of fast qualifier Josh McGuire of Grayson, Ky., who challenged Carrier amid traffic in the final 10 laps. | Slideshow

McGuire settled for second in an unsanctioned special event twice postponed by rain. Jackie Boggs of Grayson was third followed by Rick Combs of Sardinia, Ohio, and R.J. Conley of Wheelersburg, Ohio.

Notes: Carrier's Rocket Chassis has a Grover Motorsports Engine and sponsorship from Engines Inc., the race sponsor. ... Rocky Top drew its largest crowd of the season. ... After sitting idle for five weeks, Rocky Top's final event of the season for Super Late Models is the $3,000-to-win Fall Classic on Oct. 10.

Engines Inc. 50: (1) Eddie Carrier Jr., (2) Josh McGuire, (3) Jackie Boggs, (4) Rick Combs, (5) R.J. Conley, (6) Steve Shaver, (7) Doug Drown, (8) Tim Dohm, (9) Kevin Wagner, (10) Kenny Christy, (11) Anthony Adams, (12) David Smith, (13) Chris Wilson, (14) Greggie Oliver, (15) Shannon Thornsberry, (16) Brandon Fouts, (17) Delmas Conley, (18) Wayne Chinn, (19) Rick Aukland, (20) Terry Casey. Fast qualifier (among 28 cars): McGuire, 13.849 seconds. Heat race winners: McGuire, Carrier, Christy. Consolation winner: Wilson.

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