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August 8
Princeton Speedway,
Princeton, WV
Sanction: Fastrak Racing Series (Upper Big Branch Miners Memorial) - $5,500
Information provided by: Track reports (last updated August 9, 3:42 pm)
Umberger pockets $5,500 in Princeton special
Upper Big Branch Miners Memorial
  1. Brandon Umberger
  2. Jeff Maxwell
  3. Brandon Riffe
  4. Teddy Tate
  5. Ashley Brewster
  6. Aaron Barley
  7. Henry Hornsby III
  8. Ryan Montgomery
  9. Michael Bland
  10. Eddie Hambrick
  11. Chris Meadows
  12. Shane Greco
  13. Rob Favre
  14. Rick Solari
  15. Joel Prosser
  16. Logan Roberson
  17. Matt Bennett
  18. Bill Connard
  19. Billy Beachler
  20. David Collins Jr.
  21. David Collins Sr.
  22. Joe Cox
  23. Kennie Compton Jr.
  24. Shawn Endicott
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Brandon Umberger and his team visit victory lane at Princeton.
What won the race: Eighth-starting Brandon Umberger of Rural Retreat, Va., earned $5,500 Saturday at Princeton Speedway in capturing the 40-lap Upper Big Branch Miners Memorial, a Fastrak-sanctioned Crate Late Model special. Early leader Jeff Maxwell was second followed by Brandon Riffe in the 40-lapper.
Key notes: The feature started about 10:45 p.m. ... The fifth annual Upper Big Branch Miners Memorial was a non-touring Fastrak-sanctioned event. ... Jeff Maxwell, who earned $290 for his fast-qualifier honors, won last week's tuneup at Princeton. ... Previous race winners were Chris Meadows (2012 and '14), Eddie Hambrick (2013) and David Watts (2011). ... Modifieds and other divisions were also in action.
On the move: Umberger improved seven positions; Aaron Barley earned hard charger honors.
Winner's sponsors: Umberger's Barry Wright Race Car is sponsored by Leedy's Garage, BCU, Shortway Real Estate, Valley Welding, Peach State Truck Equipment and Virginia Driveline & Differential.
Points chase: Henry Hornsby III of Beckley, W.Va., entered the event leading Princeton's weekly Crate Late Model standings with 426 points over Aaron Barley (360) and Ashley Brewster (354).
Car count: 27
Fast qualifier: Jeff Maxwell
Time: 17.072 seconds
Polesitter: Jeff Maxwell
Dash winner: Jeff Maxwell
Heat race winners: Henry Hornsby III, Brandon Umberger, Ryan Montgomery
Consolation race winners: David Collins Sr.
Next series race: September 5, I-77 Raceway Park (Ripley, WV) $5,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.
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