Herrington Banks $10,000 Deep South Prize

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Wil Herrington

LOXLEY, Ala. — Wil Herrington put the icing on his Newsome Raceway Parts Crate Racin’ USA Dirt Late Model Series National Championship cake with a $10,000 victory in the Deep South 100 on Saturday night at Deep South Speedway.

Herrington led 92 laps of the race in the No. 5m Construction Rocket.

“We were fortunate that we guessed right with our tire choices, and we might have also had a lot of luck the way those tires were going down for others late in the race,” Herrington said. “We’ve really been blessed with a great season, and we’re going to race close to home next week, so maybe we can keep our momentum going for one more race.”

The Deep South 100 brought the 2020 Newsome Raceway Parts Crate Racin’ USA Dirt Late Model Series season to a close with a 17-race shortened schedule due to the COVID 19 pandemic. The season finale was definitely a tire management game, as only the top five cars finished the race on the same Hoosier Racing Tires they started the race with.

Joseph Joiner took the second spot in the Hunt The Front Special after leading the first eight laps of the race, and Johnny Collins finished third in the United Land Clearing Special.

Marcus Minga was fourth in the B&M Salvage Rocket. Chase Cooper started the PTE, Inc. Special 15th and finished fifth to earn the Knowles Race Parts and Bodies Hard Charger of the Race Award.

The finish:

Wil Herrington, Joseph Joiner, Johnny Collins, Marcus Minga, Chase Cooper, Bo Slay, Jimmy Thomas, Jake Rainey, Jody Knowles, Ryan Crane, T.J. Brittain, D.G. Hawkins, Kyle Bronson, Monte Skinner, Chris Reid, Joey Moxley, Corey Dunn, Tim Anderson, Shannon Lee, Troy Dixon, Steven Jernigan, Michael Lloyd, Mike Lane, James Gilmore.