Casebolt wins visiting circuit’s race at Dixie
by Emily Horos
ehoros@cherokeetribune.com
May 15, 2013 12:38 AM | 930 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Steven Casebolt took home the $6,000 prize and increased his lead in the Spring National standings Saturday night at Dixie Speedway.

Casebolt, who entered the Super Late Model race as the points leader for the traveling series, beat out Dale McDowell and Billy Ogle Jr. for the single-race payout and doubled his points lead over Ogle. The championship will be decided this weekend at Boyd’s Speedway in Ringgold.

Among regular Dixie drivers, Tony Knowles (seventh) and Frank Ingram (ninth) were the highest finishers.

Despite leading the points standings, it was the first win of the tour for Casebolt, of Richmond, Ind.

Casebolt built a solid founding when he laid down the fastest qualifying lap in Group B and earned a front-row start for the 50-lap race. Casebolt dropped back a few places early in the race, but after passing McDowell on the 24th lap, he maintained the lead through the checkered flag.

Dixie spokesperson Mia Green said it was a good night of racing, although fans did have to dodge raindrops at times.

It was also a night for the record books as McDowell broke the track speed record, only to be topped later in the race by Riley Hickman at 137.43 mph.

Among the winners in Dixie’s regular races were Cass Fowler (Limited Late Model), Hunter Jones (Crate Late Model), Jeremy Millsaps (Pony Stock), Timmy Millwood (Super Bomber) and Shane Smith (Econo Bomber).

A full slate of racing will resume Saturday night at Dixie Speedway. It will be MUST Ministries night, with fans admitted for $5 with a donation of at least five nonperishable food items. The evening will also feature a children’s bike race and the Econo and Super Bomber championships.
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