Bishop takes checkered at Swainsboro Raceway!

by | August 16, 2018 5:03 pm

by CANDY CARROLL

   Nearly 100 cars rolled into Swainsboro Raceway for Saturday night racing action with the Zaxby’s Crate Late Model Division paying $2,000. Racing action began with the Southland Insurance 602 Late Model division. After hot lap qualifying and heat races, Terry Lumley and Austin Scarboro both picked up heat race wins taking the green. With two cautions, the field went to a single-file restart with Lumley gaining the advantage out front. Scarboro looked to the inside off Turn 4, but Lumley was able to make the pull on the straightaway. Lap 2, Ricky McClain moved inside Tyler Mimbs, battling for fourth. On a restart from a caution, Matt Davis slipped in Turn 2, allowing Mimbs to take over the third position. Lap 3, Morgan Sheffield, returning after picking up a win the second race of the season, took fourth from McClain off Turn 2. Tyler Mimbs’ night ended early with a left rear flat, causing him and Sheffield to get together off Turn 4. Unfortunately, Sheffield faced heavy front end damage, sending him to the pits. Several cautions sent the field to a green-white checkered finish due to time. Terry Lumley earned his third win of the season, increasing his points lead. Austin Scarboro took second in a hard attempt for the win but fell short due to time, Ricky McClain moved back to pick up a top three, Paul Smith earned fourth, and Cale Faulk fifth.
   After qualifying, the Zaxby’s Crate Late Model Division started with a battle in black between J1 Joshua Bishop inside pole and 1N Jordy Nipper outside. Twenty cars came to green with Bishop taking the advantage in Turn 3, Nipper second, and Ben Faircloth third.  Caution on Lap 3 sent the field to restart with a 3-wide battle for second between Nipper. Faircloth, and Jimmy Thomas ensuing. Faircloth tried inside Nipper for second but slipped in…

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