Rain halts Toilet Bowl Classic; completion March 15
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (March 8) — Late-night rain halted Saturday’s Tuckassee Toilet Bowl Classic finale at Clarksville Speedway after nine of 40 laps with Brian Shirley of Chatham, Ill., out front.
After the wet racing surface caused slipping and sliding that ended feature prematurely, promoter William Scogin agreed to pay feature starters half the posted purse with Shirley pocketing $2,500. | DirtWire | Slideshow | Video
The feature event will resume March 15 for the final 31 laps with drivers returning battling for the remainder of the original $5,000-to-win purse. The winner will receive at least $2,500.
Tuckassee Toilet Bowl Classic (running order with nine laps complete): (1) Brian Shirley, (2) Ryan Unzicker, (3) Riley Hickman, (4) Jesse Stovall, (5) Tony Jackson Jr., (6) Jason McBride, (7) Caleb Ashby, (8) Justin Asplin, (9) Eric Cooley, (10) Jason Riggs, (11) Chris Shelton, (12) Clayton Miller, (13) Tom Smith, (14) Walker Arthur, (15) Dewayne Kiefer, (16) Terry English, (17) Timothy Culp, (18) Leroy Johnson, (19) Tanner English, (20) McKay Wenger, (21) Wendell Wallace, (22) Mike Hammerle, (23) Levi Ashby. Fast qualifier (among 27 cars): Shirley, 12.799 seconds. Heat race winners: McBride, Shirley, Hickman, Unzicker. Consolation winners: Arthur, Smith.
Editor's note: Updates with plans to complete race March 15.