NDRA City Chevrolet Track Champion
Battles Heating Up
As the summer begins to heat up the NDRA City Chevrolet point battles are
doing the same.
Ross Bailes has been the hottest driver to date and has a combined nine
wins on the season between Carolina Speedway, I-77 Speedway and Lancaster
His solid start has him atop the point standings at Carolina and third at
I-77 Speedway. Young Matt Lawson leads the strong NDRA contingent at I-77
Speedway. His consistent finishes have vaulted him atop the standings.
Timbo Mangum holds the point lead at his hometown Lancaster Speedway after
a couple of early season victories. Heath Springs, SC’s Brandy Blackmon is
only one point behind Mangum for the lead with Manley Chaney a slim six
Steve Banal has several victories between the NDRA sanctioned tracks and
sits second in points at Carolina. Banal has been very consistent thus far
has been very similar to Chris Cantrell who stands second in the points at
I-77 Speedway. Cantrell, who has spent the last couple of years traveling
around the Southeast to race, has been a real force at his hometown I-77
Atkins Captures NDRA Win At 'The Dirt
Track' At CMS
Ryan Atkins scored the biggest win of his young career Friday night at
‘The Dirt Track’ at Charlotte Motor Speedway as the Mt. Airy, NC resident
claimed the win in the NDRA sanctioned Circle K Showdown.
Atkins drove to the lead at the drop of the green over Greg Clark. Matt
Long quickly found his way to second and began to pressure Atkins for the
race lead. Long inched alongside Atkins on lap 18 in an attempt for the
lead, but Atkins was too strong as he drove away for the win.
Long came home second with Dennis ‘Rambo’ Franklin third, Clarke fourth
and Jonathan Davenport fifth.
Atkins topped the 43 car field to earn fast time honors in qualifying.
CIRCLE K SHOWDOWN FINISH: 1. Ryan Atkins 2. Matt Long 3. Rambo Franklin 4.
Greg Clark 5. Jonahtan Davenport 6. Brett Hamm 7. Chris Cantrell 8. Steve
Banal 9. Lee Cooper 10. Ben Watkins 11. Timbo Mangum 12. Anthony Sanders
13. Chris Ferguson 14. Alex Krohn 15. Donald Bradsher 16. Mitchell Coble
17. Corey Gordon 18. Billy Thompson 19. Tim Allen 20. Donnie Austin 21.
Derrick Gilchrist 22. Michael Brown 23. Brian Lidgon 24. Austin
NDRA would like to thank the following for their contribution; City
Chevrolet, Heintz Performance, American Racer, Hoosier Racing Tires, GM
Performance Parts, Stock Car Steel/SRI, Velocita Race Wear, Dirtwrap, R2C
Filters, Racing Electronics, FK Rod Ends, LaJoie of Seating, Performance
Tee’s, Rock Automotive, HICG Motorsports Insurance, Big A’s Custom
Graphics, Thomas Clarke Performance.
NDRA Tire Rule
Effective immediately: NDRA Late Model tire rule for the American Racer
tire has been updated. All spec JSR stamped 48 and 56 tires are legal to
compete. This means the “rain tread” spec 48 and 56 are legal as of this