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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Ashford Powers to NPSS Super 5 Challenge win Mullis, Smith, Quarterman tops also at GIS

Photo by:Diggin Deep Racing

By Rob Lee
WAYNESVILLE, Ga. (April 23) – Donnie Ashford has proven more than once his Diggin Deep Racing team is not afraid to put the racer on the trailer and travel.
The Deland, Fla. ace made his first 2016 appearance at Golden Isles Speedway pay off. He took the NeSmith Performance Street Stock Super Challenge 5 Series feature Saturday evening and beat a top flight of cars in the process.

Ashford, coming off a win at another track a couple weeks before, cashed in on the $2,000 first prize and launched to the top of the special GIS series.
He wheeled the CLX Engineering/Parrish Shade Tops/Allen Plumbing Camaro over Shaun Washam, Cole Exum, Bud Chancey and Brian Grantham. Brian Wooten, who won the first two, NPSS features at GIS, was seventh at the checkered flag behind Kyle Livingood.
Woodrow Mullis has found the groove to start 2016. The defending track champion made it two straight Limited feature wins, besting Michael Lloyd, Chris Lovett, Scott Waters and Adam Collins.
Charles Smith sped up a notch in the Enduro class. After a runner up finish in the season opener last week, Smith won the feature over Windal Clark, opening night winner Billy Ammons, Johnny Barker and John Carlino.
Joe Quarterman raced his 440 to the win over a sparse field, but it was a two position improvement over the previous week. Breyer Wood, Olvan Williams and Kenny Turner completed the field.
Racing continues May 14 at GIS featuring the first Super 5 Challenge Series event for the Limiteds. The feature winner that night will take home $2,000. EMods, Super Streets, NeSmith Performance Street Stocks, Enduros and 440s also are on the card. Hot laps are set for 6 p.m. with racing to follow.
For more information log on to, the track’s Facebook page or call 912-778-3767.
Following are results from stock car racing Saturday evening April 16 at Golden Isles Speedway, Waynesville, Ga.
NeSmith Performance Street Stocks
Feature (25 laps) – 1. 66 Donnie Ashford 2. 424 Shaun Washam 3. 68 Cole Exum 4. 17S Bud Chancey 5. 8G Brian Grantham 6. 122 Kyle Livingood 7. 81 Brian Wooten 8. X Joe Corley 9. 1 Daron Bailey 10. 96 Luke Johns 11. HR8 Chris Keller 12. 28 Piearce Thrift 13. 18W Wesley Jones 14. 16 Morrie West 15. 52 Dale Mimbs 16. 88S Brian Smith 17. 14 Taylor Sowell 18. 2 John Corbitt 19. 87 Jack Hill 20. 15K Kenny Hicks (Did not start – 18 Chad Fry, 88 Colby Hall).
Feature – 1. 24 Woodrow Mullis 2. 18L Michael Lloyd 3. 38 Chris Lovett 4. 5 Scott Waters 5. 34 Adam Collins 6. 3 Bruce Collins 7. 0 Wayne O’Neal 8. 7E Charlie Flowers 9. 26 Bill Adkins 10. 52 Ryan Carter 11. 22W Russell Waters 12. 5R Gordon Peck
Feature – 1. 41 Charles Smith 2. 44W Windal Clark 3. 21 Billy Ammons 4. 6 Johnny Barker 5. 16 John Carlino 6. 7 Mike Copeland 7. 26 Kyle Davis 8. 00 William Fisher 9. 08 Danny Farmer 10. R1 Timmy Roach 11. 12 John Noe 12. 16D Jamie Dean 13. 19 Jonathan Rowe 14. 131 Tim Keener 15. J4 Johnaton New (Did not start - 07 EC Harrell, 3 Dylan Taylor, 55 Chris Thompson, 44 Shawn Necaise, 57 Leighton Ammons).
Feature – 1. 2Q Joe Quarterman 2. 62 Breyer Wood 3. 07W Olvan Williams 4. 11T Kenny Turner.