PRESS RELEASE – LATE MODEL RESULTS – MAY 12, 2018

 

HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA – MAY 12, 2018 – Fourteen year old Hueytown, Alabama driver JoLynn “JoJo” Wilkinson captured her first victory in a Late Model stock car Saturday night in a thrilling six lap shootout with fellow young gun Austin Aker of Taft, Tennessee and last season’s Late Model Track Champion Billy Melvin of Trussville, Alabama. The event was the first round of  the Six Shot Showdown Championship Series being hosted throughout the season by Huntsville Speedway and Sayre Speedway. JoJo’s first victory generated thunderous cheers from the crowd on hand and emotional moments for both the driver, her crew and supporters, and her crew chief and father, former Late Model, ARCA, and NASCAR AllPro Series competitor John Wilkinson III. Congratulations to JoJo Wilkinson and crew for their tremendous achievement!

Huntsville Speedway will return to action Saturday night, May 19, 2018 with racing in theOpen Wheel Modified, Sportsman, Super Stocks, Mini Modifieds, Hot Shot, and Buzz divisions. Pit gates open at 2PM, practice begins at 3PM, qualifying at 6PM, and racing begins at 7PM.

Late Models and STAR SuperTrucks will be back in action on May 26, 2018. The next Six Shot Showdown event at Huntsville will be May 26th for the Late Models and June 2nd for the Open Wheel Modifieds. The track website is www.huntsvillespeedway.com, and the Official Track Facebook page is  www.facebook.com/hsvspeedway. The Speedway may be contacted via email at huntsvillespeedway@mail.com or via phone at 256-679-5156.

Photos are provided by Daniel Harbin Images. Daniel may be contacted via email at dannyharbin@yahoo.com.

LATE MODEL – SIX SHOT SHOWDOWN ROUND 1 AT HUNTSVILLE
1. 11 – JOLYNN WILKINSON
2. 07 – AUSTIN AKER
3. 59 – BILLY MELVIN
4. 25 – CRAIG GIATTINA
5. 44 – JUSTICE EVANS
6. 18 – JEREMY WILLIAMS
7. 38 – HUNTER BYRD
8. 05 – NATHAN DAVIS
9. 154 – CHARLIE MELVIN
10. 47 – JOHN THOMAS
11. 99 – GARY NIX (DNS)