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Travelers Rest Speedway

Parton travels to Clash victory at Travelers Rest

May 27, 2008, 8:11 am
From track reports
Furman Parton earned $4,000. (George
Furman Parton earned $4,000. (George "Big Mack" Missita)

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. (May 26) — For Furman Parton, Memorial Day will be a day he remembers winning his first Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series victory. The Union Mills, N.C., driver earned $4,000 for his first victory on the series in a Monday night special. Casey Roberts of Toccoa, Ga., was second in the only series race over the holiday weekend followed by Benji Cole of Canon, Ga., Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Ga., and five-time series champion Ricky Weeks of Rutherfordton, N.C. "It all finally fell on the right night," Parton said after his flag-to-flag victory in the second annual Mountain Man 40. "It is one of the biggest highlights of my career it is probably the pinnacle of my racing career so far. To have a car like I had, I just have to thank all my crew, it is just special to win." | Slideshow

Notes: Parton's Clements-powered Rocket Chassis is sponsored by Parton Lumber, Blue Ridge Floor Finishing and J&J Race Cars. ... Dennis "Rambo" Franklin is atop the series points. ... Larry Timms won the Heintz Brother Hard Charger award. ... The series heads to Hartwell (Ga.) Speedway for a May 31 event.

Clash @ Travelers Rest: (1) Furman Parton, (2) Casey Roberts, (3) Benji Cole, (4) Jonathan Davenport, (5) Ricky Weeks, (6) Damon Eller, (7) Dennis Franklin, (8) Jeff Smith, (9) Ed Gibbons, (10) Deano Long, (11) Larry Timms, (12) Ricky Boahn, (13) John Henderson, (14) Brandon Ifft, (15) Doug Sanders,� (16) Anthony Sanders, (17) Craig Shuffield, (18) Petey Ivey, (19) Scott Shirey, (20) Scott Neighbors, (21) Gabe Wilson, (22) Mike Duvall, (23) Frankie Beard, (24) David Smith, (25) Keith Freeman. Fast qualifier: Eller.

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