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Cherokee Speedway

Roberts tops Bailes for $5,000 at Cherokee

September 18, 2011, 3:59 pm
From track reports
Casey Roberts scored his first Ultimate Series victory of 2011. (glensphoto.com)
Casey Roberts scored his first Ultimate Series victory of 2011. (glensphoto.com)

GAFFNEY, S.C. (Sept. 17) —Casey Roberts of Toccoa, Ga., outdueled polesitter Ross Bailes of Clover, S.C., early in Saturday night’s Ultimate Super Late Model Series event at Cherokee Speedway and pulled away in the second half of the 40-lapper on his way to posting his first series victory of the season. | Slideshow

Roberts, the four-time defending champion of the Southern All Star East Series that the Ultimate tour evolved from, earned $5,000 for his triumph.

Bailes settled for the runner-up finish with Brent Dixon of Elberton, Ga., third and Chris Ferguson of Mount Holly, N.C., fourth. Series points leader Chip Brindle, the rookie driver from Chatsworth Ga., rounded out the top five finishers.

Notes: Roberts’s Victory Circle by Moyer Race Car is sponsored by Cushman Paint and Body. ... The event was postponed from Sept. 4 due to rain. ... Saturday’s race was the tour’s third visit of the season to Cherokee. Jonathan Davenport and Brindle won the previous two events. ... The tour has two more events slated for Cherokee, including the $10,000-to-win finale on Nov. 20. ... The tour’s next race is Sept. 24 at Wythe Raceway in Rural Retreat, Va.

Ultimate @ Cherokee: (1) Casey Roberts, (2) Ross Bailes, (3) Brent Dixon, (4) Chris Ferguson, (5) Chip Brindle, (6) Jonathan Davenport, (7) Johnny Pursley, (8) Ricky Weeks, (9) Jeff Cooke, (10) Donald Bradsher, (11) Randy Weaver, (12) John Henderson, (13) Monk Gulledge, (14) Zack Mitchell, (15) Doug Sanders, (16) Mitch Warlick, (17) Travis Leake, (18) Robbie Bailey, (19) Kelly Thacker, (20) Anthony Sanders.

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