Batesville Motor Speedway,
Locust Grove, AR
Sanction: Southern Outlaw Late Model Series - $750
Information provided by: Series reports (last updated April 6, 3:14 pm)
Long starts SOLMS year with Batesville win
- Hank Long
- Clay Julian
- Randall Griffin
- Camden Perry
- Roy Long
- Johnny Wise
- Scotty Freeman
- Matt Cardenas
- Eddie Hoyer
- Zach Oliver
- Mike Cochran
- Rick Hearnsberger
Hank Long poses in victory lane after his season-opening SOLMS victory at Batesville.
What won the race: Hank Long of Stilwell, Okla., started the 2017 Southern Outlaw Late Model Series campaign with a flourish, capturing Friday night's season opener for the tour at Batesville Motor Speedway. He beat Clay Julian of Ozark, Ark., to the finish line for a $750 top prize.
Key notes: Long registered his fourth career win on the series, which launched in 2014. All his previous triumphs came last year during his run to a second-place finish in the points standings. ... Wesley Wise of Perryville, Ark., was the lone entrant who did not start the feature. ... Reigning SOLMS champion Eddie Martin of Stilwell, Okla., was not in the opening-night field. ... The event was postponed one week by rain.
On the move: Seventh-place finisher Scott Freeman of Hector, Ark., received the hard charger award after starting 12th.
Winner's sponsors: Long's Victory Circle carries a Parker Racing Engine and sponsorship from Long's Backhoe Service.
Points chase: Long jumped out to the early points lead.
Car count: 13
Heat race winners: Eddie Hoyer, Hank Long
Next series race: April 15, Chatham Speedway (Chatham, LA) $750
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.