April 9, 2013 10:28:40 AM
CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- A familiar name is on top of the NeSmith Chevrolet Old Man's Garage Weekly Racing Series point standings after Week 2 competition.
A second-place finish on Saturday night at Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian has put three-time series champion Lucky Keeton, of Toomsuba, at the top of the standings with 98 points.
Just six points separate the top five drivers in the NeSmith Chevrolet Old Man's Garage Weekly Racing Series standings. Michael Arnold, of Hattiesburg, is second in the with 97 points after a fourth-place finish Friday night at Hattiesburg Motorsports Park. He drove the Reynolds Motorsports/Billy Riels Racing GRT.
Mickey Trosclair, of Luling, La., is third in the NeSmith Chevrolet Old Man's Garage Weekly Racing Series standings with 96 points after finishing fifth Friday night at Hattiesburg. He drove the Sparks Motorsports/J. Dunning Sandblasting and Paint Special. Arnold and Trosclair were tied for the point lead going into Week 2 competition.
Sid Scarbrough, of Florence, won Friday night at Hattiesburg Motorsports Park, driving the Villa South Trak-Star. The victory moved Scarbrough up to fourth spot in the standings with 95 points. Robert Casada, of Hattiesburg, is fifth with 92 points.
Shannon Lee, of Lumberton, took a 40-point win on Saturday night at St. Tammany Raceway in Lacombe, La., driving the Billy Riels Racing Trak-Star. He is sixth in the standings with 89 points.
Derrick Mackmer is seventh (87), Al Kouhout, of Hattiesburg, is eighth (84), and Tommy Nichols and Noah Daspit, of Kiln, are tied for 10th (83).
Justin McRee, of Cottondale, Ala., was a busy driver on Saturday night, as he topped a 32-car field for the win at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, driving the High Roller Race Cars Special. At the completion of that race, McRee loaded up and headed south to Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian. He arrived in time to tag the tail of the 25-car field, and rallied to finish third in the 25-lap main event that was won by Randy Boyd, of Marion, in the Coca-Cola Trak-Star.
In other action, Chandler Petty, of Beebe, Ark., took the victory in the season opener Friday at Batesville Motor Speedway in Batesville, Ark., driving the Petty Racing Rocket. Friday night action at Jackson Motor Speedway in Jackson was rained out.
On Saturday night, Jeff Mathews, of Valrico, Fla., drove the CURS Warrior to victory in the season opener at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. Ricky Waggoner, of Martin, Tenn., took the win at Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tenn., driving the Taylormade Performance Special.
Third-generation driver Jimmy Thomas, of Phenix City, Ala., was the winner in the 40th Anniversary season opener at East Alabama Motor Speedway in the Dublin Tire Company Special. Scott Brantley, of Monroeville, Ala., drove the Airport Sports Center Special to victory at Southern Raceway in Milton, Fla. Brian Ponder, of Talladega, Ala., was the winner at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., driving the BP Racing Special.
Victories by Scarbrough, Lee, and Boyd has put Trak-Star Race Cars built by Boland Performance, of Cuba, Ala., on of the NeSmith Chevrolet Old Man's Garage Weekly Racing Series Chassis Manufacturers Challenge point standings with three wins.
Defending and four-time champion GRT Race Cars, of Greenbrier, Ark., is tied for second in the Chassis Manufacturers point standings with Rocket Chassis of Shinnston, W.Va., and Warrior Race Cars built by Goddard Performance, of Knoxville, Tenn., all with one win apiece. In Week 2, Petty posted a win for Rocket, and Mathews picked a win for Warrior.
One hundred forty-eight drivers have participated in the first two weeks of NeSmith Chevrolet Old Man's Garage Weekly Racing Series competition. The complete NeSmith Chevrolet OMG WRS point standings are posted on the NeSmith Chevrolet OMG WRS web site at www.nesmithracing.com.
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