Dacula's Russell Fleeman showed that in racing, nothing is certain.
Just 50 laps into Sunday's World Crown at Peach State Speedway, a flat tire sent the 2008 Georgia Asphalt Series champ to the pits, and relegated him a lap down.
But the hard charging Fleeman fought back, got back on the lead lap, then worked his way back to the front to hold off Commerce's Taylor Satterfield and three time World Crown champ Paul Kelley for the win.
It is Fleeman's first victory in the World Crown, a race that has eluded him for several years.
For more on this story, see Wednesday's edition of The Jackson Herald.