Cory Hedgecock heads toward his series-leading fourth NeSmith win of the season.
What won the race: Cory Hedgecock of Loudon, Tenn., set the quick time, started from the pole and led all 40 laps of the J.T. Kerr Memorial at 411 Motor Speedway to take home the $4,000 top prize.
Key notes: Five cautions slowed the race. … The final caution came out on lap 28 for an incident involving Kyle Courtney, Colton Horner and Brandon Williams, setting up a 12-lap sprint to the finish. ... Walker Arthur of Forrest, Va., crashed during qualifying, but bounced back to win his B-main and finish 11th in the feature. ... The race was the second of a weekend doubleheader. ... Jesse Lowe was the victor at I-75 on Friday night. ... The victory was Hedgecock's fourth NeSmith victory in seven events so far this season. ... Marcus Minga of Shannon, Miss., was forced to go to a back-up car after flipping his primary car on the first lap at I-75 on Friday. ... The race was in honor of a former East Tennessee racer and racing equipment dealer who was well-known and well-respected throughout the region. ... Chase King won the 10-car feature for Steel-headed Late Models; pulling double duty, Hedgecock finished third.
On the move: Improving seven positions each, Colton Horner started 21st and finished 14th, while Jordan Horton started 23rd and finished 16th.
Winner's sponsors: Hedgecock’s Rocket Chassis is powered by an Eagle Racing Engine and sponsored by Cushman, Eagle Racing Engines, K&P Used Cars, Transport One, VooDoo Technology, Sweet Trucking Co., and Rebel Diesel Performance.
Points chase: With a runner-up finish on Friday and his win on Saturday, Hedgecock extended his series points lead over Brandon Williams of Crossville, Tenn.
Car count: 25
Fast qualifier: Cory Hedgecock
Time: 14.484 seconds
Polesitter: Cory Hedgecock
Consolation race winners: Jake Knowles, Walker Arthur
Next series race: September 28, North Alabama Speedway (Tuscumbia, AL) $5,000