Braselton’s Shane Sawyer took control of the Pro Late Model event Saturday night at Lanier National Speedway on the 12th lap, and never looked back as he recorded his second win of the year at the Braselton short track.
“We have had back luck so far this year, but lucky it was one of those nights to where everything worked out right for us,” Sawyer said after the win.
The Braselton driver won the pole for the late model event, but was moved to fourth on an inversion dice roll. Tony Bennett led the first 12 laps before giving up the lead to Sawyer.
Dacula’s Russell Fleeman finished second, with Bennett placing third, Shawn Simpson fourth and Dalton Grindle fifth.
In other racing action, Paul Antley recorded his sixth victory of the year, and second in a row in the SuperTruck event. He held off William Hoose, Kristen Wallace, Jeremy Parris and Clinton Sheriff in the 25-lap feature.
Cleveland racer Spanky Hicks won in the 20-lap Mini Stock event, with Aaron Calvert, William Earnest, Steve Hill and James Nash rounding out the top five.
Jeff Chadwick took top honors in the Open Wheel Modified ranks, while Jason Bates placed first in the Sportsman division.
For more on this story, see Wednesday's edition of The Jackson Herald, The Braselton News,The Barrow Journal or The Banks County News.