COLUMBUS, MS – Evan Ellis of Plantersville, MS drove the Ellis Welding Special to a $2,000 victory on Friday night in the 30-lap Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series main event at Magnolia Motor Speedway. It was the second straight Chevy Super Series win in as many years for Ellis.

Last year, Ellis only led one lap, passing Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series National Champion Ronnie Johnson of Chattanooga, TN on the last turn of the last lap. This year, Ellis took the lead from polesitter Michael Page of Douglasville, GA on lap two, and never looked back in a race that featured only one caution flag, and was completed in a snappy 11 minutes.

Page finished second in the T&T Trucking GRT and third went to 2013 Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series National Champion William Thomas of Phenix City, AL in the J.W. Miller Land and Timber Special.

Jake Knowles of Rome, GA drove the Coosa Heating and Cooling Rocket home to a fourth-place effort for his second straight Chevrolet Super Late Model Series top five finish. Knowles also takes over the Chevy Super Series point lead with a two point advantage over Tyler Crowder of Lamont, FL, 186 to 184.

Ryan King of Anniston, AL came from the 22nd starting spot in the David King Automotive Special to finish fifth. What was remarkable about this hard charging feat was that it was done in 30 laps with only one caution flag, and only one car dropping out of the 24-car starting field.

Crowder drove the Crowder Excavating Special to a sixth-place finish and Mario Gresham of Rome, GA took the seventh spot in the Gresham Racing Parts Special. Tim Busha of Boaz, AL was eighth in the Kilpatrick Racing GRT, and Jadon Frame of Winchester, TN finished ninth in the Poultry Electric/Pro Hardware Special.

Clifton Moran of Columbus, MS rounded out the top ten in the Moran Racing Special. Austin Smith of Rome, GA finished 17th in the E.T.I. Rocket and was the Cruise With The Champions Rookie of the Race.

Page took the Fast Time Award among the 31 entrants with a lap around Magnolia Motor Speedway’s Black Ice in 14.591 seconds. The two B-Main Races were won by Jason Cliburn of Star, MS in the Cliburn Tank Lines GRT and Marcus Minga of Shannon, MS in the B&M Salvage Rocket.

The next stop for the Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series will be Saturday night for Round 3 at Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, MS with a 50-lap $3,000-to-win main event.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS OF ROUND 2 AT MAGNOLIA MOTOR SPEEDWAY IN COLUMBUS, MS ON 4/22/16:

POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN LAPS $ WON
1. 2 73 Evan Ellis Plantersville, MS 30 $2,000
2. 1 18x Michael Page Douglasville, GA 30 $1,000
3. 8 19 William Thomas Phenix City, AL 30 $700
4. 5 66 Jake Knowles Rome, GA 30 $550
5. 22 55 Ryan King Anniston, AL 30 $500
6. 7 47c Tyler Crowder Lamont, FL 30 $425
7. 4 21 Mario Gresham Rome, GA 30 $375
8. 18 15 Tim Busha Boaz, AL 30 $350
9. 16 J8 Jadon Frame Winchester, TN 30 $325
10. 20 007 Clifton Moran Columbus, MS 30 $300
11. 12 19m Marcus Minga Shannon, MS 30 $275
12. 14 22 Jimmy Thomas Phenix City, AL 30 $250
13. 9 99 J.R. Moseley Columbus, GA 30 $225
14. 6 47a Adam Martin Talladega, AL 30 $200
15. 10 5 Ronnie Johnson Chattanooga, TN 29 $175
16. 11 888 Jason Cliburn Star, MS 29 $150
17. 17 84 Austin Smith (R) Rome, GA 29 $140
18. 13 1 Johnny Stokes Columbus, MS 29 $125
19. 19 34 Chad Wallace (R) LaGrange, GA 28 $125
20. 15 47r Ross Martin Talladega, AL 28 $125
21. 21 03 Oliver Gentry Newnan, GA 28 $125
22. 24 44 Colby Kilgore (R) Dalton, GA 28 $125
23. 23 72 Frank Wilson Milton, FL 28 $125
24. 3 1s Jeremy Shaw Millport, AL 12 $125

ENTRIES: 31
FAST QUALIFIER: Page, 14.591 seconds
PROVISIONAL: Wilson
LEAD CHANGES: 1
LAP LEADERS: Page, 1; Ellis, 2-30
LAPS LED: Ellis, 29; Page, 1
CRUISE WITH THE CHAMPIONS ROOKIE OF THE RACE: Smith
GRESHAM RACE PARTS FIFTH-PLACE AWARD: King
SCHAEFER’S OIL (presented by Chad Wallace) EIGHTH-PLACE AWARD: Busha
OUT-PACE PERFORMANCE 16TH-PLACE AWARD: Cliburn
CAUTIONS: 1
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 1.555 Seconds
TIME OF THE RACE: 11 Minutes and 19.636 Seconds
NEXT EVENT: April 23, Whynot Motorsports Park, Meridian, MS, 50 Laps$3,000-to-win

QUALIFYING (Top 10 Transfer To Main Event):

POS
CAR #
DRIVER
HOMETOWN
CHASSIS
TIME
1
18x
Michael Page
Douglasville, GA
GRT
14.591
2
73
Evan Ellis
Plantersville, MS
Barry Wright
14.667
3
1s
Jeremy Shaw
Millport, AL
Trak-Star
14.684
4
21
Mario Gresham
Rome, GA
Mastersbilt
14.690
5
66
Jake Knowles
Rome, GA
Rocket
14.744
6
47a
Adam Martin
Talladega, AL
Barry Wright
14.770
7
47c
Tyler Crowder
Lamont, FL
Longhorn
14.866
8
19
William Thomas
Phenix City, AL
Longhorn
14.889
9
99
J.R. Moseley
Columbus, GA
Barry Wright
14.913
10
5
Ronnie Johnson
Chattanooga, TN
Mastersbilt
14.925
11
84
Austin Smith – R
Rome, GA
Rocket
14.939
12
19
Marcus Minga
Shannon, MS
Rocket
14.943
13
1
Johnny Stokes
Columbus, MS
GRT
14.948
14
007
Clifton Moran
Columbus, MS
Mastersbilt
14.966
15
888
Jason Cliburn
Star, MS
GRT
14.978
16
22
Jimmy Thomas
Phenix City, AL
Scorpion
14.985
17
47r
Ross Martin
Talladega, AL
Barry Wright
15.038
18
55
Ryan King (AL)
Anniston, AL
Barry Wright
15.084
19
25
Justin McRee
Woodstock, AL
HRRC
15.090
20
8
Grant Pearl
Anniston, AL
Longhorn
15.106
21
03
Oliver Gentry
Newnan, GA
Rocket
15.115
22
15
Tim Busha
Boaz, AL
GRT
15.121
23
25L
Matt Larson
Columbus, MS
GRT
15.187
24
J8
Jadon Frame
Decherd, TN
GRT
15.304
25
34
Chad Wallace – R
LaGrange, GA
GRT
15.305
26
30
Ryan King – R
Seymour, TN
Stinger
15.311
27
44
Colby Kilgore – R
Dalton, GA
GRT
15.380
28
24
Barry Goodman – R
Spring City, TN
Rocket
15.542
29
72
Frank Wilson
Milton, FL
HRRC
15.641
30
38
Chase Washington
Houlka, MS
Capital
NT
31
11
Cruz Skinner
Oxford, AL
CVR
NT

B-MAIN RACES (Top 6 Transfer To Main Event):

1ST B-MAIN: 1. Cliburn; 2. Stokes; 3. R. Martin; 4. Smith (R); 5. Wallace (R); 6. Gentry; 7. Kilgore (R); 8. Larson; 9. Wilson; 10. McRee; 11. Washington DNS.

2ND B-MAIN: 1. Minga; 2. J. Thomas; 3. Frame; 4. Busha; 5. Moran; 6. King (AL); 7. King (TN); 8. Pearl; 9. Goodman (R); 10. Skinner DNS.

CHEVROLET PERFORMANCE SUPER LATE MODEL SERIES POINT STANDINGS THROUGH 4/22/16:

1. 66 Jake Knowles – 186
2. 47c Tyler Crowder – 184
3. 15 Tim Busha – 176
4. J8 Jadon Frame – 164
4. 55 Ryan King (AL) – 164
6. 5 Ronnie Johnson – 160
6. 47a Adam Martin – 160
8. 21 Mario Gresham – 158
9. 47r Ross Martin – 146
10. 03 Oliver Gentry – 142
10. 84 Austin Smith (R) – 142
12. 34 Chad Wallace (R) – 126
13. 44 Colby Kilgore (R) – 118
14. 23 Cory Hedgecock – 100
14. 24 Barry Goodman (R) – 100
14. 73 Evan Ellis – 100
17. 30 Ryan King (TN) (R) – 96
17. 18x Michael Page – 96
19. 19 William Thomas – 94
20. 29 Rusty Ballenger – 80
20. 007 Clifton Moran – 80

R – Denotes Cruise With The Champions Rookie of the Year Candidate

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