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Jerrod Wilson Snares $10k Triumph in Second Annual 600 Nationals
Posted:9/16/2007

Jerrod Wilson Snares $10k Triumph in Second Annual 600 Nationals


Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 15, 2007) Jerrod Wilson shook off the bad luck that has plagued him over much of the 2007 season by scoring a $10,000 triumph in Saturday night's Second Annual 600 Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires at I-30 Speedway.



But after a dominant performance en route to winning Friday night's preliminary event over 125 competitors, Wilson had to work for the big bucks on Saturday night.



Running third during the early stages of the race, Wilson emerged from a torrid, three-way mid-race battle for the point with early pacesetter Stan Yockey and defending race champion Travis Senter, Jr., to take command for keeps on the 15th round.



While Wilson pocketed the $10,000 prize in the 600cc Multis, it was Trent Taylor earning a $1,500 victory to topping the 20-lap Horizon Mini Sprints Restricted "A" Class feature event.



Wilson's luck appeared to be inauspicious at best when he drew the six pill for the Sawyer Dash for Cash. But Wilson scratched his way up to second in the six-lapper to earn a front row outside starting berth for the feature event alongside Dash winner Yockey of Fresno, CA.



When the green flag flew on the feature, Yockey and Wilson battled for the lead with Yockey holding a slight edge as the opening round was completed only to have action interrupted moments later by a caution flag.



Back under way, fourth-starter Senter surged past Wilson for second and set his sights on Yockey. Yockey, Senter and Wilson slipped away from the field as the laps clicked off, with the lead trio reaching lapped traffic by the tenth round.



By the twelfth circuit, the trio began dicing for the point, swapping the lead several times along the way. Senter officially led the way across the stripe on the 14th round, but when the leaders battled in three-wide formation off of turn two on the 15th lap, it was Wilson emerged from the scramble with the lead off of turn four.



Still battling through heavy lapped traffic, Wilson found open track when the caution flew after 18 laps for Jonathan Henrick's turn four spin and then one final caution two laps later.



Wilson gradually slipped away from Senter over the final rounds and despite reaching the tail of the field on the final circuit, took the checkered flag with nearly a half straightaway advantage over Senter.



After setting the pace the opening 14 rounds, Yockey began to fade soon after the lap 18 caution and pulled pitside with six laps remaining.



Battling past Scott Sawyer in the final rounds, Tyson Hall of Longview, TX, took the show position behind Wilson and Senter. Oklahoma's Sawyer settled for fourth, with Illinois' Derek King rounding out the top five.



Texas' Travis Elliott advanced a half dozen positions to finish sixth, with Pennsylvania's Jake Murphy taking the checkered flag in seventh for the second time in as many nights. Pennsylvania's Michael Dicely was eighth, with Illinois' Daniel Robinson advancing from Last Chance race action to snare ninth in the feature. Tulsa's Riley Adair picked up a $500 bonus from Clean Racing by earning Hard Charger honors with a drive from 18th to complete the top ten.



Sprint Car legend Sammy Swindell crossed the stripe eleventh after starting 14th in the 26-car feature event.



In the Horizon Mini Sprints feature, Taylor was chased to line by Friday night winner Darien Roberts, Devon Huff, Karley Dobson and Brian Ritter.



A total of 129 drivers from 19 different states as well as Australia competed in the Multis portion of the Second Annual 600 Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires at I-30 Speedway, with another 26 competing in the Horizon Mini Sprints Restricted "A" Class.



Second Annual 600 Nationals Saturday Results:



Locked in from Friday Night's Preliminary Feature: 7J-Jerrod Wilson, 29-Scott Sawyer, 22-Travis Senter, Jr., 7x-Stan Yockey, 32k-Derek King, 68-Jonathan Hendrick.



Heat Races Top 50 in Finishing/Passing Points to Five Inverted Qualifying Races; Balance of Field to Five Last Chance Races.



First Heat (10 Laps): 1. 5x-Tyson Hall, 2. 57-Jacob Lucas, 3. 6g-Dustin Gates, 4. 6h-Chris Crull, 5. 28b-B.J. Wilson, 6. 83b-Kurt Blackaby, 7. 88d-Brandon Darlington, 8. 11UT-Tim Sandelovic, 9. 14c-Chris Zabawa, 10. 10x-Steven Parker, 11. k9-Jaysen Baker, 12. 40b-Trevor Berry.



Second Heat (10 Laps): 1. 711-Dusty Young, 2. 75J-Kevin Gigot, 3. 77b-Daniel Butler, 4. 631-Phil Reed, 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 6. wa1-Ben Devlin, 7. 31z-Brent Zimmerman, 8. 69x-Sam Miller, 9. 23w-Darryl Wills, 10. 07-George Jackson. DNS: 221-Tim Crawley, 10e-Matt Ebarb.



Third Heat (10 Laps): 1. 01-Nick Ivy, 2. 122-Sammy Swindell, 3. 36-Ben Murphy, 4. 3c-Cody Coggin, 5. 18T-Tyler Devault, 6. 18a-Ray Alsup, 7. 91T-Tay Milton, 8. 76-Josh Ruple, 9. 13k-Kyle Carpenter, 10. 23m-Mike Johnson, 11. 8a-Josh Akers, 12. 81k-Derek Ingalls.



Fourth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 30-Bean Elliott, 2. 74x-Joshua Hodges, 3. 70-Michael Wickham, 4. 47-Rusty Pipes, 5. 14x-Jimmy Bridgeman, 6. 59F-Greg Fritts, 7. 32m-Trey Marcham, 8. 017-Donald Bivens, 9. 67-Marty Martin, 10. 5k-John Kamm, 11. 11d-Jason Dent, 12. 7n-Nick Bailey.



Fifth Heat (10 Laps): 1.15T-Travis Elliott, 2. 1e-Eric Edwards, 3. 10w-Wayne Ebarb, 4. 12F-Montie Frey, Jr., 5. 31w-Justin Webb, 6. 39-Brian Nance, 7. 24d-Daniel Robinson, 8. 16F-Nate Fleming, 9. 81p-Page Summers, 10. 85-John McCord, 11. 92F-Chad Mallett, 12. 116-Chris Berreth.



Sixth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 2-Riley Adair, 2. 73-Jake Mosley, 3. 51-Terry Monroe, 4. 60-James McNeil, 5. 1b-Bobby Zaiontz, 6. 22J-Josh Rehm, 7. 131-David Zarski, 8. 1x-Chad Pitts, 9. 88h-Denver Hall, 10. 83w-Jim Woods, 11. 23a-Matt Covington.



Seventh Heat (10 Laps): 1. 80-Michael McNeil, 2. 31d-Joe Dent, 3. 41-Lee Knowles, 4. 83k-Karlas Stevens, 5. 69r-Clayton Robertson, 6. 1a-Cale Reigle, 7. 61-Brad Gentry, 8. 28J-Jeff Willingham, 9. 17R-Justin Rapp, 10. 21w-Wade Huisman. DNS: 33b-Butch Ivy.



Eighth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 19m-Keith McIntyre, Jr., 2. 79-Ryan Duke, 3. 8c-Chris Andrews, 4. 11a-Andrew Felker, 5. 96s-Samantha Gargus, 6. 35-Justin Jackson, 7. 59x-Billy Lawhead, 8. 3x-Steve Hall, 9. 23T-James Tsokatos, 10. 12c-Josh Clark, 11. 9L-Tim Dietz.



Ninth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 18c-Scott Bolden, 2. 1k-Austin Laskey, 3. 9x-Ryan Langston, 4. 22c-John Campbell, 5. 8z-Frederic Fezard, 6. 72-Justin Taylor, 7. 32x-Brad McDaniel, 8. 96x-Zach Gigot, 9. 49-Nathan Cook. DNS: 10m-Tim McKenzie, 15b-Brody Stewart.



Tenth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 18m-Jake Murphy, 2. 66s-J.J. Simmons, 3. 64-Chad Boone, 4. 44-Michael Dicely, 5. 16x-Michael Davidson, 6. 66r-Roger Rose, 7. 40r-Rodney Stealy, 8. 98-Glenn Heverin, 9. 15a-Andrew Deal, 10. 33a-Andrew Teuscher, 11. 75T-Tony Reeves.



Last Chance Races Top 4 Finishers to tail of the Five Qualifying Races.



First Last Chance Race (10 Laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 2. 69x-Sam Miller, 3. 59x-Billy Lawhead, 4. 98-Glenn Heverin, 5. 83w-Jim Woods, 6. 22J-Josh Rehm, 7. 8a-Josh Akers, 8. 11UT-Tim Sandelovic, 9. 18a-Ray Alsup, 10. 75T-Tony Reeves, 11. 10x-Steven Parker. DNS: 88h-Denver Hall, 221-Tim Crawley.



Second Last Chance Race (10 Laps): 1. 32x-Brad McDaniel, 2. 1a-Cale Reigle, 3. 32m-Trey Marcham, 4. 91T-Tay Milton, 5. 11d-Jason Dent, 6. 017-Donald Bivens, 7. 17R-Justin Rapp, 8. 40b-Trevor Berry, 9. 67-Marty Martin, 10. 07-George Jackson. DNS: 35-Justin Jackson, 21w-Wade Huisman, 10e-Matt Ebarb.



Third Last Chance Race (10 Laps): 1. 40r-Rodney Stealy, 2. 24d-Daniel Robinson, 3. 76-Josh Ruple, 4. 66R-Roger Rose, 5. 23w-Darryl Wills, 6. 23m-Mike Johnson, 7. 16F-Nate Fleming, 8. 23T-James Tsokatos, 9. 14c-Chris Zabawa, 10. 12c-Josh Clark, 11. 81k-Derek Ingalls. DNS: 92F-Chad Mallett, 33b-Butch Ivy.



Fourth Last Chance Race (10 Laps): 1. 131-David Zarski, 2. 59F-Greg Fritts, 3. 31z-Brent Zimmerman, 4. 72-Justin Taylor, 5. 1x-Chad Pitts, 6. 33a-Andrew Teuscher, 7. 13k-Kyle Carpenter, 8. 10m-Tim McKenzie, 9. 3x-Steve Hall, 10. 5k-John Kamm. DNS: 49-Nathan Cook, 23a-Matt Covington, 7n-Nick Bailey.



Fifth Last Chance Race (10 Laps): 1. 88d-Brandon Darlington, 2. 96x-Zach Gigot, 3. 61-Brad Gentry, 4. 116-Chris Berreth, 5. 9L-Tim Dietz, 6. 28J-Jeff Willingham, 7. 39-Brian Nance, 8. 81p-Page Summers, 9. 85-John McCord, 10. 15a-Andrew Deal, 11. wa1-Ben Devlin, 12. k9-Jaysen Baker. DNS: 15b-Brody Stewart.



Sawyer Chassis Dash for Cash Finishing Order Determines Front Three Rows of "A" Feature



Dash for Cash (6 Laps): 1. 7x-Stan Yockey (1), 2. 7J-Jerrod Wilson (6), 3. 29-Scott Sawyer (2), 4. 22-Travis Senter, Jr. (3), 5. 68-Jonathan Hendrick (4), 6. 32k-Derek King (5).



Qualifying Races Top 18 in Combined Points from Heats & Qualifiers to A Feature


First Qualifier (12 Laps): 1. 12F-Montie Frey, Jr., 2. 5x-Tyson Hall, 3. 51-Terry Monroe, 4. 8c-Chris Andrews, 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 6. 10w-Wayne Ebarb, 7. 1e-Eric Edwards, 8. 59x-Billy Lawhead, 9. 01-Nick Ivy, 10. 74x-Joshua Hodges, 11. 98-Glenn Heverin, 12. 47-Rusty Pipes, 13. 6h-Chris Crull, 14. 69x-Sam Miller.



Second Qualifier (12 Laps): 1. 1b-Bobby Zaiontz, 2. 83k-Karlas Stevens, 3. 83b-Kurt Blackaby, 4. 18m-Jake Murphy, 5. 31w-Justin Webb, 6. 32x-Brad McDaniel, 7. 9x-Ryan Langston, 8. 30-Bean Elliott, 9. 711-Dusty Young, 10. 32m-Trey Marcham, 11. 73-Jake Mosley, 12. 31d-Joe Dent, 13. 1a-Cale Reigle, 14. 91T-Tay Milton.



Third Qualifier (12 Laps): 1. 44-Michael Dicely, 2. 24d-Daniel Robinson, 3. 96s-Samantha Gargus, 4. 15T-Travis Elliott, 5. 36-Ben Murphy, 6. 64-Chad Boone, 7. 60-James McNeil, 8. 66R-Roger Rose, 9. 40r-Rodney Stealy, 10. 3c-Cody Coggin, 11. 57-Jacob Lucas, 12. 41-Lee Knowles, 13. 69r-Clayton Robertson. DNS: 76-Josh Ruple.



Fourth Qualifier (12 Laps): 1. 18T-Tyler Devault, 2. 75J-Kevin Gigot, 3. 1k-Austin Laskey, 4. 79-Ryan Duke, 5. 22c-John Campbell, 6. 80-Michael McNeil, 7. 77b-Daniel Butler, 8. 28b-B.J. Wilson, 9. 70-Michael Wickham, 10. 72-Justin Taylor, 11. 31z-Brent Zimmerman, 12. 18c-Scott Bolden, 13. 131-David Zarski, 14. 59F-Greg Fritts.



Fifth Qualifier (12 Laps): 1. 16x-Michael Davidson, 2. 122-Sammy Swindell, 3. 8z-Frederic Fezard, 4. 66s-J.J. Simmons, 5. 116-Chris Berreth, 6. 96x-Zach Gigot, 7. 2-Riley Adair, 8. 61-Brad Gentry, 9. 88d-Brandon Darlington, 10. 19m- Keith McIntyre, Jr., 11. 14x-Jimmy Bridgeman, 12. 11a-Andrew Felker, 13. 6g-Dustin Gates, 14. 631-Phil Reed.



Second Annual 600 Nationals $10,000-to-Win A Feature



A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 7J-Jerrod Wilson, 2. 22-Travis Senter, Jr., 3. 5x-Tyson Hall, 4. 29-Scott Sawyer, 5. 32k-Derek King, 6. 15T-Travis Elliott, 7. 18m-Jake Murphy, 8. 44-Michael Dicely, 9. 24d-Daniel Robinson, 10. 2-Riley Adair, 11. 122-Sammy Swindell, 12. 1k-Austin Laskey, 13. 79-Ryan Duke, 14. 68-Jonathan Hendrick, 15. 36-Ben Murphy, 16. 16x-Michael Davidson, 17. 1e-Eric Edwards, 18. 18T-Tyler Devault, 19. 1b-Bobby Zaiontz, 20. 51-Terry Monroe, 21. 7x-Stan Yockey, 22. 75J-Kevin Gigot, 23. 12F-Montie Frey, Jr., 24. 1x-Chad Pitts, 25. 8c-Chris Andrews, 26. 83k-Karlas Stevens.



Horizon Mini Sprints Restricted "A" Class Results:



Pole Dash (6 Laps): 1. 9-Devon Huff (5), 2. 97-Brian Ritter (3), 3. 10-Darien Roberts (4), 4. 99-Shane Fletcher (6), 5. 6s-Shelby Henson (1), 6. 57-Trent Taylor (2).



A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 57-Trent Taylor, 2. 10-Darien Roberts, 3. 9-Devon Huff, 4. 28-Karley Dobson, 5. 97-Brian Ritter, 6. 99-Shane Fletcher, 7. 18-Cole Melby, 8. 19-Dalton Terrel, 9. 14-Jordan Mallett, 10. X-Blake Jenkins, 11. 11J-James Snellgrove, 12. 37-Brunson Behning, 13. 1J-Nic Jenkins, 14. 08-Logan Martin, 15. 43-Matthew Bauldwin, 16. 8-Hunder Adcock, 17. 15J-Jeremy Middleton, 18. 92F-Nick Counts, 19. 47-Bailee Pipes, 20. 07-Jack Currier, 21. 11a-Seth Akers, 22. 6-Shelby Henson. DNS: 55F-Taylor Ferns.


 
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