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November 4
Southern Raceway,
Milton, FL
Sanction: Crate Racin’ USA (Southern 100 ) - $10,000
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated November 6, 9:53 am)
Bronson goes flag-to-flag, captures Southern 100
Southern 100
  1. Kyle Bronson
  2. Walker Arthur
  3. Travis Pennington
  4. Devin Dixon
  5. Mark Whitener
  6. Bryant Marsh
  7. Marcus Minga
  8. Monte Skinner
  9. Steven Jernigan
  10. Josh Huss
  11. Colton Horner
  12. Joseph Joiner
  13. Ronnie Johnson
  14. Grant Garrison
  15. Andy Picklesimer
  16. Cody Smith
  17. Jeff Mathews
  18. T.J. Brittain
  19. Shep Lucas
  20. Tyler Turvin
  21. Chris Bayhi
  22. Ivedent Lloyd Jr.
  23. Ruben Mayfield
  24. Matt Henderson
presented by
Phil Frye
Kyle Bronson picked up a $10,000 paycheck at Southern Raceway.
What won the race: Leading all the way, polesitter Kyle Bronson of Brandon, Fla., picked up a popular home-state victory, winning his second NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series race of the season. Bronson pulled away from Travis Pennington of Stapleton, Ga., and Walker Arthur of Forest, Va., following a late restart and easily beat Arthur to the stripe. Pennington settled for third after surrendering the second spot to Arthur with five laps remaining. Bronson earned $10,000 for winning the 10th annual Southern 100.
Quotable: “We got a pretty good team and our car was really good when we unloaded,” winner Kyle Bronson said. “There on that last couple of restarts, I spun the tires a little bit on the start. I was trying to drive the car too easy and save the tires. The last two or three laps I said the heck with it. I was just going for the win.”
Key notes: Bronson pulled away over the final five laps and won by 3.371 seconds, his biggest advantage of the race. … Bronson started on the pole after winning the first heat in Friday's prelims. … Bronson previously won on May 27 at Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Miss. … Both Joseph Joiner of Milton, Fla., and Ronnie Johnson of Chattanooga, Tenn., gave up third place in the final 10 laps due to apparent tire trouble. Joiner brought out a caution and gave up third on lap 90, while Johnson, who inherited the spot from Joiner, did the same on lap 94. … Mark Whitener of Middleburg, Fla., rallied from the tail of the field to finish fifth after he was charged with a caution following contact with Walker Arthur on lap 11. … The race, which took nearly 1 hour, 15 minutes to complete, was slowed by 16 cautions, including eight in the first 18 laps. … The longest green-flag run was 29 laps from lap 18 to lap 47. The longest run following that was nine laps.
On the move: Devin Dixon of Apollo Beach, Fla., finished fourth after starting 16th.
Winner's sponsors: Bronson’s Rocket Chassis is sponsored by Brandon Collision, All Florida Real Estate Group and Brandon Ford.
Points chase: Entering the weekend, Cory Hedgecock of Loudon, Tenn., had 1,302 points to lead Grant Garrison (1,090), Colton Horner (1,008), Marcus Minga (938) and T.J. Brittain (936).
Car count: 34
Fast qualifier: Ronnie Johnson
Time: 15.432 seconds
Polesitter: Kyle Bronson
Heat race winners: Kyle Bronson, Grant Garrison, Travis Pennington, Joseph Joiner
Consolation race winners: Colton Horner, Ruben Mayfield
Provisional starters: T.J. Brittain, Chris Bayhi
Next series race: November 23, Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, MS) $10,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Bronson, Garrison
Row 2: Pennington, Joiner
Row 3: Johnson, Arthur
Row 4: Lucas, Mathews
Row 5: Turvin, Lloyd
Row 6: Minga, Jernigan
Row 7: Whitener, Marsh
Row 8: Pickesimer, Dixon
Row 9: Horner, Mayfield
Row 10: Huss, Henderson
Row 11: Smith, Skinner
Row 12: Brittain, Bayhi

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