Ownbey Cruises To Victory At Boyd's Speedway

Sunday, February 4, 2018 - by Steve Hixson
Owney at Cabin Fever
Owney at Cabin Fever
- photo by Ronnie Barnett
Building as much as a half-track lead, John Ownbey of Cleveland, Tn., led all the way Saturday at Boyd's Speedway for the $3,000 Super Late Model victory in the 10th annual Cabin Fever event.
 
Putting his white # J0 sponsored "Sam's Restaurant Equipment, Frazier Property Rentals, Karsch Boutique, Orr Bros.
Construction, Powell Motorsports, Stealth Racing Carburetor,  CarSmart, WP Racing Shocks, James Mowery Motorsports, and M&S Motors" Phantom Race Engines powered Longhorn racecar in Victory Lane, Ownbey thanked all his friends, family and supporters addressing a missing carburetor issue with announcer Mitch Walker. 
 
 Finishing second was Cory Hedgecock, followed by pole-sitter Michael Page. Austin Horton reared a late race caution with three laps remaining in the race, while a six-car pileup drew a red flag on the first lap.
 
The race was postponed a week by rain and is the track's first under new promoter Kathie Coulter, whose grandfather founded the track.
 
Ownbey ran second to Chattanooga's Ronnie Johnson, driving his similar, yet black # J0 racecar in the Crate Late Model race. More than 150 race cars overall entered the event.
 
Ownbey cited his next race should be the annual WinterFest $3,000 to-WIN SLM event at Winchester (TN) Raceway Park in two weeks.

1. John Ownbey 2. Cory Hedgecock 3. Michael Page 4. Riley Hickman 5. Jimmy Elliott 6. David Seibers 7. Ronnie Johnson 8. Tod Hernandez 9. Corey Roulette 10. Jason Lively 11. Billy Ogle Jr. 12. Zach Leonhardi 13. Clayton Turner 14. Austin Horton 15. Ethan Hunter 16. Jadon Frame 17. Chuck Smith 18. Dustin Nobbe 19. Bobby Giffin 20. Tim Busha 21. J.T. Seawright 22. Eric Granger 23. Jordan Rodabaugh 24. Christian Hanger


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