Sanction: Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series (Countdown to the Cup) - $4,000
Information provided by: Series reports (last updated August 17, 3:08 pm)
Lancaster puts Franklin atop Clash win charts
Countdown to the Cup
- Dennis Franklin
- Casey Roberts
- Johnny Pursley
- Ross Bailes
- Luke Roffers
- Ricky Weeks
- Kevin Wilson
- Kennie Compton Jr.
- Anthony Sanders
- Kyle Pierce
- G.R. Smith
- Zack Mitchell
- Kenny Rominger Jr.
- Scott Shirey
- Brent Dixon
- Dustin Mitchell
- Doug Sanders
- Donald Bradsher
- Justin Labonte
- Ben Watkins
- Tim Allen
- Ronnie Hoover
- Jonathan Edwards
Dennis Franklin won the first Countdown to the Cup event.
What won the race: Becoming the tour's winningest driver, polesitter and fast qualifier Dennis "Rambo" Franklin of Gaffney, S.C., earned $4,000 Saturday for a flag-to-flag victory at Lancaster Motor Speedway. Franklin's 36th career victory, and second this week, breaks a tie with 35-race winner Ricky Weeks, who finished sixth.
Key notes: Franklin has four Carolina Clash victories this season. ... Runner-up Casey Roberts challenged Franklin but couldn't find a way past. ... Kennie Compton Jr. slowed with a lap-24 flat tire but came back to finish eighth. ... A red flag appeared on a lap-11 restart when at least eight cars piled up under the flagstand ... Ben Watkins was out before completing a lap when he got hard into the turn-two wall. ... The fast-qualifying Franklin was just five-thousandths quicker than Casey Roberts. ... Lancaster hosted the first event of the six-race Countdown to the Cup Championship Chase, the tour's NASCAR-style finish to the season with a reset in points. ... The series made its 14th stop at the track. ... Ross Bailes won the SECA feature for Crate Late Models.
On the move: Johnny Pursley of Clover, S.C., finished third after starting 11th.
Winner's sponsors: Franklin's Longhorn Chassis is powered by a Clements Automotive Racing Engine is sponsored by Advanced Electronic Services, AES Racing, C&D Properties and M&W Towing.
Points chase: In the reset chase points, Dennis Franklin has 1,039 points to lead Johnny Pursley (1,038) and Kennie Compton Jr. (1,035).
Car count: 27
Fast qualifier: Dennis Franklin
Time: 18.564 seconds
Polesitter: Dennis Franklin
Consolation race winners: G.R. Smith, Johnny Pursley
Provisional starters: Kenny Rominger Jr., Ronnie Hoover
Next series race: August 31, Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, SC) $4,000
Editor's note: Fixes point standings.