Ivey leads 40 laps for Clash victory at Wythe
RURAL RETREAT, Va. (Aug. 8) — Polesitter Petey Ivey of Union, S.C., led all 40 laps at Wythe Raceway to grab his first victory on the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series in more than three years. Ivey earned $4,000 at the half-mile oval.
Dennis Franklin of Gaffney, S.C., finished second followed by series points leader Ricky Weeks of Rutherfordton, N.C., who is looking for his sixth consecutive series crown. Ryan Gifford of Winchester, Tenn., and Tim Allen of Kannapolis, N.C., rounded out the top five. Jeff Smith of Dallas, N.C., second in series points, was 15th.
Notes: Ivey is sponsored by Beaver Bail Bonds. ... Ivey has three career Carolina Clash victories. ... Hometown driver Brandon Umberger won the night's Fastrak Crate feature. ... Next up for Carolina Clash competitors is a $4,000-to-win event on Aug. 29 at 311 Fastrack in Madison, N.C.
Carolina Clash @ Wythe: (1) Petey Ivey, (2) Dennis Franklin, (3) Ricky Weeks, (4) Ryan Gifford, (5) Tim Allen, (6) Doug Sanders, (7) Scott Neighbors, (8) Kerry Jones, (9) Ronnie Hoover, (10) Luke Roffers, (11) Larry Blankenship, (12) Justin Labonte, (13) Ronnie Poole, (14) Chris Ferguson, (15) Jeff Smith, (16) Randy Harmon, (17) Craig Shuffield, (18) Thomas Poole, (19) Dan Breuer, (20) Daniel Baggerly, (21) Joe Kelly, (22) Jim Shuffield. Scratched: Jimmy McCormick. Fast qualifier (among 23 cars): Ivey, 16.592 seconds.