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October 24
Cherokee Speedway,
Gaffney, SC
Sanction: Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series (Blue-Gray 100) - $12,000
Information provided by: InsideDirtRacing.com and other reports (last updated October 25, 1:28 pm)
Madden tops O'Neal to capture Blue-Gray 100
Blue-Gray 100
  1. Chris Madden
  2. Don O'Neal
  3. Johnny Pursley
  4. Dennis Franklin
  5. Ben Watkins
  6. Kelly Guy
  7. Dale Hammond
  8. Kenny Rominger Jr.
  9. Kevin Wilson
  10. Ross Bailes
  11. Chris Ferguson
  12. Anthony Sanders
  13. Casey Roberts
  14. Chase McCormick
  15. Tim Allen
  16. Doug Sanders
  17. Robbie Stevens
  18. Jay Sessoms
  19. Zack Mitchell
  20. Robbie Bailey
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Glen Starek
Chris Madden picked up $12,000 at the 25th Blue-Gray 100.
What won the race: Fifth-starting Chris Madden of Gray Court, S.C., overtook race-long leader Don O'Neal on a lap-84 restart and earned a $10,000 Carolina Clash victory in Cherokee Speedway's Blue-Gray 100. O'Neal rallied back to second after pitting to change a flat tire, but fell short as Madden collected $12,000 for his fifth Blue-Gray 100 victory and eighth career series victory.
Key notes: Madden whose previous Blue-Gray 100 victories came in 2004, '06, '10, and '13, has finished first or second in his last seven starts. ... Six drivers completed 100 laps. ... Eighth-starting Casey Roberts ran as high as second but retired on lap 78. ... A lap-10 red flag appeared for a pileup in turn one. ... Polesitter Ross Bailes drew an early caution, then had a lap-90 flat tire while running third. ... Chris Ferguson lowered his track record in time trials, but he was pushed to the pits during pace laps for the first heat with a broken rear end; he started on the tail of the feature with a borrowed rear end from Josh Langley and rallied into the top five before ignition woes ended his race with 10 laps remaining. ... The Carolina Clash sanctioned the Blue-Gray 100 for the first time. ... Caution laps in the 100-lap feature until the final 20 circuits. ... Danny Ledford scratched from the main event. ... Trent Ivey won the SECA-sanctioned Crate Late Model feature.
Winner's sponsors: Madden's Longhorn Chassis has a Clements Racing Engine and is sponsored by Century Plastics, Crowder Trucking, Cushman Paint & Body, Modern images, Allstar Performance, Crescent Moon Homes, LLC, Stroble Mini Storage, Penske Racing Shocks, Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Race Fuels, Worley Monument and Henderson Amusment.
Points chase: Entering the weekend, Ben Watkins of Rock Hill, S.C., had already clinched the Carolina Clash crown with 1,778 points over Doug Sanders (1,557).
Car count: 21
Fast qualifier: Chris Ferguson
Time: 14.654 seconds
Polesitter: Ross Bailes
Heat race winners: Ross Bailes, Don O'Neal, Jay Sessoms
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.
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