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Daily Dirt 02/27/2020 03:08:50

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May 27
Santa Maria Raceway,
Santa Maria, CA
Sanction: Unsanctioned special events (The Nationals) - $3,000
Information provided by: Track reports (last updated May 28, 7:51 am)
Drake picks up Nationals finale at Santa Maria
The Nationals
  1. Steve Drake
  2. Jason Papich
  3. Cody Laney
  4. Tony Toste
  5. Clay Daly
  6. Scott Bartels
  7. Rob Sanders
  8. Chett Reeves
  9. Randy Brown
  10. Andy Obertello
  11. Dennis Souza
  12. Cory McDonald
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Steve Drake gets rolling before his $3,000 victory at Santa Maria.
What won the race: Making his way to the front midway through the 30-lap weekend finale of Santa Maria Raceway’s annual Nationals, Steve Drake of San Luis Obispo, Calif., led the final dozen laps to claim a $3,000 victory. Runner-up Jason Papich finished 1.512 seconds behind with Cody Laney rounding out the podium.
Key notes: Six of the 12 starters completed all 30 laps. ... The race took 25 minutes, 48 seconds to complete and was slowed by four cautions, including a lengthy yellow on lap 15. ... Early race leader Tony Toste slipped to fourth after pacing the first 14 laps. ... Jason Papich piloted a former Dunn-Benson Motorsports ride. ... Santa Maria's traditional Memorial Day weekend doubleheader for Super Late Models included $2,000- and $3,000-to-win events. ... Third-place finisher Cody Laney outran Clay Daly in Saturday's opener.
Winner's sponsors: Drake's Rocket Chassis is sponsored by Drake Farmers Transportation and Golden Hills Auto Center.
Car count: 12
Fast qualifier: Clay Daly
Time: 14.351 seconds
Dash winner: Cody Laney
Heat race winners: Tony Toste, Jason Papich
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.
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