Owens Rolls Through Ohio With Another Victory Saturday; Courtney Sweeps KMSA Tennessee Weekend; Chattanooga's Brooks Wins At Fort Payne

Sunday, July 5, 2020 - by Steve Hixson
Victory for Brooks at Fort Payne
Victory for Brooks at Fort Payne
In Ohio the "O-Show" keeps a rollin' Saturday celebrating the 4th of July with win #10 of the 2020 Dirt Late Model season. The Newport, Tn., racer Jimmy Owens (#20) pocketed another $12,000 extending his Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model series points lead at Portsmouth Raceway Park. The "Ramirez Motorsports, Tommy Pope Construction, Red Line Oil" sponsored Vic Hill powered Rocket racer won over Georgian Jonathan Davenport, the series' three-time and defending champion. 

In Wisconsin, Brandon Sheppard (#1) Rocket, house car driver of New Berlin, Illinois, pocketed the weekend's second consecutive $20,000-to-Win event Saturday in front of the DIRTVision and CBS Sports Network cameras.
Sheppard raced the lead away from Louisiana's Cade Dillard on lap two and that was all she wrote, as the "Valvolive, Seubert Calf Ranches" sponsored racer drove to his sixth World of Outlaws Late Model series victory of the season. Tennessean Scott Bloomquist was sixth overall and Friday's $20,000 winner, Ashton Winger of Georgia, was tenth. 

At Fort Payne Motor Speedway in Alabama, Arva Lee "Booger" Brooks (#48) of Chattanooga raced to the Red Clay 602/Sportsman series win worth $1,000 Saturday night. In the 13th running of the "Firecracker 50" Super Late Model race Joe Noojin of Boaz picking up the $4,000 victory.
 
In Sweetwater, Michael Courtney (# C11) of Knoxville backed up his Friday night Kajun Mini Stock Association feature win with yet another at I-75 Raceway Saturday. Both Tennessee wins earned Courtney a hefty $2,000 payday in the Pony division series.
 
Tyler Millwood won Dixie Speedway's SLM special $3,000 race Saturday outside of Atlanta. 

Jimmy Owens grabs check
Jimmy Owens grabs check

Chattanooga Red Wolves Earn 2-2 Tie At North Texas

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

Weaver Wins Crossville; Kennedy Wins Lil' Brothers Memorial At Wartburg


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

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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

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Roy Exum: Christians … And Trump

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