McCarty Controls Rodney Cook Classic

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Bobby McCarty, shown here at Greenville-Pickens Speedway, won the Rodney Cook Classic on Saturday at Ace Speedway. (Adam Fenwick Photo)
Bobby McCarty, shown here at Greenville-Pickens Speedway, won the Rodney Cook Classic on Saturday at Ace Speedway. (Adam Fenwick Photo)

ALTAMAHAW, N.C. – Bobby McCarty controlled Saturday’s Rodney Cook Classic, besting a strong field to pocket $10,000 at Ace Speedway.

McCarty earned the pole for the 140-lap feature during qualifying and that allowed him to control the pace of the event. The only mistake he made came during a restart on lap 42 when a missed shift allowed Sammy Smith to take the lead.

Smith’s lead was brief as McCarty ran him down and regained the lead within three laps. McCarty stayed in front until the competition caution on lap 100, which set up a 40-lap dash to the checkered flag.

The final 40 laps saw McCarty fend off a determined Layne Riggs to pick up the $10,000 top prize.

Ryan Millington finished third, followed by Smith and Justin Johnson.

The finish:

Bobby McCarty, Layne Riggs, Ryan Millington, Sammy Smith, Justin Johnson, Jacob Heafner, Blake Stallings, Justin Carroll, Nolan Pope, Dustin Rumley, Braden Rogers, Connor Mosack, Trey Crews, Austin Thaxton, Camden Gullie, Zack Clifton, Jessica Cann, Dylan Ward, Boo Boo Dalton, Trevor Ward, R.D. Smith, Kyle Dudley, Jason York, Mike Bledsole.