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Daily Dirt 06/19/2024 05:10:24

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May 3
Ultimate Motorsports Park,
Elkin, NC
Sanction: Hunt the Front Super Dirt Series - $10,000
Information provided by: Todd Turner, series and track reports (last updated May 8, 6:20 pm)
Surviving Seawright earns $10,000 at Elkin
  1. Sam Seawright
  2. Brandon Overton
  3. Wil Herrington
  4. Josh Putnam
  5. Jimmy Owens
  6. Willie Milliken
  7. Bo Slay
  8. Ross Bailes
  9. Donald McIntosh
  10. David McCoy
  11. Benji Hicks
  12. Joseph Joiner
  13. Gray Parton
  14. Ben Watkins
  15. Daulton Wilson
  16. Haiden Cowan
  17. Cla Knight
  18. Joey Coulter
  19. Jackson Hise
  20. Trey Mills
  21. Jeff Smith
  22. Scott Bloomquist
  23. Chris Ferguson
  24. Ashton Winger
  25. Jamison McBride
  26. Zack Mitchell
  27. Caleb Fulp
  28. Christian Thomas
  29. Cory Hedgecock
presented by
Austin Bumgarner
A lap-10 pileup required a 25-minute cleanup in the 50-lap feature.
What won the race: Regaining control when mid-race leader Daulton Wilson slowed with apparent engine failure, second-starting Sam Seawright of Rainsville, Ala., led the final 23 laps to win Friday's $10,000 Hunt the Front Super Dirt Series debut at Ultimate Motorsports Park. Seawright led a total of 37 laps (1-14, 28-50) en route to securing his first career series triumph and his second overall victory of the season — his first since topping Feb. 18's Winterfest at Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, Tenn.
Quotable: “I hate that for Daulton (Wilson), ya know, he got by me there and I feel like we was as good as him, it was track position, I kinda got beat,” Seawright said. “My crew was down there telling me what to do, but I just wasn’t doing it hard enough. I finally got ‘er going there at the end. I was just giving it all I had every lap and it worked out.”
Key notes: The third-starting Wilson, of Fayetteville, N.C., led laps 15-27 until trailing heavy smoke and slowing to draw the race's sixth caution. He finished 15th. ... Benji Hicks held the runner-up spot until retiring with two laps remaining. ... Pole-starting Brandon Overton inherited second place as he came to take the white flag and finished 2.731 seconds behind Seawright. ... Reigning series champion Josh Putnam improved five positions and finished fourth. ... Fifth-place Jimmy Owens gained eight spots. ... Bo Slay started 28th and finished seventh. ... Ross Bailes ran the opening 42 laps in fourth place before bobbling on the lap-43 restart and slipping to finish eighth. ... Friday's tour debut at Ultimate was slowed by eight cautions, the largest coming on lap 10 and necessitating a 25-minute red flag for cleanup when Scott Bloomquist and Cla Knight tangled while battling for ninth; Bloomquist's car veered suddenly to the right and clipped Chris Ferguson, sending them into the frontstretch wall and collecting Ashton Winger, Jamison McBride, Zack Mitchell, Trey Mills and Jeff Smith, with McBride's car coming to rest on the hood of Mitchell's machine. All drivers were uninjured. Smith and Mills completed an additional lap before calling it a night. ... The feature lasted 55 minutes with 10 drivers completing the distance and 11 running at the finish. The checkered flag flew at 1:20 a.m. after rain caused a lengthy delay during time trials.
On the move: Wil Herrington of Hawkinsville, Ga., started 25th and finished third.
Winner's sponsors: Seawright’s Troy Baird-owned Longhorn Chassis is powered by an Andy Durham Racing Engine and carries sponsorship from Troy Baird Truck and Trailer Sales, Franklin Enterprises, Cove 2 Coast Marine, AGCOR Steel, Coltman Farms Racing, J&R Excavating, Houston Project, Grow Pediatric Therapy, Farm Systems, Inc., Lance Kittle Truck and Trailer Repair, CSR Performance Products, DirtCarLift.com and Freestyle Graphix.
Points chase: After Ultimate: 1. Brandon Overton (378); 2. Chris Ferguson (354); 3. Sam Seawright (348); 4. Joseph Joiner (336); 5. Josh Putnam (324); T6. Trey Mills (320); T6. Cory Hedgecock (320); 8. Ashton Winger (308); 9. Wil Herrington (302); 10. Zack Mitchell (288).
Current weather: Broken Clouds, 63°F
Car count: 37
Fast qualifier: Sam Seawright
Time: 15.328 seconds
Polesitter: Brandon Overton
Heat race winners: Daulton Wilson, Ross Bailes, Sam Seawright, Brandon Overton
Consolation race winners: Ashton Winger, Joseph Joiner
Provisional starters: Cory Hedgecock, Trey Mills, Wil Herrington, Jackson Hise, Jeff Smith, Bo Slay
Next series race: May 17, Whynot Motorsports Park (Meridian, MS) $5,000
Editor's note: Updates with details on lap-10 pileup; corrects 12th- and 13th-place finishers, Joseph Joiner's points.

Feature lineup

Row 1: B. Overton, Seawright
Row 2: Wilson, Bailes
Row 3: Bloomquist, McCoy
Row 4: Hicks, Thomas
Row 5: Putnam, Knight
Row 6: Parton, Ch. Ferguson
Row 7: Owens, Watkins
Row 8: Cowan, Milliken
Row 9: Winger, Joiner
Row 10: Fulp, McIntosh
Row 11: Mitchell, McBride
Row 12: Hedgecock, Mills
Row 13: Herrington, Hise
Row 14: Smith, Slay
Row 15: Coulter

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