United Sprint Car Series visits Swainsboro Raceway

by | June 28, 2018 4:36 pm

by CANDY CARROLL

   Friday night, drivers from across the U.S. rolled into Swainsboro Raceway as the United Sprint Car Series took the 3/8-mile oval at speeds topping 95 miles per hour. Fans and drivers packed the stands and the infield for a thundering, heart-pounding night of excitement as the Zaxby’s Crate Late Model division and Southland Insurance 602 Sportsman division competed in feature events, along with heat races in Sunoco Super Street, Daniels Chevrolet Pure Stock, Roger Wheeler Construction Road Warrior, and Scare House of the South 440.

   In the Zaxby’s Crate Late Model division, Chesley “Ironhead” Dixon took the lead early with Joshua Bishop second. After a caution, John Ruggiero Jr. took advantage on the restart to move into second as Cody Overton was off the pace. Jimmy Thomas challenged Ruggiero for second. Lap 5, Cole Godowns was forced to pit with a flat. Lap 6, Bishop moved back to third. Battling hard for a top five finish, Ken Ricks, Rye Faulk, and Michael Akeson spun coming off Turn 4. Dixon pulled away with the lead. Lap 13, Joshua Bishop slipped, and Jimmy Thomas closed in to take third. Dixon took the checkered, Ruggiero second, Thomas third, Bishop fourth, and Chris Usry fifth.

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