Ashley Poole Dominates For Hartwell Late Model Victory

Ashley Poole scored the victory in Saturday night’s combined Limited Late Model / Crate Late Model feature at Hartwell Speedway. Photo by Heather Rhoades

It didn’t take long for Ashley Poole to power to the front of the Late Model field Saturday night at Georgia’s Hartwell Speedway, and from there, he went on to score the victory at the 3/8 mile clay raceway.

After topping qualifying for the combined Limited Late Model and Crate Late Model feature, Poole rolled off from the fourth starting spot after a four car inversion.

But it took less than half a lap for Poole to power to the lead. From there, he would drive away from the field, scoring the victory by almost half a lap over second place Jimmy Ivester.

Grant Jordan finished in third, with Jessie Ivester in fourth and Eric Veal in fifth.

In other action, Justin Sims edged out Dink McKeehan for the victory in the Hobby feature. Joe Yarbrough finished third, followed by Jay Motes in fourth and Shane Yarbrough in fifth.

Sims doubled up on the night, as he also took the win in the Modified Street feature. Thomas Segars, Johnny Pilgrim, Chris Cape and Brandon Fortson rounded out the top five.

Shannon Duck held off Paul Moore for the Stock V8 victory. Ben Carswell followed in third, with Rocky Jones in fourth and Matthew Wall in fifth.

Jeffery Lord was the winner in the Stock Four feature. Arti Ridgeway worked his way up to second, with Brent Couch in third, Chris Little in fourth and Dustin Bales in fifth.

Randy Shaw beat out Joel Powell, Jr. to score the Up Front feature win, with Justin Sorrow in third, Joel Powell, Sr. in fourth and North West in fifth.

Russell Short scored the win in the first Enduro feature of the season, with Keith Ross in second and Dustin Roberts in third.

Hartwell Speedway returns to action on Saturday, April 7 for the first points race of the season. For more information, visit

Hartwell Speedway – Hartwell, GA
Race Results – March 31, 2018

Limited Late Model/Crate Late Model
1. Ashley Poole
2. Jimmy Ivester
3. Grant Jordan
4. Jessie Ivester
5. Eric Veal
6. Will Harris

1. Justin Sims
2. Dink McKeehan
3. Joe Yarbrough
4. Jay Motes
5. Shane Yarbrough
6. Nick Sellers
7. Jimmy Mason
8. Jimmy Ivester

Modified Street
1. Justin Sims
2. Thomas Segars
3. Johnny Pilgrim
4. Chris Cape
5. Brandon Fortson
6. Robby Stewart
7. Terry Calhoun
8. Howard Maxey
9. Jennifer Everett
10. Dale Baird
DNS: David Archer
DNS: Clay Bryson

Stock V8
1. Shannon Duck
2. Paul Moore
3. Ben Carswell
4. Rocky Jones
5. Matthew Wall
6. Seth Brown
7. Wilton Bailey

Stock Four
1. Jeffery Lord
2. Arti Ridgeway
3. Brent Couch
4. Chris Little
5. Dustin Bales
6. Joey Graham
7. Pete Whitley
8. Jeremy Fassett
9. Daniel Partain
10. David Parker
11. Johnny Mobley
12. Ricky Rule
DNS: Ryan Boles

Up Front
1. Randy Shaw
2. Joel Powell, Jr.
3. Justin Sorrow
4. Joel Powell, Sr.
5. North West
6. Kalen Holmes
7. John Shaw Jr
8. Stacey Foster
9. D.J. Carey
10. Jason Richey
11. Dillion Christian
12. Michael Davis
13. Corey Sheridan
14. Wayne Glenn
15. Brandon Grimes

1. Russell Shore
2. Keith Ross
3. Dustin Roberts
4. Name Not Available
5. Name Not Available


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