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Daily Dirt 12/05/2021 17:25:24

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March 27
Fayetteville Motor Speedway,
Fayetteville, NC
Sanction: Fast Unified Engine Late Model Series - $3,000
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated March 28, 2:56 pm)
Thomas cruises in FUEL opener at Fayetteville
  1. Christian Thomas
  2. Shaun Harrell
  3. Michael Batten
  4. Dustin Mitchell
  5. Willie Milliken
  6. Michael Rouse
  7. Skeeter Liles
  8. Robbie Emory
  9. Spencer Liggon
  10. Clint Hodges
  11. Roger Lucas
  12. Cody Wright
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Christian Thomas won March 27’s FUEL opener at Fayetteville.
What won the race: Leading flag-to-flag, fast qualifier and polesitter Christian Thomas of Wake Forest, N.C., cruised to the $3,000 Fast Unified Engine Late Model Series victory in the opener on Saturday night at Fayetteville Motor Speedway. He finished 0.653 seconds ahead of runner-up Shaun Harrell to claim his fourth series win.
Key notes: Thomas recorded his second win of the weekend after capturing $1,500 Friday at Fayetteville. ... Three of his four career FUEL series wins have come at 4/10-mile oval. ... The Fast Unified Engine Late Model Series kicked off its eighth season on Saturday at Fayetteville Motor Speedway. ... Dean Bowen, Joe Radford and Matthew Bissette didn’t start the feature.
On the move: Spencer Liggon of Lexington, N.C., started 12th and finished ninth.
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: Defending series champion Russell Erwin of Beaverdam, Va., kicked off his title defense after scoring two wins and 11 top-five finishes in 12 series races in 2020.
Current weather: Overcast Mist, 64°F
Car count: 15
Fast qualifier: Christian Thomas
Time: 15.222 seconds
Next series race: May 29, Fayetteville Motor Speedway (Fayetteville, NC) $2,000
Editor's note: Fixes car count to 15 sted 12; adds drivers who did not start.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Thomas, Harrell
Row 2: Milliken, Batten
Row 3: Mitchell, Emory
Row 4: Liles, Rouse
Row 5: Hodges, Wright
Row 6: Lucas, Liggon
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