Owens And Sheppard Ring Up Wins Friday Night On Dirt Late Model Tours

Friday, June 26, 2020 - by Steve Hixson
Ring up another $12,000 for Jimmy Owens (#20) of Newport, Tn., Friday night as the O'Show showed em' how it's done at 411 Motor Speedway as the Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model series tour invaded Tennessee for the second time this month at the Seymour track.
 
Building up a full straightaway lead over second place, Owens cruised to his 9th overall victory of 2020 solidifying his bid as one of the Hottest Racers in America currently.
 
Brandon Overton seemingly had second under control with one lap remaining when he and Kyle Hardy collided. Local racer Cory Hedgecock inherited second with three time and reigning LODLM champion Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Ga., third. Shane Clanton and Shannon Buckingham rounded out the Top 5 finishers. The series moves South into Alabama on Saturday night to Talladega Short Track. 

In Pennsylvania (at Lernerville Speedway) the other hottest racer in America Brandon Sheppard (#1) of Illinois was asserting his dominance over the World of Outlaw Late Model series tour Friday in the second, 25 lap preliminary, to Saturday's $30,000 Firecracker 100. The win worth $6,000 was vindication for Thursday's loss after making contact with eventual winner Max Blair, who finished a disappointing 19th Friday.
 
Tennesseean Scott Bloomquist is slowly creeping closer to the winning spot, finishing one spot better than Thursday in 3rd.
 
Saturday's broadcast of the feature event in Pennsylvania will be live on the internet on DIRTVision for subscribers and live on CBS Sports Network at 9 p.m. 

Lee Lady Flames Place Four On All-South First Team

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The Lee Lady Flames led the region with four first team selections on the 2021 Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) Women's Soccer All-South Region Teams after posting an ... (click for more)

The accolades grow this week for Chattanooga Mocs men's basketball sophomore guard Malachi Smith as he has been named the Southern Conference Student-Athlete of the Week (Nov. 17-23) following ... (click for more)

Lee men's soccer defender Jeremy Bischoff and forward Fabian Navarro were named to the D2 College Commissioner's Association All-South Region teams the organization announced on Tuesday. The ... (click for more)



Sports

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