Ownbey Denies Wyatt Boyd's Speedway Victory And WGOW's Sport Talk Meredith Wins DJ's Race

Sunday, August 24, 2014
Ken Meredith
Ken Meredith
- photo by Ronnie Barnett
Lil' John Ownbey of Cleveland, Tn., driving the #55 "Allen Trucking, North GA Motorsports, OMG Old Man's Garage" sponsored GRT / PMI Race Engines powered Late Model for Brad Allen, denied fast qualifier Brett Wyatt victory Saturday night in the 30-lap Late Model feature at Boyd's Speedway. Sixth fastest Ownbey (a former two time Track Champion of Cleveland Speedway) redrew the pole position after qualifying time trials locked in the 20-car field. Wyatt of Crossville, Tn., battled early with Justin Litchford of Tullahoma, Tn.
, and second fastest Blake Shapiro of Arlington, Tx., before chasing Ownbey for the better of 25 of the 30 laps.  

In the nights Special Media Challenge Gran Prix race, WGOW's Ken Meredith of Sport Talk put his #2 "National Boiler Service, Dale McDowell Driving School, Timco Graphics" sponsored racecar into Victory Lane, despite the efforts of US101's Styckman. The leading duo crashed into turn three after Styck tried his best "pit-maneuver" on the leader. Meredith got the win ahead of Daniel of US101's Morning Show and Boner, Rock105's morning host. In the Crate Late Model division three outta four ain't bad, as Bryan Pritchard (#3) of Harrison, Tn. won the 25-lap feature when Craig Burrows refused a post-race protest inspection. Pritchard, got lucky a late race caution appeared after after NASCAR's Ryan Gifford of Lexington N.C., battled his way to second. Pritchard retook second from Gifford which put him in place to file a protest on Burrows in the first place giving the Big Red Machine #3 "George Shaw Racing, Ron's Car Wash, Steven Hogan Fabrication, Spangler Sheet Metal, Sweet Beginnings 4-D Ultra Sound" sponsored MasterSbilt team another victory.

Booger Brooks was victorious again in the A-Hobby feature, defeating Josh Beagan and Brandon Stanfield. In the B-Hobby feature it was all Eric Hughes of Graysville, TN. Lee Harbin and newly crowned Mid Season Champion Dallas Brooks followed Hughes across the checkered flag. In the Mini feature someone other than Koty Campbell finally visited Victory Lane. David Singleton of Lenior City, TN took the checkers over Danny Burnette with Campbell finishing third. The next race at Boyd's Speedway is next Friday night as Super Late Models invade for the $3,000 to-WIN 50 lap kick-off to the Labor Day Triple Crown weekend. Crate LM's also battle on Friday August 29th at Boyd's for a $1,000 to-WIN / 30 lap feature along with A&B-Hobby. Full results will be made available on the track's web-site www.BoydsSpeedway.net.
John Ownbey
John Ownbey
- Photo2 by Ronnie Barnett

Lookouts Drop First Game Of Second Half In 8-2 Loss To Jackson

The Jackson Generals scored five runs in the third inning on their way to an 8-2 win over the Chattanooga Lookouts. The loss was the Lookouts first of the second half.   Jackson got off to a good start by scoring a quick run in the first inning. Chattanooga annswered in the bottom of the frame with a Mitch Garver single.   The floodgates opened in the third inning ... (click for more)

UTC Runner Paul Stuart Named Academic All-American

 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga junior Paul Stuart (Brentwood, Tenn.) was named Academic All-America by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).   Stuart just completed his junior season on the men's cross country team and led the Mocs on the course. He earned all-conference honors at the Southern Conference Championships last fall with ... (click for more)

Fire Destroys Highway 58 BBQ

A fire destroyed a barbeque restaurant on Highway 58 on Friday afternoon.   Chattanooga firefighters were dispatched to the Highway 58 BBQ around 6 p.m. The business is located at 4921 Highway 58. Though the business was housed in a small building, the flames and smoke could be seen from a long distance away.  Captain Teri Rose with Quint 6 said the ... (click for more)

2nd Independent Candidate May Be On Walker County Ballot

A second Independent candidate may be on the ballot for sole commissioner of Walker County in the election on Nov. 8. Perry D. Lamb, Jr. has been working toward collecting the necessary 1,640 signatures of registered voters on a petition. His campaign said he is close to the goal. Incumbent Bebe Heiskell is running an an Independent. Election officials said since she was ... (click for more)

Save Coolidge Park - And Response (2)

Last Monday morning while at work a good friend messaged me concerning a matter that I had not heard anything about dealing with Coolidge Park and its future. Apparently that night the City Council was to read an ordinance that would allow the mayor to start negotiations with the relocation of the Medal of Honor Museum. This ordinance would enable the city to lease approximately ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Tipping The Preacher

I got an unusual telephone call the other day from someone I love who asked my help in solving one of life’s delicate mysteries. It is a tough question: “How do you tip a preacher?” In the first place, you never tip a preacher. It’s the preacher who gives out the tips, helping to keep you on the straight-and-narrow in your quest to waltz through the Pearly Gates. But there are ... (click for more)