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Tate Fogleman Dominates Super Late Model Portion of 2017 Thanksgiving Classic

Tate Folgeman celebrates getting out of the car in SNMP victory lane during the 2017 Thanksgiving Classic (Justin Kern/TheWeeklyRacer.com)

Lucama, NC – Tate Fogleman had something to prove this weekend at Southern National Motorsports Park in the seventh running of the Thanksgiving Classic. Though he was not the fastest car in single-car qualifying Saturday evening – that honor was bestowed upon Danny O’Quinn Jr. when he was the only driver to cusp the fourteen-second brack.

Folgeman, however, flexed his muscles early and often taking the lead from O’Quinn before the field returned to the start-finish line. He would be tested five different times throughout the race when the field was slowed due to the caution flag. Folgeman was money on every restart and retained his position at the front of the field each time.

Second through well, the rest of the field saw some pretty interesting battles throughout the 125-lap feature. Tim Hollis might have been the biggest mover through the entire event as he started shotgun on the field after failing to lay a lap down in qualifying. He would battle his way up to as high as fourth place during the race but would ultimately fall back to seventh when the checkered flew

Jody Meesmer clearly earned the “Tough Break Award” if there was one. Jody took the green flag in the sixth position and it was an uphill battle from there. Running as high as third during the feature, Meesmer had possible engine/carb issues that brought out the afternoons first caution. He would later make contact with Bronson Butcher that caused pretty substantial cosmetic damage. He would later bring out another caution, indirectly of course, due to debris falling off his car.

No one would have anything for Folgeman in the closing laps and he would go on to take home the hardware.

Photo: Justin Kern/TheWeeklyRacer.com

Super Late Model Results

  1. #8 Tate Folgeman; 125
  2. #16r Bronson Butcher; 125
  3. #7 Taylor Stricklin; 125
  4. #16 Lucas Jones; 125
  5. #2 Darrell Gilchrist; 125
  6. #96 Danny O’Quinn Jr.; 125
  7. #22 Tim Hollis; 125
  8. #98 Jody Meesmer; 78

Lee Pulliam Will Lead the 2017 Thanksgiving Classic Field to Green on Sunday Afternoon

Lee Pulliam rockets down the front stretch during final practice Saturday afternoon at Southern National Motorsports Park in preparation for qualifying time trials. (Justin Kern/TheWeeklyRacer.com)

Lucama, NC – Lee Pulliam, who had his 2016 Thanksgiving Classic ended early after contact between himself and Matt McCall earned the right to lead the field to the green flag with a 15.407-second (93.464 mph) lap of record earlier in the afternoon during single-car qualifying. 2016 winner, Tommy Lemon Jr., 2017 Hampton Heat winner, Bobby McCarty, Mike Darne and Philip Morris will round out the top five starters.

“We had a good car all weekend,” Pulliam said.  “The guys have been working hard.  We had a couple different packages that we tried yesterday.  We feel pretty good about it and think we’ve got a good piece for the race.  I don’t normally like predicting results, but I think we’ve got a good shot at it.  Hopefully, we can be in the right place at the right time.”

Others posting times fast enough to guarantee themselves a spot in the 2017 Solid Rock Carriers Thanksgiving Classic was Matt McCall, Bradley McCaskill, Mason Diaz, Peyton Sellers, Jonathan Findley, Justin Johnson, Brenden Queen, Cameron Bowen, Layne Riggs, and Jason York. The rest of the field will be set with a 25-lap Last Chance Race Sunday morning.

Grandstands will open at 9:45 AM. On track autograph session will begin at 10:15 AM and run ill 11:30 AM with the green flag scheduled to wave at noon.

 

2017 Thanksgiving Classic Qualifying Order

1 5 Lee Pulliam 15.407
2 27 Tommy Lemons Jr 15.447
3 22 Bobby McCarty 15.465
4 21 Mike Darne 15.470
5 01 Philip Morris 15.474
6 51 Matt McCall 15.477
7 07 Bradley McCaskill 15.494
8 24 Mason Diaz 15.522
9 26 Peyton Sellers 15.547
10 4 Jonathan Findley 15.548
11 44 Justin Jonhson 15.555
12 03 Brenden Queen 15.656
13 19 Cameron Bowen 15.660
14 63 Tyler Matthews 15.692
15 99 Layne Riggs 15.702
16 18 Jason York 15.754
17 9 Alex Brock 15.760
18 82 Will Burns 15.772
19 41 Sam Meyer 15.794
20 17 Stacey Puyear 15.800
21 55 Mark Wertz 15.831
22 9 Devon Dodson 15.843
23 24 Colin Garret 15.868
24 90 Terry Carroll 15.871
25 2 Robert Powell 15.923
26 22 Grayson Cullather 19.936
27 91 Justin Carroll 15.953
28 33 Ryan Haddock 15.958
29 46 Thad Moffit 15.975
30 82 Cameron Burke 16.009
31 5 Adam Resnick 16.062
32 82 Mike Ganoe 16.082
33 15 Noland Pope 16.181
34 9 Charlie Watson 16.184
35 28 Jason Barnes 16.219
36 1 Juan Guanzalez 16.248
37 9 Rodney Boyd 16.450
38 16 Rusty Daniels Prov

Jamie York Scores First Career Limited Late Model Win Friday Night at Southern National

Jamie York Celebrates in victory lane at SNMP after winning Friday night’s “Dash for Cash” LLM feature. (Justin Kern/TheWeeklyRacer.com)

Lucama, NC – Jamie York, of Reidsville, North Carolina, scored his first career Limited Late Model win Friday night at just 17-years-old in the 40-lap “Dash for Cash” feature to kick off the 2017 Thanksgiving Classic.

York set quick time earlier in the afternoon with a time of 16.038-seconds (89.787 mph), just three-hundredths of a second quicker than 2017 Shenandoah Speedway track champion, Mini Tyrell. He and Tyrell, along with Renfrow would gap themselves from the rest of the field leaving Alex Flemming to be the early entertainment after starting from the back after serving a penalty after qualifying.

However, a lap twenty-one caution would bunch the field up and almost have a major outcome of the finish. Tyrell was able to work his way under and around York to lead a handful of laps. York was just a little bit faster and would take the lead back just four laps later. Even after a late race caution bunched the field up one final time, York was able to hold off charges Tyrell and Flemming. Clay Jones would cross the start-finish line in the fourth position after starting from the rear while Renfrow would be regulated to a fifth-place finish after struggling on both restarts.

 

2017 Charger track champion, Jonathan Kornegay lead all 40-laps in the Charger feature over Michael Obrien, Jeremy Bohne, David Warren, Jeff Rogers, and William Haynie.

Day two of the 17th Thanksgiving Classic presented by Solid Rock Carriers gets underway on Saturday with qualifying to determine the top-12 starters in the Late Model Stock Car feature race, which headlines Sunday.  Super Late Models will also qualify.  Following qualifying, feature racing will get underway with Bandoleros, Legends, Southern Lightning Modifieds, Mini Stocks, U-CARs, Street Stocks, Any Cars and a 75 lap Limited Late Model feature.

Qualifying for Saturday’s races gets underway at 1:20pm, Late Model qualifying (for Sunday’s races) will begin at 2:30pm and Saturday night’s features will commence at 4:30pm.

More information about the 17th Thanksgiving Classic presented by Solid Rock Carriers » http://snmpark.com/thanksgivingclassic

 

 

Limited Late Model Dash for Cash Results;

  1. #1 Jamie York; 40
  2. #81 Mini Tyrrell; 40
  3. #05 Alex Fleming; 40
  4. #15J Clay Jones; 40
  5. #07 Ronald Renfrow; 40
  6. #17 Jason Myers; 40
  7. #25 Jacob Borst; 40
  8. #22 Eric Winslow; 40
  9. #55 Alex Champion; 40
  10. #29 Paul Williamson; 40
  11. #16 Rusty Daniels; 40
  12. #16b Brandon Jones; 38
  13. #91 Chris Elliott; 31