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Volunteer Speedway recognizes Manley, Maupin and Whitt as 2014 champions

By Volunteer Speedway | 13 March 2015 | 2015 | | 0 Comments   

Volunteer Speedway recognizes Manley, Maupin and Whitt as 2014 champions

By Robert Walden
Volunteer Speedway – Media/Public Relations

BULLS GAP, Tenn. — Volunteer Speedway celebrated its 41st season of exciting dirt-track racing in 2014, and winning track championships at “The Gap” were Jason Manley in Steel-Head Late Model, Tim Maupin in Crate Late Model, and Jamie Whitt in Modified Hobby.

Jason Manley of Loudon, driving the M & M Properties/Cobb’s Auto Parts of Loudon/Penske Racing Shocks/Phantom Race Engines/CVR Race Cars/No. 32 Chevrolet Camaro, captured the Steel-Head Late Model championship. Finishing second through fifth, respectively, in points were Jason Cardwell of Knoxville, Greg Estes of Jonesville, Va., Jason Welshan of Maryville, and Ross White of Knoxville.

Completing the top 10 in Steel-Head Late Model points were Anthony White of Clinton, Ruben Mayfield of Lenoir City, John Tweed of Greeneville, Cory Hedgecock of Loudon, and Trevor Sise of Knoxville.

Welshan, Hedgecock and Riley Hickman of Cleveland each won two feature races, with Estes, Sise, Jason Trammell of Knoxville, and Josh Henry of Newport each winning one race.

Tim Maupin of Johnson City, driving the Alan Poyner Enterprises/Mainline Communications/Twin D Auto & Truck Sales of Johnson City/The Medicine Shoppe of Mosheim/Luke’s Pizza of Johnson City/T & T Towing of Johnson City/Advance Auto Parts/Jim Schweitzer Inc./Warrior Race Cars/No. 2 Chevrolet Camaro, won the Crate Late Model championship. Finishing second through fifth, respectively in points were Warren McMahan of Dandridge, Bryson Dennis of Greeneville, Gary Crittenden of Morristown, and Jason Welshan of Maryville.

Completing the top 10 in Crate Late Model points were Tim Byrd of Jonesborough, Ricky Moore of Mosheim, Forrest Trent of Talbott, Hugh “Wishbone” Scalf of Gray, and Richard Adkins of Bristol.

Welshan led the division with four feature wins, while Jensen Ford of Piney Flats won two events, with Maupin, McMahan, Trent and Steve Jones of Maryville each winning one race.

Jamie Whitt of Wise, Va., driving the B & D Repair/Iron Horse Race Cars/No. 1 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, added to his trophy collection by capturing his fourth Modified Hobby championship. Whitt’s other title seasons were in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Finishing second through fifth, respectively, in points were Dale Reed of Whitesburg, Charlie Bates of Jonesborough, Gary Blanken of Russellville, and David Bullington of Morristown.

Completing the top 10 in Modified Hobby points were Clynis Phillips of Clintwood, Va., Dave Smith of Morristown, Parker Estes of Jonesville, Va., Kaleb Trent of Rogersville, and Jon Cook of Jonesborough.

Whitt and Blanken each visited victory lane on three occasions, with Greg Estes of Jonesville, Va., winning twice, while Reed and Kurt Owens of Newport each won one feature.

Bryson Dennis of Greeneville, a 17-year-old junior at Greeneville High School who competes in the Crate Late Model division, was named the track’s 2014 Rookie-of-the-Year.

Drivers will be recognized before fans on the front straightaway at the track early in the 2015 racing season.

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Volunteer Speedway (Recording Only): 423-235-5020
Phyllis Loven (Track Owner): 423-676-9081

Jason Manley #32 (Loudon, TN) - 2014 Volunteer Speedway Steel-Head Late Model Champion

Tim Maupin #T2 (Johnson City, TN) - 2014 Volunteer Speedway Crate Late Model Champion

Jamie Whitt #1 (Wise, VA) - 2014 Volunteer Speedway Modified Hobby Champion

Bryson Dennis (Greeneville, TN) - 2014 Volunteer Speedway Crate Late Model Rookie-of-the-Year

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