What won the race: Leading all 75 laps from the pole, Brian Rickman of Columbus, Miss., won Saturday’s Gumbo Nationals finale at Greenville Speedway. Rickman earned $8,000 for his first Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series victory in almost a year. Chad Thrash rallied from 12th to second, finishing 1.961 seconds back.
Quotable: “In the heat race we was really good (on the bottom) and there was just still a lot of brown down here and I knew nobody else was gonna … I knew they was probably a few trying (different grooves) but (the bottom) was working for me and I was gonna get off the bottom unless somebody passed me or something like that. We was good."
Key notes: Brian Rickman now has nine career MSCCS victories, tied for eighth on the tour’s all-time win list with David Ashley of Zachary, La. … His last series win came Sept. 15, 2018 at Greenville. … It was Rickman’s second career Gumbo Nationals triumph. … Runner-up Chad Thrash of Meridian, Miss., pitted to change a flat tire. … An electrical problem with the track’s scoring system delayed the program several hours. … Greenville hosted the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series for the 13th annual Gumbo Nationals, which included two separate programs, a $4,000-to-win race won by Eric Cooley of Fulton, Miss. on Friday and Saturday's finale. … Series leader Chad Thrash of Meridian, Miss., has a series-best five MSCCS wins this season.
On the move: Runner-up Chad Thrash of Meridian, Miss., started 12th.
Winner's sponsors: Rickman’s Rocket Chassis has a Jay Dickens Racing Engine and is sponsored by Advanced Logistics, 1250 Package Store, Rickman Brothers Trucking, Cooper’s Country Meat Packers, McKleroy Motorports, Hwy. 19 North Speedshop and Honey, Inc.
Points chase: Chad Thrash of Meridian, Miss., has secured the 2019 series championship.
Current weather: Clear, 84°F
Car count: 26
Polesitter: Brian Rickman
Consolation race winners: Eric Cooley