Rural Retreat, VA
Sanction: Fast Unified Engine Late Model Series - $3,000
Information provided by: Series reports (last updated August 17, 7:18 am)
Bailes dominates Wythe for fifth FUEL victory
- Ross Bailes
- Brandon Atkinson
- Donnie Chappell
- Ricky Weeks
- Dan Breuer
- Tim Neighbors
- Gib Gibbons
- Donald Bradsher
- Scott Neighbors
- Brett Hamm
- Lance Brasington
- Pat Lindsay
- Travis Stoner
- Shanon Buckingham
- Billy Hicks
Ross Bailes heads to victory Saturday at Wythe Raceway.
What won the race: Series points leader Ross Bailes of Clover, S.C., led all 45 laps Saturday at Wythe Raceway for his tour-leading fifth victory on the Fast Unified Engine Late Model Series. He earned $3,000 in taking the checkers one second ahead of Brandon Atkinson.
Key notes: Eight drivers completed 45 laps. ... With weather a concern, the lineup for the 45-lap feature was set by time trials (no dash or heats). ... Wythe hosted the series for the second time. ... Saturday's race was the second-to-last event on the FUEL schedule. ... Daniel Baggerly of Rural Retreat, Va., won the Fastrak Late Model feature. He was second quick in FUEL qualifying, but mechanical problems kept him from competing in the feature. ... Billy Hicks lost a left-front wheel early in the feature. ... Another caution appeared when Dan Breuer and Shanon Buckingham tangled. ... Donnie Chappell finished third in his second series start.
Winner's sponsors: Bailes pilots a John Page-owned Longhorn Chassis sponsored Bailes Construction, Carver & Sons Roofing, DirtWorks Performance, Felony Farms, FK Rod Ends, ServiceMaster, Velocita, WP Racing Shocks and Velocita.
Points chase: Entering the weekend, Bailes had 660 points to lead Brett Hamm (644).
Car count: 16
Fast qualifier: Ross Bailes
Time: 17.321 seconds
Polesitter: Ross Bailes
Next series race: September 19, Friendship Motor Speedway (Elkin, NC) $3,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.