Jimmy Thomas Tribute Race

Recap of racing from EAMS Saturday, 7/15/2017 – The Jimmy Thomas Tribute Race:

Southern Thunder Late Model Series – 40 Laps:
Team Larry Harrod did a perfect job in Time Trials by sitting both cars on the front row.
1 – #27T Terrance Nowell – started 2nd, ran P2 and P3 for most of the race and then started working #92 Joseph Brown and little by little crept up on him until he was able to do the perfect slide job entering turn 3 with about 5 laps to go and then pulled away for the victory.
2 – #92 Joseph Brown – started 3rd, took the lead entering turn 1 on lap 1 and lead 35 laps before succumbing to a slide job by Nowell.
3 – #27 Larry Harrod – started 1st, ran P2 and P3 all race long.
4 – #27G Garrett Lloyd – started 5th, fell back to P6 mid race and then rallied back to 4th at the finish.
5 – #110 Rick Culpepper – started 4th, fell back to P6 on lap 21, but moved back to 5th on lap 22.

Southern Thunder LMS
01 #27T Terrance Nowell
02 #92 Joseph Brown
03 #27 Larry Harrod
04 #27G Garrett Lloyd
05 #110 Rick Culpepper
06 #26 Jimmy Sharpe
07 #5T Thomas Lewis
08 #55 Montana Dudley
09 #4 Jeremy Faircloth
10 #88 Russell Ogletree
11 #99 JR Moseley
12 #5B Brand Lewis
13 #7 Tyler Thomason
14 #54 Tim Dixon
15 #99C Travis Carter
16 #11 Dylan Holmes
17 #K9 Dana Eiland
18 #6 Parker Martin
19 #99R Rucker Orr

UCRA 602 Sportsman Mini-Series – 25 Laps:
1 – #00 Richie Stephens – started 3rd, took the led on lap 1 and lead them all for his 3rd straight UCRA win at EAMS.
2 – #66 Brian Hansford – started the night at Senoia, came to EAMS when Senoia was rained out, sat on the pole and ran P2 all race.
3 – #01 Blant Duke – started 6th, was involved in a collision on one of the initial starts, survived, quickly moved up to P3, dropped back to 5th after running high off turn 2, then rallied back to 3rd.
4 – #22 Keith McGuire – started 5th, ran as high as P3 early, then dropped back to P4 on lap 19.
5 – #17 Jason Price – started outside pole, was crowded off track on one of the starts and collected Duke, but both were able to continue with Price running top 5 all race long.

UCRA 602 LM Sportsman
01 #00 Richie Stephens
02 #R66 Brian Hansford
03 #01 Blant Duke
04 #22 Keith McGuire 
05 #17J Jason Price
06 #18 Josh Taylor 
07 #79 Marc Gooden
08 #05 Blaise Rutherford
09 #22 Ronnie McCullough
10 #8G Bubba Gorman
11 #90 Josh Weathers
12 #24 Justin Thornton
13 #11 Tyler Mimbs
14 #34 Ben Snider
15 #21 John Holdinghausen
16 #9 Osmond Jones
17 #18R Chris Rutherford
18 #D9 Dustin Diem
19 #28 Ron Sanders

Hobby – 15 Laps:
1 – #294 John Michael – started on pole and withstood an early challenge to lead them all.
2 – #99 Randy Renfroe – struggled to get past #29 Will Gordon and then was not able to close the distance on JM, though he was gaining at the end.
3 – #29 Will Gordon – ran P2 early and then settled into 3rd.
4 – #2 John Holcomb – started the night at Senoia and came to EAMS when Senoia got rained out.
5 – #98 Travis Timms – good, solid run.

Hobby
01 #294 John Michael
02 #99 Randy Renfroe
03 #29 Will Gordon
04 #2 John Holcomb
05 #98 Travis Timms
06 #30 Tim Bosley
07 #22 John Rogers
08 #99 Chance Renfroe

NeSmith Street Stock – 15 Laps:
1 – #51 Bradley Frakes – started 2nd and won in his first visit to EAMS this season, surviving a spin on the initial start.
2 – #25 Herbie Donath – survived a knock down drag out battle for 2nd – great racing!
3 – #71 Grady Holmes – started pole and found himself in a great battle for all of the top 5 positions.
4 – #24J Jason Price – started 6th and eked out a 4th place finish in a photo finish.
5 – #24 Allen McConnell – started 8th and worked his way up to 5th, almost 4th in a photo finish.

Street Stock
01 #51 Bradley Frakes
02 #25 Herbie Donath
03 #71 Grady Holmes
04 #24J Jason Price
05 #24 Allen McConnell
06 #X2 Dustin Hughes
07 #52 Daniel Morrell
08 #55 Zack Lee
09 #44 Jeremy Nevels
10 #97 Derrick Pearce
11 #9 David Pope

Road Warrior – 15 Laps:
1 – #97 Derrick Pearce – started the night in one car which broke in hot laps, then jumped into his teammates car and dominated the race from the pole.
2 – #D9 “Granddaddy” Diem – won out in a 4 way battle for 2nd that lasted most of the race.
3 – #29 Chris Barfield – involved in a great battle up front – settled for P3.
4 – #16 Robert Price – also involved in that same battle.
5 – #17 Brian Robinson – ran P3 most of the race until slipping high off turn 2 and dropping back to P5.

Road Warrior
01 #97 Derrick Pearce
02 #D9 Merle Diem
03 #29 Chris Barfield
04 #16 Robert Price
05 #17 Brian Robinson
06 #02 Jeff Stone
07 #1 Rickey Harrelson
08 #88 Winn Collins
09 #9 Jeff Koffman
10 #101 Brooks Shelley
11 #13 Charlie Jerrett
12 #51 Daniel Britton
DNS #33H Michael Woods
DNS #1 BJ Davis
DNS #97X Robby McDonald

Hot Shots – 15 Laps:
1 – #1 Lee Tint Man Hutchinson – started outside pole and battled to lead every lap under intense pressure every lap.
2 – #5 Jonathan MrNascar Merritt – started 16th and steadily moved through the pack taking 2nd on the last lap.
3 – #51 Robert Hutchinson – started 5th, ran as high as 2nd before dropping to 3rd on the last lap.
4 – #5 Billy Tidwell – from pole battled at the front of the pack all race until dropping 2 spots over the last 3 laps.
5 – #22 Taylor McElhannon – started 10th and moved into the top 5 just past half way.

Next race at EAMS is next Saturday, 7/22/2017.

Hot Shots
01 #1 Lee Hutchinson
02 #5J Jonathon Merritt
03 #51 Robert Hutchinson
04 #5M Billy Tidwell
05 #22 Taylor McElhannon
06 #2 Patrick Harrelson
07 #7 Stormie Cowart
08 #96 Scott Marshall
09 #78 Nathan Farrow
10 #05 Fred Woodrum
11 #13 Dave Bruce
12 #88 Trenton Griffith
13 #41 Joseph Collins
14 #2B Brian Nicols
15 #00 Kyle Hope
16 #J38 Jayce Swint
17 #71 Tater Holmes
DNS #21H Christopher Bosley