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September 11
North Alabama Speedway,
Tuscumbia, AL
Sanction: Crate Racin’ USA (King of the Crates) - $2,000
Information provided by: Roby Helm and series reports (last updated September 12, 10:42 am)
Thomas captures North Alabama opener
King of the Crates
  1. Jimmy Thomas
  2. Jeremy Shaw
  3. Josh Putnam
  4. Wil Herrington
  5. Chase Walls
  6. Oakley Gillespie
  7. Bryant Marsh
  8. Corey Dunn
  9. Matt Cooper
  10. Tyler Wood
  11. Cruz Skinner
  12. Oakley Johns
  13. Parker Martin
  14. Jordan Hedger
  15. Cale Finley
  16. Justin Litchford
  17. T.J. Brittain
  18. Billy Flannagan
  19. Shay Knight
  20. Matthew Brocato
  21. Jake Knowles
  22. Ben Brocato
  23. Shane Stephens
  24. Troy Dixon
  25. Jadon Frame
  26. Trynt Lloyd
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Jimmy Thomas waves from victory lane at North Alabama Speedway.
What won the race: Polesitter Jimmy Thomas of Phenix City, Ala., raced to a home-state victory Friday at North Alabama Speedway on the Crate Racin' USA Series. Thomas led flag-to-flag to earn $2,000 in the opening King of the Crates feature.
Quotable: “If you would have asked me earlier tonight if I thought I could win this race, I would have had my doubts, but I have to thank my Dad and my crew for giving me a fast car tonight,” Thomas said. “We might be able to find some more speed out of it for tomorrow night, but we check everything over and put it in the box. It’s good!”
Key notes: Thomas took the checkers 2.549 seconds ahead of runner-up Jeremy Shaw. ... Justin Litchford piloted Christian Hanger's No. 29; Hanger's wife recently delivered a child. ... Eleven drivers complete 40 laps. ... The weekend action was postponed two weeks earlier in anticipation of Hurricane Laura remnants. ... The fourth annual King of the Crates event pays $3,000-to-win Saturday.
On the move: Josh Putnam of Florence, Ala., started 10th and finished third.
Winner's sponsors: Thomas drives a Scorpion Race Car sponsored by BTR, Jenwood, Shorty's Motorsports, Cooper's Lawn Care, Sugar Land and RaceWrapz.
Points chase: Entering the North Alabama weekend, Wil Herrington of Hawkinsville, Ga., had 818 points to lead Cruz Skinner (804) and Corey Dunn (740).
Current weather: Clear, 75°F
Car count: 35
Fast qualifier: Jeremy Shaw
Time: 14.579 seconds
Polesitter: Jimmy Thomas
Dash winner: Cruz Skinner
Heat race winners: Tyler Wood, Oakley Johns
Next series race: September 12, North Alabama Speedway (Tuscumbia, AL) $3,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Thomas, Shaw
Row 2: Herrington, Lloyd
Row 3: Gillespie, Walls
Row 4: Marsh, Skinner
Row 5: Dunn, Putnam
Row 6: Johns, Wood
Row 7: Stephens, Litchford
Row 8: B. Brocato, Hedger
Row 9: Frame, Cooper
Row 10: Finley, Martin
Row 11: Knight, M. Brocato
Row 12: Brittain, Knowles
Row 13: Dixon

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