William Thomas Has Strong Runs at GVS; Magnolia Up Next

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  1. jdearing

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    Phenix City, Alabama (04/12/12) - William took part in the Junk Money Nationals over the course of last weekend at Green Valley Speedway (Glencoe, Alabama) and came away with a pair of strong runs to show for his efforts.

    The team traveled to Green Valley Speedway (Glencoe, Alabama) over the course of last weekend for a $10,000-to-win, Crate Late Model event as well as a $10,000-to-win, Limited Late Model program.

    On Friday night with 41 Limited Late Models on hand, William qualified sixth fastest in his group, which locked him into the sixth starting spot for his heat race. He would advance two spots to finish fourth, which locked him the 15th starting position for the $10,000-to-win finale on Saturday night. It was discovered after the heat that the car had a broken, ball joint, so the team made repairs and preparations for Saturday's finale. In the feature he would mount a great charge to the front of the pack as he made several attempts to pass the leader. Despite not being able to see late in the race, due to a helmet covered in mud, he would still manage to cross the finish line in second behind race winner, Kenny Compton Jr.

    Friday evening also found Thomas taking part in preliminary action for the Crate Late Model division as 43 competitors registered for action. He advanced to a third place finish in his heat race, which locked him into the eleventh starting spot for the 54 lap feature on Saturday night. The finale would prove to be an interesting race for William as he charged to the second spot early in the event before slipping off the back stretch. As he returned to the surface a pair of cars spun behind him, and Thomas was credited with the caution and sent to the tail of the field. He would rebound in the closing laps and was battling for the fourth position, when contact with another car in the corner sent him spinning. He would again tag the tail of the field and crossed the finish line in 10th but was notified after the feature he would be scored 15th for bringing out two cautions.

    Full results from both events are available at www.GreenValleySpeedway.com.

    This weekend, April 13th-14th he will take his #22 Extreme Power Sports/Zaxby's Super Late Model into battle in the inaugural Spring Throw Down at Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi). On Friday night a $2,000-to-win purse is up for grabs, while Saturday's program will be headlined by an $8,000-to-win event. For more information on the unsanctioned event, please visit www.MagnoliaDirt.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
    MSR Mafia - www.MSRMafia.com
    The Midsouth Racing Scene - www.MidSouthRacing.com

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