Fort Payne UCRA Round #3 Is Saturday At Fyffe Race Track

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - by Steve Hixson
Victory Lane FPMS March 2019 Seth Wimpey
Victory Lane FPMS March 2019 Seth Wimpey
The UCRA makes its 2nd trek to the home base of Janis Ingram and Marvin Ford's Fort Payne (AL) Motor Speedway 45-minutes south of Chattanooga off I-59.
 
The Fort Payne UCRA Round #3 is at the track at Fyffe, Ala., on Saturday. It's a $2,500 purse.
 
Cory Hedgecock of Loudon, Tn., won the last event the “Spring-Loaded” in early April, but all eyes will be on leading Rookie contender Seth Wimpey of Blue Ridge, Ga., to see if he can back up his dominating performance of FPMS, from back in March at the "Bama Brawl". 
 
Current Points Leader Jesse Lowe of Crossville, Tn., got a break recently at I-75 during the feature when Top 3 running Wimpey, fell out of the race with one lap remaining, relegating him to a 13th place finish.
 
One point separates first from second in the $16,000 National Points chase. Many other top 604/Crate Late Model race teams should be in competition at FPMS Saturday. Previous UCRA/Fort Payne winners include; Chip Brindle of Dalton, Ga., local's Sam Seawright (who is chasing the $1,000 Rookie of the Year Bonus), "The Hurricane" Kasey Hall  and Kyle May.
 
Last season’s UCRA Champion Jimmy Elliott of Cleveland, Tn., is likely to enter, as is his racing pal; 2018 Rookie of the Year Michael Courtney of Knoxville, who is currently second in points. "Hot" Rod Carrol of Anniston, AL and Kenny Kizzar of Graysville Mountain, Tn., look to build on their I-75 performances also this Saturday at FPMS.
 
The Top 5 in points are all within striking distance of one another, Super Late Models, 602/Sportsman, A-Hobby, B-Hobby, Bombers, Pony and FWD are also racing with the $2,500 to-WIN 604/Crate UCRA series annual "Mayhem 40" lapper.  

Who to watch: Rookies: Sam Seawright and Seth Wimpey both were strong in Round #1, despite Seawright being beaten, battered and bruised after a Open Practice crash before the Sunday feature back in March. 
Pos Pre Driver Car # Rookie Hometown, State Total
1 5 Jesse Lowe # 5j Crossville, TN 53
2 4 Michael Courtney # C11 Knoxville, TN 52
3 2 Kasey Hall # 38 Geraldine, AL 48
4 1 Seth Wimpey # 24 …R… Blue Ridge, GA 46
5 12 Rod Carroll # R44 Anniston, AL 43
6 10 Kenny Kizzar # 157 Graysville Mtn, TN 38
7 3 Sam Seawright # 16 …R… Fort Payne, AL 37
8 N/A Cory Hedgecock # 23 Loudon, TN 30
9 N/A Treavor Sise # 73 Knoxville, TN 27
10 6 David Duplissey # D2 Chattanooga, TN 24
T10 N/A Patrick Duggan # 201 Lenior City, TN 24
12 7 DJ Hayes # 4DJ Ider, AL 23
T12 N/A Chip Brindle # 17S Dalton, GA 23
14 8 Kyle May # 45 Pisgah, AL 22
T14 N/A Ruben Mayfield # 00M Friendsville, TN 22
16 9 Kenny Hall # 8H Geraldine, AL 21
T16 N/A Heath Hindman # 91 Signal Mtn, TN 21
18 11 Randy Holder # 3H Anniston, AL 19
T18 N/A Cameron Weaver # 116 Crossville, TN 19
20 13 Justin McGatha # 29 Centre, AL 17
T20 N/A Jason Cardwell # 07C Knoxville, TN 17
22 N/A Terry Poore # 2P Seymour, TN 15
23 N/A Michael Evans # 33 Ooltewah, TN 14
24 N/A Jimmy Elliott # J39 Cleveland, TN 13
25 N/A John Ownbey # J0 Cleveland, TN 12


Solo #5J Current UCRA Nationals Points Leader Jesse Lowe
Solo #5J Current UCRA Nationals Points Leader Jesse Lowe

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