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May 27
Fayetteville Motor Speedway,
Fayetteville, NC
Sanction: I-95 Late Model Challenge (The Memorial) - $4,900
Information provided by: Track reports (last updated May 29, 7:51 pm)
Watkins leads all 49 I-95 laps at Fayetteville
The Memorial
  1. Ben Watkins
  2. Travis Pennington
  3. Brent Robinson
  4. Daulton Wilson
  5. Dustin Mitchell
  6. Hunter Bailey
  7. Daniel Tucker
  8. Robbie Emory
  9. Shaun Sewell
  10. Mark Dysart
  11. Matthew Bissette
  12. Brad Rigdon
  13. Billy Tucker
  14. Shaun Harrell
  15. Dean Bowen
  16. Willie Milliken
  17. Dale Arnold
  18. Ethan Wilson
  19. Zach Cox
  20. Chuck Smith
  21. Kyle Freeman
  22. Roger Lucas
  23. Steve Banal
  24. Christian Joyner
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Ben Watkins and his teammates in victory lane at Fayetteville.
What won the race: Front-row starter Ben Watkins of Rock Hill, S.C., led all 49 laps, holding off Travis Pennington of Stapleton, Ga., by 0.614 seconds in a caution-plagued feature to score a $4,900 I-95 Late Model Challenge victory at Fayetteville (N.C.) Motor Speedway.
Key notes: Watkins notched his third career I-95 victory; he previously won a pair of series events at Fayetteville last fall. … The 49 laps and $4,900 signified the track's 49th year of operation. ... The feature finished shortly after 1 a.m. … A dozen drivers were running at the finish. ... Heat race winner Shaun Harrell was running third when he retired with 29 laps complete. ... Sixth-place finisher Hunter Bailey of Bailey, N.C., was the winner of April 8's I-95 season-opener at County Line Raceway. … The series makes two more stops at Fayetteville, the first of those Aug. 31.
Winner's sponsors: Watkins drives a Rocket Chassis with a Clements Racing Engine that is sponsored by Craig Industries, Baird Transport, Cartersville Country Winery, Heintz Bros Performance, Indocil Art, Sandwood Company, Inc., and A-Mobile Storage.
Points chase: Russell Erwin of Beaverdam, Va., is the reigning series champion.
Car count: 29
Fast qualifier: Shaun Harrell
Time: 17.063 seconds
Heat race winners: Shaun Harrell, Ben Watkins, Travis Pennington
Consolation race winners: Willie Milliken
Next series race: July 1, Clary's Speedway (Brinkleyville, NC) $3,000
Editor's note: Fixes Watkins chassis brand.
 
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