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Daily Dirt 03/25/2023 19:02:03

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August 22
Paducah International Raceway,
Paducah, KY
Sanction: MARS DIRTcar Series West (Chris Smith Memorial USA World 50) - $5,000
Information provided by: Various reports (last updated August 23, 6:22 pm)
Threepeating Feger nabs $5,000 win at Paducah
Chris Smith Memorial USA World 50
  1. Jason Feger
  2. Tanner English
  3. Billy Moyer
  4. Tony Jackson Jr.
  5. Brandon Sheppard
  6. Justin Asplin
  7. Brian Shirley
  8. Chris Shelton
  9. Jeff Roth
  10. Leroy Johnson
  11. Jon Driskill
  12. Kevin Cole
  13. Ryan Gustin
  14. Lee Thomason
  15. Randy Sellars
  16. Terry English
  17. Jason Riggs
  18. Charles LaPlant
  19. Credence Mott
  20. Austin Rettig
presented by
Ron Mitchell
Jason Feger gets rolling before his third USA World 50 triumph.
What won the race: Leading the last half of the race, Jason Feger of Bloomington, Ill., captured his third straight World 50 at Paducah International Raceway on the MARS DIRTcar Series. Feger, who retained his fourth starting position after first-lap flat tire, took over when Paducah first-timer Ryan Gustin broke on lap 27. Polesitter Brian Shirley of Chatham, Ill., led the first seven laps and ended up seventh.
Key notes: Feger has seven career MARS victories ... Brandon Sheppard slowed for a lap-43 yellow. ... Jason Riggs spun out of fifth on the 13th lap. ... Lee Thomason spun for a lap-six yellow and again on lap 17. ... Feger got a flat tire in a scramble on the first lap; he got his spot back. ... Rodney Melvin scratched from the feature lineup. ... No polesitter won a heat race. ... PIR hosted the first race of a MARS weekend doubleheader. ... The series is made 12th trip to the western Kentucky oval. ... The Chris Smith Memorial is typically held during the UMP DIRTcar Summernationals, but it was merged with the USA World 50 because of a rainout. ... Besides the 21 Late Models, nine Crate Late Models and seven modifieds were also in action.
On the move: Billy Moyer started ninth and finished third; Jeff Roth started 20th and finished ninth.
Winner's sponsors: Feger's Hustler Race Car is powered by a Rhyne Engine and sponsored by Allstar Performance, Cheap Cars, Griffin Sign Shop, Pro Tire, Champion Spark Plugs, Renegade Fuels, Titan Steel and Wehrs Machine and Racing Products.
Points chase: Entering the race, reigning MARS champ Tony Jackson Jr. had 1,092 points to lead Justin Asplin (1,025).
Car count: 21
Fast qualifier: Jason Feger
Time: 15.650 seconds
Polesitter: Brian Shirley
Heat race winners: Brian Shirley, Ryan Gustin, Jason Riggs
Next series race: August 23, Federated Raceway at I-55 (Pevely, MO) $5,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.
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