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|Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:54 am Post subject: Talladega NASCAR Weekend Next For Durrence Layne DLMS
|ADAIRSVILLE, GA – The Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series will travel to Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, AL for a double header as a part of the festive NASCAR Weekend. The action begins on Friday night with a $2,000-to-win 40-lap race, and the finale will be on Saturday night with a $2,500-to-win 50-lap event.
Going into Rounds 15 and 16 of the 2019 Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series season, the man with the hot hand is point leader Jake Knowles of Rome, GA. Knowles has two wins and a second-place effort in his last three starts on the National Tour. For the season, Knowles has 1,320 points, five wins, 11 top five finishes and 14 top ten finishes in 14 starts.
One of Knowles five wins came at Talladega Short Track on April 26. Knowles has an 84-point lead over Cruz Skinner of Oxford, AL. Skinner rolls into his home track for two races with 1,236 points and looking for his second win of the season. The 17-year-old driver has nine top five finishes, 12 top ten finishes, and he also leads the Cruise With The Champions Rookie of the Year point standings.
Wil Herrington of Hawkinsville, GA and Oakley Johns of Hohenwald, TN are tied for the third spot in the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series National standings, each with 1,134 points. In 14 races, Herrington has one win, seven top five finishes, ten top ten finishes and he is second in the Cruise With The Champions Rookie of the Year point standings.
Johns has three top five finishes and eight top ten finishes in 14 races. The leader of the “Hohenwald Gang” is just ahead of his teammate Tyler Wood of Hohenwald, TN in the National standings. Wood is fifth with 1,106 points after one top five finish and nine top ten finishes in 14 races.
T.J. Brittain of Center, AL is sixth with 1,056 points after one top five finish and six top ten finishes. Marcus Minga of Shannon, MS is seventh in the Durrence Layne National Late Model standings with 1,022 points after a top five finish in 14 races.
Jake Rainey of Hiram, GA is eighth in the National standings with 1,008 points after one top five finish and three top ten finishes in 14 races. The 15-year-old driver is third in the Cruise With The Champions Rookie of the Year point standings, and is second in the VP Racing Fuels Young Guns Challenge Series point standings for Durrence Layne Late Model drivers 18 years of age and younger.
There is a third member of the Hohenwald Gang in the Top 10 of the Durrence Layne Late Model National standings, and that is Donald Johns of Summertown, TN who is ninth with 738 points in 14 races. Jadon Frame of Decherd, TN rounds out the Top 10 in the National standings with 732 points.
Frame has three top five finishes and five top ten finishes in ten Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series starts, and he is also fourth in the Cruise With The Champions Rookie of the Year point standings.
Other top entrants expected include Brandon Williams of Crossville, TN, Christian Hanger of Winchester, TN, Jordan Hedger of Crittenden, KY, Matt Cooper of McKenzie, TN, Grant Garrison of Walton, KY, and John Ownbey of Cleveland, TN. Ownbey has two series wins at Talladega Short Track this season, while Williams and Cooper each have one win this season.
Top local entrants from Durrence Layne Weekly Racing Series Late Model action at Talladega Short Track include David Kay of Munford, AL, Mike Combs of Odenville, AL, Adam Gauldin of Sylacauga, AL, and the ageless wonder Red Farmer of Hueytown, AL, who will be 87-years-young next Tuesday.
On both Friday and Saturday at Talladega Short Track, the Pit Gate opens at 9 a.m., with Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series Registration and Pre-Race Technical Inspection from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Drivers Meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. with Hot Laps and Racing to follow.
Talladega Short Track is located at 4343 Speedway Blvd., Eastaboga, AL 36260. For more information call 256-831-1413, or visit the track’s brand new web site at www.talladegashorttrack.com.
You can also like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/talladegashorttrackracewaypark/. With it being NASCAR Weekend, both fans and competitors are encouraged to arrive at Talladega Short Track from the east, and travel westbound on Speedway Boulevard for the easiest access to the track.
For more information and rules about the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series, visit the series web site at www.durrencelayneracing.com, or visit the series on Facebook at Durrence Layne Racing. You can follow us on Twitter @DurrenceLayneRacing.
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