Knowles Wins The 2nd Annual Jerry Goodwin Challenge At Talladega Short Track
Eastaboga, AL (August 25, 2012) – The Fans and drivers filled the venue at TST to honor the "World Famous Jerry Goodwin" for the 2nd Annual Jerry Goodwin Challenge. All divisions were packed as well as the stands. The Goodwin/Mullinax family held a Silent Auction with all sorts of Alabama, Auburn, Davey Allison and a host of other Race Car Driver memorabilia. Raising well over $3,000 to be place with appropriate organizations to help beat cancer. Purses were elevated by the Goodwin/Mullinax family along with Legacy Environmental Process and NeSmith Chevrolet - Mike Vaughn to make this a evening that everyone attendance would remember.
A new track record was set in the Super Late Model Division by Dingus Griffin of Alexandria, AL, for fast time with a 13.085, beating Shane Clanton's track record of 13.145 set on October 30, 2009.
The Super Late Models ran a 38 lap event to honor Jerry Goodwin. Edge of the seat racing for this division with three and four wide racing. Starting in the pole position was Dingus Griffin, front row inside, and Tim Busha of Boaz, Al front row outside. Starting second row inside was Todd Marrow, Jake Knowles second row outside. Starting out of turn four, Griffin and Busha had a strong battle, Griffin lost a tire, that took him to his pit area. After a restart of the race, Knowles and Busha battled over first place, Knowles took over the control of this event. Through out the event, Knowles drove hard to hold off Busha. When the checkered flag came out the fans were on their feet. Knowles was smiling all the way to celebrate on the front streatctch to thank the Goodwin family, his crew, sponsors and to show his appreciation to his fans. Second place winnings went to Tim Busha, and third place to Todd Marrow of East Ridge, TN.
Dallas Cooper took home the winnings from the Sportsman Division, 2nd place went to Adam Cummings and 3rd place to Josh Adkins.
Montana Dudley claims his 1st win of the season in the NeSmith Dirt Late Model Division at TST, 2nd place to Bret Holmes and 3rd place was claimed by
In the Thunder 92.7 FM Thunder Car Division, Eric Smith took home the 1st place winnings, 2nd place Zack Shelton and 3rd place went to Billy Bright.
Taylor Gowers claims another win in the Dorsey Supermarket Hot Shot Division, 2nd place winnings went to Taylor Gowers and third to Cruz Skinner
Andy Davis takes 1st place in the Ponder Agency Farmers Insurance of Oxford Street Stock Division. Jeff Honeycutt 2nd place and third to Russell Chapman.
Talladega Short Track will be back in action on Saturday, September 22, 2012 with the regular weekly divisions (no OWM). This will be the 2013 Ice Bowl Qualifier, on this same night, there will be Double Feature for the NeSmith Dirt Late Models, each feature event for the Crate Late Models will be a points event. Everyone is invited to come out for a family night of dirt track racing. Gates open at 5 PM. To find the latest information, up coming events and admissions, visit our website at http://www.talladegashorttrack.com or call our race hot line for recorded information at: (256) 831- 1413.
TALLADEGA SHORT TRACK
August 25, 2012
1) Montana Dudley 2) Bret Holmes 3) Carlton Freeman 4) Jimmy Elkins 5) Ryan King
6) Johnny Stokes 7) Grant Pearl 8) Jeremy Shaw 9) Adam Gauldin 10) Lee Burdette
11) Jon Miller 12) Maddox Mullinax 13) Clark Gary 14) Austin Smith 15) Brad Berry
16) Karl Parks 17) Toney Revis 18) Red Farmer 19) Mikey Donahoo 20) Ken Pate
21) Roger Davison 22) Mike Combs 23) Joey Isbell 24) Dustin Knighten 25) Craig Gaittina.
1) Jake Knowles 2) Tim Busha 3) Todd Marrow 4) Jason Heitt 5) Tim Roszell 6) Adam Martin 7) Jason Wilson 8) Ross Martin 9) Danny Peoples 10) Todd Watson 11) Buddy George 12) Doug Stewart 13) Chris Thomas 14) Terry Smith 15) Craig Burroughs 16) David Newton 17) Dennis Reno 18) Ronnie Revis 19) Dougie King 20) Shane Holder 21) Jackson Hale 22) Skip Freeman 23) Earl Smith 24) Dingus Griffin 25) Eric Smith 26) William Thomas 27) Todd Hurst.
1) Dallas Cooper 2) Adam Cummings 3) Josh Adkins 4) Bubba Lackey 5) Chris Blackburn 6) Dustin Stewart 7) David Kay 8) Jeremy Leopard 9) Gary McDonald 10) Dylan Smith 11) Greg Chumley 12) Steven Forsythe 13) Cameron Heath 14) Brandon Woods 15) Scott Patterson 16) Lucas Burns 17) Bobby Joe Robinson 18) Tom Maddox 19) Carl Hickman 20) Joe Noojun 21) Chris Achenbach 22) Korbin Forsister.
THUNDER 92.7 FM WTDR THUNDERCARS
1) Eric Smith 2) Zack Shelton 3) Billy Bright 4) Adam Magourik 5) Jaye Hutchinson 6) Matt Nicholson 7) Casey Rush 8) Mike McCrelles 9) Bubba Saffold 10) Wayne Lucas 11) Ricker Turner 12) Sonja Newton.
FARMERS INSURANCE OF OXFORD STREET STOCKS
1) Andy Davis 2) Jeff Honeycutt 3) Russell Chapman 4) Ross Maye 5) Richard Maye 6) Phillip Haynes 7) Larry Ausborn 8) Joseph Champion 9) Curtis Dent 10) Robert Nelson 11) Bobby Clark 12) Shane Layfield 13) Bert Johnson 14) Richey Stevens 15) Brandon Wells 16) Nick Deweese.
DORSEYS SUPERMARKET HOT SHOTS
1) Brent Gowers 2) Taylor Gowers 3) Cruz Skinner 4) Chase McAvoy 5) Jacob Catlett 6) Josh Clark 7) Terry Graves 8) Will Sparks 9) David Clark 10) Charlie Nobles 11) Shaun Huddleston 12) Jackson Reynolds 13) Mark McBride 14) Tony Ferguson 15) Josh Drew 16) Christy Graves 17) Josh McBride 18) Jimmy McAvoy 19) Josh Crews 20) Katelyn Pressley.