Battleground Race Park,
Sanction: Southern United Professional Racing - $1,000
Information provided by: Bryan Wimberley (last updated August 8, 5:40 pm)
Erb sets SUPR pace in Battleground opener
- Tyler Erb
- Jon Mitchell
- Allen Tippen
- Phil Dixon
- Rob Litton
- B.J. Robinson
- Rick Duke
- Kody Barber
- Ronnie Warman
- Danny Zimmerman
- Austin Theiss
- Robert Metz Jr.
- Curt Lipsey
- Neil Manchester
- David LaFleur
Tyler Erb enjoys his $1,000 victory at Battleground Race Park.
What won the race: Third-starting Tyler Erb of New Waverly, Texas, jumped to the lead on the opening lap and never relinquished it. The 18-year-old driver led all 20 laps and earned $1,000 in the opening event of a P&W Sales Southern United Professional Racing doublehader at Battleground Race Park.
Key notes: Erb's winning margin was 1.5 seconds over second-starting Jon Mitchell. ... The youngster has three total SUPR wins on his resume, including one on May 23, 2015, at Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas. ... The caution-free feature lasted six minutes. ... Shane Hebert and Brandon Hightower scratched from the main event after trouble in the first heat race. ... Battleground hosts a SUPR weekend doubleheader with $1,000- and $2,000-to-win events. ... Mitchell, the reigning series champion and current runaway points leader, swept April 3-4 events at Battleground.
On the move: Rob Litton started 11th and finished fifth in the 20-lapper.
Winner's sponsors: Erb's Rocket Chassis is powered by a Kuntz & Co. powerplant and sponsored by First Class Septic, P&W Sales Oilfield Manufacturers' Representative, Bodies by 91, J.D.'s Body Works, J&J Motorsports, Fastlane Wraps.com and Team 5 Enterprises.
Points chase: Entering Battleground, Mitchell had 1,475 points to a commanding lead over Litton (1,095) and B.J. Robinson (1,059).
Car count: 17
Polesitter: Allen Tippen
Heat race winners: Allen Tippen, Jon Mitchell
Next series race: August 8, Battleground Race Park (Highlands, TX) $2,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.