Fayetteville Motor Speedway,
Sanction: Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series (Jimmy Smith Memorial) - $4,000
Information provided by: Series reports (last updated August 3, 7:50 am)
Watkins grabs second Carolina Clash victory
Jimmy Smith Memorial
- Ben Watkins
- Scott Autry
- Kenny Collins
- Shaun Sewell
- Scott Shirey
- Roger Lucas
- Anthony Sanders
- Doug Sanders
- Keith Jacobs
- Shaun Harrell
- Michael Rouse
- Kevin Wilson
- Zack Mitchell
- Mike Parker
- Lance Brasington
What won the race: Stretching his series points leader, Ben Watkins of Rock Hill, S.C., won at Fayetteville Motor Speedway for the second time in a row, earning $4,000 in the Jimmy Smith Memorial Back to School Bash. Watkins debuted a new Longhorn Chassis and took the checkers two seconds ahead of Scott Autry while Kenny Collins had a career-best third place series finish.
Quotable: "Uncle Larry, Doug, Brian and this whole crew. They put me here," Watkins said. "This car was awesome."
Key notes: Runner-up Scott Autry took the second spot from Kenny Collins late in the race. ... The Carolina Clash returned to action for the first time since June 9. ... The Jimmy Smith Memorial honored the late Georgia American Race Tire distributor, who died July 18. ... In honor of Smith, several sets of American Racer tires were given to teams.
On the move: Hometown driver Roger Lucas started 13th and finished sixth.
Winner's sponsors: Watkins drives a Longhorn Chassis sponsored by A-Mobile Truck Storage, Cagle Racing Automotive, Cartersville Country Winery, Heintz Bros. Performance and Sandwood Racing.
Points chase: Ben Watkins of Rock Hill, S.C., has 986 points to lead Doug Sanders (849) and Kevin Wilson (799).
Car count: 17
Fast qualifier: Ben Watkins
Time: 17.478 seconds
Polesitter: Ben Watkins
Consolation race winners: Doug Sanders
Editor's note: Corrects winner's car to Longhorn sted Rocket.