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

Saturday, September 19, 2020 - by Steve Hixson

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 to this weekend's Nationals event.

Tim McCreadie of New York and Brandon Overton of Evans, Ga., along with Owens played a high speed match of "Duck, Duck Goose" Friday on the track during the feature swapping the lead like a bunch on kids on the playground. Owens stated in Victory Lane with his son, to the Kosiski Family (promoters of the event) "What a fun race that was" referring to the run for the win.

Owens officially took the lead for the final four laps of the 30 lapper. McCreadie and Overton finished second and third respectfully. Thursday winner Kyle Strickler was 8th. The other Brandon (Sheppard) was 10th, with Georgian Shane Clanton (Thursday's runner-up) failing to make the race, due to a broken drive-line during his heat.

Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, three time and defending series champion, seven time National champion Earl Pearson, Jr. of Jacksonville, and series regular Billy Moyer, Jr. all failed to transfer to the night's feature.

In Tennessee at the Crossville Speedway on the Cumberland Plateau Friday, former UCRA Rookie of the Year Michael Courtney (# 11) of Knoxville got back in a Late Model for the first time in quite a while and won the Crate feature over local Jesse Lowe. Another Knoxvillian took the checkers in the Steelhead Late Model feature.

Jason Trammell, who is normally found on Saturday nights tearing up Tazewell Speedway North of Knoxville, won the 20 lap race, in his throwback Rayburn (# 90) racecar over Hixson's Robby Mason and Dunlap's Andy Miller.

Tennessean Scott Bloomquist ran second to home track racer Michael Chilton Friday in a $5,000 to-Win Iron-man series race at Ponderosa Speedway Friday. Maryville racer Jason Welshan was 4th and Knoxville's Ryan King was 5th respectfully.

The series stays in Kentucky Saturday moving to Burnside and its Cumberland Speedway for another $5,000 feature. The 411 Motor Speedway near Gatlinburg hosts a race for Christy Gaylon "Pink Out" for Breast Cancer Awareness. The 604/Crate Late Models top the card with local racing. 


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