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Jake Knowles Tops King of the Crates Opener

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:38 pm    Post subject: Jake Knowles Tops King of the Crates Opener Reply with quote

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Contact: Ben Shelton (msrmafia@gmail.com)
October 8, 2019

Jake Knowles Tops King of the Crates Opener
Trip to the Hornet’s Nest on Tap for This Weekend

Rome, Georgia (10/08/19) – Jake Knowles tallied up his sixth win of the 2019 season on Friday night in his Knowles Race Parts & Bodies No. 66 Phillips Properties/ Josh Roberts Trucking/ Coosa Heating & Cooling/ Longhorn Chassis Late Model. The triumph was worth $2,000 and came at North Alabama Speedway during the opening round of the annual King of the Crates 100 weekend.

“We had a fun weekend at North Alabama Speedway for the King of the Crates 100,” Knowles commented. “On Friday night I got the job done, and on Saturday night thought I had a chance to win again, but Jeremy Shaw was just a little better. Congrats to him on a job well done.

“Now, we head to one of my favorite tracks, Talladega Short Track for two more Durrence Layne Dirt Late Model Series events. We’re focused on consistency right now, so that we can lock up this championship.”

On Friday evening Jake Knowles was one of 34 Durrence Layne Chevrolet Series entries on hand at North Alabama Speedway (Tuscumbia, Alabama) as the two-day King of the Crate 100 came to life. Registering the second-fastest lap in his time trial group, Knowles locked into the fourth-starting position for the opening night feature.

Challenging polesitter Tyler Wood for the lead by lap 20, Jake overtook Wood for the top spot on lap 24 and held off a hard-charging Will Herington late in the race to record his sixth win of the season. Herrington, Christian Hanger, Josh Putnam, and Tyler Wood followed Knowles across the finish line. He earned a $2,000 payday for his winning performance.

The following night the top prize was increased to $5,000 and, Jake laid down the fastest time in his group before cruising to a heat race victory. Earning the third-starting position for the finale, Knowles gained one spot in the 50-lapper to cross the finish line in second behind Jeremy Shaw with Dustin Harris, Christian Hanger, and Jadon Frame trailing them to the checkers.

On the heels of another great weekend, Jake strengthened his lead atop the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series point standings. For full results from the events as well as the latest standings, please visit www.DurrenceLayneRacing.com .

The upcoming weekend’s Durrence Layne Dirt Late Model Series action takes Knowles to the track that is known as “The Hornet’s Nest,” Talladega Short Track for a pair of events. Friday night’s event posts a $2,000 winner’s check, while Saturday has a $2,500 top prize on the line.

For more information on available marketing opportunities with Jake Knowles Racing, please contact the team at CruiseWithTheChampions@hotmail.com .

Jake Knowles would like to thank his marketing partners, which include Knowles Race Parts & Bodies, Josh Roberts Trucking, Buster Goss Body Shop, Phillips Properties, Rheem, Martins Wrecker Service, Curbow Logging, Coosa Heating & Cooling, JW Motorsports, Bohannon Glass, Cruise with the Champions, Shorty’s Shock Service, Hoosier Racing Tire by Pup, Knowles Trucking, Wiles Racing Driveshafts, Joe’s Transmission, Carolina Racing Supply, Big A’s Custom Graphics, AG Calf Ranch, VP Racing, Mitchell Jenkins Photography, Stealth Racing Carburetors, VP Racing Lubricants, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For more information on Jake Knowles please visit www.JakeKnowles66.net .
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