Sanction: Southern United Professional Racing - $2,000
Information provided by: Bryan Wimberley (last updated August 23, 8:57 pm)
Lipsey snaps SUPR win drought at Greenville
- Curt Lipsey
- B.J. Robinson
- Kody Barber
- Mark Tice
- Jon Mitchell
- Rob Litton
- Robert Metz Jr.
- Tanner Kellick
- Allen Tippen
- Tyler Erb
- Duke Palasini
- Ryan Colby
- Brett Frazier
- Doug Showah
- Jim Bryant
- Bubba Harrison
Curt Lipsey visits victory lane at Greenville (Miss.) Speedway.
What won the race: After crossing the line third on the white-flag lap, Curt Lipsey of Albany, La., captured his first victory on the P&W Sales Southern United Professional Racing Series in nearly 13 years, coming out on top of a wild yellow-flag finish Saturday at Greenville Speedway. Allen Tippen took the white flag first, but contact by a following Tyler Erb sent Tippen spinning between turns one and two. Erb was black-flagged for rough driving and he was scored as the last car on the lead lap, one spot behind Tippen.
Key notes: Lipsey's only previous SUPR triumph was on Oct. 18, 2002, at Baton Rouge (La.) Raceway. ... Lipsey entered the evening's action coming off a second-place finish in the last SUPR event on Aug. 8 at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas. ... Allen Tippen, Tyler Erb and crew members were part of a postrace dispute over the finish with officials and track security scrambling to restore order. ... After running the track surface in following rain that delayed the start of the program, hot laps were completed shortly before 9:30 p.m. CT. ... After raining out earlier this season at Greenville, the tour made its first visit to the gumbo clay oval since Robbie Stuart's victory Aug. 31, 2014.
On the move: B.J. Robinson of Bossier City, La., advanced from the race's last starting spot (16th) to finish second.
Winner's sponsors: Lipsey's Rocket Chassis is powered by a Keith Craft engine and sponsored by G&L Builders, Curt Lipsey Trucking and A-OK Mobile Home Moving.
Points chase: With a fifth-place finish, SUPR points leader Jon Mitchell of Texarkana, Texas, continued his march toward a second straight championship. He entered the night only having to average a 17th-place finish or better over the final four series races to clinch the crown.
Car count: 16
Polesitter: Tyler Erb
Heat race winners: Duke Palasini, Tyler Erb
Next series race: September 5, Lone Star Speedway (Kilgore, TX) $3,000
Editor's note: Updates winner's sponsors; correct hometowns and other details.