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September 9
Magnolia Motor Speedway,
Columbus, MS
Sanction: Southern All Star Series (Governor's Cup) - $4,000
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated September 11, 1:29 pm)
Magnolia makes Hughes youngest SAS winner
Governor's Cup
  1. Spencer Hughes
  2. Brian Rickman
  3. Nick Thrash
  4. Morgan Bagley
  5. Chandler Petty
  6. Rick Rickman
  7. Garrett Alberson
  8. T.J. Reaid
  9. Dane Dacus
  10. Hunter Rasdon
  11. Austin Horton
  12. Eric Cooley
  13. Tristan Sealy
  14. Brad Skinner
  15. Dillon Tidmore
  16. Billy Franklin
  17. Eric Hickerson
  18. Brett White
  19. David Breazeale
  20. Michael Arnold
  21. Jason Hiett
  22. Ray McElhiney
  23. Josh Putnam
  24. Chad Thrash
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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
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: C. Thrash, Petty
Row 2: B. Rickman, Hughes
Row 3: Reaid, McElhiney
Row 4: Breazeale, Hiett
Row 5: Horton, Alberson
Row 6: Dacus, R. Rickman
Row 7: Tidmore, Cooley
Row 8: Rasdon, Bagley
Row 9: Hickerson, Putnam
Row 10: N. Thrash, Skinner
Row 11: Arnold, White
Row 12: Sealy, Franklin

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