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July 12
I-77 Speedway,
Ripley, WV
Sanction: Fastrak Racing Series (UBB 29 Miner’s Memorial) - $3,000
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated July 13, 1:24 pm)
Carpenter rallies to win thriller at I-77
UBB 29 Miner’s Memorial
  1. Freddie Carpenter
  2. Logan Roberson
  3. Nick Schlager
  4. Benji Hicks
  5. Henry Hornsby III
  6. Kyle Thomas
  7. Dillon Brown
  8. A.J. Spagnuolo
  9. Matt Long
  10. Michael Bland
  11. Brandon Weigle
  12. Trey Watson
  13. T.J. Salango
  14. Troy Frazier
  15. Rick Solari
  16. Kenny Rucker
  17. Shane Greco
  18. Joseph Zupanick
  19. Eddie Hambrick
  20. Carson Ferguson
  21. Ted Johnson Jr.
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Jeff Hurst
Freddie Carpenter takes the checkered flag Friday at I-77.
What won the race: Rallying from 13th, Freddie Carpenter of Parkersburg, W. VA., topped Logan Roberson and Nick Schlager to win Friday night’s Fastrak Racing Series-sanctioned UBB 29 Miner’s Memorial at I-77 Speedway. He pocketed $3,000.
Key notes: The win comes a week after Carpenter tied the knot, marrying fiance Jima Galbreath in an outdoor ceremony in Parkersburg, W.Va. ... The ninth annual UBB 29 Miner’s Memorial shifted from Princeton (W.Va.) Speedway to I-77 Speedway for the first time. … It was the first race of the tour’s West Virginia weekend doubleheader. … The race honored the 29 miners who passed away in the Upper Big Branch Mine disaster in Raleigh County, W.Va., on April 5, 2010. … Two-time event winner Benji Hicks of Mount Airy, N.C., finished fourth. … Carson Ferguson of Charlotte, N.C., and Michael Brown of Pageland, S.C., have won three Fastrak Series events each this season. … Carpenter visited victory lane in the Super Late Models ranks on Friday as well.
On the move: Carpenter started 13th and drove to victory, while Nick Schlager of Royston, Ga., started 15th and finished third.
Winner's sponsors: Carpenter's Kenneth Howell-owned Kryptonite Race Car is sponsored by Kenny's Steam Cleaning, Howell's Recycling, 21 Motorsports and Jennylynn's Photography.
Points chase: Heading into the weekend, Carson Ferguson (237 points) of Charlotte, N.C., led Nick Schlager (209), Michael Brown (139), Tim Vance (131) and Justin Hudspeth (130).
Current weather: Clear, 73°F
Car count: 21
Fast qualifier: Dylan Brown
Time: 14.306 seconds
Polesitter: Benji Hicks
Dash winner: Benji Hicks
Heat race winners: Matt Long, Logan Roberson
Next series race: July 13, Tyler County Speedway (Middlebourne, WV) $7,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Hicks, Brown
Row 2: Ferguson, Hornsby
Row 3: Thomas, Spagnuolo
Row 4: Long, Roberson
Row 5: Hambrick, Blant
Row 6: Greco, Frazier
Row 7: Carpenter, Watson
Row 8: Schlager, Wigal
Row 9: Zupanick, Rucker
Row 10: Solari, Salango
Row 11: Johnson
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