Sanction: MARS DIRTcar Series East - $2,000
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English clicks off eighth MARS East victory
- Tanner English
- Caleb Ashby
- Joe Gorby
- Terry English
- John Minon Jr.
- Richard Frost
- Dustin Rollins
- Steven Stehle
- Mason Oberkramer
- Todd Randy
- Dane Dacus
- Jonathan Rowan
Tanner English heads to victory at Clayhill Speedway.
What won the race: Winning his series-leading eighth race, Tanner English of Benton, Ky., survived a battle with Jonathan Rowan for a $2,000 payday Friday at Clayhill Speedway. English has won three in a row on the MARS East tour and five of his last six starts.
Key notes: The cars of English and Jonathan Rowan made made contact in the battle for the lead resulting in two flat tires for Rowan. ... Rowan and his crew showed their displeasure about the incident in victory lane; Rowan was disqualified. ... Scott Crigler and Rodney Melvin scratched from the feature race. ... The MARS East series made its only appearance in Atwood to open a doubleheader weekend. ... Clayhill's event was twice rescheduled from June 23 and July 14. ... Tanner English has won the tour's last six Tennessee events, four of them at Clarksville.
On the move: Caleb Ashby of Cunningham, Tenn., started sixth and finished second.
Winner's sponsors: English’s Rocket Chassis is powered by a Jay Dickens Racing Engine and sponsored by Seay Motors and M&S Concrete.
Points chase: Tanner English of Benton, Ky., has a runaway lead over Caleb Ashby atop the MARS East standings.
Car count: 14
Next series race: July 22, Camden Speedway (Camden, TN) $2,000
Editor's note: Updates with corrected finish.