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|Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:24 pm Post subject: Welshan Cruises To CRUSA Talladega Short Track Ice Bowl Win
|EASTABOGA, AL – Jason Welshan of Maryville, TN drove the Competition Race Parts Special to a wire-to-wire $3,000 win on Sunday in the 50-lap main event for the Newsome Raceway Parts Crate Racin’ USA Dirt Late Model Series in the 30th Annual Ice Bowl at Talladega Short Track. It was also the opening race of the 2021 Crate Racin’ USA Winter Shootout Series.
Dylan Knowles of Lanett, AL took the second spot in the K-Line Logistics Rocket and third went to Eli Beets of Knoxville, TN in the Beets Racing Special. Cody Overton of Evans, GA finished fourth in the Budweiser Special, and fifth was Jadon Frame of Decherd, TN in the Frame Racing Special.
Duke Blant of Carrollton, GA finished sixth in the Duke Racing Rocket and Tanner Collins of Franklin, GA was seventh in the Newnan Bonding Rocket. Cruz Skinner of Oxford, AL took the eighth spot in the Skinner’s Body Shop Rocket, and the ninth spot went to Chase Walls of Decherd, TN in the Powers Machine Special.
Sterling Freeman of Pell City, AL rounded out the top ten in the Freeman Racing Special. Monte Skinner of Saraland, AL started the Capital Race Cars Special 18th and finished 11th to earn the Knowles Race Parts and Bodies Hard Charger of the Race Award.
In preliminary action on Saturday, Knowles set fast time honors among the 49 entrants in Boyd Built Fabricators Group Qualifying with a lap around the 1/3-mile clay oval in 14.774 seconds. Knowles then won the first of four ten-lap KRC Power Steering Heat Races to earn the pole position for Sunday’s main event.
The other three KRC Power Steering Heat Races were won by Beets, Jake Knowles of Rome, GA in the Knowles Race Parts and Bodies Special, and Welshan. On Sunday, the three KRC Power Steering B-Main Races were won by Riley Hickman of Cleveland, TN in the Competition Race Parts Special, Monte Skinner, and Drew Kennedy of Lansing, TN in the Schubert Monument Sales Rocket.
Welshan took the lead at the drop of the green flag from his outside front row starting spot followed by Dylan Knowles, Beets, Jake Knowles, and Overton. The 24-car field settled into the sweet spot in the bottom groove of the track that saw a total of over 320 race cars in eight different Divisions compete on the surface during the four-day event.
By the eighth tour, Welshan began to encounter the cars on the tail end of the lead lap. That enabled the top second through fourth-place cars to close in on the leader. Donald Johns of Summertown, TN spun on the backstretch on lap 12 right in front of Welshan. Welshan was able to get by without any contact, which earned him the VP Racing Lubricants Slick Move of the Race Award.
Doubled up behind Welshan for the Dixie-Style Double File restart in second through tenth respectively were Dylan Knowles, Beets, Jake Knowles, Overton, Frame, Collins, Walls, defending and two-time Ice Bowl Champion Jimmy Elliott of Cleveland, TN, and Buddy George of Ragland, AL.
A multi-car tangle on the restart as drivers starting on the outside tried to wrestle their way to the sweet spot of the track in the bottom groove brought out the red flag and took out the Car Smart Auto Sales Special of Elliott and the George Racing Special of George. The next restart was a single-file affair.
After the restart, Welshan continued his domination of the race, pulling out to a full straightaway advantage over Dylan Knowles. That big lead was erased when the caution flag came out on lap 22 when Jake Traylor of LaGrange, GA stalled the Traylor Racing Special on the front straightaway.
Welshan led Dylan Knowles, Beets, Jake Knowles, Overton, Frame, Duke, Collins, Cruz Skinner, and Walls down for the restart. Jake Knowles stalled on the backstretch and out of the fourth spot on lap 25 to bring out the fourth and final caution flag of the race.
After the restart, Welshan reached the last car on the lead lap, Jody Knowles of Tyrone, GA in the Clayton Signs Special. A driver could move out of the sweet spot of the race track to attempt a pass, but to do so would be done at their own peril. Welshan stayed behind Jody Knowles for the final ten laps of the race and took a .700 second margin of victory under the checkered flag.
Round 2 of the 2021 Crate Racin’ USA Winter Shootout Series will be on Thursday night with a $1,500-to-win race at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, FL. It will be the opening race of the 2nd Annual Sunshine Nationals with a $2,000-to-win race on Friday night, and a $10,000-to-win race on Saturday night.
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OFFICIAL RESULTS OF ROUND 1 OF THE WINTER SHOOTOUT SERIES, THE ICE BOWL AT TALLADEGA SHORT TRACK IN EASTABOGA, AL ON 1/10/21:
POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN LAPS
1. 2 01w Jason Welshan Maryville, TN 50
2. 1 66k Dylan Knowles Lanett, AL 50
3. 3 109 Eli Beets Knoxville, TN 50
4. 5 97 Cody Overton Evans, GA 50
5. 6 J8 Jadon Frame Decherd, TN 50
6. 7 01 Blant Duke Carrollton, GA 50
7. 9 24 Tanner Collins Franklin, GA 50
8. 13 11 Cruz Skinner Oxford, AL 50
9. 11 22 Chase Walls Decherd, TN 50
10. 15 s53 Sterling Freeman Pell City, AL 50
11. 18 00m Monte Skinner Saraland, AL 50
12. 19 K37 Drew Kennedy Lancing, TN 50
13. 14 23 Ahnna Parkhurst Evans, GA 50
14. 21 66j Jody Knowles Tyrone, GA 50
15. 17 R1 Riley Hickman Ooltewah, TN 39
16. 23 C6 Oakley Johns Hohenwald, TN 34
17. 4 66 Jake Knowles Rome, GA 23
18. 8 42 Jake Traylor LaGrange, GA 20
19. 20 C4 Cole Smartt Eastaboga, AL 15
20. 16 C66 Donald Johns Summertown, TN 13
21. 12 13 Jimmy Elliott Cleveland, TN 11
22. 10 29 Buddy George Ragland, AL 11
23. 24 8 Kevin Hale Gadsden, AL 10
24. 22 05 T.J. Brittain Centre, AL 7
BOYD BUILT FABRICATORS FAST QUALIFIER: D. Knowles, 14.774 Seconds
PROVISIONAL: O. Johns and Hale
LEAD CHANGES: None
LAPS LED: Welshan, 1-50
KNOWLES RACE PARTS HARD CHARGER: M. Skinner (started 18th and finished 11th)
VP RACING LUBRICANTS SLICK MOVE OF THE RACE AWARD: Welshan
FULLMOON GRAPHICS LUCKY 7 AWARD: Collins
KRC POWER STEERING HEAT RACE WINNERS: D. Knowles, Beets, Ja. Knowles, Welshan
KRC POWER STEERING B-MAIN RACE WINNERS: Hickman, M. Skinner, Kennedy
CAUTIONS: 4 (1 Red Flag0
MARGIN OF VICTORY: .700 Seconds
TIME OF THE RACE: 44 Minutes and 4.834 Seconds
NEXT RACE: Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, FL, 1/14/21, $1,500-to-win
BOYD BUILT FABRICATORS GROUP QUALIFYING:
POS CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN TIME
1 66k Dylan Knowles Lanett, AL 14.774
2 97 Cody Overton Evans, GA 14.798
3 R1 Riley Hickman Ooltewah, TN 14.827
4 24 Tanner Collins Franklin, GA 15.002
5 11 Cruz Skinner Oxford, AL 15.028
6 66J Jody Knowles Tyrone, GA 15.055
7 21 Jason Lively Eastaboga, AL 15.128
8 46 Bryson Mitchell Russellville, AL 15.229
9 64 Braden Mitchell Russellville, AL 15.302
10 57 Josh Adkins Talladega, AL 15.378
11 17JR Tyler Wood Hohenwald, TN 15.419
12 15jr Marvin Fulford Montrose, GA 16.399
POS CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN TIME
1 109 Eli Beets Knoxville, TN 14.920
2 01 Blant Duke Carrollton, GA 15.176
3 22 Chase Walls Decherd, TN 15.216
4 s53 Sterling Freeman Pell City, AL 15.284
5 2 Adam Ray Smithland, KY 15.304
6 05 T.J. Brittain Centre, AL 15.307
7 444 McKeynna Nelms Newnan, GA 15.321
8 B97 Lee Burdett Hueytown, AL 15.416
9 104 Daniel Doster Bogart, GA 15.574
10 50 Ty Roberts Birmingham, AL 15.600
11 6a Mitch Fulford Montrose, GA NT
12 7s Brian Smith Barbourville, KY NT
POS CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN TIME
1 13 Jimmy Elliott Cleveland, TN 15.138
2 66 Jake Knowles Rome, GA 15.145
3 42 Jake Traylor LaGrange, GA 15.162
4 C4 Cole Smartt Eastaboga, AL 15.260
5 C66 Donald Johns Summertown, TN 15.285
6 15t Brandon Thomas Waco, GA 15.300
7 14jr Victor Turner Jr. Pell City, AL 15.408
8 2c Adam Cummings Margaret, AL 15.459
9 44 Curtis Cline Douglasville, GA 15.463
10 8 Kevin Hale Gadsden, AL 15.535
11 00 Ruben Mayfield Lenoir City, TN 15.650
12 40 David Culver Sylvan Springs, AL 15.854
POS CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN TIME
1 01w Jason Welshan Maryville, TN 14.975
2 J8 Jadon Frame Decherd, TN 15.005
3 23 Ahnna Parkhurst Evans, GA 15.102
4 C6 Oakley Johns Hohenwald, TN 15.178
5 K37 Drew Kennedy Lancing, TN 15.188
6 29 Buddy George Ragland, AL 15.296
7 00m Monte Skinner Saraland, AL 15.323
8 1 Ty Ellis Covington, GA 15.396
9 3 Maddox Mullinax Birmingham, AL 15.601
10 F97 Red Farmer Hueytown, AL 15.645
11 44h Randy Holder Anniston, AL 15.670
12 317 Mike Bargo Corbin, KY 15.799
13 GB9 Brian Womack Hometown, GA 15.840
KRC POWER STEERING HEAT RACES (10 Laps – Top 4 Transfer To Main Event):
HEAT 1: 1. D. Knowles; 2. Overton; 3. Collins; 4. C. Skinner; 5. Hickman; 6. Jo. Knowles; 7. Wood; 8. Bry. Mitchell; 9. Lively; 10. Bra. Mitchell; 11. Ma. Fulford; 12. Womack; 13. Adkins DNS.
HEAT 2: 1. Beets; 2. Duke; 3. Walls; 4. Freeman; 5. Brittain; 6. Ray; 7. Doster; 8. Burdett; 9. Smith; 10. Roberts; 11. Nelms; 12. Mi. Fulford DNS.
HEAT 3: 1. Ja. Knowles; 2. Traylor; 3. Elliott; 4. D. Johns; 5. Smartt; 6. Cline; 7. Cummings; 8. Thomas; 9. Turner; 10. Mayfield; 11. Culver; 12. Hale.
HEAT 4: 1. Welshan; 2. Frame; 3. George; 4. Parkhurst; 5. M. Skinner; 6. Kennedy; 7. O. Johns; 8. Ellis; 9. Holder; 10. Bargo; 11. Farmer; 12. Mullinax.
KRC POWER STEERING B-MAINS (12 Laps – Top 2 Transfer To Main Event:
1ST B-MAIN: 1. Hickman; 2. Smartt; 3. O. Johns; 4. Ray; 5. Smith; 6. Thomas; 7. Bargo; 8. Ma. Fulford; 9. Hale; 10. Culver DNS; 11. Bry. Mitchell DNS.
2ND B-MAIN: 1. M. Skinner; 2. Jo. Knowles; 3. Ellis; 4. Lively; 5. Farmer; 6. Doster; 7. Womack; 8. Culver; 9. Cline DNS; 10. Roberts DNS; 11. Turner DNS.
3RD B-MAIN: 1. Kennedy; 2. Brittain; 3. Wood; 4. Mayfield; 5. Burdett; 6. Nelms; 7. Cummings; 8. Holder; 9. Mullinax; 10. Bra. Mitchell DNS.
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