CARTERSVILLE, GA - Week 5 action in the 2016 NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series saw both Tootie Arnold of Meadeville, MS and Robbie Starnes of Baytown, TX pick up 50-point wins and close in on point leader Shannon Lee of Lumberton, MS. Lee has a nine point lead over second-place Arnold, and Arnold has a four-point advantage over Starnes in the third spot.

 

Arnold drove the Miss-Lou Mobile Home Movers Trak-Star to his second NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series win of the season on Saturday night at LA 36 Speedway in Lacombe, LA. Starnes took his second series win of the season on Friday night at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, MS driving the Lone Star Hydro Maintenance Special.

 

Lee was able to stay on top of the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series standings with 246 points thanks to a second-place finish on Friday night at Hattiesburg Speedway in the Billy Riels Racing Special. Lee has competed in eight races with two wins, six top five finishes and eight top ten finishes.

 

Arnold has 237 points with two wins, four top five finishes and six top ten finishes in six NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series races. Starnes has 233 points with two wins, six top five finishes and seven top ten finishes in seven races.

 

Lee’s teammate, Scott Ladner of Lumberton, MS is fourth in the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series standings with 226 points after two top five finishes and seven top ten finishes in seven starts. In Week 5 competition, Ladner finished tenth on Friday night at Hattiesburg Speedway driving the L&L Performance Trak-Star.

 

Hunter Lewis of Moss Point, MS is fifth in the standings with 219 points after two top five finishes and four top ten finishes in five NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series races. Lewis finished eighth on Friday night at Hattiesburg Speedway in the T. Lewis Construction Rocket.

 

Nick Gaines of Pearl River, LA is sixth in the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series standings with 211 points after three top ten finishes. Gaines drove the Great American Cookies of Slidell Special to a seventh-place finish on Saturday night at LA 36 Speedway.

 

Mike Boland of Cuba, AL is seventh in the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series standings with 189 points after two wins, four top five finishes and five top ten finishes in five races driving the Boland Performance Trak-Star. Boland finished fourth on Friday night at Hattiesburg Speedway.

 

Bobby Jordan of McCarley, MS is eighth in the standings with 187 points after four top five finishes and five top ten finishes in five NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series races. Jordan drove the Big Nasty Motorsports Special to a fifth-place finish on Saturday night at Jackson Motor Speedway in Jackson, MS.

 

Doug Sanchagrin of Florence, MS and Sunoco Young Guns Challenge Series point leader 16-year-old Bryant Marsh of Corinth, MS are tied for ninth in the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series standings with 184 points apiece. Sanchagrin has three top five finishes and four top ten finishes in five races. Marsh has one win, two top five finishes and three top ten finishes in four races.

 

Sanchagrin drove the Permanent Exterior Solutions Special to a third-place finish on Saturday night at Jackson Motor Speedway. Marsh finished seventh on Saturday night at North Mississippi Motor Park Speedway in Corinth, MS driving the Modern Woodmen Trak-Star.

 

In other NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Week 5 action, Scott Dedwylder of Vossburg, MS drove the Scott’s Body Works and Towing Special to victory on Friday night at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, MS. Chris Kratzer of Haysville, KS was the winner on Friday night at Salina Speedway in Salina, KS driving the Wichita Tire and Alignment Special.

 

Randy Boyd of Marion, MS was the winner on Saturday night at Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, MS driving the Harwell Racing Trak-Star. Cliff Ross of Florence, MS took the victory on Saturday night at Jackson Motor Speedway in the Net Auto Trak-Star. Josh Adkins of Talladega, AL drove the CRM Motors GRT to victory on Saturday night at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, AL.

 

Cody Smith of Holt, FL remains undefeated in NeSmith Panhandle Challenge Series competition, as he won his third straight race on Saturday night at Flomaton Speedway in Flomaton, AL driving the Smith’s Performance Rocket. Mike Palasini Jr. of Leland, MS was the winner on Saturday night at Greenville Speedway in Greenville, MS driving the MP Trucking Special.

 

Billy Tedford of Thaxton, MS drove the Advance Auto Parts Trak-Star to victory on Saturday night at North Mississippi Motor Park Speedway. The results from Saturday night at Camden Speedway in Camden, TN are on hold pending multiple Engine Protests.

 

There were three rainouts of NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Week 5 races with Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, TX and Penton Raceway in Penton, AL raining out on Friday night. Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, TX was rained out on Saturday night.

 

Week 5 was a good one for Trak-Star Race Cars built by Boland Performance of Cuba, AL, as they picked up four wins, courtesy of Ross, Arnold, Boyd and Tedford, to bring their season total to nine in the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Chassis Manufactures Challenge point standings. Trak-Star Race Cars is looking for its fifth chassis title.

 

Rocket Chassis of Shinnston, WV is second in the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Chassis Manufactures Challenge standings, as Smith gave them their third win of the season. Adkins gave GRT Race Cars of Greenbrier, AR their first win of the season to move them into a tie for third with CVR Race Cars of Lenoir City, TN. Warrior Race Cars built by Goddard Performance of Knoxville, TN is still looking for their first win of the season.

 

-NeSmith Racing Press Release

-Photo Credit: Tootie Arnold Motorsports

 

NeSMITH CHEVROLET WEEKLY RACING SERIES WEEK 5 RESULTS:

 

April 22:

MAGNOLIA MOTOR SPEEDWAY – COLUMBUS, MS:
1. 33 Scott Dedwylder
2. 2s Kyle Shaw
3. 84 Randall Beckwith
4. 18 Mark Page
5. 147 Hunter Carroll
6. 21 Jamie Pickard
7. 0 Kyle Black
8. 11 Keith Flurry
9. 21 Joe Noojin
10. 72 Steve Russell
11. 18 Mik Bruner
12. 48 Craig Barham
13. 7 Eric Carr
14. 713 David Brocato
15. 91 Billy Tedford
16. 3 Shay Knight
17. 10 Tyler Burgess
18. G4 Shelby Sheedy

HATTIESBURG SPEEDWAY – HATTIESBURG, MS:
1. 77 Robbie Starnes
2. 47 Shannon Lee
3. 22 Lucky Keeton
4. 222 Mike Boland
5. 4 Michael Arnold
6. 14 Chase Cooper
7. 28 David Williamson
8. 7 Hunter Lewis
9. 15 Jeffrey Cooper
10. 49 Scott Ladner
11. 232 Jamey Boland
12. 8 Owen Stockstill
13. J7 Kyle Johnson

SALINA SPEEDWAY – SALINA, KS:
1. 55 Chris Kratzer
2. 92 Delbert Smith
3. 70t Terry Malm
4. D6 Rob Day
5. 104 Adam Popp
6. 70 Bill Grit
7. 194 Scott Phillips
8. 7d Dusty Leonard
9. 92s Daniel Smith

GOLDEN TRIANGLE RACEWAY PARK – BEAUMONT, TX:
Rained Our

PENTON RACEWAY – PENTON, AL:
Rained Out

April 23:

WHYNOT MOTORSPORTS PARK – MERIDIAN, MS:
1. 118 Randy Boyd
2. 760 Jim McDuffie
3. 09 Daniel Bridgmon
4. 14 Michael Haney
5. 00m Monte Skinner
6. 21 Joe Noojin
7. 18 Mark Page
8. 11 Tim Dees
9. 2 Tyler Burgess
10. 232 Jamey Boland
11. 37 Tim Parker
12. 00 Kyle Black
13. 7 Jon Biles
14. 27 Larry Murphy
15. 4 Michael Arnold
16. 28 James Ward
17. 77 Carl Wilson
18. 22 Lucky Keeton

JACKSON MOTOR SPEEDWAY – JACKSON, MS:
1. C20 Cliff Ross
2. 888 Jason Cliburn
3. 34 Doug Sanchagrin
4. 4j Josh Banes - Y
5. J8 Bobby Jordan
6. 54 Richie Beasley
7. 33 Sid Scarbrough
8. X Bryan Foreman
9. 82 Jason Milam
10. 21 Jason Roberts
11. 55 Aaron Fitzhugh
12. 21 Tony Henry
13. 9 James Moore

FLOMATON SPEEDWAY – FLOMATON, AL (NeSmith Panhandle Challenge Series):
1. 3 Cody Smith
2. 57 Shep Lucas
3. 1 Kevin Maher
4. 12 Stephen Brantley
5. 6 Brandon Hood
6. 8 Dewayne Morris
7. 79 Kyle Bryant
8. 77 Ken Cartwright
9. 25 Josh Huss

TALLADEGA SHORT TRACK – EASTABOGA, AL:
1. 57 Josh Adkins
2. 11 Cruz Skinner
3. 5 Mike Combs
4. 42 Steve Kirk
5. 34 Lee Mason
6. 8 Gene Norman
7. 13 David Pettus
8. F97 Red Farmer
9. 71 Dustin Knighten
10. 19 Chase Cotton
11. 17 Adam Gauldin DNS

LA 36 SPEEDWAY – LACOMBE, LA:
1. 2T Tootie Arnold
2. 77 Robbie Starnes
3. 50 Joey Credidio
4. 99 Justin Bowman
5. 15 Jeremy Cooper
6. D9 Michael Rodrigue
7. 5 Nick Gaines
8. 521 Mickey Trosclair

GREENVILLE SPEEDWAY – GREENVILLE, MS:
1. 8 Mike Palasini Jr.
2. 77 Greg Fore
3. 84 Randall Beckwith
4. 46 Kenny Carpenter
5. D8 Christopher Showah
6. 44 Peyton Wilkerson - Y
7. C4 Cole Burns
8. 30 Justin Paxton
9. J1 Jay Downs
10. C12 Carl Kilgore
11. 10 Jim Paxton
12. 25 Billy Pate
13. T14 Jeremiah Toten

NORTH MISSISSIPPI MOTOR PARK SPEEDWAY – CORINTH, MS:
1. 91 Billy Tedford
2. 147 Hunter Carroll
3. 3 Todd Robinson
4. D4 Donnie Moore
5. 19 Marcus Minga
6. F44 Heath Johnson
7. 1 Bryant Marsh – Y
8. 26 Tim Knight
9. 21 Jamie Pickard
10. 58 Brandon Shaw
11. 12 Joe Reeves
12. 43 Kurt Radojesics
13. 16 Terrell Harris
14. 55 Ben Morrow
15. 100 Doug Heavoner

CAMDEN SPEEDWAY – CAMDEN, TN:
Results Pending Technical Inspection

COTTON BOWL SPEEDWAY – PAIGE, TX
Rained Out

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NeSmith Weekly Series Completes Week Five of 2016