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September 18
East Alabama Motor Speedway,
Phenix City, AL
Sanction: XR Southern All Star Series (Alabama State Championship) - $4,050
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated September 18, 9:19 pm)
Herrington wins Alabama State Championship
Alabama State Championship
  1. Wil Herrington
  2. Cody Overton
  3. Kenny Collins
  4. Jordy Nipper
  5. Mark Whitener
  6. Sam Seawright
  7. Austin Horton
  8. Todd Morrow
  9. Shay Miller
  10. Dennis Hale
  11. Billy Franklin
  12. Matt Dooley
  13. J.R. Moseley
  14. Jeff Mathews
  15. Jason Garver
  16. Casey Turman
  17. Ty Ellis
  18. Bo Slay
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What won the race: Wil Herrington of Hawkinsville, Ga., led all 40 laps from the pole Sunday, winning the $4,050 50th annual Alabama State Championship finale at East Alabama Motor Speedway. Herrington's victory is the first of his career with the XR Southern All Star Series.
Quotable: "It's unbelievable, my Dad tried for I don't even know how long and I've gotten my butt kicked here, this is awesome, I don't even know what to say," an emotional Herrington said. "I've been running three or four classes every year, just trying to win this thing and to do it in the Super, this is awesome."
Key notes: Cody Overton of Evans, Ga., moved into the runner-up position on lap 23 and closed within striking distance of Herrington, finishing 0.852 of a second back. ... After winning Saturday's $4,050 weekend opener at EAMS, Kenny Collins of Colbert, Ga., finished third. ... Jordy Nipper of Gray, Ga., gained eight positions and finished fourth. ... Following his runner-up finish on Saturday, Austin Horton of Whitesburg, Ga., was forced off the track in turn two on lap three and recovered to finish seventh. ... Todd Morrow of East Ridge, Tenn., advanced seven spots and finished eighth. ... Sunday's feature was slowed by a 10-minute red flag when Bo Slay of Milton, Fla., went off the track just outside of turn two and required a tow truck. Slay was uninjured, but failed to complete a lap and finished 18th. ... Three cautions slowed the Alabama State Championship finale at East Alabama Motor Speedway, which lasted 29 minutes, where eight drivers completed all 40 laps.
On the move: Mark Whitener of Middleburg, Fla., started 17th and finished fifth.
Winner's sponsors: Herrington’s Rocket Chassis is sponsored by Harvey Trucking, 5M Construction, Y Delta Inc. and Boswell Oil.
Points chase: Before East Alabama Saturday: Matt Dooley led Billy Franklin by 16 points.
Current weather: Few Clouds, 86°F
Car count: 18
Fast qualifier: Sam Seawright
Time: 14.371 seconds
Polesitter: Wil Herrington
Next series race: September 24, Senoia Raceway (Senoia, GA) $5,054
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Herrington, Seawright
Row 2: Collins, Horton
Row 3: C. Overton, Slay
Row 4: Mathews, Miller
Row 5: Dooley, Hale
Row 6: Moseley, Nipper
Row 7: Franklin, Turman
Row 8: Morrow, Garver
Row 9: Whitener, Ellis

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