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Daily Dirt 06/01/2023 05:09:58

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August 8
Battleground Race Park,
Highlands, TX
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
  1. Jon Mitchell
  2. Curt Lipsey
  3. Rick Duke
  4. Tyler Erb
  5. Patrik Daniel
  6. B.J. Robinson
  7. Robert Metz Jr.
  8. Kody Barber
  9. Neil Manchester
  10. Doug Begnaud
  11. Robbie Stuart
  12. Allen Tippen
  13. Howard Willis
  14. David LaFleur
  15. Phil Dixon
  16. Ronnie Warman
  17. Donald Mick
  18. Jamie Green
  19. Austin Theiss
  20. Rob Litton
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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.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Mitchell, Lipsey
Row 2: Duke, Daniel
Row 3: Robinson, Litton
Row 4: Erb, Barber
Row 5: Metz, Tippen
Row 6: Theiss, Manchester
Row 7: Stuart, Warman
Row 8: Begnaud, Willis
Row 9: Dixon, LaFleur
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