Hampton, Georgia – Ashton Winger won his first-career Schaeffer’s Oil Iron Man Championship Late Model Series event on Friday night at Tennessee’s Crossville Speedway. He backed it up on Saturday night by winning again with the series at Smoky Mountain Speedway in his Johnny Doan Plumbing No. 12 E-Z-Go/ Keyser Manufacturing/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model.
His pair of $3,000 victories increased his 2019-win tally to four.
“There’s so many great people that supports my program, and I want to thank them all. Even with the mechanical issue that we had on Sunday evening, we had just an unbelievable weekend of racing,” Winger said. “We’re now gearing up for a big holiday weekend of racing and we’re going to do our best to add some more wins to the total.”
Friday night found Ashton Winger in action at Crossville Speedway (Crossville, Tennessee), where he was piloting his Johnny Doan Plumbing No. 12 Super Late Model in the Schaeffer’s Iron-Man Championship sanctioned program. With the second-fastest lap in his qualifying group positioning him on the second row for the feature, Winger snuck past race-leader Michael Chilton following a restart on lap-17 and navigated through lapped traffic in the final 13 circuits to capture his third win of the season and a $3,000 payday. Cory Hedgecock, Michael Chilton, Donald McIntosh, and Connor Meade trailed Ashton to the checkers in his first career victory with the series.
Following the series to Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tennessee) on Saturday, Winger laid down the fastest lap overall in time trials, which positioned him second on the starting grid for the A-Main. Jumping into the lead at the drop of the green flag, Winger led wire-to-wire en route to his fourth win of the season. Cory Hedgecock, Donald McIntosh, Connor Meade, and David Crabtree completed the Top 5. He pocketed another $3,000 prize for his efforts.
On Sunday Winger traveled to Rome Speedway (Rome, Georgia) for the Independence Day Celebration, but discovered motor issues before the night began that prevented him from competing.
Full results from the weekend are available at www.CTPromotions.org .
A three-race weekend opens on Wednesday night at Alabama’s Talladega Short Track, where Ashton will compete in a Weekly Racing Series event in the Super Late Model division. Friday night will take the team to Duck River Raceway Park (Wheel, Tennessee) for a $2,000-to-win, unsanctioned Super Late Model program. The weekend draws to a close with a $4,000-to-win, Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series event on Saturday evening at Thunderhill Raceway Park (Summertown, Tennessee).
Ashton Winger would like to thank all of his marketing partners, which include E-Z-Go, Keyser Manufacturing, Integra Racing Shocks & Springs, Boydbilt Fabrication Spring-Pro, Collins Signs, Turkey Creek Snacks, Franklin Enterprises, The Realty Queen & Team, Johnny Doan Plumbing, Rocket Chassis, Advanced Technology Motorsports, FK Rod Ends, CSR Aluminum Fabrication, Will Kinzer Foundation for Autism Research, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Off Axis Paint, O.H. Hendricks Sheet Metal, Hoosier Tire South, VP Racing Fuels, Schaeffer’s Racing Oil, RSD Enterprises, 2 Brothers Motorsports, Racing Radio, Stealth Racing Carburetors, Fast Shafts, K&N Racing Filters, Integra MX Springs, GW Performance, J&C Properties and MSR Mafia Marketing & PR Services.
-Mid South Racing Press Release
-Photo credit: Michael Moats