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Daily Dirt 10/07/2022 10:17:23

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March 23
Columbus Speedway,
Columbus, MS
Sanction: Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (Mud Bug Classic) - $2,000
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated March 26, 7:11 pm)
Schlenk's Mississippi invasion pays $2,000
Mud Bug Classic
  1. Rusty Schlenk
  2. Tyler Erb
  3. Michael Arnold
  4. Tanner English
  5. Brian Rickman
  6. Rick Rickman
  7. Chad Thrash
  8. David Breazeale
  9. Clay Fisher
  10. Neil Baggett
  11. Howard Means
  12. Allen Murray
  13. Tommy Surrett
  14. Chris Smith
  15. Chris McElhenney
  16. Billy Franklin
  17. Trey Beene
  18. Shelby Sheedy
  19. Shay Knight
  20. Mark Dodson
  21. Dean Carpenter
  22. Brett White
  23. Jamie Tollison
  24. Tombo Callahan
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What won the race: Midwestern standout Rusty Schlenk of McClure, Ohio, invaded Misssissippi and came away with a $2,000 victory Friday at Columbus Speedway. Schlenk won his first Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series event by two seconds over polesitter Tyler Erb.
Key notes: Schlenk started third in the 30-lap feature. ... Schlenk, who plans to follow the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series in 2018, had 21 victories in four states last season. The Columbus triumph was the first of '18 for the two-time DIRTcar weekly points champion. ... Runner-up Tyler Erb of New Waverly, Texas, fell one spot shy of winning his second straight MSCCS event; he captured the tour opener the previous weekend at Jackson Motor Speedway. ... Seventeen drivers completed 30 laps. ... The race was the first of a weekend doubleheader for the Mississippi tour, which heads to Whynot Motorsports Park on Saturday for a $3,000-to-win show. ... The first 50 kids ages 6-12 will be admitted free at Whynot.
On the move: Clay Fisher of DeWitt, Ark., started 14th and finished ninth.
Winner's sponsors: Schlenk’s C.J. Rayburn Race Car is powered by an ECR Engine and sponsored by Buckeye Concrete Coatings, Dominator Race Products, Allstar Performance and Velocita.
Points chase: Tyler Erb of New Waverly, Texas, leads MSCCS points after two series races.
Car count: 24
Fast qualifier: Tyler Erb
Time: 13.985 seconds
Polesitter: Tyler Erb
Dash winner: Tyler Erb
Consolation race winners: David Breazeale, Tommy Surrett
Provisional starters: Dean Carpenter, Shay Knight
Next series race: March 31, Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, MS) $2,500
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Erb, English
Row 2: Schlenk, Arnold
Row 3: B. Rickman, Baggett
Row 4: Thrash, R. Rickman
Row 5: Breazeale, Surrett
Row 6: Murray, Means
Row 7: Franklin, Fisher
Row 8: Smith, White
Row 9: McElhenney, Beene
Row 10: Tollison, Dodson
Row 11: Carpenter, Knight

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