CARTERSVILLE, GA – Week 8 of the 2016 NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series season will feature eight races in five different states. There will be two races on Friday night six races will be contested on Saturday night. The Weekly Point Averages suggest there could be some wholesale position changes among the Top 10 drivers this week.
Greenville Speedway in Greenville, MS will host a special Friday night event to open NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Week 8 competition. Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, MS will also return to action this Friday night.
Saturday night Week 8 NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series races will be held at Camden Speedway in Camden, TN, Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, TX, Jackson Motor Speedway in Jackson, MS, LA 36 Speedway in Lacombe, LA, Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, MS, and Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, AL.
Shannon Lee of Lumberton, MS leads the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series standings with 337 points and Hunter Lewis of Moss Point, MS is second with 306 points. Tootie Arnold of Meadville, MS is third with 280 points, Robbie Starnes of Baytown, TX is fourth with 277 points, and Doug Sanchagrin of Florence, MS is fifth with 275 points.
Scott Ladner of Lumberton, MS was dropped to the sixth spot in the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series standings with 271 points after a clerical adjustment was made by one of the tracks. Nick Gaines of Pearl River, LA is seventh with 257 points and Cody Smith of Holt, FL is eighth with 249 points. Mike Boland of Cuba, AL is ninth with 239 points, and Bobby Jordan of McCarley, MS rounds out the Top 10 with 235 points.
Before drivers reach the 14-week point of their respective seasons that will make up their NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series season totals, the Weekly Point Average, or WPA, is a good gauge to determine how a driver is doing against the competition. It divides a driver’s point total by the number weeks they have competed.
In NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Week 8 competition, drivers with a high WPA that are lower in the point standings could move up the list this weekend with a good finish in one of the eight races on the schedule.
Smith may be eighth in the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series point standings, but he has the highest WPA at 49.8 out of a possible 50. Point leader Lee has the second highest WPA at 48.14, and Boland, who is ninth in the point standings, has the third highest WPA at 47.8. Tenth-place Jordan has the fifth highest WPA at 47.
Sunoco Young Guns Challenge Series point leader Bryant Marsh of Corinth, MS is 11th in the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series point standings with 234 points, but the 16-year-old driver has the fifth highest WPA among the Top 20 drivers in the point standings that have competed for five or more weeks. Marsh has a WPA of 46.8.
Arnold, who is third in the point standings, has the sixth highest WPA at 46.67, and Starnes, who is fourth in the point standings, has the seventh highest WPA of 46.17. Sanchagrin, who is fifth in the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series point standings, has the eighth highest WPA at 45.83, and sixth-place Ladner has the ninth highest WPA at 45.16. Monte Skinner of Saraland, AL is 12th in the standings with 223 points, but he has the tenth highest WPA at 44.6.
Drivers in the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series will compete against each other nationally using a points system that will count their best 14 weekly point totals over a 27-week season that runs through September 25. The $20,000 National point fund will pay $10,000 to the National Champion and pay back to the Top 10 drivers in the final point standings.
NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series competitors have the option of two different economical Chevrolet Performance Circle Track Engines to compete with. The aluminum-head 400 horsepower 604 engine costs $5,795 and the steel-head 350 horsepower Chevrolet Performance 602 Circle Track Engine with a 100-pound weight break costs $3,495.
Both of these Chevrolet Performance Racing Engines are in stock and available at NeSmith Chevrolet in Claxton, GA with free next day delivery anywhere in the Southeast. To place an order, call Tim Bland at 1-877-497-3624.
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NeSMITH CHEVROLET WEEKLY RACING SERIES WEEK 8 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
GREENVILLE SPEEDWAY – GREENVILLE, MS
HATTIESBURG SPEEDWAY – HATTIESBURG, MS
CAMDEN SPEEDWAY – CAMDEN, TN
COTTON BOWL SPEEDWAY – PAIGE, TX
JACKSON MOTOR SPEEDWAY – JACKSON, MS
LA 36 SPEEDWAY – LACOMBE, LA
MAGNOLIA MOTOR SPEEDWAY – COLUMBUS, MS
TALLADEGA SHORT TRACK – EASTABOGA, AL
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