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Daily Dirt 09/27/2022 06:56:50

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March 17
Volusia Speedway Park,
Barberville, FL
Sanction: Florida Late Model Challenge Series
Information provided by: Track and series reports (last updated March 28, 11:53 am)
Gainey captures Florida Challenge opener
  1. Nevin Gainey
  2. Shan Smith
  3. Adam Bennett
  4. Brian Smith
  5. John Bledsoe
  6. Sonny Thompson
  7. Johnny Allen
  8. Jamie Dayhaw
  9. Shane Williams
  10. Bug Rose
  11. Donald Sniff
  12. Hamp Conley
  13. Justin Merry
  14. Lisa O'Connor
  15. Terry Bronson
  16. Jesse Foster
  17. Michael Whipple
  18. Trever Taylor
  19. Caleb McGillivray
  20. Richard Ferry
  21. Rodger Thomas
  22. Chuck Jackson
  23. Donnie Offertory
  24. Mark Evans
  25. Candie Kuhn
  26. Noah Cornman
  27. Mark Steube
  28. Jason Pope
  29. Mikey Kopka
  30. Riley Cason
  31. David Whitener
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Nevin Gainey won the Florida Late Model Challenge Series opener.
What won the race: Nevin Gainey of Fort White, Fla., captured the season opener on the Florida Late Model Challenge Series at Volusia Speedway Park.
Key notes: Gainey notched his first series victory. ... David Whitener crossed the line second but was dropped to last in the rundown because he weighed in 15 pounds light after the race. ... Whitener was also placed on probation for rough driving. ... Mikey Kopka and Chuck Jackson were placed on probation by the series for climbing from their cars during a caution period. ... The second-year series has announced a $10,000 points fund with $5,000 going to the champion. ... As part of opening night festivities for Volusia 50th season, legendary driver Buzzie Reutimann wheeled his No. 00 modified around the half-mile track.
Winner's sponsors: Gainey's Kryptonite Race Car is sponsored by Gainey EGR Cooler, Wildcat Performance Engines, Ledlow and Associates, B4 Signs & Advertising, and Martin Motorsports Racing Shocks.
Points chase: Nevin Gainey jumped into the points lead with a victory in the opener.
Car count: 34
Next series race: April 7, All-Tech Raceway (Ellisville, FL)
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.
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