Sanction: Fast Unified Engine Late Model Series - $3,000
Information provided by: Series reports (last updated April 11, 9:50 am)
Bailes captures FUEL opener at Cherokee
- Ross Bailes
- Donald Bradsher
- Steve Banal
- Jeff Smith
- Jonathan Edwards
- Trent Ivey
- Bryan Addy
- Michael Batten
- Robbie Emory
- Carter Stokes
- Travis Stoner
- Chris Usry
- Kenny Rominger Jr.
- Chuck Smith
- Doug Sanders
- Matt Long
- Mark Dysart
- Justin Hudspeth
- Timbo Mangum
- Dan Breuer
Winner Ross Bailes (87) and Donald Bradsher (93) battle at Cherokee.
What won the race: Overtaking polesitter Donald Bradsher on the 28th of 40 laps, two-time and reigning series champion Ross Bailes of Clover, S.C., captured Saturday's Fast Unified Engine Late Model Series opener at Cherokee Speedway to earn $3,000.
Key notes: Bailes picked up his series-leading 11th career FUEL Series victory; he's never finished outside of the top 10 in 21 all-time FUEL events. ... The car count of 34 Late Models was the highest in FUEL's three-season history. ... In the off-season, the tour legalized other limited engine packages for the tour that was originally founded strictly for Late Models powered by Chevy's CT 525 powerplants.
Winner's sponsors: Bailes drivers a MastersBilt Race Car sponsored by Bailes Construction, Felony Farms, FK Rod Ends, DirtWorks Performance, Service Master Clean, WP Racing Shocks, Velocita and Carver and Sons Roofing.
Points chase: The event opened FUEL's season.
Car count: 34
Fast qualifier: Donald Bradsher
Time: 16.172 seconds
Polesitter: Donald Bradsher
Dash winner: Donald Bradsher
Heat race winners: Justin Hudspeth, Robbie Bailey, Jonathan Edwards
Next series race: April 16, Fayetteville Motor Speedway (Fayetteville, NC) $3,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.