Franklin Shoots ‘Em Down


GASTONIA, N.C. — Dennis Franklin set fast time and trounced the National Dirt Racing Ass’n late-model field Saturday night at Carolina Speedway during round two of the NDRA Dirt Wars.

Ryan Atkins, looking for his first NDRA victory, led at the start as Franklin came from third. The two battled for several laps before Franklin cleared Atkins just before the halfway point.

Ron Parker was second at the four-tenths-mile clay oval, followed by Steve Hendren, Larry Blankenship and Atkins.

The finish:
Dennis Franklin, Ron Parker, Steve Hendren, Larry Blankenship, Ryan Atkins, Greg Barker, Matt Stover, Robbie Stevens, Kevin Wilson, Timbo Mangum, Steve Banal, Jon Thornburg, Jimmy Schiltz, Gary Puckett, Matt Long, Spencer Apple, Ronnie Mosley, Mitchell Coble, Josh Harwell, Kent Peckham.