Dustin Mitchell zips around County Line Raceway in FUEL action.
What won the race: Dustin Mitchell of Pine Level, N.C., led all 30 laps Saturday at County Line Raceway for his second Fast Unified Engine Late Model Series victory of the season. He earned $3,000 in taking the checkers 1.155 seconds ahead of series points leader Russell Erwin.
Key notes: Mitchell has four career FUEL victories including a July 4 victory at Halifax County Motor Speedway in Brinkleyville, N.C. ... At County Line, polesitter Christian Thomas held the second spot for 10 laps but faded to finish eighth. ... Fifth-place finisher Austin Holcome advanced five positions. ... A red flag appeared on the fifth lap and five drivers retired. ... County Line hosted the FUEL Series for the third time this season. … County Line is still unable to host fans in the grandstand area because of Covid-19 restrictions, but competitors and fans were welcome to bring friends and family to the pit area and park in the infield or trackside. ... The series returns to County Line for a $5,000-to-win season finale on Oct. 16-17.
On the move: Ethan Wilson of Fayetteville, N.C., started 14th and finished sixth.
Winner's sponsors: Mitchell’s C&R Motorsports Barry Wright Race Car is sponsored by TWA Concrete Services, Harry’s Tire & Auto Service, Diversified Concrete Pumping, Team Xtreme Tire & Auto, CarQuest, CDT Performance and The Muffler Place.
Points chase: Entering the event, Russell Erwin (582 points) of Beaverdam, Va., led Robbie Emory (554), Willie Milliken (536), Matthew Bissette (532) and Dustin Mitchell (530).
Current weather: Clear, 66°F
Car count: 25
Fast qualifier: Christian Thomas
Time: 14.434 seconds
Polesitter: Christian Thomas
Next series race: September 12, Halifax County Motor Speedway (Brinkleyville, NC) $2,500