Jimmy Elliott Takes Win at 411 Motor Speedway

Saturday, April 05, 2014
Jimmy Elliott J39 white car
Jimmy Elliott J39 white car
CLEVELAND - Stalking hometown driver Ryan King late in the 40 lap NeSmith Crate Late Model race, Jimmy Elliott in his #J39 "Elliott's Tire Center owner, Car Smart Auto Sales, Easy Auto Credit, Stealth Racing Carburetors and AR Bodies" sponsored CVR Racecar of Cleveland, rubbed underneath the leader exiting turn four on the final lap to grab his second career victory on the series. King was second followed by fast qualifier and pole-sitter Cory Hedgecock of Loudon.

Elliott's known as "Mohawk Warrior" spun into the infield after tangling with a lapped car. He was restored back to the third spot when series officials blamed the yellow on the slower car. Cory Hedgecock led the first four laps and was fast time which also lowered the track record.
, Ryan King led laps 5-39 with Elliott only leading the final few feet to the checkered flag. Walker Arthur of Forest, Va.., rallied from 12th to finish fourth. Others from the Tennessee/Georgia area in competition included Ronnie Johnson of Chattanooga, Tanner Works of Cleveland and Todd Morrow of East Ridge.

"Ryan was leaving just enough of the bottom groove open for me to get my nose in there going into turn three," Elliott said. "I got into him, and I didn't mean to, but it's the last lap, and it's for the win. That's racing." Night two of the double header at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tn.) is $3,000 to-WIN tonight April 5. The race can be seen live on USTREAM.TV/channel/motorspeedway411.

Results: 4/04/14
NeSmith Crate Late Model series
"Ole Smoky Moonshine 40"

 1. Jimmy Elliott
 2. Ryan King
 3. Cory Hedgecock
 4. Walker Arthur
 5. Josh Adkins
 6. Rusty Ballenger
 7. Todd Coffman
 8. Brad Coffey
 9. Tait Davenport
10. Adam Beeler
11. Ronnie Johnson
12. Roger Best
13. Mack McCarter
14. Chris Noah
15. Josh Henry
16. Brett Wyatt
17. Brian Courtney
18. Jared Hawkins
19. Todd Morrow
20. Michael Blount
21. Jensen Ford
22. Warren McMahan
23. Tanner Works
24. Ashley Newman
Jimmy Elliott in Victory Lane 411
Jimmy Elliott in Victory Lane 411

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