Tennessee National Raceway
Flag-to-flag Skinner wins $2,000 at Hohenwald
By Connie PutnamDirtonDirt.com correspondent
HOHENWALD, Tenn. (May 11) — Brad Skinner of Spring Hill, Tenn., led all 30 laps Saturday at Tennessee National Raceway for a Super Late Model payday worth $2,000.
Skinner took the checkers ahead of fast qualifier Ray McElhiney of Pulaski, Tenn., and Mark Fields of Lawrenceburg, Tenn. Tanner English of Benton, Ky., and Carnell Parker III of Clarksville, Tenn., rounded out the top five. | Slideshow
A light shower before the main event required the track to be rolled back in, and Skinner took command over the pole-starting McElhiney when things got under way. Josh Putnam was third followed by English with a few cautions slowing the action, including on lap 27 when David Seibers slowed on the backstretch, dropping fluid on the track.
Putnam repeatedly trying to get past McElhiney, and finally did on the restart with three laps remaining. But officials ruled Putnam jumped on the restart, and he elected to retire. Skinner stayed in control the rest of the way for the victory.
Notes: Skinner’s MasterSbilt Race Car is sponsored by Williamson County Septic, Trace, Rock Racin’, All Seasons Comfort Heating & Air, Gigi’s Cupcakes, Lazy Hog’s BBQ, Schaeffer’s Racing Oil, Maintenance Products, King’s Custom Race Engines, Anthony Bruce and Carburetors by Bob. ... The Super Late Models were among eight divisions in action. ... Paraplegic Limited Late Model driver Mark Dowdy moved up to run with the Supers, but hit the wall in time trials. He started on the tail of the feature, finishing 14th. ... The track hosts the Southern Regional Racing Series Super Late Models on May 25.
Tennessee National Raceway: (1) Brad Skinner, (2) Ray McElhiney, (3) Mark Fields, (4) Tanner English, (5) Carnell Parker III, (6) Eric Hickerson, (7) Terry English, (8) Randy Todd, (9) Scott Cook, (10) Josh Putnam, (11) Steven Holcomb, (12) Dakota Cheek, (13) David Seibers, (14) Mark Dowdy, (15) Mark Green, (16) Kevin Daniels, (17) Justin Taylor, (18) Donald Johns, (19) Shawn Mooneyhan. Fast qualifier (among 19 cars): McElhiney, 13.45 seconds.