Thomas Completes Weekend Double Dip
PHENIX CITY, Ala. – William Thomas made it two-in-row in Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series competition with his win on Saturday night at East Alabama Motor Speedway in the 50-lap main event driving the Alexander’s Industrial Service GRT.
In the last seven days, Thomas has won enough money to pay for his All-Aluminum Chevrolet Racing Engine twice over.
In addition to the two Chevy Super Series wins, Thomas had two wins last weekend to remain undefeated with his new Chevrolet Performance All-Aluminum Racing Engine and in the last seven days has earned $15,300 in prize money.
Unlike Friday’s win in the inaugural Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series race at Penton (Ala.) Raceway where Thomas set fast time and led all 50 laps, Thomas had to work hard from the fifth starting spot, and then get a little luck on Saturday night to double up.
Thomas took the lead on lap 43 after early race leader Tim Busha cut down a right-rear tire under his Kilpatrick Racing GRT. Thomas led Richie Stephens in the last eight laps of the race, and took the $3,000 win with a 2.368 second margin of victory.
“It’s been an amazing week with this new Chevrolet Performance Engine,” Thomas said in victory lane. “I could run down Busha in the long green flag runs, but I don’t know if I could have got around him for the win, if he hadn’t have had a cut tire. He was strong tonight.”
Stephens finished second in the K&J Trucking Special after a busy day, just to make it to the race track to compete on Saturday. Stephens took delivery of his Chevrolet Performance All-Aluminum Racing Engine at 7 a.m. on Saturday morning from NeSmith Chevrolet installed it in the race car, and was ready to go by 4 p.m.
Chase Edge finished third for the second straight night in the Edge’s Gas Company Special, and National Dirt Hall of Fame Inductee Ronnie Johnson took the fourth spot in the Tommy Pope Construction Warrior.