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Daily Dirt 06/02/2023 21:04:29

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July 2
Talladega Short Track,
Eastaboga, AL
Sanction: Crate Racin’ USA (Salute to America Nationals) - $5,000
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated July 3, 10:29 am)
Welshan wires $5,000 CRUSA stop at Talladega
Salute to America Nationals
  1. Jason Welshan
  2. Logan Palmer
  3. Jake Knowles
  4. Ashley Newman
  5. T.J. Brittain
  6. Oakley Johns
  7. J.T. Seawright
  8. Jeff Helms
  9. Jimmy Thomas
  10. Jimmy Elliott
  11. Luke Bennett
  12. Jake Herrell
  13. Tanner Collins
  14. Caden Mullinax
  15. Matthew Brocato
  16. Jeremy Pate
  17. Jake Rainey
  18. Seth McCormack
  19. Adam Gauldin
  20. Austin Horton
  21. Jason Markewitz
  22. Tim Busha
  23. Tyler Millwood
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Jason Welshan emerges from his winning car at Talladega.
What won the race: Second-starting Jason Welshan of Maryville, Tenn., led all 50 laps from his outside-front-row starting position, winning Saturday's Salute to America Nationals feature at Talladega Short Track. He topped the Crate Racin' USA field to earn $5,000.
Key notes: Moving into second place on a lap-31 restart, Logan Palmer of Acworth, Ga., grabbed a runner-up finish. ... Polesitter Jake Knowles finished third. ... Defending Crate Racin' USA champion Jimmy Thomas finished ninth after losing the points lead to Welshan on Friday. ... After winning Friday's $2,000 weekend opener at Moulton Speedway, Seth McCormack retired on lap 26 at Talladega and finished 18th. ... Retiring on lap seven while running inside the top five, Austin Horton was credited with finishing 20th. ... Saturday's feature, the second of two holiday weekend series events in Alabama for the tour, was slowed by two cautions and lasted 23 minutes; 14 competitors completed all 50 laps. ... Randall Beckwith scratched from the A-main.
On the move: Oakley Johns of Hohenwald, Tenn., started 16th and finished sixth.
Winner's sponsors: Welshan’s Hux Motorsports Savage Chassis is sponsored by Competition Racing Equipment, KRC Power Steering, J&J Trucking and Excavating and C&J Trucking.
Points chase: Before Talladega: 1. Jason Welshan (696); 2. Jimmy Thomas (668); 3. Jake Knowles (650); 4. Jake Rainey (628); 5. Tanner Collins (592).
Current weather: Clear, 79°F
Car count: 34
Fast qualifier: Jason Welshan
Time: 14.736 seconds
Polesitter: Jake Knowles
Consolation race winners: Jimmy Thomas, Jake Rainey
Provisional starters: Randall Beckwith, Tanner Collins
Next series race: July 16, Senoia Raceway (Senoia, GA) $3,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Knowles, Welshan
Row 2: Brittain, Palmer
Row 3: Pate, Horton
Row 4: Markewitz, Newman
Row 5: Helms, Elliott
Row 6: Thomas, Rainey
Row 7: Busha, Seawright
Row 8: Gauldin, Johns
Row 9: Brocato, Millwood
Row 10: McCormack, Herrell
Row 11: Mullinax, Bennett
Row 12: Beckwith, Collins
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