NASCAR star Brad Keselowski unloads in a dirt late model
Tonight, Cochran Motor Speedway is opening their 2021 season. The Gobbler 100 headlines the main event. However, the crate late model division has a lot of attention as NASCAR Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski is set to make his debut in the division.
View full Cochran Motor Speedway results from the crate late model division below.
NASCAR is set to race their first race on the dirt at Bristol Motor Speedway. This week and next, Cup drivers will be hitting dirt track across the country in advance of that event.
With Keslowski in the pit area, the fans have shown up in bulk. It’s standing room only with parking backed up forever.
The crowd is here to watch the NASCAR driver return to the short track. With only four cars in Keselowski’s 604 crate heat race, he’ll automatically make the main event.
Brandon Overton is also in the field. After winning his B-Main, he’ll be flying to the front from the back of the field. Overton is a new entry in this class as he wasn’t in the November running.
Richie Stevens was scheduled to start from the pole position after qualifying on the pole last year. However, he’s not in attendance tonight.
Wil Herrington and Ahnna Parkhurst line up on the front row.
The 21 car field is set to race for $3,000. 30 laps of crate late model racing are up next…
Crate Late Model
Green, Herrington noses ahead on the outside through turn one. Kyle Bronson quickly takes 2nd away into turn three.
Lap 5, Herrington leads Bronson by 10 car lengths. Overton is slicing through the field behind them.
Lap 10, Herrington has caught the tail of the field.
Lap 12, Brad Keselowski is making progress. He’s knocking on the door of the top 10 as he runs 11th!
Lap 13, Overton is up to 4th!
Lap 14, Parkhurst struggles with lap traffic and Overton is on her bumper for 3rd. He’s flying through the field.
Lap 20, Herrington leads Bronson by nearly 4 seconds. All the leaders are glued to the inside lane.
Lap 22, Overton is up to 3rd but he’s well back of the race leader. He needs a caution.
Wil Herrington wins at Cochran Motor Speedway!
Cochran Motor Speedway
March 12, 2021
Crate Late Models
Heat races were run back in November.
The rest of the event is a makeup. The entry list has changed. B Mains were added to give drivers a chance to make the feature.
Below are the full results from the Crate Late Model division:
B Main 1 (8 Laps – Top 4 Transfer) : 1. Ches Chester; 2. Garrett Mosley; 3. Michael Lloyd; 4. Brad Keselowski;
B Main 2 (8 Laps – Top 4 Transfer) : 1. Brandon Overton; 2. Henry Carter; 3. Zach Shelton; 4. Eddie Morris; 5. Kem Limrick; 6. Marvin Fulford; 7. Ty Ellis;
Crate Late Model
March 12, 2021
(30 Laps – $3,000 to win)
Note: A timing and scoring issue caused Data Unavailable for many in the field.
Pos | Driver
1. Wil Herrington
2. Kyle Bronson
3. Brandon Overton
4. Ahnna Parkhurst
5. Data Unavailable
6. Data Unavailable
7. Data Unavailable
8. Ches Chester
9. Data Unavailable
10. Garrett Mosley
11. Shannon Graham
12. Brad Keselowski
13. Data Unavailable
14. Data Unavailable
15. Data Unavailable
16. Data Unavailable
17. Data Unavailable
18. Data Unavailable
19. Data Unavailable
20. Kyle Bridges
21. Data Unavailable