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June 7
411 Motor Speedway,
Seymour, TN
Sanction: Durrence Layne Chevrolet Series (J.T. Kerr Memorial 40) - $4,000
Information provided by: Roby Helm and Richard Allen (last updated June 8, 1:47 pm)
Johnson completes sweep of NeSmith weekend
J.T. Kerr Memorial 40
  1. Ronnie Johnson
  2. Jimmy Elliott
  3. Mack McCarter
  4. Tanner Works
  5. Ryan King
  6. Chris Noah
  7. Matt Henderson
  8. Rusty Ballenger
  9. Jake Teague
  10. Adam Beeler
  11. Chase Edge
  12. Walker Arthur
  13. Marty Calloway
  14. Barry Goodman
  15. Marcus Minga
  16. Warren McMahan
  17. Greg Martin
  18. Johnny Stokes
  19. Jacob Anderson
  20. Michael Blount
  21. Jensen Ford
  22. Jonathan Rowan
  23. Todd Morrow
  24. Gusty Christenberry
presented by
Chad Wells
Ronnie Johnson gets rolling at 411, where he collected $4,000.
What won the race: Taking the lead from race-long pacesetter Jimmy Elliott of Cleveland, Tenn., with an outside move on the 23rd lap, Ronnie Johnson of Chattanooga, Tenn., went on to score a $4,000 NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series victory. Johnson controlled the final 18 laps of the caution-plagued 40-lapper, winning by 5.091 seconds and completing his weekend sweep of the tour's action.
Quotable: “It meant a lot to me to win my first J.T. Kerr Memorial Trophy last year, and it means just as much to win it again,” Johnson said. “I want to dedicate this win to the Kerr Family because they are carrying on the racing tradition that J.T. started so many years ago and they have done a lot for the sport.”
Key notes: Johnson was lifted to a $2,000 victory Friday at Tri-County Racetrack in Brasstown, N.C., when apparent winner Jason Welshan of Maryville, Tenn., was disqualified for a chemically-altered tire. ... The race's initial start was slowed by a chain-reaction caution that involved Walker Arthur, Michael Blount, Jake Teague, Todd Morrow and Adam Beeler. ... Another multi-car pileup occured on the the ninth lap, this time involving Arthur, Morrow and Johnny Stokes. ... Blount, Rusty Ballenger, Warren McMahan and Chris Noah got together on the 12th circuit. ... Jensen Ford spun to draw a lap-14 caution. ... Blount brought out two more cautions on laps 20 and 27. ... Tanner Works and Greg Martin got hooked together battling for fourth on the lap-27 restart, drawing a red flag. ... The feature took roughly 46 minutes to complete. ... The top 10 qualifiers were locked in the main event; remaining drivers ran consolation races to secure feature starting spots. ... 411 hosted the series for the third and final time in 2014. ... Terry Poore won Saturday's Limited Late Model feature.
On the move: Despite his tangle, Noah ended up sixth in the final rundown after starting 22nd.
Winner's sponsors: Johnson's MasterSbilt Race Car is sponsored by Appleton Power Rack & Pinions, FG Lumber, Hoosier Tire, NeSmith Chevrolet, Smith Competition Fire Systems and VP Racing Fuels.
Points chase: Through Saturday's event, Johnson has 902 points to lead Mack McCarter (892 points) and Arthur (838). Noah is fourth in the standings and leads the rookie chase.
Car count: 26
Fast qualifier: Jimmy Elliott
Time: 14.553 seconds
Polesitter: Jimmy Elliott
Consolation race winners: Jake Teague, Walker Arthur
Provisional starters: Marcus Minga
Next series race: July 3, Talladega Short Track (Eastaboga, AL) $2,000
Editor's note: Fixes lap Johnson took the lead to 23 sted 22
 
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