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January 27
East Alabama Motor Speedway,
Phenix City, AL
Sanction: Non-touring Crate (National 100) - $3,000
Information provided by: Robert Holman (last updated January 27, 9:24 pm)
Whitener tops EAMS Crate Late Model field
National 100
  1. Mark Whitener
  2. Jimmy Thomas
  3. Logan Roberson
  4. Ahnna Parkhurst
  5. Rodgerick Dykes
  6. Cody Overton
  7. Chase Walls
  8. Bo Slay
  9. Lance Finn
  10. Blake Smith
  11. Scott Land
  12. Randy Holder
  13. Justin McRee
  14. Forrest Trent
  15. Travis Pennington
  16. Michael Page
  17. Rodney Martin
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Robert Holman/DirtonDirt.com
Mark Whitener heads to victory in Sunday's Crate Late Model feature at East Alabama.
What won the race: Leading all the way from the pole, Mark Whitener of Middleburg, Fla., won Sunday's Crate Late Model feature at East Alabama. Whitener finished ahead of fellow front-row starter Jimmy Thomas and third-starting Logan Roberson. Whitener earned $3,000 for winning the 40-lapper.
Quotable: “I knew I just (had) to hit my marks,” said the race winner. “I knew (Jimmy Thomas) was gonna run me clean.”
Key notes: Crate Late Models joined three other Late Model divisions for the 44th annual National 100 weekend at East Alabama. … The race was originally set for Nov. 10-11 but was rained out.
On the move: Ahnna Parkhurst started 13th and finished fourth.
Winner's sponsors: Whitener’s Barry Wright Race Car is sponsored by United Land Clearing, Racecar Engineering, Jett Concrete, Burkins Chevrolet, Overkill Motorsports, Carter Trucking and Modern Images.
Car count: 18
Fast qualifier: Jimmy Thomas
Time: 15.888 seconds
Polesitter: Mark Whitener
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.
By Robert Holman
DirtonDirt.com weekend editor

PHENIX CITY, Ala. — Leading every lap from the pole, Mark Whitener of Middleburg, Fla., topped Jimmy Thomas of Phenix City, Ala., to win Sunday’s 40-lap Crate Late Model feature at East Alabama Motor Speedway. Whitener finished .868 seconds ahead of the runner-up in winning $3,000.

Logan Roberson of Waynesboro, Va., finished third, while 13th-starting Ahnna Parkhurst of Evans, Ga., finished fourth. Rodgerick Dykes of Smith Station, Ala., completed the top five.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Mark Whitener, Jimmy Thomas
Row 2: Logan Roberson, Forrest Trent
Row 3: Blake Smith, Travis Pennington
Row 4: Rodney Martin, Bo Slay
Row 5: Chase Walls, Cody Overton
Row 6: Bailey Temples, Michael Page
Row 7: Ahnna Parkhurst, Rodgerick Dykes
Row 8: Lance Finn, Justin McRee
Row 9: Scott Land, Randy Holder

Time trial results

Driver (car no.), time
First group
Mark Whitener (5), 16.308
Logan Roberson (17), 16.532
Blake Smith (39), 16.631
Rodney Martin (92), 16.678
Chase Wells (25), 16.783
Bailey Temples (23T), 17.308
Ahnna Parkhurst (23P), 17.341
Scott Land (4), 17.811
Lance Finn (99), 17.406
Second group
Jimmy Thomas (22T), 15.888
Forrest Trent (101), 16.015
Travis Pennington (01), 16.214
Bo Slay (2s), 16.224
Cody Overton (97), 16.286
Michael Page (42), 16.334
Rodgerick Dykes (5R), 16.547
Justin McRee (44M), 16.802
Randy Holder (3), 17.599

Saturday’s schedule

(All times EST)
9 a.m.: Pit gates open
11 a.m.: Grandstands open
11 a.m.: Hot laps
12:30 p.m.: Heats/Time trials
-Qualifying for four Late Model divisions
-Super Late Model heats (10 laps)
-Support division heats

Sunday’s schedule

9 a.m.: Pit gates open
10 a.m.: Grandstands open
Noon: Competition begins
-Hot shot consolations (10 laps)
-602 Late Model feature (30 laps)
-Hobby feature (25 laps)
-NLMSCS feature (40 laps)
-Street stock feature (25 laps)
-Road warrior feature (25 laps)
-Crate Late Model feature (40 laps)
-Hot shot feature (20 laps)
-Mini Stock feature (20 laps)
-Super Late Model feature (50 laps)

Feature lineup

Row 1: Whitener, Thomas
Row 2: Roberson, Trent
Row 3: Smith, Pennington
Row 4: Martin, Slay
Row 5: Walls, Overton
Row 6: Temples, Page
Row 7: Parkhurst, Dykes
Row 8: Finn, McRee
Row 9: Land, Holder

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