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Ogle captures $3,000 Southern Regional Racing Series victory at Volunteer Speedway

June 23rd, 2013 1:17 pm by contributed

Ogle captures $3,000 Southern Regional Racing Series victory at Volunteer Speedway

Chad Ogle of Sevierville celebrates in victory lane at Volunteer Speedway Saturday night after winning the Southern Regional Racing Series Summer Shootout 40.

BULLS GAP — Sevierville racer Chad Ogle took home the trophy and $3,000 Saturday night after winning the Southern Shootout 40 in the Southern Regional Racing Series’ inaugural visit to Volunteer Speedway.

Noted race engine builder Vic Hill was driving a fast car but misfortune cost him what appeared would be a flag-to-flag victory. Hill suddenly slowed with a broken rear end on lap 34, and Ogle moved into the lead and drove to Victory Lane in the caution-free 40-lap event.

“Hey, tonight definitely proved that it’s never over until the checkered flag waves,” the 37-year-old Ogle said. "Some people will say, ‘Oh, you got lucky to win’ and I’ll admit we caught a lucky break. Because there’s no doubt about it, Vic had the race won if not for the rear-end trouble sidelining him. But I believe we were due to have some good luck on our side.

“Dating back to the end of last season we had our engine blow, and we’re just a family-owned race team and losing our motor definitely set us back financially over the offseason. We didn’t even get to start racing this year until a little over a month ago. ...

“Getting this win is great, because no matter how you look at it, a win is a win," he added. "We’re definitely taking it and hopefully this will be just the first of several good races for us as the season progresses.” 

Jerry Broyles of Jonesborough, the 2009 Fastrak Racing Series-sanctioned Pro Late Model track champion, jumped into the lead at the start of the 25-lap feature and sailed to his first victory of the season. Jamie Whitt of Wise took the win in the 20-lap Modified Hobby feature.

Southern Regional Racing Series
Summer Shootout 40

(With finish position, starting position in parentheses, driver name, car number, hometown, money earned)
1. (4) Chad Ogle #10-Sevierville, TN $3,000
2. (8) Scott James #1g-Bright, IN $1,500
3. (1) Ryan King #30-Seymour, TN $900
4. (7) Mark Vineyard #4-Powell, TN $800
5. (3) Bryan Hendrix #5-Knoxville, TN $700
6. (5) Stacy Boles #11B-Clinton, TN $600
7. (10) Jamie Oliver #38-Murphy, NC $575
8. (12) Josh Henry #25-Newport, TN $550
9. (13) Jason Welshan #29-Maryville, TN $525
10. (9) Jeff Neubert #86-Rockford, TN $500
11. (2) Vic Hill #1-Mosheim, TN $400
12. (11) Travis Greer #11g-Marion, VA $390
13. (16) Stanley Donahoo #00-White Pine, TN $380
14. (15) Mike Luna #112-Sparta, TN $370
15. (14) Gabe Wilson #12w-Waynesville, NC $360
16. (6) Josh Putnam #212-Killen, AL $350
Pro Late Model (25 laps)
1) Jerry Broyles #72; 2) Tim Byrd #24; 3) Dale Ball #2; 4) Ricky Moore #75; 5) Todd Brooks #T1; 6) Tim Maupin #T2; 7) Greg Burchett #5g; 8) Brent Hensley #70; 9) Mike Kelley #X; 10) Andy Ogle #68; 11) Richard Adkins #73; 12) Wes Johnson #57j; 13) Bobby Mays #19; 14) John Tweed #5 – Did Not Start: Ricky Presley #17; Hugh Scalf #56
Modified Hobby (20 laps)
1) Jamie Whitt #1; 2) Jesse Helton #28; 3) Jon Cook #0z; 4) Mike Mays #30; 5) Clynis Phillips #46; 6) Jesse Wilder #79; 7) Landon Williams #25w 


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