Battleground Race Park,
Sanction: Southern United Professional Racing - $2,000
Information provided by: Bryan Wimberley (last updated August 9, 8:06 am)
Mitchell gets series-best seventh SUPR victory
- Jon Mitchell
- Curt Lipsey
- Rick Duke
- Tyler Erb
- Patrik Daniel
- B.J. Robinson
- Robert Metz Jr.
- Kody Barber
- Neil Manchester
- Doug Begnaud
- Robbie Stuart
- Allen Tippen
- Howard Willis
- David LaFleur
- Phil Dixon
- Ronnie Warman
- Donald Mick
- Jamie Green
- Austin Theiss
- Rob Litton
Jon Mitchell has seven SUPR victories in 2015, one more than 2014.
What won the race: Polesitter Jon Mitchell of Texarkana, Texas, eclipsed the victory total of his title-winning 2014 campaign Saturday at Battleground Race Park, earning his seventh P&W Sales Southern United Professional Racing series triumph of the season. Mitchell pocketed $2,000 for the 40-lap win, the 18th of his SUPR career.
Key notes: Runner-up Curt Lipsey was looking for his first SUPR victory since 2002. ... Battleground hosted a SUPR weekend doubleheader with $1,000- and $2,000-to-win events; Tyler Erb won Friday's opener with a flag-to-flag victory. ... Mitchell, the reigning series champion, also swept April 3-4 events at Battleground. ... Battleground typically hosts weekend Crate Late Models. ... Hearts were heavy in the SUPR community with Thursday's death of Pat Wright, long-time car owner for series regular Ronny Adams.
On the move: Tyler Erb of Magnolia, Texas, made the most notable advance, moving from the seventh starting spot to a fourth-place finish.
Winner's sponsors: Mitchell's MasterSbilt Race Car is powered by a Jay Dickens Racing Engine and sponsored by W&W Timber, Team 5 Enterprises, Kustom Graphics, J&J Motorsports, HealthCARE Express, Keyser Manufacturing Company, Kenneth's High Performance, Integra Shocks, FK Rod Ends, R2C Competition Series Filters and VP Fuels.
Points chase: Entering the weekend, Mitchell had 1,475 points and a commanding lead over Rob Litton (1,095) and B.J. Robinson (1,059).
Car count: 22
Polesitter: Jon Mitchell
Heat race winners: Rick Duke, Jon Mitchell, Curt Lipsey
Consolation race winners: Robbie Stuart
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.