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September 16
County Line Raceway,
Elm City, NC
Sanction: Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series - $5,000
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated September 18, 8:23 pm)
County Line delivers first Clash victory for Erwin
  1. Russell Erwin
  2. Dustin Mitchell
  3. Michael Batten
  4. Michael Rouse
  5. Christian Thomas
  6. Gray Parton
  7. Cy Nelms Jr.
  8. Matthew Bissette
  9. Ben Watkins
  10. Roger Lucas
  11. Carl Vaughan
  12. Daniel Adam
  13. Rich Kuiken Jr.
  14. John Eller
  15. Steve Banal
  16. Willie Milliken
  17. Cy Nelms Sr.
  18. Bobby Liles
  19. Dale Arnold
  20. David Yandle
  21. Dykes Maynard
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Russell Erwin steers toward his first Carolina Clash victory.
What won the race: Earning his first series victory, Russell Erwin of Beaverdam, Va., swept Saturday's action at County Line Raceway, leading all 40 laps from the pole for a $5,000 Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series triumph.
Key notes: Third-starting Dustin Mitchell trailed Erwin for the entire distance, finishing 1.186 seconds back. ... Second-starting Michael Batten gave way to Mitchell on the opening lap and rounded-out the podium. ... Sixth-starting Michael Rouse and 10th-starting Christian Thomas each took advantage of the lap-seven restart, finishing fourth and fifth. ... Gray Parton improved three positions and finished sixth. ... Matthew Bissette and Roger Lucas each gained four spots, finishing eighth and 10th. ... Series points leader Ben Watkins was involved in a multicar incident on lap six that required 25 minutes for cleanup; Watkins was able to continue and finished ninth, while Steve Banal, Willie Milliken, Cy Nelms Sr., Bobby Liles, Dale Arnold and David Yandle all retired from damage. ... Saturday's 36-minute main event was slowed by the one lengthy lap-six melee and saw 11 competitors complete 40 laps, with 13 running at the finish. ... Spencer Liggon scratched from the feature.
On the move: Christian Thomas of Wake Forest, N.C., started 10th and finished fifth.
Winner's sponsors: Erwin’s Rocket Chassis carries sponsorship from Erwin Racing Supply, Motion Sensors, High Farms, Possum Farms, Papa Jack’s Store & Grill, Keyser Manufacturing, Dickinson Sanitation Services, Hoosier Tire, Penske Racing Shocks and Collins Signs.
Points chase: After County Line: 1. Ben Watkins (1,097); 2. Gray Parton (1,006); 3. David Yandle (841); 4. Jeff Smith (797); 5. Benji Hicks (722).
Current weather: Clear, 70°F
Car count: 22
Fast qualifier: Russell Erwin
Time: 14.833 seconds
Polesitter: Russell Erwin
Next series race: September 23, Fayetteville Motor Speedway (Fayetteville, NC) $7,500
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Erwin, Batten
Row 2: Banal, Mitchell
Row 3: Watkins, Rouse
Row 4: Milliken, Nelms Jr.
Row 5: Parton, Thomas
Row 6: Adam, Bissette
Row 7: Liles, Lucas
Row 8: Eller, Nelms Sr.
Row 9: Kuiken, Arnold
Row 10: Vaughan, Yandle
Row 11: Maynard, Liggon
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