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Armes, White share weekend with Advance Thunder

September 4, 2007, 3:01 am
From series and track reports
Joe Armes earned $5,000 for his Tazewell win. (Michael Moats www.mrmracing.net)
Joe Armes earned $5,000 for his Tazewell win. (Michael Moats www.mrmracing.net)view slideshow

Tennesseans Joe Armes and Anthony White grabbed Labor Day weekend victories on the Advance Auto Parts Thunder Series.

On Sept. 2, Armes raced to a victory in the Knoxville Harley-Davidson 60 at Tazewell, Tenn., to earned $5,000. He took the lead from David Payne on the 13th lap and led the rest of the way. Rick Rogers finished second followed by Steve Smith, Bo Shirley and Tommy Kerr at the high-banked oval. Payne ended up eighth.

On Sept. 3, White led the final 16 laps of the Mountain Moonshine 50 at Mountain Raceway Park in Maryville, Tenn. Series points leader Tommy Kerr finished second followed by Smith, Mike Weeks and Rogers. David Crabtree, who led 33 laps, finished 14th in a race slowed by nine caution flags. White's victory was worth $3,000. — From series reports

Tazewell Speedway: (1) Joe Armes, (2) Rick Rogers, (3) Steve Smith, (4) Bo Shirley, (5) Tommy Kerr, (6) Stacy Boles, (7) Anthony White, (8) David Payne, (9) Michael Smith, (10) Riley Hickman, (11) Glenn Vanover, (12) Dan Tipton, (13) Richard Smith, (14) Brian Smith, (15) Kayne Hickman, (16) Tommy Bailey, (17) DeWayne Pesterfield, (18) Scott Gardner, (19) Billy Ogle Jr., (20) Jeff Wolfenbarger, (21) Marty Calloway, (22) Brett Miller, (23) Troy Eads.

Mountain Raceway Park: (1) Anthony White, (2) Tommy Kerr, (3) Steve Smith, (4) Mike Weeks, (5) Rick Rogers, (6) Bobby Giffin, (7) David Payne, (8) Tommy Bailey, (9) Bo Shirley, (10) Jody Teffeteller, (11) Matt Henderson, (12) Dan Tipton, (13) Richard Smith, (14) David Crabtree, (15) Herman Goddard, (16) Tony Schrimsher, (17) Billy Ogle Jr., (18) Jeff Franklin, (19) Joe Armes, (20) Brad Coffey, (21) Tony Martin, (22) Mark Douglas, (23) Roger Best, (24) Riley Hickman, (25) Chad Ogle.

Kentucky's Combs grabs hometown victory

ISOM, Ky. (Aug. 31) — Hometown driver Chris Combs led just the final two laps of the unsanctioned Ironman 50 at Mountain Motor Speedway to pick up a $5,000 payday. Jackie Boggs of Grayson, Ky., was leading on the 48th lap when he cut a right front tire. Boggs ended up 10th. D.J. Wells was second and Jamie Ferguson third in the annual Late Model special at the eastern Kentucky oval. — Jamie Trimble

Ironman 50: (1) Chris Combs, (2) D.J Wells, (3), Jamie Ferguson, (4), Eric Wells, (5) Jamie Maggard, (6) Jackie Fields, (7) Anthony Adams, (8) Raymond Nichols, (9) Danny Bates, (10) Jackie Boggs, (11) Kevin Hall, (12) Jimmy Perkins, (13) Doug Smith, (14) Greg Anderson, (15) Whitney McQueary, (16) Russ Frohnapfel, (17) Randy Caudill, (18) Travis Hensley, (19) Freddie Brock. Did not start: Victor Lee, Brandon Fouts.

Ashley grabs Simpson County victory

D'LO, Miss. (Aug. 31) —�Rallying from his 15th starting spot, David Ashley of Zachary, La., made a late charge to overtake Scott Slay at Simpson County Motorsports Park. Ashley earned $2,500 in the event co-sanctioned by the O'Reilly Southern United Professional Racing Series and Mississippi State Championship Challenge. Several cautions helped Ashley work into contention and he outdueled Slay after a lengthy side-by-side duel. Polesitter Jack Daughtry faded to a 17th-place finish. — Steve Molnar

Simpson County Motorsports Park: (1) David Ashley, (2) Scott Slay, (3) Jason Cliburn, (4) Ryan Plaisance, (5) Chad Thrash, (6) Ray Moore, (7) Robbie Stuart, (8) Allen Tippen, (9) Marlon Wildon, (10) Dennis Duncan, (11) David Breazeale, (12) Pat Nihols, (13) Devin Jones, (14) Scott Creel, (15) Billy McDonald, (16) Chris McElhenney, (17) Jack Daughtry, (18) Hoy Spikes, (19) James Ward, (20) George Paul, (21) Bill Wallace, (22) Kenny Merchant, (23) Trevor Boyd, (24) Greg McWilliams, (25) Mark Paul.

Other results

Other Southern series events over the Labor Day weekend included the Sept. 2 Southern All Star East $10,000-to-win race at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, S.C. Chris Madden of Gray Court, S.C., won followed by Dennis Franklin, Randle Chupp, Jonathan Davenport and Casey Roberts. ... On Sept. 3, Roberts was the SAS East winner at Travelers Rest (S.C.) Speedway as he outran Franklin, Johnny Pursley, Dion Deason and Mike Measamer.

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