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August 5
Swainsboro Raceway,
Swainsboro, GA
Sanction: Crate Racin’ USA - $5,000
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated August 6, 12:31 pm)
Cody Overton goes flag-to-flag at Swainsboro
  1. Cody Overton
  2. Pearson Lee Williams
  3. Mark Whitener
  4. Jackson Hise
  5. Ben Faircloth
  6. Joshua Bishop
  7. Haiden Cowan
  8. Jake Knowles
  9. Ricky McClain
  10. Hunter Peacock
  11. Jimmy Sharpe Jr.
  12. Mario Gresham
  13. Cole Exum
  14. Mark Fleischer
  15. Cole Godowns
  16. Matthew Taylor
  17. Dalton Dowdy
  18. Blake Daniels
  19. Ricky Greene
  20. Derek Dent
  21. Jason Garver
  22. Tommy Hadden
  23. Shane Riner
  24. Jeff Baggett
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Cody Overton celebraters in victory lane at Swainsboro Raceway.
What won the race: Pole-starting Cody Overton of Evans, Ga., led all 40 laps in dominating fashion to win Saturday's $5,000 Crate Racin' USA stop at Swainsboro Raceway. Winning his first CRUSA race of the season, Overton crossed the checkers ahead of Pearson Lee Williams who regained the runner-up spot on lap 17 and finished 3.595 seconds back.
Key notes: Crate Racin’ USA points leader Mark Whitener ran as high as second in the early laps before settling for third. ... Jackson Hise regained fourth place on the final lap. ... Ben Faircloth also passed Joshua Bishop on the final lap, rounding-out the top five at his home track. ... Bishop, of Statesboro, Ga., occupied fourth place for nearly the entire second half until slipping to finish sixth. ... Jake Knowles advanced three positions and finished eighth. ... Saturday's 18-minute feature saw seven drivers complete 40 laps with 17 running at the finish.
On the move: Ben Faircloth of Swainsboro, Ga., started eighth and finished fifth.
Winner's sponsors: Overton’s Bruce Kane Racing-owned Rocket Chassis is sponsored by All About Doors, Grizzly Coolers, Allstar Concrete, Garnto Southern Construction, Supply Chain Management, Georgia Mountain Pool Company, Recreational Vehicle Select, Credit Union Remarketing Solutions, Budweiser, Tribble Electric, Buffalo Bar & Grill and All About Wraps.
Points chase: After Swainsboro: 1. Mark Whitener (1,078); 2. Jake Knowles (944); 3. Mario Gresham (892); 4. Hunter Peacock (876); 5. Trynt Lloyd (754).
Current weather: Clear, 82°F
Car count: 29
Fast qualifier: Cody Overton
Time: 16.420 seconds
Polesitter: Cody Overton
Consolation race winners: Shane Riner
Next series race: August 19, Senoia Raceway (Senoia, GA) $3,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: C. Overton, Williams
Row 2: M. Whitener, Hise
Row 3: H. Cowan, Bishop
Row 4: McClain, B. Faircloth
Row 5: Sharpe Jr., Peacock
Row 6: Ja. Knowles, Fleischer
Row 7: Garver, Gresham
Row 8: Greene, Baggett
Row 9: Taylor, Godowns
Row 10: Riner, Exum
Row 11: Dent, Dowdy
Row 12: Hadden, Daniels
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