COLUMBUS, Miss. – Jeremy Shaw was awarded the win in the Salute To The Air Force 40 for the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series Sunday night at Magnolia Motor Speedway after a tire apparent winner Eric Cooley’s entry showed to have an unapproved chemical presence during the post-race inspection.
Shaw made what would turn out to be the winning pass on a lap 15 restart when he went to the outside groove and went from seventh to second by the time he reached the backstretch in the Summit Resource Development Trak-Star.
The win was the second career NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series victory for Shaw.
Johnny Stokes finished second in the Bassett Hound Motorsports GRT and Matthew Turner took the third spot in the Hedman Husler.
Polesitter Justin McRee led the first 14 laps of the race and drove the High Roller Race Cars Special to a fourth-place finish.
Two-time NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series Champion and current point leader David Earl finished fifth in the Eads Farms/Hardy & Associates Warrior. Gentry now holds a 14-point lead over Turner in the battle for the $20,000 NeSmith Cup.