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Rome Speedway

Morrow nabs Top Tracks victory, $1,500 at Rome

May 26, 2008, 1:06 pm
From track reports
Todd Morrow earned $1,500. (mikessportsimages.com)
Todd Morrow earned $1,500. (mikessportsimages.com)

ROME, Ga. (May 25) — Todd Morrow of Old Fort, Tenn., took the lead on the 10th lap and never looked back in earning a $2,000 victory on the Carl Black Top Tracks Challenge Series at Rome Speedway. Matthew Turner finished second followed by Alan Brewer, Blake Stewart and Dale Thurman in front of a standing-room only crowd at the 4/10-mile oval. | Slideshow

Polesitter Matthew Turner took the lead at the outset and was out front through four cautions in the first nine laps. On the lap-nine restart, Morrow got moving up on the high side and swept into the lead exiting turn four. Ronnie Johnson quickly moved up to second and had his sites on Morrow. But during a lap-22 caution period for debris on the track, Johnson pulled pitside with a flat tire. Morrow ran unchallenged the rest of the way.

Notes: In other events at Rome, Don Jenkins won the Super Late Model feature. ... Drivers failing to qualify for the Top Tracks event: Tom Maddox, Calvin Gardner, David Tindell, Eddie Terry, Bo Stanley Jr., Brian Jackson, Jared Nichols, Brian Burke, Don Jenkins, Randy Dillard, Doug Kilgore, Zach Nichols, Jerry Fowler, Todd Murphy, Brian Reese, Larry Dixon and Brandon Overton. ... The next Top Tracks Challenge event is June 28 at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala.

Top Tracks @ Rome: (1) Todd Morrow, (2) Matthew Turner, (3) Alan Brewer, (4) Blake Stewart, (5) Dale Thurman, (6) Bill Peters, (7) John Owenby, (8) Ronnie Johnson, (9) J.J. Nye, (10) Mike Head, (11) Bobby Mayse, (12) Mike McConnell, (13) Bob Gibby, (14) Shane Chitwood, (15) Chris Fennell, (16) Jeff Fields, (17) Doug Ludwig, (18) Phillip Anderson, (19) Frank Ingram, (20) Paul Holloway, (21) Chad Pearson, (22) Chuck Padgett, (23) Josh Morrow, (24) Chip Brindle. Fast qualifier (among 41 cars): Turner.

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