AUDIO / RECAP: Jeff Smith Scores $2,000 Carolina Speedway Win

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GASTONIA, NC (July 26) – Track PR – RaceChaser Photo/Audio – A capacity crowd cheered on one of their favorites on Friday night as Dallas, NC resident Jeff Smith dominated the 30 lap main event to score the $2,000 win in the Southeastern Late Model Series debut at Carolina Speedway.

Smith shared the front row with fast qualifier Jay Sessoms. As the green waved Smith jumped to the point and never looked back. Piloting a car normally driven by Derrick Gilchrist, Smith was never seriously challenged throughout the main event. Timbo Mangum charged hard to take second with Sessoms, Ben Watkins and Jonathan Edwards.

Jay Sessoms Post-Qualifying Interview July26JaySessomsFQ

Jeff Smith’s Victory Lane Interview  July26JeffSmith

In the Domino’s Pizza Street Stock feature it was Brent Hodges winning a wild one over; 11th starting Adam Vandiver, Jeff Graves, Andy Thompson and Josh Robbins.

Brent Hodges Winner’s Interview July26BrentHodges

Derrick Ramey rolled to the Stock Car Steel/SRI Open Wheel Modfied win. Ryan Ayers, making is 2013 debut was second with Manuel Johnson third, Matt Emmerling fourth and Colton Robinson fifth.

Derrick Ramey’s InterviewJuly26DerrickRamey

Jamie Major returned to form as he streaked to the Tilley Harley Davidson Renegade win. Second through fifth went to; Doug Kennerly, Tyler Hyatt, Scott Freeman and Ronald Pope.

Jamie Major’s InterviewJuly26JamieMajor

Blake Pryor posted the Q2U BBQ Pit Four Cylinder win. Nick Walker, Patrick Lyon, Dennis Kirk and David Hendrick completed the top five.

Blake Pryor’s Interview:  July26BlakePryor

Southeastern LM Series Finish: 1. Jeff Smith 2. Timbo Mangum 3. Jay Sessoms 4. Ben Watkins 5. Jonathan Edwards 6. John Pursely 7. Kenny Rominger Jr. 8. Billy Thompson 9. David Yandle 10. Kenny Collins 11. Lance Moss 12. Randy Dilliard 13. Wesley English 14. Anthony Sanders 15. Johnny Pursley 16. Joey McCoy 17. Chris Cheek 18. Cliff Houser 19. Jonathan Petrea

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