CIV Grabs 1st Career Dirt Super Late Model Win8/22/2017
Joey Coulter Hunts Down His First-Career Dirt Late Model Victory
(August 21, 2017) Joey Coulter reached a pivotal milestone in his young dirt late model career this weekend after capturing his first-career victory. Coulter and his Rum Runner Racing team christened their new Longhorn chassis in style, contesting a trio of races with the Ultimate Super Late Model Series. The driver of the No. 2 Black Rifle Coffee, Molecule Sports, FishWithMe.net, Simpson Longhorn took home his first dirt late model trophy and a $4,000 check at Crossville Speedway on Friday night in Crossville, Tenn.
The weekend started early at the 13th annual running of the Scorcher at Bulls Gap, Tennessee’s Volunteer Speedway. Coulter finished fourth in his heat race and started the 50-lap, $10,000-to-win contest from 14th position. Coulter was one of the few drivers to work the middle of the speedway in the late stages of the feature, and piloted his brand-new Longhorn chassis to a seventh-place finish in its debut.
On Friday night, Coulter and his team headed west to Crossville, Tenn. Coulter posted the fourth-quickest time in qualifying, and started the 40-lap feature even from the outside of row two. With one night under his belt in his Longhorn Chassis, Coulter wasted no time heading to the front, and made a bold, three-wide move for the race lead on the opening circuit. That bid for the lead proved to be the deciding moment as Coulter led wire-to-wire to capture his first-career super late model win in dominating fashion. The former NASCAR Camping World Truck Series winner held the field at bay and survived a restart with five laps to go to collect the $4,000 payday.
“This is just awesome,” Coulter said following his landmark win. “It’s so cool to finally get our first win on dirt, and to do it against a field of this quality is even better. We made the switch over to Longhorn recently, and this is our first weekend out with this car. We’ve been happy with it so far. They build great racecars, but they’re even better people, and that’s the coolest part. (Crew chief) Harold (Holly) and all these guys on our Rum Runner team have worked their guts out for the last couple years, not only on our cars, but on our shock program as well. We’ve come along way, and getting into this Longhorn has made a big impact.”
Coulter capped his milestone weekend with a trip to North Georgia Speedway and an 11th-place finish in the Schaeffer Oil Southern Bonus Series on Saturday evening. Coulter will take next weekend off from competition to prepare for two-straight weekends of racing at Eldora Speedway. Coulter and his Rum Runner Racing team will take their Longhorn Chassis to “The Big E” for the Baltes Classic on September 2nd, and will return the following week for his second-career appearance at the World 100 on September 7-9th.
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-Written by Josh Weinrich-