Mini Tyrrell Upsets Veterans for Limited Late Model Victory in Night Two of Thanksgiving Classic

LUCAMA, NC – Mini Tyrrell closed out night two of the 17th Thanksgiving Classic presented by Solid Rock Carriers by scoring the victory in a thrilling Limited Late Model feature.

The 13-year-old driver from Manassas, Virginia held back challenges from Clay Jones, Jacob Borst and Paul Williamson to score the win in the 75 lap Limited Late Model feature – the biggest of his career to-date.

“It was such an amazing win,” an emotional Tyrrell said in victory lane.  “We lost a good friend who was pretty much a brother to me and Monday’s his birthday, so this one’s for him.  I know he was riding with me the whole time.  I was praying to him with five to go to get me to the end of this thing and, sure enough, we did.”

Tyrrell’s victory comes on the heels of a second-place finish in Friday night’s Dash for Cash.  More importantly, Tyrrell was able to close the deal when the race was on the line.

“I couldn’t ask for a better weekend,” Tyrrell remarked.  “I’ve learned a lot.  Being able to race with some of these guys who are veterans here and work their tails off at this track and coming down here for my third time and being able to pull off something like this is pretty amazing.  I’ve had such a learning experience as I grow and I look forward to coming back here next year.”

Clay Jones rebounded from a mid-race penalty to finish in second while Jacob Borst, Paul Williamson and Jason Myers rounded out the top-five.

Other winners: Gary Ledbetter, Jr. (Street Stock), Wil Smith (Mini Stock), Chris Johnson (Southern Lightning Modifieds), Wayne Goss (Any Car), Tommy Jackson, Jr. (Legend) and Emily Day (Bandolero).

Sunday will conclude the 17th Thanksgiving Classic with the 200 lap Late Model Stock Car feature and the 125 lap Super Late Model race.  Green flag racing gets under way with the Last Chance Qualifier in Late Model Stocks at 12pm.  Any Car racing will also take place after the Super Late Model race before the Late Model Stock Car race closes out the weekend.

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS

LIMITED LATE MODEL

  1. Mini Tyrrell
  2. Clay Jones
  3. Jacob Borst
  4. Paul Williamson
  5. Jason Meyers
  6. Justin Gill
  7. Karl Budzevski
  8. Tyler Horne
  9. Joshua Yeoman
  10. Alex Fleming
  11. Alex Champion
  12. Dustin Yeoman
  13. Robert Arch
  14. Eric Winslow
  15. Jamie York
  16. Chris Elliott
  17. Gerald Benton
  18. Rusty Daniels
  19. Kevin Jefferys
  20. Akinori Ogata – DNS
  21. Wayne Goss – DNS

STREET STOCK

  1. Gary Ledbetter Jr.
  2. Michael O'Brien
  3. Gary Ledbetter Sr.
  4. Gerald Benton
  5. Curtis Pebbles
  6. Jeff Melton
  7. Austin Somero
  8. Mike Cooper
  9. Christopher Conner -2
  10. Brandon Manning -2
  11. Adam Welch -2
  12. Justin Brown -2
  13. Mark Simpson OUT
  14. James Horner OUT
  15. Tommy Smith OUT

U-CAR

  1. Brandon Allen
  2. Robert Arch
  3. James Stroud
  4. Neil Mason
  5. Steve Sullivan
  6. EJ Kenny
  7. David Wiggins
  8. Timothy Smith
  9. BJ Anderson OUT
  10. Kris Kurtz OUT
  11. Eric Sinkbein OUT
  12. Andrew Jackson OUT
  13. Bill Mozingo OUT

BANDOLERO

  1. Emily Day
  2. Cameron Murray
  3. Matthew Gurganus
  4. Jacob Bradley
  5. Jacob Derrick
  6. Peyton Lee
  7. Autumn Weaver
  8. Jacob O'Neal
  9. Kaleb Bradley
  10. Ethan Johnson
  11. Ayden Millette

LEGENDS

  1. Tommy Jackson Jr.
  2. Will Bristle
  3. Dillon Spain
  4. Caleb Day
  5. Alec Webb
  6. Mason Diaz
  7. Lee Jordan
  8. Chris Stancil
  9. Caleb Heady
  10. Zack Brown
  11. Conner Jones
  12. Ryan Senter
  13. Emily Day
  14. Josh Kurtz -1
  15. Justin Mitchell OUT
  16. Brad Hancock DQ

MINI STOCK

  1. Wil Smith
  2. Lee Kozikowski
  3. Michael Rouse
  4. Brandon Clements
  5. Lee Horner
  6. Ronnie Jones
  7. Aaron Crumpler
  8. Chuck Wall
  9. Travis Miller
  10. Stephen Sanders
  11. Doug Rembold
  12. Shane Canipe -1
  13. TJ Dillon -1
  14. Robert Arch -1
  15. Chris Hales -2
  16. Adam Thomas -8
  17. Jesse Jones OUT
  18. Chris Ivory OUT
  19. Andy Newsome OUT
  20. Robert Strmiska DQ

SOUTHERN LIGHTNING MODIFIEDS

  1. Chris Johnson
  2. Hunter Slayton
  3. Shawn Balluzzo
  4. Tyler Davis
  5. Kyle Wood
  6. Eric Fowlkes
  7. Austin Thaxton
  8. Jimmy Humblet
  9. Jamie Sample
  10. Chris Humblet
  11. Bubba Johnston
  12. Adam Medek
  13. Warren Lipford
  14. DJ Huffman
  15. Wayne McGee OUT
  16. Ryan Pritt OUT
  17. Curtis Hughes OUT

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