Dynamite Kid Sam Seawright Wins At Fort Payne

Sunday, September 13, 2020 - by Steve Hixson

For the second time this year hometown racer "The Dynamite Kid", 17-year-old Sam Seawright, got the United Championship Racing Alliance - UCRA checkers at Fort Payne Motor Speedway Saturday night.
 
Seawright (#16) won the season opener Bama Brawl back in Feburary pre-COVID19 pandemic and doubled down with another $2,500 victory. Rookie of the Year candidate Jason Cardwell of Knoxville continues to impress finishing second yet again this season.
Chip Brindle of Dalton/Chatsworth finished third with current UCRA points leader Jimmy Elliott of Cleveland fourth and local racer Bobby Pruitt fifth officially. Soddy Daisy's Kenny Kizzar was 7th, while local ace Kasey Hall dropped to 11th overall. 

Kyle Courtney (#171) of Knoxville backed up his Friday night win at Crossville Speedway with a $3,000 victory Saturday at I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater. John Ownbey of Cleveland was second to Courtney with Jerry Green of Knoxville third just ahead of Chattanoogan Ronnie Johnson with Mitchell Childress rounding out the Top five finishers overall.
 
In nearby Dayton/Spring City, the Mountain View Raceway hosted Monster Trucks for the first time since reopening in May. Kids got a thrill riding in the Mighty Monster Bus prior to the thrill show Saturday afternoon. Monster Trucks head to Wartburg Speedway next weekend if you missed them Saturday. 

At the North Georgia Speedway in Dalton/Chatsworth, multi-track champion and hometown racer Gary McPherson won the Late Model feature. Will Roland, Matthew Turner, David Payne and Shawn Chastain followed McPherson to the checkers. Larry Higgins of Chatsworth beat Chattanooga's Booger Brooks in Sportsman, while Colten Jackson of Chatsworth won Crate Late Model.
 
Blairsville's Jonathan Davenport (#49) won Saturday's $50,000 race in Ohio, leading less than 3/4 of a lap, when race long leader Kyle Strickler had a right rear blowout.
 
And finally condolences go out to longtime racer "Fast" Frank Ingram of Woodstock who lost his 20-year-old son Chase late this week in a car accident. Arrangements are still being made by the family. 

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