North Georgia Speedway
Ogle captures Biddle Ridley Memorial
CHATSWORTH, Ga. (Oct. 13) — Billy Ogle Jr. of Knoxville, Tenn., earned $4,000 Saturday at North Georgia Speedway for his victory in the inaugural Biddle Ridley Memorial.
Skip Arp of Georgetown, Tenn., finished second in the 40-lap feature while Ray Cook of Brasstown, N.C., was third. Ronnie Johnson of Chattanooga, Tenn., and hometown driver Derek Ellis rounded out the top five. | Slideshow
Notes: Ogle’s Blount Motorsports Rocket Chassis is sponsored by Arnold Trucking, Bearden Oil Company, Blount Excavating, Cherokee Millwright, GEOServices, Insurance Partners, Massey Electric, Stowers (CAT) Machinery Corp. and Wine and Spirits Cellar. ... The victory was Ogle’s sixth victory in his last 10 starts. ... Ray Cook won the Crate Late Model feature. ... The race was held in memory of Chatsworth native Biddle Ridley, who died July 30 after a two-year battle with cancer. He was a short-track racer who also served as crew chief for his more famous brother, Jody Ridley, NASCAR’s Winston Cup Rookie of the Year in 1980. ... Biddle Ridley’s driving career came for car owner George Elliott, father of former NASCAR star Bill Elliott.
Biddle Ridley Memorial: (1) Billy Ogle Jr., (2) Skip Arp, (3) Ray Cook, (4) Ronnie Johnson, (5) Derek Ellis, (6) David Payne, (7) Jason Welshan, (8) Luther Jenkins, (9) Chip Brindle, (10) Gary McPherson (11) Johnny Chastain, (12) Mitchell Stanley, (13) Jeff Neubert, (14) Gabe Wilson, (15) Brian Burke, (16) Kurt English, (17) Randy Weaver, (18) Gar Dickson, (19) Mike Hill, (20) Frank Ingram, (21) Brian Jackson, (22) Aaron Ridley.