Winger Repels Sheppard For Biggest Career Victory At Cedar Lake Speedway

Saturday, July 4, 2020 - by Steve Hixson

Hampton, Ga.'s Ashton Winger repelled one of the hottest dirt late model racers in America Friday night at Cedar Lake Speedway in Wisconsin to win the $20,000 World of Outlaws Late Model series prize. Brandon Sheppard (#1) nearly overpowered the #12 on numerous occasions, but in the end the "Franklin Enterprises, Showtime Properties, EZ-GO" sponsored Rocket racer kept his cool for the biggest win of his career. Tennesseean and multi National Dirt Late Model champion Scott Bloomquist was 7th overall.
Another Saturday $20,000 to-Win feature is slated for Saturday night again alongside the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series.

In Zanesville, Ohio, Georgian Jonathan Davenport thought he had a Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model series feature win, until Texan Tyler Erb raced by with seven laps remaining on Friday night at Muskingum County Speedway. The victory snaps Jimmy Owens of Newport, Tn., four race win streak and is the first of the season for the fan favorite "T-Erb-O" racer. Devin Moran, whose family owns the track, was second just ahead of a fleeting Davenport. Owens was sixth in the official rundown. The series moves to Portsmouth, Ohio Saturday night. 

In Tennessee, Randy Weaver (# 16) of Crossville beat Ooltewah's Riley Hickman to win the J. Paul Smith Memorial Crate Late Model race at his home track Friday. Weaver is one of the winningest racers in Crossville Speedway's history and has won four races so far in 2020. Harrison's Ethan Hunter fell to a dismal 12th place finish.
 
Wartburg Speedway hosted a special Friday night Topless Outlaw Late Model series feature. Knoxville's Jed Emert (#51) got the $3,000 victory. Saturday tracks around the Tennessee Valley and Northeast Alabama area are hosting special 4th of July races, most of which are shooting off Fireworks in celebration of our country's Independence Day.
 
Sweetwater's I-75 Raceway, Mountain View Raceway in Dayton/Spring City and Fort Payne Motor Speedway all have plans on racing Saturday night around 7 p.m. local time.


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The Chattanooga Red Wolves earned a point in USL League One standings Saturday night with a 2-2 tie at North Texas. The Red Wolves are third in the standings behind Greenville Triumph and Union ... (click for more)

Three mainstays of Dirt Late Models past made it to Victory Lane Saturday night around Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama this weekend. At Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Chickamauga's Dale ... (click for more)

Randy "The Dream" Weaver dominated the 604/Crate "Hey Jack Construction 45" race Friday night at Crossville Speedway on the Cumberland Plateau. Capturing the lead on lap 19, from Zach Sise, Weaver ... (click for more)



Sports

Chattanooga Red Wolves Earn 2-2 Tie At North Texas

The Chattanooga Red Wolves earned a point in USL League One standings Saturday night with a 2-2 tie at North Texas. The Red Wolves are third in the standings behind Greenville Triumph and Union Omaha. Greg Hurst opened the scoring in the third minute. North Texas's Beni Redzic scored in teh 47th and the 87th minute to give the home team a 2-1 lead. Marky Hernandez tied the ... (click for more)

Throwback Saturday As Dirt Late Model Past Champions RJ, McDowell And Arp Find Victory

Three mainstays of Dirt Late Models past made it to Victory Lane Saturday night around Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama this weekend. At Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Chickamauga's Dale McDowell (# 17M) and Georgetown's Skip Arp (# 31) won the Super Late Model and Limited Late Model features respectfully. McDowell dominated the 13 car field of Iron-man series competitors ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Hamilton County Has 1 More Coronavirus Death, Cases Top 6,000; State Has 9 More Deaths

The Hamilton County Health Department reported on Saturday that the total number of Hamilton County resident deaths has risen one more to 54. Total cases now are 6,031 in Hamilton County, an increase of 104. Tennessee had 9 more deaths bringing the toll to 1,215. There were 1,803 new cases for a total of 120,585. There were 72 more hospitalized to bring that total ... (click for more)

Witnesses Saw Road Rage Killing Of 19-Year-Old Caleb McKean; Got Tag Number Of Mazda Driven By Terry Beard, Who Confessed

Police said several people witnessed the road rage killing of 19-year-old Caleb McKean on Friday afternoon. One got the tag number of the distinctive Mazda driven by the shooter. That let police to 43-year-old Terry Julius Beard, who confessed and has been charged with criminal homicide. At approximately 2:42 p.m., Chattanooga Police responded to a person shot call in ... (click for more)

Opinion

Thanks To District 1

I want to thank all of the citizens in District 1 who voted for me to continue being your Hamilton County School Board Representative. After I won the race on Thursday, I was asked by a reporter, “Why do you think the voters in District 1 continue to elect you after 16 years?” I answered, “Because I know what my job is as a school board member. It is to be the voice of the people ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Christians … And Trump

The August primaries in Tennessee are now over, so we shift our gaze to the November presidential elections. On Fox News yesterday, commentator Greg Gutfeld boldly predicted that the “real reason” Democrat challenger Joe Biden has not named a vice-president running mate is because Joe is battling some very troubling mental cognizance issues that are now of such concern Biden will ... (click for more)