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May 1
Lancaster Speedway,
Lancaster, SC
Sanction: Ultimate Southeast Series - $4,000
Information provided by: Robert Holman (last updated May 2, 2:00 pm)
Lancaster site of Knight's first Ultimate victory
  1. Cla Knight
  2. Ben Watkins
  3. Jeff Smith
  4. Ross Bailes
  5. Kenny Collins
  6. G.R. Smith
  7. Matthew Nance
  8. Anthony Sanders
  9. Dennis Franklin
  10. Will Harris
  11. Brett Hamm
  12. Zack Mitchell
  13. Michael Brown
  14. Mike Huey
  15. Adam Yarbrough
  16. Dustin Mitchell
  17. Benji Hicks
  18. Doug Sanders
  19. Brian Ledbetter
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Cla Knight enjoys victory lane after his first Ultimate Southeast victory.
What won the race: Second-starting Cla Knight of North Augusta, S.C., inherited the lead at halfway Saturday and led the final 20 laps at Lancaster Motor Speedway for his first career Super Late Model victory. The Ultimate Southeast Series triumph paid $4,000.
Quotable: “We’re just a small team, you know?” Knight said in victory lane. “We’re trying to make it and I’m trying to do the best I can and we’re just real excited to get one."
Key notes: Looking for a weekend tour sweep in South Carolina, Zack Mitchell of Enoree, S.C., led the first 20 laps but suffered terminal engine failure, handing the lead to eventual winner Cla Knight. … Fourth-running Michael Brown also departed after 20 laps with apparent mechanical difficulties. ... Ben Watkins of Lancaster, S.C., claimed the runner-up position on Saturday, 1.205 seconds behind Knight. ... Dennis Franklin spun on the first lap and Benji Hicks suffered damage.
On the move: Series points leader Anthony Sanders of Spartanburg, S.C., started 19th and finished eighth.
Winner's sponsors: Knight’s Barry Wright Race Car has a Clements Racing Engine with sponsorship by Augusta Aquatics, M&W Transport, Town & Country Packing, E-Z-Go, Penske Racing Shocks, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Textron Off Road, Kar House Racing Radiators, Maxxis Kart Racing, Chris Madden Racing, Brian’s Custom Paint and Maxima Racing Oil.
Points chase: Entering the weekend, Anthony Sanders (64 points) of Spartanburg, S.C., led Dustin Mitchell (63), Jeff Smith (55), Matthew Nance (53) and Cla Knight (52).
Current weather: Clear, 61°F
Car count: 19
Fast qualifier: Zack Mitchell
Time: 18.964 seconds
Polesitter: Zack Mitchell
Next series race: May 8, Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, SC) $5,000
Editor's note: Corrects winner’s chassis.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Z. Mitchell, Knight
Row 2: Watkins, Hicks
Row 3: Bailes, Hamm
Row 4: Brown, J. Smith
Row 5: D. Mitchell, Collins
Row 6: Nance, G.R. Smith
Row 7: Yarbrough, Franklin
Row 8: Ledbetter, Harris
Row 9: Huey, D. Sanders
Row 10: A. Sanders
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