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Daily Dirt 09/20/2020 17:53:58

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August 30
Fairbury Speedway,
Fairbury, IL
Sanction: Corn Belt Clash Late Model Series - $3,000
Information provided by: Staff and series reports (last updated August 31, 1:32 pm)
Bull rallies, avoids trouble for $3,000 at Fairbury
  1. Scott Bull
  2. Ryan Unzicker
  3. Daren Friedman
  4. Eric Smith
  5. Jason Utter
  6. Spencer Diercks
  7. Mike Spatola
  8. Joe Harlan
  9. Ryan VanderVeen
  10. Jay Morris
  11. Matt Furman
  12. Steve Thorsten
  13. Brandon Sheppard
  14. Bobby Pierce
  15. Daniel Flessner
  16. McKay Wenger
  17. Torin Mettille
  18. Mike Fryer
  19. Don Hilleary
  20. Snooky Dehm
  21. Jason Feger
  22. Brian Shirley
  23. Scott Schmitt
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Jeff Hall
Track champ Scott Bull heads to a hometown victory Saturday.
What won the race: Hometown driver and track points leader Scott Bull took the lead following a lap-33 restart and led the final seven circuits for his first victory on both the Corn Belt Clash Late Model Series and the Sunoco American Late Model Series as contenders Bobby Pierce of Oakwood, Ill., and Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill., found trouble.
Key notes: The race was plagued by four cautions before it completed its second lap. ... Ryan Unzicker led early with Sheppard quickly moving to second ahead of Pierce and Bull. ... Unzicker, Sheppard and Pierce had a multi-groove battle up front. ... A low-running Pierce took command before halfway and began to pull away. ... Sheppard, using a high-side rally, reeled Pierce back in before a yellow flag with seven laps remaining. ... However, Pierce was penalized for jumping the restart on lap 33, lifting Sheppard to the point. On the ensuing restart, Bull raced from third to first when Sheppard slid in front of Pierce in turn four and they made contact. ... Pierce's night ended there and Sheppard slowed on the following restart. ... Bull won his fifth FALS race of 2014. ... Pierce drove a backup car after suffering rear-end damage in an incident with a slower car during hot laps. ... Mike Harrison won the $5,000-to-win event for the Summit American Modified Series.
Winner's sponsors: Bull's Shocker Race Car is sponsored by Aftershock Decals & Design, Chasin' Racin', Champion Fitness, Central Illinois Building, Dyer's Top Rods, Honegger Insulation, United Soils, Inc., I.F.A.R.M., Lost In Time, Petersen Chevrolet, PDK Tree & Lawn Service, Pontiac RV, Randall's Liquors, N Williams NationaLease and 36 Long Farms.
Points chase: Chad Simpson of Mount Vernon, Iowa, has clinched the Corn Belt Clash championship and didn't enter; Bobby Pierce leads ALMS West standings.
Car count: 24
Fast qualifier: Bobby Pierce
Time: 12.402 seconds
Polesitter: Daniel Flessner
Heat race winners: Daniel Flessner, Ryan Unzicker, Brandon Sheppard
Next series race: August 31, Vermilion County Speedway (Danville, IL) $3,000
Editor's note: Updates finishing order and sponsors, fixes winner's chassis brand.
 
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