Sanction: Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series - $2,500
Information provided by: Bryan Wimberley (last updated August 5, 8:00 am)
Thrash tops MSCCS foes for Columbus victory
- Chad Thrash
- Clay Fisher
- Rick Rickman
- Bub McCool
- Brett White
- Phillip Gibson
- Jamie Tollison
- Justin McRee
- Eddie Rickman
- Ronny Lee Hollingsworth
- Jason Markewitz
- Jeremy Broadus
- Brian Rickman
- Mark Dodson
- Keith Miller
- D.J. Brassfield
Chad Thrash (1c) outran Clay Fisher (99) for a Columbus victory.
What won the race: Third-starting Chad Thrash of Meridian, Miss., raced to his first Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series victory in more than a year Saturday at Columbus Speedway. Thrash, who pocketed $2,500, took the lead for good on the 40th of 50 laps while dueling runner-up Clay Fisher and was among four leaders in a race with seven official lead changes.
Quotable: "I crowded (Fisher) a little bit getting into turn one, one time and we got together, but that was just nature of the beast, in trying to win a race," Thrash said. "It was the first race I have won all year and maybe after the way we ran tonight, the rest of this season will go like it did last year."
Key notes: Thrash's previous MSCCS victory came July 12, 2014. ... Lap leaders were Bub McCool (1-8; 25-29), Ronny Lee Hollingsworth (19-24), Clay Fisher (32-34; 39) and Thrash (30-31; 35-38; 40-50). ... Hollingsworth lowered the track record in qualifying; he earned $200 from Ace Portable Buildings and Carports for setting fast time. ... Henry Cooper scratched from the feature.
On the move: Brett White started 11th and finished fifth.
Winner's sponsors: Thrash's Rocket Chassis has Jay Dickens Racing Engine with sponsorship from Miller Lite, Structural Steel Services, Xtreme Graphics and Integra Shocks.
Points chase: Bub McCool carried a 200-point lead into the event.
Car count: 17
Fast qualifier: Ronny Lee Hollingsworth
Time: 13.02 seconds
Polesitter: Bub McCool
Dash winner: Bub McCool
Consolation race winners: Eddie Rickman
Next series race: August 8, Whynot Motorsports Park (Meridian, MS) $2,500
Editor's note: Corrects points; removes incorrect detail about previous event.