12, 2015 - Billy Ogle Jr. has won many big races in his career. None of these
were as dramatic as the win on Saturday night at Tazewell Speedway.
made a dramatic last lap pass on Josh Richards to win the World of Outlaws race
at Tazewell. It was his first win in that series.
drew the number 3 to get the third starting spot for the 50-lap feature. A three-wide
battle for the lead on the opening laps between Donald McIntosh, Josh Richards,
and Shane Clanton put Billy looking on in the fourth spot. McIntosh dropped out
of the race several laps leader. Clanton stalked Richards most of the race.
the track took on rubber, handling and tires became the key issue. Clanton pushed
out of the groove on lap 42 to allow Billy to get by for second. Billy ran down
Richards and pressured him for the lead over the final five laps. Then on the
last lap coming out of turn 2, Richards gets a bit out of shape that allowed Billy
to get under him going down the back stretch. Billy took the lead in turn 3 and
grabbed the checkers before an overflow crowd.
really think these American Racers were the difference tonight," Billy said
in victory lane pointing to his tires. "They never really gave up all night.
I could tell Josh and Shane were both struggling a bit at the end and I think
it was their tires."
along with teammate Stacy Boles, will be in Georgia next weekend for the Spring
Nationals events on Friday and Saturday.