Points Leader, Jesse Lowe Dominates Stout Field at Home
Twenty-two of America's Best Pro Late Models signed in for competition for the Hey-Jack Construction 40 at Crossville Speedway. This was one of the stoutest fields of cars we've seen all season to chase the a $3,000 to win prize!
Lowe went out and showed determination in BHR Fabrication Qualifying picking up the $100 bonus with a time of 13.321. The whole field was tight as Cory Hedgecock went second fastest with a time of 13.357 while Randy "The Dream" Weaver took the third fastest time filling in for Brett Wyatt with a time of 13.500. Just behind him in his best qualifying effort with the series ever was Austin Breedlove with a time of 13.505 and in fifth was Josh Dietz turning a time of 13.518.
Jesse Lowe would continue the nights domination picking up the win in the Race Track Connection Dash over Cory Hedgecock and Randy Weaver. Dirt2Media Heat One went to William Blankenship over Deke Waters and Logan Walls. Outside Groove Heat Two was one of the most exciting events of the night behind leader and winner Perry Delaney. Baillie Lowe and Zach Sise traded multiple sliders in hard racing with Sise picking up second and Lowe taking third.
With the feature field set a long green flag run kicked off the event with Lowe battling through lapped traffic. Randy Weaver got to second early with Hedgecock in pursuit from third. The first caution flew on the night after Breedlove's dream run came to an end early. On the following restart three cars got collected in turns one and two at the bottom. Racing resumed with Lowe out front and a hard charging Hedgecock jumped to second. Hedgecock made a few charges at Lowe. Unfortunately with about ten to go Randy Weaver would have a tire expire and end his night early. With less than five to go when running top five disaster struck for second place points man Josh Dietz as he got a flat tire and had to go pit side and change it. He was able to get back out and salvage a few points. Lowe lead flag to flag and dominated the fifth edition of the Hey-Jack Construction 40! Hedgeock held on for second with Cameron Weaver finishing third on the night of his retirement for racing. Both Lowe and Hedgecock had flat tires at post race tech. William Blankenship had a great run at his home track to finish fourth with Zach Sise taking fifth. Baillie Lowe had a great run finishing sixth with Perry Delaney bringing the #177 home seventh. Series regulars Sylvan Schuette, Logan Walls, and Josh Dietz would round out the top ten.
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