Wil Herrington faced challengers from all over as his home track of Cochran Motor Speedway played host to Crate Racin’ USA Late Model and Street Stock competitors on Saturday and Sunday. When the dust had settled, Herrington was more than $11,000 richer, with three winner’s trophies added to the collection.
Herrington swept both nights of Street Stock racing before closing out the weekend with a win in the $5,000-to-win Cochran Clash Late Model feature. With Saturday’s Street Stock feature also paying $5,000 to the victor, Herrington pocketed $11,000 just for winning the three races on the weekend.
“It’s just unreal,” Herrington said on Speed51’s live stream. “Thanks to everyone that supports me. I have to thank my mom and dad, fiance, grandparents, all my friends. Everyone worked their butt off this weekend. It’s unreal.”
Herrington led the majority of Sunday’s Late Model feature, but it did not come without its challenges. The Cochran native faced threats from Late Model heavyweights such as Kyle Bronson, Mark Whitener and Michael Brown.
Herrington fended off Bronson on a late-race restart, securing the victory.
“Yeah, I mean I had to run him over [to have a shot at the win],” said Bronson in his post race interview. “I kinda wanted to do it but I didn’t want to do it. So we’ll move on.”
“Downtown” Michael Brown rounded out the podium at night’s end, a strong close to the weekend at a venue Brown had not visited before this weekend.
“I’ve never been here, Brown said. “We didn’t know what to expect. The whole team here were fresh. But Wesley Page does what he does best and we all dug deep as a team and got a good top three finish out of this.
“The biggest thing was to build a notebook. This place puts on a bunch of big races. So hats off to them. I appreciate everybody. I enjoyed it.”
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-Story by: Allick Jorgensen, Speed51 National Correspondent – Twitter: @AJorgensen24
-Photo credit: Speed51
Crate Racin USA Late Model Results
Cochran Motor Speedway – Cochran, GA – March 15, 2020
- 00 – Wil Herrington
- 40B – Kyle Bronson
- 22B – Michael Brown
- 66k – Dylan Knowles
- 5 – Mark Whitener
- 92B – Joseph Brown
- 00F – Carson Ferguson
- 17 – Logan Roberson
- J39 – Jimmy Elliott
- 38S – Jeremy Shaw
- 18 – Ben Faircloth
- 1N – Jordy Nipper
- 14 – John Baker
- 71 – Pierce McCarter
- 11 – Cruz Skinner
- 32 – Jason Lyles
- 10 – Cody Overton
- 39 – Blake Smith
- 91 – Colby Dara
- 20 – Trynt Lloyd
- 6M – Parker Martin
- 66 – Jody Knowles
- 101 – Forrest Trent
- J8 – Jadon Frame