Trammell rolls to late model win

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Jason Trammell of Knoxville continued his winning streak at Tazewell Speedway by leading every circuit of the thirty lap Late Model feature on Saturday night.  Trammell was quickest among thirteen entries in time trials with a lap of 11.338 seconds with Dakotah Knuckles of Ewing, VA qualifying second.
With Trammell pulling a four on the invert draw former Sportsman standout Clyde Overholt of Tazewell would start on the pole of the five lap Fast Car Dash. Overholt would lead every lap of the dash earning the pole for the feature and pocketing $100 cash for his efforts. Trammell would finish second ahead of Brian Shockley, Knuckles and Austin Neely, in his first Late Model start at Tazewell Speedway.
With the wave of the green flag Trammell would use the preferred outside starting spot to slip into the lead trailed by Overholt, Knuckles and Shockley. While Overholt was using the middle line Knuckles was looking low for traction. Jody Horton of Sneedville would bring out the caution on lap five as his car slowed on the front stretch.  On the restart Knuckles began pressuring Overholt for second. Two laps later the pair would make contact with Overholt going pitside with a flat left rear tire. Overholt would rejoin the field and finish seventh.
With feature halfway done Knuckles and Shockley began trying to reel in Trammell. For the remaining laps the pair kept within striking distance yet it was enough as Trammell scored his third win in a row piloting a seventeen year old C.J. Rayburn Race Car powered by a Vic Hill Race Engine with sponsorship from Trammell Construction, Fast Lane Signs & Graphics, Hatmaker Holdings, Quality Medical Center, Smoky Mountain Wellness Magazine and Dents-R-Us Collision Repair.
Late Models
1. 90J Jason Trammell
2. 21K Dakotah Knuckles
3. 17 Brian Shockley
4. 22 Matthew Holt
5. 56J Jody Horton
6. 54 Mitchell Burke
7. 4 Clyde Overholt
8. 7 Marty Calloway
9. 18 Michael Rutherford
10. 3 Austin Neely
11. 41 Richard Bailey
12. 2 Jordan Davis
DNS 8 Paul Whitley
In only his third year of dirt late model competition Cody Smith of Barbourville, KY would lead every of the Sportsman feature to capture his first career win over a stout fields of competitors. Nineteen Sportsman drivers signed in with Travis Fultz of Harrogate earning quick time honors with a lap of 11.911 seconds with Smith recording a time of 11.999 seconds, the only drivers turning sub-12 second laps.
Just as Trammell did in the Late Model feature, Smith would use the outside pole starting spot to his advantage as he took the lead on the back stretch on the first lap followed by Fultz, Aaron Guinn, Jonathan Miracle and Josh Sneed. On lap five Guinn, who was searching for his fourth win in a row, starting putting pressure on Fultz for second. After racing side by side Guinn would take the spot away on the front stretch.
Even with a few cautions bunching up the field and heavy lap traffic to contend with Smith was able to hold off a hard charging Guinn for his first career win piloting the Cassie’s Beauty Base, Matlock Decals, Brucebilt Performance, The Depot On Main Fine Dining sponsored Revelution Race Car with power from a DJ’s Performance Race Engine.
Sportsman
1. 11 Cody Smith
2. 97 Aaron Guinn
3. T0 Travis Fultz
4. 50 Jonathan Miracle
5. 79 Josh Sneed
6. 28J Randy Davis
7. 10 Bubba Long
8. 7X Mark Sexton
9. 555 Ryan Carey
10. 24 Andy Wilder
11. K0 Nick Kniat
12. 15 Donovan Long
13. 17 Logan Seal
14. 28X Justin James
15. 22 Jason Sizemore
16. 21 Bryan Howerton
DNS 122 Matt Shockley
DNS 77 Jimmy Calloway
DNS 35 Matt Tharp
Brad Davis of Tazewell led every lap of the Super Stock feature for his third Tazewell Speedway win of the year in the Jeffer’s Exterminating, Dynamic Machine, Andrews Construction, Old Town Grill, Little Caesars Pizza, Southern Outdoors, Paradise Marine and Locus Church sponsored S&S Race Car powered by a Phantom Race Engine.
Super Stock
1. 88 Brad Davis
2. 83 Cody Thompson
3. C4 Logan Cobb
4. 66 Michael Woods
Former 4 Cylinder standout Hayston Collett of Coldiron, KY notched his first Classic car win of the season by leading every lap of the feature. The win didn’t come easy as he had to fight off last year’s points champion John Stevens. The duo raced hard yet clean with Stevens showing great sportmanship, being the first one to congratulate Collett in Victory Lane. Collett’s Classic Car gets sponsorship from Bullco Trucking, VP Race Fuels, AFCO Racing Products and Glass Plus.
Classic Car
1. 5 Hayston Collett
2. 7 John Stevens
3. 11 Tim Stevens
4. 5S Jason Saylor
5. 16 Will Carey
6. 1 Josh Chesney
7. 69 Jesse Hickman
8. 52 Kevin Crane
Chris Reichert of Knoxville picked up his second 4 Cylinder feature win of the year in the DripOrDie.com, Friendly Tire, West Haven Speed Equipment, Mitch’s Motor Sales Ford Mustang with power from a T&N Race Engine.
4 Cylinders
1. 22 Chris Reichert
2. 72 Walter Walsh
3. 72 Rufus Collett
4. 5 Terry Boshears
5. 63 Toby Brock
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Updated: May 15, 2017 — 8:24 AM
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