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Winchester Raceway Park

Final-lap pass gives RLH Tennessee sweep

September 30, 2012, 9:10 am
By Connie Putnam
DirtonDirt.com correspondent
Ronny Lee Hollingsworth (18) edges Chad Winkles (12) for a $3,000 victory. (photobyconnie.com)
Ronny Lee Hollingsworth (18) edges Chad Winkles (12) for a $3,000 victory. (photobyconnie.com)

WINCHESTER, Tenn. (Sept. 29) — Completing a sweep of the weekend’s central Tennessee doubleheader, Ronny Lee Hollingsworth of Northport, Ala., topped Chad Winkles of Falkville, Ala., in a photo-finish at Winchester Speedway to claim a $3,000 victory in Saturday night’s unsanctioned Rebel 40. | Slideshow

Hollingsworth, who also earned $3,000 Friday night for a Southern Regional Racing Series victory at nearby Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, Tenn., advanced from his seventh starting spot to fourth in the first 10 laps of the 40-lap race and stayed there until picking up the pace in the race's final 10 laps.

Hollingsworth picked off the cars ahead of him one by one and denied race-long leading Winkles with his late-race heroics. Winkles settled for second followed by David Gentry of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Tim Busha of Boaz, Ala., and Daniel Miller of Lynchburg, Tenn.

Winkles survived a lap-11 tangle with second-running Jackson Hale of Southside, Ala. Hale was charged with the caution and Winkles got his spot back.

Notes: Hollingsworth’s Flynn Motorsports Barry Wright Race Car is powered by a Clements Racing Engine with sponsorship from Waddle Trucking, Kelley Electrical Contractors and X-Treme Graphics. … The race’s caution came two laps for a Robert Gant spin. … Shannon Davis brought out the third caution on lap 13. … The final two cautions were for debris on lap 33 and a tangle between Hale and Scott Cook on lap 38.

Rebel 40: (1) Ronny Lee Hollingsworth (2) Chad Winkles, (3) David Gentry, (4) Tim Busha, (5) Daniel Miller, (6) Tony Morris, (7) Josh Putnam, (8) Tom Maddox, (9) Jay Brinkley, (10) Todd Morrow, (11) Robert Gant, (12) Shawn Knuckles, (13) Clint Nichols, (14) Kevin Lovvorn, (15) Scott Cook, (16) Jackson Hale, (17) Clint Carter, (18) Jeff Watson, (19) D.J. Hayes, (20) Cale Finley, (21) Mark Haddon, (22) Shannon Davis, (23) Alan Holmes, (24) Randy Judge. Fast qualifier (among 33 cars): Hale, 13.76 seconds. Heat race winners: Knuckles, Gentry, Hollingsworth, Miller.

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