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December 3
Swainsboro Raceway,
Swainsboro, GA
Sanction: Unsanctioned Crates (604) (Turkey 100) - $7,500
Information provided by: Track reports (last updated December 4, 10:22 pm)
Ruggiero sweeps Swainboro's Turkey 100 weekend
Turkey 100
  1. John Ruggiero Jr.
  2. Cody Overton
  3. Jeremy Steele
  4. Ricky Greene
  5. Trey Mills
  6. Henry Carter
  7. Terry Lumley
  8. Robbie Cowart
  9. Ches Chester
  10. Travis Steele
  11. Taylor Wood
  12. Shaun Thomas
  13. Eddie Morris
  14. Tommy Hadden
  15. Ben Faircloth
  16. Caleb Gay
  17. Jimmy Sharpe Sr.
  18. Allen Styck
  19. William Glass
  20. Tyler Sanders
  21. Bobby Mills
  22. Rye Faulk
  23. Luke Scott
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Race winner John Ruggiero Jr. (right) is congratulated by Swainsboro promoter Paul Purvis.
What won the race: Taking the lead on lap six John Ruggiero Jr. of Lincolnton, N.C., led the rest of the way to win Saturday's $7,500 22nd annual Turkey 100 feature at Swainsboro Raceway. Ruggiero Jr. also won Friday's $3,000 opener, giving him the weekend sweep and over $10,000 in total winnings along with his 17th feature victory of the year.
Key notes: Cody Overton of Evans, Ga., led the first five laps before being overtaken by Ruggiero and finished 1.960 seconds back. ... Jeremy Steele advanced four positions and finished third. ... Trey Mills ran as high as third before fading to finish fifth. ... Henry Carter gained 10 spots and finished sixth. ... Robbie Cowart advanced 11 spots and finished eighth. ... Saturday's feature, postponed from last weekend due to inclement weather, was slowed by seven cautions and lasted 36 minutes, with 10 drivers completing 50 laps. ... Cody Overton won the evening's 602 Crate Late Model feature.
On the move: Terry Lumley started 20th and finished seventh at his home track.
Winner's sponsors: Ruggiero Jr.’s Longhorn Chassis is powered by a G Engineering 604 Crate and sponsored by Jimmy Wilson, Base Racing Fuels and Motul Racing Oils.
Current weather: Overcast, 68°F
Car count: 23
Fast qualifier: John Ruggiero Jr.
Time: 14.393 seconds
Polesitter: John Ruggiero Jr.
Editor's note: Corrects that Jimmy Sharpe Sr., not Jimmy Sharpe Jr., finished 17th.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Ruggiero Jr., C. Overton
Row 2: T. Mills, Greene
Row 3: Chester, Faircloth
Row 4: J. Steele, T. Steele
Row 5: Gay, Faulk
Row 6: B. Mills, Scott
Row 7: Sanders, Styck
Row 8: Wood, Carter
Row 9: Morris, Thomas
Row 10: Cowart, Lumley
Row 11: Sharpe Jr., Hadden
Row 12: Glass
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