Sunoco Super Street $10,000 Shoot-Out at Swainsboro Raceway!
by Halei Lamb | September 6, 2018 5:00 pm
by CANDY CARROLL
Labor Day weekend kicked off Friday night at Swainsboro Raceway as drivers rolled in for a big weekend of racing action in all divisions. Nearly 100 cars lined the fields Friday night for qualifying and heat races in each division to lock in starting positions for Saturday’s feature events.
Saturday gates opened early as the Budroom opened to showcase the Georgia Bulldogs game. After practice, all drivers came to the front stretch in full drivers suit to show respect with a moment of silence in memory of Tony Purvis and Anttaney Clifton, Prayer, and National Anthem. Racing action got under way with the Southland Insurance 602 Late Model division. Qualifying on Friday night gave Tall Cool One and current points leader Terry Lumley the inside pole position as weekly competitor Paul Smith qualified second setting outside trying for his first win at Swainsboro Raceway. Two attempts at double file start sent the field to a single file start with Lumley out front and Smith in second. Lap 2, Jim Rogers quickly jumped to the outside riding the fast high side groove battling Blake Akridge for the fourth position. Lap 4, Akridge tucked to the inside of Tyler Mimbs taking a peak at third but Mimbs held him off. Lap 6, Akridge slipped to the high side sending him off the back wall to restart in the rear. Lap 8, Mimbs looked to the inside of Smith for second but unable to make the pass as…
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