Rain Stops Possum Town Grand Prix, Knowles Is Champ

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ADAIRSVILLE, Ga. – Wet grounds and a forecast with a high percentage of rain in the coming days have forced officials to cancel this weekend’s Possum Town Grand Prix for the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series at Magnolia Motor Speedway.

As a result, the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series season is now over and Jake Knowles has secured the series championship.

It’s the second year in a row that rain has washed out the Possum Town Grand Prix. Last year’s cancellation cost Knowles a chance to win the title, but this year’s washout worked to seal the deal for the second generation driver.

After 17 races, Knowles had 1,610 points with seven wins, 14 top-five finishes and 17 top-10 finishes driving the Knowles Race Parts and Bodies Longhorn. Knowles will receive a $10,000 check along with the Durrence Layne Cup at the Durrence Layne Racing Awards Banquet on Jan. 25 at the Gatlinburg (Tenn.) Convention Center.

Cruz Skinner will be the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series National Championship runner-up and the Cruise With The Champions Rookie of the Year. The 17-year-old driver had one win, 10 top-five finishes and 15 top-10 finishes to accumulate 1,504 points.

Oakley Johns will finish third in the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series point standings, followed by Wil Herrington and Tyler Wood.