Garrison Goes The Distance For First NeSmith Win

Grant Garrison earned his first NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series victory on Saturday night at North Alabama Speedway.

TUSCUMBIA, Ala. – Grant Garrison drove the Darrell Lanigan Racing Special to his first NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series victory Saturday night at North Alabama Speedway.

Garrison took the lead at the start of the race from his outside front row starting spot and held off a challenge from two-time NeSmith Late Model champion Cory Hedgecock. Hedgecock got into Garrison on lap 22 and spun Garrison out. Hedgecock had to go the tail for the restart while Garrison was awarded his spot back.

Evan Ellis was able to pull within two tenths of a second on Garrison late in the race, but he was able to get by Garrison to steal the victory.

Cody Smith took the third spot in the Smith’s Performance Rocket. Ashton Winger was fourth in the Keyser Manufacturing Rocket while Chad Stapleton finished fifth in the SSI/Jason Clarkson Logging Special.

The finish:

Grant Garrison, Evan Ellis, Cody Smith, Ashton Winger, Chad Stapleton, Jake Knowles, Cory Hedgecock, Colton Horner, Brandon Williams, Matt Henderson, Bryant Marsh, Tyler Wood, Oakley Johns, Austin Burns, T.J. Brittain, Marcus Minga, Todd Robinson, Jamey Boland, Brandon Shaw, Seth McCormack, Logan Brown, Jason Britton, Braden Mitchell, Andy Picklesimer.