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Daily Dirt 05/25/2024 05:47:27

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April 15
Sumter Speedway,
Sumter, SC
Sanction: Steel Block Bandits Dirt Late Model Challenge (Billy Cagle Memorial) - $5,007
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated April 20, 1:19 am)
Slump-ending Emory pockets $5,007 at Sumter
Billy Cagle Memorial
  1. Robbie Emory
  2. Derick Quade
  3. Tyler Bare
  4. Michael Batten
  5. Dan Breuer
  6. Dustin Mitchell
  7. Johnny Pridgen
  8. Justin Mintz
  9. Michael Marlowe
  10. Matt Glanden
  11. Brad Lowe
  12. Michael Alderman
  13. Wayne Bryant
  14. Jeff Parsons
  15. Clint Hodges
  16. Deano Long
  17. Jeff King
  18. Samuel Bryant
  19. Banjo Duke
  20. Dale Moore
  21. Derrick Rainey
  22. Shaun Harrell
  23. Kale Green
  24. Caleb Fulp
presented by
Winner Robbie Emory and his supporters at Sumter Speedway.
What won the race: Pole-starting Robbie Emory of Milton, Del., led all 40 laps of Saturday's Billy Cagle Memorial at Sumter Speedway to earn $4,007 and his first Steel Block Bandits Dirt Late Model Challenge Series event. Emory snapped a nearly three-year losing streak.
Quotable: "It's been a heckuva two years for the team," Emory said, his voice cracking in victory lane. "I can't thank Mom and Dad enough, everybody that stuck behind us. For 10 years we (won at least one race per year) but the last two years we just hadn't been able to get it done. We always had problems. At the end of the year last year we just pulled this car and we knew we had something. It was just a matter of just getting a good combination and getting a little luck (going) our way. And it finally happened."
Key notes: Emory notched his first victory since his $2,500 payday on the defunct FUEL circuit Aug. 1, 2020, at Friendship Motor Speedway in Elkin, N.C. ... Thirteen of 24 starters completed 40 laps. ... Dustin Mitchell rallied from an early accident with Tyler Bare to finish sixth. Bare was remorseful of the incident: “I hate I got into Dustin. I thought he was going to stay down and he drifted up and I was already in the gas. He knows I don’t race that way and I don’t want to wreck a bunch of cars like that.” ... Tenth-place-finishing Matt Clanden was the highest finishing series rookie. ... Jeff Parsons finished 14th in his first trip to Sumter.
On the move: Dan Breuer of Troutman, N.C., started 17th and finished fifth.
Winner's sponsors: Emory's No. 9E is sponsored by Emory's Racing Engines, Emory's Chassisworks, JRS Competition Finishes, JD Sign, PJ1 Motorsports, Penske by JD's and Stockley Speed & Supply.
Points chase: After Sumter: 1. Derick Quade (137); 2. Robbie Emory (134); 3. Tyler Bare (127); 4. Dan Breuer (122); 5. Dustin Mitchell (121).
Current weather: Clear, 64°F
Car count: 32
Fast qualifier: Derick Quade
Time: 14.669 seconds
Polesitter: Robbie Emory
Heat race winners: Robbie Emory, Dustin Mitchell, Derick Quade, Michael Batten
Consolation race winners: Dan Breuer, Michael Alderman
Provisional starters: Wayne Bryant, Samuel Bryant
Next series race: April 22, Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, TN) $5,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Emory, Quade
Row 2: Mitchell, Batten
Row 3: Bare, Harrell
Row 4: Rankin, Mintz
Row 5: Parson, Moore
Row 6: Fulp, Green
Row 7: Lowe, Glanden
Row 8: Duke, Hodges
Row 9: Breuer, Alderman
Row 10: Marlowe, Long
Row 11: King, Pridgen
Row 12: W. Bryant, S. Bryant

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