MERIDIAN, MS –On an exciting weekend of racing at the "Action Track of the South" Bub McCool of Vicksburg, MS started the Usry Architects Trak-Star 14th and charged through the field to take the lead from Ben McCreary of Baldwyn, MS on lap 32 to win the Dasani Water 40 for the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series National Tour on Friday night at Whynot Motorsports Park.
“The car just got better as the race went on,” McCool said. “I tried to pass McCreary on the bottom, but he saw me coming and shut the door, but on the next lap I went to the outside and made the pass.”
Two-time NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series National champion David Gentry of Lewisburg, TN made a late-race charge to finish second in the Eads Farms Warrior. Larry Boutwell of Baker, FL took the third spot in the McLeod Construction Rocket. Gentry leads Boutwell by 24 points in the NeSmith Chevrolet DLMS National point standings.
Mike Boland of Cuba, AL picked up the win on Saturday night in the Coca-Cola Classic 50 for the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series at Whynot in The Strength Center Trak-Star. Boland passed Justin McRee of Woodstock, AL on lap 44, and then held off Eric Cooley of Fulton, MS for the victory.
Boland Chased down McRee in heavy lapped traffic, stayed planted on the bottom groove, and took the lead when McRee jumped the cushion. A restart with four laps to go saw Boland move to the middle groove, and Cooley got a run on the outside to challenge Boland for the lead on lap 48. Boland was not to be denied holding off Cooley for the win.
“Justin was all over the place in lapped traffic, and I stayed in my groove, and waited for it to open up and took the lead,” Boland said.
“On that last restart, I knew Eric was coming on the outside, but I tried to stay in the middle where there was some moisture left.”
The defending NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series National Champion Chip Brindle of Chatsworth, GA finished third. And local racer Larry Murphy of Meridian finished a strong fourth.
Fast Qualifiers were Derrick Rainey of Powder Springs GA on Friday night at 13.815 and Meridians Larry Murphy on Saturday night with a 14.133 over a stellar field of 51 total Late Models for the weekend.
Other feature winners were Kyle Rutledge in the Street Stock, Gregg Hollingsworth in the Open Wheel Modified, Johnny Pearson in mini-stock, and Andy Taylor got his first win in the stinger class.
Whynot will be back in action this Saturday night for another exciting weekend of regular racing and coming up May 15th and 16th the 2nd Annual C&B Contracting "60" Featuring $5000 possible to win for the Open Wheel Modifieds.