CARTERSVILLE, GA – The NeSmith Performance Parts Street Stock Division at Southern Raceway in Milton, FL has become “A Family Affair,” as there were not one, but two father-son combinations competing against each other in Week 2 competition on April 2. Frank Wilson of Milton, FL took on his 13-year-old J.C. Wilson and Branden Harris of Molino, FL raced his dad Ronnie Harris.
The Wilson’s lined up for the first Heat Race side-by-side on the front row. It was Papa Frank taking the win over J.C. Frank went on to win the NeSmith Performance Parts Street Stock Division main event in his first night out in the Wilson Lumber Company Chevrolet powered by a $3,495 Chevrolet Performance 602 Circle Track Engine. J.C. brought his team car home in the ninth spot.
There is a third Wilson family member competing in the NeSmith Performance Parts Street Stock Division, as Frank’s brother and J.C.’s uncle Stuart Wilson of Milton, FL drove his Wilson Lumber Company Chevrolet powered by a $3,495 Chevrolet Performance 602 Circle Track Engine to victory in April 2 in Week 2 competition at Northwest Florida Speedway in Baker, FL.
Frank Wilson has been a long-time NeSmith Racing competitor having driven in three different Divisions over the past ten years. Wilson was the 2007 NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series South Region Late Model Champion. He has competed with the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series National Late Model Tour and finished eighth in the 2011 National point standings.
Before making his debut with the NeSmith Performance Street Stock Division on April 2 with winning results, Wilson competed with the Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series. Frank Wilson finished 11th in the 2013 Chevy Super Series National point standings.
Brandon Harris finished third on April 2 at Southern Raceway in the BH Built Bodies Chevrolet powered by a $3,495 Chevrolet Performance 602 Circle Track Engine, and Papa Ronnie Harris of Cantonment, FL drove the Miller Motorsports Chevrolet to an eighth-place finish. Branden Harris has finished in the Top 10 of the NeSmith Performance Parts Street Stock Division National point standings over the last two seasons. He finished third in the National standings last season and sixth in 2014.
There is a third-generation racing Harris boy on the horizon with Branden’s 6-year-old son Landen, who is also known as the “Brains of the Operation.” Landen has been competing in Go-Karts, and this weekend, he makes his debut in the Slingshot Division at Flomaton Speedway in Flomaton, AL on the same track his Dad will compete on in his NeSmith Street Stock.
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