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Lloyd Earns Pole Position For NeSmith World Championship Race At BRP

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21 LloydDefending race winner Ivedent Lloyd Jr. of Ocala, FL earned the pole position on Friday night for the $10,000-to-win 100-lap 9th Annual Chevrolet Performance World Championship Race on Saturday night for the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL driving the Augusta Delivery Service Special. (Trace Crisp Photo)OCALA, FL – Defending race champion Ivedent Lloyd Jr. of Ocala, FL served notice on Friday night that he was looking for his second straight win as he earned pole position for Saturday night’s $10,000-to-win 100-lap 9th Annual Chevrolet Performance World Championship Race for the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series at Bubba Raceway Park.

Lloyd started the evening by setting fast time among the 49 entrants with a lap around the 3/8-mile clay oval in 14.896 seconds, and then winning the first of four 15-lap Heat Races driving the Augusta Delivery Service Special.  The top four finishers in each of the four Friday night heat races earned a spot in the main event on Saturday night that make up the “Sweet 16.”

Josh Adkins of Talladega, AL won the second heat race to join Lloyd on the outside of the front row for the big show driving the Yellow Hammer Construction Special.  Justin McRee of Cottondale, AL won the third heat race in the High Roller Race Cars Special to earn the inside second row starting spot for the main event.  Walker Arthur of Forest, VA drove the Cecil B. Arthur Beef Farms Special to a win in the fourth heat to claim the outside second row starting spot.

Joining Lloyd in the top four transfer spots to the main event out of the first heat were Ryan Montgomery of Fairmont, WV in the Central Supply Warrior, Mike Pegher Jr. of Cranberry, PA in the Bobby Lake Motorsports Warrior, and 2013 NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series Rookie of the Year Kyle Bronson of Brandon, FL in the Brandon Ford Warrior.

The second through fourth-place drivers following Adkins under the checkered flag in the second heat were Jimmy Sharpe Jr. of Soperton, GA in the Certified Energy, Inc. Special, Carter Stokes of New Smyrna Beach, FL in the RCR Rocket, and two-time NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series Champion David Earl Gentry of Murfreesboro, TN in the Eads Farms/Hardy & Associates Warrior.

Dalton Myers of Riverview, FL in the Ed Metals Special, Shan Smith of Dade City, FL in the Outlaw Race Parts Rocket, and William Thomas of Phenix City, AL in the Alexander’s Industrial Service GRT finished second through fourth respectively behind McRee in the third heat race to earn a seat among the Sweet 16 in the $10,000-to-win World Championship Race.

Second through fourth respectively behind Walker in the fourth heat race to transfer into the big show were Brad Hall of Knoxville, TN in the Hall Racing Special, Chase Edge of LaFayette, AL in the Edge’s Gas Company Special, and Jeff Mathews of Valrico, FL in the CURS Warrior.

Drivers that finished fifth on back in the four heat races on Friday night will have another opportunity to race into the 100-lap 9th Annual Chevrolet Performance World Championship Race through one of two 20-lap B-Main Races.  The top three finishers in each B-Main will fill in starting spots 17 through 22 for the main event.

There are many big names still on the outside looking in the starting field for the World Championship Race.  Those drivers include the 2013 NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series National Champion Ronnie Johnson of Chattanooga, TN, former race winner Doug Horton of Bruceton Mills, WV, Ray Cook of Brasstown, NC, and Dennis “Rambo” Franklin of Gaffney, SC.

The 23rd and 22nd starting spots in the World Championship Race are provisional spots for NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series Top 15 drivers in the point standings.  Along with Johnson, they include third-place Tait Davenport of Benton, KY, fourth-place Johnny Stokes of Columbus, MS, seventh-place Brent Barrett of Cleveland, MS, 12th-place Shannon Lee of Lumberton, MS, and 15th-place Mack McCarter of Gatlinburg, TN.

For more information and rules about the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series, visit the series all-new web site at www.nesmithracing.com, or visit the series on Facebook at NeSmith Racing.  Becoming a fan of the NeSmith Racing Facebook page will make you eligible for special prizes that will be given away each month.  You can follow us on Twitter @NeSmithRacing.

 

PRELIMINARY RESULTS OF ROUND 21 AT BUBBA RACEWAY PARK IN OCALA, FL ON 11/22/12:

 

ENTRIES:  49
FAST QUALIFIER:  Lloyd, 14.896 Seconds
HEAT RACE WINNERS:  Lloyd, Adkins, McRee, and Arthur

 

GROUP QUALIFYING:

 

1ST GROUP:

           

POS

CAR #

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

CHASSIS

LAP 1

LAP 2

TIME

1

26

Jimmy Sharpe Jr.

Soperton, GA

Scorpion

15.115

15.446

15.115

2

19m

Josh Adkins - R

Talladega, AL

Barry Wright

15.322

15.887

15.322

3

56

David Earl Gentry

Murfreesboro, TN

Warrior

15.532

15.417

15.417

4

11r

Stacey Roberts

Sylvester, GA

Bloomquist

15.496

15.652

15.496

5

33c

Carter Stokes

New Smyrna Bch, FL

Rocket

15.664

15.498

15.498

6

59

Jake Perkins

Ocala, FL

Mastersbilt

15.929

15.605

15.605

7

47

Shannon Lee

Lumberton, MS

GRT

16.020

15.625

15.625

8

1

Johnny Stokes

Columbus, MS

GRT

15.696

15.663

15.663

9

110

Brent Barrett - R

Cleveland, MS

GRT

15.814

15.667

15.667

10

2

Marty Hardy

Biloxi, MS

GRT

16.142

16.639

16.142

11

11k

Austin Kirkpatrick - R

Ocala, FL

Barry Wright

NT

16.304

16.304

12

14k

Karl Willard

Cochran, GA

Rocket

17.861

17.150

17.150

               

2ND GROUP:

           

POS

CAR #

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

CHASSIS

LAP 1

LAP 2

TIME

1

18

Chase Edge

LaFayette, AL

Mastersbilt

15.459

15.302

15.302

2

87

Walker Arthur

Forest, VA

Mastersbilt

15.355

15.394

15.355

3

47h

Brad Hall

Knoxville, TN

Mastersbilt

15.366

15.490

15.366

4

18d

Tait Davenport

Benton, KY

Longhorn

15.868

15.509

15.509

5

33

Jeff Mathews

Valrico, FL

Warrior

15.525

15.569

15.525

6

54w

Rodney Wing

Meridian, MS

Snow Bros.

16.207

15.670

15.670

7

33s

Sid Scarbrough

Florence, MS

Trak-Star

15.736

15.691

15.691

8

5

Ronnie Johnson

Chattanooga, TN

Mastersbilt

15.746

15.849

15.746

9

42

Cla Knight

North Augusta, SC

Barry Wright

15.818

15.946

15.818

10

14

Tyler Clem

St. Petersburg, FL

Rocket

16.758

15.872

15.872

11

56L

Shep Lucas

McKenzie, AL

Trak-Star

16.032

16.361

16.032

12

00c

J.D. Pass

Brandon, MS

HRRC

16.426

16.300

16.300

               

3RD GROUP:

           

POS

CAR #

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

CHASSIS

LAP 1

LAP 2

TIME

1

19

William Thomas

Phenix City, AL

GRT

15.216

15.206

15.206

2

54

Dalton Myers

Riverview, FL

Snow Bros.

15.261

15.265

15.261

3

25

Justin McRee

Cottondale, AL

HRRC

15.419

15.262

15.262

4

111

Steven Roberts

Jesup, GA

Barry Wright

15.510

15.403

15.403

5

11

Doug Horton

Bruceton Mills, WV

Warrior

15.482

15.513

15.482

6

45

Bobby Richardson

Eustis, FL

Mastersbilt

15.503

15.670

15.503

7

55

Shan Smith

Dade City, FL

Rocket

15.522

15.553

15.522

8

B69

Bryan Bernhardt

Clearwater, FL

Rocket

15.723

15.683

15.683

9

5

George Kowatic

Moon Township, PA

Warrior

15.703

15.936

15.703

10

58

Mark Whitener

Middleburg, FL

Barry Wright

16.131

15.704

15.704

11

75k

Joe Krcelich

Carmichaels, PA

Rocket

16.850

16.008

16.008

12

27L

Michael Lake

Uniontown, PA

Warrior

16.018

16.011

16.011

               

4TH GROUP:

           

POS

CAR #

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

CHASSIS

LAP 1

LAP 2

TIME

1

21

Ivedent Lloyd Jr.

Ocala, FL

Snow Bros.

14.900

14.896

14.896

2

12

Ryan Montgomery

Fairmont, WV

Warrior

15.061

15.488

15.061

3

R1

Riley Hickman

Cleveland, TN

Mastersbilt

15.400

15.226

15.226

4

1c

Mike Pegher Jr.

Cranberry, PA

Warrior

15.483

15.520

15.483

5

17s

Jeff Smith

Chatsworth, GA

Warrior

15.695

15.571

15.571

6

40b

Kyle Bronson - R

Brandon, FL

Warrior

15.809

15.707

15.707

7

2

Dennis Franklin

Chesnee, SC

Barry Wright

16.078

15.890

15.890

8

03

Chris O'Connor

Cantonment, FL

HRRC

16.152

15.920

15.920

9

17h

Matt Henderson

Loudon, TN

CVR

16.423

15.964

15.964

10

51w

William Stile

Muse, PA

Rocket

16.248

16.586

16.248

11

51

Mack McCarter - R

Gatlinburg, TN

Rocket

16.285

16.428

16.285

12

114

Ray Cook

Brasstown, NC

Mastersbilt

17.259

16.338

16.338

13

24

Greg Martin

Oliver Springs, TN

Bloomquist

16.700

16.571

16.571

 

HEAT RACES (15 Laps – Top 4 Transfer To Main Event):

1ST HEAT:  1. Lloyd; 2. Montgomery; 3. Pegher; 4. Bronson (R); 5. Hickman; 6. O’Connor; 7. J. Smith; 8. Cook; 9. Franklin; 10. McCarter (R); 11. Stile; 12. Henderson; 13. Martin DNS.

2ND HEAT:  1. Adkins (R); 2. Sharpe; 3. C. Stokes; 4. Gentry; 5. Kirkpatrick (R); 6. Barrett (R); 7. Lee; 8. Hardy; 9. Willard; 10. Perkins; 11. Sta. Roberts; 12. J. Stokes.

3RD HEAT:  1. McRee; 2. Myers; 3. S. Smith; 4. Thomas; 5. Whitener; 6. Ste. Roberts; 7. Horton; 8. Kowactic; 9. Krcelich; 10. Lake; 11. Richardson DQ; 12. Bernhardt DQ.

4TH HEAT:  1. Arthur; 2. Hall; 3. Edge; 4. Mathews; 5. Wing; 6. Johnson; 7. Davenport; 8. Clem; 9. Lucas; 10. Knight; 11. Pass; 12. Scarbrough.

 

“SWEET 16” MAIN EVENT LINE-UP:

 

ROW 1:
21 Ivedent Lloyd Jr.
19m Josh Adkins (R)

 

ROW 2:
25 Justin McRee
87 Walker Arthur

 

ROW 3:
12 Ryan Montgomery
26 Jimmy Sharpe Jr.

 

ROW 4:
54 Dalton Myers
47h Brad Hall

 

ROW 5:
1c Mike Pegher Jr.
33c Carter Stokes

 

ROW 6:
55 Shan Smith
18 Chase Edge

 

ROW 7:
40 Kyle Bronson (R)
56 David Earl Gentry

 

ROW 8:
19 William Thomas
33 Jeff Mathews

 

B-MAIN LINE-UPS (20 Laps – Top 3 Transfer To Main Event):

 

1ST B-MAIN:
R1 Riley Hickman – 58 Mark Whitener
03 Chris O’Connor – 111 Steven Roberts
17s Jeff Smith – 11 Doug Horton
114 Ray Cook – 5k George Kowatic
2 Dennis Franklin – 75k Joe Krcelich
51 Mack McCarter (R) – 27 Michael Lake
51w William Stile – 17h Matt Henderson

 

2ND B-MAIN:
11r Stacey Roberts – 54w Rodney Wing
110 Brent Barrett (R) – 5 Ronnie Johnson
47 Shannon Lee – 18 Tait Davenport
2 Marty Hardy – 14 Tyler Clem
14k Karl Willard – 56L Shep Lucas
59 Jake Perkins – 42 Cla Knight
11k Austin Kirkpatrick (R) – 00c J.D. Pass
1 Johnny Stokes – 33s Sid Scarbrough

 

R – Denotes Rookie of the Year Candidate

 

NeSmith Chevrolet, Buick, GMC of Claxton, GA is the Title Sponsor of the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series.  NeSmith Chevrolet, Buick, GMC is the nation’s number one GM Powertrain and Performance Dealer six years running, with free delivery anywhere in the Southeast.  Chevrolet Performance Parts is an Official Sponsor of the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series.  Hoosier Racing Tire is the Official Tire Sponsor of the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series.  Hedman Hedders is the Official Hedder of the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series and the Hedman Husler Award sponsor.  Bilstein Shocks is the Official Spec Shock of the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series.  Old Man’s Garage is the sponsor of the NeSmith Chevrolet Old Man’s Garage Weekly Racing Series.  RockAuto.com is an Official Sponsor of the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series.  Racecar Engineering is the Official Parts Supplier of the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series.  Renegade Race and Performance Fuels are a series Associate Sponsor and fuel supplier.  NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series Contingency Sponsors for 2013 are Dominator Race Products, Stealth Racing Carburetors, Modern Images, Mike Custom Tanks, Shorty’s Shock Service, Schoenfeld Headers, J.T. Kerr Racing Equipment, Kinser Air Filters, AR Bodies, Velocita Racewear, and Performance Rod & Custom.  2013 Chassis Sponsors are Trak-Star Race Cars, Warrior Race Cars, Rocket Chassis, GRT Race Cars, TNT Race Cars, Stinger Race Cars, and CVR Race Cars.

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