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Rome Speedway

Roberts conquers Rome for $5,000 payday

June 16, 2009, 11:13 pm
From track and correspondent reports
Casey Roberts talks about his first victory at Rome. (praterphoto.com)
Casey Roberts talks about his first victory at Rome. (praterphoto.com)

ROME, Ga. (June 14) — Polesitter Casey Roberts of Toccoa, Ga., took over when fellow front-row starter Clint Smith of Senoia, Ga., pitted with a flat tire after 12 laps and led the rest of a 50-lap special event at Rome International Speedway. Roberts earned $5,000 in the unsanctioned special, finishing ahead of Jody Knowles of Tyrone, Ga. | Slideshow

Smith, who pitted to change the flat right-rear tire, rallied back to finish third in the 20-car field while Jake Knowles of Tyrone and Luther Jenkins of Waleska, Ga., rounded out the top five.

Notes: Roberts drives a Victory Circle Chassis by Moyer with sponsorship from Starrette Trucking, Cushman Paint & Body and PPM. ... Oliver Gentry won the Limited Late Model feature. ... Rome, which runs a limited summer schedule, hosts a $2,000-to-win Super Late Model event on June 28.

Finish: (1) Casey Roberts, (2) Jody Knowles, (3) Clint Smith, (4) Jake Knowles, (5) Luther Jenkins, (6) Shon Flanary, (7) Mark Sims, (8) Matt Helbring, (9) J.J. Nye, (10) Scott Hall, (11) Lee Sutton, (12) Craig Scott, (13) Sam Ruff, (14) Michael Page, (15) Mike Bruner, (16) Ricky Williams, (17) Todd Morrow, (18) Anthony Hill, (19) Buster Goss, (20) Todd Murphy. Fast qualifier: Roberts.

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