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311 Motor Speedway

Jeff Smith ends Clash drought at 311

October 9, 2011, 5:13 am
From track reports
Jeff Smith doffs his cap in victory lane at 311 Motor Speedway. (Gary Laster)
Jeff Smith doffs his cap in victory lane at 311 Motor Speedway. (Gary Laster)

MADISON, N.C. (Oct. 8) — Fifth-starting Jeff Smith of Dallas, N.C., ended a year-long drought on the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series with a $4,000 victory on Saturday at 311 Motor Speedway.

Luke Roffers of Concord, N.C., finished second after leading the first 31 laps in the Countdown to the Cup event while Dustin Mitchell of Pine Level, N.C., was third. Donald Bradsher of Burlington, N.C., and points leader Dennis Franklin of Gaffney, S.C., rounded out the top five. Polesitter Kenny Compton Jr. of Bland, Va., second in series points, finished 15th after rear-end gear problems forced him out on the 17th lap. | Slideshow

Among yellow flags in the main event were lap-five and lap-nine spins by Johnny Stovall, the second which stacked up 10 cars.

Smith earned his first series victory of the season. His previous Carolina Clash triumph came Sept. 25, 2010, at Dublin (N.C.) Motor Speedway.

The series wraps up the season Oct. 15 at Fayetteville (N.C.) Motor Speedway with a $4,000-to-win event. Franklin has 3,848 points for a 45-point edge on Compton and 74-point edge on Smith. Roffers is 77 points back in fourth.

Carolina Clash @ 311: (1) Jeff Smith, (2) Luke Roffers, (3) Dustin Mitchell, (4) Donald Bradsher, (5) Dennis Franklin, (6) Mike Gault, (7) Travis Yow, (8) Tim Allen, (9) Kyle Pierce, (10) Chuck Smith, (11) Gary Mabe, (12) David Taylor, (13) Brian Ledbetter, (14) Ross Bailes, (15) Kenny Compton Jr., (16) Travis Greer, (17) Jay Sessoms, (18) Johnny Pursley, (19) Justin Labonte, (20) Ray Tucker, (21) Johnny Stovall, (22) Mike Parker, (23) Ricky Weeks, (24) Craig Shuffield, (25) Scott Autry. Fast qualifier (among 25 cars): Compton, 15.946 seconds.

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