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Daily Dirt 05/25/2024 06:26:10

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May 31
Lancaster Speedway,
Lancaster, SC
Sanction: Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series - $4,000
Information provided by: Gene Murphy, Ginger Owens and series reports (last updated June 2, 12:13 pm)
Red-hot Ferguson edges Pursley at Lancaster
  1. Chris Ferguson
  2. Johnny Pursley
  3. Luke Roffers
  4. Ricky Weeks
  5. Scott Shirey
  6. Jonathan Edwards
  7. Kennie Compton Jr.
  8. Anthony Sanders
  9. Kyle Pierce
  10. Frank Coates
  11. Kevin Wilson
  12. Mike Gault
  13. Billy Lambert
  14. Ben Watkins
  15. Brandon Overton
  16. Ronnie Hoover
  17. Zack Mitchell
  18. Mike Parker
  19. Tim Allen
presented by
Howard Lawson
Chris Ferguson enjoys victory lane for the third straight weekend.
What won the race: Rallying from his 13th starting spot to overcome a wall-banging qualifying run, Chris Ferguson of Mount Holly, N.C., overtook Johnny Pursley of Clover, S.C., on the 38th of 40 laps for his second straight series victory and third in a row overall. Pursley finished 1.259 seconds back in second while polesitter Ben Watkins, who led early, retired on the 27th lap after getting into the backstretch wall hard while battling with Pursley and Ferguson.
Quotable: “To be honest with you, we beat the quarterpanel and door out, and we left it alone," Ferguson said of his qualifying miscue. “That is just how good this car is right now. That was my goofup. I tried to go for the pole and didn’t get it.”
Key notes: Ferguson won two weeks ago on the Ultimate Series at Virginia Motor Speedway and last week in Carolina Clash action at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tenn. ... Several cautions slowed the action, the final time when Ben Watkins hit the backstretch wall for a lap-27 yellow. ... Lap 17 was hampered by three yellows, including when fifth-running Brandon Overton tangled with Ferguson and damaged his nosepiece; his car was towed away. ... Ronnie Hoover's spin on a lap-17 restart necessitated single-file restarts thereafter. ... Tim Allen retired after hitting the turn-four wall on the fourth lap to draw a caution. ... A wreck on the first start involved Kennie Compton Jr., Scott Shirey and Kyle Pierce. ... Compton started on the tail of the feature after crashing in time trials. ... The series made its 13th visit to Lancaster.
On the move: Ferguson improved 12 positions; Kennie Compton Jr. came from 19th to finish seventh.
Winner's sponsors: Ferguson's family-owned Warrior Chassis machine is powered by a Clements Race Engine and carries sponsorship Great America Beershine, Keith's Handyman Services, Langley Collision Centers, Big A Custom Graphics and CV Products.
Points chase: Kennie Compton Jr. and Johnny Pursley are knotted atop the title chase with 147 points followed by Kyle Pierce (141).
Car count: 19
Fast qualifier: Ben Watkins
Time: 18.838 seconds
Polesitter: Ben Watkins
Next series race: June 7, Fayetteville Motor Speedway (Fayetteville, NC) $4,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.
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