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

Saturday, August 8, 2020 - by Steve Hixson

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 went on cruise control at his home track winning over Jason Welshan of Maryville, Trevor Sise, neighbor Jesse Lowe and Z. Sise respectfully. Ooltewah's Riley Hickman was 10th overall.

The 604/Crate Late Models race I-75 Raceway Saturday in nearby Sweetwater.

Local racer Drew Kennedy won his little brother Drew's Memorial Late Model race at his home track Wartburg Speedway Friday night. Drew led all 37 laps for his brother, signifying the # K37 the team proudly runs, earning the $5,037 payday. Friend and longtime supporter "The Milkman" Mike Weeks of Friendsville was second overall. Cleveland's John Ownbey was 8th and Chattanooga's Booger Brooks was 17th. 

Late Models race Tazewell Speedway this weekend North of Knoxville before next weekends United Championship Racing Alliance 604/Crate series annual "Bad-Fast-Taz 50" event Saturday, Aug. 15.



Choate Has Victory In Arkansas

Lee Women First, Men Second In UAH Charger Cross Country Race

Owens Gets 11th Series Victory In Nebraska Friday; Courtney And Trammell Take Crossville Wins


Ronnie Choate of Cookeville traveled to Little Rock, Ar. for the 2nd Annual Mod Lite SuperNationals at the I-30 Speedway and took on over 70 other race teams for the $6,000 victory Saturday night. ... (click for more)

– The Lee University cross country teams opened their 2020 seasons at the UAH Chargers XC Open Saturday morning at John Hunt Park. Lee won the women’s and the men finished second. The Lady ... (click for more)

Winning his 11th series race of the season, Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model series points leader Jimmy Owens (# 20) added $7,000 to his bank account Friday in the I-80 Speedway preliminary feature ... (click for more)



Sports

Choate Has Victory In Arkansas

Ronnie Choate of Cookeville traveled to Little Rock, Ar. for the 2nd Annual Mod Lite SuperNationals at the I-30 Speedway and took on over 70 other race teams for the $6,000 victory Saturday night. The cars a miniature open wheel modified racecars that are usually an undercard division at most tracks around the country. (click for more)

Lee Women First, Men Second In UAH Charger Cross Country Race

– The Lee University cross country teams opened their 2020 seasons at the UAH Chargers XC Open Saturday morning at John Hunt Park. Lee won the women’s and the men finished second. The Lady Flames placed three runners in the top five and five in the top 10 on their way to accumulating 23 points. Mississippi College placed six runners in the top 12 to finish second in the team ... (click for more)

Breaking News

TSA Discovers Loaded Firearms At All Major Tennessee Airports In 1 Week

In the span of a week (Sept. 13-20), the Transportation Security Administration discovered eight loaded firearms at security checkpoints in Tennessee, including at least one in every major airport in the state. Nashville International Airport (BNA) 9/14/2020; loaded Sig Sauer .380 caliber 9/17/2020; loaded Sig Sauer .380 caliber 9/17/2020; loaded North American Arms ... (click for more)

Woman Injured When Car Crashes Into The Brainerd Pharmacy Early Monday Morning

A woman was injure early Monday morning when her car crashed into Brainerd Pharmacy. CFD crews worked the accident with an entrapment. The call came in at 5:53 a.m. Squad 13 arrived on the scene and found a vehicle inside the Brainerd Pharmacy. They requested additional companies for manpower and began extrication efforts. The woman was removed from the vehicle after crews ... (click for more)

Opinion

From Exclusion To Inclusion: The Need For A New Chattanooga Way

Executive Summary: A New Chattanooga Way The Chattanooga renaissance that local leaders brag about took almost 40 years to reach fruition. It took risk. It took vision. It took billions of dollars. The physical renaissance is a farce if it fails to lift all Chattanoogans. The evidence in this report suggests the renaissance is incomplete. A New Chattanooga Way would include ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Thank You, Bill Zinkeler

There is one story in the Bible that I try to never forget. It’s the one where the Lord Jesus healed 10 lepers but only one came back with thanks. Man, forget those other nine … I strive to be the one who comes back. After all God has done in my life … I may fail again and again. I may be ‘a back-slider,’ and a disappointment to the Kingdom, but, brother, not thanking God every ... (click for more)