Ivey captures Arlene Pittman Memorial, $7,700
DUBLIN, Ga. (Nov. 2-3) — Polesitter Tyler Ivey of Tallahassee, Fla., led all the way in Saturday’s Arlene Pittman Memorial for a $7,000 victory at 441 Speedway. Along with $200 for setting fast time and $500 for winning Friday’s dash, Ivey totaled $7,700 in weekend earnings.
Evan Becton of Valdosta, Ga., finished second with outside front-row starter Brandon Dewitt of Barney, Ga., in third. Hunter Peacock of Macon, Ga., and Jordy Nipper of Gray, Ga., rounded out the top five finishers in the 50-lapper.
Ivey, sponsored by Crowder Trucking and Jimmie Crowder Racing, won the event that honored the late Georgia racer and promoter who died last December after a battle with cancer.
Pittman's widow, Phil, was among drivers in the 25-car field and crashed midway through the race with his car landing upside down. He walked away unhurt.
Arlene Pittman Memorial: (1) Tyler Ivey, (2) Evan Becton, (3) Brandon Dewitt, (4) Hunter Peacock, (5) Jordy Nipper (complete results unavailable). Fast qualifier: Ivey, 13.935 seconds. Dash winner: Ivey. Provisional starters: Ben Faircloth, Eric Baggett.