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October 4
North Alabama Speedway,
Tuscumbia, AL
Sanction: Crate Racin’ USA (King of Crate 100) - $2,000
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated October 5, 9:36 am)
Knowles captures King of Crate opener
King of Crate 100
  1. Jake Knowles
  2. Wil Herrington
  3. Christian Hanger
  4. Josh Putnam
  5. Tyler Wood
  6. Cruz Skinner
  7. Seth McCormack
  8. Grant Garrison
  9. Mitchell Holloway
  10. Matt Cooper
  11. Jordan Hedger
  12. Oakley Johns
  13. Ben Brocato
  14. Jake Rainey
  15. Mike Henn
  16. Donald Johns
  17. Marcus Minga
  18. T.J. Brittain
  19. Brock Hall
  20. Steve Russell
  21. Grayson Brewer
  22. Riley Hickman
  23. Justin Maxwell
  24. Evan Ellis
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What won the race: Jake Knowles of Rome, Ga., overtook polesitter Tyler Wood on lap 24 and held off 10th-starting Wil Herrington to win Friday’s Durrence Layne Chevrolet Series King of Crate 100 opener at North Alabama Speedway. Knowles earned $2,000 for his fifth DLCS win of the season.
Quotable: “This race track was race friendly tonight, just like it is every time we come here,” Knowles said. “I could run just about anywhere I wanted to and I think we learned some things tonight that will help us (Saturday) night. We’ve got a good string of wins and a second-place thrown in there at this track, which is one of my favorite places to race.”
Key notes: Knowles and Wood exchanged slide jobs on lap 22, but Wood stayed out front at the line. … Knowles took the lead officially on lap 24 as he charged ahead exiting turn four. … The race was slowed by four cautions. … The most serious accident occurred on a lap-39 restart when Brock Hall of Ethridge, Tenn., sailed off the outside of the track in turn one, hitting a pack car and a tree before his race car came to a stop. Hall exited his car under his own power and walked to the ambulance for evaluation. According to series officials, he was released with no injuries. … The third annual King of Crate 100 continues Saturday with a 60-lap, $5,000-to-win feature.
On the move: Josh Putnam of Florence, Ala., started 15th and finished fourth.
Winner's sponsors: Knowles drives a Longhorn Chassis sponsored by Knowles Race Parts & Bodies, Josh Roberts Trucking, Buster Goss Body Shop, Martins Wrecker Service, Curbow Logging, Coosa Heating & Cooling and JW Motorsports.
Points chase: Entering the event, Jake Knowles (1,124 points) of Rome, Ga., led Cruz Skinner (1,070), Wil Herrington (986), Oakley Johns (970) and Tyler Wood (950).
Current weather: Clear, 77°F
Car count: 34
Fast qualifier: Tyler Wood
Time: 14.283 seconds
Polesitter: Tyler Wood
Consolation race winners: Grant Garrison, Wil Herrington
Next series race: October 5, North Alabama Speedway (Tuscumbia, AL) $5,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Wood, Hanger
Row 2: Hollaway, Knowles
Row 3: McCormack, Hall
Row 4: Cooper, Ellis
Row 5: Garrison, Herrington
Row 6: Hedger, Johns
Row 7: Skinner, Brocato
Row 8: Putnam, Brewer
Row 9: Hickman, Brittian
Row 10: Maxwell, Russell
Row 11: Henn, Minga
Row 12: Rainey, Johns
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