Sanction: Ultimate Southeast Series - $4,000
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated July 11, 12:02 pm)
Brown gets first Ultimate victory at Lancaster
- Michael Brown
- Benji Hicks
- Cla Knight
- Adam Yarbrough
- Jeff Smith
- Ross Bailes
- Bryson Harper
- Anthony Sanders
- Zack Mitchell
- Nick Schlager
- Johnny Pursley
- Mike Huey
- Doug Sanders
- Brian Ledbetter
- Ben Watkins
Michael Brown in victory lane at Lancaster Motor Speedway.
What won the race: Holding off Benji Hicks after a caution with three laps remaining, second-starting Michael Brown raced to the hometown victory in Saturday’s Ultimate Southeast Series sanctioned event at Lancaster Speedway. He claimed $4,000 for his first career series triumph.
Quotable: “I felt like my fans deserved to see me run well," Brown said, "and I know I wanted to run well, so I said to heck with it, we’re going to bring back the steering wheel or the checkered."
Key notes: Brown led flag-to-flag in the 40-lapper after polesitter Ben Watkins tagged the turn-four wall on the opening lap. … Third-running Ross Bailes of Clover, S.C., fell back to sixth after suffering a flat tire coming out of turn four on the final circuit. … The feature was slowed by three cautions.
On the move: Adam Yarbrough of Denver, N.C., started 10th and finished fourth.
Winner's sponsors: Brown's Rocket Chassis is powered by a Clements Racing Engine and sponsored by Black Crest Farms, Crescent Moon Forestry Services, J.R.'s Bar, Mike's Transmission, Live Oak Aesthetic and Family Dentistry, Piggly Wiggly, Mac's Place Spirits, Hoosier Race Tires, McLeod Racing and S&S Graphix.
Points chase: Knight leads the series standings heading into Saturday’s race with 274 points. Anthony Sanders is second with 266 points and Jeff Smith is third with 265.
Current weather: Clear, 84°F
Car count: 16
Fast qualifier: Ben Watkins
Time: 19.346 seconds
Polesitter: Ben Watkins
Next series race: July 31, Sumter Speedway (Sumter, SC) $5,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.