Sanction: Southeastern Late Model Sportsman Series - $2,000
Information provided by: Robert Holman (last updated November 22, 7:15 pm)
Mullis cruises in Southeastern tour finale
- Bryan Mullis
- Kenny Collins
- Taylor Puckett
- Mike Huey
- Willie Milliken
- Mark Green
- Bryson Harper
- Owen Osteen
- Drew Collins
- Jim Gray
- Nick Deitz
- Leslie Smith
- Craig Herndon
- Chris Woods
- Dillon Brown
- Charlie Walker
- Blake Craft
- Kevin Godwin
- John Ruggiero Jr.
What won the race: Bryan Mullis of Rock Hill, S.C., was without peer as he cruised to a flag-to-flag victory in Sunday’s 25-lap Southeastern Late Model Sportsman Series season finale at Cherokee Speedway. The race's polesitter beat 2020 tour champion Kenny Collins to the checkered flag by 0.909 of a second for the $2,000 top prize.
Quotable: “We qualified on the pole last year (for this race) and couldn’t seal the deal," Mullis said, "but we were able to get it done this year."
Key notes: Mullis recorded his second career triumph on the Southeastern Late Model Sportsman Series. His previous win came on Oct. 7, 2017, also at Cherokee. ... Mullis has six wins on the year; the Cherokee triumph was the first on his four-race old Longhorn car. ... Collins started on the outside pole and ran in second for the entire distance to clinch his second consecutive Southeastern Series title. ... Eighth-starter Taylor Puckett picked up two spots on a lap-15 restart to reach third and finished in the spot. ... Cautions flew on laps 12 (Nick Deitz) and 15 (tangle between turns three and four). ... Cherokee hosted the series for the second time this season. … Dillon Brown, who won the tour's Feb. 29 visit and the November 2019 stop at Cherokee, finished 15th. ... The event was on the undercard of the 30th annual Blue-Gray 100.
On the move: Jim Gray of Lynchburg, Tenn., started 17th and finished 10th.
Winner's sponsors: Mullis’s Longhorn Chassis is powered by a CT525 crate engine and carries sponsorship from Kenny Lamb Racing Engines, Stoney Lonesome Customs, Superior Tire Management, WP Racing Shocks, JRI Shocks, Collins Signs and Mullis’s parents.
Points chase: Kenny Collins of Colbert, Ga., secured his second straight series championship and the third of his career.
Current weather: Overcast, 63°F
Car count: 20
Fast qualifier: Bryan Mullis
Time: 15.765 seconds
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.