Jimmy Elliott Sets Fast Time in 2016 Icebowl Shootout

Jimmy Elliott Sets Fast Time in 2016 Icebowl Shootout Qualifying

EASTABOGA, AL – Jimmy Elliott of Cleveland, TN out qualified 65 NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series competitors to set fast time on Saturday for the 25th Annual Icebowl at Talladega Short Track.  Elliott drove the Elliott’s Tire Center Special around the 1/3-mile clay oval in 14.149 seconds to set fast time in Group 6 and earn the pole position for the first heat race.

The six heat races that were scheduled for Saturday were rained out, and will be added to the Sunday race schedule of B-Main races and the $3,000-to-win main event.  The top three finishers in each Heat Race will transfer to the main event in the first 18 starting spots.  The winner of the first Heat Race earns the pole position for the main event.

Drivers that finish fourth on back in the six heat races will transfer into one of three B-Main Races.  The top two finishers in each B-Main race will transfer into the main event in the 19ththrough 24th starting spots.

Ryan King of Seymour, TN was the fast qualifier in Group 4 with a time of 14.413 in the Brian King Roofing Stinger, which earned the 2015 Cruise With The Champions Rookie of the Year and the National Championship Runner-Up the pole position for the second heat race.  William Thomas of Phenix City, AL was the fast qualifier in Group 5 with a time of 14.425 seconds to earn the pole for the third heat race.

John Ownbey of Cleveland, TN earned the pole position for the fourth heat race in the Sam’s Restaurant Equipment Special with the fast time in Group 1 with a time of 14.438.  Sunoco Young Guns Challenge Series driver, 14-year-old Ahnna Parkhurst of Evans, GA in the K&N Filters Warrior was the fast qualifier in Group 2 with a time of 14.490 and earned the pole for the fifth heat race.

Adam Gauldin of Talladega, AL will start his Adam Gauldin Racing Rocket from the pole position in the sixth heat race after setting fast time in Group 3 with a time around his home track in 14.520 seconds.

The 25th Annual Icebowl is the first of eight races scheduled for the 2016 NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series RockAuto.com Winter Shootout that will carry its own points and point fund prior to the 2016 National Touring season begins in April.  Bubba Raceway Park will present three Winter Shootout races on January 28, 29, and 30 to open the Bubba’s Army Winternationals.

Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick, GA will host a pair of Winter Shootout races on February 5 and 6 as a part of their Super Bowl of Racing.  Cochran Motor Speedway in Cochran, GA will present the final two Winter Shootout races for the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series on February 26 and 27.

On Sunday at Talladega Short Track, the gates open at 9 a.m. with racing at 11 a.m.  Talladega Short Track is located at 4343 Speedway Blvd., Eastaboga, AL 36260.  For more information call 256-831-1413, or visit the track web site at www.talladegashorttrack.com. You can also like them on Facebook at Talladega Short Track.

For more information and rules about the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series, visit the series web site at www.nesmithracing.com, or visit the series on Facebook at NeSmith Racing.  Becoming a fan of the NeSmith Racing Facebook page will make you eligible for special prizes that will be given away each month.  You can follow us on Twitter @NeSmithRacing.



1 25z John Ownbey Cleveland, TN Longhorn 14.438
2 8p Grant Pearl Anniston, AL Longhorn 14.649
3 17j Jade Jones Dawsonville, GA GRT 14.780
4 371 Drew Benfield – T Toccoa, GA Stinger 14.790
5 10h Jeff Helms Centre, AL Trak-Star 14.819
6 14 Will Herrington Cochran, GA Warrior 14.878
7 07 Jimmy Elkins Jr. – T Talladega, AL Mastersbilt 14.933
8 08 Justin Shipley Douglasville, GA Warrior 15.005
9 17h Larry Higgins – T Tunnel Hill, GA Warrior 15.009
10 B97 Lee Burdett Hueytown, AL GRT 15.155
11 79 Kyle Bryant Navarre, FL Bryant 15.105/DQ
1 23 Ahnna Parkhurst – Y Evans, GA Warrior 14.490
2 53 Ray Cook * Brasstown, NC Capital 14.514
3 14c Cale Conley Davidson, NC Pierce 14.536
4 29 Jason Welshan Maryville, TN Mastersbilt 14.630
5 14 Tyler Clem – Y St. Petersburg, FL Rocket 14.707
6 21 Kenny Collins * 14.783
7 17b Chip Brindle Chatsworth, GA Warrior 14.800
8 147 Hunter Carroll Columbus, MS Trak-Star 14.822
9 22s Jamey Smith Purvis, MS Mastersbilt 14.949
10 28 Justin Maxwell – T Spring Hill, TN Warrior 14.989
11 4 Brad York – T Toccoa, GA Mastersbilt 15.476
GROUP 3  (HEAT 6):
1 17 Adam Gauldin Talladega, AL Rocket 14.520
2 93 Mason Oberkramer Brosley, MO GRT 14.540
3 18 Chase Edge LaFayette, AL Mastersbilt 14.563
4 57 Josh Adkins Talladega, AL GRT 14.662
5 54 Richie Beasley Terry, MS Rocket 14.759
6 57c Dallas Cooper Talladega, AL GRT 14.763
7 15 Jason Britton Alexander City, AL Pierce 14.772
8 95 Jason Melton Clinton, TN MBH 14.820
9 2T Tootie Arnold Meadville, MS Trak-Star 14.868
10 40 Andy Morris – T Canton, GA Coletrain 15.168
11 J87 Jake Rainey – Y Powder Springs, GA Lazer 15.438
1 30 Ryan King – R Seymour, TN Stinger 14.413
2 24 Greg Martin Oliver Springs, TN Longhorn 14.531
3 42 Steve Kirk Munford, AL Trak-Star 14.551
4 56jr Colton Horner – Y Katy, TX Club 29 14.634
5 22 Will Roland – Y Jasper, GA Warrior 14.642
6 11 Cruz Skinner Oxford, AL CVR 14.712
7 93z Charles Zimmerman Cunningham, TN Pierce 14.829
8 S23 Justin Owens – T Rossville, GA Mastersbilt 14.858
9 43 Clyde Petty Tullahoma, TN GRT 14.869
10 122 Scotty Chatham Hosheton, GA Rocket 15.057
11 8 John Wayne Harbin Sharpsburg, GA Rocket 15.115/DQ
1 19 William Thomas * Phenix City, AL Longhorn 14.425
2 95 Brandon Williams Crossville, TN CVR 14.441
3 85 Tom Maddox – T Centre, AL Warrior 14.574
4 39 Eddie King Jr. – T Knoxville, TN Rocket 14.590
5 00 Kyle Black Douglasville, GA GRT 14.748
6 07t Larry Timms – T Hodges, SC Mastersbilt 14.766
7 F97 Red Farmer Hueytown, AL Rocket 14.971
8 711 Clyde Alexander Locust Grove, GA GRT 14.990
9 C11 Cliff Williams Star, MS GRT 15.096
10 55 Parrish Duncan – T Newman, GA Barry Wright 15.155
11 18 J.T. Seawright Fort Payne, AL GRT NT/DQ
1 J39 Jimmy Elliott Cleveland, TN Longhorn 14.149.
2 3h Ethan Hunter – T Chattanooga, TN Mastersbilt 14.535
3 00 Mike Franklin Stephens City, VA Mastersbilt 14.586
4 00 Monte Skinner Saraland, AL Capital 14.625
5 5w Rodney Weaver * 14.641
6 5d Rodgerick Dykes Smith Station, AL Warrior 14.764
7 15 Tim Busha Boaz, AL GRT 14.805
8 521 Mickey Trosclair Luling, LA PRD 14.825
9 8 Mike Pearl Anniston, AL Barry Wright 14.914
10 67 Cody Ballard – T Estill Springs, TN Barry Wright 14.919 

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