William Thomas Claims First Win of 2012

Discussion in 'Crate Late Models' started by jdearing, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. jdearing

    jdearing Administrator Staff Member

    Phenix City, Alabama (03/19/12) - William scored the first win of the 2012 season on Saturday night behind the wheel of his #22 Extreme Power Sports/Zaxbys/Barry Wright Crate Late Model at East Alabama Motor Speedway (Phenix City, Alabama).

    William made the short trip to East Alabama Motor Speedway (Phenix City, Alabama) for the facilities' opener on Saturday night as he pulled double duty between his Crate Late Model and his Super Late Model.

    In the Crate Late Model division, Thomas started the night by setting quick time over the seventeen car field to earn the pole for the feature in his #22 Barry Wright Race Car. As the race went green he would drive away from the field on his way to the win, which came by over a half a straightaway over the field. He was followed across the line by Larry Harrod, Thomas Lewis, Chase Edge, and Tyler Millwood. The win marked his first victory of the 2012 campaign.

    The Super Late Model portion of the event was sanctioned by the Southern Regional Racing Series (SRRS) tour, and William qualified fastest in his group and second fastest overall in his #22 Extreme Power Sports/Zaxbys/Mastersbilt. As a result, he earned the outside-front-row starting spot, alongside Clint Smith. It would take four tries to get the race underway, including Thomas getting spun by Shane Clanton.

    William would receive minimal damage and was allowed to retain his spot. As the race finally went green, Brian Reese jumped to the lead and led the first sixteen laps before Thomas looked under the leader to try and make the pass. As William looked low he again received contact from behind from Clanton before seeing Clanton make it three wide for the lead with Thomas in the middle. William would check up getting into the corner to prevent a wreck, which resulted in him slipping back to a third place finish in the $3,000-to-win event as Shane Clanton claimed the win and Riley Hickman finished second.

    Overall it was a successful night for the team. Full results are available at www.EAMSDirt.com.

    The team will take the upcoming weekend off from racing before returning to action on March 30th-31st with a pair of $4,000-to-win, Ultimate Super Late Model Series events at Boyd's Speedway (Ringgold, Georgia) and North Georgia Speedway (Ringgold, Georgia). For more information on the event, please visit www.UltimateSupers.com .

    William Thomas Motorsports would like to thank Extreme Power Sports, JW Miller Land & Timber, Zaxby's, Gil's Auto Sales, Simpson Race Products, Hoosier Race Tires, Shorty’s Motorsports, Speed Stuff, David Smith Carburetor, Rick Hixson Fabrication, Lamar Hunt Racing Engines, Sunoco Racing Fuel – Bearden Oil, PPM Racing Products, Kinser Air Filters, Winters, PST Drive Shafts, Sweet Mfg, Outlaw Disc Brakes, Ultra-Shield, Auto Meter, Cloyes, Comp Cams, Eibach Springs, Holley, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, KRC Steering Pumps, Lunati, PRC, T&D Machine Products, Weld Wheels, Wiseco, Wrisco, Allstar Performance, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

    For the latest information on William Thomas, please visit www.WilliamThomas.net .

    Ben Shelton, Owner
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