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Daily Dirt 12/11/2023 12:54:09

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July 25
Fayetteville Motor Speedway,
Fayetteville, NC
Sanction: Fast Unified Engine Late Model Series - $3,000
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated July 26, 11:27 am)
Thomas tops FUEL foes at Fayetteville
  1. Christian Thomas
  2. Dean Bowen
  3. Shaun Harrell
  4. Ethan Wilson
  5. Cody Wright
  6. Brad Rigdon
  7. Joe Radford
  8. Russell Erwin
  9. Robbie Emory
  10. Michael Batten
  11. Matthew Bissette
  12. Timmy Blackwell
  13. Brian Strickland
  14. Harrison Hall
  15. Michael Rouse
  16. Skeeter Liles
  17. Michael Marlowe
  18. Roger Lucas
  19. Willie Milliken
  20. Woody Cromartie
  21. Bryson Harper
  22. Dustin Mitchell
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Christian Thomas heads to victory at Fayetteville.
What won the race: Second-starting Christian Thomas of Wake Forest, N.C., captured Saturday's Fast Unified Engine Late Model Series victory at Fayetteville Motor Speedway, earning $3,000.
Key notes: Thomas earned his second career series victory in outrunning Dean Bowen, who advanced from the 11th starting spot to finish second. ... Fast qualifier and polesitter Michael Batten was 10th at the finish. ... Series points leader Russell Erwin had finished no worse than second in the four previous tour events this season, but he was ninth in Saturday's rundown. ... Dustin Mitchell was Erwin's closest challenge in the title chase entering the night, but he made an early exit from the feature and finished 22nd. ... The Fast Unified Engine Late Model Series made its first appearance of the season at Fayetteville Motor Speedway. … The series was idle due to coronavirus restriction through early June and a June 20 event at Fayetteville was rained out. The track is scheduled to host the series again on Aug. 22.
On the move: Cody Wright started 18th and finished fifth.
Winner's sponsors: Thomas drives a Rocket Chassis powered by a Battenbilt engine with sponsorship from Sewell Logging, J.S. Sewell Hauling and Bobby Taylor Oil Company.
Points chase: Entering the event, Russell Erwin of Beaverdam, Va., led Dustin Mitchell by two points after four events.
Current weather: Clear, 79°F
Car count: 22
Fast qualifier: Michael Batten
Time: 14.822 seconds
Polesitter: Michael Batten
Heat race winners: Michael Batten, Christian Thomas
Next series race: August 1, Friendship Motor Speedway (Elkin, NC) $0
Editor's note: Corrects Erwin's hometown.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Batten, Thomas
Row 2: Emory, Rouse
Row 3: Erwin, Harper
Row 4: Mitchell, Harrell
Row 5: Blackwell, Bissette
Row 6: Bowen, Wilson
Row 7: Hall, Marlowe
Row 8: Lucas, Strickland
Row 9: Rigdon, Wright
Row 10: Milliken, Radford
Row 11: Lyles, Cromartie
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