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October 28
East Alabama Motor Speedway,
Phenix City, AL
Sanction: Unsanctioned Limiteds (National 100) - $5,000
Information provided by: Track reports (last updated October 30, 2:13 pm)
Jones dusts EAMS Limited competitors for $5,000
National 100
  1. Dusty Jones
  2. Joseph Brown
  3. Austin Horton
  4. Rucker Orr
  5. Joey Armistead
  6. Thomas Lewis
  7. Chad Wallace
  8. Brady Cornett
  9. David Whitener
  10. Kenny Limrick
  11. Monte Vaughn
  12. Jimmy Price
  13. Logan Stinchcomb
  14. Jack Mills
  15. Travis Price
  16. Blake Craft
  17. Randall Powell
  18. Kip Cochran
  19. Oliver Gentry
  20. Rye Faulk
  21. Chad Duncan
  22. Steven Gaines
  23. Caleb Gay
  24. Andy Morris
presented by
Chris Anderson
Dusty Jones heads for a $5,000 victory at East Alabama.
What won the race: Taking the point from early leader Joseph Brown with an inside move out of turn four, fourth-starting Dusty Jones of LaGrange, Ga., paced the final 23 circuits to win Sunday's $5,000 Limited Late Model portion of the National 100 at East Alabama Motor Speedway. Jones secured his second special event victory in the last five weeks at EAMS after topping September's $7,500 51st annual Alabama State Championship.
Quotable: “The track was about like normal, big hole getting (into turn three) over there, but just had to get around it, get through it, whatever you had to do,” Jones said. “I knew on lap five that if we had to go 40 (laps), I wasn't gonna make it, because I killed the tires the first five laps. When (race director) Melvin said green-white-checkered, I just held it wide open for two laps, so it all played out in our favor.”
Key notes: Sunday's feature was slowed by 12 separate incidents, including two red flags and was shortened to 26 laps (from 40) because of time limitations. ... Second-starting Joseph Brown led the first three laps before giving way to Jones and trailing him the rest of the way, finishing 1.101 seconds back. ... Seventh-starting Austin Horton took third on lap 14 and rounded-out the podium finishers. ... Rucker Orr improved two positions and finished fourth. ... Pole-starting David Whitener slowed from sixth with a flat tire to draw the race's 11th caution on lap 21; Whitener rebounded to finish ninth after changing the flat. ... Kenny Limrick gained 13 spots and completed the top 10. ... Rye Faulk spun from fourth to bring out the seventh caution on lap nine; Faulk continued but spun again on the ensuing restart attempt, collecting Randall Powell and Travis Price, before calling it a night. ... Caleb Gay was collected in Faulk's original lap-nine spin, ending his day. ... Sunday's main event lasted 52 minutes, with 15 competitors completing 26 laps.
On the move: Thomas Lewis of Hamilton, Ga., started 21st and finished sixth.
Winner's sponsors: Jones’s Dennis Hale-owned Rocket Chassis carries sponsorship from Hale’s Well Service, Dusty’s Automotive, Clint Smith Racing Aluminum Fabrication, GW Performance and WrapTech.
Current weather: Broken Clouds, 82°F
Car count: 28
Fast qualifier: Joseph Brown
Time: 14.886 seconds
Polesitter: David Whitener
Consolation race winners: Kip Cochran
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: D. Whitener, J. Brown
Row 2: Armistead, Jones
Row 3: Wallace, Orr
Row 4: Horton, Morris
Row 5: Craft, Cornett
Row 6: Faulk, Duncan
Row 7: Mills, Gaines
Row 8: Gentry, Vaughn
Row 9: Cochran, J. Price
Row 10: Stinchcomb, Powell
Row 11: Lewis, Gay
Row 12: Limrick, T. Price

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