SEYMOUR, Tenn. — The “Mohawk Warrior” Jimmy Elliott only led 200 feet of the Ole Smoky Moonshine 40 for the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series Touring Division on Friday night at 411 Motor Speedway, but it was the most important distance, as it led to the checkered flag and the $2,000 top prize.
Elliott drove his Car Smart Auto Sales CVR under Brian King coming off the fourth turn on the final lap to post his second career NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series Touring Division victory.
“Ryan was leaving just enough of the bottom groove open for me to get my nose in there going into turn three,” Elliott said. “I got into him, and I didn’t mean to, but it’s the last lap, and it’s for the win. That’s racing.”
King hung on to finish second in the Brian King Roofing Stinger, a race car adorned with a graphics package to honor his mentor, the late great Scott Sexton. Polesitter and new track record holder Cory Hedgecock took the third spot in the Eagle Racing Engines Rocket. Hedgecock out-timed the 31-car field with a lap around the three-eighths-mile high-banked clay oval in 13.826 seconds.
Walker Arthur started 12th in the Cecil B. Arthur Beef Farms Special and made some big moves on restarts to finish fourth. Josh Adkins was fifth in the Yellow Hammer Construction Special.
Arthur took over the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series point lead with a 16-point advantage over Adkins.
Jimmy Elliott, Ryan King, Cory Hedgecock, Walker Arthur, Josh Adkins, Rusty Ballinger, Todd Coffman, Brad Coffey, Tait Davenport, Adam Beeler, Ronnie Johnson, Roger Best, Mack McCarter, Chris Noah, Josh Henry, Brett Wyatt, Brian Courtney, Jared Hawkins, Todd Morrow, Michael Blount, Jensen Ford, Warren McMahan, Tanner Works, Ashley Newman.