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October 8, 1999
COOK AND FRYE ON FRONT ROW FOR SHOOTOUT
WOODSTOCK, GA Ray Cook of Brasstown, NC earned the pole position for Saturday nights $52,000-to-win 10th Annual United Dirt Track Racing Association Hav-A-Tampa Shootout at Dixie Speedway.
On Friday night, Cook turned in fast time honors among the 81 entries, and then won the first 20-lap Borla Muffler Heat Race driving the English Mountain Spring Water GRT/Mustang. Cook swapped the lead in the first heat with Steve Francis of Ashland, KY early in the race, but was able to take command by the fifth lap to go on for the win over Francis and Brian Birkhofer of Muscatine, IA. Cook earned the pole for the first heat race by turning a quick lap around the refurbished 3/8-mile clay oval was 14.392 seconds during qualifications.
The top three finishers in each of the six heat races made up the Elite 18 for the starting positions in the first nine rows for The Shootout. Bill Frye of Greenbrier, AR will start The Shootout on the outside of row one after driving the UniFirst Uniforms Warrior/Grand Prix to victory in the second heat race. Following the 1995 Shootout winner in heat two were Scott Sexton of Pigeon Forge, TN and Skip Arp of Georgetown, TN.
The 1996 Shootout winner Billy Moyer of Batesville, AR won the third heat in the Petroff Towing GRT/Grand Prix and will start the big show on Saturday night from the inside of the second row. Following the 1997 HAT Champion in heat three were Jack Pennington of Winston, GA and Mike Balzano of Parkersburg, VA.
HAT point leader Wendell Wallace of Batesville, AR won the fourth heat driving the Monday Trucking GRT/Grand Prix and starts his quest for the title from the outside of the second row. Finishing behind the 1997 Shootout winner in heat four were Steve Shaver of Parkersburg, WV, and Ricky Williams of Fayetteville, GA.
Dale McDowell of Rossville, GA, who trails Wallace by 31 points in the HAT Championship standings, kept pace with Wallace by winning the fifth heat driving the Glenns Auto Parts GRT/Monte Carlo. With a Shootout win, McDowell will earn track owner Mickey Swims $20,000 Big Bonus. McDowell starts Saturday nights main event from the inside of row three. Following McDowell in heat five were Donnie Barnhart of North Little Rock, AR and Billy Ogle Jr. of Knoxville, TN.
Freddy Smith of Knoxville, TN drove the Christenberry Trucking and Farms GRT/Monte Carlo to victory in the sixth heat race and will start The Shootout from the outside of the third row. Trailing the 1996 HAT Champion in heat six were Ronnie Johnson of Chattanooga, TN and Marshall Green of Dalton, GA.
Drivers finishing the heat races fourth on back will have another opportunity to make The Shootout on Saturday night in one of two 20-lap Consolation Races. The top three finishers from the Pace American Trailers 1st Consolation Race and the Polaris ATVs 2nd Consolation Race will fill in starting positions 19 through 24 in The Shootout.
Among the top drivers who have yet to make the show are the defending and three-time HAT Champion and two-time Shootout winner Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN, who is currently third in the HAT point standings. Other top entrants on the outside looking in are Rick Eckert of York, PA, who is sixth in the HAT points chase, Earl Pearson Jr. of Jacksonville, FL who is tenth in HAT points, Rick Aukland of Fargo, ND, Shannon Babb of Decatur, IL, Terry Phillips of Springfield, MO, Bob Pierce of Oakwood, IL, and Donnie Moran of Dresden, OH.
The 25th and 26th starting positions in The Shootout will be HAT Provisionals and go to the top two highest drivers in the HAT point standings that have not made the show through heat or consolation races.
Birkhofer outran a field of 17 1999 HAT Fast Qualifiers to take the $5,000 top prize in the 15-lap Isky Dash. Birkhofer driving the Seubert Calf Ranches GRT/Grand Prix took the lead from pole sitter Freddy Smith on the opening lap and never looked back.
On Saturday, a live band will be performing to greet race fans when the gates open at 2 p.m. At 4 p.m., there will be a HAT Drivers Autograph Session in the main grandstand area. Hot laps are scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
Dixie Speedway is located two miles west of I-575 on State Road 92. The race day information line is (770) 926-5315.
For additional information about Dixie Speedway and area motels go to the Internet at www.dixiespeedway.com. The latest Hav-A-Tampa news, information, points standings, statistics, season schedules, and television schedules can be found on the Internet at the Official UDTRA Web Site at www.havatamparacing.com.
POS CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN CHASSIS CAR MAKE TIME
1 53 Ray Cook Brasstown, NC GRT Mustang 14.392
2 66 Bill Frye Greenbrier, AR Warrior Grand Prix 14.442
3 21 Billy Moyer Batesville, AR GRT Grand Prix 14.442
4 6m Wendell Wallace Batesville, AR GRT Monte Carlo 14.482
5 201 Billy Ogle Jr. Knoxville, TN Warrior Monte Carlo 14.509
6 00 Freddy Smith Knoxville, TN GRT Monte Carlo 14.541
7 15b Brian Birkhofer Muscatine, IA GRT Monte Carlo 14.543
8 31 Skip Arp Georgetown, TN GRT Monte Carlo 14.549
9 75 Terry Phillips Springfield, MO GRT Monte Carlo 14.57
10 17w Ricky Williams Fayetteville, GA GRT Monte Carlo 14.583
11 17m Dale McDowell Rossville, GA GRT Monte Carlo 14.588
12 5J Ronnie Johnson Chattanooga, TN GRT Grand Prix 14.631
13 99m Donnie Moran Dresden, OH MasterSbilt Monte Carlo 14.66
14 52 Scott Sexton Pigeon Forge, TN Stinger Grand Prix 14.663
15 01 Jack Pennington Winston, GA GRT Monte Carlo 14.684
16 46R Rex Richey Ringgold, GA Warrior Monte Carlo 14.688
17 11db Donnie Barnhart N. Little Rock, AR GRT Monte Carlo 14.702
18 89 Marshall Green Dalton, GA Warrior Monte Carlo 14.745
19 15 Steve Francis Ashland, KY Rocket Monte Carlo 14.748
20 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN Warrior Mustang 14.753
21 E1 Mike Balzano Parkersburg, WV Rocket Monte Carlo 14.778
22 54 Gusty Christenberry Knoxville, TN Stinger Monte Carlo 14.796
23 9 Frank Ingram Acworth, GA Warrior Monte Carlo 14.806
24 46 Earl Pearson Jr. Jacksonville, FL Warrior Monte Carlo 14.81
25 68 Tim Hitt Weston, WV Rocket Monte Carlo 14.831
26 81 Grainger Howell Cartersville, GA Rocket Monte Carlo 14.838
27 5k Greg Knight Cumming, GA Warrior Monte Carlo 14.853
28 84b Roger Best Maryville, TN Warrior Monte Carlo 14.89
29 32p Bob Pierce Oakwood, IL Rayburn Monte Carlo 14.908
30 3ss Steve Smith Powell, TN Warrior Monte Carlo 14.971
31 4 Vernon Smith Rome, GA GRT Monte Carlo 14.972
32 18b Shannon Babb Decatur, IL GRT Monte Carlo 14.982
33 29m Gary McPherson Dalton, GA GRT Monte Carlo 14.985
34 1w Ricky Weeks Rutherfordton, NC Barry Wright Monte Carlo 14.999
35 1vh Vic Hill Knoxville, TN Warrior Monte Carlo 15.016
36 32 Brandon Ball West Plains, MO GRT Grand Prix 15.033
37 C28 Kenny Merchant Ruston, LA Warrior Mustang 15.037
38 99c Rick Aukland Fargo, ND Rocket Monte Carlo 15.08
39 66k Wade Knowles Tyrone, GA MasterSbilt Grand Prix 15.106
40 11s Clint Smith Griffin, GA Swartz Monte Carlo 15.124
41 114 Randle Chupp Knoxville, TN GRT Monte Carlo 15.129
42 17g Mike Gault Gaffney, SC GRT Grand Prix 15.139
43 8 David Payne Murphy, NC GRT Monte Carlo 15.14
44 0s Craig Scott Cannon Falls, MN MasterSbilt Camaro 15.158
45 25 Jody Summerville Rome, GA Smoky Joe Mustang 15.175
46 30 Steve Shaver Parkersburg, WV Rayburn Monte Carlo 15.176
47 60 Gar Dickson Flintstone, GA Warrior Mustang 15.195
48 24 Rick Eckert York, PA Rocket Grand Prix 15.221
49 68r Eddie Rickman Columbus, MS GRT Monte Carlo 15.245
50 90 Jack Trammel Lake City, TN Stinger Monte Carlo 15.253
51 11sb Stacy Boles Knoxville, TN GRT Monte Carlo 15.301
52 17L Lamar Haygood Douglasville, GA GRT Monte Carlo 15.303
53 18 Brandon Kinzer Allen, KY Warrior Taurus 15.31
54 28w Terry Wolfenbarger Knoxville, TN Stinger Grand Prix 15.313
55 92 Rodney Martin Cartersville, GA Warrior Monte Carlo 15.324
56 96e Terry English Benton, KY Warrior Monte Carlo 15.341
57 89B Buster Goss Rome, GA Warrior Monte Carlo 15.381
58 25b Dale Ball Limestone, TN Warrior Monte Carlo 15.399
59 CV3 Clayton Christenberry Knoxville, TN GRT Monte Carlo 15.407
60 22g Herman Goddard Knoxville, TN Warrior Monte Carlo 15.411
61 03 Jeff Monger Lenoir City, TN Stinger Monte Carlo 15.444
62 1pc Phil Coltrane Canton, GA Stinger Mustang 15.462
63 1s Johnny Stokes Columbus, MS GRT Mustang 15.463
64 19e Wayne Echols Cumming, GA Dominator Monte Carlo 15.48
65 28 Dennis Erb Jr. Carpentersville, IL Rayburn Monte Carlo 15.483
66 55 Terrance Nowell Phenix City, AL Barry Wright Monte Carlo 15.492
67 70 Anthony Rushing Columbus, MS Larry Shaw Monte Carlo 15.512
68 2F Dennis Franklin Gaffney, SC Barry Wright Monte Carlo 15.525
69 5c David Crabtree Maryville, TN Warrior Monte Carlo 15.537
70 99j Johnny Johnson West Burlington, IA GRT Mustang 15.55
71 4 Jason Smith Rome, GA Larry Shaw Monte Carlo 15.679
72 12 Jeffery Sanborn Shelbyville, TN Warrior Stratus 15.751
73 84h Steve Harrison Spring City, TN Stinger Monte Carlo 15.776
74 17h Dwayne Hommel Newport, TN MasterSbilt Monte Carlo 15.788
75 5bh Brian Hendrix Knoxville, TN Stinger Monte Carlo 15.878
76 B3 Mike Barfield Mendenhall, MS Rayburn Grand Prix 15.904
77 15m Marty Massey Winston, GA Warrior Monte Carlo 15.93
78 6j Kerry Jones Bristol, TN Warrior Monte Carlo 16.362
79 1a Jim Cryer Paducah, KY Amer. Made Monte Carlo 17.859
80 81i Ricky Ingalls Longview, TX Warrior Grand Prix NT
81 87r Derrick Rainey Powder Sprgs, GA MasterSbilt Grand Prix NT
BORLA MUFFLER 20-LAP HEAT RACE RESULTS (Top 3 Finishers Transfer To The
1ST HEAT: 1. Cook; 2. Francis; 3. Birkhofer; 4. Moran; 5. Hitt; 6. V. Smith; 7. Merchant; 8. Martin; 9. Payne; 10. Rickman; 11. Monger; 12. Harrison; 13. Cryer; 14. Rushing.
2ND HEAT: 1. Frye; 2. Sexton; 3. Arp; 4. Aukland; 5. Howell; 6. Babb; 7. Bloomquist; 8. Scott; 9. Trammel; 10. English; 11. Coltrane; 12. Franklin.
3RD HEAT: 1. Moyer; 2. Pennington; 3. Balzano; 4. Phillips; 5. Knowles; 6. Boles; 7. Stokes; 8. Knight; 9. Summerville; 10. McPherson; 11. Crabtree; 12. Hendrix; 13. Goss.
4TH HEAT: 1. Wallace; 2. Shaver; 3. Williams; 4. Best; 5. J. Johnson; 6. Weeks; 7. C. Smith; 8. Bairfield; 9. Haygood; 10. D. Ball; 11. Richey; 12. G. Christenberry; 13. Echols.
5TH HEAT: 1. McDowell; 2. Barnhart; 3. Ogle; 4. Pierce; 5. Ingram; 6. C. Christenberry; 7. Erb; 8. Dickson; 9. Massey; 10. Kinzer; 11. J. Smith; 12. Chupp; 13. Hill.
6TH HEAT: 1. F. Smith; 2. R. Johnson; 3. Green; 4. Pearson; 5. Eckert; 6. B. Ball; 7. Gault; 8. S. Smith; 9. Goddard; 10. Sanborn; 11. Nowell; 12. Wolfenbarger; 13. Jones.
ELITE 18 STARTING LINE-UP FOR THE 10TH ANNUAL HAV-A-TAMPA SHOOTOUT:
53 Ray Cook, Brasstown, NC, English Mountain Spring Water GRT/Mustang
66 Bill Frye, Greenbrier, AR, UniFirst Uniforms Warrior/Grand Prix
21 Billy Moyer, Batesville, AR, Petroff Towing GRT/Grand Prix
6m Wendell Wallace, Batesville, AR, Monday Trucking GRT/Grand Prix
17m Dale McDowell, Rossville, GA, Glenns Auto Parts GRT/Monte Carlo
00 Freddy Smith, Knoxville, TN, Christenberry Trucking and Farms GRT/Monte
15 Steve Francis, Ashland, KY, Action Auto Mart Rocket/Monte Carlo
52 Scott Sexton, Pigeon Forge, TN, English Mountain Spring Water
01 Jack Pennington, Winston, GA, B&B Quarries GRT/Monte Carlo
30 Steve Shaver, Parkersburg, WV, Simonton Windows Rayburn/Monte Carlo
11 Donnie Barnhart, North Little Rock, AR, B&M Excavating GRT/Monte Carlo
5 Ronnie Johnson, Chattanooga, TN, AFCO Race Products GRT/Grand Prix
15b Brian Birkhofer, Muscatine, IA, Seubert Calf Ranches GRT/Grand Prix
31 Skip Arp, Georgetown, TN, Curtis Equipment GRT/Monte Carlo
E1 Mike Balzano, Parkersburg, WV, Balzano Racing Rocket/Monte Carlo
17w Ricky Williams, Fayetteville, GA, AC/Delco GRT/Monte Carlo
201 Billy Ogle Jr., Knoxville, TN, P&J Builders Warrior/Monte Carlo
89 Marshall Green, Dalton, GA, Hatfield Racing Engines Warrior/Monte Carlo
Pace American Trailers 1st Consolation Race Winner
Polaris ATVs 2nd Consolation Race Winner
Pace American Trailers 1st Consolation Race Runner-Up
Polaris ATVs 2nd Consolation Race Runner-Up
Pace American Trailers 1st Consolation Race 3rd Place Finisher
Polaris ATVs 2nd Consolation Race 3rd Place Finisher
CONSOLATION RACE LINE-UPS (20-Laps Top Three Finishers Transfer To The
PACE AMERICAN TRAILERS 1ST CONSY:
99m Donnie Moran 75 Terry Phillips
32p Bob Pierce 68 Tim Hitt
66k Wade Knowles 9 Frank Ingram
4vs Vernon Smith 11b Stacy Boles
CV3 Clayton Christenberry C28 Kenny Merchant
1s Johnny Stokes 28 Dennis Erb Jr.
92 Rodney Martin 5k Greg Knight
60 Gar Dickson 8 David Payne
25 Jody Summerville 15m Marty Massey
68r Eddie Rickman 29 Gary McPherson
18k Brandon Kinzer 03 Jeff Monger
5c David Crabtree 4js Jason Smith
84 Steve Harrison 5h Brian Hendrix
114 Randle Chupp 1a Jim Cryer
89b Buster Goss 1c Vic Hill
70 Anthony Rushing
POLARIS ATVs 2ND CONSY:
99c Rick Aukland 84 Roger Best
46 Earl Pearson Jr. 81 Granger Howell
99j Johnny Johnson 24 Rick Eckert
18b Shannon Babb 1w Ricky Weeks
32b Brandon Ball 0 Scott Bloomquist
11 Clint Smith 17g Mike Gault
0s Craig Scott B3 Mike Bairfield
3 Steve Smith 90 Jack Trammel
17h Lamar Haygood 22 Herman Goddard
96 Terry English 25b Dale Ball
12 Jeff Sanborn p1 Phil Coltrane
46r Rex Richey 55 Terrance Nowell
2 Dennis Franklin 54 Gusty Christenberry
28w Terry Wolfenbarger 17dh Dwayne Hommel
19 Wayne Echols 6 Kerry Jones