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Winchester Speedway hosts Freedom 40 Thursday

Posted on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 4:29 pm

John Owenby of Cleveland, Tenn., won the Super Late Model feature at Winchester Speedway on June 14. (Photo courtesy of Dana Webb)

John Owenby of Cleveland, Tenn., won the Super Late Model feature at Winchester Speedway on June 14. (Photo courtesy of Dana Webb)

WINCHESTER, Tenn. (July 2) — Winchester (Tenn.) Speedway will host a $3,000 Super Late Model special on Thursday, July 3, giving the 1/3-mile oval its second special event of the season.

The Freedom 40 boasts a purse close to $14,000, with the runner-up netting $1,700 and third place paying $1,000. The race pays $300 to start. Also on Thursday’s card is an $800-to-win Two-barrel/Crate Late Model feature, along with Street Stocks, Modified Stocks and Mini Stocks.

Gates will open at 4 p.m. with a drivers meeting set for 6:30 p.m.

Pit admission is $30; kids 6-12 admitted for $5 and children 5 and under admitted free. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults; $5 for kids 6-12; children 5 and under admitted free.

Late Model feature winners at Winchester Speedway this year include John Owenby of Cleveland, Tenn.; Josh Putnam of Killen, Ala.; Scott Cook of Shelbyville, Tenn.; Joseph Faulkner of Flintville, Tenn.; Tim Busha of Boaz, Ala.; Andy Picklesimer of Ooltewah, Tenn.; David Brannon of nearby Elora, Tenn.; and Chris Wilson of Crossville, Tenn.

Busha and Brannon are the only two-time winners this season. Wilson claimed the season-opening WinterFest crown this year, while Cook lowered the track record in May, becoming the first Late Model driver to tour the facility in less than 13 seconds when he qualified with a 12.99-second lap. Faulkner, a karting graduate, collected his first-ever Super Late Model victory at the speedway on May 31.

Among the other drivers expected are Riley Hickman, Daniel Miller, Kevin Lovvorn, Mark Haddon, David Jackson, Matthew Summers, former track champion Jerry Ashley, Brad Skinner, Jay Scott and David Seibers.

—Robert Holman, Moore County News Publisher

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