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Britt leads list of Hot Summer Nights winners

Jeff Birchfield • Oct 30, 2019 at 4:30 PM

Johnson City rider Adam Britt earned a sweep of the Pro motos in the Hot Summer Nights Supercross Series finale at I-81 Motorsports Park in Greeneville.

Britt, riding a KTM in his first appearance of the season in the Hot Summer Nights Series, finished ahead of Yamaha rider Cory Cooper of Pennington Gap in both races.

Britt was one of three Johnson City riders to score wins. Alton Clark was the winner of the ATV Novice race and Rylan Wicker won the 51cc Beginner race ahead of Lane Milhorn of Watauga in second.

Jackson Statzer of Elizabethton was among the youngest winners, taking the 51cc, 4-6 race.

Alex Colley of Norton won three classes.

Among the other winners were Bluff City riders Chandler Myers (85cc, 9-13) and Anthony Fields (Super Mini), Dawson Ball of Kingsport (250 D) and Aasin Bowling of Surgoinsville (450 D).

Brandon Hughes of Roan Mountain posted a runner-up finish in the 30+ division and Haley Ball of Kingsport did the same in the women’s race.

Jackson Horne of Kingsport and Seth Fields of Church Hill had second-place finishes in two classes. Other runner-up finishers included Hunter Ford of Church Hill (CollegeBoy), Tanner Myers of Bluff City (250 C), Laken Cox of Limestone (65cc, Beginner) and Trae Thurman of Rogersville (450 D).

VOLUNTEER RAINOUT

Volunteer Speedway’s Coca-Cola Championship Night on Oct. 12 ended up being the final race of the season at the four-tenths-mile dirt track in Bulls Gap.

Races for Saturday, Oct. 19 and Oct. 26 were canceled because of the weather.

The American Crate Late Model Series has announced plans to race twice at Volunteer Speedway in 2020. There will be a $3,000-to-win event on July 4 and another series race on Sept. 19.

In a social media post, Landon Stallard thanked fans, racers and sponsors and noted that the car counts averaged 80-plus per week since he took over as track owner in June. Stallard and his staff are currently working on the remainder of the 2020 schedule.

LIGHTING UP BMS

The Pinnacle Speedway in Lights at Bristol Motor Speedway returns for a 23rd season, starting Nov. 15 and running through Jan. 4, 2020.

The popular attraction consists of a 4-mile trek through 2 million lights and will be open nightly from 6-10 p.m. Visitors use the Bristol Dragway entrance off Highway 394.

The Eastman Credit Union Christmas Village will be set up again in the BMS infield.

Speedway in Lights is the major fundraiser for the Bristol chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities, which raises money for nearly 100 agencies over 18 surrounding counties.

Email sports writer Jeff Birchfield at jbirchfield@johnsoncitypress.com.

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