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Saturday Night April 1st Divisions Running Limited Sportsman, Stock 8, Crate Sportsman, Renegade, Pure Stock, Stock 4, Thunder Bomber, FWD. 1st points race of the season

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Great weather for Harris Speedway season opener
March 25th

Saturday turned out to be a warm March Saturday and a good day for Harris Speedway to kick off the 2017 racing season. With the normal cool March nights Harris Speedway made the decision to start the night’s activities an hour earlier. The drivers meeting was held at 6pm and racing got under way just a few minutes after 7pm. The track was in great shape and made for a good night of racing. 8 divisions took to the speedway for hot laps, heat races, and feature events. When the last checkered flag flew it was about 10:30 pm. Fans got to see a great night of racing and all the nights activities completed in good time.

In the Renegades Josh Burgess and Chris “Action” Jackson took the green flag from the front row and went into the first turn side by side. Burgess pulled out to the lead as Jackson quickly dropped off the pace and went pitside. Josh went on to take the season opener with Lloyd Dean Burgess following across the line in 2nd place. Spencer Jebens finished 3rd, Josh Melton 4th and Chris Jackson claimed the 5th spot.

In Stock 4 action Jamie Mattison and Jason Greene were the heat race winners. In the main event Mattison in the #97 Mustang took the lead on the first circuit and led every lap to take the win. Timmy Smith in the white and red #11 crossed the line 2nd. Cody Ussery worked his way up to take the 3rd position at the stripe ahead of Dustin Morris in the JRE entry. Jason Greene rounded out the top 5.

Blake Dill picked up where he left off last year taking the checkered to claim yet another win. Phoenix Lawter in the black #51 entry was able to keep Dill in his sights and crossed the line in 2nd place. John Rholetter crossed the line in the 3rd spot ahead of Lauren Elder and Josh Rholetter.

In the Thunder Bomber class, Josh Ayers took an early lead and held on to take the win ahead of a strong field of drivers. Steve Greene was with Ayers every lap but was not able to make a pass. Greene crossed the line in the number 2 spot ahead of Darrell Price, Chris Jenkins, and Barry Thornton. Chris Jenkins had a tire go down in the heat race and had to start the main event from the 7th row. Barry Thornton started from P10 and made it to 5th before laps ran out.

In Stock 8, Donnie Atkins took the lead at drop of the green flag and led every lap to make the trip to victory lane. Jason Jolley made several bids for the lead spot but could not make the pass. Jolley finished in the runner up position ahead of Dustin Morris.

In the Crate Sportsman Bubba Sutton took the win from the front row while Andy Mattison was able to clear Josh Hellams to take the runner up spot. Hellams finished in 3rd place just ahead of Dustin Taylor in the #5 machine. John Price in the blue P4 rounded out the top 5.

Chris Jones held off a hard charging pure stock field to take the win ahead of Alex Vance, Cookie Evans, Preston Dimsdale and Donald Terry. Jones and Vance won their heat race to earn the front row for the feature.

In front wheel drive Ray Hudson motored to the lead and took the win. Travis Jameson in the #135 entry finished 2nd ahead of Jason Manning, Michael Taylor and Landon Price. The Front Wheel Drive feature was red flagged about midway of the race when the #77 of Jeff Paquin barrel rolled in turn 1. The driver was ok but the #77 machine was heavily damaged.

For track rules, event schedule, points, and all other information about Harris Speedway visit our website at www.harrisspeedway.com or Facebook Harris Speedway.

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Harris Speedway would like to thank the following sponsors for their contributions: Dirt Trackers Photography, Rock Auto, Fortune’s Grading, LLC, VP Racing Fuel, Hoosier Racing Tires, McCarter Towing, Henderson Body Shop, Bantam Chef of Chesnee.

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