Jones rules Southern's Topless 50, earns $5,000
By Bob Smithpanhandleracing.com
MILTON, Fla. (Nov. 13-14) — Devin Jones of Baker, Fla., seemed to have been snakebit in each '09 outing at Southern Raceway. Until the inaugural Topless 50, that is. After winning the pole with his fast qualifying time on Friday night, Jones led all the way in Saturday's main event for a $5,000 payday. | Slideshow
Hometown racer Joseph Joiner was second followed by outside front-row starter James Ussery of Pace, Fla., and Milton, Fla., drivers Frank Wilson and Jason Phillips. The feature was slowed by 13 cautions.
Notes: Jones is the promoter at Northwest Florida Speedway in Blackman, Fla. ... Jones earned $100 from Clint Holmes and Nine Mile Machine Shop in nearby Pensacola for his fast qualifying time ... When the lights in turn three failed on Friday, portable lights were brought in as replacements.
Topless 50: (1) Devin Jones, (2) Joseph Joiner, (3) James Ussery, (4) Frank Wilson, (5) Jason Phillips, (6) Josh Huss, (7) Randy Walters, (8) Damon Hammond, (9) Kevin Maher, (10) David Seffens, (11) Steven Jernigan, (12) Jonathan Joiner, (13) Russell Flynn, (14) John Wright, (15) Stephen Brantley (16) Adam Ellison, (17) name unavailable, (18) Roger Pack, (19) Virgil Taylor. Fast qualifier (among 19 cars): Jones, 16.055 seconds. Heat race winners: Jonathan Joiner, Joshua Joiner, Phillips.