Sanction: Pace Performance RUSH Racing Series (Crate Racin' USA Late Model Nationals) - $6,000
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Brannon captures $6,000 RUSH victory
Crate Racin' USA Late Model Nationals
- Allen Brannon
- Rob Blair
- Jared Hawkins
- Jonathan DeHaven
- John Waters
- Brian Knowles
- Rob Marhefka
- Jason Knowles
- Darin Henderson
- Daryl Charlier
- Michael Lake
- Steve Lowery
- Jennae Piper
- Troy Shields
- Dustin Waters
- Jeff Pilkerton
- Reese Masiello
- Jamie Sutphin
- Scott Sweeney
- Matt Tarbox
- Tyler Bare
- Clinton Hersh
- Ben Bowie
- Max Blair
- Joe Martin
Allen Brannon picked up a $6,000 victory Saturday at Winchester.
What won the race: Making his Crate Late Model debut, seventh-starting Allen Brannon of Winchester, Va., overtook polesitter Jared Hawkins of Fairmont, W.Va., on the fourth lap and led the remaining distance for a $6,000 RUSH victory in Winchester's Crate Racin' USA Late Model Nationals.
Quotable: "It feels good to win at my home track in my first-ever Crate Late Model race. It's more down on power than what I'm used to, but I got the hang of it later on," Brannon said. "I'd like to dedicate this race to my dad, who passed away a month ago. He never missed a race, and I miss him a lot."
Key notes: Runner-up Rob Blair of Titusville, Pa., raced as a teammate to his son Max. ... Jeff Pilkerton spun in turn three on the opening lap. ... Max Blair fell from second to 14th early after nearly spinning in turn two; Blair retired on lap six after colliding with Darin Henderson when he tried to enter the infield pits. … Ben Bowie drew a lap-17 caution when he hit the turn-two wall. … A yellow flew for Clinton Hersch on lap 37 when he spun in front of the field. … Matt Tarbox spun with a flat tire on lap 39. ... John Imler was the winner of the $1,500 non-qualifiers' race.
On the move: Provisional starter Brian Knowles of Corning, N.Y., improved 19 positions for a sixth-place finish.
Winner's sponsors: Brannon's No. 30 Lazer Chassis is sponsorsed by Brannon Construction & Excavating, Marple Enterprises and Penske Racing Shocks.
Points chase: Max Blair of Centerville, Pa., tops the RUSH standings. This weekend's event offered only showup points.
Car count: 41
Fast qualifier: Jared Hawkins
Time: 15.700 seconds
Polesitter: Jared Hawkins
Heat race winners: Jared Hawkins, Max Blair
Consolation race winners: Matt Tarbox, Steve Lowery
Provisional starters: Brian Knowles
Next series race: June 21, Tri-City Raceway Park (Franklin, PA) $2,000
Editor's note: Fixes pass for lead to lap four sted lap 10.