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Garrett Manes Back-to-Back Top Dog Wins in Movement Mortgage 200



Did not take long for things to get wild in the B-Main. Pole sitter Johnny Shonk crossed the line on the first lap on his lid! Coming out of four the car got on two wheels and on her lid she goes. Shonk able to return to the race, however, to the rear he goes which moves John Alford to the point.

Jim Grady, your outside pole sitter, with the better run on the top side on the start is able to take the lead early. Of course though, cautions breed cautions as just two laps the #71 of Savannah Nickens goes around in two. John Alford comes to a stop on the apron in turn one. Reports from the infield are saying the chain has come off the engine, ultimately causing him to retire early from the event.

After quite a few more cautions the racing really started to pick up when Jordan Wood, who started shotgun on the field, was now just a couple feet off the lead with a little under twenty laps to go. Wood eventually peaks his nose under J. Nickens coming to lap 32. The two go door to door for a lap with Wood coming out on top and leading lap 33 while slowly putting distance on the field.

Wood, with about a half straighaway lead puts Shonk a lap down with 10 laps to go and that was all she wrote for the B-Main as Jordon Wood crosses the finish line first to move on to the Top Dog. John Nickens would cross the line second followed by Brad Davis, Jim Grady and Matt Sanders would round out the top five and transfer to the top dog.

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Cody Carlton Extends Streak to Five at Movement Mortgage 250

Cody Carlton 5th Top Dog

Richmond, VA – A program that was started over 10 years ago in the Hampton Roads area and since moved to Richmond is a way for driver young and old to “learn” the ropes or hone their skills during the off season. Arena Racing, established in 2002 by Ricky Dennis is racing done in doors usually during the off-season of NASCAR and other local short track programs.

If you have never been to one of these events I highly recommend you taking the trip to Richmond and witness a race. These are half scale; rear engine cup style cars that run full roll cages along with racing slicks and coil over suspension. Races are run in a “heat style” format on a high-banked hockey rink sized aluminum track.

Due to a series of events we found ourselves in the Richmond area on the second night of a double-header event at the Richmond Coliseum for the Movement Mortgage 200.

Qualifying for the mains were held earlier in the afternoon where Cody Carlton found himself in yet another A-Main and looking to continue his winning streak to five. Because this is a points based racing series where drivers are competing for a $10,000 championship trophy here is how the points work. 30 points are given to the winner of the A, 27 points for the winner of the B, 25 for the C and 23 points if there is a D Main. The winner of the Top Dog race will receive 5 bonus points toward the championship.

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