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Daily Dirt 10/06/2022 06:15:51

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June 8
Greenville Speedway,
Greenville, MS
Sanction: Crate Racin’ USA (Rumble on the Gumbo) - $2,000
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated June 9, 2:34 pm)
Knowles rolls to Greenville's Gumbo opener
Rumble on the Gumbo
  1. Jake Knowles
  2. Ashton Winger
  3. Cory Hedgecock
  4. Ashley Newman
  5. Oakley Johns
  6. Peter Hazzard
  7. Spencer Hughes
  8. T.J. Brittain
  9. Chad Stapleton
  10. Jamey Boland
  11. Ryan Colby
  12. Austin Horton
  13. Randall Beckwith
  14. Tyler Wood
  15. Andy Picklesimer
  16. Seth Reed
  17. Jeff Wells Jr.
  18. Bryant Marsh
  19. Terry Wilson
  20. Marcus Minga
  21. Mark Tice
  22. Brent Dillon
  23. Austin Burns
  24. Jeff Young
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Tommy Best/Best Photography
Jake Knowles celebrates his last-lap victory in his Greenville debut.
What won the race: Overtaking polesitter race-long leader Ashton Winger on the last lap, fourth-starting Jake Knowles of Rome, Ga., captured the Durrence Layne Late Model Series Rumble on the Gumbo weekend opener for a $2,000 payday on the Crate Late Model tour.
Quotable: "He's a good buddy of mine. I hate to take it away from him like that, but I was eager for a win, too," winner Jake Knowles said of his victory over Ashton Winger. "This is my first time here. It's awesome. They need to put it a little closer to Georgia and it'd be perfect."
Key notes: Knowles is unbeaten in three starts in his new Longhorn Chassis. .... He won on the Crate Late Model series (formerly NeSmith) for the first time. ... Runner-up Ashton Winger, racing for the first time without his father, shock specialist Gary Winger of GW Performance, struggled with right-front damage and said he felt like he gave the race away. ... Series points leader Cory Hedgecock finished third. ... Eleven of 24 starters completed 40 laps. ... Saturday's tour event at Greenville pays $2,500-to-win
On the move: Spencer Hughes of Meridian, Miss., started 10th and finished seventh.
Winner's sponsors: Jake Knowles drives a Longhorn Chassis sponsored by Buster Goss Body Shop, Knowles Race Parts & Bodies, Josh Roberts Trucking, Curbow Logging, Shorty's Motorsports, Martins Wrecker Service, AG Calf Ranch and JW Motorsports.
Points chase: Entering the Greenville weekend, Cory Hedgecock (376) led Ashton Winger (342) and Jake Knowles (318).
Car count: 30
Fast qualifier: Ashton Winger
Time: 15.406 seconds
Consolation race winners: T.J. Brittain, Chad Stapleton
Next series race: June 9, Greenville Speedway (Greenville, MS) $2,500
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Winger, Hedgecock
Row 2: Newman, Knowles
Row 3: Hazzard, O. Johns
Row 4: Reed, Wood
Row 5: Colby, Hughes
Row 6: Brittain, Stapleton
Row 7: Horton, Boland
Row 8: Dillon, Beckwith
Row 9: Burns, Picklesimer
Row 10: Marsh, Wells Jr.
Row 11: Young, Time
Row 12: Minga, Wilson

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