Herrington Leads Them All At Needmore

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Wil Herrington led every lap of Saturday's Newsome Raceway Parts Crate Racin’ USA Dirt Late Model Series feature at Needmore Speedway. (Brian McLeod Photo)
Wil Herrington led every lap of Saturday's Newsome Raceway Parts Crate Racin’ USA Dirt Late Model Series feature at Needmore Speedway. (Brian McLeod Photo)

NORMAN PARK, Ga. – Wil Herrington padded his Newsome Raceway Parts Crate Racin’ USA Dirt Late Model Series point lead by taking his fourth win of the season on Saturday night at Needmore Speedway.

Herrington led all 50 laps on his way to the $4,000 top prize driving the No. 14 5m Construction Rocket.

“I knew we had a fast car last night in the practice session, so after a few laps, I brought it in and put it in the trailer for tonight,” Herrington said. “The timing of the caution flags also went our way tonight because about the time we would get bogged up in lapped traffic, a caution flag would come out and I would have a clear race track in front of me for the restart.”

Herrington took the checkered flag with a 1.068 second margin of victory over Jimmy Thomas, but Thomas was light at the scales and penalized to the 25th finishing position. That gave the second spot to Jordy Nipper.

Parker Martin had a career-high finish of third. The 16-year-old VP Racing Fuels Young Gun Challenge Series driver was also the Cruise With The Champions Rookie of the Race. Jeff Mathews took the fourth spot ahead of Mark Whitener in fifth.

The finish:

Wil Herrington, Jordy Nipper, Parker Martin, Jeff Matthews, Mark Whitener, Russell Brown, Jody Knowles, Ches Chester, Corey Dunn, John Baker, T.J. Brittain, Troy Dixon, Ryan Crane, Johnny Collins, Trynt Lloyd, Jake Rainey, Bubba Pollard, Cody Smith, Jimmy Sharpe Jr., David Markham, Christian Hanger, Dalton Hood, Bubba Whitener, Cody Overton, Jimmy Thomas.