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Daily Dirt 02/21/2020 16:59:31

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October 5
Greenville Speedway,
Greenville, MS
Sanction: Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (Gumbo Nationals) - $4,000
Information provided by: Series reports (last updated October 7, 10:09 pm)
Erb rallies to win Gumbo Nationals opener
Gumbo Nationals
  1. Tyler Erb
  2. Brian Rickman
  3. B.J. Robinson
  4. Dane Dacus
  5. Eric Cooley
  6. Chad Thrash
  7. Josh Putnam
  8. Hunter Rasdon
  9. Timothy Culp
  10. Robbie Stuart
  11. Tommy Surrett
  12. Jonathan Rowan
  13. Kyle Strickler
  14. Neil Baggett
  15. Rick Rickman
  16. Shane Stephens
  17. Seth Reed
  18. Trey Beene
  19. Chandler Petty
  20. Jon Mitchell
  21. Kyle Beard
  22. Mike Palasini Jr.
  23. Shay Knight
  24. Nathan Brown
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Tommy Best/Best Photography
Tyler Erb takes the checkered flag at Greenville.
What won the race: Continuing his prowess at Greenville Speedway, Tyler Erb of New Waverly, Texas, rallied from 14th to win Friday’s 30-lap Gumbo Nationals opener. The 2016 Gumbo Nationals winner finished 2.24 seconds head of second-starting Brian Rickman to earn $4,000. Polesitter B.J. Robinson finished third.
Key notes: Tyler Erb won his third consecutive race after sweeping World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model features at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio, last weekend. … Along with his 2016 Gumbo Nationals win, Erb finished second in 2017 and fourth in ’14. … Eric Cooley of Fulton, Miss., rallied from 20th to finish fifth. … 17th-starting Dane Dacus of Lakeland, Tenn., finished fourth after winning a consolation race. … 2014-’15 Gumbo Nationals winner Timothy Culp of Prattsville, Ark., finished ninth after starting 16th. … North Carolina native Kyle Strickler, a modified standout, drove a Double L Motorsports-backed Longhorn for Lance Landers. He finished 13th. … Seventeen of the 24 starters completed all 30 laps. … Hosting the 12th annual Gumbo Nationals, Greenville Speedway split the event into two separate events, with Friday’s 30-lap opener paying $4,000 to win and Saturday’s 70-lap finale paying $8,000 to win. … Ryan Colby was the fast qualifier for the Crate Late Model show on the undercard. Cruz Skinner, Justin McRee and Ashley Newman won heats for the $3,000-to-win event, with the feature to be contested Saturday.
On the move: Both race winner Tyler Erb (14th to first) and Dane Dacus (17th to fourth) improved 13 positions.
Winner's sponsors: Erb’s Rocket Chassis is powered by a Clements Racing Engine and sponsored by New Point Lighting and Design, Roberts Bee Company and Franklin Enterprises.
Points chase: After Greenville Friday, Chad Thrash (2,415) of Meridian, Miss., leads Neil Baggett (2,380), Brian Rickman (2,335), Rick Rickman (2,300) and Shay Knight (1,640).
Car count: 36
Fast qualifier: B.J. Robinson
Time: 14.447 seconds
Polesitter: B.J. Robinson
Heat race winners: Hunter Rasdon, Kyle Beard, Brian Rickman, B.J. Robinson
Consolation race winners: Dane Dacus, Jon Mitchell
Provisional starters: Rick Rickman, Shay Knight
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Robinson, B. Rickman
Row 2: Beard, Rasdon
Row 3: Stuart, Showah
Row 4: Thrash, Baggett
Row 5: Rowan, Surrett
Row 6: Putnam, Strickler
Row 7: Stephens, Erb
Row 8: Reed, Culp
Row 9: Dacus, Mitchell
Row 10: Beene, Cooley
Row 11: Brown, Petty
Row 12: R. Rickman, Knight

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