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October 14
Whynot Motorsports Park,
Meridian, MS
Sanction: Unsanctioned Supers (Fall Classic) - $15,000
Information provided by: Kyle McFadden, series and track reports (last updated October 16, 2:17 pm)
Winger rallies at Whynot, wins $15,000 Fall Classic
Fall Classic
  1. Ashton Winger
  2. Tyler Erb
  3. Dennis Erb Jr.
  4. Oakley Johns
  5. Clay Harris
  6. Brian Rickman
  7. Morgan Bagley
  8. Joseph Joiner
  9. Cade Dillard
  10. Clay Stuckey
  11. Jamie Elam
  12. Dillon McCowan
  13. Chad Thrash
  14. Hunter Lewis
  15. Billy Moyer Jr.
  16. Forrest Trent
  17. Payton Freeman
  18. Cody Overton
  19. Billy Moyer
  20. Spencer Hughes
  21. Josh Putnam
  22. Clay Fisher
  23. Trey Mills
  24. Rick Rickman
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Ashton Winger earned $15,000 for his Coors Light Fall Classic victory.
What won the race: Finding grip in the middle of the racetrack, Ashton Winger of Hampton, Ga., rallied to grab the lead from Dennis Erb Jr. on lap 50 and marched on to a $15,000 victory in Saturday night’s 60-lap Coors Light Fall Classic at Whynot Motorsports Park. The 23-year-old driver fell back to third place after leading laps 1-2 and 6-17 but recovered to wheel his way to his second career win in the 3/8-mile oval’s 29th annual event.
Quotable: “I kind of rode there for the first 20 laps or so, and then I think I got so conservative that I actually made myself tight through the center of the corner down here,” Winger said. “It was really thin before they moved the (uke) tires down and Dennis got by me. I went pretty hard for a few laps and I figured I could stay with him, and then when I realized I could stay with him I just needed to wait till it got dirty out there (to make a winning pass).”
Key notes: Winger previously won the Fall Classic in 2019. … Tyler Erb reached second on lap 28 and followed Dennis Erb Jr. closely around the inside of the track until Winger shot by the unrelated Erbs amid lapped traffic to gain command with 10 circuits remaining. … Tyler Erb finished second, 2.273 seconds behind Winger. It was his third runner-up placing in the Fall Classic following identical runs in 2019 and '22. ... Dennis Erb Jr. settled for third after leading laps 18-49. … Tennessee's Oakley Jones advanced from 11th to finish fourth in his first-ever Fall Classic start while Friday semifeature winner Clay Harris placed fifth in his first event appearance. ... Cody Overton led laps 3-5 before slipping to fourth and then retiring with mechanical trouble on lap 17. ... A red flag was displayed on the lap-12 restart after fifth-running Billy Moyer was turned sideways in turn two, triggering a multi-car wreck that saw defending race winner Spencer Hughes roll over. No injuries were reported in the tangle that also involved Clay Fisher, Josh Putnam and Trey Mills. … The only other slowdown came on lap 12 for Rick Rickman. … Polesitter Joseph Joiner headed to the pits during the lap-12 incident due to an apparent broken shock but returned and finished eighth.
On the move: Morgan Bagley of Longview, Texas, started 22nd and finished seventh.
Winner's sponsors: Winger’s Jeff Mathews Motorsports Rocket Chassis is powered by an Andy Durham Racing Engine and carries sponsorship from Johnny Doan Plumbing, RV Select Inc., Keyser Manufacturing, Integra Shocks, Angry Elephant Tattoo and Piercing, FK Rod Ends, Super K Express, Hoosier Tire, Simpson Race Products, Collins Signs, DirtCarLift.com, VP Race Fuels, Boswell Oil and WrapTeck.
Current weather: Clear, 59°F
Car count: 47
Fast qualifier: Jamie Elam
Time: 12.649 seconds
Polesitter: Joseph Joiner
Heat race winners: Joseph Joiner, Josh Putnam, Clay Harris, Ashton Winger, Cody Overton, Cade Dillard
Consolation race winners: Forrest Trent, Chad Thrash
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Joiner, Winger
Row 2: D. Erb Jr., Overton
Row 3: Harris, Dillard
Row 4: T. Erb, Moyer
Row 5: Hughes, Lewis
Row 6: Johns, Fisher
Row 7: Elam, McCowan
Row 8: Putnam, Freeman
Row 9: B. Rickman, R. Rickman
Row 10: Trent, Thrash
Row 11: Mills, Bagley
Row 12: Moyer Jr., Stuckey
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