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Boggs pockets $5,000 at Southern Ohio

August 6, 2011, 1:10 am
From series reports

WHEELERSBURG, Ohio (Aug. 5) — Jackie Boggs of Grayson, Ky., overtook Tim Dohm of Cross Lanes, W.Va., on the 26th lap Friday at Southern Ohio Speedway and raced to a victory on the first-year STARS Midwest Dirt Racing League. | Slideshow

The 42-year-old Boggs, making a rare 2011 start, earned $5,000 for his victory in the seventh annual Ironman Classic.

Dohm settled for second in the 17-car field while Eddie Carrier Jr. of Salt Rock, W.Va., was third as competitors enjoyed a smoother surface at the track that reopened this summer after lying dormant since 2003.

Hometown driver Rod Conley was fourth and Shannon Thornsberry of Martin, Ky., rounded out the top five finishers in a race slowed by six caution flags.

Notes: Boggs joins Chris Combs as a two-time winner of the Ironman Classic, which has been held at a variety of tracks. ... Series regulars Michael Chilton and Terry Tomlinson skipped the Southern Ohio event with engine woes. ... MDRL competitors continue the weekend with a $5,000-to-win event Saturday at Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown, Ky.

Ironman Classic: (1) Jackie Boggs, (2) Tim Dohm, (3) Eddie Carrier Jr., (4) Rod Conley, (5) Shannon Thornsberry, (6) Dustin Linville, (7) Delmas Conley, (8) Audie Swartz, (9) Billy Gullion, (10) Terry Hicks, (11) R.J. Conley, (12) Paul Davis, (13) Matt Jobe, (14) James Watson, (15) Mick Sansom, (16) David Smith, (17) Kenny Howell. Fast qualifier (among 17 cars): Boggs, 17.004 seconds. Heat race winners: Boggs, Dohm.

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