City Chevrolet Bonus Points Races 1 and 2: City Chevrolet Weekly Championship Standings Goes "YOUNG"

SECA City Chevrolet Weekly Championship went bonus racing this weekend with the two of three bonus points races for 2013.

Night one at Cherokee Speedway seen a twist in the action and standings pretty much all throughout the event.

Trent Ivey,Adam Yarbrough were the fastest qualifiers of the night, but the redraw for the top 4 starting spots which is used by Cherokee Speedway during special events, seen Billy Thompson and Michael Brown draw the front row shifting Adam and Trent back to start on row two.

Michael Brown was able to win the battle over Thompson through turns one and two as he set sail in the first part of the event. His only serious challenge came when the leaders began working lap traffic. Thompson seen the door open one time, but could not make the Mike Stockwell owned V8 machine fill the gap. Once Brown cleared traffic he quickly put 3 car lengths between himself and 2nd place finisher Billy Thompson as he went on to capture his first SECA main event win this season while piloting the Blackwell Motorsports, Wholesale Outlet of Greer #27. Union S.C's Trent Ivey was able to hold off the Yarbrough Automotive number 57 of Adam Yarbrough during the closing laps.

The action through the field did not stop as cars were searching for grip on a slippery surface as a black ring begin to develop around the speedway. Greg Pilgrim,Travis knight, Jeff Cooke all battled for 5th-7th throughout the event. Dan Yarbrough, Charlie Walker and Bradley Weaver rounded out the top 10.

Night two it was off to Harris Speedway in Harris N.C

The night was started off with drivers seeing two laps of qualifying for the drivers, which left the field chasing Dennis "Rambo"Franklin and Furman Parton to the green flag of the 25 lap main event.

The #2 AES Racing Barry Wright Race Car of Rambo was all clear for take off as the green waved. Rambo was able to navigate smoothly through traffic as the leaders worked heavy traffic shortly after lap 7 of the event. Furman Parton was able to keep Rambo in sight for the majority of the race, and it appeared he may have time to make a late race charge, but it was Clover S.C native and 5th place starter Ross Bailes making moves working himself under Parton in the closing laps.

As the checkerd flag fell over the stellar field, Rambo was able to seal the deal, and pick up the win over Parton, Bailes, Taylor Hicks and Trent Ivey. "We had a good car all weekend, we had to change motors about 5 am this morning, and after a few hours of sleep and a hard days work, here we are. Daddy and this crew has worked hard all weekend long, now we can rest a few days" said a grinning Franklin in Harris Speedway victory lane.

Drivers chasing SECA City Chevrolet Weekly Championship points have seen a twist in the standings over the weekend, with youth taking over 4 of the top 6 spots. Michael Brown and Trent Ive are tied atop the standings, followed by Joey Phillips, Mac Owens, Nick Deitz and first year late model driver Bradley Weaver.

All results and standings listed below are UNOFFICIAL until after lab testing of tire samples is completed.

Cherokee Speedway 5-25
1) Michael Brown
2) Billy Thompson
3) Trent Ivey
4) Adam Yarbrough
5) Greg Pilgrim
6) Travis Knight
7) Jeff Cooke
8 ) Dan Yarbrough
9) Charlie Walker
10) Bradley Weaver
11) Mac Owens
12) Joey Phillips
13) Andrew Blackwood
14) James Plemmons
15) Greg Knight
16) Nick Deitz
17) Butch Riddle
18) Dillon Brown
19) Thomas Robinson
20) Anthony Sanders

Harris Speedway 5-27
1) Dennis Franklin
2) Furman Parton
3) Ross Bailes
4) Trent Ivey
5) Taylor Hicks
6) Michael Brown
7) Billy Thompson
8) Anthony Sanders
9) Bradley Weaver
10) Joey Phillips
11) James Plemmons
12) Nick Deitz
13) Elliot Newton
14) Leslie Smith
15) Mac Owens
DNS David Smith
DNS Greg Pilgrim
DNS Jonathon Duvall

Full points are updated weekly and posted on the SECA website at

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