McCARTER EARNS THE POLE FOR THE 29TH ANNUAL ICE BOWL AT TSTCrate Racin USA
EASTABOGA, AL – Pierce McCarter of Gatlinburg, TN earned the pole position on Saturday for the Newsome Raceway Parts Crate Racin’ USA Dirt Late Model Series portion of the 29th Annual Ice Bowl at Talladega Short Track on Sunday. McCarter earned the pole position for the $3,000-to-win race after driving the Parkway Liquors Longhorn to victory in the first Heat Race.
The Ice Bowl is also the first race of the 3rd Annual Newsome Raceway Parts Crate Racin’ USA Winter Shootout Series. Jimmy Elliott of Cleveland, TN is the defending and two-time Winter Shootout Series Champion and the defending Ice Bowl champion. Elliott will start on the outside front row after winning the second ten-lap Heat Race in the Car Smart Auto Sales Longhorn.
Oakley Johns of Hohenwald, TN drove the Johns Farms Pierce to victory in the third Heat Race on Saturday and will start the Ice Bowl 40-lap Main Event on the inside of row three. Three-time Newsome Raceway Parts Crate Racin’ USA Dirt Late Model Series National Champion Ronnie Johnson of Chattanooga, TN won the fourth ten-lap Heat Race and will start the Ice Bowl from the outside of the second row.
The top four finishers in each heat race earned a spot in the first eight rows of the Ice Bowl. Joining McCarter by transferring out of the first Heat Race were T.J. Brittain of Centre, AL in the Brittain Hauling Warrior, Jake Rainey of Hiram, GA in the Wren’s Body Shop Capital Race Car, and Logan Palmer of Acworth, GA in the Prather Barry Wright, who finished second through fourth respectively.
Two-time Newsome Raceway Parts Crate Racin’ USA National Champion Cory Hedgecock of Loudon, TN in the Eagle Racing Engines Rocket, Joseph Brown of Columbus, GA in the Lewis Auto Sales Rocket and Josh Adkins of Talladega, AL finished second through fourth respectively behind Elliott on the second ten-lap Heat Race.
John Ownby of Cleveland, TN in the Orr Brothers Construction Kryptonite, Duke Blant of Carrollton, GA in the Blant Racing Rocket, and David Kay of Munford, AL in the Advantage Plus Excavating Longhorn followed Johns under the checkered flag in second through fourth respectively in the third ten-lap Heat Race.
Chase Walls of Decherd, TN in the Live Pure CVR, Cruz Skinner of Oxford, AL in the Skinner’s Body Shop Rocket, and Victor Turner Jr. of Pell City, AL in the Advantage Plus Mobile Home Services Rocket finished second through fourth respectively behind Johnson in the fourth ten-lap Heat Race.
Drivers that finished fifth on back in their respective Heat Races will have another opportunity to make the $3,000-to-win 29th Annual Ice Bowl by being a top four finisher in one of two 12-lap B-Main Races on Sunday before the Big Show. Skinner out-timed the 34-car field in Boyd Bilt Fabricators Qualifying with a lap around Talladega Short Track in 15.378 seconds.
For more information and rules about the Newsome Raceway Parts Crate Racin’ USA Dirt Late Model Series, visit the series web site atwww.crateracinusa.com, or visit the series on Facebook at Durrence Layne Racing. You can follow us on Twitter @DurrenceLayneRacing.
PRELIMINARY RESULTS FOR ROUND 1 OF THE WINTER SHOOTOUT SERIES AT THE 29TH ANNUAL ICE BOWL AT TALLADEGA SHORT TRACK IN EASTABOGA, AL ON 1/4/2020:
BOYD BILT FABRICATORS GROUP QUALIFYING:
|1||05||T.J. Brittain||Centre, AL||Warrior||15.573|
|2||71||Pierce McCarter||Gatlinburg, TN||Longhorn||15.603|
|3||14LP||Logan Palmer||Acworth, GA||Barry Wright||15.684|
|4||87||Jake Rainey||Hiram, GA||Capital Race Cars||15.710|
|5||B97||Lee Burdett||Hueytown, AL||GRT||15.808|
|6||01w||Jason Welshan||Maryville, TN||Savage||15.835|
|7||66||Jody Knowles||Tyrone, GA||Rocket||15.899|
|8||F97||Red Farmer||Hueytown, AL||Rocket||16.040|
|9||40||David Culver||Sylvan Springs, AL||GRT||16.077|
|1||23||Cory Hedgecock||Loudon, TN||Rocket||15.543|
|2||J39||Jimmy Elliott||Cleveland, TN||Longhorn||15.550|
|3||57||Josh Adkins||Talladega, AL||15.708|
|4||92||Joseph Brown||Columbus, GA||Rocket||15.740|
|5||28||Michael Isbell||Lincoln, AL||15.858|
|6||1||Bryant Marsh||Corinth, MS||Rocket||15.903|
|7||H2||Tyler Hurst||Lineville, AL||15.912|
|8||65||Scott Spurgeon||Lawrenceburg, TN||GRT||16.017|
|1||J8||Jadon Frame||Decherd, TN||Rocket||15.664|
|2||C6||Oakley Johns||Hohenwald, TN||Pierce||15.680|
|3||01||Blant Duke||Carrollton, GA||Rocket||15.689|
|4||J0||John Ownbey||Cleveland, TN||Kryptonite||15.690|
|5||5c||Mike Combs||Odenville, AL||Rocket||15.728|
|6||66k||Dylan Knowles||Lanett, AL||Rocket||15.733|
|7||00||Ruben Mayfield||Lenoir City, TN||CVR||15.791|
|8||K5||David Kay||Munford, AL||Longhorn||15.875|
|9||30||Todd Cooney||Pleasant Hill IA||16.197|
|1||11||Cruz Skinner||Oxford, AL||Rocket||15.378|
|2||5||Ronnie Johnson||Chattanooga, TN||15.398|
|3||14jr||Victor Turner Jr.||Pell City, AL||Rocket||15.600|
|4||25||Chase Walls||Decherd, TN||CVR||15.654|
|5||21||Corey Dunn||Milledgeville, GA||CVR||15.792|
|6||14||Randall Walker||New Market, AL||16.035|
|7||2||Todd Hurst||Lineville, AL||Rocket||16.099|
|8||3||Bailey Thomas||Anniston, AL||21.219|
HEAT RACES (10 Laps – Top 4 Transfer To Main Event):
1ST HEAT: 1. McCarter; 2. Brittain; 3. Rainey; 4. Palmer; 5. Burdett; 6. J. Knowles; 7. Farmer; 8. Culver; 9. Welshan.
2ND HEAT: 1. Elliott; 2. Hedgecock; 3. Brown; 4. Adkins; 5. Marsh; 6. Isbell; 7. Tyler Hurst; 8. Spurgeon.
3RD HEAT: 1. Johns; 2. Ownbey; 3. Duke; 4. Kay; 5. Combs; 6. Mayfield; 7. Cooney; 8. D. Knowles; 9. Frame;
4TH HEAT: 1. Johnson; 2. Walls; 3. Skinner; 4. Turner; 5. Walker; 6. Dunn; 7. Thomas; 8. Todd Hurst.
“SWEET 16” FEATURE RACE LINE-UP:
71 Pierce McCarter – J39 Jimmy Elliott
C6 Oakley Johns – 5 Ronnie Johnson
05 T.J. Brittain – 23 Cory Hedgecock
J0 John Ownbey – 25 Chase Walls
87 Jake Rainey – 92 Joseph Brown
01 Blant Duke – 11 Cruz Skinner
14LP Logan Palmer – 57 Josh Adkins
K5 David Kay – 14jr Victor Turner Jr.
B-MAIN LINE-UPS (12 Laps – Top 4 Transfer To Main Event):
B97 Lee Burdett – 1 Bryant Marsh
66 Jody Knowles – 28 Michael Isbell
F97 Red Farmer – 01 Jason Welshan
40 David Culver – H2 Tyler Hurst
65 Scott Spurgeon
5c Michael Combs – 14 Randall Walker
00 Rubin Mayfield – 21 Corey Dunn
30 Todd Cooney – 3 Bailey Thomas
66k Dylan Knowles – 2 Todd Hurst
J8 Jadon Frame
Newsome Raceway Parts, a Division of Raceway Chevrolet in Hartsville, SC, is the Title Sponsor of Crate Racin’ USA. Chevrolet Performance Parts is an Official Sponsor of Crate Racin’ USA. Hoosier Racing Tire is the Official Tire Sponsor of Crate Racin’ USA. VP Racing Fuel is the Official Race Fuel and Lubricant of Crate Racin’ USA. Knowles Race Parts and Bodies is the Official Parts Supplier for Crate Racin’ USA. David Smith Carburetors is the Official Carburetor of Crate Racin’ USA. Fullmoon Graphics is the Official Wrap, Banner, and Sign Company of Crate Racin’ USA. Crate Racin’ USA 2020 Chassis Sponsors are Warrior Race Cars, Rocket Chassis, GRT Race Cars, and CVR Race Cars.