Spencer Hughes (K3) led the final four laps at Magnolia.
What won the race: Becoming the tour's youngest-ever winner, 16-year-old Spencer Hughes of Meridian, Miss., led the final four laps Saturday at Magnolia Motor Speedway for his first career Southern All Star Series victory. The 16-year-old Hughes earned $4,000 in the Governor's Cup after grabbing the lead from hometown driver Brian Rickman on a late restart.
Key notes: Hughes took the checkers 1.464 seconds ahead of runner-up Brain Rickman, who led laps 8-36. ... Hughes became the 11th winner in 13 series events. ... World of Outlaws regular Morgan Bagley was fourth. ... Chandler Petty started outside the front row and led the first seven laps; he ended up fifth. ... David Breazeale of Four Corners, Miss., trying to extend a personal four-race winning streak that included a Southern All Star victory at Tennessee's Thunderhill Raceway, retired running second on lap 36. ... Polesitter Chad Thrash lost oil pressure and retired after 11 laps. ... Magnolia hosts the unsanctioned $20,000-to-win Cotton Pickin’ Magnolia State 100 on Sept. 22-23.
On the move: Nick Thrash of Meridian, Miss., started 19th and finished third.
Winner's sponsors: Hughes drives the Randy Thompson-owned No. K3 powered by a Jay Dickens Racing Engine and sponsored by Thompson's Auto Repair, Little Randy's Hunting Camp, McCool Logging and RBT Motorsports.
Points chase: After Magnolia: Austin Horton (1,090 points) of Newnan, Ga., leads Tristan Sealy (962) and Eric Hickerson (936).
Car count: 32
Fast qualifier: Chad Thrash
Time: 13.733 seconds
Polesitter: Chad Thrash
Consolation race winners: Dane Dacus, Rick Rickman
Next series race: October 6, Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, TN) $10,000