Williams Bypasses Shell for the Win Lane, Helton, Canter, Blessing also Capture Kingsport Speedway Wins

08/27/2019

Submitted by:

 

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (August 24, 2019) - Nik Williams scored his fifth Late Model Stock win of the season and held serve with Zeke Shell in his pursuit of a first Kingsport Speedway track championship.

 

Williams, in the No. 32 Chevrolet, battled past defending track champion Shell in the No. 1 Ford which was held up by the slower car of Jimmy Acito on lap 19. Once out front, Williams pulled out to a 10-car length victory in the 60-lap feature.

 

Coming into the night with a nine-point lead in the championship standings, Williams, a 21-year-old from Chuckey, and Johnson City driver Shell both ended with 30 points. Shell picked up a bonus point for winning the point, while Williams finishing one spot ahead of him evened the score.

 

Bryson Dennis finished third as Wayne Hale and Derek Lane rounded out the top five on the 3/8-mile concrete oval.

 

MOD SQUADS

 

Trey Lane of Kingsport drove his No. 9 Dodge Challenger to an eighth win of the season in the Mod Street division. It was a highly competitive race with him outdueling Rusty Clendenin in the No. 27 Camaro for the top spot.

 

Alex Miller, Colby Higgins and Royce Peters were the rest of the top five finishers.

 

Kevin Canter of Abingdon, Va., in the Dale Earnhardt tribute paint scheme No. 3 Ford, rolled to his 14th win in 16 races for the Mod 4 division. Dennis Arnold, winner of the other two Mod 4 features, finished second. Billy Duty, Chris Amburgey and Jesse Amburgey rounded out the top five.

 

 

 

 

PURE DELIGHT

Kingsport’s Keith Helton hit double-digit wins, driving the orange No. 9 Saturn to his 10th win of the season in the Pure 4 division. Josh Detwiler finished second in the 21-car field ahead of Bucky Smith in the No. 99 machine. Kenny Absher, the most recent winner before Friday, wound up fourth with defending track champion Bruce Crumbley in fifth.

 

Bruce Blessing of Yuma, Va., drove his No. 10 Camaro to his second Pure Street win of the season. Blessing had finished runner-up to Tony Dockery in the last two Kingsport races, but powered his way to the front Friday night. Points leader Doug Austin finished second, followed by defending track champion Jay Swecker, Kevin Darnell and Dockery.

 

The race was red-flagged after the throttle hung on Ricky Payne’s car and he slammed hard into the turn 1 wall. Payne was shaken, but able to eventually get out of the car.

 

Three weeks remain on the track’s points schedule with another five-division program of races for Friday, Aug. 30

 

__________________________________________

 

 

KINGSPORT SPEEDWAY – FRIDAY, AUG. 23, 2019 – NASCAR WHELEN ALL-AMERICAN SERIES – OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

 

“HIGHLANDS SIGN SHOP” LATE MODEL STOCK CAR (60 laps)

1. Nik Williams #32-Chuckey, TN
2. Zeke Shell #1-Johnson City, TN
3. Bryson Dennis #15-Greeneville, TN
4. Wayne Hale #19-Bluff City, TN
5. Derek Lane #28-Kingsport, TN
6. Austin Peters #66-Kingsport, TN
7. Rick Pannell #33-Kingsport, TN
8. Jimmy Acito #57-Kingsport, TN
9. Royce Peters #38-Kingsport, TN

 

 

“SUPER TRANSMISSION” MODIFIED STREET (30 laps)

1. Trey Lane #9
2. Rusty Clendenin #27
3. Alex Miller #37
4. Colby Higgins #99
5. Royce Peters #42
6. Chase Dixon #07
7. Paul Shull #48
8. Richard Adkins #73
9. Bryan Young #13
10. Luke Fox #94
11. Kevin Wolfe #17

 

 

PURE 4 (30 laps)

1. Keith Helton #9
2. Josh Detwiler #38D
3. Bucky Smith #99X
4. Kenny Absher #11
5. Bruce Crumbley #33
6. Billy Byington #11B
7. William Hale #47
8. Justin Hartsock #6
9. Chad Jeffers #38
10. David Trent #57
11. Paul Stanley #40
12. Caleb Hensley #52
13. Brian Eggers #20
14. Billy Walters #4
15. Tony Casteel #44
16. Jeff Hess #48
17. Paul Akers #41
18. Josh Collins #77
19. Craig Phelps #00
20. Larry Stapleton #15
21. Joey Amburgey #17

MOD 4 (25 laps)

1. Kevin Center #3
2. Dennis Arnold #71
3. Billy Duty #2
4. Chris Amburgey #17
5. Jessie Amburgey #7
6. Hershell Robinette #9
7. Randall Artrip #45

PURE STREET (25 laps)

1. Bruce Blessing #10
2. Doug Austin #18
3. Jay Swecker #77
4. Kevin Darnell #4
5. Tony Dockery #05
6. Gene Griffey #12
7. Jessica Spangler #07
8. Ricky Payne #1
9. Tim Hensley #37

 

Next race – Friday, August 30.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

For more information on Kingsport Speedway, visit our website at -www.kingsportspeedway.com

 

Fresh content and updates can also be found on the tracks Facebook page (@KingsportSpeedway), Twitter (@KpSpeedway), Instagram (@KingsportSpeedway), Snapchat (@KptSpeedway), and YouTube (@KingsportSpeedway).

 

#NASCARWhelenAllAmericanSeries #MyTrackMyRoots

 

About Kingsport Speedway

Kingsport Speedway has provided race fans in the Tri-Cities, Tennessee and surrounding areas with exciting short track racing since 1965. The speedway has undergone four surface changes in its 50 plus years of existence. Founded as a dirt track in 1965, the facility transitioned to an asphalt track in 1969, back to dirt track in 1984, and then to its current concrete surface in 1996. In 1968, Kingsport Speedway hosted its first NASCAR event. Currently, Kingsport Speedway is part of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series (NWAAS), NASCAR’s grassroots series. The NWAAS sanctions nearly 60 racetracks throughout the United States and Canada in which drivers compete for national, state, and track titles. For more information on Kingsport Speedway, visit kingsportspeedway.com. Also follow Kingsport Speedway on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

 

Kingsport Speedway

2961 N. John B Dennis Hwy

Kingsport, TN 37660 423-398-1918

Website: www.kingsportpeedway.com

 

 

Contact:

 

Will Bellamy

Media Director | Kingsport Speedway
Cell – (423) 217-7087

Email – will@kingsportspeedway.com

 

 

 

 

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Please reload

Related posts
Please reload

Recent Posts
Please reload

Archive
Please reload

Follow Us
  • Facebook Basic Square
  • Twitter Basic Square

© 2019 by Contingency Connection Inc. All rights reserved.