Ingram can’t win memorial Dixie race
by Emily Horos
ehoros@cherokeetribune.com
June 12, 2013 12:21 AM | 928 views | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Frank Ingram arrived at Dixie Speedway with the goal of winning his first race of the season.

He did that, but the victory came a race too late for the storybook night that Ingram wanted.

The first Super Late Model event of the night was the Bill Ingram Memorial — named for Frank’s father. Ingram finished 19th in that race after having some engine problems.

Switching to a new car owned by Buster Goss for the second Super Late Model event, Ingram claimed his first win of the season with a pass on the final lap.

“We didn’t really adjust anything (between races). I just switched to a different car,” Ingram said. “It was a pretty good race. We passed the leader on Turn 4 coming toward the checkered flag. It was pretty exciting.

“I definitely wanted to win (the memorial race) a lot more. It would really have been nice to have won both of them with two different cars.”

Ray Cook made a special appearance at Dixie on June 1 to participate in the Bill Ingram Memorial, and after the race was washed out that night, he returned a week later and captured the title.

Cook, a dirt-track veteran who tours the Southeast, stuck around for the regularly scheduled Super Late Model feature and finished fourth in that event.

Tony Knowles, Jake Knowles, William Thomas and Doug Stevens were the only other drivers to finish in the top 10 in both features.

In other classes, Scottie Pritchett (Limited Late Model), Kenny Taylor (Super Bomber), Shane Smith (Econo Bomber) and Jeremy Millsaps (Pony Stock) posted wins.

The Cruisers raced two features. Todd Lankster won the first and placed runner-up in the second race. Jimmy Wilson, who finished fourth in the first feature, moved up to win the second one.

The Crate Late Models also had two features, with one being a makeup. Mark Page won the first feature, while Craig Reece took the second.

Dixie will host a full racing program this Saturday, including the Cruisers Championship. Gates open at 5 p.m., with racing at 7 p.m.
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