Smith Disqualifed After Dominating UCRA Tazewell Season Opener

Monday, May 25, 2020 - by Steve Hixson
Kentuckian Brian Smith has a firm grasp on racing Tazewell Speedway and Sunday night the Late Model ace showed that prowess, when he dominated the 40 lap United Championship Racing Alliance feature. Unfortunately for Smith, he was disqualified from the victory during post race inspections, which handed the win to Jason Trammell (# 91) of Knoxville and his Hatmaker Holdings, CharlieBrownCo. Screen Printing and Embroidery Services,  R&J Sign Co, Lake City Tire, Discount Auto Parts, Dents R US, Hoosier Tire South, Stealth Racing Carburetors, Bryan King Roofing, Fastlane Signs & Graphics, Xs Power, Integra Shocks and Vic Hill Racing Engines race team.

In front of a large crowd, the season opener drew 22 competitors for the $11,500 event.
Ross White (# 0) of Knoxville topped "Gresham Racing Parts" qualifying, but in the feature, all eyes were on a hurricane. Heat #2 winner, Kasey Hall pressured the leader lap after lap in the $3,001 to win A-main. The Alabama racer slipped in the waning laps allowing local hot-shoe Jason Trammell to take over, what would be the winning move with only a few laps remaining. Josh Collins of Knoxville, Heat #3 winner Jeff Neubert of Rockford and Forest Trent rounded out the Top 5 of the feature. Hall unofficially leaves Tazewell Speedway the new UCRA points leader as 2018 Points Champion Jimmy Elliott of Cleveland finished 7th overall. Hall finished 5th in the March UCRA season opener at his home track in Fort Payne, AL. Soddy Daisy's Kenny Kizzar gained valuable points as the leading Rookie of the Year contender Jason Cardwell fell to a 19th place finish. 

The next UCRA event is scheduled for Talladega Short Track in three weeks on Saturday, June 13.
 
Keep up with the series news online at UCRAracing.com or on the Facebook social media page.

Official Results 
2nd Annual Melvin Corum Memorial 40
1. Jason Trammell
2. Kasey Hall
3. Josh Collins
4. Jeff Neubert
5. Forest Trent
6. Jimmy Elliott
7. Jonathan Miracle
8. Marty Calloway
9. Kenny Kizzar
10. Jeremy Holtzclaw
11. Austin Glass 
12. Tyler Smith
13. Michael Smith
14. Bradley Strong
15. John Llewellyn 
16. Aaron Guinn
17. Ross White
18. Jason Cardwell
19. Seth Wimpey
20. Zane Powell
DNS: Mack McCarter
DQ'd: Brian Smith 
- photo by Candice McCue

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