Boyd's Speedway Points Enter The Home-Stretch For 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014
Racers are entering the home-stretch for the 2014 Track Championship Points at Boyd's Speedway on the Tennessee/Georgia boarder in Chattanooga. Five classes are battling for championship status that will see the conclusion of the first year of owner operator-ship for David Duplissey and former Dirt Late Model National Champion Dale McDowell. Improvements galore have been the jist of the season as new/upgrades continuously abound at the 3/8 mile clay banked oval facility. 

Chattanooga's Tod Hernandez holds the points lead over recent winner Mike Tinker.
The "Lawman" is in the hunt with less than 20-PTS difference from the leader. Hernandez has been uncharacteristically held out of "National Title Pawn" Victory Lane so far in 2014. His continuous Top 5 efforts have him leading Tinker, Gene Atchley, Jamie Perry and Late Model Rookie Matt Williams.  Another racer leading his points standings without a victory in 2014 is the current Crate Late Model high point-man and former Track Champion Craig Burrows. The Fort Oglethorpe, Georgian has been able to finish in the runner up position a ton, but has yet to collect the checkered flag. Burrows has a 30-PTS command over Danny Turner and even more over Bobby Richey Jr. in third place. Kenny Kizzar is still in the hunt in fourth in the standings and leading Rookie contender Justin "Smokie" Owens is fifth overall.

Chattanooga's Brooks Bros., Booger and Dallas lead their respective A & B-Hobby divisions. John Clark and Josh Beagan trail Booger while Jim Gilbert and Jimmy Smith (who's reportedly exited the division, to move up a class) trail Dallas in the Monsters of the Midway division. In the Mini's Bruce Kimber is doing his best "hide & seek" trying to out battle dominator Koty Campbell and the Sunshine Band. Campbell of Birchwood is winning everything in sight at Boyd's but Kimber of Dalton has the #9 in the hunt each race. Points wrap up in a few months and the season ends a few weeks later with November's Special Events on the schedule. All competitors' points are available on the tracks at www.BoydsSpeedway.net.

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