Gibson victorious at Cleveland Speedway
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Kevin Gibson, of Ringgold, Ga., chopped down the competition at Cleveland Speedway Saturday night in an early April showdown for Steel-head LLMs.

Gibson held off late race challenges from Rick Hixson after taking the lead at the start of the 25-lap Late Model feature. Gibson led from flag to flag in a caution-marred affair that saw Hixson lose second place on the white flag lap to former Track Champion Dewayne Powell then spin out in turn three coming to the checkered flag.

Behind Gibson and Powell were John Ownbey, Jerry Coffman and Bryan Pritchard. Ethan Hunter, who failed to start his heat race, was behind the 8-ball the rest of the night.

In the Crate feature Lamar Scoggins, of Georgetown, dominated the 20-lapper. Jimmy Elliott, Bobby Richey Jr, Brandon Williams and Patrick Duggan followed across the finish line. Robbie Greene, also of Georgetown, won his second consecutive A-Hobby feature.

Glen Seaton III would liked to have had a few more laps after tracking down the leader from as far back as fifth place. Jimmy Brown, Greg Greene and Eric Hughes were third through fifth. Patrick Wilson dominated by a half track in the B-Hobby feature, Michael Courtney won the Pony feature and Daniel Burnette won the FWD feature.

Saturday, Cleveland Speedway will host a full schedule in all classes, and in two weeks Super Late Models return with the Ray Cook Spring Nationals on April 20 with a $5,000 special event. For more information, visit www.ClevelandSpeedway.com.

RESULTS

Steel-head LLM

Winner - Kevin Gibson (No. M45) of Ringgold, Ga., 2 - Dewayne Powell, 3 - John Ownbey, 4 - Jerry Coffman, 5 - Bryan Pritchard, 6 - Ethan Hunter, 7 - Dustin Cansler, 8 - Jarrett Choate, 9 - Tyler Adams, 10 - Don Van Winkle, 11 - Ricky Lewis, 12 - Jimbo Breland, 13 - Rick Hixson, 14 - Mark Leach, 15 - Chris Powell, 16 - Kenneth Fortner, 17 - Randy Dillard, 18 - Andy Standridge. DNS: Joey Standridge, Billy Mayo and Kevin Gill.

Crate LM

1 - Lamar Scoggins (No. 27) of Georgetown, 2 - Jimmy Elliott, 3 - Bobby Richey Jr, 4 - Brandon Williams, 5 - Patrick Duggan, 6 - Brandon Gray, 7 - A - J - Carlisi, 8 - Ricky Smith, 9 - Scottie Hoga.n, 10 - Matt Murphy, 11 - Ryan Tims, 12 - Bobby Doss, 13 - Michael Arp, 14 - Danny Turner. DNS: Brian Courtney, Brianna Kyle.

A-Hobby

1 - Robbie Greene (No. 00) of Georgetown, (second win in a row). 2 - Glen Seaton III, 3 - Jimmy Brown, 4 - Greg Greene, 5 - Eric Hughes, 6 - Matt Morr, 7 - Richard Dixon, 8 - Robby Hixson, 9 - Brandon Blankenship, 10 - Danny Mills.

B-Hobby

1 - Patrick Wilson (No. 72) of Chattanooga, 2 - Ronnie Kerr, 3 - Jason Brown, 4 - Jason Tate, 5 - Pete Roberts, 6 - Loomis Smith, 7 - Brandon Champion, 8 - Josh Kilgore, 9 - Joey Whitford, 10 - Corey Sanders, 11 - Cody Herron. DNS: Chris Beavers - Tyler Dixon, Lamar Hughes, Chuck Heeling, Pete Roberts.