Cook tops McDowell for $3,000 at Boyd's
By Connie PutnamDirtonDirt.com correspondent
RINGGOLD, Ga. (Aug. 5) — Ray Cook of Brasstown, N.C., took the lead from race-long leader Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, Ga., with about 10 laps remaining Friday at Boyd's Speedway and grabbed his first victory of the season on the Southern Regional Racing Series. | Slideshow
Cook, who took second from polesitter Josh Putnam on the 17th lap in heading toward the front, earned his series-leading 13th career SRRS triumph, collecting $3,000.
McDowell, going for two straight victories after an unsanctioned triumph the previous night at nearby North Georgia Speedway, settled for second with the series-points-leading Putnam in third. Ronnie Johnson of Chattanooga, Tenn., was fourth and William Thomas of Phenix City, Ala., rounded out the top five.
SRRS @ Boyd's: (1) Ray Cook, 2) Dale McDowell, (3) Josh Putnam, (4) Ronnie Johnson, (5) William Thomas, (6) Tim Busha, (7) Eric Jacobsen, (8) Jake Knowles, (9) Anthony Burroughs, (10) Jacob Grizzle, (11) Brandon Roberts, (12) Tyler Millwood, (13) Tony Morris, (14) Dylan Ames, (15) Jason Welshan, (16) Todd Morrow, (17) Riley Hickman, (18) Mark Rosner, (19) Skip Arp, (20) Mike Weeks, (21) James Gamble, (22) Jamie Perry, (23) Kevin Gibson, (24) David Brannon. Fast qualifier (among 38 cars): Putnam. Heat race winners: Knowles, Gibson, Busha, Johnson.