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March 19
Duck River Raceway Park,
Wheel, TN
Sanction: United Championship Racing Alliance (Rumble on the River) - $2,500
Information provided by: Steve Hixson, team and series reports (last updated March 22, 8:38 am)
Hickman captures UCRA opener at Duck River
Rumble on the River
  1. Riley Hickman
  2. Ashley Newman
  3. Rusty Ballenger
  4. Eric Hickerson
  5. Robert Gant
  6. Jay Brinkley
  7. Ronnie Cooper
  8. Jimmy Elliott
  9. Kyle May
  10. Evan Taylor
  11. Robert Stutts
  12. Justin Maxwell
  13. Tyler Wood
  14. Marty May
  15. Michael Smith
  16. Chris Harris
  17. Kenny Kizzar
  18. Gaven Steagall
  19. Clint Nichols
  20. Daniel Miller
  21. Jordon Horton
  22. Kaleb Vandygriff
  23. Jake Teague
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Riley Hickman races to a $2,500 UCRA victory at Duck River.
What won the race: Polesitter Riley Hickman of Ooltewah, Tenn., captured the season-opening United Crate Racing Alliance feature Saturday at Duck River Raceway Park, earning $2,500. He took the checkers ahead of sixth-starting Ashley Newman, winner of the first-ever UCRA event at Duck River last March.
Quotable: "I really want to thank Rick Hixson for letting me drive his car in the Crate Late Model division while I wait on my new one to be ready," Hickman said.
Key notes: Hickman won three UCRA events during the tour's first season in 2015, including the season finale. ... Hickman also won the night's Super Late Model feature at Duck River. ... Rusty Ballenger and reigning UCRA champ Jake Teague challenged Hickman early; Teague was the race's first retiree. ... A midway caution appeared for Jimmy Elliott and Jordon Horton. ... Chris Harris and Kaleb Vandygriff drew individual cautions during the 40-lapper. ... Tennesseans swept the top four finishing positions.
On the move: Jay Brinkley of Shelbyville, Tenn., started 18th and finished sixth for PMI Hard Charger honors.
Winner's sponsors: Hickman drove Rick Hixson's MasterSbilt Race Car; Hickman's usual sponsors are Austin Trucking, American Billet, Competition Racing Equipment and RH Designs.
Points chase: Saturday's race opened the UCRA season.
Car count: 24
Fast qualifier: Rusty Ballenger
Time: 13.357 seconds
Next series race: April 2, Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, TN) $2,500
Editor's note: Corrects fast qualifier to Rusty Ballenger sted Riley Hickman.
 
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