North Georgia Speedway
McDowell dominates North Georgia's Top Dog 50
By Connie PutnamDirtonDirt.com correspondent
CHATSWORTH, Ga. (Aug. 4) — Dale McDowell of nearby Chickamauga, Ga., led all the way Thursday at North Georgia Speedway for a victory in the unsanctioned Top Dog 50 at the third-mile oval.
McDowell got the jump on polesitter and fast qualifier Ray Cook of Brasstown, N.C., and stayed in command all the way at a track where he's had extensive success. | Slideshow
Ronnie Johnson of Chattanooga, Tenn., rallied from his 17th starting spot, grabbing the second spot on the 49th lap to finish second. Cook settled for third with William Thomas of Phenix City, Ala., and Randy Weaver of Crossville, Tenn., rounding out the top five.
Lamar Scoggins of Cleveland, Tenn., captured the night's Limited Late Model feature.
Top Dog 50: (1) Dale McDowell, (2) Ronnie Johnson, (3) Ray Cook, (4) William Thomas, (5) Randy Weaver, (6) Vic Hill, (7) Kevin Gibson, (8) Johnny Chastain, (9) David Payne, (10) Derek Ellis, (11) Skip Arp, (12) Eric Jacobsen, (13) Tyler Millwood, (14) George Mashburn, (15) Dusty Chitwood, (16) Brian Jackson, (17) Mike Hill, (18) Bobby Giffin, (19) Brian Reese, (20) Jake Knowles, (21) Ronnie Payne, (22) Josh Putnam, (23) Preston Graves, (24) Anthony Burroughs. Fast qualifier (among 25 cars): Cook, 12.861 seconds. Consolation race winners: Chastain, Jacobsen.