Wil Herrington tells Roby Helm about his $4,000 victory at Cochran.
What won the race: Completing a clean sweep of Saturday's action at his home track, Will Herrington of Cochran, Ga., led all 50 laps to score a $4,000 win in the Clash at Cochran. Herrington outran Joseph Brown of Cataula, Ga., by .620 seconds while Ronnie Johnson of Chattanooga, Tenn., finished third.
Quotable: “This is so awesome I hardly know what to say,” said Herrington. “I’ve never been very good at these NeSmith races, but everything went our way tonight. It was just so awesome because we got ready to start the race, and I looked to my right, and there was Ronnie Johnson. He’s in the Hall of Fame."
Key notes: Herrington was the fast qualifier and winner of the fourth heat. He earned an additional $300 for setting fast time. ... Protecting a 24-point lead he held over Ronnie Johnson entering the event, Jimmy Elliot of Cleveland, Tenn., finished 11th to earn the NeSmith Winter Series points title. … The feature took just under 40 minutes to complete. … Nineteen of the 24 starters completed all 60 laps. … Russell Brown Jr. of Valdosta, Ga., retired after just four laps. … Friday winner Jimmy Thomas of Phenix City, Ala., managed just 34 laps and was credited with 21st. ... Michael Page of Douglasville, Ga., made the trip to Cochran after competing in the Lucas Oil event at Boyd's Speedway on Friday.
On the move: Ches Chester of Twin City, Ga., improved 10 positions after starting 24th.
Winner's sponsors: Herrington drives a CVR Race Car with sponsorship from Last Air and Electrical, Herrington Automotive, Montgomery Logging, Joey Reynolds Trucking and Dowdy Construction.
Points chase: Jimmy Elliott of Cleveland, Tenn., won the Winter Shootout title over fellow Tennessean Ronnie Johnson by eight points.
Car count: 30
Fast qualifier: Wil Herrington
Time: 15.687 seconds
Heat race winners: Jordy Nipper, Joseph Brown, Ronnie Johnson, Wil Herrington
Consolation race winners: Jimmy Thomas