Hickman wins Mowery Memorial at Speedway
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RILEY HICKMAN, of Ooltewah, won the Jimmy Mowery Memorial feature at Cleveland Speedway, Saturday.
RILEY HICKMAN, of Ooltewah, won the Jimmy Mowery Memorial feature at Cleveland Speedway, Saturday.
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A stout compilation of more than 100 race cars signed in for the Topless Showdown/Pony Stampede weekend Saturday afternoon at Cleveland Speedway. The Limited Late Models were the top card of the night with 31 race teams signing in for the 48-lap, $3,000 to-win, Jimmy Mowery Memorial feature.

Riley Hickman, of Ooltewah, led the entire event after setting second fast-time in qualifying for the “A” Main Feature. The driver known as “The Hustler” put his No. R1 race car in the Catbird seat with a 13:806 qualifying time just 5/1000 slower than overall fast qualifier Brandon Williams.

Bobby Mayse kept second place in check for the entire race with Tod Hernandez battling to third. Williams had disaster strike on the final lap when Jimmy Elliott stalled his ride in turn three coming to the checkers. Somehow, the Top-3 missed Elliott, but Williams (in 4th) crashed hard into the local Cleveland racer destroying both machines. Toccoa, Ga., driver Ethan Hunter and Lamar Scoggins, of Georgetown, rounded out the top five finishers.

Twenty Pony’s signed in for the Stacey McAloster Memorial race paying $1,027 to win.

Elliottt, pulling double duty, held the top spot and survived the 20-lap feature. Jamie Cross pocketed the $500 second-place prize to go along with his two previous victories. JJ Garrett, Rocky McNabb and points leader Danny Burnette rounded out the Top-5.

In the special Topless Crate LM feature Brett Wyatt, of Crossville, passed race leader Jerry Coffman in the waning laps of the 30-lap, $1,200 to-win race. Coffman and second-place finisher John Cobb got together late in the race sending Coffman to the rear. Local favorite Bobby Richey Jr., of Ringgold, Ga., finished third just ahead of Bobby Mayse and Rick Hixson.

Robbie Green won the A-Hobby feature, Jonathan Sims took the B-Hobby feature and Derrick Forgey wrapped up the night with the FWD feature win.

The racing season is winding down and Spooker weekend, Oct. 27, will be the season points finale with the Mod Lites and Mini Sprints highlighting the action. All Full Throttle Racing Divisions will have its final points races. Kids will get to trick or treat with the racers. More information is available online at www.clevelandspeedway.com.