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Winning form: Tissot triumphs in Courtesy Chevrolet 150

August 18th, 2011 4:07 am by Dave Ongie


   KINGSPORT — Lee Tissot has been running up front at Kingsport Speedway all season long.

   Last Saturday night, Tissot put the skills he’s gained on display as he outran a deep and talented UARA-Stars field to pick up a win in the Courtesy Chevrolet 150.

   Tissot, who won the UARA-Stars points title in 2003, started on the outside of the front row and led every lap en route to the victory.

   But it was far from easy. Tissot had to hold off Kyle Grissom during a couple of late-race restarts to stay out front. Alex Yontz finished third, his best UARA result of the season.

   Brennan Poole and Coleman Pressley completed the top five.

   With just two points races remaining this season, action promises to be fast and furious Friday night.

   The top three drivers in the Late Model division are separated by just 15 points. Nate Monteith holds a six-point lead over Tissot with Daniel Pope II sitting in third.

   Six points is also the margin between first and second in the Street Stock and Pure 4 divisions. Jeff Counts is holding the lead in the Street Stock division, while John Ketron continues to sit atop the Pure 4 standings.

   All the local divisions will be in action during Friday’s Whelen Engineering Night at the Races. For more information on this event as well as the special Sunday afternoon program set for next week, visit www.newkingsportspeedway.com  .

   Volunteer Speedway

   BULLS GAP — With NASCAR racing set to take over Bristol Motor Speedway on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, Thursday night appears to offer a break in the action.

   But for those who love dirt track racing, Volunteer Speedway may just have something to fill “the gap,” so to speak.

   The Lucas Late Model Dirt Series will be in Bulls Gap on Aug. 25 for the annual Summer Scorcher with $10,000 earmarked for the winner of the 60-lap main event. For more information on this and other upcoming events, visit www.volunteer  s   p e e d w a y. c o m .

   Lonesome Pine Raceway

   COEBURN — Racing returns to Coeburn this Saturday night with something special for all the truck lovers out there.

   Bradley’s Night at the Pine will feature a 75-lap Super Late Model truck race along with the Charger, Mod 4, Pure 4, Legend, and Renegade divisions.

   For more information on this week’s racing action, visit www.thepinerace  w   a y. c o m .


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