Halifax County Motor Speedway,
Sanction: I-95 Late Model Challenge (Firecracker I-95 Showdown) - $7,500
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Bissette earns $7,500 for first I-95 Challenge win
Firecracker I-95 Showdown
- Matthew Bissette
- Willie Milliken
- Michael Rouse
- Michael Batten
- Shaun Sewell
- Ethan Wilson
- Dustin Mitchell
- John Eller
- J.P. Cascell
- Mason Price
- Danny Hudson
- Brad Rigdon
- Buddy Isles Jr.
- Russell Erwin
- John Staton
- Damon Kotke
- Cody Wright
- Shaun Harrell
- Steve Banal
- Jake Rithmeier
Matthew Bissette earned $7,500 for his first I-95 Challenge victory.
What won the race: Matthew Bissette of Middlesex, N.C., earned a career-high $7,500 with Saturday's I-95 Challenge Series victory at Halifax County Motor Speedway. Bissette notched his first series victory.
Key notes: A turn-two pileup hampered the first start; the wreck included at least eight cars. ... Halifax County Motor Speedway is the former Clary’s Motor Speedway. ... Michael Batten of Rocky Mount, N.C., won Friday's preliminary feature. … Drivers qualify locked in 16 cars on Friday, with a dash for the top six qualifiers used to set the lineup for the first three rows of Saturday’s feature. ... The race was originally slated for $5,000-to-win, but additional sponsorship monies boosted the winner’s share to $7,500. … The I-95 Late Model Challenge Series visits Halifax for the 16th time in series history and the second of three races this season.
Winner's sponsors: Bissette's Longhorn Chassis sponsored by TRC Trucking, Bissette Farms, Stallings Bros. and Gator Wood.
Points chase: Entering the event, Michael Batten (72 points) of Rocky Mount, N.C., led Ethan Wilson (68), Shaun Harrell (64), Shaun Sewell (61) and Michael Rouse (60) in I-95 Challenge points.
Car count: 21
Fast qualifier: Matthew Bissette
Time: 14.833 seconds
Heat race winners: Michael Batten
Next series race: August 17, Halifax County Motor Speedway (Brinkleyville, NC) $2,500
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.