Cotton Bowl Speedway,
Sanction: Southern Touring Late Model Series - $800
Information provided by: J.M. Halllas and series reports (last updated March 19, 6:18 pm)
Theiss captures series opener at Cotton Bowl
- Austin Theiss
- Colton Horner
- Kevin Sitton
- G.W. Egbert IV
- Jim Moon
- Tracy Denby Jr.
- Brandon Brzozowski
- Brian Machicek
- Sloppy Hog
- Eddy Hardage
- Kody Hardage
- Gary Lowe
- Mark Shipman
- Todd Jouett
- Alex Ashley
- Casey Fielding
Brenda Dancer/Dancer Motorsports Photos
Austin Theiss heads for victory in the Southern Texas opener.
What won the race: Austin Theiss of Hockley, Texas, wrestled the mid-race lead from teen Colton Horton to capture the Southern Texas Late Model tour opener at Cotton Bowl Speedway. Theiss led the final 15 laps of the caution-plagued 25-lapper.
Quotable: “When we went out for the feature we were shooting for up top," Theiss said. "There was a little bit of moisture up there. I was banking on going for the top and hoping it would work for us. Luckily it worked out for us. When we got into lapped cars I had to change my line a little bit, but it all worked out in the end.”
Key notes: Theiss notched his second career Southern Texas tour victory; he won in 2015 at Cotton Bowl. ... Polesitter Tracy Denby Jr. led early before Colton Horner took command. ... Horner and Theiss made contact during a battle for the lead and a caution erased Theiss's first pass for the lead. ... Midwestern transplant Jim Moon finished fifth driving Robert Scrivner's came. ... Moon won a heat race but mechanical difficulties forced him to search for another ride. ... Scrivner gave up the pole in giving up his ride.
On the move: Jim Moon started 15th and finished fifth.
Winner's sponsors: Theiss drives an MB Customs car powered by a Vic Hill Racing Engine and sponsored by Saye Plumbing Contractors, Northside Plumbing Supply, Nolls Automotive, Integra Racing Shocks, Love Graphics and Razor Edge Graphics.
Points chase: G.W. Egbert of Belton, Texas, is the reigning Southern Texas Late Model Series champion.
Car count: 17
Polesitter: Tracy Denby Jr.
Heat race winners: Jim Moon, Colton Horner
Next series race: April 15, Gator Motorplex (Willis, TX) $800
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.