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August 7
Battleground Race Park,
Highlands, TX
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
  1. Tyler Erb
  2. Jon Mitchell
  3. Allen Tippen
  4. Phil Dixon
  5. Rob Litton
  6. B.J. Robinson
  7. Rick Duke
  8. Kody Barber
  9. Ronnie Warman
  10. Danny Zimmerman
  11. Austin Theiss
  12. Robert Metz Jr.
  13. Curt Lipsey
  14. Neil Manchester
  15. David LaFleur
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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.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Tippen, Mitchell
Row 2: Erb, Dixon
Row 3: Barber, Zimmerman
Row 4: Metz, Theiss
Row 5: LaFleur, Robinson
Row 6: Litton, Duke
Row 7: Hebert, Warman
Row 8: Hightower, Lipsey
Row 9: Manchester

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