Jason Welshan Is Savage At Crossville's $2,000 Independence Race

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - by Steve Hixson
Maryville's Jason Welshan was savage to his competition in his new Savage racing chassis at the Crossville Speedway on Friday.
 
Justin Ogle and Welshan (a multi-track champion around East Tennessee) along with Competition Racing Equipment have built their new speed machine to race around the South this year and they pocketed the $2,000 prize for the "Independence 40" race.
 
Welshan and Anthony White started together on the front row with White digging into the lead on the opening lap.
Welshan slipped back to third behind Josh Henry as the field sorted itself out. Henry would inherit the lead from White who busted a tire on lap 12 ending the early leader's night.
 
Welshan would begin hounding Henry for the lead and on lap 23 the #29 "Hidden Hollow Motorsports, PPM, Ronald Sexton Construction, Hoosier Tire South, C&J Trucking, Murphy's Bobcat Service, Talent Drywall, Bodies by Skinny, Stealth Racing Carburetors, Schoenfeld Headers, Renegade Fuel" sponsored machine would make the winning pass.
 
Henry would finish third with the "feel-good" story of the night as Randy "The Dream" Weaver making his return to racing action after a two-year medical-induced retirement from the sport, would finish second to Welshan. Team Savage (#TeamSavage29) heads to Boyd's Speedway in Chattanooga for action Saturday night. 

1. Jason Welshan #29
2. Randy Weaver #16
3, Josh Henry #B00
4. Jesse Lowe #5J
5. Jimmy Elliott #J39
6. Greg Martin #24
7. Kyle Courtney #171
8. Christian Hanger #29
9. Kenny Kizzar #157
10. John Lleuwlen #2
11. Deke Waters #66
12. Michael Smith #15
13. Michael Courtney #C11
14. Logan Brown #B10
15. Ryan King #30
16. Rusty Ballenger #29
17. Heath Hindaman #91
18. Chip Brindle #17
19. Tyler Howard #11
20. Anthony White #2x
21. Ross White #22
22. Mack McCarter
23. Perry Delaney #76


PREP SCHEDULES

FOOTBALL     FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19 Father Ryan at Baylor Bradley at William Blount Brainerd at Tyner Central at Hixson Notre Dame at Chattanooga Christian Cleveland at Ooltewah East Hamilton at Anderson Co. East Ridge at Howard Grace at Mt. Juliet Christian Sunbright at Lookout Valley Loudon at Marion ... (click for more)

Dalton State Women's Soccer Upended By Middle Georgia

It was a disappointing night for the Dalton State Women's Soccer team. The Lady Roadrunners put up a good fight but were on the wrong end of the score, falling 2-0 to Middle Georgia State at Knight Field in Cochran on Thursday evening.   Right out of the gate the match was a battle between Dalton State and MGA. Only eight minutes in to the first period there were already ... (click for more)

County Schools To Push Forward With Equity Effort; Magnet Schools To Get More Diversity With Lottery Change

The county schools will push forward with an equity effort that appeared to have been paused after board members Rhonda Thurman and Joe Smith in May said  they rejected the idea that county schools need to “racially and economically integrate.” An equity task force did not meet for several months and the schools did not move forward on hiring an outside consultant to help ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Red Wolves SC To Build Soccer-Specific Stadium For 2020 Season

Chattanooga Red Wolves Soccer Club is building a state-of-the-art, soccer-specific facility, where the team will host home games beginning in 2020. For its inaugural season, the club will play at Chattanooga Christian School’s David Stanton Field in 2019.   David Stanton Field seats 3,500, and the club plans to install additional temporary seating allowing up to approximately ... (click for more)

Drink Up, Chattanooga

I attended the meeting to discuss the placement of the sewage treatment plant at the Cambridge Center in Ooltewah today. My problem with the meeting (aka) dog and pony show, is that the meeting started out with the agenda of the Ooltewah Community Council.  After living in this area for 45+ years I have never heard of this group.  I would like for someone to answer ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Lee In A Landslide

The first time I met Bill Lee, the guy who is triggering a huge turnout of Tennessee voters across the state, I instantly liked him, admired him, and must have told a dozen friends that day we have the most exciting guy going to the Governor’s Mansion we’ve ever had. The best reason is because Bill Lee is real. His opponent, Karl Dean, is a Democrat and a longtime politician. Go ... (click for more)