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Daily Dirt 12/05/2021 17:45:28

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May 15
Friendship Motor Speedway,
Elkin, NC
Sanction: Fast Unified Engine Late Model Series - $3,000
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated May 16, 6:23 pm)
Thomas powers to second FUEL win of 2021
  1. Christian Thomas
  2. Shaun Harrell
  3. Banjo Duke
  4. Michael Batten
  5. Willie Milliken
  6. Michael Rouse
  7. Taylor Puckett
  8. Tommy Jones
  9. Jordan Koehler
  10. Clint Hodges
  11. Chub Gunter
  12. Jeff Johnson
  13. Carter Fischlein
  14. Jeremiah Johnson
  15. Skeeter Liles
presented by
Kevin Ritchie
Christian Thomas celebrates at Friendship Motor Speedway.
What won the race: Christian Thomas of Wake Forest, N.C., notched his fifth career Fast Unified Engine Late Model Series victory Saturday, winning $3,000 in a 40-lapper at Friendship Motor Speedway. Thomas finished a comfortable 4.882 seconds ahead of fifth-starting Shaun Harrell and Banjo Duke in the caution-free event.
Key notes: Thomas scored his second series victory of 2021. He also won the tour’s season opener at Fayetteville (N.C.) Motor Speedway on March 27. … Thomas's fifth career series win moved him into a six-way tie for third on the tour’s all-time win list. ... Six cars finished on the lead lap. ... Saturday’s race was originally scheduled for May 8 but was pushed back a week by rain.
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: Before Friendship, Shaun Harrell (198 points) led Michael Batten (188) and Robbie Emory (182) in the series points standings.
Current weather: Scattered Clouds, 50°F
Car count: 16
Fast qualifier: Shaun Harrell
Time: 15.648 seconds
Polesitter: Christian Thomas
Next series race: May 29, Fayetteville Motor Speedway (Fayetteville, NC) $0
Editor's note: Corrects Thomas as polesitter.
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