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November 3
East Alabama Motor Speedway,
Phenix City, AL
Sanction: Non-touring Crate - $5,000
Information provided by: Robert Holman (last updated November 3, 8:12 pm)
Whitener tops McCarter for EAMS Crate win
  1. Mark Whitener
  2. Pierce McCarter
  3. Ricky Culpepper
  4. Blake Smith
  5. Austin Horton
  6. Tod Darda
  7. Pearson Lee Williams
  8. Parker Martin
  9. John Baker
  10. Rodney Martin
  11. Ty Ellis
  12. Jonah Bozeman
  13. Rodney Bruce
  14. Clay Fancher
  15. Ben Faircloth
  16. Jake Traylor
  17. Travis Pennington
  18. Dustin Newell
  19. Kyle Courtney
  20. Tyler Turvin
  21. Cody Pritchett
  22. Lance Finn
  23. Charlie Applewhite
  24. Scott Land
  25. Jimmy Sharpe Jr.
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Robert Holman/DirtonDirt.com
Mark Whitener heads to a $5,000 victory Sunday at East Alabama.
What won the race: Leading all the way in a race slowed by eight cautions, Mark Whitener of Middleburg, Fla., won Sunday’s feature for 604 Crate Late Models. Whitener finished 1.328 seconds ahead of Pierce McCarter in collecting a $5,000 payday.
Key notes: After the first 14 laps went caution free, eight yellows slowed the pace the rest of the way. ... Whitener pulled away on each restart. ... Crate Late Models joined three other Late Model divisions for the 45th annual National 100 weekend at East Alabama. … Drivers qualified on Saturday, with the 50-lap, $5,000-to-win main event on Sunday. … Super Late Models chasing a $15,000-to-win purse headline the weekend card.
On the move: Georgian Pearson Lee Williams started 24th and finished seventh.
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.
Current weather: Sunny, 65°F
Car count: 25
Fast qualifier: Ricky Culpepper
Time: 16.648 seconds
Polesitter: Ricky Culpepper
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.
By Robert Holman
DirtonDirt.com weekend editor

PHENIX CITY, Ala. (Nov. 3) — Backing up his victory in September’s Alabama State Championship, second-starting Mark Whitener of Middleburg, Fla., won Sunday’s feature for 604 Crate Late Models on the undercard of the 45th annual National 100 for a $5,000 payday.

Whitener led all 50 laps in a race slowed by eight cautions, the last of which waved with six laps remaining. He pulled away on the restart to win by 1.328 seconds ahead of third-starting Pierce McCarter of Knoxville, Tenn.

Polesitter Ricky Culpepper of Hamilton, Ga., finished third, while Blake Smith of Dublin, Ga., started and finished fourth. Austin Horton of Newnan, Ga., improved five spots to complete the top five.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Ricky Culpepper, Mark Whitener
Row 2: Pierce McCarter, Blake Smith
Row 3: Parker Martin, Jake Traylor
Row 4: Tod Darda, Rodney Martin
Row 5: Tyler Turvin, Austin Horton
Row 6: John Baker, Ben Faircloth
Row 7: Travis Pennington, Lance Finn
Row 8: Rodney Bruce, Ty Ellis
Row 9: Scott Land, Jonah Bozeman
Row 10: Kyle Courtney, Cody Pritchett
Row 11: Charlie Applewhite, Clay Fancher
Row 12: Dustin Newell, Pearson Lee Williams
Row 13: Jimmy Sharpe Jr.

Time trial results

Driver (car no.), time
Ricky Culpepper (110), 16.648
Mark Whitener (5), 16.717
Pierce McCarter (51), 16.907
Blake Smith (39), 16.992
Parker Martin (6m), 17.058
Jake Traylor (42), 17.066
Tod Darda (91), 17.077
Rodney Martin (92), 17.110
Tyler Turvin (02T), 17.112
Austin Horton (01), 17.252
John Baker (14B), 17.290
Ben Faircloth (27), 17.344
Travis Pennington (01P), 17.348
Lance Finn (99F), 17.367
Rodney Bruce (12), 17.403
Ty Ellis (1E), 17.436
Scott Land (4s), 17.464
Jonah Bozeman (22), 17.473
Kyle Courtney (144), 17.615
Cody Pritchett (15), 17.629
Charlie Applewhite (X), 17.802
Clay Fancher (89), 18.540
Dustin Newell (93), 18.697
Pearson Lee Williams (121), 21.299

Feature lineup

Row 1: Culpepper, Whitener
Row 2: McCarter, B. Smith
Row 3: P. Martin, Traylor
Row 4: Darda, R. Martin
Row 5: Turvin, Horton
Row 6: Baker, Faircloth
Row 7: Pennington, Finn
Row 8: Bruce, Ellis
Row 9: Land, Bozeman
Row 10: Courtney, Pritchett
Row 11: Applewhite, Fancher
Row 12: Newell, Williams
Row 13: Sharpe Jr.

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